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Moody’s affirms Malta’s A3 rating and negative outlook

Moody’s Investors Service has today affirmed Malta’s A3 government bond rating. The outlook remains negative. The key drivers for today’s affirmation are: 1) The government’s successful consolidation strategy, which brought the 2011 fiscal imbalance below the 3% of GDP ceiling under the excessive deficit procedure. 2) The expectation that debt ratios will stabilise in 2013, [...]
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The clean-up is underway on roads & beaches around Gozo

Workers from various departments within the Ministry for Gozo have been engaged in a programme of projects to clean-up the roads and beaches around the island following the powerful storms that hit the island through Sunday evening and early Monday morning. Gravel, tree branches, rocks and other materials carried by the stormwater were strewn across [...]
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Car Free Day 2012 activities taking place in Malta and Gozo

Car Free Day 2012 will be held on Sunday 16 September 2012 with the participation of nine local councils and five voluntary organisations. These will be organising activities to raise awareness on the impact of cars on our lives, the economy and the environment. There will be numerous sporting events related to the promotion of [...]
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Heritage Malta offers free entrance to two of its musems

Heritage Malta will be opening two of its museums and sites for free to the general public on Saturday 8th of September, a public holiday. The museums included within this open day are the National War Museum in Valletta and the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu. During this open day visitors will also have the [...]
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Entire skip filled in Y4TE clean up at Majjistral Nature park

On Sunday, Youth For the Environment (Y4TE) organised a clean up in the Majjistral History and Nature park. Within 45 minutes an entire skip had been filled with all kinds of rubbish; tyres, mattresses, car parts, industrial waste and so much more and yet, only a small dent was made into this land that has [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur and Victoria

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur and Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday, the 6th of September. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem 9.00am-11.30am: TRIQ IL- QALA. Nadur 9.00am-11.30am: TRIQ IT- TIGRIJA and TRIQ IL- QALA. Victoria 2.00pm-4.30pm: TRIQ SAN ANARD TRIQ IX-XAGHRA.
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EPSCO Gozo – EU Ministers to hold informal meeting in Gozo

Ministers of Employment and Social Policy from European Union member states will be meeting in Gozo on the 10th and 11th of September 2012. The Ministers will exchange views and discuss strategies and policies on how to Enhance Solidarity between Generations through the Active Participation of the Elderly. The Ministers of Employment and Social Policy [...]
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Illegal hunters take advantage of lax enforcement – BLM

BirdLife Malta today announced that there were “no ALE units patrolling the countryside on the opening weekend of Malta’s autumn hunting season, and the organistion has already started receiving shot protected birds.” BirdLife Malta said that it received an adult Night Heron and a juvenile Bee-eater, both protected species, on Saturday, the first day of [...]
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General election needed, political situation is a farce – AD

Michael Briguglio, chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said in a statement this morning, “the current political situation is a farce which can only be solved through a general election. “We’ve all had enough of backbench threats, guessing games, an opportunist and populist Labour Party and of a Nationalist Government which is procrastinating [...]
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Industrial producer price increase one of smallest in the EU

In July 2012, compared with June 2012, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In June prices fell by 0.5% and 0.8% respectively. In July 2012 compared with July 2011, industrial producer prices gained 1.8% in the euro area and 1.5% in the EU27. Malta [...]
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April’s employment figures up by 1.4% on last year

The full-time gainfully occupied population reached 150,717 in April 2012, an increase of 1.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation indicate that over a period of one year, persons registered as having a full-time job increased by 2,103, or 1.4 per cent. [...]
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Gharb Local Council celebrates the annual Gharb Day 2012

Gharb Local Council last week celebrated Gharb Day 2012. The soiree started with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Gharb Basilica and Parish Church followed by a variety of activities at Pjazza Zjara tal-Madonna where wreaths were laid in front of the Bishop M. Molina Monument by Council members and Local Committees. The evening included a [...]
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The 4th of September 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 4th of September 2012 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. This weeks article in the PDF download is: 5th Anniversary celebrations of Radju Lauretana Hundreds of people attended the special event organised by Radju [...]
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