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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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The main highlights for Gozo from Government’s Budget

Finance Minister Tonio Fenech, presented the Budget 2013 in Parliament on this evening. Some of the main highlights that have been announced in Budget 2013 for Gozo are as follows: An ERDF Scheme for Gozitan businesses. Incentive guidlines for hoteliers to be reviewed, which includes incentives for 3* hotels. Revision of licences related to property [...]
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“The Budget of Uncertainty” – Alternattiva Demokratika

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that the budget for 2013 was taking place in a surreal electoral context given the statements of MP Franco Debono. AD said that despite a number of positive measures the budget lacks a progressive direction especially for low to mid-income earners. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “If Franco [...]
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Some of the main highlights of Government’s Budget 2013

Finance Minister Tonio Fenech, presented the Budget 2013 in Parliament on this evening. The next step is the reply by Opostition Leader, Dr Joseph Muscat on the 5th of December. The crucial vote for Budget 2013, requesting Members of Parliament for its approval, is due to take place on Monday, the 10th of December following [...]
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Liquigas announce prices rise on LPG from Thursday

Liquigas Malta Limited has said this evening that during the last weeks, the international LPG market continued to suffer from high prices. As a result, Liquigas Malta Limited announced in its statement an increase in the LPG prices effective as from tomorrow Thursday 29th November 2012. The revised prices are as shown in the table [...]
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150th birthday of Madre Margherita being celebrated today

Wednesday, the 28th of November is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Servant of God Madre Margherita De Brincat, foundress of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Mother Margherita De Brincat passed away on January the 22nd 1952. She was baptised at St George’s parish, and this is where [...]
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10,000 free internet upgrades given to clients from Melita

Over the past few weeks, Melita said that it has rolled out a free internet upgrade to around 10,000 clients who are already subscribed to its Fibre Power packages. Melita said that its customers on Fibre Power 25 Megabits or Fibre Power 50 Megabits received a free 5 Megabit and 10 Megabit upgrade respectively. The [...]
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