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Infiorata 2012 this Sunday on the Church Parvis in Gharb

This coming Sunday, the 29th of July, the Locality of Gharb will be once again hold the ‘Infiorata.’ This idea was first introduced by Gharb Local Council in 2003 and has been held on a yearly basis ever since. The Infiorata consists of a carpet made of fresh flowers and leaf petals, which, put together [...]
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Certificates presented for AFM and ERRC training project

The Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta, Brigadier Martin G. Xuereb and Dr Raymond C. Xerri, the President of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) this morning presented certificates to the AFM Combat Medic instructors who earlier this year completed a medical training programme a component of which took place in Italy. Earlier [...]
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Do not create unnecessary hurdles on IVF treatment – AD

In a preliminary reaction to reports on the proposed IVF law Michael Briguglio, AD chairperson said, “Free IVF treatment offered by public health service should facilitate matters for prospective parents who are infertile, and not create unnecessary hurdles. “There should not be discrimination on any grounds for access to this service, and applicants should be [...]
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HSBC Malta reports a profit before tax of €53 million

At a meeting held today the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Malta approved the Group and Bank Interim Accounts for the six-month period up to 30 June 2012. These showed that the bank had delivered a positive performance in the six months ended 30 June 2012. Reported profit before tax of €53m increased by [...]
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Nineteenth edition of Premju Anzjan tas-Sena launched

Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care the Hon Mario Galea launched the nineteenth edition of the Premju Anzjan tas-Sena during a visit to the Dingli Day Centre for the Elderly. The Day Centres for the elderly are very popular with Maltese seniors citiziens. 70 workers are employed within these centres which serve as [...]
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Rising prices are the main concern of 42% of Maltese

Europeans broadly support the initiatives for growth, stability and jobs put forward by the EU, according to the Spring 2012 Eurobarometer, the bi-annual opinion poll organised by the European Commission. As we move into the second half of the year, where – after the “European Semester” – the onus is now on Member States to [...]
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Consular Services now offered for U.S. Citizens in Gozo

An American Embassy official now visits Gozo on one Thursday each month and will be at the Ministry for Gozo in St. Francis Square, Victoria Gozo, between 10.00am and 11.30am. For more information or to make an appointment please contact the Consular Section, on Monday to Friday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on 2561-4000 or by [...]
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Government deficit up by €94.1 m and debt by €361.4 m

Figures issued by the National Statistics Office today show that in the first half of 2012, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €284.3 million, an increase of €94.1 million compared to the corresponding period in 2011. At the end of June, Central Government debt stood at €4,794.9 million, [...]
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