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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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Bookings for election flight seats still available – Air Malta

Air Malta today reacted to a statement made by Alternattiva Demokratika spokesman for EU and international affairs, Arnold Cassola in which he said, “reports have reached Alternattiva Demokratika that voters are finding it difficult to book flights to Malta for the 9th March elections. Amongst other cities, Brussels and London seem to be the problematic.” [...]
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FAA queries lack of details provided on reform of MEPA

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) in a statement this evening regarding PL’s proposals for the reform of MEP, said that it “agrees that a review of MEPA’s functioning is necessary however the heritage and environment NGO feels that not enough detail has been provided. FAA has long called for separation of the environment directorate from [...]
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‘God of Carnage’ a play by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club

The innovative drama group, The Gozo Creative Theatre Club, is set to stage the so called “comedy of manners” God of Carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton In collaboration with the Gozo Culture and Information Office. The play explores different facets of marriage and life as well as the kind of [...]
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Voters finding difficulty to come to Malta for elections – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, Prof. Arnold Cassola said, “reports have reached Alternattiva Demokratika that voters are finding it difficult to book flights to Malta for the 9th March elections. Amongst other cities, Brussels and London seem to be the problematic. “It would seem the PN and the [...]
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NGOs condemn threats received by the AD Chairperson

Local NGOs, the Ramblers’ Association of Malta, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth (Malta) and Nature Trust (Malta), in a joint statement this afternoon said that the “are deeply concerned at the news of the threatening letter received by Alternattiva Demokratika leader Dr Michael Briguglio in connection with his party’s strong stand over [...]
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70 PN candidates contesting the General Election

The Partit Nazzjonalista this morning presented the full list of candidates for the Malta General Election 2013. There are a total of 70 candidates will be contesting the 13 electoral district of Malta and Gozo, and 30% of these candidates are contesting the General Election for the first time. Ninteen per cent of the candidates [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Ghasri on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Ghasri, Gozo, on Friday, the 1st of February between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- FANAL, TRIQ TA’ GHAMMAR, TRIQ IL- MAXRABIJA, TRIQ IL- LANTERNA and TRIQ TAL- GALLINA.
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Labour Party announce proposals for reform of MEPA

Joseph Muscat at a press conference this morning announced the Labour Party proposals for MEPA reform. He said that the reforms will separate the functions of planning and environment that so far form part of the same Authority. The Labour Leader said that the current Resources Authority will form part of a new Environment and [...]
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Ghajnsielem Local Council launches its new website

Ghajnsielem Local Council has launched a new website, which it hopes will further strengthen the ongoing communication between the Local Council and the community at large. Ghajnsielemlc.com offers an easy way to keep up to date with local information and some of the services available online include downloadable forms, a section to report faults and [...]
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Inspire launches a 3-day Induction course for parents

Inspire works closely with parents and carers to ensure that a unified holistic approach supports their children, by addressing all aspects of their life… throughout their life. Nevertheless, another important aim for Inspire is to support the parents in their journey as parents of individuals with diverse abilities. As part of this drive towards enhancing [...]
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Government expenditure in 2011 estimated at 42% of GDP

In 2011, Social Protection made up 34.3 per cent of total General Government expenditure, followed by expenditure on General Public Services, Education and Health, the National Statistics Office said today. The share of total General Government expenditure in 2011 as a percentage of GDP was estimated at 42.0 per cent, at par with the level [...]
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