Archive for » May 10th, 2013«

Eco-walk for students, parents and staff of Nadur Primary

An eco-walk for students, parents and staff of Gozo College Nadur Primary school was recently held from Nadur to Mgarr. The walk was guided by the eco-Gozo activity teachers of the Gozo College and with the kind assistance of the Nadur Local Council. The Primary School said that activities such as this, while strengthening the [...]
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25-year old Marsalforn man charged with drug offences

Today the Police arraigned under arrest in the Gozo Court 25 year-old Joseph Grech from Marsalforn. He was accused of having during the night between the 8th and 9th of May and in previous years, produced, sold or otherwise dealt in the resin obtained from the plant Cannabis and also for being in the possession [...]
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MEPs in Campus debate unveil wall sculpture by Victor Agius

MEPs Joseph Cuschieri and Roberta Metsola participated in a debate on campus earlier this afternoon, discussing the obstacles that need to be overcome to ensure that young people can make the most of the various opportunities available to study, work or volunteer in the EU. The debate was organised by the European Parliament Information Office [...]
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Fredo is a friendly & playful dog waiting for a forever home

One of the latest residents at the Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria, is ‘Fredo,’ a very handsome male terrier cross breed. Fredo is about three months old, he is very friendly, in good condition and loves to play with his toys. The volunteers at the Centre would really like to find a forever, loving [...]
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Green wardens needed to patrol our country side – NTM

Only three weeks after the last clean up at the Xrobb L-Ghagin / Tas Silg peninsula, waste in the area has started mushrooming again on site. This Peninsula is found in the south East of Malta close to Delimara and leading to the Xrobb L-Ghagin Nature Park and the St Paul’s Battery. This last clean [...]
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Clarification is needed on ‘Semma Lehnek’ – Din l-Art Helwa

The ‘Semma Lehnek’ initiative by Parliamentary Secretary Michael Farrugia, is a laudable initiative says Din l-Art Helwa and the organisation hopes it will encourage submissions from all those concerned with the wellbeing of our environment and sustainability. Din l-Art Helwa puts forward the concern that while Dr Farrugia has highlighted the objective to reduce bureaucracy [...]
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Consultation meetings to be launched on animals in circuses

From time to time foreign circus companies visit Malta for a period of weeks to perform shows which may include animal acts. The Government said in a statement this afternoon, that some individuals and organisations feel they must protest against these shows because in their view it is animal cruelty. For this purpose the Parliamentary [...]
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New PV scheme to be launched aimed at local enterprises

A new photovoltaic systems scheme is due to be launched in the coming weeks. Malta Enterprise said that it is establishing a list of suppliers of photovoltaic systems that may be eligible for part-financing through a new scheme aimed at helping local enterprises invest in solar energy. Through this ERDF Solar Energy scheme, which is [...]
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Faculty of Arts Dean’s List Awards, sponsored by BOV

The Dean’s List awards for the University of Malta’s Faculty of Arts were presented by the Dean of The Faculty, Professor Dominic Fenech, on May 2nd. This year, three students qualified for the Dean’s List. They are Mr Glen Bonnici (B.A. Honours Italian), Ms Yanika Bugeja (B.A. Honours Philosophy) and Ms Giulia Privitelli (B.A. Honours [...]
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Hyperbaric Unit at the Gozo Hospital resumes service

The Hyperbaric Unit at the Gozo General Hospital has resumed service, the Government said in a statement this morning. The statement said that service had been halted previously, when the Doctor who was in charge of the unit, had to take long-term sick leave. “The Unit has been used solely for emergency services during the [...]
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Gerano hosts Gozo Choir Chorus Urbanus 11th choral tour

The picturesque village of Gerano in Italy, recently hosted Gozo Choir, Chorus Urbanus, which was on its 11th choral tour. The Choir had been invited to give a concert on the occasion of the official closure of the festivities in honour of La Madonna del Cuore that is venerated in Gerano. The Choir performed a [...]
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Captain Mark Micallef Eynaud awarded Aviator of the Year

Air Malta’s Chief Officer Flight Operations Mark Micallef Eynaud was awarded with the prestigious Aviator of Year Award during the second edition of the World Airnews Aviation Awards. The event was held at the Bank of Valletta’s head office in St Venera earlier this week. This award was presented following the air to air filming [...]
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Visible trade gap narrowed in March by €50.4m to €70.4m

Preliminary figures issued by the National Statistics Office show that the visible trade gap narrowed by €50.4 million in March when compared to the corresponding month last year. Provisional data for international trade show that the visible trade gap in March stood at €70.4 million, down by €50.4 million when compared to the corresponding month [...]
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EEA welcomes the EU ban on three Neonicotinoid pesticides

The European Commission has decided to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides. These chemicals can harm honeybees, according to a large body of scientific evidence, so the European Environment Agency (EEA) commends the precautionary decision to ban them. The three banned insecticides are Clothianidin, Imidacloprid and Thiametoxam. A recent assessment from the European Food Safety Authority also [...]
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