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President agrees to dissolve Parliament on January the 7th

The Office of the President of Malta, this evening confirmed in a statement that President Abela has accepted a recommendation by the Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, to dissolve Parliament on the 7th of January and for a general election to be held on th 9th of March. The statement from the Office of the President [...]
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Symbolic protest walk in Valletta against animal circuses

The Animal Rights Coalition has announced that on Wednesday, the 12th of December it will be holding its annual symbolic protest walk against animal circuses. This walk is envisaged to start at 6.15pm from City Gate Valletta and will come to an end at Great Siege Square,Valletta. The NGO said that following this walk, a [...]
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Santa Cecilia restoration project awarded Prix d’Honneur

Wirt Ghawdex recently awarded the Prix d’Honneur Award by Din l-Art Helwa in the restoration and conservation category for the project carried out at the Santa Cecila Chapel in Ghajnsielem. Since its profanation in 1644 up to a couple of years or so ago, the structure served as an animal shed and a store. It [...]
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The 12th edition of the ‘Guiding Light’ Live Crib in Xaghra

The group the Guiding light located at the Jesus of Nazareth Church in Xaghra is proud to present the 12th edition of the Live Crib with this year’s theme being “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1, 14) – “U l-kelma saret gisem u ghammret fostna” (1,14). The group which welcomes [...]
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EP wants immediate action to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Bacteria that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs cause 25,000 deaths a year in the EU, Iceland and Norway. Urgent action must be taken to fight them, by developing new drugs, using existing ones more carefully and improving animal husbandry, says European Parliament in a resolution passed on Tuesday. MEPs warn that neglecting antimicrobial resistance could [...]
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40% of Maltese enterprises issue portable devices to staff

Almost half of enterprises in the EU27 made portable devices such as smartphones or laptops available to staff Nowadays, enterprises have the possibility to provide portable devices, such as portable computers or smartphones, to members of staff, which allow them to connect to the internet while on the move and work from places outside the [...]
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MaltaPost to issue the Year Pack containing all 2012 stamps

The Year Pack, covering all issues for 2012, will be issued by MaltaPost on the 19th of December 2012. This Year Pack contains all the 9 stamp sets in mint condition that were issued this year namely: Definitive Issue – Additional Values, International Artists And Malta, Occasions 2012, 70th Anniversary Award of the George Cross [...]
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Over 430 persons with disability benefit from Me2

During the past three years, over 430 persons with disability have been reached thanks to the Me2 Project. This Project will come to an end in December 2012, and was co-financed by the European Union – European Social Fund, led by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services in collaboration with ETC and KNPD. During the [...]
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Enemalta reverts fuel prices to the pre-budget prices

Enemalta has announced today that due to last night’s defeat of the budget, the price of fuel will now revert back to the pre-budget prices effective today. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.52 €1.51 (€0.01) Diesel €1.40 €1.38 (€0.02) Kerosene €1.40 €1.38 (€0.02) Gasoil for [...]
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GUG supports two initiatives from two Gozitan ICT specialist

The Gozo University Group said in a statement today that it would like to congratulate and show its support to Josvic Zammit and Joseph Debono for the creation of two initiatives that GUG believes will be beneficial for the society. “There effort clearly shows that Gozo has a potential to develop the ICT sector in [...]
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October’s industrial production up by 4.4% on last year

Provisional seasonally adjusted data show that in October, industrial production increased by 0.3 per cent over the previous month. Over the corresponding month last year, working day adjusted production went up by 4.4 per cent. Compared to the previous month, the index of industrial production increased by 0.3 per cent to 107.7 points. This was [...]
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Number of complaints to Environmental Health in decline

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said that it is making every effort to keep its contact with the public through a monthly review statement. There were 235 complaints lodged with the Health Inspectorate last month, down from 740 made in October. The following is a summary of actions taken during [...]
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AD calls for Christmas season to be free from politics

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Chairperson Michael Briguglio, said today, “We hope that the Christmas season will be free from politics and from political mileage which takes advantage of charitable events. “AD has consistently called for a general election ever since the PN parliamentary majority was in doubt, as this can help reduce the [...]
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‘Christmas Showtime’ featuring the Gozo School of Drama

Next Sunday will mark the end of three weeks of activities, related to Christmas in the Gozo community by the Gozo School of art and the Gozo School of Drama under the Directorate Lifelong Learning . ‘Christmas Show Time’ featuring the School of Drama, will be performed at the Aurora Theatre in Victori, on Sunday, [...]
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