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Gozo participates in European Maritime Day 2013 events

After Brussels 2008, Rome 2009, Gijon 2010, Gdansk 2011, and Gothenburg 2012, the 2013 European Maritime Day will be held in Malta. The European Maritime Day is celebrated each year on 20 May since 2008. This annual event was established jointly by the European Council, the European Parliament and European Commission as part of the [...]
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Nature Trust awarded ‘The Energy Globe Award 2013’

During the Energy Globe Award ceremony the winning projects for Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Malta were awarded the Energy Globe Award 2013. The ceremony was held in the Austrian Embassy in Rome in the presence of the Maltese Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Leo Brincat. During the event the Executive President [...]
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Turtle dove population decreased by 93% in the UK – RSPB

The gentle purr of the turtle dove was once the sound of summer in the UK, enjoyed for a few brief months from early May until the birds’ departure back to Africa in August. But their evocative call is becoming increasingly rare following rapid and perpetual population declines. Turtle doves were once widespread across much [...]
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Friends of the Sick & Elderly Gozo charity Fair next Sunday

A Charity Sale organised by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly is taking place next Sunday, the 26th of May, at the football ground, adjacent to the main parking area in Victoria, Gozo, from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Everyone is invited to take along any unwanted items, bric a brac etc and turn them into [...]
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National Literacy Strategy launched for All Framework

The Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, has launched a National Literacy Strategy for All Framework this morning. The Framework is intended to serve as a basis for intensive consultation with stakeholders, on the basis of which, a National Literacy Strategy for All will be formulated in the coming weeks. Minister Bartolo has announced [...]
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MaltaPost commemorates European Maritime Day – 2013

MaltaPost is to issue a set of three stamps, on Monday, the 20th of May, depicting cruise liners that have visited the Valletta Cruise Port in previous years. Malta has been chosen as the destination for the 6th edition of the European Maritime Day conference organised on the 21st to the 22nd of May. It [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Nadur on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Nadur, Gozo, on Monday, the 20th of May, between 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: PJAZZA T- TMIENJA W GHOXRIN TA’ APRIL 1688 TREJQET L- ANDAR TRIQ RAKELA CAMILLERI PJAZZA L- ARCIPRIET MARTIN CAMILLERI TRIQ [...]
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Island Car Club Hill Climb and races in Xaghra next weekend

The Xaghra Local Council would like to remind everyone that on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of May 2013, the annual car races will be held in Xaghra. This event is being organised by the Island Car Club, with Saturday’s event starting at 2pm and finishing at 6pm, while Sunday’s event starts at [...]

Malta & US discuss developments in the Med and N. Africa

The Governments of Malta and the United States discussed the latest developments in the Mediterranean during a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella and Kathleen Doherty Deputy Assistant Secretary from the Bureaun of European & Eurasian Affairs. The Deputy Assistant Secretary said that the aim of her visit was to get the Maltese perspective [...]

Minister emphasises consumer education and empowerment

While addressing a conference on consumer rights, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Dr Helena Dalli, said that more emphasis has to be made by Government on consumer education. The Minister said this has to start from primary school level and cover all stages in life. Minister Dalli said that the Malta [...]

Confirmation Ceremony for 276 outside Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

On the occasion of the Year dedicated to Christian Faith launched by His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Gozo Diocese organised a joint Confirmation Ceremony for all Gozitan adoloscents, which numbered 276. The ceremony during which the Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred to these students was held on Friday evening on the parvis of [...]