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‘RockAstra’ with the La Stella Band in Independence Square

The first edition of ‘RockAstra,’ is a musical spectacle being performed by the La Stella Band along with a number of local musicians, on Saturday evening in Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo.. This event is being held as part of the programme of celebrations to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the conferral of the City Status [...]
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FAA questions MEPA’s approval of of the Metropolis Project

NGO Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar said in a statement this afternoon that in 2008 a study on tall buildings in Malta was carried out by a Fulbright scholar in conjunction with MEPA. Dr Ali, a Chicago-based expert on tall buildings. FAA said the study concluded that “MEPA should proceed slowly and take more time. Lack [...]
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Annual school exhibition of the Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts

The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts annual school exhibition will open on Sunday, the 9th of June, at the Ministry for Gozo Exhibition Hall, Victoria, On display will be various works of of art produced by participants currently attending courses at the Centre and attracts a considerable number of local visitors together [...]
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Malta has lowest employment rate of EU citizens at 53.2%

In 2012, 15.2 million foreign citizens worked in the EU27, accounting for 7% of total employment. Among these foreign citizens, 6.6 million were citizens of another EU Member State and 8.6 million were citizens of a country outside the EU. In the EU27, the employment rate for citizens of another EU Member State (67.7%) was [...]
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New drugs require flexible response according to EU report

The number and availability of new types of drugs continued to rise in 2012, challenging EU efforts to combat illegal drugs and reduce addiction. Globalisation, technological advances and the internet have driven the development of an open market for new drugs, according to the EU drugs agency, which monitors drug use in Europe. This fundamental [...]
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Maltese poems & nursery rhymes, set to music now on CD

A CD of Maltese poems and nursery rhymes, set to music by prolific composer Mro Dominic Galea, and a supporting website has just been launched The CD, entitled ‘Taqbila,’ contains 17 rhymes which older people would have learnt in their childhood, including: Il-Bewsa tan-Nanna, Warda and Wenzu l-Iskarpan. According to APS Bank’s Chairman, Mr. E.P. [...]
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Malta and Gozo featured at the Frankfurt IMEX 2013 Fair

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) recently participated in the world leading international Frankfurt IMEX Fair. Together with a team from Air Malta and 23 Maltese partners including hotels, meeting venues, Destination Management Companies and suppliers, the Maltese delegation successfully showcased the varied MICE offerings of the Maltese Islands. Apart from numerous meetings and successful presentations [...]
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GPS exclusive personalised stamp – and Cards – series

The Gozo Philatelic Society will be issuing a monthly series, which will start this month, of personalised stamps showing all Malta’s Prime Ministers (since 1921 Self-Government). These stamps are in honour of the four national anniversaries related to Malta’s constitutional development that occur during 2014: the 50th of Independence (1964), 40th of the Republic (1974), [...]
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MITA launches renewed ‘Student Placement Programme’

All employers from the private sector can temporarily engage students with ICT competences and get 50 per cent of the wage co-financed by Government. The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretariat for Competitiveness and Economic Growth has launched the Student Placement Programme for employers seeking temporary additional ICT and ICT-related [...]
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EU strategy to step up fight against the illicit tobacco trade

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive package to step up its fight against illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling. The illicit tobacco trade is a global threat depriving Member States and the EU of over €10 billion revenue every year in terms of unpaid taxes and duties. Not only does this hit national revenues [...]
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MPO Grand Concert of Spectacular Symphonic Classics

As part of the celebrations for Jum il-Belt Victoria, which falls on the 10th of June, the Victoria Local Council is organising a number of activities in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the conferral of the City Status to Rabat. It was on this very day, in 1887, that a Government Notice announced that [...]
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