Archive for » November 21st, 2012«

The OASI Foundation participates in the ESF 4.97 project

The OASI Foundation together with the Corporate Projects Directorate is currently involved in the implementation of the ESF 4.97 project ‘Employee Support Programme for Public Employees’, as one of the 6 partner organisations within this project. The role of the OASI Foundation in the project is to provide specialised services to support public employees in [...]
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Reactions to Tonio Borg’s successful nomination vote today

Tonio Borg, Commissioner-designate for Health and Consumer Protection has obtained enough support from MEPs to be confirmed as the EU’s next Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner, despite a number of political groups rejecting his candidacy. The ALDE Group rejected the candidacy of Tonio Borg as commissioner for public health, expressing serious concerns about Mr. Borg’s [...]
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Malta hosts the Eco-Schools National Operators meeting

To celebrate the 10th year of EkoSkola Malta and the 50th year of Nature Trust Malta the International Eco-Schools National Operators meeting was recently held in Malta. Around 70 delegates from 50 different countries attended for the event. During their four day stay in Malta, the delegates had various meetings, school visits and cultural visits. [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Zebbug on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday the 23rd of November, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IX- XAGHRA.
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GO launch Super Top Ups for mobile callers and texters

GO has just launched Super Top Ups – The Super Top Ups offer runs till 31 January 2013 giving customers more value with the chance to pay for a minute and talk for an hour when calling any GO mobile and GO fixed line number or to send free SMS to all GO mobile numbers [...]
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Hull FC Ben Galea is guest coach to Gozo Ruby League team

Playing at the highest level of Rugby League for fourteen seasons, Australian-Maltese forward Ben Galea says the one year deal to play with Hull FC in 2013 will be his last. Galea is currently in Malta, but for no holiday. In spending most of his time with Malta coach Anthony Micallef he is busily ticking [...]
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Borg secures EP backing as Commissioner after tense week

Update: Tonio Borg, Malta’s candidate to replace resigning Commissioner John Dalli, was supported by MEPs on Wednesday with 386 votes in favour 281 against and 28 abstentions. Mr Borg’s approval should now be finalised by the Council in the coming days. He will then be able to take up his post as Commissioner for health [...]
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San Lawrenz to commemorate World War II bombing victims

Seventy years ago, during the night of the 5th and 6th of August, a group of ‘Lawrenzjani,’ a mother, two of her daughters and a relative, on their way to take shelter from enemy attacks, were hit in a bombing raid by a German war plane. This was to be their last journey; they never [...]
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Two Gozo Primary Schools awarded EKoSkola Green Flags

Two primary schools within the Gozo College were awarded the Green Flag in a ceremony held at the Nadur Primary School, as part of the annual EcoSkola Gozo Seminar. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, presented the flags to Xaghra, their second one and Nadur, which was their third one. The Victoria Primary School was [...]
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AFM Officer Cadet off HMS Illustrious at Maritime Squadron

Twenty eight Officer Cadets currently attending the commissioning course at the Brittania Royal Naval College [BRNC] in Dartmouth visited the AFM Maritime Squadron. Amongst the group was AFM Officer Cadet Benjamin Vassallo, of one of the non British Cadets currently attending the Commissioning Course in the UK. Lt Col Wallace Camilleri, commanding officer of the [...]
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Cruise passengers for October down 11.1% on last year

Cruise passengers for October stood at 68,536, a drop of 11.1 per cent over 2011. Forty-nine cruise liner calls were recorded during the month, 12 less than last year, the National Statistics Office said today. The number of transit passengers visiting Malta in October from cruise liners increased by 15 per cent compared with October [...]
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EPs vote on Tonio Borg’s nomination for commissioner

MEPs vote today on Tonio Borg’s nomination for health and consumer protection commissioner. Over the past few weeks Malta’s foreign minister was subjected to an extensive examination by the Parliament to check out his suitability for the post. Follow the vote in plenary live to find out if he has managed to convince them. As [...]
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Air Malta increasing connectivity to Malta this winter

Air Malta has expanded its current code share agreements with partner airlines to provide more connectivity and accessibility to the Maltese Islands. This Winter the Maltese airline has revised its codeshare arrangments with Etihad, Austrian, Meridiana fly and Lufthansa to offer better connections to both its Maltese customers as well as tourists wishing to visit [...]
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