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Xaghra Council organises computer courses for beginners

The Xaghra Local Council, in collaboration with TCTC Malta Limited, is organising three computer courses for beginners to receive basic information about how to use the computer in the present technological world. The courses being held are as follows: (a) Beginners Course is a very basic course which is aimed for those that do know [...]
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PBO’s statement on Xarabank debate is false – Labour Party

The Labour Party has said this evening that “Paul Borg Olivier’s statement about the Xarabank debate is false and a distraction from a PN campaign that has not produced a single policy proposal in two weeks. “Joseph Muscat has committed to four debates during this campaign so far. He will continue to determine his schedule [...]
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AD calls for guaranteed voting rights for disabled persons

Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party considers that the General Elections Act does not consider persons with disability as persons but as votes. This was stated by Dr Claire Azzopardi Lane, AD Spokesperson for Disability Issues and Sport. Under the current modus operandi, stated Azzopardi Lane, persons with disability are required to have the voting room closed [...]
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BLM sends countryside questionnaire to political candidates

BirdLife Malta today sent a questionnaire to general election candidates from all political parties asking the candidates to state their positions on a number of key issues related to wildlife protection, law enforcement and access to the countryside. The questionnaire forms part of BirdLife Malta’s “Your Voice Counts” campaign, which urges members of the public [...]
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Explosion in distribution switchgear causes power cuts

Update: In a statement issued by Enemalta this afternoon, the corporation said a cable that had tripped at the distribution centre damaged its switch gear, which then caused the turbines at the Marsa power plant and the Phase 1 turbines at Delimara to trip and shut down, resulting in 55% of the island suffering an [...]
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Labour to offer free childcare services – Dr Joseph Muscat

“A new Labour Government will provide Maltese and Gozitan families with childcare services free of charge. It is envisaged that this measure will encourage more parents, especially women, to join the labour market or retain their actual jobs. “It is expected that this project will create hundreds of related jobs and can be implemented also [...]
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Gozo – FMVA Vintage Motors Festival 2013 this weekend

The Gozo – FMVA Vintage Motors Festival 2013, is taking place this weekend. For this year the Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki (FMVA) is organsing a two-stage event, entitled, ‘Rabat Malta to Rabat Gozo Vintage Motors Festival 2013.’ The weekend’s events will consist of a time regularity run in Malta and Gozo and three rotating static [...]
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Q3 turnover in selected services activities up by 1.0%

Provisional seasonally adjusted data indicate that in the third quarter of 2012, turnover in selected services activities increased by 1.0 per cent over the previous quarter. Over the corresponding quarter of the previous year, working day adjusted services turnover went up by 4.4 per cent. The figures released today by the National Statistics Office show [...]
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Gozitan students raise funds for Puttinu Cares Foundation

Form 4 Sempreviva of the Agius de Soldanis Girls’ Secondary School, together with their form teacher Mr Micheal Mercieca recently presented a donation of €250 to Mr Carmel Camilleri, a Gozitan represenative of the Puttinu Cares Foundation. The students decided that, instead of giving each other gifts at Christmas as in previous years, they would [...]
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CPD issues warning of possible difficult driving conditions

The Civil Protection Department has this morning issued a warning to motorists to be aware when driving in poor conditions. It said that some localities across Malta and Gozo will experience heavy rain and possibly hail at times today. Drivers are therefore advised to drive cautiously if in those areas that are affected by the [...]
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EU Ministers urged to bring in youth guarantee schemes

‘Youth guarantee’ schemes to ensure that no young person in the EU goes without a job, education or training for more than four months won strong support in Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs voted a resolution calling on EU employment ministers to agree in February 2013 to a Council recommendation that all member states introduce these [...]
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