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€1,620 raised for Puttinu Cares by selling off massive figolla

A massive figolla measuring 1 metre by 2.2 metres, in the shape of a lamb and prepared by David’s Bakery in Gozo on the initiative of Arkadia Marketing Ltd, raised €1,620 in aid of Puttinu Cares, the organisation which helps people sick with cancer. The figolla, which was exhibited at the Arkadia Commercial Centre main [...]
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4-hand piano recital enjoyed by many at Gaulitana Festival

The Gozo Ministry Hall in Victoria recently hosted a 4-hand piano recital as part of the ongoing Gaulitana: A Festival of Music 2013, by two duos: Mro Giuseppe Fricelli, the well-renowned piano teacher at the Conservatorio L. Cherubini of Florence and his top student Daria Aleshina and Sara Palumbo and Alessandria Di Nardo, another two [...]
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Weekend spring plant sale at Msida Bastion Historic Garden

Din l-Art Helwa is organising a Spring plant sale at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden this coming weekend, Saturday, the 6th and Sunday, the 7th of April from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Plants, grown at the garden, for indoors, outdoors and window boxes will be sold at very convenient prices. A call is also being made [...]
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MEPA Board members to be announced in the coming days

During a meeting held with the Malta Developers Association on Monday afternoon, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Michael Farrugia said that in the coming days the Government will announce the new members of the MEPA Board. He said the Goverment was looking at a revision of the local plans and on completion, which was hoped to [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Qala & Xaghra Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Qala and Xaghra, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 3rd of April. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Qala 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ IL- FORTIN TA’ SANT’ANTON and TRIQ IL- WILEG. Xaghra 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ MARSALFORN.
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Information meeting on Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme

Applications for the 4th edition of the Malta Arts Scholarship scheme are open. This scheme aims at providing more opportunities to promote specialisation in the arts, including performance, music, dance, design, creative writing, film and the visual arts. The Directorate for Lifelong Learning invites the general public for an information meeting in Gozo about the [...]
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February’s inbound tourists down slightly on last year

Inbound tourists in February totalled 61,442, a slight decrease when compared to the corresponding month last year. The figures released today by the National Statistics Office also show that the total nights spent went up to 497,783. A total of 49,791 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while the number of business trips [...]
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‘Ships, Wines and Wars’ – A new book by John G. Dacoutros

A new publication entitled ‘Ships, Wines and Wars,’ by author, John G. Dacoutros, puts together into this publication a diary of events of his forefathers and other families, very faithful to its title. It is an account of turbulent wartime periods in the histories of Greece and Malta at the same time and how it [...]
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Air Malta 1950s two-seater fighter jet aircraft – April Fool

Update: Air Malta’s announcement that it has bought a 1950s privately owned two-seater Hawker Hunter fighter jet is just an April Fool’s Day joke. The airline showed its sense of humour today by announcing that to generate new revenue streams it has bought the historic airworthy military aircraft. T The airline explained that it will [...]
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