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Australian woman suffers serious injuries in fall on Comino

A 76-year-old Australian woman was grievously injured when she fell in Comino today The Victoria Police Station said that it was informed of the incident by the Armed Forces of Malta, who dispatched a helicopter to assist the foreigner. Shortly after, the police were informed that the casualty had been flown to Gozo General Hospital. [...]
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FKNK “satisfied conditions of derogation were observed”

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) Secretary General Lino Farrugia, said in a statement this afternoon that FKNK had prepared a report on Spring Hunting. About 9,500 hunters made use of the relative special license for spring hunting and the FKNK said that it is “satisfied that the conditions of the derogation [...]
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Victoria International Arts Festival starts this Wednesday

The 16th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival gets underway on Wednesday. For the inaugural concert, violin virtuoso Dejan Bogdanovich will join with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of the Festival’s Artistic Director, Joseph Vella. Dejan Bogdanovich will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concert in D Major op. 35. Other works by Rossini, [...]
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Joseph Calleja endorses BOV and sets up joint Foundation

Leading Maltese Tenor of international fame, Joseph Calleja, will be endorsing Bank of Valletta for the next three years following a wide ranging agreement announced today. “We are delighted to announce a strong partnership between Bank of Valletta and Joseph Calleja – a partnership that is wide ranging and that will see Joseph Calleja endorse [...]
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Third round of Government Car Scrapping Scheme launched

“The Government is committed to incentivising the phasing out of older vehicles in favour of newer and more environmentally friendly vehicles to address the issue of Malta’s aging car population and guarantee better air quality for Maltese and Gozitan citizens, the Finance Minister said today. Towards this end, Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna today announced [...]
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Non-commercial movements of pets in the EU made easier

The European Council has today adopted a regulation on the non-commercial movement of pet animals in the EU following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament. This means that for instance dogs, cats and ferrets accompanying their owner will have greater opportunities to travel across EU borders and into the EU. The position of [...]
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MUT hosts Bulgarian trade union delegation in Gozo & Malta

The Malta Union of Teachers recently hosted trade union leaders of Podkrepa, the second largest Trade Union for educators in Bulgaria. The delegation is led by Podkrepa President Mr Julian Petrov who is being accompanied by the Vice President Mr Georgi Shoshev, General Secretaries Ms Emilia Mircheva,and Ms Milena Mavrodieva together with EU affairs officer [...]
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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Theology Offered in Gozo

The University of Malta will be offering a course leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology at the University Gozo Campus as from October 2013. The B.A. in Philosophy and Theology, to be offered at the Gozo Campus on a part-time basis, is an exciting programme of studies aimed at students who [...]
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Industrial production down 2.2% in April & 0.8% on 2012

Provisional seasonally adjusted data issued by the National Statistics Office show that industrial production decreased by 2.2 per cent in April over the previous month. When compared to the corresponding month last year, the index of industrial production adjusted for working days decreased by 0.8 per cent. The industrial production index decreased by 2.2 per [...]
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“Franco Mercieca is keeping with the waiver granted to him”

In a statement by the Parliamentary Secretariat for rights persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing it said that “Parliamentary Secretary Franco Mercieca declares he is keeping with the waiver granted to him and is in the stage of phasing out his private practice and will be stopping it totally by the beginning of September.” The [...]
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Nadur man on trial by jury for the murder of Gozitan lawyer

A trial by jury has started today with David Zerafa, aged 39, from Nadur accused of killing Gozitan lawyer Michael Grech in May 2004, who had been shot in the neck and hit on the head.. Dr Grech had been the lawyer for Zerafa’s ex-wife in separation proceedings which got underway in 2000 and concluded [...]
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