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Priority for Government is to pass the 2013 Budget – PM

The new Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat gave his first address to the nation earlier this evening. He that following the election result it’s now time to deliver and the outcome was a strong message that a new style of Government was what the people wanted. The Prime Minister said that the Government [...]
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Lecture on ‘Infectious Diseases in Early 20th Century Gozo’

Wirt Ghawdex are organising a lecture to be held in April by Dr Mario Saliba entitled ‘Infectious Diseases in Early 20th Century Gozo,’ at the Santa Cecilia Chapel in Ghajnsielem. Dr Saliba studied at the Gozo Lyceum and the University of Malta graduating MD in 1982. In 1990 he obtained a post graduate Diploma in [...]
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AD Chairperson appeals to PM for a party representation

Michael Briguglio, the Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Chairperson, said in a statement this evening that, “following AD’s historic result, its best ever, AD achieved far more than a parliamentary quota. “For this reason I hereby strongly appeal to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whom I congratulate, to ensure historic justice by setting the ball [...]
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Three new appointments announced for heads at the OPM

This afternoon three new appointments were announced in the Office of the Prime Minister.. The post of Cabinet Secretary and Principal Permanent Secretary has been given to Mario Cutajar, he will also be responsible as Head of Civil Service and they are on a designate basis. Mario Cutajar has been in public service since 1976 [...]
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Arriva “commends drivers & other employees on good job”

Arriva Malta, said in a statement this afternoon that it wishes to thank and commend its drivers and other employees for a sterling job yesterday, ensuring that the bus service in the Maltese Islands continued to operate throughout the day with minimal disruptions. “Thanks to the efforts and professionalism shown by our drivers and our [...]
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Full EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics enters into force

Today the last deadline to phase out animal testing for cosmetic products in Europe enters into force. As of today, cosmetics tested on animals cannot be marketed any more in the EU. A Communication adopted by the Commission today confirms the Commission’s commitment to respect the deadline set by Council and Parliament in 2003 and [...]
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Malta Airport is now rated among top airports in Europe

Malta Airport has been ranked as one of the top airports in Europe, Malta International Airport said today. “It was just announced that it has ranked as second across all categories for 2012 in the annual ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey. This follows two consecutive first placings achieved in 2010 and 2011 in [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Zebbug on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Zebbug, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 13th of March between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: PJAZZA L- ASSUNTA, TRIQ GOMA, TRIQ IL- KNISJA and TRIQ IL- KAPPILLAN FRANGISK VELLA.
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Labour MP Justyne Caruana wins the third seat for Gozo

Labour MP Justyne Caruana has taken the third seat for the Party with 3966 votes, this has given the Gozo district to Labour by the narrow margin of nine votes. Justyne Caruna got 3,958 votes in 2008. PN’s Frederick Azzopardi gained 3,957 votes and has therefore not been re-elected to Parliament. At the end of [...]
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Dr Joseph Muscat sworn in as new Prime Minister of Malta

Labour Leader Dr Joseph Muscat was this morning sworn in as Prime Minister by the President of Malta, Dr George Abela who administered the Oath of Office. The ceremony took place in the Ambassadors’ Room, at the Palace in Valletta. Dr Muscat is the 12th Prime Minister since Malta’s independence. The Prime Minister was accompanied [...]
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GDP amounted to €6,755.9m in 2012, an increase of 3.0%

Provisional estimates indicate that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year amounted to €6,755.9 million, an increase of 3.0 per cent compared to 2011. In real terms, GDP went up by 0.8 per cent, according to NSO figures released today. The National Statistics reported that last year the economy was characterised by a contraction in [...]
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Consultation exercise for Italy-Malta 2014-2020 Programme

As the Maltese National Coordination Authority of the Italy – Malta 2007-2013 Programme, the Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division at the Office of the Prime Minister has sait that, in view of the programming process in connection with the drafting of the Italy – Malta 2014 – 2020 Operational Programme, which [...]
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Joseph Muscat to be sworn in as Prime Minister this morning

Dr Joseph Muscat, Leader of the Labour Party is to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Malta, this morning at 11.00 am. The ceremony will take place at the Palace, Valletta, Dr Muscat was born in 1974. He received his formal education at the Government Primary School in St. Paul’s Bay, Stella Maris [...]
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Chris Said is elected to Parliament for Gozo with 4,096 votes

Chris Said for PN has been elected to Parliament for Gozo with 4,096 votes. In the 2008 election he received 3,591 votes. That is four out of the five seats for Gozo taken. The fifth remaining seat will be either Justyne Caruana for PL and Frederick Azzopardi for PN.
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