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Pope Francis addresses crowds gathered in St Peter’s Sq

Update: Pope Francis has made his first appearance on the balcony of the Vatican overlooking St Peter’s Square. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year Jesuit of Buenos Aires, Argentina was elected earlier this evening. The Swiss Guard, devoted to the protection and safety of the Pope, having already taken up their position in the Square [...]
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Ministers named, with Anton Refalo confirmed Gozo Minister

The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced the Cabinet members, that were sworn in this evening. In a tweet earlier this afternoon the PM said will be, “a blend of innovation and experience, a competent team to move Malta forward.” The Minister for Gozo has been confirmed as Anton Refalo, for Gozo affairs, excluding health [...]
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Issue of numismatic coin commemorating Grand Master Pinto

On Wednesday the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin in silver commemorating the Grand Master of the Order of St John, Emmanuel Pinto. The coin has a face value of €10 and is the second product issued by the Bank in its 2013 coin programme. Emmanuel Pinto was elected Grand Master of the [...]
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Issue of numismatic coin commemorating Grand Master Pinto

On Wednesday the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin in silver commemorating the Grand Master of the Order of St John, Emmanuel Pinto. The coin has a face value of €10 and is the second product issued by the Bank in its 2013 coin programme. Emmanuel Pinto was elected Grand Master of the [...]
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MIA MetOffice warns of cold, windy, showery weather

The Malta Airport MetOffice said this afternoon that a low pressure area extending from the Gulf of Genoa to the Balearic Islands is moving southeastwards as a cold front associated with this low pressure system is expected to pass over the Maltese islands tonight. “This will change the current warm and moderate wind conditions to [...]
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MIA MetOffice warns of cold, windy, showery weather

The Malta Airport MetOffice said this afternoon that a low pressure area extending from the Gulf of Genoa to the Balearic Islands is moving southeastwards as a cold front associated with this low pressure system is expected to pass over the Maltese islands tonight. “This will change the current warm and moderate wind conditions to [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur, Victoria & Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur, Victoria and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 15th of March between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ L- IMGARR,TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.1, TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.4, TRIQ [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur, Victoria & Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Nadur, Victoria and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 15th of March between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ L- IMGARR,TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.1, TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.4, TRIQ [...]
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Long-term EU budget negotiations: EP sets out its stance

The European Parliament’s mandate to negotiate the EU budget for 2014-2020 with the EU member states’ Irish Presidency was approved in a resolution on Wednesday. The European Parliament has rejected the 8 February European Council conclusions in their current form. Under that political agreement, Malta obtained €1.128 billion for the next financial period. The resolution [...]
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Long-term EU budget negotiations: EP sets out its stance

The European Parliament’s mandate to negotiate the EU budget for 2014-2020 with the EU member states’ Irish Presidency was approved in a resolution on Wednesday. The European Parliament has rejected the 8 February European Council conclusions in their current form. Under that political agreement, Malta obtained €1.128 billion for the next financial period. The resolution [...]
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Constitutional Court rejects PN request for two recounts

The Constitutional Court has rejected the applications presented by the Nationalist Party requesting recounts on the thirteenth district (Gozo and Comino) as well as the eighth district. Labour retains its majority in both districts, by 9 votes in the thirteenth district and by eight votes in the eighth district. Thirteenth District elected candidates are for [...]
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‘Qalb Claudia Hebritha’ a play on the Passion of the Christ

Ghaqda Teatrali Mnarja of Nadur in collaboration with the Mnarja Philharmonic Society is organising a production of ‘Qalb Claudia Hebritha,’ a play in Maltese featuring the Passion of the Christ. The performance will be held at the MBC Theatre in Nadur on Sunday, the 24th of March, at 4.00pm. Tickets are €5 each and to [...]
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GTA congratulates Prime Minister on the new mandate

The Gozo Tourism Association Council said in a statement this morning that it would like to congratulate the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat on the new mandate given by the Maltese people, to govern the Maltese Islands for the next five years. The Association continued that it “augurs that the new Government will continue to [...]
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Industrial production increased by 1.5% in January – NSO

Provisional seasonally-adjusted data show that industrial production increased by 1.5 per cent in January over the previous month. This follows on from an increase in December of 1.7%. Industrial production adjusted for working days rose by 9.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of 2012, the National Statistics Office said today. The industrial [...]
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