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‘Ortello’ opens theatre season 2013 at Teatru Astra in Gozo

The Teatru Astra in Victoria, Gozo has announced that it will open its theatre season 2013/2014 with Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Otello on 24th and 26th of October 2013, next year which is the composer’s 200th anniversary from his birth. It is 10 years since the opera was last staged in Gozo and was the final [...]
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White tiger controversy at visiting circus in Ghajnsielem

Readers Letter – “I am a resident of Ghajnsielem and would like to put forward a couple of joint questions to Ghajnsielem FC and Ghajnsielem Council. 1. The Football Club and Council are complicit with a travelling Circus which has set up on the football pitch in Ghajnsielem. The circus has, as one of it’s [...]
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MEPA approves the re-instatement of gunner’s quarters

Earlier today the Malta and Environment and Planning Authority Board gave the green light, to Heritage NGO Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, to re-construct the original master gunner’s quarters and restore the entrance to the saluting battery, in Valletta. Located just below the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the re-construction of the master gunner’s quarters, which will be built [...]
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Malta Union of Teachers inaugurates its offices in Gozo

The Malta Union of Teachers has kicked off with the first of what it said will be an on-going series of monthly school visits in Gozo. The Union said that this important initiative will not only accentuate the presence of the Union on the sister island but more importantly it will be a great way [...]
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Vodafone Malta Foundation and FITA in collaboration

The Vodafone Malta Foundation and the Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) launched a collaboration between the two aimed at providing access to the latest mobile and Smartphone technology for disabled persons. This collaboration resulted in a scheme which will be funding 50% of mobile devices and other assistive software that visually impaired and deaf [...]
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The Animal Rights Coalition lists its animal welfare concerns

The Animal Rights Coalition has drawn up a list of its animal welfare concerns, which it has sent to the local Political Parties to be included in their Manifesto for the forthcoming elections. The Coalition said that it is not listed in any particular order, neither are they presuming that the list is exhaustive. “However, [...]
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‘Il-Miraklu ta’ Marcllino’ a new musical at Gozo’s Don Bosco

The Don Bosco Oratory of Victoria, Gozo, is presenting a new musical in Maltese in the coming weeks about the classic story of the orphan boy who was brought up in a convent. ‘Il-Miraklu ta’ Marcellino.’ This is a new musical composed by Marco Frisina, the Director of the Vatican Orchestra and Choir and is [...]
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Social Security Benefits expenditure up by almost 7.0%

Expenditure on Social Security Benefits increased by 6.8 per cent in the first nine months mainly due to higher expenditure on Pensions in respect of Retirement, Children’s Allowances and Bonuses, the National Statistics Office said today. The total expenditure on social security benefits for the first nine months this year amounted to €561.2 million, €35.9 [...]
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ERRC attends International Search and Rescue conference

The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo participated in “Rescue 2012″ – an International Search and Rescue conference, hosted by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue in Reykjavik, Iceland. Over 600 delegates from different countries attended the conference. Mr Etienne Micallef attended the event on behalf of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps. [...]
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GUG and Circolo debate regarding the Governance of Gozo

The Gozo University Group recently organised a debate with the theme ‘The Governance of Gozo,’ where three speakers were invited for the debate which was chaired by Ryan Mercieca, President of GUG. The three spokesmen were Dr. Grezzju Mercieca, Mr. Franco Masini and Rev Dr. Joseph Bezzina. Mr Franco Masini was the first to have [...]
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