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Enemalta announces fuel prices changes from Thursday

Enemalta has announced fuel price changes for effective from tomorrow, Thursday, November the 1st. Unleaded petrol is to go down by 2 cents, while diesel will go up by 1 cent. The price of Kersone has risen by 1 cent and gasoil for heating is unchanged. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product [...]
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Gozo lecture on ‘Society & the Economy on Hospitaller Malta’

‘Society and the Economy on Hospitaller Malta: An Overview,’ is the title of an upcoming lecture by leading historian Victor Mallia-Milanes, Professor in the Department of History at the University of Malta. Malta of 1530 and Malta of 1798 were two essentially different islands. The ever-widening distinction between the two was radical and structural. Behind [...]
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Zewwieqa Waterfront regeneration project well underway

The Zewwieqa Waterfront regeneration project has been estimated will cost at completion, around €5 million, excluding VAT, with 85 per cent of the necessary funds provided through the EU’s European Regional Development Fund, (ERDF) under the Operational Programme 1, from 2007-2013 with the remaining 15% from national funds. The Ministry for Gozo said today that [...]
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GUG gives its support to Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem

The Gozo University Group said in a statement this afternoon that “it is with displeasure that we came to know that this year’s 5th edition of the nativity village Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is not going to be held. “Each year it is a hub of activity, attracting Maltese, tourists and Gozitans alike. The logistics involved to [...]
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Malta’s 6.4% unemployment figure below Euro area & EU27

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.6% in September 2012, up from 11.5% in August. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.6% in September 2012, stable compared with August. In both zones, rates have risen significantly compared with September 2011, when they were 10.3% and 9.8% respectively. Eurostat estimates that 25.751 million men and women [...]
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Replica lanterns installed on Grand Harbour breakwaters

Following the recent re-construction of the Breakwater Bridge, the extensive rehabilitation process of the Grand Harbour reaches another important milestone with the re-construction and installation of the two lanterns adorning the entrance of the Port. The original lanterns, purposely designed and constructed to the unique measurements and requirements of each tower, have long been eroded [...]
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‘Ix-Xabla tal-Fidda’ opens this Sunday at the Teatru Govanni

The finishing touches are underway for the opening of the new theatre season with the local production ‘Ix-Xabla tal-Fidda’ by Teatru Govanni and Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija. The actors and stage crew are working everyday to get everything set for the production which is based on the novel The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, translated in [...]
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September’s inbound tourists up by 6.0% on last year

Tourstat data for September estimates inbound tourism at 163,251, an increase of 6.0 per cent over last year. Total nights spent went up by 13.9 per cent, bringing the average length of stay to 9.5 nights. Tourstat survey results indicate that 142,767 tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes in September, accounting for the absolute majority [...]
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New EU online gambling action plan to protect consumers

New gambling action plan to protect consumers, crack down on irresponsible advertising and tackle betting-related match-fixing. Online gambling is growing. Games such as poker – along with casinos, sports-betting and lotteries – are big business: 6.8 million Europeans placed an online bet in 2011, generating revenues of €9.3 billion for online gambling companies. That figure [...]
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WWF uncovers unreported trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna

A new study commissioned by WWF uncovers that between 2000 and 2010, the equivalent of 18,704 tonnes of live bluefin tuna were traded via Panama without being reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) – the international body managing the fishery. Besides Panama, Mediterranean countries including Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia [...]
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