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Government to set up annual convention for all teachers

The Prime Minister announced today that the Government is working to set up an annual convention for all teachers, During a visit to Sanat Primary School in Gozo, the Prime Minister said that the “Government believes that the teachers themselves, rather than politicians, should be the ones to give direction to the structure of education [...]
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Gozitan Maria Attard in ‘Women inspiring Europe’ calendar

For the third consecutive year, the European Institute for Gender Equality has published a calendar featuring ‘Women inspiring Europe.’ The EIGE aims in promoting gender equality together with fighting and raising awareness on gender issues. By means of this calendar, the Institute gives evidence and at the same time, pays homage to some of Europe’s [...]
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Government confirms use of army to guard nature reserves

The Government said in a statement this evening that it “is disappointed with the approaches and unfair criticism by Birdlife, after the Government used the services of the Army to continue to enforce the rules of hunting.” “This decision shows that while hunting is allowed under the regulations, the Government is not prepared to tolerate [...]
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Army to “assist police out-of-control” spring hunting season”

BirdLife Malta said in a statment this evening that it “understands that up to 28 soldiers have been made available to assist the police in controlling spring hunting.” BLM said that the first indications that they are being deployed have been witnessed by BirdLife Malta staff and Spring Watch volunteers this week, during which they [...]
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MEPA gives green light for re-development of Forum Hotel

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board earlier today approved planning permission for the re-development of the derelict former Forum Hotel together with a fully detached villa and two undeveloped parcels of land. The site will be developed into a predominately residential project which will include 12 semi-detached dwellings, 12 terraced houses and 79 [...]
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Gozo book signing of new joint anthology ‘Ghetiebi Mikula’

Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria Gozo will be hosting a book signing session of the brand new Maltese publication ‘Ghetiebi Mikula.’ The book was released nationwide on the 18th of April 2013. The book is a collection of stories and poems written by upcoming local writers. Stories include different genres from horror to science fiction [...]
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Prime Minister meets Renzo Piano over the City Gate Project

Earlier this week the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat met with the Architect of the City Gate Project, Renzo Piano, at his office in Paris. During the meeting, whch was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Louis Grech, they discussed the concept of the City Gate Project, the original brief and the way forward. The [...]
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MHRA calls for “zero tolerance on any illegal hunting”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) said this afternoon that the recent reported incidents related to illegal hunting has raised serious concerns among operators in the industry. The Association said that “hunting in Malta is highly controversial, especially among tourists, who, due to our island’s small size, easily come across hunters in the country [...]
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Health Inspectorate issues 854 improvement notices

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said that it is making every effort to keep its contact with the public through a monthly review statement. The following is a summary of actions taken during the months of February and March, 2013. The following is a summary of the report hereunder: o [...]
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Migrants are major challenge for SAR in the mediterranean

The thousands of migrants who find themselves in difficulty trying to cross the Mediterranean are the main challenge facing search and rescue (SAR) services in the area. This was one of the main topics discussed at a regional meeting of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), hosted by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) earlier [...]
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More than 50,000 people ‘Like’ Air Malta Facebook page

Air Malta has now become one of the top five pages from Malta on Facebook, according to respected social analytics agency SocialBakers. More than 50,000 fans now actively follow and engage with the airline’ regular updates, the majority of which expressed their affinity for th airline’s official Facebook Page within the last 12 months. Air [...]
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The Church in Malta invests directly in Youth Ministry

Through the Diocesan Youth Commission (KDZ), the Church in Malta has set up a fund of €3,000 to support initiatives of personal formation of those who serve young people. Groups, movements and youth-ministry teams can apply for grants of up to €500 to sponsor formation projects. The Youth Ministry Fund is steered by the vision [...]
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Malta now has 3 new Members of the European Parliament

Marlene Mizzi and Roberta Metsola, and Claudette Abela Baldacchino are the first Maltese women to become Member of the European Parliament. All female, for a 50% gender balance. They were elected to fill the seats vacated by Edward Scicluna, Louis Grech and Simon Busuttil. The new MEPs will hold their seats for one year, since [...]
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ERRC instructor attends UK Technical Rescue Conference

Anthony Grech, an instructor from the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo, recently attended the international Technical Rescue Conference organised by Rescue3 UK in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Water Rescue Instructors, Boat Handling Instructors and Rope Rescue Instructors had a series of lectures during the 3-day conference, delivered by guest speakers from all over the [...]
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