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Xaghra Council takes elderly residents to St Gregory’s feast

The Xaghra Local Council organised a cultural outing for the elderly to the traditional feast of Saint Gregory celebrated in Zejtun Malta. This was the fourth outing this year organised for the elderly who regularly attend the village Day Care Centre. Saint Gregory’s feast was celebrated for the first time on the 12th of March [...]
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Pope wants church ” to act decisively against sex abuse”

This morning the Holy Father received in audience Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The VIS said that a communique released by that dicastery reads that, during the course of the audience, various issues pertaining to the Congregation were discussed. In particular, the Holy Father recommended that [...]
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Government launches its early school leaving strategy

The Ministry of Education and Employment launched an early school leaving strategy aimed at reaching the targets of Europe 2020. The consultation process for this strategy was also launched and will be finalised in a national conference in May. Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo said that the strategy is aimed to shed light [...]
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Multiverse conference – Writers Club new media evolution

The executive team at The Writers Club are pleased to announce The Multiverse, a conference that will feature talks and workshops on storytelling by established artists in the field. The conference is planned to take place over the course of a day and will consist of three talks and two workshops. People attending to the [...]
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Malta Airport registers 8.6% increase in passenger traffic

Malta International Aiport said that passenger traffic for the first quarter of 2013 registered an increase of 8.6% when compared to the same period in 2012. This increase is equivalent to 47,721 passenger movements. The seat capacity in the first three months of 2013 increased by 4.1%, from 806,899 seats in 2012 to 839,683 seats [...]
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International House Malta-Gozo celebrates 10th anniversary

International House Malta-Gozo proudly celebrates its10 year anniversary. For the past decade it has been involved with students from all over the world who have come to the centres to learn English on the islands of Malta and Gozo. The school has three operations – two of which are on the main island of Malta; [...]
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Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme information meeting tonight

Ani nformation meeting is being held at The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts, JF De Chambray Street, Ghajnsielem, today, Friday, the 5th of April at 6.00pm for interested Gozitan applicants of the Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme. Applications for the 4th edition of the Malta Arts Scholarship scheme are now open. This scheme [...]
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Malta’s February rise in retail trade is one of EU’s highest

In February 2013 compared with January 2013, the volume of retail trade fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA17) and remained stable in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January retail trade rose by 0.9% and 0.8% respectively. Malta had one of the highest month-on-month [...]
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Traces of horsemeat possible in Agnesi Sugo Bolognese

Following information received via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that the following product may contain traces of undeclared horse meat. Product Description: Sugo Bolognese Brand: Agnesi Weight: 400g Date of Minimum Durability: 09/2015 Lot: LM 257 Origin: Italy The Company [...]
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February’s unemployment figures shows increase on 2012

During February, registered unemployed persons stood at 7,279, up by 358 over the corresponding month last year. Administrative records held at the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) indicated an increase of 555 persons (9.0 per cent) registering for work under Part 1 of the unemployment register, when compared to the corresponding month last year, reaching [...]
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New access arrangements for Benchmark examinations

Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo has presented a range of Access Arrangements which will be provided to students for the June sessions of the Benchmark examinations. The Minister said the widening of the access arrangements will provide more inclusivity and a fairer assessment during examinations. Minister Bartolo said that a review of other examinations [...]
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Somali man in Gozo court charged with violent rape & assult

The Police on Thursday, arraigned under arrest before Magistrate Dr Paul Coppini (Gozo), 34 year-old Saed Saleban Shide born in Somalia residing in Marsalforn, Gozo. He was charged of having on the night between the 2nd and 3rd April, in Marsalforn; Violently raped a female person; Committed violence indecent assault on the same person; and [...]
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