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ABBA Gold Europe tribute band to perform live in Nadur

The Nadur Local Council has organised a show by the popular tribute band to ABBA, called ABBA Gold Europe, which will be taking place on Wednesday the19th of December at L-Arcipriet Martin Camilleri Square (il-Pjazzetta). The tribute band have been playing the music of ABBA together since 1995, although some faces have changed along the [...]
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European Parliament votes for safer, greener motorbikes

New rules to make motorbikes safer and greener got the thumbs up from the European Parliament on Tuesday. They are to apply to all powered two- and three-wheel vehicles, from mopeds to heavy motorcycles, and also quads, as of 2016. As these vehicles account for 16% of accident deaths on Europe’s roads, but only 2% [...]
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At least 24 illegal trapping sites found in Gozo – Birdlife Malta

“The current autumn trapping derogation is being used as a loophole to continue illegal finch trapping with at least 24 illegal trapping sites found by BirdLife on Gozo last Saturday,” the conservation organisation announced today.Birdlife said that, “Following a high number of reports of illegal trapping on the island from members of the public, it [...]
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Countess of Wessex presents two ambulances in Malta

The Earl and Countess of Wessex started their official visit to Malta yesterday. Their visit started with a reception on board HMS Illustrious, berthed in Grand Harbour, which was followed by dinner at the Residence of the British High Commissioner Rob Luke.The Countess of Wessex, as Grand President of St John Ambulance in the Priory [...]
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Government requests a full feasibility study from Sargas

Sargas AS has proposed a 30 year power purchasing supply agreement to Enemalta. Following pre-feasibility reports by KPMG which indicate six major issues, namely opportunity cost issues; the fuel used (coal and biopaste); the carbon capture and storage technology; maritime issues, environmental considerations and certain uncertainties including the sale of green certificates, the sale of [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Munxar and Victoria

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Munxar and Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday the 22nd of November. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: Munxar 8.30am.3.30pm: TRIQ L- ANDRIJIET, PJAZZA TAL- KNISJA, TRIQ TA’ RINOTA, TRIQ TARSU, TRIQ DAMASKU and TRIQ IL- MADONNA TAL-KARMNU. Victoria 8.30am-1.00pm: [...]
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Commission welcomes outcome of ICCAT 2012 meeting

The European Commission welcomes the important decisions taken at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) held in Agadir, Morocco, from 12 to 19 November 2012. Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, welcomed the decisions on sustainability of fisheries: “Adopted conservation measures for the sustainability of [...]
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Artistic sculptures installed in public places around Gozo

Six of the thirteen pieces of artwork that were commissioned by the Ministry for Gozo, as artistic sculptures in public spaces have been installed in a number of places around the island. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono visited two of the commissioned pieces that were recently put in place. The Minister said that the [...]
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“Gozo, where songbirds are still shot for sport”

Readers Letter – “Tweet, tweet, tweet – Blam! Blam! Yes! It’s hunting season in Gozo again. All those cute little songbirds who had a lousy, wet summer in England and Northern Europe are now heading south for warmer climes, their little suitcases packed with suntan oil, mosquito repellent, beach towels and pina colada mix. Nearly [...]
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Malta aims to boost low season figures with social tourism

Malta will be trying to lure elderly tourists and people with disabilities from European countries to boost the tourism low season between November and March. Social tourism – a concept which aims to entice the young, the elderly, people with reduced mobility and no-income families – is the focus of an EU-funded project called Accessible [...]
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Admissions to museums & historical sites down 10% in 2011

A survey conducted among 68 museums and historical sites across Malta and Gozo revealed that these sites registered 1.9 million admissions last year, down by 10 per cent over 2010. In 2011, the number of active museums and historical sites in Malta and Gozo stood at 68, the same as the previous year. More than [...]
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Monument unveiled on the tomb of Mgr. Nikol G. Cauchi

An unveiling ceremony of a monument has taken place on the tomb of the late Mgr. Nikol G. Cauchi, Bishop of Gozo, at the Gozo Cathedral. Present for the occasion were the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Chris Said, Justyne Caruana, and the Victoria Mayor, Mr Samuel [...]
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The 20th of November 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 20th of November 2012 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. This weeks articles in the PDF download are: 1. George Kissaun’s book, My Life in Aviation – The Malta-Gozo Airlink, was launched in Gozo [...]
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