Archive for » October 3rd, 2012«

BOV supports Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ in Gozo

Bank of Valletta said that it has positioned itself as one of the leading patrons of cultural activities organised in Gozo and is once again supporting “Turandot” by Puccini held at Opera Theatre Aurora on Saturday 13th October 2012 in Victoria, Gozo. This event will be the curtain raiser for the theatrical season 2012/2013, which [...]
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‘The Art & Life of George Fenech’ 1926-2011 opens in Gozo

‘The Art and Life of George Fenech 1926-2011′ is a series of exhibitions, supported by Bank of Valletta, which have been taking place around the Maltese islands in memory of the late renowned artist George Fenech. The last of the three exhibitons is taking place at the Ministry for Gozo Exhibition Hall in St Francis [...]
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Maltese ceramists travel to Cyprus for a joint exhibition

A group of Maltese ceramists will be travelling to Cyprus to take part in the 8th edition of joint ceramics exhibition by Maltese and Cypriot ceramists. The 11 Maltese ceramists displaying their works are Charles Sammut, Mario Sammut, Antoine Paul Camilleri, Paul Haber, Sina Micallef, Valerio Schembri, Joseph Agius, Sue Mifsud, Kenneth Grima, Ray Abela [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra & Xewkija on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 5th of October. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Xaghra 8.30am-1.30pm: TRIQ MARSALFORN. Xewkija: 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ SAN ANARD.
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Asian tiger mosquitoes prevalent over the Maltese islands

Over the past two years we have been witnessing severe reactions to mosquito bites, especially in children, adolescents and young adults after the discovery of the Asian tiger mosquito on our island. These are largely due to a local chemical cellulitis rather than infection. These mosquitoes are unusual in that they are out in daylight [...]
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54-year old Nadur woman pleads guilty to charges of theft

Antonia Refalo, aged 54 of Nadur, appeared in the Gozo court this morning accused of a number of thefts with a value of €2,329.37. Antonia pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to one year in prison which was suspended for two years. Police inspectors F. Tabone and B. Spiteri led the prosecution.
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Malta has 2nd largest decrease in annual retail sales in EU

In August 2012 compared with July 2012, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA17) and fell by 0.1% in the EU27. In July retail trade increased by 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. In August 2012, compared with August 2011, the retail sales index fell by 1.3% in the euro area [...]
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Unemployment rises by 5.5% in the 12 months to August

Registered unemployed persons between August 2011 and August this year increased by 5.5 per cent to 6,821. Records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that in August, the number of persons registering as unemployed in Malta and Gozo stood at 6,139 and 682 respectively. Accordingly, during the twelve-month period to August, the number [...]
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Draft roadmap for European Economic and Monetary Union

The European Parliament Group leaders met yesterday to coordinate positions with a view to negotiations this week with the presidents of the European Council, the Commission, the European Central Bank, and the Eurogroup to draft a roadmap leading to detailed proposals for a stage-based process towards a genuine Economic and Monetary Union. According to the [...]
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Special licence for trapping Song Thrush and Golden Plover

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) is announcing a call for applications for a Special Autumn Live-Capturing Licence, which would permit the limited trapping of the two bird species only, namely Song Thrush and Golden Plover under strictly supervised conditions as prescribed by the Legal Notices 303 and 304 of 2012. Only persons in [...]
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Kappara Junction, less damaging options can be found

Nature Trust (Malta) welcomes the Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s (MEPA) Environment Directorate’s statement that Option B that Tranport Malta proposed for the Kappara Junction is not acceptable, since this is the most environmentally damaging option considered so far. The NGO has been managing the ecological site of Wied Ghollieqa since 1990. The area, which [...]
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