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Ghajnsielem valley cleaned out and restored to original state

The valley at the back of the houses at Simirat Street in Ghajnsielem has been cleared of weeds and unwanted undergrowth including sand and building material. The recently completed project was carried out by the Ghajnsielem Local Council and was funded through eco-Gozo. This is the first time that this area has been cleaned in [...]
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Gozo celebration – World Day of Prayer by Catholic Women

The annual Day of Prayer recommended by the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations was recently held at the Headquarters of the Gozo Catholic Action Movement in Victoria. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech concelebrated Mass, during which he strongly encouraged the good audience present to act for the common good, offering aid to those in need [...]
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European Maritime Day 2013 events take place in Malta

After the official opening of the European Maritime Day this morning at the Upper Barrakka in Valletta, Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth, attended a live Maritime Exercise in occasion of the European Maritime Day, an event organised with Transport Malta and the Incident Response Unit supported by Tug Malta, Malta [...]
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Gozitan visual artist Joseph Calleja talks on ‘My Life in Art’

Visual artist Joseph Calleja, recently gave a public talk at the Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts. The talk was introduced by art curator Dr Theresa Vella, who briefed the audience about Calleja’s works. The presentation featured works executed by the artist and focused on sculpture, kinetics, painting, print-making and photography. His works are featured [...]
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Good turnout for Arka Foundation charity sale in Marsalforn

The bright, if windy weather ensured a good turnout for Sunday morning’s Charity Sale in Marsalforn, with a lot of sellers, as well as buyers looking for a bargain. The sale, organised by the Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem, took place at the Marsalforn carpark, between 7.00am and midday. Arka plan the next sale to take [...]
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EU adopts measures to strengthen the agri-food chain

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. Food safety is essential to ensure consumers’ confidence and sustainability of food production. The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more [...]
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Local NGOs meeting arranged by the Ghajnsielem Council

Local NGOs recently held a meeting in Ghajnsielem, they included the Ghajnsielem Football Club, St Joseph Band, Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem, Snooker Association, Frangiskan Friars, Ghaqda tal-Armar, Football Accademy, the Boys Museum and Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem, The meeting was chaired by Mauro Pace Parascandolo, Executive Secretary at the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. Mr Pace explained [...]
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World Inflamatory Bowel Disease Day marked on 19th May

It is estimated that IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affects five million people worldwide. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis directly affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores, and bleed easily. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering which IBD patients [...]
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Trip in Delimara Power Station’s unit 1 causes power cuts

A short power cut caused by a fault in Delimara Power Station’s Phase 1 left many localities around Malta and Gozo without electricity this morning. Enemalta said that that at around 8.26am this morning, unit 1 suffered a trip at the older Delimara Power Station’s Phase One caused load shedding in some parts of Malta [...]
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All Europeans should have a legal right to a bank account

New measures being put forward by the European Commission would give all Europeans a legal right to a basic bank account anywhere in the EU – and make switching to another provider easier. Now that electronic payments are increasingly replacing cash, everyone needs a bank account. Yet, around 25 million Europeans who would like to [...]
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