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Xaghra Council hosts international Diami project conference

Earlier this week the Xaghra Local Council hosted a two-day international conference about immigration as part of the EU funded ‘Diami’ project. This project, which involves five European countries, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden and Malta, is aimed at creating awareness about the problem of immigration which is affecting various countries and studying methods how these [...]
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Pope Benedict XVI’s last zucchetto at Il-Hagar|Heart of Gozo

A new edition to the valued exhibits at the museum Il-Hagar|Heart of Gozo, is the zucchetto, or skullcap, that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wore on the day of his abdication, the last one of his pontificate. The zucchetto is complete with the relative attestation and was gifted by the Pope Emeritus to the museum [...]
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Burnt oil dumped over cliffs in the south of Malta – NTM

Nature Trust (Malta) said in a statement this evening that it is “very concerned on recent reports it received of burnt oil dumped over the Tal-Mara cliffs in the South of Malta.” The NGO said that these cliffs, like most other rupestral habitats, host various indigenous and endemic plants species which include our national plant [...]
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Suiteblanco outlet opens at the Arkadia Commercial Centre

Suiteblanco arrived on the Maltese islands last September, opening its first outlet at The Plaza in Sliema. This week it opened a second outlet, this time in Gozo, on level 1 of the Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria. An Arkadia spokesperson said that its latest instore outlet “offers a trendy womenswear collection which includes casual [...]
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Restoration completed of Wignacourt Collegiate Museum

The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum in Rabat Malta has been reopened after a thorough refurbishment of the whole building, thanks to a joint sponsorship of €70,000 by Vodafone Malta Foundation and HSBC Malta Foundation. Refurbishment works began in 2007 and consisted of several processes to bring the Museum back to the glory it enjoyed in the [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra Saturday & Sunday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Gozo, on Saturday and Sunday, the 23rd and 24th of March between the hours of 8.30am and 2.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Saturday: TRIQ IT- TMIENJA W GHOXRIN TA’ APRIL 1688, TRIQ TAL- QACCA, TRIQ SAN [...]
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EC refers Malta to Court of Justice on service pension rights

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. The European Commission has decided to refer Malta to the EU’s Court of Justice for reducing Maltese old-age pensions if the beneficiary receives a pension from another [...]
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Gozo joins the world to protect the planet for Earth Hour

The island of Gozo will join the rest of the world for the Earth hour initiative, which takes place this coming Saturday, the 23rd of March, between 8.30 and 9.30pm. The aim of this event is to encourage households, businesses, private and public establishments to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise [...]
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MEPs want all loopholes closed to protect air passengers

Transport MEPs welcomed the proposal to update air passengers’ rights tabled by the Commission on the 13th of March but insisted that it include rules on hand luggage and solutions for passengers stranded if an airline goes bankrupt, in their first discussion of the proposal on Tuesday. Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas paid tribute to Parliament’s [...]
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SK Victoria Wanderers’ Eric Nwankwo is Player of the Month

The SK Victoria Wanderers’ striker Eric Nwankwo was the Gozo BOV Player of the Month for February. The Bank said that the Nigerian was instrumental in helping Victoria Wanderers move up to third position in the First Division table with a series of top-notch performances. “There is little doubt of this player’s qualities and his [...]
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Malta is stressed in terms of water resources – NSO

This year World Water Day focuses on the need for cooperation between various stakeholders, which is essential for managing water resources in the most effective way. In Malta, the need for effective management of water resources is pressing due to the limited availability of freshwater resources in comparison with the level of abstraction, with an [...]
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ECB issues Monday deadline to the Central Bank of Cyprus

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank has published its decision on Emergency Liquidity Assistance requested by the Central Bank of Cyprus. In a statement today the Council said that it has decided to maintain the current level of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) until this Monday, the 25th of March 2013. “Thereafter, Emergency Liquidity [...]
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EU Council agrees on reform of common agriculture policy

The Council of the European Union has reached a general approach on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). “This is a really significant step forward for the process of agreeing on a final cap reform so that we can give certainty to our farmers, to our agro-food industry, to NGOs and to rural [...]
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