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Free dog neutering & micro chipping for owners on benefits

A free neutering and micro chipping campaign, which is being funded by Dogs Trust Malta is currently underway. Dog owners on social government benefits (excluding children’s allowance) are able to take their dogs to any of the existing participating veterinary clinics and have them neutered and micro-chipped entirely for free. As well as people receiving [...]
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Malta’s athletics team finalising Olympic Games preparation

With barely 3 weeks to go from the start of the Olympic Games in London, the Maltese athletics team is finalising its preparation in a bid to further improve the performances already registered this year. At the end of June, the Malta Amateur Athletics Association sent its two-athlete contingent to represent Malta at the European [...]
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Cathedral Parish Centre development approved by MEPA

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board today approved the development for the construction of a Cathedral Parish Centre located within an existing built up area in Triq il-Kastell, Rabat, Gozo. The project will include the construction of three meeting rooms, a hall, the Archbishop’s residence with staff quarters and a garage.
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MIA MetOffice warns of a heat spell over the next 5 days

The Malta Airport MetOffice has said that it would like to advise the general public that the Maltese Islands are currently experiencing a warm and humid spell which is expected to increase through the coming weekend and in the beginning of next week. The maximum temperature is expected to rise to 36°C over the weekend [...]
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“EIA not carried out on Sliema site as below legal threshold”

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board said that it today approved the redevelopment of the existing Forestals showroom and warehouses along The Strand in Sliema. The new development will include the construction of upmarket residential apartments with parking facilities and commercial space. Similar to most properties along The Stand in the Gzira/Sliema area, [...]
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Three football leagues exclusively on GO sports next season

GO has announced that the ‘impossible treble,’ Serie A, Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League, will be home to GO sports as of August 2012. GO sad that “for a limited time period, avid football fans will have the chance to subscribe to the ultimate sports experience at the most affordable rates. GO sports [...]
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MEPA sides with the developers in Sliema again – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that “MEPA once again decided to take the side of big developers by granting permission for a massive 100-apartment block at the Sliema ferries (ex-Forestals site).” Michael Briguglio, AD chairperson and Sliema Local Councillor, who was present for the MEPA meetings said that Mepa totally disregarded the appeal [...]
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A promising looking summer season for tourism – MHRA

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has expressed it’s satisfaction about the reported growth in arrivals in May and June 2012 and has again stressed that hotels should not reduce their rates as the summer is looking promising and potentially could even finish with another record number of arrivals. MHRA added that it is [...]
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Silver Jubilee of priesthood celebrated at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

Fr Gerard Buhagiar, Rector of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, together with Fr Anthony Attard, Fr Alex Refalo and Fr Michael Xuereb, recently celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass on the occasion of their Silver Jubilee of priesthood. Fr Anthony Zammit, who serves as a missionary in Perù, was also ordained with them on 27 June 1987, at the [...]
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MaltaPost launches the Olympics 2012 stamps collection

On 27 July, MaltaPost will issue a set of two stamps commemorating the 2012 London Olympic Games. The stamps, valued at €0.37 and €2.11, depict the 2012 Olympic Games logo and Wenlock, one of the Games’ mascots. “The Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost chose to reflect the magnitude of the upcoming Olympics – the biggest sporting [...]
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Agricultural producer prices rose in the first quarter of 2012

During the first quarter this year, producer and input prices for agricultural output increased by 9.4 per cent and 1.4 per cent respectively. Producer Price Index In the first quarter this year, the producer price index for agricultural products stood at 130.59 points, an increase of 11.21 points (+9.4 per cent) when compared to the [...]
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