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PN & PL Parties issue joint statement calling for calm & order

In a joint statement issued by the Nationalist Party and the Labour Party, they have appealed to the public to conduct themselves in a calm and orderly manner on election day and over the following days. The statement also asks for the public to follow police orders whatever the outcome of the election. Both parties [...]
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The Accusation – Play by Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem

Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem will be performing the passion play ‘The Accusation’ (L-Akkuza) during Holy Week in Gozo. The play is being presented in collaboration with the Ghajnsielem Local Council. Hagar is a typical housewife living a common life with her husband and children. Only her friends and neighbors knew she existed. However when she ended [...]
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Conclave to select new Pope begins on Tuesday afternoon

The eighth General Congregation met this evening to vote on the date to begin the Conclave. The Vatican has said that the cardinals gathered in Rome voted to begin the Conclave to elect a new Pope on Tuesday afternoon. Only those under the age of 80 are eligible to vote and the Vatican said that [...]
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UNESCO virtual tour DVD launched on San Anton Paltace

The UNESCO National Commission in collaboration with the office of the President today launched its DVD about San Anton Palace. In itself a work of some considerable dedication and expertise, this project shows San Anton in its full glory – historically, architecturally, artistically, the furnishings, the botanical gardens. It is instructive, educational, aesthetically, and user [...]
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HSBC Malta & MCAST day of pampering for Women’s Day

A morning of relaxation and beauty therapy was organised for women from the domestic violence shelters as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. The event, organised by the HSBC Malta Foundation and the MCAST Institute of Community Services in collaboration with Banking on Women (BoW) and HSBC Malta’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, treated the ladies [...]
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Air Malta increases its flight capacity to Russia by 50%

Air Malta said that this summer it will be increasing its seat capacity by 50% to/from Russia and is committed to float over 82,700 seats on its Russian routes to St. Petersburg and on Moscow’s Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo Airports. This was announced yesterday by Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, Philip Saunders during a speech at [...]
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EC wants to “simplify life for SMEs by easing” 10 EU laws

The 20.8 million European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) create 85% of all new jobs in Europe, they employ 2/3 of the workforce in the EU and they contribute significantly to innovation and growth. Following the principle “think small first” and in line with the Small Business Act of 2008, the European Commission has [...]
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Xaghra youths invited for a cultural exchange to Mergo

The Xaghra Local Council is inviting local youths between 18 and 19 years of age to participate in a cultural exchange in Mergo in the region of Marche (Italy) between the 5th and 11th of July 2013. This exchange is being organised as part of a series of cultural exchanges, that are being organised by [...]
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“The profile for the future Pope emerging” – Fr Lombardi

The fourth general congregation got underway Wednesday morning with 153 Cardinals present. Four more cardinals arrived in Rome overnight, three of them cardinal electors, cardinal Lehman from Germany, the Egyptian cardinal Naguib, and from Hong Kong cardinal Tong Hon. This brings the number of cardinal electors present in Rome to 113, with two cardinals, cardinal [...]
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Industrial turnover increased by 2.2% in Q4 – NSO

Provisional seasonally-adjusted data indicate that in the fourth quarter of 2012 industrial turnover increased by 2.2 per cent over the previous quarter, the National Statistics Office said today. Working day adjusted turnover expanded by 13.1 per cent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Seasonally adjusted industrial turnover increased by 2.2 per cent when [...]
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GO outlets closed on Monday apart from Gozo & Baystreet

GO has advised that on Monday, the 11th of March, the Company’s outlets – except for Gozo and Baystreet – will be closed. GO’s Customer Care on 80072121 or 146 and Directory Services on 1182 or 1187 will remain available on a 24×7 basis.
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Information on voting and use of mobile phones etc

The Electoral Commission has advised that on Polling Day, Saturday, the 9th of March, 2013, facilities will be given to voters who shall be going abroad on that same day to skip the queue. These persons have to present documented evidence of confirmed travel booking to the police officer in charge at the Polling Centre. [...]
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