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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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Message by Pope Benedict – ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’

The message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the World Day of Peace (1st January 2013), entitled “Blessed are the peacemakers,” occurs on the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican council and of Blessed Pope John XXIII’s renowned Encyclical ‘Pacem in Terris’ and deals on how to live the evangelical beatitude [...]
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‘New Years Eve in the City 2013? celebrations in Victoria

Winter Moods will be back on stage as the main attraction for the New Year celebrations in Gozo. The band will once again be performing live at the official end of year celebrations in Independence Square, Victoria. The free celebrations are being organised by the Victoria Local Council and they are open to everyone. Festivities [...]
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‘Fiscal compact’ enters into force on the 1st of January 2013

The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (popularly known as the “fiscal compact”) enters into force on the 1st of January 2013 following its ratification by Finland. The treaty aims to strengthen fiscal discipline in the euro area through the “balanced budget rule” and the automatic correction mechanism. For [...]
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Gozo ferry service timetable changes for New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day Gozo Channel will be suspending its ferry service between 12.00 noon and 15.00. The ferry service will be suspended in order to allow Gozo Channel employees, who will be on duty on that day, to lunch with their respective families and friends. On New Year’s Day, the 12.00 noon, 12.45, 13.30 [...]
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Xaghra Council benefits from the Cultural Activities Scheme

The Xaghra Local Council was one of the beneficiaries announced from the Cultural Activities Scheme for 2013. The Xaghra Local Council Deputy Mayor, Aaron Agius, on behalf of the Council, collected the sum of €2000 towards the organisation of Carnival festivities in Xaghra, which are to be held on Saturday, the 9th and Sunday, the [...]
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Id-Dar tal-Providenza Fundraising Day on January 1st 2013

On January 1st 2013, Dar tal-Providenza will host thousands of people for the Festa ta’ Generozità organised by RTK4Charity to collect funds for the Homes. It needs €10,000 daily to keep operating and Id-Dar tal-Providenza is requesting that the Maltese people help out by donating money. The live television broadcast will start at 9.00am with [...]
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Refurbished FunPark hosts Santa’s breakfast with children

The Playmobil FunPark was once again the scene of the magical ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event, one of the most popular activities amongst Maltese children and families during the holiday season, and Santa Claus’ last stop before heading back to Lapland. The theme of this year’s event centred on Playmobil’s ‘Cowboys and Indians’ set, as well [...]
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Arka Foundation special Mass held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

The Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem celebrated the week for persons with disability, which was held recently, by a Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, which was celebrated by the Bishop of Gozo Mgr Mario Grech. Persons with disabilities as well as their families were invited for this Mass. Afterwards they all enjoyed a party which was [...]
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“Domestic economy continues to show signs of resilience”

The Central Bank of Malta has published on its website the Update to its Financial Stability Report, which covers developments in the first half of 2012. The Update observes that although the external macro-financial conditions remained challenging, the domestic economy continued to show signs of resilience and thus remained supportive of financial stability. The analysis [...]
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Both the Central Government deficit and debt up this year

During the first eleven months, Central Government recorded a deficit of €342.0 million, up from €278.2 million registered in the corresponding period last year. At the end of November Central Government debt stood at €4,756.6 million, up by €200.9 million, or 4.4 per cent, over the corresponding period last year, figures released by the National [...]
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Louis Grech formally elected as the new PL Deputy Leader

The Labour MP Louis Grech has this evening been elected as the new Deputy Leader for Parliamentary Affairs of the Labour Party. The Labour MP obtained more than 97% of the votes, after 749 delegates out of the 789 that were eligible voted, with Louis Grech obtaining 724 votes. There were 16 votes against, 6 [...]
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Gozo College Zebbug Primary learning outside the classroom

Just before the start of the Chrismas holidays last week, the children at Gozo College Zebbug Primary were given the opportunity to actively participate in an educational outing to the village of Ghajnsielem. The rationale was to give a wider exposure of taking healthy decisions, appreciation of local history and creativity as well as the [...]
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Gamma Probe donated to Mater Dei Medical Imaging Dept

The Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) presented a donation of a Gamma Probe to Mater Dei Hospital Imaging Department. The probe, which assists significantly to the enhanced identification and management of lymph nodes associated with breast tumors, will further help in the management of breast cancer. Minister for Health, the Elderly and Community Care [...]
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