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e-Card “for non-Maltese EU citizens is illegal under EU law”

Readers Letter - “With reference to the readers letter regarding applications for the e-Residence Card, as regards non-Maltese EU citizens, the ‘e-Residence Card’ is a hybrid document incorporating an identity card and a Registration Certificate. The implementation of the ‘e-Residence Card’ scheme in respect of non-Maltese EU citizens is illegal under EU law on at [...]
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Anonymous donor offers IMLI postgraduate sponsorship

An anonymous benefactor has donated funds to help a postgraduate student undertake a 3-year Ph.D. study scholarship in the Law of the Sea. This was announced by the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta. The scholarship will be awarded by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), following receipt of [...]
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Canon John Muscat appointed as Parish Priest of Fontana

Gozo Bishop Mons. Mario Grech, yesterday appointed Canon John Muscat as the Parish Priest of Fontana, following the resignation of Fr Joseph Bajada. Canon Muscat was born in Sannat in 1959 and after attending the village primary school he moved on to the Victoria Lyceum. In 1975 he started the philosophical and theological formation at [...]
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New e-card for non-Maltese Nationals – “What a shambles”

Readers Letter - “I now understand we have to go through the process of gaining residency all over again…Can anyone explain to me WHY we (and all other foreign nationals) MUST do this as the authorities have already got all our information and have had this for over 4 years. we also have passports too. [...]
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Draft guidelines on renewal or amended planning permits

A guidance document which regulates the renewal or amendment for planning permission has been published for public consultation by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA). This document aims to eliminate uncertainty amongst applicants by establishing clear guidelines and procedures for renewal of permits that are about to expire. The presumption lies in favour of [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Sannat on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Sannat, Gozo, on Wednesday the 23rd of January, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ BARDAN, TRIQ TA’ GERXIJA, TRIQ IL- KBIRA, TRIQ L- GHAXRA T’ OTTUBRU 1942, TRIQ RAS IN-NEWWIELA, [...]
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Preservation of historical documents at Notarial Archives

HSBC Malta Foundation is supporting the preservation of historical documents by helping improve storage conditions at the Notarial Archives at St Christopher Street, Valletta. This building is home to over twenty thousand registers containing notarial records and other historical documents dating back to the late 15th century. “The Notarial Archives hold an invaluable collection of [...]
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MIA forecasting an increase in pasengers of 1.5% for 2013

Malta International Airport is forecasting that passenger numbers for 2013 will be around 1.5% more than the record 3.65 million achieved in 2012, i.e. c. 3.7 million. This was announced by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Markus Klaushofer at a news conference during which Malta Airport analysed the traffic results achieved in 2012, which ended with [...]
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Melita Mobile range of 3G smartphones free with €20 plans

Melita Mobile has announced that it is “offering a wide range of 3G smartphones for free with its hybrid and pay monthly plans starting from just €20 per month. The smartphone sale includes best sellers such as the HTC Wildfire S, Samsung i5500, the Samsung Galaxy Mini and the Nokia X3-2. “All Melita Mobile pay [...]
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Xaghra Scout Group holds its Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Xaghra Scout Group took place on Saturday at the Xaghra Primary School. Each section from the Group presented a video highlighting activities that had taken place during the previous year, together with a play or song. A play titled “Il-Mahrubin u x-Xjuh” was performed by the scouts while the [...]
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‘Substantial’ rise in cruise passengers to Gozo during 2012

Cruise passengers in December 2012 stood at 18,156, up by 15.4 per cent over 2011. Total cruise passenger traffic last year advanced by 9.4 per cent over 2011, and reached 608,786 passengers, the National Statistics Office said today. Cruise passenger traffic for December advanced by 15.4 per cent over 2011, to 18,156. An increase of [...]
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Commissioner curtails dissemination of sensitive data – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika said this morning that the “Data and Information Protection Commissioner issued a statement on Monday 21 January 2013 to curtail dissemination of sensitive data of vulnerable voters in hospitals and retirement homes. “The provisions of article 82 in the General Elections Act provides for the information relative to residents in retirement homes and [...]
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The 22nd of January 2013 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 22nd of January 2013 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. This week’s articles in the PDF download are: 1. The Victoria Primary School held its Christmas concert in December at two different venues – [...]
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