Archive for » November 15th, 2012«

Restoration work well underway on the Citadel bastions

Extensive restoration and consolidation works on the bastions of the Citadel are well underway to repair the cracks in the rock bed, which could endanger the structural stability of the walls. The Resources Minister George Pullicino and the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono visited the ongoing works on site. This is considered to be the [...]
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Storm hits Gozo causing road closures through flooding

Update: Malta Airport Met Office has issued a warning on bad weather that is expected across the islands this afternoon. “A weather system is developing to the south west of Malta and is moving very slowly towards Malta.” As a result Malta is expected to be hit by thundery showers this afternoon. The Civil Protection [...]
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Hearing of Commissioner-designate Tonio Borg now closed

The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament (which brings together the leaders of the political groups) has declared the hearing of Commissioner-designate Tonio Borg now closed. The statements of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and of the Conference of Commitee Chairs on the hearing are expected to be [...]
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Kara is a little Chihuahua X waiting for her forever home

This really lovely little dog is called Kara, she is a Chihuahua X and one of the newest residents at the Gozo SPCA. She was found in a field in Muxar, left to try and survive all on her own. Kara is very friendly and about 9 or 10 months old. She is to be [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Zebbug on Saturday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Zebbug, Gozo, on Saturday the 17th of November, between the hours of 2.30pm and 5.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: PJAZZA SAN PAWL, TRIQ IS- SAJJIED, TRIQ GHAR QAWQLA, TRIQ ID- DULURI, TRIQ IL- MUNGBELL, TRIQ L- [...]
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3-month Gozo specific promotion by MTA & Nuance Group

A Gozo specific promotion organised by the Malta Tourism Authority in conjunction with the Nuance Group (Malta), operators of the Duty Free Store at the Malta International Airport, recently came to a close with thousands of visitors participating in the promotion. The promotion ‘Next Time Gozo,’ which was spread over three months, took place at [...]
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Euro area annual inflation down to 2.5% & Malta at 3.2%

Euro area annual inflation was 2.5% in October 2012, down from 2.6% in September. Malta’s stood at 3.2%, up from 2.9% in September. The EU rate a year earlier was 3.0%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in October 2012. EU annual inflation was 2.6% in October 2012, down from 2.7% in September. A year earlier the [...]
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Outbound tourist trips increased by 4.6% in September

Outbound tourist trips during September amounted to 39,076, an increase of 4.6 per cent over the corresponding month last year. Figures from the National Statistics Office show that total nights spent abroad between January and September were estimated at 1,905,811. The number of outbound tourist trips towards EU destinations was estimated at 33,329, while a [...]
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Royal Navy Task Group in the Grand Harbour next week

Royal Navy aficionados will be able to go on board aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, which will be berthed at Pinto Wharf in Grand Harbour, as the ship visits Malta between 19 and 23 November. Illustrious, known affectionately by all aboard as Lusty, will be open to visitors on 21 and 22 November between 1pm and [...]
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AD calls for the IVF legislation to be inclusive and realistic

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said today that IVF legislation which is currently being debated in parliament should be inclusive and realistic. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “It is unfortunate that both Nationalist and Labour Parties are agreeing to deny the right to IVF to persons who are single or in relationships not approved [...]
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Malta International Airport launches new interactive website

Malta Airport has recently launched a new state-of-the-art website offering its millions of annual visitors a range of enhanced features and services. The new portal includes substantial upgrades to its popular flight information and weather services as well as a number of new interactive features like a live destination map, detailed terminal map and live [...]
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