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Ersilja Gatt of Victoria celebrates her 101st birthday

The Gatt family of Victoria will be joining in celebrations for Ersija Gatt’s 101st birthday tomorrow, Wednesday, the 24th of April. Ersija was born in 1912, she was married to Anton Gatt, now deceased and they had 11 children, 3 of whom have also passed away. The photograph of Ersija was taken last Saturday with [...]
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Proposed development of Hondoq is totally unsustainable

Readers Letter - “I cannot understand why MEPA’s appeals tribunal have to meet at all in order to make a decision which should be obvious to everyone. The proposed development at Hondoq is totally unsustainable, will cause great damage to one of the best swimming areas in Gozo, will cause immeasurable hardship for the residents [...]
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Arkadia Foodstore gets artistic with launch of new eco-bags

Arkadia Foodstore has just introduced a new eco-bag for its customers. For the design of the new eco-bag, Arkadia Foodstore entrusted the artistic talent of local artist Stephanie Borg. Stephanie shares her thoughts about the initial pitch request by Arkadia Foodstore. “When Arkadia Foodstores first approached me to design their shopping bag, I was both [...]
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Gozo family event with Freddie Portelli for Puttinu Cares

The Puttinu Cares Gozo Committee are organising an event for all the family to enjoy this coming Sunday, at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria. The special guests for the evening are Freddie Portelli and Vince Fabri. The programme, which gets underway from 5.00pm onwards, includes dance and music with Gozitan dancers and singers including [...]
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MEPA “clarifies a number of inaccuracies over its Chairman”

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) in a statement this afternoon said that it would like to clarify a number of inaccuracies that have been reported in some media over the past days related to the position of the MEPA Chairman Perit Vincent Cassar on private work he is entitled to undertake. MEPA said [...]
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Xrobb l-Ghagin Open Day this Sunday with Nature Trust

Since the official opening, Xrobb l-Ghagin Nature Park and Sustaianable Development Centre has been visited by around 5000 students and 10000 visitors. The park is used both for enjoyment and relaxation as well as field work and research. Set in the South East of Malta, on the peninsula of Xrobb -Ghagin the park has scenic [...]
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Ryanair extends its reserved seating from six to eight rows

Ryanair has announced an extension of its reserved seating service, moving from 6 to 8 rows on all aircraft with the addition of rows 32 and 33, which will allow up to 45 passengers per flight to pre-book their preferred seats on 8 reserved rows (1, 2, 5, 15, 16, 17, 32 & 33). Ryanair [...]
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Gozo hunters target protected species & violate private land

In Gozo this morning, operations by conservationists on the Ta’ Cenc plateau have been described as truly setting the cat amongst the pigeons. Four teams consisting of volunteers from CABS and the German Foundation Pro Biodiversity, with the authorisation of the landowner and owner of the five star Ta’ Cenc Hotel & Spa, evicted seven [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Xaghra on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in the village of Xaghra, Gozo, on Thursday, the 25th of April between the hours of 8.30am-3.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: DAHLA TA’ SUNURAT.
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Gozo’s ERRC Annual General Meeting this coming Saturday

The Annual General Meeting of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo is going to be held this coming Saturday, the 27th of April 2013 in a hall adjacent to St Anthony’s Church in Ghajnsielem, starting a 4.00pm. The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) is a voluntary, charitable and not for profit organisation [...]
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BLM calls on Government to end current hunting season

BirdLife Malta has said in a statement that it will be calling on the Government to put an immediate end to the current spring hunting season, which it said “was completely out of control, with bag limits and quotas not being respected or supervised and the police unable to cope with the number of hunters [...]
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13 cruise liners visited Malta in Q1 of 2013, down by 3.3%

Thirteen cruise liners visited Malta in the first quarter, carrying 22,648 passengers on board, a decline of 3.3 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, the Natonal Statistics Office said today. Transit passengers accounted for the vast majority of total traffic, amounting to 22,494 visitors. Of these, there were 1,886 passengers who spent [...]
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World Book Day celebrated in libraries around Malta & Gozo

World Book Day is organised by UNESCO and celebrated every year on the 23rd of April. The general public is encouraged to visit the National Library of Malta which, for this occasion, will remain open till 8pm. Mr Oliver Mamo, the National Librarian said in his message on the occasion of World Book Day, that [...]
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International Mother Earth Day remembered in photographs

“International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature at a time when our planet is under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems. When we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home – and our future survival. On this [...]
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