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Nominations for the ‘Gieh in-Nadur’ award 2012 now open

The Nadur Local Council is holding the 15th edition of ‘Gieh in-Nadur Award’ on Saturday, the 10th of November 2012 at the MBC theatre during a special programme by the Mnarja Band. Nominations are now open for the award and are to be sent to the Nadur Local Council by Wednesday, the 10th of October [...]
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Cana Movement publishes a critical analysis of the IVF Bill

As part of the public consultation, the Cana Movement has this morning published a critical analysis on on the Bill for the Protection of Human Embryos. This paper was written on behalf of the Council by Cana Council member Dr Robert Tufigno LLD. The Movement said that “the Memo does not intend to enter into [...]
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“Existing trees to be retained along Senglea waterfront”

In a statement issued this morning by the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, it said that it wished to clarify that the existing trees are to be retained along Senglea waterfront. “In view of the concerns raised after the public consultation, it has been decided to retain the existing trees along the Senglea waterfront. [...]
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XIII Maltex Philatelic Exhibition – ‘Malta – In War and Peace’

The Maltex Philatelic Exhibition, Malta’s annual major stamp and postal history event, is being organised by the Malta Philatelic Society at The Green Lounge, Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana. This year’s slogan is ‘Malta – In War and Peace.’ In this thirteenth edition, members of the Society will display Traditional Stamps, unique items of Postal History, Old [...]
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MEPs raise awareness with CVD campaign the EU’s top killer

“EU citizens must be aware of the risk of CVD’s. On their side, policymakers must make a difference by adopting heart healthy legislation and making sure that CVD are given the appropriate attention on the policy agenda,” says Labour MEP Prof Edward Scicluna. Labour MEP Prof Edward Scicluna is one of a group of MEPs [...]
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Gozo Sixth Form students ‘Fresh Start’ with Students’ Voice

For the first time, the Gozitan post-secondary student organisation Students’ Voice is pleased to announce that it will be organising the event ‘Fresh Start,’ which is aimed at welcoming first year Sixth Form students to their new experience as post-secondary students at the Sir M.A. Refalo Centre for Further Studies. This event, based on the [...]
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Air Malta to showcase new livery at this weekend’s airshow

This weekend Air Malta will be showcasing its new aircraft livery at the Malta International Airshow 2012. After an absence of more than 10 years from the local airshow, this year, Air Malta will be taking an active part with an Airbus A320 in the airline’s new colours. This was by Air Malta’s Chief Executive, [...]
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GUG meeting with Gozo Minister on eco-Gozo Action Plan

The Gozo University Group executive committee and the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, recently met at the Ministry in Victoria, as part of the consultation process connected with the 2nd eco-Gozo Action Plan for 2013-2015. A document presenting a synthesis of the previous public consultation for eco-Gozo was presented to the GUG executive, which was [...]
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CEPEJ meeting in Gozo attended by judges from 35 States

The Minister of Justice Chris Said addressed the seventh Plenary session of the Network of Pilot Courts set up within the framework of the CEPEJ (European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice), which was held in Gozo between the 26th and 28th September 2012. The CEPEJ, which has recently celebrated its tenth year anniversary, together [...]
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MaltaPost commemorates the cultural event Notte Bianca

On the occasion of the cultural event Notte Bianca, MaltaPost will issue a special hand postmark and a Post Card depicting the painting of the Auberge De Castille by Charles Frederick de Brockdorff. The special hand postmark and the Post Card in mint and cancelled condition will be available on 29 September 2012 from the [...]
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Publication launched for divers in Gozo – ‘DiveInside Gozo’

The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, has introduced, through a presentation, a new publication ‘DiveInside Gozo.’ This book incorporates information and photos of what the island of Gozo has to offer divers as well as tourists. The book was printed as a result of visits by various groups of professional divers who described their experiences [...]
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Gozo trio’s Denmark test at Copenhagen’s Gentofte Stadium

Gozo Rugby Club trio Gary Hili, Shan Francois Hussain and player-coach Clifford Debattista head to Denmark today ahead of tomorrow’s rugby league international between Malta and Denmark at Copenhagen’s Gentofte Stadium. 20-year-old Hili said he is extremely excited at the prospect of Malta winning the 2012 Dove Men+Care International Series with the Maltese team claiming [...]
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‘Malta failing to meet obligations to protect migratory birds’

BirdLife Malta is to appeal to the Maltese government to take urgent action to protect Malta’s migratory birds. The NGO said that “in 2012 Malta, as a member of the European Union, is failing to meet its legal obligations to protect migratory birds under the Birds Directive and is similarly neglecting its obligations as a [...]
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Government shortfall up by €95.4m in first 8 months of 2012

During the first eight months this year, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €267.6 million, up by €95.4 million compared to the corresponding period in 2011, according to statistics published by the National Statistics Office today. The increase in recurrent revenue of €101.2 million was outweighed by a [...]
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