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Leone Philharmonic Society150th anniversary celebrations

The programme of celebrations was launched today for the 150th anniversary of the Leone Philharmonic Society of Victoria, the first band on Gozo. The celebrations will get underway on April the 26th with an open weekend at the Society’s Headquarters in Republic Street Victoria and will conclude in November, with the main event on the [...]
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Vincent Cassar appointed new Chairman of the MEPA Board

Vincent Cassar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the MEPA board. He is currently the President of the Chamber of Architects and also worked as a permanent secretary in the Works Ministry between 2004 and 2008 In a statement the OPM said that, coupled with the moderation for which Cassar is renowned, his [...]
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The Europa series – The second series of euro banknotes

A new euro banknotes series will be launched on 2 May 2013, through the circulation of the €5 banknote which incorporates enhanced security features drawing on advances in banknote security and technology. This series is called the ‘Europa’ series and shows a portrait of the Greek mythological figure Europa. This portrait was chosen because it [...]
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Call for expression of interest on power station to be issued

The Minister for the Energy Konrad Mizzi this afternoon visited the Delimara Power Station. During his visit the Minister said that an international call for expressions of interest will be issued on the 11th of April, the aim of which will be to identify interested bidders on the new power station project. Dr Mizzi said [...]
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The Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu in Sutton, UK for Puttinu Cares

Concluding the Evening Mass on Easter Sunday at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Gozo, Fr Gerard Buhagiar, Rector, blessed a copy of the painting of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu, which was passed on to volunteers of Fondazzjoni Puttinu Cares, to be placed in its new apartments in Sutton, England. At the end of the week, these [...]
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Gozo exhibition, H.M. Bateman: The Man who … Loved Gozo

Gozo is the next stop for the Heritage Malta exhibition, ‘H.M. Bateman: The Man who … Loved Gozo.’ The Ministry for Gozo Exhibition Hall in St Francis Square Victoria, is the new venue for this facinating exhibition. This exhibition, which previously ran in Malta for almost four months, consists of paintings and other works by [...]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.0% EU27 at 10.9%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in February 2013, stable compared with January. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.9%, up from 10.8% in the previous month. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with February 2012, when they were 10.9% and 10.2% respectively. Eurostat estimates that 26.338 million men and women [...]
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Justice report demands states’ financial accountability

The coordinator of Europe’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commissions has welcomed interest in a new church-backed report, which demanded tougher government action against tax evasion and financial dishonesty. “Consultations are under way and church interventions are having a real impact,” said Dominican Father Henrik Alberius, Swedish coordinator of the Paris-based Conference of European Justice and [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra and Xewkija, Gozo, on Thursday, the 4th of April. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspension: Xewkija 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ IL- BENNEJJA, TRIQ DUN GREZZ FARRUGIA, TRIQ L- IMGARR, TRIQ IX- XEWKIJA, TRIQ IL- MADONNA TAL-HNIENA, TREJQET IL- MITJAR and [...]
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MBC Theatre to host the annual Nadur Song Festival 2013

This year’s edition of the Nadur Song Festival is to be held at the MBC Theatre in Nadur on Saturday, the 13th of April. This annual competitive song festival with the participation of local singing talent, is being organised by Ghaqda Teatrali Mnarja in collaboration with the Mnarja Philharmonic Society and the Nadur Local Council. [...]
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Robert Dauber talk on the carracks of the Order of St. John

Highly acclaimed scholar Robert Dauber will be delivering a talk on carracks in genera, focusing especially on those of the Knights of Malta. Heritage Malta, together with the Friends of the Maritime Museum, are organising a talk by Prof. Magisteur Robert l. Dauber, an eminent scholar who has done extensive research on the Gran Carracks [...]
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Expenditure on social security benefits increased by 7.5%

Expenditure on social security benefits increased by 7.5 per cent in 2012, which according to the National Statistics Office, was mainly due to significantly higher outlays in Pensions in respect of Retirement and Widowhood. Last year, total expenditure on social security benefits amounted to €782.6 million, reflecting an increase of €54.6 million, or 7.5 per [...]
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Natural History Course organised by Nature Trust ( Malta)

Nature Trust (Malta) is once again organising the annual Natural History Course, which this year will be made up of six lectures and a guided walk. Lectures will cover Geology, Habitats, Fauna, Flora, marine ecology and Conservation issues. All lecturers are experts in their field and include Sandro Lanfranco, Alan Deidun, Edwin Lanfranco, Arnold and [...]
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Natural History Course organised by Nature Trust ( Malta)

Nature Trust (Malta) is once again organising the annual Natural History Course, which this year will be made up of six lectures and a guided walk. Lectures will cover Geology, Habitats, Fauna, Flora, marine ecology and Conservation issues. All lecturers are experts in their field and include Sandro Lanfranco, Alan Deidun, Edwin Lanfranco, Arnold and [...]
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