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ESU Gozo need volunteers to help in Gozo’s summer schools

The English Speaking Union in Gozo has been invited to help improve children’s English language skills at the Summer Schools held in centres around the island during late July and August. The ESU in Gozo are looking for volunteers to spend an hour each week (or more) to tell stories, help children with learning difficulties [...]
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Playful kittens waiting for loving homes at the Gozo SPCA

The Gozo SPCA in Victoria have some lovely kittens at the rehoming Centre waiting for their forever homes. They currently have 6 small kittens and 1 larger one, with another 7 arriving tomorrow (Saturday). The 3 in the photograph are a ginger, ginger & white and black & white (all boys), the 3 others are [...]
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School maintenance programme a Government priority

Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo outlined the major points of the school maintenance programme while insisting that the building of new schools will continue. The primary objective and driver of this school maintenance programme is the well being of all our students attending state schools. The Ministry for Education and Employment presented the [...]
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BLM photograph 2 hunters inside Ghadira Nature Reserve

BirdLife Malta said this afternoon “that following the Government’s decision at the start of the week to draft in AFM soldiers to reinforce the police against the onslaught of illegal hunting and trapping during the first two weeks of the season, yesterday two men were again photographed hunting inside a protected area.” BLM said that [...]
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Bishop Scicluna meets Pope Francis in General Audience

His Holiness, Pope Francis met with Monsignor Charles J. Scicluna, Auxiliary Bishop of Malta, during the General Audience held in St. Peter’s Square, on Wednesday, the 17th of April 2013. The following day, Bishop Scicluna concelebrated Mass with the Pope, in the Chapel of the Domus Santa Martha residence.The meaning of the Ascension, the event [...]
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Arriva access to Malta International Fireworks Festival

In collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority Arriva buses will be allowed access through the roads closed to vehicular traffic during the Malta International Fireworks Festival which will be held on the 26th, 28th and 30th of April 2013. This is being done to reduce the traffic and facilitate access to the thousands of enthusiasts [...]
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The Catch the Drop Campaign wins €500,000 HSBC funding

A proposal submitted by the Government with the support of HSBC Malta has won €500,000 in HSBC Group funding to develop ‘The Catch the Drop Campaign,’ a strategic 3-year initiative beginning October 2013. The Catch the Drop Campaign is a national environmental and educational campaign for sustainable water in Malta. This funding from HSBC Group [...]
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Nadur man in Gozo Court accused of assulting TM official

The Police arraigned Raymond Camilleri in the Gozo Court this morning, where he was accused of assaulting, violently resisting, insulting, threatening and causing slight injuries to a Transport Malta official. Raymond Camilleri aged 33 from Nadur, was also accused of breaching the public peace during the incident, which took place on Wednesday in Victoria. He [...]
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Government’s priority is “job creation in Gozo for Gozitans”

The Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat yesterday visited some of the factories on the Xewkija Industrial Estate in celebration of Workers Day, which will be commemorated on Wednesday. He met with industrialists and workers in in the Gozitan companies, Ta ‘Mena Wine Makers Ltd, Carefree, Wood Lab and Farmer’s Food. The Prime Minister said the Government [...]
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Malta had EU’s lowest shares of renewable energy in 2011

Renewable energy Share of renewable energy up to 13% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2011. The figures from Eurostat show that Malta had the lowest shares in the EU of renewable energy in final energy consumption in 2011 at 0.4%. In 2011, energy from renewable sources was estimated to have contributed 13.0% of [...]
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‘Fifty Years of Planning Abuse: Look Around You and Weep’

Din l-Art Helwa is presenting a talk by Martin Scicluna entitled, ‘Fifty Years of Planning Abuse: Look Around You and Weep,’ about the battle over the last five decades to safeguard Malta’s architectural and environmental heritage. In Scicluna’s words “This is a story about greed, exploitation, abuse, mis-governance and political ineptitude. It is an object [...]
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Central Government debt down on 2012 at €167.m in Q1

During the first quarter this year, Central Government recorded a deficit of €167.5 million, down from €224.6 million in the corresponding period last year. The figures from the National Statistics Office show an increase of €73.7 million in recurrent revenue outweighed the added expenditure of €16.6 million, resulting in a reduction of €57.1 million in [...]
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Hindus urge tourism boycott if illegal hunting continues

Expressing shock at the reported illegal spring bird hunting and trapping in Malta, Hindus worldwide have urged the immediate intervention of the European Union. Rajan Zed Zed, who is President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that the world did not understand why the Maltese Government was allowing the hunting to continue, including the [...]
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Student subsidy to be paid in coming days – Gozo Ministry

The Ministry for Gozo this morning referred to reports by certain media about the subsidy given to students who travel from Gozo to Malta. The Ministry said that they will ensure that the subsidy due to these students for the first three months of this year will be processed and paid in the coming days.
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