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President presented with scientific manual on local MPAs

President George Abela was presented with the first ever comprehensive scientific manual on local Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) by Dr. Alan Deidun in commemoration of the EU’s Maritime Day (21st May), the International Day for Biodiversity (22nd May) and in view of the upcoming World Environment Day commemoration (5th June) next week. The two local [...]
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President presented with scientific manual on local MPAs

President George Abela was presented with the first ever comprehensive scientific manual on local Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) by Dr. Alan Deidun in commemoration of the EU’s Maritime Day (21st May), the International Day for Biodiversity (22nd May) and in view of the upcoming World Environment Day commemoration (5th June) next week. The two local [...]
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Gozo SPCA are appealing for help with 2 stray dogs in Xlendi

The Gozo SPCA are appealing for help with information, or if anyone knows the owners, of these two lovely dogs that are running around Xlendi. Sadly there is currently no space at Gozo SPCA in Victoria and they are unable to take them in. The dogs are a male and female, probably siblings and around [...]
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Gozo SPCA are appealing for help with 2 stray dogs in Xlendi

The Gozo SPCA are appealing for help with information, or if anyone knows the owners, of these two lovely dogs that are running around Xlendi. Sadly there is currently no space at Gozo SPCA in Victoria and they are unable to take them in. The dogs are a male and female, probably siblings and around [...]
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New National & Regional Celebrations Committee for Gozo

The Ministry for Gozo has announced the appointment of a new National and Regional Celebrations Committee. The Chairman will be Rev.Mons.Dr. Joe Vella Gauci, Deputy Chairman is Kevin Sciberras, Charles Hili, as secretary Josette Cremona and eleven other members, in liaison with the Ministry for Gozo The Minister for Gozo, Dr.Anton Refalo, said that the [...]
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Lower LPG prices for June 2013 announced by Liquigas

Liquigas has announced price reductions of LPG in cylinders. The new prices are effective as from tomorrow, Saturday the 1st of June 2013, being the beginning of the month. The revised prices are as shown in the table below: Type LPG – Price 12 kg cylinders € 12.60 15 kg cylinders € 20.75 The full [...]
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Summer season looking very promising for tourism – MHRA

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has expressed its satisfaction about the reported growth in arrivals in April 2013 said that summer arrivals are looking very promising and potentially Malta could finish with another record number of arrivals. MHRA said that it is working closely with the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), Air Malta, the [...]
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Health Directorate warnings on sultanas & beef saugsages

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that the following product should not be consumed since the level of Ochratoxin A found in, exceeds that permitted in regulations. Product Description: Sultanas Brand: Good Health Unit Weight: 200g Best Before Date: 30/12/2014 Packaging Type: Plastic bag Origin: Turkey but packed in [...]
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EU Enemployment rate up to 12.2% and EU27 to 11.0%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.2% in April 2013, up from 12.1% in March. The EU27 unemployment rate was 11.0%, unchanged compared with the previous month. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with April 2012, when they were 11.2% and 10.3% respectively. Eurostat estimates that 26.588 million men and women [...]
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“Agreement on Common Fisheries Policy Reform is welcome”

The fish4tomorrow Campaign has said that it is pleased overall with the outcome of the political agreement made on the 30th May 2013 in relation to the Common Fisheries Policy reform. The reform states that scientific advice will be followed when allocating quotas which, it has been estimated, could increase fish stocks by up to [...]
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Nadur teacher Marita Bigeni awarded the A Mus TCL diploma

Ms Marita Bigeni, a member of the altos section of the Gozo Choir, Chorus Urbanus, has recently been awarded with the A Mus TCL diploma. Marita is a young teacher from Nadur. She started attending piano lessons at the tender age of seven, and moved under the guidance of Sr Cecilia Vella at the age [...]
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Medicines recall Cilest® 250/35 Oral Contraceptive tablets

The Inspectorate and Enforcement Directorate within the Medicines Authority has said that Janssen-Cilag International N.V. are initiating a voluntary preventative product recall of Cilest® 250/35 Oral Contraceptive Tablets (250µg norgestimate 35µg ethinyl estradiol). The recall of Cilest® is being affected due to a reported slower than expected solubility of an active ingredient. This can potentially [...]
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Central Government debt up €260.3m, but deficit is down

At the end of April, Central Government debt stood at €4,936.4 million, up by €260.3 million over the corresponding period last year, the National Statistics Office said today. This was the result of higher short-term and long-term borrowing, which added €215.1 million and €68.4 million respectively. On the other hand, foreign borrowing went down by [...]
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Motorbikes ruled out of roadworthiness test package by TC

Plans to introduce EU minimum standards for roadworthiness tests on motorcycles and trailers under 2,000 kg were rejected by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday. These plans are part of the EU “roadworthiness package,” which would lay down minimum EU standards on testing frequency, a risk-based system for roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and [...]
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