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Moody’s downgrades UK’s government bond rating to Aa1

Moody’s Investors Service said on Friday evening that it has today downgraded the domestic- and foreign-currency government bond ratings of the United Kingdom by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa. The outlook on the ratings is now stable. This is the first time that the UK has lost its triple A rating. Moody’s said that [...]
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Surprise flashmob appear on the last morning of Gozo Week

The Gozo University Group kept up the Gozitan spirit on the last day this Friday with the continuation and closing of Gozo Week. Music band Novel played again during the morning while students and staff mingled nearby, pausing to take a look at the exhibitions. Among the last visitors to the stands was Dr Chris [...]
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Water saving kits to be distributed to homes across Gozo

Homes across Gozo will shortly begin receiving water saving kits aimed at a more sustainable use of water, as well as the conservation of groundwater. This initiative is part of the project Sustainable Domestic Water Use in Mediterranean Regions (SWMED) which is co-financed by the European Union under the ENPI CBC MED programme. The Ministry [...]
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Air Malta donates trees to the new Marsaskala Family Park

Air Malta has, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, donated 50 trees to the Sant’ Antnin Family Park in Marsaskala. This park, which spans an area the size of 21 football pitches, is the largest family park in Malta and offers various recreational facilities including a children’s play area, an agro tourism centre, [...]
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Invasive alien species are a growing problem – EAA

Invasive alien species pose greater risks than previously thought for biodiversity, human health and economies, according to two new reports from the European Environment Agency (EEA). An alien or non-native species is an organism which humans have introduced -intentionally or accidentally -outside its previous range. It is deemed ‘invasive’ if it has negative effects on [...]
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Positive reaction to Arriva Carnival bus shuttle service

Arriva said today that the extra services during the Carnival days proved to be very popular with commuters. During Carnival, between Friday 8th February and Monday 10th February, Arriva included increased services and shuttles in Gozo and Malta, as part of the on-going effort to offer add real value. The company said that the services [...]
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A busy fourth day of Gozo Week at the University Campus

The University of Malta Campus was teeming with visitors for the forth day of Gozo Week hosted by the Gozo University Group. Whether to purchase local produce, observe the diverse exhibitions or chat with the executive members, students, lecturers, as well as politicians made sure to be present at the stands. Natiionalist Party leader Dr. [...]
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Maltese appointed as an Under-Secretary at the Holy See

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has nominated the Maltese prelate, Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, as Under-Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States. Monsignor Antoine Camilleri was born in Sliema on 20th August 1965. He hails from Stella Maris Parish. He attended St. Joseph’s School, Sliema, and St. Aloysius’ College, Birkirkara. He graduated Doctor of [...]
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Privacy and digital rights should be protected – AD

Michael Briguglio the Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Chairperson, has said today “The internet is a technology which has limitless potential not only to unleash the forces of creativity but also has vast democratic potential in the creation of an active global citizenship.” “For these reasons we believe that a legal framework is necessary [...]
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Turkish Airlines to start operating to Malta this summer

One of the leading European airlines, Turkish Airlines, today announced that it will be flying between Istanbul and Malta as of this summer. The announcement was made during a News Conference presided over by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment, Dr Mario de Marco, held at Auberge d’Italie in Valletta. Minister de Marco [...]
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Central Government debt up by €322.8 million on 2012

The National Statistics Office said today that at the end of January, Central Government debt stood at €4,765.5 million, up by €322.8 million over the corresponding period last year. This increase was the result of higher long-term and short-term borrowing, which added €297.5 million and €53.7 million respectively. In January, the shortfall between recurrent revenue [...]
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‘Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo’ Museum inauguration on Saturday

The celebrations get underway on Friday evening for the inauguration of the ERDF-supported Museum-cum-Cultural centre built by Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria, with the project coordinator Mgr Joseph Farrugia, near St George’s Basilica. ‘Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo’ opens its doors to the public on Saturday, the 22nd of February 2013. Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria said that “the [...]
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Celebrating Mattia Preti at the Mdina Cathedral Museum

The general public will have the opportunity to view the on-going restoration of the painting representing the Annunciation by Mattia Preti and his Bottega, at the Mdina Cathedral Museum, which will be open to the public at all times this coming Saturday as part of his 400th birth anniversary celebrations Leading conservator on this project, [...]
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