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7th edition of Notte Gozitana’ Lejlet Lapsi 2013 programme

The Notte Gozitana’ Lejlet Lapsi 2013 programme has been announced. This seventh edition is taking place between Friday, the 10th and Sunday, the 12th of May. To get the event kick-started there will be some Pre-Notte initiatives taking place over this coming weekend. The programme is shown below and is also available for download here. [...]
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Second edition of Sannat MotorFest in aid of Puttinu Cares

The second edition of the Sannat MotorFest, organised by helpers and volunteers, is taking place on Sunday, the 2nd of June, in aid of Puttinu Cares. The MotorFest is part of the programme for Notte Scarlatta, a festival for all the family, organised by the Sannat Local Council, being held over the weekend of the [...]
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895 illegal hunting incidents recorded in Malta alone – BLM

Spring hunting derogation monitoring findings demonstrate widespread illegal hunting and illegality of season On the final day of the spring hunting season, BirdLife Malta today presented the provisional results of its Spring Watch bird migration and spring hunting derogation monitoring camp. “The evidence we have gathered in the last three weeks builds a strong case [...]
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New scholarships scheme launched with increased budget

The Ministry for Education and Employment is launching a new scholarship scheme using funds from the European Social Fund 2007 – 2013 – Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life. Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo said that scholarships entrance requirements are being widened to allow more space for individuals [...]
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AD reiterates the need for a revision in the minimum wage

Carmel Cacopardo, the Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, Acting Chairperson, said, “on ‘Workers’ Day’ AD emphasises that it is necessary to address social injustice and inequalities more seriously and concretely.” “AD,” added Cacopardo, “reiterates that there is a need to revise the minimum wage as was indicated in the study carried out by CARITAS [...]
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Government confirms will be no change in COLA mechanism

This morning Minister Chris Cardona, participated in a Business Breakfast organised by The Bank of Valletta as part of the “The 2013 BOV Entrepreneur Forum.” Replying to a direct question regarding the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) mechanism, Dr Cardona confirmed that the Government’s policy is that there will be no change in this mechanism. [...]
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Talk on 18th-Century Cottenera – A Vibrant ‘Smart City’

’18th Century Cottonera: A Vibrant “Smart City” Open to the World,’ is the title of a talk to be given by Professor Carmel Vassallo, Head of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies within the Faculty of Arts and Coordinator of the Mediterranean Maritime History Network. Faced with a decline in traditional areas of [...]
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Walk & Cycle in Gozo next Sunday in aid of Puttinu Cares

This coming Sunday in Gozo there is a walk and bicycle race to raise funds in aid of Puttinu Cares, the organisation which gives a helping hand to those sick with cancer. This activity is being organised by the Gozo General Hospital Employees Committee and the Puttinu Cares Gozo Committee. The walk and bicycle race [...]
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Inbound tourists increased by 13 per cent in March of 2013

Inbound tourists in March totalled 91,172, an increase of 13 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total expenditure went up by 15 per cent to €67.5 million. Of these 91,172, excluding the 1,886 passengers who stayed overnight on board a berthed cruise vessel, 89,286 were departing tourists, an increase of 11.4 [...]
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Qala Council reiterates its opposition to Qala Creek Project

The Qala Local Council has issued a statement today saying that it remains consistent in its position as it has it has done during the last eleven years, i.e. that it is against the Qala Creek Project. The Council added that this sentiment was also reflected in a referendum held in the village in 2002 [...]
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Air Malta teams up with Isle of MTV on official event T-shirts

Air Malta has joined forces with the Isle of MTV to produce the official event T-shirts. These shirts will be sold before and during this year’s show and proceeds from sales will be donated to the YMCA Foundation in aid of the homeless. The design of the T-shirts will be crowd-sourced through an online Facebook [...]
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Final edition of the Maltese Herald to be printed in Australia

This weeks 30th of April 2013 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here. Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. Sadly the Maltese Herald, the only weekly Maltese newspaper, has been printed for the last time today, the 30th of April, due to lack [...]
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