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Bad weather forces cancellation of Charity skydive in Sicily

Dear Editor, “I would like to thank the kind persons for their donations which I assume they came to know about our Mission in Peru from the Gozo News. Unfortunately although we went as planned to take part in the skydiving in Italy, the inclement weather prevented us from actually making the jump. A group [...]
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Government to address EU Justice Scoreboard results

The Government said in a statement today that “the worrying results obtained in the EU Justice Scoreboard reinforced its will to reform this sector effectively and on time.” The statement said that although certain aspects compared well with those of other European countries, the Government believed that the island’s citizens, democracy and business and investment [...]
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Gozo Hospital Blood Donation Area will be open next Sunday

Next Sunday, the 7th of April the Blood Donation Area of the Gozo General Hospital will be open from 8.30am till 1.00pm for those who wish to make a blood donation and do not have the opportunity to do so during the week. Blood donation is sometimes taken for granted or ignored. The more blood [...]
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Euroshorts need talented new filmamaker to create a film

The Malta Film Commission, as part of its initiative to inform and generate awareness relating to opportunities in the film industry, would like to inform local media professionals that The European Travel Commission in partnership with Screen South has launched ‘EuroShorts’ to find a talented new filmmaker with the vision and verve to create an [...]
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Gozo musico-literary Soirée commemorating Censu Tabone

The Circolo Gozitano together with the Gozo University Group is organising a musico-literary Soirée to mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Censu Tabone. The event is open to all members of the public and everyone is warmly invited to attend this cultural event which will be hosted at the Circolo [...]
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3 people and 2 dogs rescued by AFM after boat capsizes

Three persons, two men and a woman, were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta this morning after their boat capsized near Comino. Three dogs were also onboard the boat, two were rescued and one died. The Operations Centre of the AFM was informed at 11.40am that a boat had capsized in the vicinity of [...]
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Lunchtime concerts in aid of Our Lady of Victory Church

“For the Glory of our Maker and the joy of music lovers,” Din l-Art Helwa has announced that it is presenting a series of lunchtime concerts the first of which is due on Friday, the 5th of April, at 12.15 pm, at Our lady of Victory Church. The NGO asked, “can you think of a [...]
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ITV Choice launches its new modern brand identity

This week, popular TV channel ITV Choice which is available on the Melita XL package launched its new modern unifying brand identity. The new branding aligns the channel more closely with its parent company ITV, who rebranded earlier this year and is linked to the company’s overall Transformation Plan. Melita said that the newly renamed [...]
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Violin recital by the Gaudos Duo for Gaulitana music festival

The Bishop’s Curia Hall in Victoria, was the venue for the second concert in the 7th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. A violin duo recital was given by the Gaudos Duo, appearing in the festival for the second consecutive year. Hungarian husband and wife David Land and Emese Toth played contrasting works by [...]
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Italians issue permit for the Sicily to Malta interconnector

A statement by the Government this morning said that a permit for the installation of the interconnector between Malta and Sicily has been issued by the Italian Environment Ministry. The original interconnector route passed through waters being used for oil exploration by an Italian company and with the route now changed, the permit has been [...]
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AFM rescues 82 migrants adrift to the south of Malta

The Armed Forces of Malta said that a group of 82 migrants have been rescued this morning by an AFM patrol vessel after their craft was located adrift in a position 68 nautical miles south of Malta. In response, the AFM’s Rescue and Coordination Centre at Luqa Barracks initially deployed an AFM King Air B200 [...]
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Clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday as summer time begins

The public is reminded that summer time this year will commence at 2.00am this coming Sunday, the 31st of March 2013, when the clocks go forward by one hour. Summer time will come to an end on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on the 27th of October 2013.
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Malta’s banking sector is robust and stable – Government

In a statement from the Government this evening it said that Malta joined the euro area in 2008 in order to further enhance its macroeconomic and financial stability and to contribute to the stability of the euro area-wide economic and financial system. “The banking system has strong solvency ratios. It is also well capitalised with [...]
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St Joseph Band Club invested €260,000 over last 6 years

The St Joseph Band of Ghajnsielem invested over €260,000 during the last six years in capital projects, musical instruments, publications and feast decorations. This was announced by Club Secretary Kevin Cauchi during its Annual General Meeting. The meeting started with an introduction by President Gino Cauchi who said that 2012 was an important year for [...]
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