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Victoria Day Mass & conferral of Gieh il-Belt Victoria awards

Victoria Day was commemorated on Monday with a Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated at St Augustine’s Church in the evening, which was followed by the customary annual ceremony at the Gozo National Library, where four distinguished citizens of our city were awarded Gieh il-Belt Victoria, a sign of official recognition of their valuable contribution to society. [...]
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Illum hallini nghidlek storja jien… book launch at Villa Rundle

On Tuesday, Illum hallini nghidlek storja jien… a book full of stories and mosaics specifically created by children for children was launched at at event at the Amphitheatre in the Villa Rundle Garden, Victoria, Gozo. This full colour, 28 page publication is part of the scheme Kreattiv. It consists of the stories and the photos [...]
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Independence Day dinner in Gozo with Stars & Stripes Malta

Stars And Stripes Malta (SASM) is a not-for-profit organisation which provides service and assistance to US citizens living in Malta; and also assists Maltese people who have lived in the United States. Each year, Stars and Stripes organises a get together for members and friends commemorating Independence Day. This year’s dinner will be held at [...]
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Ministry reacts to common European Asylum System vote

After today’s vote in the EP that approved the “Common European Asylum System,” the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security said that it wishes to underline that the EU must now focus on increasing tangible solidarity among the Member States, mainly in the form of intra-EU relocation, given that Malta faces disproportionate pressure . [...]
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Ramla Bay clean-up carried out under supervision – MEPA

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) in a statement this afternoon makes reference to the recent reinstatement works that were carried out in Ramla il-Hamra Bay prior to the start of the summer season. The Authority said that it consented that reinstatement works can proceed, after it was satisfied with the detailed method statement [...]
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Air Malta lights up Gnejna bay with candles in new video clip

Air Malta today released a new exciting video on its Youtube channel. The video shows Gnejna beach lit by a grid of hundreds of candles some of which are turned on and off in a planned sequence to create moving time lapse animation picture frames. The unusual ‘candle’ sequences feature a number of iconic Maltese [...]
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Gaia Foundation defends clean-up of stones from Ramla Bay

The Gaia Foundation, which manages Ramla L-Hamra, Gozo, has in a statement issued today, defended the use of a bulldozer to remove pebbles and stones from the beach early last Friday. Ramla Bay is the only beach on Gozo that has been awarded a blue flag in 2013. The Foundation said that no intervention took [...]
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Parliament’s green light to the new European asylum system

New rules laying down common procedures and deadlines for handling asylum applications and basic rights for asylum seekers arriving in the EU were endorsed by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The Common European Asylum System will also stop transfers of asylum seekers to member states unable to ensure decent living conditions for them. Current EU [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Sannat & Victoria on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Sannat and Victoria Gozo, on Friday, the 14th of June. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: Victoria 8.30am-3.30pm: TRIQ BORG GERITU, TRIQ QASAM SAN GORG, TRIQ PAPA GWANNI PAWLU II and TRIQ SANT’ ORSLA. Sannat 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ DAHLA [...]
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‘Premju Qalb tad-Deheb’ 2013 awarded to the Zahra family

The Diocesan Family Commission within the Diocese of Gozo once again organised the 42nd annual ‘Premju Qalb tad-Deheb’ Award Ceremony, which was held recently at the John Paul Institute (Cana Centre) in Victoria. The President of Malta Dr George Abela, presented the award to the Zahra family from Victoria, who have been officially proclaimed as [...]
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ERRC lifeguarding service starts today at the Blue Lagoon

Lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo will commence their duties at the Blue Lagoon, Comino as from today, Wednesday, the 12th of June. The lifeguarding service will run on a daily basis from 9.30am till 6.00pm, right through to the end of September. The Corps’ hydro ambulance, Lifesaver 1, will be [...]
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April’s outbound tourist trips up by 12.4% on last year

Outbound tourist trips during April totalled 25,381, an increase of 12.4 per cent over the comparative month in 2012. The number of outbound tourist trips towards EU countries in April stood at 21,481, while a further 3,900 trips headed towards Non-EU destinations. Both markets increased by 10 and 29 per cent respectively. Italy and the [...]
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AD shares European Green Party’s Dublin disappointment

The European Green Party considers the new asylum rules curently being discussed in the European parliament as a “massive missed opportunity,” a view shared by Alternattiva Demokratika. Robert Callus AD spokesperson for immigration said, “While we believe that the issue of immigration is much wider than counting numbers and that until lately both PN and [...]
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Jackie Roberts ‘Open Studio’ for Fiori D’Argenta weekend

Jackie Robers is holding an ‘Open Studio’ this weekend where visitors will be able to have a look around her private workshop and Studio Gallery in Xewkija during the ‘Fiori D’Argenta’ celebration of culture and traditions. Originally from the UK Jackie creates art in metal from a workshop in Xewkija. Before moving to Gozo in [...]
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