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Man charged in Gozo with violent rape and assult of a minor

Today the Police arraigned under arrest in the Gozo Court, Isaac Abdala aged 21 years, born in Ivory Coast but residing in Victoria, Gozo. He was charged with having on the night between the 12th and 13th of April 2013 in a private residence in Victoria, violently raping a minor girl and kept her against [...]
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Wirt Ghawdex lecture – The repopulation of Gozo post 1551

Wirt Ghawdex is to hold the fifth lecture in its 2013 series of public lectures and is entitled ‘The repopulation of Gozo post 1551- Notarial deeds of Notary Ferdinando Ciappara (1576-1577)’ with Ms. Davinia Mifsud. The lecture, which will be delivered in English, will take place at Santa Cecilia Medieval Chapel, Lambert Street, Ghajnsielem, on [...]
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‘Europe for Gozo’ – Meet MEPs & discuss Gozo at EU level

‘Europe for Gozo,’ organised by the European Parliament Office in Malta, is taking place this coming Friday and will be an opportunity to meet your MEPs and discuss the representation of Gozo at EU level. MEPs Claudette Abela Baldacchino, John Attard-Montalto, Joseph Cuschieri and Roberta Metsola are expedted to be in attendance and they will [...]
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Computer Malware involving the misuse of Malta Police logo

The Malta Police Force has warned of a variant of a computer malware, which involves the misuse of the Malta Police Force logo and that of the Malta Police association. Computer systems infected with police ransomware display a warning message claiming that the user’s computer had been “suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity” [...]
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3-year ban and €4650 fine for 2nd masked Foresta hunter

This morning, a magistrate’s court in Valletta found a second man, Carl Borg, from Mellieha, guilty of illegally hunting inside a Bird Sanctuary during this year’s spring hunting season in April. BirdLife Malta in a statement this afternoon said that Magistrate Anthony Vella, presiding, handed down a fine of €4650 and a three-year suspension from [...]
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GreenPak door-to-door glass collections in Malta and Gozo

A new door-to-door glass collection service will be held every first Friday of the month in those localities in Malta operating under the GreenPak scheme. In Gozo, this service will operate every first Thursday of the month in respective GreenPak localities. José Herrera, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government, welcomed this initiative by GreenPak [...]
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Work performed by the Health Inspectorate on complaints

The Health Inspectorate of the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health is responsible for investigating various complaints submitted by the general public and other entities on public health issues. In July 2010, this Directorate was awarded an ISO Certification from the Malta Consumer Competition Affairs Authority for Complaint handling in Environmental and [...]
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Malta’s collaboration with the UK for economic growth

Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic growth, met with the British High Commissioner Rob Luke during which a number of areas for Economic Growth and Competitiveness between the two countries were discussed. The Parliamentary Secretary highlighted that trade exchanges between Malta and UK are strong and spread over very wide sectors. Both [...]
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Construction epidemic is destroying Gozo’s tourist trade

Readers Letter - “It is my understanding that Gozo is making a real effort to attract tourists to the island for their main holiday – not just for a day trip from Malta. There has been a Government department set up, websites updated and infrastructure works carried out to make Gozo more attractive to holidaymakers. [...]
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AFM Air Wing assists BirdLife Malta on the Island of Filfla

Since 1982, the Air Wing of the Armed Forces of Malta has been assisting BirdLife Malta in monitoring the population of the Yellow-legged Gull, Larus Michahellis, on the Island of Filfla. Every year during the early spring, licensed bird ringers are transported by helicopter to Filfla in order to place marking rings on the young [...]
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Malta has highest increase in CO2 emissions for energy use

Update Government’s reaction: In 2012, CO2 emissions in the EU27 are expected to have decreased by 2.1% compared with 2011. Eurostat estimates that from 2011 to 2012 CO2 emissions decreased in nearly all Member States, except Malta +6.3%, which had the highest increase in the EU, it was followed by the UK at +3.9%. Eurostat [...]
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Industrial producer price index down 0.9% in April – NSO

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index in April decreased by 0.9 per cent when compared to the previous month, the National Statistics Office said today. In April, the producer price index for total industry declined by 0.9 per cent over the previous month. This was due to a fall in intermediate and [...]
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