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Damage on GO’s submarine cable caused by a third party

GO said in a statement this evening that the damage to one of its submarine cables between Malta and Sicily was caused by a third party. The company said that work has been underway to repair the damage since yesterday evening and a technical team from Go is in Sicily to speed up the process. [...]
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For.U.M. condemns remarks made in EIU report for June

For.U.M. said in a statement today that it had been brought to their attention that the Economic Intelligence Unit report for June, Interalia, contained a paragraph saying, ” The EIU also remarks on the recent expansion of the Malta Council for economic and Social Development which now also includes For.U.M. and the Gozo Regional Committee, [...]
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Melita mobile launches its summer 2012 SMS promotion

Melita mobile has launched its summer SMS promotion as part of its Tentastic prepaid plan. Anyone topping up €10 or more benefits from a call rate of just 10c per minute when calling any local network and an SMS rate of just 1c to any local network throughout the summer period. Eligibility for these special [...]
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Malta has largest decrease in retail trade in the EU at -7.3%

In May 2012, compared with May 2011, among the Member States for which data are available, total retail trade rose in twelve and fell in nine. The highest increases were observed in Estonia (+10.4%), Latvia (+7.4%) and Romania (+5.9%) and the largest decreases in Malta (-7.3%), Portugal (-5.1%) and Spain (-4.8%). In May 2012 compared [...]
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Record passenger traffic in first half of year at Malta Airport

Malta International Airport announced today that passenger traffic at Malta Airport for the period between January and June 2012 stands at a marginally higher level than that recorded last year, with a slight increase of 1.6%, registering a record total of 1.58 million passenger movements for the first half of the year. The loss in [...]
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European Parliament rejects ACTA with 478 votes against

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), was rejected by the European Parliament on Wednesday and hence cannot become law in the EU. This was the first time that Parliament exercised its Lisbon Treaty power to reject an international trade agreement. 478 MEPs voted against ACTA, 39 in favour, and 165 abstained. “I am very pleased that [...]
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Folk music and dance evening this Friday in Xaghra Square

As part of the ‘Summer Nights’ event organised in Victory Square, the Xaghra Local Council will be presenting an evening of folk music and dance. The Xaghra Folk Group and Ta’ Verna Folk Band will provide the entertainment, which takes place this Friday, the 6th of July from 8.30pm onwards in the main square of [...]
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Banif Bank sponsors the FISEC Games Malta – 2012

Banif Bank will be supporting the FISEC Games which will be held between the 5th and 11th July. This will be the 5th year that the Games are organised in Malta where the Maltese Council for the FISEC Games will be hosting around 800 Catholic school students aged between 14 and 17, coming from 9 [...]
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Tourist arrivals down 4% in the first five months of 2012

Tourstat data shows inbound tourists for the first five months of the year were estimated at 459,780, down by 4 per cent over 2011. In absolute terms, this change was mostly attributable to a decrease in holiday visits, mainly from the British, Belgian, Italian and French markets. On the other hand, the German market recorded [...]
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