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Encourage more people to vote for this Movement – Muscat

Joseph Muscat, Leader of the PL at a political event in Cospicua said, “from this historic location which traditionally leans towards the Partit Laburista (PL) I encourage each and every one of you to help us in delivering our message to all those who will be voting for the PL for the first time; to [...]
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Guided tour & lecture on ‘Lent and Easter Customs in Gozo’

Wirt Ghawdex is pleased to announce the detail of its next lecture in 2013, which will consist of a guided tour followed by a short lecture. Dr Paul P Pisani will be giving a guided tour of the newly opened ‘Il-Hagar – Heart of Gozo’ museum in Victoria. He will follow this up with a [...]
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Ramblers’ Association on the recent PL-FKNK Agreement

The Ramblers’ Association (RAM) has read the joint statement about the agreement reached between the Labour Party and the Federazzjoni Kaccaturi u Nassaba Konservazzjonisti (FKNK), the analysis made of it by Bird Life Malta (BLM). RAM said that, “while noting the positive side of the Agreement in that both parties have agreed that they will [...]
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Is Hondoq a pawn for both Parties? – Readers Letter

“On one hand the PL has stated that it ‘opposes the Hondoq project’ (emphasising the marina and hotel). On the other hand it has declined to answer a direct question asking ‘whether they agree with any kind of residential development at Hondoq’ (Malta Today, 24 February). This is perhaps not surprising when the new Labour [...]
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EU tourism’s “resilient performance expected to continue”

The tourism sector is one of the few sectors that have continued to grow and create jobs, despite the crisis. Seven out of ten Europeans travelled in 2012 (the same proportion as in 2011). And of EU holiday makers, as many as 88% spent their vacations somewhere within the EU, either in their own country [...]
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Muscat has pressed a panic button & put hunters first – PN

The PN said this evening that it has “over the past five years worked hard to strengthen our environment and the quality of life of each and every one of us – new family parks were opened, and significant restoration was carried out to embellish Malta’s natural heritage, ensuring Malta can be enjoyed by everyone.” [...]
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AD visits nature reserve, “but still no sign of PN” – Birdlife

Birdlife Malta said today that the Green Party visited Is-Simar today to discuss wildlife protection and hunting regulations with BirdLife, “but” the NGO said, there is “still no sign of PN.” This afternoon BirdLife Malta hosted a delegation of Alternativa Demokratika election candidates, including party leader Michael Briguglio, who visited Is-Simar Nature Reserve, in Xemxija. [...]
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NGOs “join forces” in questions on environmental issues

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth, NatureTrust and Ramblers Association said today that they have “joined forces in requesting answers from the leaders of each party as regards key environmental issues which have not been addressed satisfactorily up to now.” The NGOs said that “leaders of the Nationalist Party, Labour Party and Alternattiva [...]
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AD Party “reaffirms its position against spring hunting”

In a visit to the nature reserve in Xemxija, Michael Briguglio, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Chairperson said, “AD reaffirms its position against spring hunting and in favour of increasing enforcement. Irrespective to all the rhetoric on nature protection both PN and PL accommodate the hunting lobby at all costs. “Whilst both promise spring [...]
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Din l-Art Helwa entrusted with care of Wied iz-Zurrieq Tower

The Superintendent of Cultural Heritage has been authorised by the Government to enter into a Guardianship Deed with Din l-Art Helwa for the management, care and conservation of Wied iz-Zurrieq Tower. The Guardianship Deed will be for a period of 10 years. Din l-Art Helwa, a heritage organisation that manages several historic sites in guardianship [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Nadur, Xaghra and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Nadur, Xaghra and Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 8th of March between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Nadur: TRIQ GIRGOR BUTTIGIEG, TRIQ L- ARCIPRIET SAVER CASSAR, TRIQ TAD- DURU, TRIQ PAPA PAWLU [...]
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Malta has its first food recall for undeclared horsemeat

Following information received via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that the following product may contain traces of undeclared horse meat. Product Description: Lasagne alla Bolognese Brand: Artica – Ricette Italiane Weight: 750g Date of Minimum Durability: 15/05/2014 Lot: 12318 Origin: [...]
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ENGOs express “deep concern” over hunting agreement

BirdLife Malta, Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), Friends of the Earth Malta, Gaia Foundation, Greenhouse Malta and Nature Trust (Malta) have today issued a joint statement highlighting their concerns over the recent agreement between the PL and FKNK on hunting and trapping on the Maltese Islands. The ENGOs said, “BirdLife Malta, Din [...]
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Wirt Ghawdex restoration of Madonna Tal-Karmnu niche

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, Wirt Ghawdex has said that it wanted to contribute in the preservation of some part of the heritage in a local community. It was decided that, in conjunction with the Kercem Local Council, the much needed maintenance work on the niche of the Madonna Tal-Karmnu (Our Lady of [...]
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