Archive for » October 22nd, 2012«

“Alleged illegal dumping of waste is completely inaccurate”

The Gozo General Hospital and WasteServ, in response to a statement issued by Labour Spokesperson Leo Brincat regarding the hazardous waste disposal from the hospital, said that “the allegation that the waste was dumped illegally is completely unfounded and inaccurate.” “The disposal of clinical waste is always been carried out by incineration, as is required [...]
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Greater Flamingos under guard tonight at Salina salt pans

Four protected Greater Flamingos, which appear to be an adult and three juvenile birds, landed in the salt pans at Salina this afternoon. BirdLife Malta said that its team immediately alerted the ALE and is preparing a night watch to guard the birds Birdlife hopes to prevent them from suffering the same fate as the [...]
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Lifeguards from the E.R.R.C. donate blood at Gozo Hospital

A group of Lifeguards from the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps in Gozo recently organised a blood drive at the Blood Donation Department at the Gozo General Hospital. Thirty people turned up at the unit to donate blood, eight of whom were first time donors. The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps urges the general public [...]
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Over a third of youth entrepreneurs are female – NSO

The promotion of youth entrepreneurship is developing into a significant policy area, highlighted over the past decade by rising youth unemployment across the European Union. Data compiled by the National Statistics Office from administrative sources and from its own Labour Force Survey show that in 2011, there were 1,090 young entrepreneurs. The absolute majority were [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Victoria

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Victoria, Gozo, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 24th and 25th of October. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Sannat Wednesday 8.30am-3.30pm: TRIQ TA’ DURELL, TRIQ IT- TEMPJU TA’ L-IMRAMMA and TRIQ MARSILJA. Victoria Wednesday 8.30am-2.30pm: TRIQ L- [...]
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Alternative energy project underway at Ghajnsielem Parish

An alternative energy project consisting of the installation of photovoltaic panels is underway on the roof of Ghajnsielem Parish Church and the Parish Centre. The project is part of a €346,000 project that Gozo Curia has embarked which will see it install photovoltaic panels on five buildings as its contribution to eco-Gozo. The Minister for [...]
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Vodafone launches ‘Top Up and Get Plans’ for its customers

Vodafone has announced that it is rewarding its customers everytime they top up with the new Top Up and Get Plans (TUG). If you are a Vodafone customer you can get a free added benefit for 30 days upon topping up with €10 or more. “Due to its exceptional value, we are confident that this [...]
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‘The Door of Faith’ at a place of work – Pastoral Commission

During this year of Faith, as promoted by Pope Benedict XVI, the Pastoral Commission for Work (PCW) said that it would like to convey to the employees at their place of work, some reflections with regards to the document that was issued by the Pope himself called ‘Porta Fidei’ meaning the ‘The Door of Faith.’ [...]
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‘Tango Emoción’ exclusively for Festival Mediterranea Gozo

An original production, Tango Emoción, inspired by the Argentinean flavours of the dance genre, will take to the stage locally with an only performance next Friday, the 26th of October at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, as part of the 11th edition of Festival Mediterranea, organised by Teatru Astra. Tango Emoción, written by Romanian mezzo-soprano Oana [...]
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Total Government debt in June up by €473.2m on last year

The National Statistics Office said today that Total General Government debt outstanding at the end of June advanced by €473.2 million over the comparable period in 2011. General Government debt amounted to €5,008.2 million, of which €5,004.0 million relates to Central Government. The increase of €472.9 million in Central Government debt was underpinned by higher [...]
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Xarabank programme raises €181,997 for Caritas Malta

The generosity of the Maltese people came to the fore during last Friday’s Xarabank programme on TVM when a total of €163,715 was pledged to Caritas Malta. Telephone and SMS donations kept coming in after the programme, resulting in total donations of £181,997. Caritas Malta expresses its thanks and gratitude to all those who made [...]
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2011 Government debt was 70.9% of GDP or €4,607.4m

The General Government deficit for 2011 stood at €177.0 million, or 2.7 per cent of GDP. The gross consolidated debt amounted to €4,607.4 million, or 70.9 per cent of GDP, according to data issued by the National Statistics Office. At the end of 2011, the General Government nominal gross consolidated debt amounted to €4,607.4 million, [...]
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Gozo Hospital’s hazardous waste disposal being questioned

The Labour Party spokesperson for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Leo Brincat, alleged in a statement today that the Gozo General Hospital had been caught moving and dumping hazardous waste without the required permits In his statement Mr Brincat said that “the public should be informed of when this incident happened, when the [...]
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Educators from Sir M. A. Refalo speak at history conference

The History Department of the University of Malta organised a two day conference, entitled ‘A Wonderful Future Beckons for Young Gozitan Historians,’ at the Ministry of Gozo, under the auspices of the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, on the 19th and 20th of October. Attendees included Professor Juanito Camilleri (Rector of the University), Professor Richard [...]
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