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Gozo CCU Foundation 2012 fundraising dinner and concert

The Gozo CCU Foundation is a charity based in Gozo, with the aim of supplying the CCU/ITU Ward and other areas of the Gozo General Hospital with life saving equipment. The Foundation was started in the latter part of 2006 as a result of the current Chairperson, Dame Carmen Bellamy. Its ongoing fundraising efforts are [...]
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Enemalta announces fuel price reductions as from Monday

Enemalta has announced that fuel prices are to be reduced. These new prices are effective as from Monday, the 2nd of July. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.50 €1.44 €0.06 - Diesel €1.40 €1.38 €0.02 - Kerosene €1.40 €1.38 €0.02 - Gasoil for heating €1.03 [...]
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NGOs deplore “politicians’ environment double standards”

In a joint statement issuded this afternoon the NGOs, Friends of the Earth (Malta), Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), NatureTrust (Malta), Malta Organic Agriculture Movement (MOAM) and Ramblers Association of Malta said that they share Environment Minister De Marco’s conclusion that the Rio+20 Summit lacked ambition.“The Rio+20 declaration reaffirms the ‘Rio Principles’ first agreed at [...]
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Liquigas announce gas price reductions from this Monday

Liquigas announced this afternoon that gas prices will be reduced with effect from this Monday, the 2nd of July. Liquigas last changed the prices in April of this year. The revised prices are as shown in the table below: Type LPG Mix Propane Gas Auto Liquigas 10 kg cylinders €15.40 €15.50 12 kg cylinders € [...]
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Gozo hotels and businesses hoping for a busy weekend

A busy weekend is expected on Gozo as thousands flock to the island to take advantage of the long Mnarja weekend. Gozo hotels and businesses, having started the year off poorly, are hoping for bumper trade on this first long weekend of the summer.The popular Mnarja Feast in Nadur, the feast of St Peter and [...]
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Poultry meat inspection, EFSA reviews risks for public health

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientific opinion now published, suggests that traditional poultry meat inspection may not suffice to fully address the most relevant biological hazards to public health: Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and ESBL/AmpC gene-carrying bacteria[1]. EFSA’s opinion that provides a scientific basis for the modernisation of poultry meat inspection proposes that risk-based [...]
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Baron Group business conference involving 8 EU countries

Baron Group recently held a business conference at the Santa Cecilia Chapel, Ghajnsielem where they shared with a visiting European study group, the company’s “upmarket tourist services model in Gozo” under the banner ‘The Baron Experience.’ “The model is made up with high-end self-catering accomodation and a complete holiday experience, whereby customers are given the [...]
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Drama workshops starting at Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija

Drama Workshops are back. Starting next week, Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija are going to hold Summer Workshops 2012 at Teatru Govanni (Centru Parrokjali Xewkija). Students between 8 and 16 years, who wish to have an opportunity to act on stage and also acquire knowledge of drama and theatre, must not miss this great opportunity. At the [...]
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New EU logo obligatory on all pre-packaged organic foods

The two-year transition period for the organic food sector to comply with new EU labelling rules is reaching its end. As from 1 July 2012, the EU organic logo will be obligatory on all pre-packaged organic food products produced in EU Member States which meet the necessary standards. The logo will stay optional for non-packed [...]
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Gozo Action Group Foundation launches call on landscaping

The Gozo Action Group Foundation under the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs has annnounced the same LAG under the LEADER Programme has just launched a call for Measure 410 – Action 413.4 of the Rural Development Programme for Malta (2007-2013). The scope of this Measure 413 – Action 413.4 – Landscaping is to provide [...]
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Deloitte BrightStart 2012 recruitment event next weekend

The Deloitte BrightStart 2012 Recruitment Event gets underway next weekend. Paul Mercieca, Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is Deloitte’s intention to present students and graduates with an advantageous opportunity to continue their studies in professional services with constant support from our firm. This support occurs during their studies, as well as offering invaluable on-the-job work [...]
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Successful year-long programme on social and civil dialogue

Over 360 people successfully attended an ongoing series of thematic programmes held over twelve months between May 2011 and May of this year. The training programme formed part of a European Social Fund co-funded project entitled ‘Closer to Europe’ which is being coordinated by MCESD in partnership with MEUSAC. The purpose of this programme is [...]
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Solar World Cinema visiting Gozo and Malta with free shows

Solar World Cinema is a mobile cinema powered completely by solar energy. It is a specially designed van with its own solar power unit including three solar panels on the roof. The Cinema will present three open air screenings in Valletta – Birgu and Gozo. Where in collaboration with short film festival Kinemastik it will [...]
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EU ends the mobile internet, voice & SMS prices rip-offs

From 1 July 2012, using mobile internet to access maps, videos, photos, social networks and email will be much cheaper while travelling in other EU member states. A new EU regulation means that, for the first time, there will be a maximum charge for “data roaming” – downloading data from the internet when using a [...]
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