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Donation presented to Arka raised at London charity auction

On Wednesday morning, Mrs Tina Rapinet, a member of the Malta Charities Association of London, presented a donation of €5000 to Rev Fr. Emmanuel Curmi founder of the Arka Respite Centre in Ghajnsielem. These funds for local charities were raised during the Gala Dinner held last November 2011 at ‘The Landmark’ in London. The Gozitan [...]
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Planning application approved for ‘House of Four Winds’

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board earlier today approved a planning application for the redevelopment of a sensitive two storey office building to accomodate the Bank of Valletta Chairman’s Office at St Michael’s Bastion which is located at the northern end of the Valletta fortifications, adjacent to Hastings Garden. The development will consist [...]
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Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee celebration at the Citadel

Both Gozitans and British ex-pats will be celebrating the unique occasion of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee this weekend. The British Residents Associaton in conjunction with the Cultural Department of the Gozo Minister are organising a screening of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, direct from London by satellite, which will be followed by a [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem on Saturday and Sunday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd of June, between the hours of 8.30am to 11.30am. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Saturday: TRIQ IL- MERKANTI, TRIQ L- IMGARR, TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.1, TRIQ L- [...]
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Alcohol use in teenagers higher than EU average – Survey

The International Report on the 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) has been launched by Sedqa, the National Agency against Drug, Alcohol Abuse and Compulsive Gambling. The ESPAD provides a reliable overview of trends and a comprehensive picture of licit and illicit drug use among European adolescents through comparable data [...]
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Training for Nature Trust Wildlife Rescue Team volunteers

Adults and children who recently happened to be in St Thomas Bay were surprised to see a ‘dolphin’ being carried in the back of a jeep during a training session for rescue volunteers. The life-like specimen was a rubber dolphin used for training purposes by those who tend to stranded dolphins. The volunteers form part [...]
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MEPA to decide on Lidl supermarket for Xewkija on Friday

Update: The environment groups Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), Friends of the Earth Malta, Gozo University Group, Malta Organic Agriculture Movement, Nature Trust Malta and Ramblers’ Association of Malta said in a statement today that they would like to highlight the fact that the application to construct a Lidl supermarket on unbuilt fields in the [...]
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Lecture on ‘The History of Jewellery in the Maltese islands’

Wirt Ghawdex’s next public lecture is being held on Thursday, June the 7th, 2012 at the newly restored Santa Cecilia Chapel in Ghajnsielem, starting at 6.30pm. This time it is the turn of Francesca Balzan who will deliver a lecture, which will be in English, entitled ‘The History of Jewellery in the Maltese islands.’ Francesca [...]
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Inbound tourists from January to April down by 7% on 2011

Tourstat data for January to April 2012 indicates that the number of inbound tourists during this four-month period was estimated at 327,341, down by 7 per cent over 2011. In absolute terms, this change was mostly attributable to a decrease in holiday visits, mainly from the British, Italian and French markets. Despite these drops, the [...]
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FKNK launches book on ‘The Facts about Maltese Capturing’

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation has announced that it has launched a booklet entitled The Facts about Maltese Capturing. In a brief address at the launch, the President of the FKNK, Joseph Perici Calascione said that this booklet on hunting and trapping in Malta, produced by the FKNK, is intended as an easy and [...]
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EU-OSHA launches a ‘Smoke-Free Workplaces’ campaign

This year the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) takes part in the World No Tobacco Day, launching its ‘Smoke-Free Workplaces’ awareness-raising campaign which calls on employers and workers to eliminate environmental tobacco smoke in workplaces all around Europe. It supports the pan-European campaign ‘Ex-smokers are unstoppable’ by the European Commission’s Directorate-General [...]
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