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Gozitan Labour MP calls for an end to fireworks factories

On Monday evening the Labour MP Anton Refalo said in Parliament that the manufacturing of fireworks should be stopped to avoid the repeat of Sunday’s fireworks tragedy in Gharb. Gozitan lawyer Dr Refalo said that the tragedy on Sunday, which saw the loss of four lives, means that Gozo is experiencing the same sorrow as [...]
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ERRC pays tribute to emergency services at Gharb tragedy

John Edwards of the the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo, paid tribute this evening to the work of the services over the past two days at the site of the Gharb firework factory explosion. Mr Edwards said that “the Corps were at the scene a few minutes after the first explosions and were [...]
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‘The Mirror Works’ – An art exhibition by Dominique Ciancio

A solo exhibition of paintings by Dominique Ciancio is currently being held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono inaugurated the exhibition, entitled ‘The Mirror Works.’ Dominique Ciancio was born in 1983 in Malta and grew up in the family’s home in Sliema. It was during this formative period that he [...]
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4th victim of tragic Gharb Firework Factory explosion found

Updated: The fourth victim of yesterday’s tragic explosion at Qalb ta’ Gesu fireworks factory in Gharb has now been found. The Civil Protection Department and the Armed Forces of Malta, who are being assisted by Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, are still working at the site of yesterdays tragic accident. Three men were confirmed [...]
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Dental Week with GSK across Malta and Gozo this week

GlaxoSmithKline (Malta) Ltd is introducing a Dental Week initiative between 5th and 9th November 2012, to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s teeth. A number of participating dentists will be offering free dental check ups and information on dental health to people of all ages. Visitors will have their teeth examined [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Nadur on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Nadur, Gozo, on Wednesday the 7th of November, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ FRANGISK ATTARD, TRIQ DAHLET QORROT, TRIQ GUZE’ ELLUL MERCER, TRIQ SAN BLAS DAHLET TA’ GAZAMAN and [...]
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Restoration nearing an end on 18th century battery in Qala

The reconstruction and restoration being undertaken by Din L-Art Helwa at St Anthony’s battery Qala, is now almost complete. The upright masonry is finished and has been built with much of the original old stone found on the site. The woodwork on the battery is now also complete and looks very imposing. The project was [...]
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‘Get Qualified’ scheme extended to support more industries

Building up on its success in assisting more than 2,000 students with over €7.7 million in tax credits, the Get Qualified scheme administered by Malta Enterprise is being expanded to support students and other individuals obtain qualifications required by a wider range of industries. Upon successful completion of their course, supported students are granted a [...]
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Non-fatal accidents up by 1% in third quarter this year

Non-Fatal Accidents Administrative records indicate that 834 persons had a non-fatal accident during the course of their work during the third quarter this year. Accordingly, the number of accidents during this period increased by 8 (1.0 per cent) over the corresponding period in 2011. The majority of victims, 86.1 per cent, were men. The National [...]
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AD supports GWU proposal for 6-month COLA revision

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party expressed its support of GWU’s proposal to have COLA adjustments every 6 months rather than on an annual basis. AD said that this should be introduced in conjunction with an increase in the minimum wage. Angele Deguara, AD Spokesperson for Social Policy and Civil Rights, said, “AD supports the [...]
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