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Wishing all our readers a Happy & Healthy New Year 2013

Gozo News would like to wish all our readers and contributors very best wishes for the New Year of 2013. Once again, we would like to thank you all for your support and contributions throughout 2012 and look forward to more of the same in 2013. The team sincerely hopes that you and your families [...]
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Concert of Celtic music by Celarda at the Banca Giuratale

A concert of traditonal and relaxing Celtic music by Celarda from Germany, was held at the Banca Giuratale Foyer in Independence Square on Sunday morning. The German trio, is made up of Lisa Eberhardt (vocals, cello), Katharina Liborius (vocals, fiddle, whistles, flute) and Marco Schmidt (vocals, guitar, accordion and bodhran). The trio takes takes its [...]
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The Xaghra Annual Christmas Concert – ‘Puer Natus Est’

Last Friday, the third day in the Christmas Octave and the feast day of the Holy Innocents, the Xaghra Local Council organised the fourteenth edition of the annual Christmas Concert ‘Puer Natus Est’ at the Collegiate, Basilica and Sanctuary of the Nativity of Our Lady under the auspicious patronage of H.E. Dr. George Abela, President [...]
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Liquigas announce LPG price reductions from Wednesday

Liquigas Malta Limited announced price reductions of LPG in cylinders.This is a direct result of the decreased prices on the international LPG market, the company said. The new prices are effective as from Wednesday 2nd January 2013, being the beginning of the month. The revised prices are as shown in the table below: Type LPG [...]
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3rd edition of the Gozo Cup won by Valletta on penalties

Organised by the Gozo Football Association and supported by the Ministry for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, the Gozo Cup, in its third year, is an annual football tournament involving a Gozo FA selection and Maltese Premier League sides. This year’s tournament, held between Friday and Sunday at the Gozo Stadium, had the added flavour [...]
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Inbound tourists for November up by 4.6% on last year

Tourstat data for November showed an increase of 4.6 per cent in total inbound tourists when compared to the corresponding month last year. Excluding the 2,163 passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, the increase amounted to 2.0 per cent. The total number of tourists who visited Malta during November is estimated [...]
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British High Commissioner visits Vodafone House in Malta

The new British High Commissioner to Malta, Mr Robert Luke, recently visited Vodafone House in Birkirkara where he was welcomed by Vodafone Malta’s CEO, Balesh Sharma, Head of HR, Martin Gregory and newly appointed Vodafone Malta Foundation board member, Jason Pavia. The purpose of the visit was to obtain a better understanding of the activities [...]
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2 booklets on Santa Lucija in Gozo are now available online

For those who love to walk and are interested in local history, a booklet describing a heritage trail through the village of Santa Lucija Gozo and its environs is now available to download online. Also available to download online is a booklet on ten singular stories from the village of Santa Lucija, which aims to [...]
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Affectionate female Dalmation in urgent need of a home

Shelly is a female Dalmation that the Gozo SPCA rescued earlier this year after she had been spotted running around Victoria. She was in a terrible condition when she was picked up, just skin and bones as can be seen by the photographs below. Following her rescue, she was checked over by the vet and [...]
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Prime Minister’s Visitors’ Book at the Ministry for Gozo

The Prime Minister’s Visitors’ Book, for the convenience of the public in Gozo, will be available at the Ministry for Gozo in St Francis Square, on the occasion of the New Year as follows: Monday, the 31st of December 2012 – between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Tuesday, the 1st of January 2013 – between 8.30am and [...]
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Gozo Farmers Market opening every Saturday in Victoria

A Gozo ‘Farmers Market’ was started this month in Victoria, opening every Saturday morning. The organisers say that the Gozo market provides “local fresh fruits, vegetables and products (local honey, olive oil etc) at competitive prices.” The Market opens every Saturday from 7.30am until 2.00pm next to the Gozo College, at Triq Fortunato Mizzi, VCT2578. [...]
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Drinkaware campaign highlights dangers of binge drinking

Drink Aware Malta, which aims to reduce alcohol related harm by promoting moderate drinking, has launched a campaign which highlights not only the physical impact of binge drinking but also the social consequences, particularly in the digital age. Ray Grech, Director General at, said, “binge drinking is certainly an issue in Malta, particularly among [...]
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Proposed height limitation adjustment policy by MEPA

Readers Letter – “I am surprised at the lack of coverage or concern about an incentive proposed by MEPA in which will see Hotels by-passing existing height restrictions as laid down under the local planning laws. The document can be downloaded here. There is an email address where you can raise objections and I urge [...]
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Open Weekend to view restoration work at Citadel bastions

An Open Weekend is being held on Saturday the 5th and Sunday, the 6th of January, when the public will be able to view the ongoing restoration work on the Citadel fortifications. Detailed information will also be given about the process involved in this complex project. The Open Weekend is being organised by the Ministry [...]
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