Archive for » September 25th, 2012«

Y4TE to hold charity fundraising event for Noah’s Ark

Following the success of ‘Rabu for Japan’ and ‘Bintang,’ Youth for the Environment (Y4TE) is once again gearing up for another fundraising party. This time round, the beneficiary is the animal sanctuary and NGO, Noah’s Ark in Cirkewwa, this NGO has been around for a long time and has unfortunately found itself in great financial [...]
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Fitch confirms Malta’s economic and financial direction

International credit rating Fitch has followed in the steps of another agency, Moody’s in expressing confidence in Malta’ s economic and financial management by confirming Malta’s rating at A+. Fitch had described Malta’s outlook as stable, and the rating affirmation reflects Fitch’s view that Malta will maintain a general government primary budget surplus in 2012-14. [...]
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Construction works starting on north berths at Cirkewwa

As from Wednesday 26th September 2012, Transport Malta will be carrying out construction works on the North Berths at Cirkewwa. Gozo Channel has said that until further notice or otherwise directed by traffic control personnel from time to time the ferry service will be operated from South Quay commencing from the 06.45 hours trip departing [...]
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Gozo Health Awareness Day event carried out in Victoria

The Health Awareness Committee within the Gozo General Hospital organised a Health Awareness Day which took place last Friday at the Duke Commercial Complex in Victoria. The event attracted a large number of people who were able to to take advantage of the services on offer. Professionally trained staff were able to check weight and [...]
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Presentation in Malta of the HSBC Global Water Programme

As part of the HSBC Water Programme, over the next five years USD35 million will be made available to support charitable water projects in countries where HSBC operates, such as Malta. As Malta is one of the ten most challenged nations in the world for water scarcity it will be actively bidding for funding under [...]
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Increase in students taking hairdressing courses in Malta

During the academic year 2011/2012, 135 students enrolled for the MCAST hairdressing course. For this academic year, 174 students registered for the course. The course consists of vocational practice and includes the study of key skills necessary for further training in the hairdressing trade. This was stated by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and [...]
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Government allows trapping of Golden Plover & Song Thrush

The government has announced that it is going to issue special autumn live-capturing licence to registered trappers. The trapping of song thrush will be allowed between October the 20th and December the 31st, and Golden Plover between October the 20th and January the 10th. The legal notices specify that no more than 5,000 song thrush [...]
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“Political parties selling out environment in pursuit of votes”

Malta – BirdLife Malta in a statement today “slammed the government and the opposition for vying for hunters’ votes while disregarding the overwhelming majority’s disagreement with the ongoing infringements from the EU nature laws.” BLM said that “the government is considering another derogation to allow trapping for two species, Song Thrush and Golden Plover, in [...]
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MEPA enforcement notice issued against Dwejra restaurant

MEPA has issued an Enforcement Notice against a restaurant at Dewjra, to remove the lighting, saying that it is a “Breach of condition 7″ of the original planning application, which states “Floodlighting of structure and surrounding areas is to be strictly prohibited. Lighting under the canopy should be kept to the bare minimum.” In a [...]
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July’s arrivals in accommodation up by 3.6% on last year

During July total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments in Malta and Gozo reached 146,062, an increase of 3.6 per cent over 2011. The average length of stay remained at par with last year and stood at 6.9 nights. Arrivals and guest nights in Gozo and Comino numbered 7,917 and 33,101 respectively, resulting in an average [...]
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Motorcyclist injured after fall from a height in Triq ix-Xwejni

A motorcyclist was injured yesterday when he fell down a height of almost one story afeter he appeared to lose control of his motorbike. The police said that the accident happened in Triq ix-Xwejni, Zebbug, Gozo, on Monday evening. The 39-year old motorcyclist who is from Xaghra, was taken to the Gozo General Hospital, his [...]
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The 25th of September 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 25th 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 articles in the PDF download are: 1. Last Sunday (September 16,) morning, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Graces, celebrated [...]
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