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Simon Busuttil elected as the new Nationalist Party Leader

Simon Busuttil has this evening became the new leader of the Nationalist Party, the official result was 93% or 802 yes votes, 18 invalid votes and 61 no votes. This was the second round of the leadership election. He had been the Deputy Leader of the Party since the end of November last year. The [...]
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‘Music from the Chapel’ – Marouska Attard & Sofia Narmania

‘Music from the Chapel’ is one of the concerts organised in Gozo for the 7th edition of Lejlet Lapsi Notte Gozitana 2013, which is taking place this weekend. The Chapel at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Victoria will open its doors for a concert featuring soprano Marouska Attard accompanied by Pianist Sofia Narmania. Throughout the [...]
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Mauve stinger jellyfish spotted along the shore line in Xlendi

A mauve stinger jellyfish bloom was seen around the shore line in Xlendi Bay today, these jellyfish have been observed in the Mediterranean since at least 1785, but outbreaks of the species have become more frequent since only 1999. Until 1998, Pelagia blooms occurred every 12 years and had an average duration of 4 years [...]
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GO registered a profit after tax of €17.3 million in 2012

At its Annual General Meeting, GO provided shareholders with an overview of the Company’s results for the financial year ended 31st December 2012 and updated them on the company’s strategy and the prevailing market conditions. The AGM opened by an address from Mr. Deepak Padmanabhan, Chairman of GO plc. Mr Padmanabhan explained that in 2012, [...]
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39 athletes participate in Gozo Racket Tournament 2013

Thirty-nine athletes participated at another edition of the Racket Tournament held recently at the Sports Complex in Victoria, Gozo. This tournament included four sports competitions played by racket – Table and Lawn Tennis, Badminton and Squash. The winners in this tournaments were: George Camilleri – Lawn Tennis, Jason Vassallo – Table Tennis, Mark Sacco – [...]
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Ars Vitae Ensemble – Contemporary art & music in dialogue

The passion of two individuals for art and music gave birth to Ars Vitae Ensemble – literally, art is life. Gozitan artist Victor Agius and composer and musician, Mariella Cassar, have joined forces to intertwine music and art and present a series of events based on contemporary art and music composition fused with cultural, social [...]
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Business seminar on Improving Access to Finance for SMEs

Facilitating ‘Access to Finance’ for SMEs through EU Grants Schemes and Financial Engineering Instruments is top priority to improve Europe’s competitiveness. The Maltese Business Bureau, through a recently published report is putting forward its proposals to the Maltese and European authorities for the next programming period 2014-2020. European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Nadur on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Nadur, Gozo, on Friday, the 10th of May, between 8.30am and 3.30pm The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ FRANGISK ATTARD, TRIQ DAHLET QORROT, TRIQ GUZE’ ELLUL MERCER, TRIQ SAN BLAS, DAHLET TA’ GAZAMAN, DAHLET L- IRDUM, TRIQ [...]
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Monarch Airbus A321 kicks off Malta – East Midlands route

Monarch Airlines started off its Malta-East Midlands operation with the first flight – an Airbus A321 – touching down on Tuesday at 8.25pm and welcomed by a water arch on the taxiway by the Malta Airport Fire and Rescue team. Passengers were welcomed with flowers handed out by dancers in traditional Maltese costumes, courtesy of [...]
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Sir M. A. Refalo 6th formers participate in Euroscola Day

A group of Gozitan 6th formers from Sir M. A. Refalo School in Victoria, participated in the Euroscola Day. This event, which took place on the 29th of April, is organised by the EU Parliament. The 6th formers together with other students from different countries of the EU, had the opportunity to discuss many topics [...]
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First edition of ‘RockAstra’ with the La Stella Band in June

La Stella Philharmonic Society of Victoria has announced the first edition of ‘RockAstra,’ a musical spectacle performed by the La Stella Band along with a number of local musicians, which will take place in Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo on Saturday, the 8th of June. The concert will be under the direction of Mro Sigmund Mifsud, [...]
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Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni Mother’s Day Bazaar and meal

Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni is organising a meal and Bazaar in the Main Square, Gharb, to celebrate the occasion of Mother’s day. The activities will be held over three days, with a meal on Friday evening to start the weekend off. The programme is as follows: Friday – Bazaar 5.00pm till 7.30pm. 5.30pm – A Roast [...]
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More people using libraries with book loans up 3% in 2012

Administrative data provided by the Central Public Library revealed that book loans reached 848,167 last year, up by 3 per cent over 2011. Trade statistics showed that 14,424 printed books and periodicals were imported during last year. More than two-thirds were imports of printed books, while a further 32 per cent were imports of periodicals. [...]
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AFM continue search for missing tourists – 3 bodies found

Update 2: The Armed Forces of Malta said that a third deceased person, identified as a male adult, has been found during this morning’s search efforts in the South Comino Channel. A search for the remaining two individuals is continuing. Yesterday the AFM said that at 16.42pm this afternoon its Operations Centre received information that [...]
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