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Gozo Channel putting on extra trips for Carnival weekend

Gozo Channel has issued information on the arrangements being made for next weekend’s Carnival in Gozo between the 9th and 10th of February 2013. In order to make Gozo more accessible Gozo Channel said that it will be performing an additional trip early on Sunday morning, leaving Mgarr, Gozo at 02.30am and departing Cirkewwa, Malta [...]
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Respect towards the truth and one another – The Bishops

Archbishop Paul Cremona, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Charles J. Sciclulna Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of Malta, have today issued a Pastoral Letter regarding the “General Elections 2013, respect towards the truth and one another.” Dear brothers and sisters, “The General Elections represent a significant moment in any democratic society. Every citizen should feel [...]
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‘Apokreas’ a carnival photography exhibition in Victoria

‘Apokreas,’ is a carnival photography exhibition by the renowned Gozitan photographer Tonio Schembri and is currently taking place at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square in Victoria. The exhibition, which was inaugurated by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, will remain open to the public until Monday, the 18th of February. All proceeds from the exhibiton [...]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 11.7% EU27 at 10.7%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.7% in December 2012, stable compared with November. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.7%, also stable compared with November. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with December 2011, when they were 10.7% and 10.0% respectively. In Malta the unemployment rate was 6.7% in December, down [...]
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Can somebody offer Timothy the loving home he deserves

This lovely little dog is Timothy, he was a rescued by the Gozo SPCA last year and rehomed. Unfortunately, his owner is no longer able to keep him so he is now back at the Centre in Victoria. Timothy is about two and a half years old, with a lovely temperament who needs some training. [...]
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John Paul Cefai of Qala wins Youth of the Year Award 2012

John Paul Cefai, from Qala, was last night awarded the Youth of the Year Award 2012, organised by the Kerygma Movement based in Malta. John Paul, is 25 years-old and has been involved with many organisations both in Malta and Gozo, as well as abroad. In Qala he is partictularly involved in the organisation and [...]
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BLM urges “voters to speak out before it is too late”

BirdLife Malta today publishes its analysis of the impact of the FKNK’s proposals to political parties on public access to the countryside, public safety and birds. Steve Micklewright, BirdLife Malta Executive Director said, “If the politicians bend to the demands of the FKNK, Malta’s countryside will become even more of a no-go area for birds [...]
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Environment will be a Green Priority in Parliament – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party said today “that in Parliament, it will ensure that the environmental policy is truly prioritised.” Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “In parliament, AD will ensure that the environment is mainstreamed in policy and legislative processes. Among our proposals, we are calling for a true reform of MEPA, which will [...]
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“Foreigners should not roam the countryside”

Readers Letter – “The ‘demands’ – to the present or future politicians – which were made by the hunting/trapping community recently would be laughable if they weren’t so sad. By their own admission many of them, and sometimes their dogs as well, suffer from depression. Now who in their right mind would allow a depressive [...]
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