Archive for » May 17th, 2013«

Nadur Youngsters’ captain is the BOV Player of the Month

Nadur Youngsters’ captain Anthony Portelli has been named Gozo’s BOV Player of the Month for April. He is the third Nadur player to win the GFA player of the month award. Mr Portelli is widely acknowledged as being a key member of Nadur Youngsters, having played a remarkable role in helping his team to win [...]

AFM personnel learn more about cetaceans & sea turtles

This month Maritime Squadron personnel participated in specialised training on cetaceans and turtles recognition. Lectures were delivered by MEPA personnel and this initiative was organised together with the operations and training branch, Headquarters AFM. The training was hosted at the Maritime Squadron’s lecture room facilities. There will be six similar sessions in total this year [...]

Wizz Air inaugural flight welcomed in at MIA from Budapest

Today was a landmark day for Wizz Air and Malta Airport as the new Malta-Budapest route kicked off its twice weekly flight operation. The inaugural flight touched down at 0853hrs and was given the customary water arch welcome by the Malta Airport Fire & Rescue Team – an honour reserved for new airlines. Passengers were [...]

Coastal development and sustainable maritime tourism

Coastal development and sustainable maritime tourism are the focus themes of this year’s edition of European Maritime Day. For two days in Valletta, Malta, experts from all maritime sectors and from all over Europe will discuss how to drive the tourism industry forward and maintain its position not only as a sector for sustainable growth, [...]

Charity sale in aid of Arka this coming Sunday in Marsalfron

A Charity Sale organised by the Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem is taking place this coming Sunday, the 19th of May, at the Marsalforn carpark, from 7.00am and 12.00pm Everyone is invited to take along any unwanted items, bric a brac etc and turn them into cash. A donation from sellers is requested. .

Air Malta announces the opening of a new route to Algiers

As from 17th June Air Malta will start serving a new scheduled service to Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The Maltese National Airline will operate two weekly flights every Monday and Thursday and expects to carry 6,000 passengers this summer. Commenting on this new service Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “This is good news [...]

22 trees planted by the NSO as part of the 34U Campaign

Twenty-two trees were last weekend planted by the National Statistics Office as part of the 34U campaign, aimed at making Malta greener, cleaner and healthier. Management and staff joined forces in this tree-planting event, held at the Gtajn Tuffieta camping site, as part of various activities to commemorate the International Year of Statistics. The 22 [...]

Gozo conference on ‘Where is the Gozitan Woman Going?!’

The Catholic Action Movement Gozo and the Diocesan Family Commission are organising a two-hour Conference, which will be delivered in Maltese, on Thursday, the 30th of May from 6pm. “Fejn Sejra?” will offer the opportunity for an individual and collective reflection about women in our society, though points presented by Fr Noel Saliba and Dr [...]

Council of Ministers of the EU declares Valletta the ECoC

Valletta has been officially declared European Capital of Culture for the year 2018 by the Council of Ministers of the European Union on Friday 17th May 2013, during a meeting of the same Council of Ministers responsible for Culture which took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by José Herrera Parliamentary Secretary for Local [...]

Gozo College, Xewkija Primary Annual School Sports Day

The Annual School Sports Day was held this week at Gozo College, Xewkija Primary, in another example of collaboration between the school and the Xewkija Local Council. The physical education teachers of the Gozo College, together with the school’s resident teachers, organised the pupils into various groups, with each group having the opportunity to play [...]

Meat production down 3.4% & producer value up 10.6%

In the first quarter this year, meat production in volume terms declined by 3.4 per cent while the producer value rose by 10.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Meat production in the first quarter amounted to 2,708 tonnes, down by 3.4 per cent over the comparative period last year. The [...]

Leap forward made in the social recognition of LGBTI – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party said in a statement today that it believes that Maltese society has made a significant leap forward when it comes to the social recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. “Nonetheless, the right laws and policies have not yet followed and Malta continues to lag behind [...]

Hunters refute claims made by Italian MEP Andrea Zanoni

In a statement the Federation for Hunting and Conservation Malta (FKNK) and St. Hubert Hunters Malta (KSU) have refutted the claims made by Italian MEP Andrea Zanoni. The MEP said earlier this week in the European Parliament, “that Malta has authorised Spring hunting on the basis of a derogation but the bag limit was reached [...]