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Speaker of the House welcomes a delegation from Gozo

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Angelo Farrugia, welcomed a delegation headed by the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo and Mons. Joe Vella Gauci, President of the National and Regional Celebrations Committee. During the meeting, the Speaker was presented with the publication of a book by the National and Regional Celebrations Committee – [...]
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FKNK to suspend those responsible for shooting flamingo

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said in a statement this afternoon, that once it is “aware of the details of the person/s who allegedly shot a Flamingo that was using the islands as a resting place and since it has also been reported that the person/s have been apprehended by the [...]
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Wied Ghollieqa Nature Reserve on World Environment Day

The 5th of June 2013 will be World Environment Day and on the same day the Wied Ghollieqa Nature Reserve will be celebrating 14 years of management by Nature Trust. This small nature reserve is situated in the East-Northeast of Malta, surrounded by Kappara, San Gwann Industrial Estate, the University and Regional Road. A few [...]
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IT audit carried out on Primary & Secondary State Schools

The Auditor General has conducted an audit on the overall operational effectiveness of the Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) currently being used by the Primary and Secondary State schools within the State Colleges. To date, nine Colleges in Malta and one in Gozo have been established to cater for around 5,600 Kindergarten students, [...]
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BLM thanks public, praises police & calls for Salina reserve

Steve Micklewright, BirdLife Malta’s Executive Director, has thanked members of the public for their help in monitoring the Salina saltpans yesterday evening, where it has been reported that poachers shot and killed a flamingo at about eleven o’clock last night. Several people called police to report hearing shots and eyewitnesses to the incident have come [...]
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Azure Window nominated for the ’8th Wonder of the World’

The Malta Tourism Authority would like to announce that it has nominated three local landmarks, the Azure Window in Gozo, the Blue Lagoon in Comino and St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta into VirtualTourist.com’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.” Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel research website [...]
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Parliamentary Sec “condemns barbaric killing of flamingo”

In statement this afternoon the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Roderick Galdes, said that he “condemns without reservation the barbaric killing last night of the Flamingo at the Salini saltpans.” The Parliamentary Secretary added that it “is an irresponsible and criminal act and the police will continue to conduct investigations with regard [...]
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Public discussion on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy in Europe

A public discussion on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy in Europe, featuring academics and opinionists, has been organised by ‘Zminijietna – Voice of the Left.’ Henry Frendo, Michael Briguglio, Peter Mayo, Alfred Mifsud and Sammy Meilaq will be taking part in the debate and will be chaired by Michael Grech, The discussion, which will take place in [...]
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3 men arrested in connection with shooting of flamingo

Three men are being interrogated about the disappearance of a flamingo, a super-protected bird, following reports that it had been shot and captured at about midnight in the waters between Salini and Qawra. According to preliminary investigations, the flamingo was spotted roosting at the saltpans in Qawra yesterday morning until it eventually left its resting [...]
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New statue for the Feast of St Anthony in Ghajnsielem

The Feast of St Anthony in Ghajnsielem will be celebrated on the 9th of June. The official activities started on the 1st of June with the ‘Hrug tal-Vara’ followed by solemn Mass but the highlight of the 9-day long activities will take place over this coming weekend. On Saturday, the feast eve, the St Joseph [...]
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22% of food purchased each week ends up as solid waste

On average, 22 per cent of the amount of food purchased weekly by residents of Malta ends up in the solid waste stream, the National Statistics Office reported today. Commemorated every year on 5 June, this year’s World Environment Day theme is “Think. Eat.Save.” The objective is to raise awareness to reduce food waste, save [...]
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Mdina Concours d’Elegance 2013 taking place in October

Friday, the 11th of October is a date which all classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts should highlight in their diaries, since this is the day on which 50 or so of the very best classics on the Island will come together and compete for the prestigious Best in Show title for 2013 in the ‘Mdina [...]
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