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Second edition of ‘Youth Gozo’ gets underway tomorrow

Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with the Gozo University Group and JP2 Youths will be organising the second edition of Youth Gozo, under the banner of ‘European Year of Active Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity.’ on Friday, the 30th of November and Saturday, the 1st of December. The event gets underway on Friday afternoon with a session [...]
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GUG commends plans for Gozo given in last night’s Budget

The Gozo University Group in a statement this evening said that it would like to commend the plans for Gozo outlined in the Budget 2013 which was presented to Parliament last night. “They are a step towards Gozitan people’s ideals. In particular we would like to comment on some of the proposals which are relevant [...]
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Traffic pollution harmful to health in many parts of Europe

Transport in Europe is responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the resulting environmental problems can be addressed by stepping up efforts to meet new EU targets, according to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA’s annual report under the Transport [...]
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Ryanair to introduce a 2% credit card fee from this Friday

Ryanair has announced that “in order to comply with the UK Office of Fair Trading’s recent ruling on credit card fees it will introduce an avoidable 2% credit card processing fee on all new credit card bookings made from 30 November, to cover credit card payment costs.” The airline said that Ryanair’s 2% credit card [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Xaghra on Saturday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Xaghra, Gozo, on Saturday, the 1st of December, between the hours of 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- KACCATURI.
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HSBC Malta wins ‘The Banker Awards 2012? for second year

HSBC Bank Malta has for the second year running been named Bank of the Year in Malta by the prestigious Financial Times publication The Banker, in recognition for its achievements and the best overall performance. HSBC Maltasais that the FT’s Bank of the Year Award reflects a strong financial performance, impressive growth rates, and continued [...]
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Support artisan businesses by Christmas shopping in Gozo

For the third year running designer/makers Pat Holtom and Jackie Roberts are encouraging everyone to support local artisan business and do their Christmas gift shopping on Gozo – “no crowds, no cheap imports and no loud music! Just quality contemporary craft displayed in the courtyard and millroom of a beautiful old farmhouse in Gharb.” A [...]
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Year-on-year industrial producer prices rise by 4.9%

Provisional data given by the National Statistics Office indicate that the industrial producer price index in October decreased by 1.0 per cent when compared to the previous month. Year-on-year comparisons indicate that producer prices for total industry increased by 4.9 per cent, from 93.8 points to 98.4 points. In October, the producer price index for [...]
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“Realistic & objective budget acknowledging Gozo’s needs”

The Gozo Tourism Association said today that it believes that the measures in the Budget 2013 to increase by another €1,000,000 the Malta Tourism Authority financial allocation extending it to €37,000,000, together with the €40,000,000 allocated for the restructuring of Air Malta, are positive measures towards an important industry like tourism. “The fact that Gozo [...]
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No encouragement for re-investing in hotel industry – MHRA

The MHRA said in a statement today that it notes that the budget and the re-action to the proposals were positive when viewed from the national perspective over the next 12 months but less positive when viewed from the hotel investor perspective especially spanning a period of time. MHRA President Tony Zahra explained that “MHRA [...]
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Government will promise but Labour will deliver – MLP

The Leader of the Opposition Dr Joseph Muscat said last night at the end of the presentation of the Budget, “that if this was the best that the Government can deliver then we can feel very confident that the Labour Party in Government, will deliver much more and improve upon it.” Dr Muscat said that [...]
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