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Only palms free from infection can be cut for Palm Sunday

The palm tree has many uses other than for landscaping. It is a common local tradition to use the fronds of Phoenix species as a commemorative act during Palm Sunday celebrations. The primary focus is on the Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis) which is one of the most susceptible palm trees found locally. This is the [...]
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Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School Holy Week exhibition

An exhibition, organised by the religious education teachers, together with the help of the school counsellor, other members of the staff and students of the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, has been set up on the occasion of Holy Week. The exhibition features various artistic works from students and staff, with the main attraction being [...]
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Censu Tabone’s 100th anniversary special hand stamp

For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Censu Tabone, MaltaPost has said that a special hand stamp will be used on Saturday, the 30th of March at Victoria Post Office, Gozo. Dr. Censu Tabone, M.D., D.O. (Oxon), D.O.M.S. (Lond), D.M.J., F.R.C.S. (Edin), F.I.C.S., K.U.O.M., LL.D. (Hon Causa); was born in Victoria, [...]
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Ornis Committee meeting on spring hunting derogation

The Government has just approved the reestablishment of the Ornis Committee, with its first meeting to take place tomorrow, Saturday, the 23rd of March. The Committee will discuss the derogation for spring hunting. The Ornis Committee Members are as follows: Chairman: Dr Louis Cassar (1 vote + casting vote) Secretary: Victor Agius (no vote) Members: [...]
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Concert of religious music by the La Stella Band in Victoria

A concert of religious music by the La Stella Band of Victoria, Gozo is being held at St George’s Basilica, this coming Saturday the 23rd of March, starting at 8.00pm. The Band will be under the direction of Mro Joseph Vella maestro di cappella and includes the participation of the choir of St George’s Basilica, [...]
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PM discusses Church-State Agreement with the Bishops

A courtesy meeting took place this morning between the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Archbishop Paul Cremona OP to discuss the revision of the 1992 Church-State agreement. Also present for the meeting was the Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna. Following the meeting the Prime Minister said that as as part of [...]
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Gozo’s Aurora Opera House to take part in Earth Hour 2013

The Aurora Opera House in Victoria Gozo, will, this Saturday, join in with the world-initiative of Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Earth Hour is a 60-minute lights-out around the world involving over 5 million people in 6950 cities and 152 countries. Major landmark illuminations will be switched off around the globe in an effort [...]
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Malta records highest number of asylum seekers per capita

In 2012, there were 332 000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27. It is estimated that around 90% of these were new applicants and around 10% were repeat applicants. In 2011, there were 302 000 asylum applicants. Compared with the population the highest rates of applicants registered were recorded in Malta with 5 000 applicants [...]
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Arrivals in Gozo accommodation up by 15.5% on last year

In January, total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments stood at 59,928, up by 7.5 per cent when compared to last year. Total nights also increased by 6.3 per cent to 364,442 nights. The figures released by the National Statistics Office today also show that in Gozo, total arrivals and nights amounted to 2,260 and 6,366 [...]
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Notice of revision of the General Election Electoral Register

The Chief Electoral Commissioner has said that the closing date for the publication of the forthcoming revision of the General Election Electoral Register due in April is the 31st of March, 2013. All Maltese nationals aged 18 or over whose name does not appear in the Electoral Register published in January, 2013, and who have [...]
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Lidl Qormi opening this Monday, the 6th store in the chain

The Lidl chain will be adding a sixth store to its portfolio this coming Monday when it will open the doors of the new Qormi outlet. To celebrate this milestone the new branch will be offering surprises throughout its first week in operation with plenty of fun activities to keep children entertained as well as [...]
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International call to be issued in April for gas powered plant

The Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi announced yesterday that there will be an international call for expression in April to construct a gas powered power station as per the Government plans. The Minister said the Malta Resources Authority will act as an operator with a group of experts that will be created to focus on energy [...]
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