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New Gozo University students attend information meeting

An introductory meeting was recently organised for a number of young Gozitan students, who will this year begin courses at the University of Malta after successfully completing their courses at the Sir M.A. Refalo Centre for Further Studies. The students attended the meeting on the invitation of the Gozo University Group (GUG) and it took [...]
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Acting Chair of Oncology resigned of own accord – Ministry

The Department of Health has said in a statement that it “believes it has a duty to inform the general public of the real facts pertaining to publicity being given around the case of Dr Stephen Brincat, former acting Chair of Oncology.” The Department of Health said that “Dr Brincat resigned on his own accord, [...]
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Young boy critical after swmming pool incident in Qala

A three-year old child is in a critical condition after getting into difficulties while in a swimming pool at a private residence in Qala. Police said that the incident happened at around 4.30pm this afternoon at a house in Triq il-Belvedere. The young boy was taken to the Gozo General Hospital, where because of his [...]
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Enemalta announces fuel price rises from Saturday

Update: Enemalta has announced that fuel prices are to change. In its initial statement Enemalta said that these new prices would be effective as from Monday, the 3rd of September 2012. However, in a second statement issued later in the evening by Enemalta, the date of the increases were notified to be effective as from [...]
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ICC European Division 2 gets underway next week in Corfu

Of the six teams in Group A in next week’s ICC European Division 2 Championship in Corfu, only four played in the equivalent tournament in Belgium last season, Israel having been relegated from Division 1 and Estonia having won the Division 3 event in Tallinn earlier this year are the new introductions. Israel, led by [...]
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George Cross medal on display in Gozo over this weekend

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the award of the George Cross to the Maltese Islands, the original medal will be put on display at Banca Giuratale, Independence Square in Victoria, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the 1st and 2nd of September. The George Cross was instituted on the 24th of September 1940 [...]
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MUMN supports a chemotherapy service at Gozo Hospital

The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses (MUMN) said in a statement on Friday that it fully supports a chemotherapy service at the Gozo Hospital, which will spare the ordeal of the journey to Malta by Gozitan patients MUMN continued by saying that nurses and doctors in Gozo are capable of training and obtaining the [...]
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Government announces results for auction of stocks issue

The Treasury announces the results of the auction for the Issue of Malta Government Stocks of August 2012 in respect of two Floating Rate Malta Government Stocks linked to the six Month Euribor. By the closing date at noon on Friday 31st August 2012, the Treasury received thirteen (13) bids having a total nominal of [...]
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Restoration starts on front window at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

Now that the set of sixteen stained glass windows in the dome of Gozo’s Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary has been successfully restored, this month the Sanctuary has embarked on the restoration process of the main window on its Neo-Romantic façade, almost a century old. The large stained glass window is made of eight parts, each a [...]
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MHRA “welcomes the positive summer season for tourism”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association in a statement today noted with satisfaction that “the NSO figures for July show another record for tourist arrivals, number of nights spent in Malta and tourist spend.” “Without a doubt,” MHRA said, “this positive trend comes thanks to the combined efforts of all stakeholders including the Ministry of [...]
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Shortfall between revenue and spending up by €95.1m

According to data issued by the National Statistics Office, in the first seven months this year, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €333.3 million, an increase of €95.1 million compared to the corresponding period in 2011. The increase in recurrent revenue of €72.4 million was outweighed by a [...]
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Low Salt Roasted-Seasoned Sea Laver not to be eaten

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that as a precautionary measure the following product is not to be consumed because of the presence of a sachet containing silica gel in direct contact with the food. Product Description: Low Salt Roasted-Seasoned Sea Laver Brand: A+ Hosan Weight: 5g Date of [...]
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E.R.R.C. Cadets attend their annual Summer Camp 2012

The Gozo Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) Cadets recently attended their annual Summer Camp. A number of activities were carried out, where the cadets had the chance to put into practice the first aid and survival skills that had been learnt during meetings held through the year. Simulations, cooking meals themselves and building a [...]
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Air Malta to sell its package holiday division Flyaway Tours

Air Malta has announced that it will shortly launch an invitation for offers for the acquisition of its package holiday division, Flyaway Tours. “The sale process will offer prospective bidders an excellent opportunity to acquire an established, renowned package holiday brand which enjoys a solid customer base that has serviced the local community for over [...]
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