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Celebration for the feast of the Calling of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu

The National Sanctuary of ‘Our Lady Ta’ Pinu’ will celebrate the feast of the Calling of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu between Thursday, the 20th and Saturday the 22nd of June. The Programme of Celebrations for 2013 is as follows. “It is Faith which, like Mary, leads us to accept the Word.” THURSDAY 20th JUNE: Commemoration [...]
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Gozo cancer patients to be offered free personal transport

Health Minister Dr Godfry Farrugia has said that Gozitan cancer patients who need to travel to Malta for chemotherapy will be offered free transport from Gozo, which will include a car rental service, until the Government fulfils its promise to offer chemotherapy in Gozo. Speaking at a Public Consultation Meeting this evening the Minister said [...]
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Urgent progress needed for deal under Irish Presidency

Members of the EP negotiating team on the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 and Own Resources: Alain Lamassoure (lead negotiator), Jean Luc Dehaene (rapporteur own resources), Ann Jensen (rapporteur own resources), Ivailo Kalfin (rapporteur MFF), Reimer Boege (rapporteur MFF). on the EU’s long-term budget for 2014-2020 said that they are disappointed by the lack of [...]
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Malta Airport to be included in exclusive list of world airports

Malta Airport has been chosen to be included in the Airport Council International (ACI)’s Director General’s Roll of Excellence. This exclusive list recognises airports that have ranked among the top five in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) for their category on at least five different occasions. Since 2011, 17 airports have made it to the Roll [...]
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DJ Afrojack to complete the summer line-up at Isle of MTV

International Superstar Producer / DJ Afrojack is set to complete the summer line-up at Isle of MTV in Malta on 26th June 2013. Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and the Malta Tourism Authority today announced that multi-award winning, platinum selling producer and electro-dance DJ Afrojack will be [...]
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Student career possibilities discussed at ITS Gozo Campus

An opportunity to discuss career possibilities in Gozo’s tourism industry was held last weekend at ITS Gozo Campus. The Event was organised over two days to give prospective Gozitan students the opportunity to discuss the various career possibilities at ITS. The ITS Gozo Campus offers the identical career prospects and qualifications as the ITS Malta [...]
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Consultation meeting on the reform of the Justice System

The Commission for the Holistic Reform of the Justice System will initiate a number of consultation meetings after the publication, last week, of its report. The Commission would like to invite the general public for the first consultation meeting which will be held on Friday, the 14th of June, 2013. The purpose of the public [...]
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54% Maltese enterprises offered vocational training in 2010

Two thirds of enterprises in the EU27 provided vocational training in 2010 Ranged from 23% in Poland to 87% in Austria and Sweden In the EU27, two thirds (66%) of all enterprises with ten or more employees provided vocational training to their staff in 2010, compared with 60% in 2005. The highest proportions of enterprises [...]
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Limitless Challenge online from GO – and the winner is….

Justin Vassallo certainly had good reason to be on cloud nine when GO announced him winner of its newest social media competition – The Limitless Challenge. As the lucky winner of the Limitless Challenge, Justin landed a Samsung Galaxy S4, 3 months of GO’s Limitless 35 Plan and, in addition, a jam-packed day of super-exciting [...]
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HMS Echo open to visitors this coming Friday at Pinto Wharf

HMS Echo, which arrived in Malta on the 6th of June, will be open to visitors this coming Friday, the 14th of June, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The ship is berthed at Pinto Wharf. Survey ship HMS Echo has picked up the baton where her sister Enterprise left off to begin her second 18-month deployment [...]
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Average of €164 a month spent on housing costs in 2011

A survey on Income and Living Conditions revealed that severe material deprivation affected 6.3 per cent of persons living in private households in 2011. At 46 per cent, the most common dwelling type consisted of apartment blocks with less than 10 dwellings. The largest share of households, at 29 per cent, lived in dwellings with [...]
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Public Consultation at the Ministry for Gozo on Thursday

The Government is holding a series of public consultations, as part of a regulatory process by which it seeks to obtain the input of citizens on matters that affect them. Through this form of interaction the Government said it will improve the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in the implementation of projects, the enactment of [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Ghasri & Qala on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Ghasri and Qala, Gozo, on Thursday, the 13th of June. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: Ghasri 8.30am-3.30pm: TRIQ IL- FANAL, TRIQ TA’ GHAMMAR, TRIQ IL- MAXRABIJA, TRIQ IT- TAMAR, TRIQ IL- LANTERNA and TRIQ TAL- GALLINA. Qala [...]
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NTM welcomes Shark Finning Ban by the EU Parliament

“Nature Trust Malta applauds the final mark for a new finning ban regulation.” The NGO said that it thanks the other ngos involved, Sharklab, Din l-Art Helwa, Greenhouse, Getupstandup and Sharkman’s world, the MInister and shadow Minister, “our MEPs and the general public who for 7 years have been lobbying, speaking out and finally making [...]
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