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Health Awareness Day coming soon to the Arkadia Centre

A second annual Health Awareness Day is being hosted by the Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria, Gozo. This initiative is being organsed by the Health Awareness Committee within the Gozo General Hospital. The event will provide the general public with the opportunity to get hands-on testing and advice from the professional staff of the Gozo [...]
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“Unemployment rate increased for 11th consecutive month”

The Labour Leader, Dr Jospeph Muscat took part in the programme fis-Sustanza, from Hamrun, where he participated together with Deputy Leader Louis Grech. Dr Muscat stated, “For the eleventh consecutive month, the unemployment rate has increased, and the number of those seeking employment is actually higher than five years ago, at the beginning of the [...]
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“Expenditure restraint is necessary for a balanced budget”

The Central Bank of Malta has published the fourth issue of its Quarterly Review for 2012, which analyses economic and financial developments in Malta and abroad during the third quarter of 2012. The Review includes a short article on the role of the Joint Financial Stability Board which was established by the Bank and the [...]
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New Agenzija Appogg and FSWS offices opened in Gozo

The Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Chris Said, has visited the new Agenzija Appogg and FSWS offices in Gozo. He said that through these offices, the agency and the foundation will be able to provide new social services in a comfortable environment in Gozo The first phase of the building has just been [...]
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‘European Writers’ – Dun Karm Psaila numismatic coins issue

The Central Bank of Malta has issued a numismatic coin in gold and in silver commemorating Malta’s national poet, Dun Karm Psaila (1871-1961), as part of the Europa Programme 2013 “European Writers.” The coins issued on Tuesday, the 26th of February, are a gold coin with a face value of €50 and a silver coin [...]
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AD launches manifesto for persons with visual impairment

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party has launched its manifesto for persons with visual impairment. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “as a party which believes in full accessibility, we are proud to have launched our manifesto for persons with visual impairment. “We hereby appeal to the Broadcasting Authority to ensure that in this electoral campaign, [...]
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Power suspension in Fontana and Ghajnsielem on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Fontana and Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Thursday, the 28th of February between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ BORG GHARIB, TRIQ IC- CIEF, TRIQ IL- FIRILLA, TRIQ IL- GAWWI, TRIQ TAL- LATINI, [...]
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Calls for folk & tradional activities and festivals & events

The Gozo Action Group Foundation (GAGF) has announced that it is launching to calls for proposals, the first one is for Action 413.2 under Axis 4, LEADER of the Rural Development Programme for Malta (2007-2013).This action provides assistance to initiatives that allow local organisations to implement activities linked to the maintenance and enhancement of our [...]
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Elderly and infirm will not have to wait in the queue to vote

The Electoral Commission has said that on the day of the poll persons who are over 75 years and stretcher cases from hospitals and other Old People’s institutions, will be allowed to avoid queuing at all times during the poll without the need of a medical certificate. 1. Persons who present the KartAnzjan and who [...]
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26% of Maltese children under 18 are at risk of poverty

In the EU27, children are at greater risk of poverty or social exclusion than the rest of the population. In 2011, 27% of children aged less than 18 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU27, compared with 24% of adults (aged 18-64) and 21% of the elderly (aged 65 and over). [...]
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Guest arrivals for Gozo accommodation in Q4 down on 2011

In the fourth quarter of 2012 in Gozo and Comino, both resident and non-resident arrivals registered decreases when compared to 2011 and numbered 7,322 and 6,513 respectively. On the other hand, non-resident nights increased marginally to 34,643, figures from the National Statistics Office show today. The occupancy rate in Gozo and Comino in Q4 decreased [...]
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AD would ensure groundwater is protected and used wisely

During a press conference next to the Malta Resources Authority, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Secretary General Ralph Cassar said that electoral campaigns are supposed to focus on policy issues and proposals. He said, “AD is continuously making proposals on various issues, not least the sustainable management of natural resources. “Ground water is one [...]
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The 26th of February 2013 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 26th of February 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 Legion of Mary (Gozo) organised an ecumenical celebration at St Augustine’s church, Victoria, during [...]
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