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Perfomance writers forum to hold inaugural meeting in Gozo

GOZO LIVE – performance writers forum, is inviting writers in all genres to attend an inaugural meeting at St.John’s Hall at the Cittadella Centre for Culture & Arts next Friday, the 12th of October 2012 at 7.00pm. Writers in all disciplines are invited to come along to an informal meeting to provide an input into [...]
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Minimum requirements better in Gozo for retirement plan

The Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment has announced the introduction of a new tax programme for retirees from EU/EEA/ Swiss nationals to take up residence in Malta. This has been Malta’s core market ever since the first Residence Scheme was introduced. A novelty in the Programme is that the minimum requirements for Gozo [...]
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CABS films protected birds of prey being shot down

In a statement today the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said that over the course of the past week CABS’ Bird Guards participating in Operation Honey Buzzard “have again observed, and in many cases filmed, the shooting down of numerous protected birds of prey.” According to the conservation organisation, since the end of the afternoon [...]
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BirdLife flooded by illegal hunting reports & injured birds

Following the shooting of several Greater Flamingos in St Paul’s Bay last Wednesday, BirdLife said today that its office in Malta “has been flooded with additional injured and dead protected birds and numerous reports of protected birds being shot in several locations over the last 48 hours.” BirdLife Malta together with the RSPB (BirdLife UK) [...]
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September is sixth consecutive record month at MIA

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport in September reached 407,917 – i.e. the highest number ever registered in September, registering the sixth consecutive record month. The increase in passenger movements, when compared to the same month last year, is equivalent to an increase of 6.6%. MIA said that this record result in September was achieved [...]
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Hunters condemn shooting of Greater Flamingos near Qawra

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) and St Hubert Hunters (KSU) said in a joint statement this afternoon that the shooting by an individual near Qawra at a flock of Greater Flamingos, reported by BirdLife Malta (BLM) “is a deplorable act that we unreservedly condemn. We augur that, as reported, the suspect allegedly identified [...]
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Photovoltaic panels tender for the Aurora Theatre roof

The Leone Philharmonic Society of Victoria, Gozo has announced the winning tender for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a Photovoltaic Panels system on the Aurora Theatre Rooftop: – ERDF238. The Evaluation Committee has recommended that the contract is awarded to Solar Engineering Ltd – Option 1 – for the global tender amount of [...]
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Full time workers employed in May up by 1.3% on last year

Persons registered as employed on a full-time basis in May 2012 increased by 1.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2011. Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation indicate that during the month under review the labour supply increased by 1.5 per cent. This increase was mainly attributed to an [...]
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Ministry for Tourism deplores the shooting of flamingos

The Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Environment said in a statement today that it “deplores in the strongest terms the shooting of flamingos that occurred in St. Paul’s Bay, near Salina.” The statment continued, “hunting protected birds is illegal, irresponsible and contrary to the common interest of our country.” The Ministry said that it is [...]
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FAA welcomes Authorities’ decision to save trees at Senglea

FAA said today that it applauds the Authorities’ decision to rescind plans to uproot almost 40 mature trees at Senglea Waterfront following the public outcry. “It is laudable that the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, Transport Malta, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and MEPA have re-examined this project, adapting it to incorporate most of [...]
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