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The Prime Minister announces three proposals for Gozo

During an interview on Radio 101 this morning, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi announced three proposals for Gozo that would be implemented over the coming five years. Gozo Tourism Plan The Prime Minister said that so as to facilitate and sustain Gozo’s tourism, the Nationalist Party is proposing a Gozo Tourism Plan that would be approved [...]
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Apogg talk on internet safety held at Sir M. A. Refalo Centre

Recently, the Health and Safety Department at the Sir M. A. Refalo Centre for Further Studies in Victoria Gozo organised two educational talks, one for parents and staff and the other for students. The Health and Safety teachers, Mr Andrew Dimech and Mr Charles Daniel Saliba, invited Ms Svetlana Camilleri and Ms Deborah Vassallo from [...]
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Joseph Muscat to announce his 2nd district in coming days

The Labour Party Leader Dr Joseph Muscat will announce his second district during the coming days, the Labour Party said in a statement this afternoon. The statement was issued in response to the Prime Minister’s comment earlier today that Dr Muscat contesting on the Gozo district would be a ‘gimmick.’ The Labour Party said, “It’s [...]
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“Us and Them mentality – Time to move on” – Joseph Muscat

The Leader of the Labour Party, Dr Joseph Muscat said today, “I wish to live to see that day when a Labour supporter will celebrate Independence Day as much as a Nationalist supporter and a Nationalist supporter will celebrate Freedom Day as much as a Labour supporter, for these are not any particulary party’s celebrations, [...]
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Electoral Registered published in the Government Gazette

The Electoral Commission has said that a revised Electoral Register for General Elections and for 34 Local Councils whose elections are due on 9th March, 2013, have been published in the Government Gazette of the 12th January, 2013. Any person who had the necessary qualifications to be registered as a voter in accordance with the [...]
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First meeting to be held of Gozo Photography Association

Due to the ever increasing popularity of digital cameras, a new association is being set up in Gozo with the principal aim of promoting photography as an artistic medium and to help those interested in learning about photography by providing various activities and courses,. This association will carry the name of Gozo Photography Association (GPA) [...]
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€20 and €50 denominations are most counterfeited notes

The European Central Bank said that in the second half of 2012 a total of 280,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation. This means that the overall quantity of counterfeits withdrawn from circulation in 2012 was 12.4% lower compared with the figures for 2011. At the same time, there was an increase of 11.6% [...]
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“Times change, some things don’t…” Birdlife Malta campaign

BirdLife Malta today launched its campaign calling on the public to voice their opposition to the concessions given to the hunting lobby by political parties before every election. BLM said that the campaign empowers voters to finally put an end to the illegal occupation of the countryside, widespread illegal hunting and public health and safety [...]
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‘Joseph Muscat as Gozo candidate would be Labour gimmick’

The Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi speaking on Radio 101 during a visit to Gozo this morning commented about reports in some media that Labour Leader, Joseph Muscat may stand as a candidate for electoral district 13 – Gozo. He said that should this be confirmed as true, “then it would be yet another of [...]
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NTM appeals to authorities and public for tree appreciation

Nature Trust (Malta) has said in a statement today that it is particularly concerned for the lack of respect towards trees in the Maltese Islands in present times. Over the last years, the Maltese Islands have seen a wave of vandalism against trees. “For instance, trees were chopped down in our villages and towns such [...]
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Restoration completed on Rose Window at Ta’ Pinu Basilica

The main window, which is also known as ‘The Rose Window’ and decorates the facade of the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, was made in Germany in 1931. It is a beautiful piece of stained glass artistry, but has been subject to the elements for the last eighty years or so. Therefore the need was felt by [...]
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Nadur Youngsters beat Xewkija Tigers for a clear lead

Nadur Youngsters obtained an important 3-2 victory over Xewkija Tigers Yesterday at the Gozo Stadium. With Stojanovic sent off after barely five minutes of play the Whites had a mountain to climb to get something from the match but a goal from Anthony Portelli and a brace by Claudio Antunes secured the victory over the [...]
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AD launches its electoral campaign and presents candidates

In a press conference in St. Anne Square, Sliema, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, this morning launched its electoral campaign and presented its candidates. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “AD is proud to have candidates contesting in all electoral districts. Our candidates are all committed to AD’s policies. With us one knows where one [...]
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President Abela in Italy for Archbishop of Pompei ceremony

Early this morning President George Abela left Malta to Italy on the occasion of the Ceremony of the new Archbishop of Pompei, Monsignor Tomaso Caputo, former Nunzio Apostolic and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps. In the meantime Mr Anton Tabone is acting President. President George Abela will return back to Malta tomorrow, Sunday, the 13th [...]
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