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Gozo featured in Europe’s ’10 Secret Summer Hot Spots’

The Yahoo Travel News site is featuring Gozo as one of ‘Europes 10 Secret Summer Hot Spots,’ the places to go to leave the tourist trail behind. Europe is popular in the summer for several reasons, the days are longer, the sun is shining and everyone’s in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, it’s also peak season, [...]
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Photographic exhibition by Mario Saliba inaugurated in Gozo

On Friday evening Dr Grazzio Mercieca, Chief of staff at the Ministry for Gozo, inaugurated ‘Mystique Gozo,’ a photographic exhibition by Mario Saliba, taking place at the Art e Gallery in Victoria, Gozo. The exhibition is a collection of 22 photos prints, that Mario has taken over the last three years, in various popular locations [...]
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Lithuania moves to EU helm as agreement found on budget

Credibility, growth and openness are Lithuania’s priorities as it takes over the 6-month EU presidency on Monday, the 1st of July. Progress on each will be easier now national leaders have agreed on a budget for 2014-20. Lithuania has vowed to be an ‘honest broker’ as it steers decision-making for the next 6 months. Many [...]
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Joey is a young, friendly dog waiting for his forever home

This handsome young dog is ‘Joey,’ he is a resident at the Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria. Joey is a male Pointer X and about 12 months old, he was found at Hondoq where he had been living ‘rough’ for a while. He is a very lively young dog and loves to play. Gozo [...]
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HSBC Yes 4 Students packages “offers long term success”

Making the most out of student life involves looking ahead and taking the right decisions to shape one’s future. HSBC Malta said that students ought to start planning now because they will soon be facing realities such as starting a career or business, furthering their studies, travelling, or buying property. “The relationship students build with [...]
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Ir-Rokna tal-Kreattività mà Amina Contin – Art in all forms

Ir-Rokna tal-Kreattività mà Amina Contin, a ‘Home of Creativit,’ is the new place in Gozo to develop and promote creativity in all its forms, with Exhibitions of Paintings, Sculptures, Art craft, Jewelry, Workshops, Art books, Art objects, Fashion, Music, Poetry, Dance classes and much more…The Painting and Sculpture section will be run by Angela Tabone, [...]
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Gianluca Bezzina visits Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir

The Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir has started its series of rehearsals leading to the eagerly anticipated concert by Joseph Calleja and other artists on the 1st August. A surprise visit by Gianluca Bezzina, the Maltese representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, was the highlight of the second rehearsal held this week. Gianluca was [...]
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Do trade unions accept the use of police as waiters? – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika in a statement this morning referred to the report in some media that between 25 and 30 police officers were ordered to leave their stations and report for work at Girgenti to serve as waiters in an official Ministerial function. Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, “Does this type of activity fall [...]
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ERRC Lifeguards rescue two kayakers from Comino

Yesterday afternoon the lifeguards of Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, who were stationed at the Blue Lagoon in Comino, rescued two people from a kayak that had capsized off the Blue Lagoon. The incident took place at around 5.40pm and the search only took a couple of minutes. The kayakers were not injured and [...]
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The Feast of St Peter & St Paul celebrated in Nadur today

Nadur and Mdina are today celebrating the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, known as Mnarja. This morning in Nadur many hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed the popular band march that made its way from the main square and through the streets of Nadur, with the participation of Ghaqda Muzikali Sant’ Elena [...]
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AFM rescues windsurfer from rough seas near Marsalforn

An AFM helicopter crew rescued a windsurfer today after he found himself in difficulty off the coast at Marsalforn. Some people on the shore had spotted that the man was having difficulty in the strong winds and high seas and alerted the authorities. The man was rescued by the crew of an AFM helicopter, no [...]
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Veterinary Life Support training for Malta Police CPD & AWD

The Malta Police Dog Section and Mounted Section have successfully completed training in Veterinary Life Support Level 1 and Level 2 for K9 and Veterinary Life Support Horse Edition respectively. It was spread over three days, from 26 to 28 June. The training was sponsored and organised by the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) [...]
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Armier – Give back to the people what is rightfully theirs

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth and Ramblers Association have said that they welcome the landmark Court of Justice decision whereby Judge Anthony Ellul concluded that the Armier boathouses were built illegally, that the occupants have no title to the land and ordered the Commissioner of Land to evict the occupants. This, said [...]
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Caravans at Armier should be removed immediately – DLH

Din l-Art Helwa has said that it welcomes yesterday’s court ruling on the caravans at Armier beach, which confirms that the caravans are illegal. “These caravans are an eyesore and are denying the public their right to enjoy the foreshore,” the NGO said. “They are also causing environmental damage to the beach at Armier.” Din [...]
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