Archive for » June 3rd, 2013«

President Abela visits Don Bosco Football Nursery, Gozo

The closing celebrations started yesterday for the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the conferral of the City Status to Rabat, the ancient town of Gozo, which will draw to a close this June, with a number of activities organised by the Victoria Local Council on the occasion of Jum il-Belt Victoria, which falls on [...]
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The 2014-2020 EU budget – Finding a delicate balance

A “delicate balance” needs to be found in the negotiations on the EU budget for 2014-2020 between the Council and the European Parliament according to Ambassador Marlene Bonnici, Malta’s Permanent Representative to the European Union. She was one of the keynote speakers at a business breakfast entitled ‘The EU Budget: Deal or No Deal?’ which [...]
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PN voices its concerns over new Global Residence Scheme

In a statement issued by the Nationalist Paarty this afternoon, it said that the Government’s new Global Residence Programme that was launched at the weekend lacked the necessary safeguards and would allow non-EU residents to gain a residence permit, with the associated benefits. The statement said that PN was in support of a programme to [...]
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PN voices its concerncs over new Global Residence Scheme

In a statement issued by the Nationalist Paarty this afternoon, it said that the Government’s new Global Residence Programme that was launched at the weekend lacked the necessary safeguards and would allow non-EU residents to gain a residence permit, with the associated benefits. The statement said that PN was in support of a programme to [...]
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Salina saltpans in Malta again graced by visiting Flamingo

On Monday morning, an adult Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus, arrived at Salina saltpans, near St Paul’s Bay. ALE officers and BirdLife Malta staff are standing guard over the bird, which is highly prized by poachers, especially in its bright pink breeding plumage. The flamingo can be easily seen from the coast road next to the [...]
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Power suspensions in Kercem and Munxar on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Munxar and Kercem, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 5th of June. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Munxar 8.30am-12.00pm: TRIQ L- ANDRIJIET, PJAZZA TAL- KNISJA, TRIQ TA’ RINOTA, TRIQ TARSU, TRIQ DAMASKU and TRIQ IL- MADONNA TAL-KARMNU. Kercem 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ [...]
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European Youth Week activities closing event in Marsalforn

Sunday in Marsalforn saw the closing activities of the European Youth Week. The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) together with Agenzija Zghazagh and the Kummissjoni Djocesana Zghazagh (KDZ) joined the rest of Europe and organised a number of activities which started on the 25th of May in Malta and concluded in Gozo yesterday. The event [...]
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“Strictly supervised conditions has exceeded expectations”

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) have said in a statement that during the 18 ‘days’ when hunting was permitted last April by application of derogation, the hunter-marshals who were deployed by the FKNK in several localities over the Maltese islands observed the presence of police/army officers on an average of 13.48 [...]
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Gozo Local Councils organised 96 cultural events in 2012

Data provided by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage revealed that cultural events organised by Local Councils reached 489 last year. Last year 489 cultural events were organised by local councils across Malta and Gozo, with 13 per cent being “Commemoration” days. Arts festivals and music events also proved popular, making up 11 per cent and [...]
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Touring team Ovingdean CC make a return visit to Malta

Over the weekend the Marsa CC took on returning UK team Ovingdean CC, whose last visit was in 2009 when they were beaten two games to nil. On Saturday the home team batted first. Ronnie Sacco playing in only his second game against a touring team opened the batting and in his unique technique made [...]
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