Archive for » May 15th, 2013«

Leone Goes Pop 6th edition – Celebrating 150th anniversary

Malta’s own musical talents in the world of pop, Chiara and former Swedish pop idol winner Kevin Borg will front-line Gozo’s 6th edition of Leone Goes Pop – the open-air pop concert featuring the 90-piece Leone Band – Gozo’s first civic wind band established 150 years ago. Leone Goes Pop is an established musical appointment [...]

10 benefits for EU patients – European Patients’ Rights Day

A high level of health protection; the right to benefit from medical treatment; access to healthcare – preventive, diagnostic and curative treatment regardless of financial means, gender or nationality. These principles are enshrined in the European Union’s Treaty and its Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU institutions are bound to them in their actions. [...]

“Malta shown remarkable resilience in face of major crisis”

Malta has shown remarkable resilience in the face of a major crisis in Europe, and its main challenge is to preserve this macroeconomic stability, a report by the International Monetary Fund said today. “Average growth of the Maltese economy (relative to historical average) has been the best in the euro area since the beginning of [...]

Dinja Wahda Rangers awarded for promoting biodiversity

This morning, 30 students from Saint Theresa College Girls’ Secondary, Mriehel, received awards in recognition of their contribution to biodiversity protection in the Maltese Islands. The students, aged 12, have all been appointed as Dinja Wahda Rangers as part of the pilot programme for BirdLife Malta’s Dinja Wahda environmental education programme for secondary schools, now [...]

Gozo campaign on the proper use & management of Nitrates

The Directorate for Agriculture, today through the Director of Agriculture Dr Justin Zahra, launched at the Xewkija Experimental Farm in Gozo, an information campaign and project relating to the National Nitrates Action Plan, a project that is financed through the European LIFE+ regime. This information campaign is intended to train and educate livestock breeders and [...]

Ecumenical Service for Pentecost being held on Thursday

An ecumenical service is being held on Thursday, the 16th May 2013, at 6.30pm, during the Pentecost period. Pentecost is the feast, not only of the birth of Christianity, but also of the shift from plurality to unity: many united in one body. It is therefore right and fitting to continue to pray for unity [...]

Gozitan students produce a play in aid of Puttinu Cares

Gozo College Boys’ Secondary Form 2 students have collected the sum of €230 in aid of Puttinu Cares. The group of students worked extremely hard, producing a play, with the assitance of their English teacher, David Camilleri, entitled ‘Pete the Pint sized Pirate.’ The students invited their friends as well as some teachers to go [...]

Xaghra Scout Group celebrations for their 5th Anniversary

Xaghra Scout Group will, on the 18th of May, be celebrating the 5th Anniversary from the reopening of the group. To mark this special occasion, Xaghra Scout Group will be holding a celebration Mass at the Xaghra Basilica on Sunday, the 2nd of June, starting at 9.45am. Following the Mass, some new members will be [...]

University Research Trust publishes first Annual Report

The University of Malta is intensifying its efforts to raise funds for a sustainable research activity. This is featured in the first Annual Report of the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) that can be viewed online at During its first full year of operation, RIDT engaged with the community to attract support for [...]

HICP rose 2.9% in April to 120.58 from 117.22 in March

In April the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up to 120.58 from 117.22 in March. The National Statistics Office said that the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up by 2.9 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected an increase of 12.5 per cent in the Restaurants and Hotels Index, mainly due [...]