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Carm Mifsud Bonnici resigns following a no confidence vote

Earlier this evening the Home Affairs and Local Government Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici resigned after Parliament passed a motion of no confidence presented by the Labour Party. The Government backbencher Franco Debono voted with the Opposition. The Labour Party leader, Joseph Muscat called on Minister Mifsud Bonnici to resign following the result of the vote. [...]
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600 people participate in ‘Health First’ event in Victoria

Approximately 600 people participated in a ‘Health First’ event organised recently at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, by the Health Awareness Committee within the Gozo General Hospital. The event was held as part of the activities related to Lejlet Lapsi Notte Gozitana 2012. Those who attended were able to take advantage of the various [...]
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Portulan Atlas donated to the Malta Maritime Museum

Atlas Insurance has presented funds to Heritage Malta’s Malta Maritime Museum to acquire an 18th century Portulan. This Portulan atlas is now the second artefact of its kind found within the National Collection. The Malta Maritime Museum hosted a number of Atlas Insurance employees that toured the museum led by its Curator Liam Gauci. The [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Gozo, on Friday, the 1st of June, between the hours of 8.30am to 3.30pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ MARSALFORN.
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‘Lwien ir-Rebbiegha’ festivities in Zebbug this Saturday

For the fourth consecutive year, the Zebbug Local Council is organising the popular annual event ‘Lwien ir-Rebbiegha’ and it will be held this coming Saturday, the 2nd of June. Banda Santa Marija of Zebbug will perform festive band marches from 8.00pm onwards, making their way around the main streets of the village. The main events [...]
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New EU mobile roaming and data services adopted today

The Council of the European Union today adopted a regulation on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the EU. The objective is to establish a common approach to ensure that roaming users do not pay excessive prices for Union-wide roaming services when travelling within the Union. The regulation will be published in the EU [...]
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April’s industrial producer price index went down by 1.2%

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index in April went down by 1.2 per cent when compared to the previous month. In April, the producer price index for total industry went down by 1.2 per cent, resulting from a decrease of 2.3 per cent in intermediate goods. However, consumer goods edged up by [...]
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“Half-baked incentives for old building rehabilitation” – AD

Michael Briguglio, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, Chairperson said, “Governments introduction of fiscal incentives for the rehabilitation of old buildings is at best half baked. It only covers schedule 1 and 2 properties and excludes other properties in Urban Conservation Area. AD therefore demands a revision of this policy, and also reiterates its call [...]
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MaltaPost rolls out its historical mobile post office

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians can shortly expect to see a bright new addition grace Malta’s roads – MaltaPost’s beautifully-converted 1965 Scammell Tractor will begin its new life as a vintage mobile post office, today, Wednesday, the 30th of May. Following on from 24 months of dedicated restoration works, this vehicle is now in tip-top condition [...]
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