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Man dies after getting into difficulties swmimming at Ramla

Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps said that a man died at Ramla Bay earlier this evening after finding himself in difficulties while swimming. The ERRC were first alerted to the incident at around 6.00pm this evening. The man. was aged 42 and from Xaghra. His body was taken ashore by a lifeguard of the [...]
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Justice Minister visits Xaghra Council administrative offices

On Wednesday Dr Chris Said, Minister of Justice, Public Dialogue and Family, visited the Xaghra Local Council’s administrative offices from where a customer care service for the Social Security Department is provided once a week. Through this service, all Gozitan residents can apply for any type of social security benefit, report any change in circumstances, [...]
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Further professional training possibilities for family doctors

An agreement between the Royal College of Family Doctors, the Malta College of Family Doctors and the Department of Health has resulted in further professional training possibilities for family doctors. Dr. Jurgen Abela, President of the Malta College of Family Doctors said that the patient will be the main beneficiary of this agreement. He said [...]
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Homes with structures not in accordance with sanitary law

The General Services Board (GSB), following discussions with MEPA, is introducing legislative amendments whereby owners of dwellings that have an existing structure not in accordance with sanitary law will, in certain limited circumstances, be able to apply to be granted a concession to regularise their position. Over the past years, the General Services Board, appointed [...]
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EC “exposes government’s new jobs myth” – Labour MEP

According to Labour MEP Edward Scicluna, “the Government’s claim about job creation has been exposed as a myth” after the European Commission told the MEP that neither Eurostat nor the national statistical bodies collect data on ‘new jobs’ since the European System of National Accounts (ESA 1995) does not recognise it as a measurable statistic. [...]
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Michael Grech elected President of Gozo Regional Council

The Council of the Gozo Business Chamber has congratulated its President, Mr Michael Grech, for his election as the first President of the Gozo Regional Committee. This election took place during an ad-hoc meeting held on the 10th July 2012 presided by the Chairman of MCESD Mr Sonny Portelli. Also during the meeting Mr Joe [...]
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Steps for effective control against tomato pest Tuta Aboluta

With tomato growing season in full swing in Gozo and Malta, the Plant Health Directorate wishes to remind all the tomato growers about the importance to continue following the steps for an effective control strategy against the tomato leafminer moth, Tuta absoluta, a harmful leafmining moth with a strong preference for tomato but which can [...]
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FKNK report concerning the Malta Spring 2012 derogation

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said this morning that it has drawn up a report regarding the April 2012 derogation allowing the limited sustainable hunting of turtle doves and quails in small numbers. FKNK said that the report “provides a detailed assessment showing that the binding derogation conditions were in practice [...]
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June’s annual rate of inflation up to 4.4% & HICP up 1.1%

In June the twelve-month moving average rate of inflation stood at 2.7 per cent, whereas the annual rate of inflation stood at 4.4 per cent. In June, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up by 1.1 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected a seasonal increase of 4.3 per cent in the [...]
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