Archive for » July 18th, 2012«

Dom Mintoff’ in Intensive Therapy Unit at Mater Dei Hospital

The former Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff, 95, was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital late this afternoon, where he is receiving treatment in the Intensive Therapy Unit. The former Labour Leader was also admitted to hospital in February this year when he underwent nine days of intensive in-patient care for a severe chest infection and congestive [...]
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Nadur High Tea raises €2170 in aid of Puttinu Cares Gozo

€2170 was collected during a High Tea held in aid of Puttinu Cares Gozo earlier this month. The High Tea was organised by a group of volunteers within the Mnarja Philarmonic Society in Nadur and it attracted a large turnout of people, either to join in the bingo, or who just wanted to enjoy the [...]
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Over €7 million tax credits approved through ‘Get Qualified’

More than 1,850 students have been approved assistance in the form of tax credits with a value exceeding €7 million through the Get Qualified scheme, which helps them further their qualifications. Through the Get Qualified scheme administered by Malta Enterprise, students may get a tax credit amounting to 80 per cent of eligible expenses related [...]
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The FKNK writes to EU Commissioner directly over trapping

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has written directly to the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik, with reference to the Commission’s letter of Reasoned Opinion which was sent to the Malta government with regards to “the live-capture with traditional clap-nets (colloquially called trapping) in autumn/winter of four huntable bird-species.” “In [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 20th of July, between the hours of 8.30am to 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: Victoria: TRIQ MRO. GIUSEPPE GIARDINI VELLA, TRIQ IL- KAPUCCINI, TRIQ TA’ WARA S-SUR and TRIQ SIR [...]
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4 Maltese personalities to take part in ‘GO Reality Weekend’

This weekend 4 Maltese personalities will board a luxury cabin cruiser to take part in an innovative live-TV reality show that is set to keep Maltese viewers busy watching. Go said that this event – GO Reality Weekend – is another amongst a number of flagship events part of GO’s latest campaign: Join the Revolution. [...]
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Maltese Falcon feared gunned down by poachers – BLM

Birdlife Malta said today that bird-watchers and conservationists fear for the fate of a male Peregrine Falcon (also known as the Maltese Falcon) residing in Gozo, after an “organised illegal hunting attempt from land and sea was witnessed at Ta’ Cenc cliffs in Gozo last Saturday.” BLM said that during an evening boat trip attended [...]
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Children’s competition details for the Monte Carlo Circus

Malta, as already announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been selected as one of the six countries from where children will be selected and invited as guests of H.R.H the Princess of Monaco for the 37th Edition of the famous Monte Carlo International Circus. It is the wish of the organisers that the [...]
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Vehicle hire services regulations out for public consultation

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications is publishing draft regulations to regulate the hire of motor vehicles on the road. These regulations will follow reforms undertaken in sectors such as buses, taxis, electric taxis, water taxis, trackless trains, hearses, minibuses and coaches. The publication of the draft regulations is a result of extensive consultation [...]
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Turnover in selected services up slightly Q1 of this year

Provisional seasonally adjusted data indicate that in the first quarter of 2012, turnover in selected services activities increased by 1.5 per cent over the previous quarter. Over the corresponding quarter last year, working day adjusted industrial turnover decreased 0.8 per cent. When compared to the previous quarter, seasonally adjusted services turnover increased by 1.5 per [...]
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