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MEPA statement on Villa Mekrech & gardens at Hal Ghaxaq

MEPA has issued a statement this evening saying that it would like to clarify the following facts related to Villa Mekrech in Hal Ghaxaq: Last month, MEPA said it has given a Grade 2 level of protection to Villa Mekrech and its formal garden in Triq Santa Marija, Hal Ghaxaq. To protect the Villa Mekrech [...]
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Festival Mediterreanea 2012 opens with ‘Madama Butterfly’

The much anticipated Festival Mediterreanea, organised by the Astra Theatre, opens this evening with Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, the second performance of which will take place on Saturday. Tomorrow, there is an evening of Argentinian tango at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. Tango Emoción… an original production will be bringing together song, dance and [...]
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MEPA Board approves development of flats in villa garden

In a statement today Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), said that “the MEPA Board dropped any pretence of environmental and heritage protection this morning when it approved the building of flats in the garden of Villa Mekrech in Ghaxaq. “In 2005 the MEPA Heritage Committee had demanded that this garden be scheduled as ‘the uniqueness [...]
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Prices announced for issue of fixed rate Government stocks

The Accountant General has announced that the price for each Stock offered for subscription by members of the public has been established as follows: (i) 3.75% Malta Government Stock 2017 (IV) Fungibility Issue at €105.00 with a YTM of 2.633%, which corresponds to an annualised rate of 2.651%; (ii) 4.3% Malta Government Stock 2022 (II) [...]
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Extended opening for ‘In the wake of Caravaggio’ exhibition

The exhibition ‘In the wake of Caravaggio’ at St Michael Hall and St John Hall the Citadella Center for Culture and Arts in Victoria has now been extended until next Wednesday, the 31st of October 2012. The artist is Tamás Cserna, from Hungary, whose latest paintings are reputed to be inspired by the works of [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem and Zebbug, Gozo, on Saturday, the 27th of October. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem 2.30pm-4.30pm: TRIQ GUZEPPI CAUCHI and TRIQ L- IXPUNARA. Zebbug 8.30am-10.30am: TRIQ IL- LUZZU, TRIQ IL- MUNGBELL, TRIQ IR- RABAT and TRIQ MARSALFORN.
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EC launches child-friendly app for smartphones and tablets

The European Commission has launched an environmental app that can be downloaded to Apple and Android devices. ‘Zoe Makes a Splash!‘ is an interactive digital storybook aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and is free to download. The app tells the story of two inquisitive children who are shown the importance [...]
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Cohabitation law, GBT persons remain discriminated – AD

Michael Briguglio, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, said, “The cohabitation law as proposed by the Nationalist Government leaves much to be desired and retains certain forms of discrimination with respect to LGBT persons. “Unfortunately, the Labour Party, which is depicting itself as the party for equal rights, agrees with certain forms of discrimination, such as its opposition [...]
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New British High Commissioner presents his credentials

The new British High Commissioner to Malta, H.E. Mr Rob Luke, presented his credentials to Maltese President George Abela during a ceremony that took place at the Ambassadors’ Hall at the Palace in Valletta this morning. After the ceremony, Mr Luke commented, “I am honoured to represent the United Kingdom in Malta. The privilege is [...]
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Nadur’s Mnarja Philharmonic Band annual symphonic concert

Nadur’s Mnarja Philharmonic Band will be holding its November annual symphonic concert entitled ‘Big Band Adventures’ at the MBC Theatre, Mnarja Band Club, Nadur on Saturday, the 10th of November, at 8pm. The event is being organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society with the collaboration of the Nadur Local Council to mark the feast of [...]
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Malta’s seasonal flu vaccine is not the same as used in Italy

The Secretariat for the Elderly and Community Care has said in a statement that the seasonal flu vaccine withdrawn in Italy is not the same as the vaccine being used in Malta and has not been registered in Malta or imported for the home market. “The Maltese public was never exposed to any risk. The [...]
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Unemployment figures rise in September by 4.8% on 2011

Records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that in September, the number of persons registering as unemployed in Malta and Gozo stood at 6,185 and 684 respectively. When compared to last year, unemployed persons went up by 311 and 4 respectively. The number of persons registering under Part 1 of the unemployment register [...]
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ERRC volunteers on intensive training programme in Italy

A group of Civil Protection personnel and Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo recently attended a ten-day intensive training programme in Italy. The volunteers underwent specialised training in use of watercrafts and other flotation devices used for water rescue. The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps is the promoter and coordinator of this training which [...]
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Winners of Marine Environment photographic competition

For the sixth consecutive year Din l-Art Helwa organised a photographic competition with the aim to raise awareness about our marine environment. This forms part of the Blue Campaign on which Din l-Art Helwa is presently working. The negative effects which certain fishing implements have on the fish population has been known since years. Continuous [...]
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