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Enemalta takes over the Delimara Power Station extension

The Enemalta Corporation has taken over the Delimara Power Station extension following the successful completion of the performance tests, which were carried out under the supervision of both Enemalta and the external consultants DNV KEMA. As of tomorrow, the Corporation will also be able to shut down the oldest, least efficient and most polluting boilers [...]
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Twieled fi Djarna-San Lawrenz, the greatest story ever told

The small village of San Lawrenz in Gozo, is to be transformed into a cradle to welcome in a different way, the birth of Christ, during Twieled fi Djarna, which is taking place on Sunday, the 23rd and Monday, the 24th of December. The 43rd edition of the annual Christmas Pageant will this year be [...]
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Government deficit decreased on annual basis in Q2 – CBM

The Central Bank of Malta has published the third issue of its Quarterly Review for 2012, which analyses economic and financial developments in Malta and abroad during the second quarter of 2012 and highlights some additional developments in subsequent months. The Review begins with a commentary on the monetary policy decisions of the European Central [...]
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Pope Benedict XVI’s Twitter account attracts huge following

Pope Benedict XVI’s Twitter account @Pontifex, attracted over a million and a half followers on its first day of existence. The Pope, after his first tweet at the end of the usual Wednesday general audience, responded during the course of the day to three questions posed by members of the public from three different continents. [...]
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Niche of Our Lady of Mount Carmel inaugurated in Nadur

Renovation works have been completed on the niche of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, located opposite the Nadur Parish Church. The project was coordinated by the Ministry for Gozo in collaboration with thee Department of Projects and Development and the Wistin Camilleri, Gozo Centre for Art and Crafts. The completion of work on the niche [...]
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A rare wartime Italian map of Malta donated to FWA

An extremely rare wartime Italian military map of Malta was donated to Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna for display in one of its heritage sites and museums. This large sized map, which is dated 1941, was issued by Super Aerea – the High Command of the Regia Aeronautica (Royal Italian Airforce). The map shows all the military [...]
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Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul

Four candidates will be admitted to the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in the Grand Priory of Malta, later today. The Conraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul is a philanthropic organisation. Its main objective is to provide humanitarian support for those who are in less fortunate [...]
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10,000 dogs neutered & micro-chipped by Dogs Trust Malta

The animal NGO Dogs Trust has announced today that it has neutered and micro-chipped 10,000 dogs and reached over 28,000 primary and secondary school children through education talks since its inception in June 2009. “This achievement has resulted in fewer unwanted puppies being abandoned and directly helped to reduce the stray population across Malta and [...]
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HICP down 1.9% but annual rate of inflation rose to 3.6%

In November, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went down by 1.9 per cent over the previous month, the National Statistics Office said today. The twelve-month moving average rate of inflation stood at 3.1 per cent and the annual rate stood at 3.6 per cent The HICP primarily reflected a decrease of 10.2 per cent [...]
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2011 GDP per capita varied by 1 to 6 across Member States

In 2011, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Luxembourg, expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS), was more than two and a half times the EU27 average. The Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Germany were between around 20% and 30% above the EU27 average, while Belgium and Finland were between 10% and 20% [...]
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