Archive for » May 13th, 2013«

Mother’s Day coffee morning at Ramla with Xewkija Council

Xewkija Local Council organised a coffee morning as a celebration for Mother’s Day, at Il-Kcina tar-Ramla, in Ramla Bay. On a beautiful sunny day for the event, the Mothers present enjoyed some fun and laughter, as well as the entertainment of a very popular tombla game. Xewkija Mayor Paul Azzopardi gave all the mothers a [...]

16th Victoria International Arts Festival programme details

The organisers of the 16th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival 2013 have announced the programme for this year’s edition. As in previous years the organisers have put together a sterling series of concerts that will regale audiences with the variety, styles and performers coming from seventeen different countries spanning three continents over a [...]

Simon Busuttil sworn in as the new Nationalist Party Leader

Simon Busuttil has been sworn in as the Nationalist Party Leader this earlier this evening The official ceremony was presided by the President George Abela. Dr Busuttil was elected last Wednesday in the second round of the leadership election, with 93% or 802 votes. The new PN Leader said the shadow cabinet will be announced [...]

Audit report on management of Public Service recruitment

The Auditor General has conducted a performance audit addressing the management of Public Service recruitment, the main objective of which was the analysis of the management mechanisms and structures utilised in controlling this key function. Central in attending to this responsibility are the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Public Administration HR Office (PAHRO). However, [...]

New EU poll on most common causes of work-related stress

New poll reveals job insecurity or job reorganisation is thought to be the most common cause of work-related stress Half of workers across Europe think work-related stress is common, and four in ten think it is not handled well at their workplace. Job insecurity or job reorganisation is thought to be the most common cause [...]

Gozo CCU Foundation benefits from Malta Charities Assoc

Ghajnsielem based sculptor Joe Xuereb, recently presented a donation of € 2000 on behalf of ‘The Malta Charities Association’ of London, to Dame Carmen Bellamy, Chairperson of the Gozo CCU Foundation, in the presence of Jacqueline Rose(Secretary) and Paul Bellamy (Thechnical Advisor). As in previous years, Xuereb donated one of his works to ‘The Malta [...]

EU Fisheries Council to discuss the future of our fisheries

The EU Fisheries Council meet today and tomorrow in Brussels to negotiate the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, now in the final stages, determining the future of our fishing industry. . On 6th February this year the EU voted for a reformation of the Common Fisheries Policy, the aim was to end overfishing and make fishing [...]

‘Tsunamis Awareness’ – Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

The Republic of Malta is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea and is densely populated especially at coastal areas. The Mediterranean Sea is seismically active with large earthquakes in Greece, Italy, and Turkey; principally as the result of the collision of Eurasian and African plates. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami has raised a [...]

‘Family Fun Day’ as part of Victoria Scouts 50th Anniversary

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Victoria Scout Group, it is organising a ‘Family Fun Day’ this coming Sunday, the 19th May at Ta’ Blankas Olive Grove at Xewkija. Various activities for all the members of the family will be held throughout the day. These include archery, abseiling, hikes, tombola and different games [...]

Fish landings by Gozitan fishermen down by 31.8% on 2012

A total of 59,333 kilogrammes (-52.7 per cent) of fish were landed during the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistics Office said today. Fresh fish landings by Gozitan fishermen declined by 31.8 per cent over the comparative period last year. A total of 2,783 kilogrammes of Dorado landings were recorded during the first quarter [...]

Environmental Health receives 653 complaints in March

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health is making every effort to keep its contact with the public through a regular review statement. The following is a summary of actions taken during April 2013. The following is a summary of the report hereunder: o 583 improvement notices were issued; o 2 HACCP [...]