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Holy Thursday Mass to be simple and intimate – Pope Francis

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper that Pope Francis will celebrate on Holy Thursday in the chapel of the Casal del Marmo Penitential Institute for Minors (IPM) will be, by his express desire, very simple, as reported by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. Concelebrating the Mass with the [...]
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Government appoints 14 permanent ministerial secretaries

The Government today appointed 14 permanent secretaries for the new Ministries that were set up by the new Government. The Office of the Prime Minister said that three of the 14 permanent secretaries who served in the previous legislature have retained their appointment. These appointments were made after under the due process of the Constitution [...]
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Easter Organ & Choral Recital at St George’s Basilica

To mark the Easter celebrations there will be an organ and choral recital at St George’s Basilica in Victoria, by the ‘Thüringen Orgelsommer,’ a group made up of various organists and a choir from the town of Armstadt in the German State of Thüringen. ‘Thüringen Orgelsommer,’ which was founded by Gottfried Preller twenty years ago, [...]
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“Spring hunting season could be a free for all” – BLM

BirdLife Malta has today reacted to the announced opening of a spring hunting season, saying that the “spring hunting derogation announced by the Government is nothing more than an executed political promise which goes against the spirit of strict supervision and selectivity, required for the correct application of a derogation to the Birds Directive.” It [...]
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Secondary school engineering students visit Gozo factories

Students from the Gozo College Boys Secondary school who are taking a Btec Extended Certificate course in Engineering recently had the opportunity to visit two major factories as part of their study programme. The students visited ‘Magro Brothers’ and ‘Merit Precision Tools’ at the Xewkija Industrial Estate. At Magro Brothers the students were able to [...]
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Vodafone announces fixed line calls reduced to €1 a week

Vodafone has announced that its customers can now “call on all fixed line numbers from their mobile with its new rate, paying €1 to get 200 minutes of calls to all local fixed lines valid for 7 days. “According to feedback we get from our clients, we tend to see a common trend in the [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Nadur & Sannat Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Nadur and Sannat, Gozo, on Thursday, the 28th of March. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspension: Nadur 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ G. P. F. AGIUS DE SOLDANIS, TRIQ GUZE’ BONNICI, TRIQ L- ISQOF M. F. BUTTIGIEG, TRIQ L- IMNARJA, TRIQ IL- [...]
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Marsa’s Boiler no. 8 to resume operating in coming hours

Boiler number eight at Marsa Power Station is expected to resume operating in the coming hours, following four months of maintenance works to the boiler. In a statement from the Government this afternoon it said that the boiler will not be be operating at its maximum capacity, which will result in some smoke in the [...]
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Kempo Arnis Federation members at Slovenia training camp

Eight members of Kempo Arnis Federation Malta recently attended a training camp in Novo Mesto, Slovenia which was organised by Shihan Borut Kincl, 7th dan black belt. Shihan Kincl is the founder and chief instructor of Kempo Arnis Federation and also instructor to the Slovenian special forces and military. The Maltese team, which is originally [...]
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Kempo Arnis Federation members at Slovenia training camp

Eight members of Kempo Arnis Federation Malta recently attended a training camp in Novo Mesto, Slovenia which was organised by Shihan Borut Kincl, 7th dan black belt. Shihan Kincl is the founder and chief instructor of Kempo Arnis Federation and also instructor to the Slovenian special forces and military. The Maltese team, which is originally [...]
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Live births outside marriage up from 0.1% in 1990 to 22.7%

According to information published in a Special Supplement on Demographic Trends to the EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the current demographic situation in the EU27 is characterised by continuing population growth as well as by an ageing population. On 1 January 2012, the EU27 population was estimated at 503.7 million, a growth of [...]
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Live births outside marriage up from 0.1% in 1990 to 22.7%

According to information published in a Special Supplement on Demographic Trends to the EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the current demographic situation in the EU27 is characterised by continuing population growth as well as by an ageing population. On 1 January 2012, the EU27 population was estimated at 503.7 million, a growth of [...]
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Increase of 3.4% in employed persons during Q4 of 2012

Labour Force Survey estimates for the fourth quarter of 2012 indicate an increase of 3.4 per cent in employment when compared to the previous year. Statistics derived from the Labour Force Survey indicate that nearly half the population aged 15 and over was employed (173,456) during the fourth quarter of 2012. On the other hand, [...]
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Increase of 3.4% in employed persons during Q4 of 2012

Labour Force Survey estimates for the fourth quarter of 2012 indicate an increase of 3.4 per cent in employment when compared to the previous year. Statistics derived from the Labour Force Survey indicate that nearly half the population aged 15 and over was employed (173,456) during the fourth quarter of 2012. On the other hand, [...]
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