Archive for » May 16th, 2013«

Fr George Attard appointed as a Confessor at the Vatican

Fr Alfred Calleja, Minister Provincial of the Maltese Franciscan Conventuals, called Fr George Attard OFM Conv. to Rome in October 2012 because a friar who was serving at St Peter’s Basilica as administer of the Sacrament of Reconciliation had fallen sick. The Franciscans are among the main suppliers to the Apostolic Penitentiary. Fr George started [...]

Government announces resits for public service exams

The Government has announced that for the first time public service candidates who did not pass the examinations held earlier this year for the posts of clerks, executive officers, Assistant Principal, Principal and Senior Principals, will be given the opportunity to resit the examination. The statement from the Government said that this is being done [...]

Arriva issues statement on reports of an incident on a bus

Arriva said that it would like to clarify the facts that led to reports of an incident aboard an Arriva bus involving a passenger and an Inspector. “From initial investigation of the CCTV footage it results that a passenger was asked to present his ticket by an Arriva Inspector. There seems to have been some [...]

MEPA gives green light to landmark Macina bastion building

The MEPA Board earlier today approved the last project related to what was known as the ‘Cottonera Waterfront Revival Area.’ The project will include works for the adaptive re-use of the Il-Macina bastion building to accommodate a mixture of exhibition space, conference facilities and catering establishments. Works will not only include the restoration of the [...]

Mother’s Day celebration organised by Xaghra Local Council

Earlier this week, the Xaghra Local Council arranged an outing for the elderly on the occasion of Mother’s Day, as part of its programme of activities and cultural outings organised for the elderly who attend the Xaghra Day Care Centre. A celebration of Holy Mass started off the day’s festivities, which continued with a social [...]

Tens of thousands of demonstrators March for Life in Rome

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke and U.S. pro-life leaders joined tens of thousands of demonstrators in Italy’s third annual March for Life on the 12th of May, which ended with a personal greeting from Pope Francis. According to organisers, some 30,000 marched along the route from the Colosseum to Castel Sant’Angelo, a distance of nearly two [...]

Gozo Wellness Weekend – 3 days of activities for Puttinu

The Gozo Wellness Weekend will be a super Fun Fest of physical activity, games, group classes, healthy food, cooking, delicious smoothies, good music and many more things that can make people more aware of both their own health as well as that of others. This marathon weekend, being held to raise funds for Puttinu Cares, [...]

Finance Minister welcomes IMF 2013 Mission conclusions

The Minster for Finance, Prof Edward Scicluna said that the Ministry welcomes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2013 Mission’s Concluding Statement regarding Malta (published Wednesday 15 May 2013), which confirms the soundness of Malta’s financial sector, further dispelling speculation regarding alleged similarities between Malta’s banking sector and those of ailing member states. “The IMF’s conclusions [...]

RBS Concert of Choral Music at St George’s Basilica, Victoria

Run by Singers will be presenting a concert of choral music, this coming Saturday, the 18th of May at St George’s Basilica, Victoria. The RBS Chorus will be directed by Deborah Roberts. The RBS Chorus were last in Gozo in October 2011, when they performed a concert at the Gozo Cathedral. The music for Saturday’s [...]

‘The Cultural Legacy of Malta & Gozo’ new series of books

The new series of books published by the Salesians of Don Bosco, ‘The Cultural Legacy of Malta & Gozo,’ is a compendium of twenty photographic books about Malta’s beauty, history and culture. The richness of our diverse cultural heritage through a collection of beautiful photographic books. All Maltese should be proud of their country, its [...]

Outbound tourists in March up 20.7% on previous month

Outbound tourist trips during March amounted to 29,451, an increase of 20.7 per cent over the corresponding month last year. The figures from the National Statistics Office show that the number of outbound tourist trips towards EU countries in March stood at 25,570, while a further 3,881 trips headed towards non-EU destinations. Both markets advanced [...]

The University of Malta’s Dean of Science Awards ceremony

The University of Malta’s Dean of Science Awards for outstanding students was started by the Faculty of Science in 1995 and is now an established tradition. The awardees and their immediate relatives were invited to the ceremony held recently at the Msida campus. A welcome address by the Dean, Professor Charles V. Sammut, was followed [...]