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Victoria Christmas Village starts Friday in St George’s Square

The Victoria Christmas Village, organised by the Victoria Local Council, starts tomorrow, Friday the 23rd of November and will remain open until Sunday, the 25th of November. As in previous editions, it is being held in St George’s Sqaure, which will be transformed into a Christmas village with festive wooden huts offering a range of [...]
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Stars soon to arrive for European Film Awards Silver Jubilee

Only nine more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 25th European Film Awards in Malta. The venue for this year’s Silver Jubilee edition of the awards ceremony, traditionally opened by the President of the European Film Academy Wim Wenders, is [...]
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European Parliament closes loopholes in shark finning ban

MEPs removed exceptions to the EU ban on “shark finning” – i.e. cutting off fins and dumping carcasses at sea – in a vote on Thursday. These exceptions required fishermen to keep carcases on board, but they made the ban difficult to enforce, as by allowing boats to land fins and bodies at different ports, [...]
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Wirt Ghawdex calls for set up of Citadel management team

In a statement issued today Wirt Ghawdex said that “in the past it had appealed to the Government for action to be taken with regards to the precarious state of the top portion of St. John’s Cavalier. It had deteriorated to such an extent that it was in danger of collapsing and was a serious [...]
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MEPA approves new designs of Fort Chambray development

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board today approved a revised outline permit for the re-organisation of the building layout and urban form of the western part of Fort Chambray.MEPA said that following this approval, the commercial area of the project, which included the construction of a hotel on the Fort’s perimeter, protruding onto [...]
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Sargas welcomes Government decision on feasibility study

“I am pleased to hear from the media that the government will ask for a feasibility study on the power station utility proposal.” This was stated by Mr. Henrik Fleischer CEO of Sargas in a short and brief statement. Mr Fleischer said in the statement that he was pleased to note that the government had [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Zebbug, Gozo, on Saturday and Sunday, the 24th and 25th of November. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Xaghra Saturday 2.30pm-4.30pm: TRIQ GUZEPPI BAJADA, TRIQ TA’ BERTRIJA, TRIQ TA’ BULLARA DAHLA TA’ L- EGHZIEN, TRIQ LIBERAT GRECH, [...]
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easyJet flies 1.5 million passengers to and from Malta

easyJet said it has today celebrated flying 1.5m passengers to and from Malta. The milestone highlights how easyJet has grown since taking over the routes from GB Airways in 2008. To support this growth the company said it is extending services on the Malta to Manchester route, which will increase from five to six flights [...]
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Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna purchases two replica carronades

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has purchased two faithful replicas of 24-pounder iron carronades on a two-wheeled garrison carriage, with the financial support of Bank of Valletta. Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, which will be marking its 25th anniversary from its foundation, is concluding several projects and initiatives connected to over 40 heritage sites. The two iron carronades were [...]
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Ghajnsielem starts the celebrations for the feast of St Cecilia

The St Joseph Band Club in conjunction with Wirt Ghawdex, the Ghaqda Kazini tal-Baned and the Ministry for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, will today commence the celebrations for the feast of St Cecilia, who is the patroness of musicians and Church music. A series of activities will be held at the The Santa Cecilia [...]
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GO once again pledges support to l-Istrina 2012 campaign

GO has announced that it is once again pledging its support to Malta’s dynamic fund raising campaign and recently presented the Malta Community Chest Fund with the sum of €64,492 that is GO’s revenue share from phone-in donations made via fixed lines and mobile during last year’s edition of L-Istrina. GO is one of L-Istrina’s [...]
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The Retail Price Index went up by 0.97% in October

In October, the Retail Price Index went up by 0.97 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today, rising to 108.51 from 107.47 in September. This primarily reflected an increase of 6.94 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index due to seasonally higher prices of garments. The Food Index went up by 2.51 per [...]
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ZiguZajg’s spectacular celebration parade this Sunday

A spectacular celebration parade will be wrapping up the second edition of the ZiguZajg Festival for Children and Young People, which is currently taking place in various venues throughout Valletta as well some events that were held in Gozo. The parade will be taking place in the capital city this Sunday 25th November between 15.30 [...]
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AD calls for Malta to have a sustainable energy policy

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said today that Malta needs a sustainable energy policy to avoid dependence on fossil fuels, which will lead to spiralling energy prices. “Malta requires massive investment in renewable energy.” Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “Alternattiva Demokratika’s vision is based on conservation and the careful use of resources, social justice [...]
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