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Former Gozo Ministry official given suspended sentence

A former senior official at the Ministry of Gozo, was condemned to a 15-month jail term suspended for two years at a court hearing held today. Mario Camilleri was found guilty of falsifying another person’s school-leaving certificate. The court said that the accused had altered the school-leaving certificate of Raphael Asciak to enable him to [...]
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Liquigas announces lower LPG prices for February 2013

Liquigas has announced price reductions for the second month running of LPG in cylinders. The new prices are effective as from Friday, the 1st of February 2013, being the beginning of the month. The revised prices are as shown in the table below: Type LPG – Price 12 kg cylinders € 18.30 15 kg cylinders [...]
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Prospective Summer Schools to be registered by 3rd May

The Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family has said that anybody who intend to offer an educational programme in the form of a Summer School/Club and do not have a licence for a school should apply to register their Summer school/club as an educational establishment with the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education [...]
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Environment and Planning Tribunal rejects Ta’ Cenc appeal

An appeal by developer Victor Borg which contested the interpretation of the local plan relating to an area of Ta’ Cenc, was turned down today by the Environment and Planning Tribunal The developer, hotelier Victor Borg, was planning to build 57 bungalows in that area which would have formed part of a larger proposed development. [...]
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6 Labour Party candidates contesting the election for Gozo

Labour Party Leader Joseph Muscat has said that “the team of candidates which is contesting in our Movement’s name is rich not only in quantity, but also in quality. He said that the team is made up of “very experienced individuals, some whom were active within other parties and now have joined the Partit Laburista [...]
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FKNK request to stop foreigners roaming is ridiculous – AD

Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, has said that “The request by the Hunters’ Federation to stop foreigners roaming the Maltese countryside is unbelievable. Malta is a free country where public land belongs to everyone. Malta is also part of the European Union and therefore every Maltese and European has freedom [...]
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Ghajnsielem F.C.restructuring project getting underway

The Ghajnsielem F.C. recently held a supporters rally at its premises, where the committee announced that in the next few weeks the first phase of work, which is related with the structure, foundation and extension of the floor area will get underway. There are three phases to the project, which is costing €250,00 and these [...]
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Inbound Cruise Ship Vistors increased in December 2012

Tourstat data for December showed an increase of 14.6 per cent in total inbound cruise ship visitors when compared to the corresponding month in 2011. Excluding the 2,322 passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, the increase amounted to 11.8 per cent. Departing Tourists: December 2012 The total number of inbound visitors [...]
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‘Back to Life’ a Heritage Malta’s 10th anniversary exhibition

A full programme of activities has been prepared by Heritage Malta to mark its tenth anniversary. The first event showcases the vital work undertaken by Heritage Malta’s Conservation Departments. The exhibition, entitled ‘Back to Life,’ shows how painstakingly careful work by highly trained and professional Heritage Malta conservators bring damaged cultural heritage artefacts back to [...]
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MEPA concessions for minor development irregularites

Owners of residences that have an existing minor irregularity and which is not creating a disturbance to neighbours, can apply to be granted a partial compliance, following the introduction of regulations to this effect published yesterday. The cases stipulated in the LN were largely proposed by the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Development Planning. They [...]
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ERRC opening a Pre-Hosipital Trauma Life Support faculty

The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo is opening a faculty for Pre-Hosipital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) in Malta. The ERRC said that the first course is aimed at nurses, doctors and personnel who work in pre-hospital care. The course dates are the 20th and 21st of February 2013. Candidates interested to enrol must [...]
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Xaghra man fined €100,000 for illegal quarry extension

A Xaghra man was today convicted of illegally excavating a quarry extension at Fuq il-Bniet near to San Lawrenz and was fined €100,000 by the court. The court was told that in April 1998 MEPA had issued a stop and enforcement notice which called on Mr Azzopardi to stop excavating rock from part of the [...]
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The Feast of St Paul being celebrated at Marsalforn Church

Celebrations are being held in Marsalforn this week in honour of Saint Paul, the Patron Saint of this community. The present church dedicated to Saint Paul, was consecrated by Bishop Michael Gonzi on the 12th of September 1939. The church is in possession of various pieces of art, including the titular painting of Saint Paul [...]
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‘NGOs to be given due importance in environment sector’

The Leader of the Partit Laburista (PL), Joseph Muscat, said today that a new Government “will be listening to what the citizens have to say on the environment sector, thus NGOs will be given due importance. A new Government will set up a fund from which these organisations may benefit financially in order to be [...]
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