Archive for » October 26th, 2012«

‘Jum Ghawdex’ 2012 commemorative event held in Victoria

A commemorative event was held on the occasion of ‘Jum Ghawdex’ at Independence Square, Victoria, on Friday. The memorial ceremony commemorates the 214th anniversary of the uprising of the Gozitans against the French led by Archpriest Saver Cassar in 1798. The programme coordinated by the National and Regional Celebrations Committee in conjunction with the Office [...]
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GO to roll out Malta’s first 100% fibre network – Rapido

GO has just announced the launch of rapido – a new series of state-of-the-art superfast Internet services delivered through fibre optic technology. The Company said that the new rapido service reaches speeds of up to 200 Megabits per second, twice faster than cable, and is delivered over 100% fibre optic technology straight to customers’ homes. [...]
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New Gozo Tourism Association official website launched

The Gozo Tourism Association said today that its prime objectives upheld since its inception, have been primarily based on the Association efforts in promoting destination Gozo, as well as the services of its members coming from the various sectors of the tourism trade in Gozo. In this regard the Gozo Tourism Association said that it [...]
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Special Hand Postmark in Gozo – G.P.F. Agius de Soldanis

For the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius De Soldanis, MaltaPost has advised that a special hand stamp will be used on Wednesday, the 31st of October 2012, at Victoria Post Office, Gozo. Orders for this Special Hand Postmark may be placed online at or by mail [...]
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BOV announces pre- profits of €110.7 million for FY 2012

The Bank of Valletta Group announced pre-tax profits for its Financial Year ended on 30 September 2012 (FY2012) of €110.7 million. This is 72% above the €64.4 million figure reported for FY 2011. The Core Operating Profit of €100.3 million for this financial year is in line with that of the previous year (Sept 2011 [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Xaghra on Sunday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Xaghra, Gozo, on Sunday the 28th of October, between the hours of 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ GUZEPPI BAJADA, TRIQ TA’ BERTRIJA, TRIQ TA’ BULLARA DAHLA TA’ L- EGHZIEN, TRIQ LIBERAT GRECH, TRIQ [...]
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HSBC Malta artwork competition encourages Green Economy

Children participating in this year’s World Environment Day competition became familiar with the concept of a ‘Green Economy’ – a theme selected by the UN Environment Programme. “The HSBC Malta Foundation organises World Environment Day competitions to make this important day more meaningful and memorable for children,” said Josef Camilleri, HSBC’s Head of Corporate Sustainability. [...]
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“All energy drinks should be consumed with caution”

The Superintendent of Pubic Health said in a statment today that the international media is presently reporting a case in the United States whereby the family of a 14 year old are suing the manufacturer of a particular brand of Energy Drink since the post-mortem allegedly concluded that she died of cardiac arrhythmia due to [...]
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Gozo meeting of South National Youth Councils within the EU

Representatives from the South National Youth Councils within the EU recently held a meeting in Qala. There were representatives present from the National Youth Councils of Malta, Italy, Greece, Spain, France, Cyprus, Belgium, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Romania. The meeting was held in anticipation of the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum which is [...]
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Clocks go back one hour on Sunday as summer time ends

Summer time will come to an end in Malta and Gozo at 3.00am on the last Sunday of October, when clocks should be turned back by one hour. This year it falls on Sunday, the 28th of October 2012. Winter time will end at 2.00am on Sunday the 31st of March 2013.
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Central Government deficit widens by €93.8m on last year

Figures released by the National Statistics Office today showed that during the first nine months, Central Government recorded a deficit of €282.2 million, from €188.4 million registered in the corresponding period of 2011,. An increase in recurrent revenue of €99.3 million was offset by a rise in total expenditure of €193.1 million, widening the government [...]
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