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Diocesan pilgrimage for feast of ‘Calling of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu’

The programme of celebrations starts next week for the feast of the ‘Calling of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu,’ with the theme, ‘It is Faith, which like Mary, leads us to accept the Word.’ The celebration is spread over four days and a Diocesan pilgrimage opens the programme on Wednesday, the 19th of June, on the [...]
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Maltese-Italian aero-naval exercise ‘Canale 13? next week

‘Canale 2013,’ the bilateral Italo-Maltese aero-naval exercise, returns to the Maltese waters and airspace of Malta, between 16th June and 21th June, 2013. Its aim is to promote co-operation and peace in the Mediterranean region, with particular emphasis on strengthening the cooperation between the ’5+5 Initiative’ partners. Exercise training activities will focus on maritime Search-and-Rescue [...]
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HSBC Foundation donates €100,000 to Notarial Archives

The HSBC Malta Foundation has strengthened its support towards the Notarial Archives Resources Council with a €100,000 donation which will assist in the restoration and organisation of a large collection of historical documents, ensuring they are professionally conserved for future generations. HSBC Malta CEO Mark Watkinson presented the €100,000 donation to Dr Joan Abela, founding [...]
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Gozo Retired Teachers’ Assoc visit Speaker of the House

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Angelo Farrugia today received a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Gozo Retired Teachers’ Association (GRTA). During the meeting, the Speaker explained in detail his work as President of the Parliament, the function of each committee as well as the work of the House Business Committee. The [...]
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Chinese to carry out feasibility study on Gozo – Malta bridge

The Government has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Communications Construction Company Limited (International), in order to carry out a detailed feasibility study on the possibility of a bridge being constructed between Malta and Gozo. Deputy PM Louis Grech signed the Memorandum on behalf of the Government of Malta. The Chinese company [...]
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GTA welcomes news for alternative types of links to Gozo

The Gozo Tourism Association in a statement this afternoon said that it “welcomes favourably the announcement by the Minister for Gozo, Dr. Anton Refalo, that alternative forms of accessibility to and from Gozo to Malta, and to neighbouring Islands, is high on the Gozo Ministry’s agenda. “Government’s intention to issue calls for expression of interest [...]
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Prime Minister “never discussed” resignation with Mercieca

Speaking on TVAM this morning, the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat said that he had never had discussions with Parliamentary Secretary Franco Mercieca regarding a possible resignation. He also said that Dr Mercieca’s decision to halt his private practice was nothing to do with media pressure. Dr Muscat spoke about plans for Gozo saying that [...]
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HICP rose 1.1% in May with higher accomodation prices

In May the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up to 121.93 from 120.58 in April, the National Statistics Office said today. In May, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up by 1.1 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected an increase of 4.6 per cent in the Restaurants and Hotels Index, [...]
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Government will heed independent oversight bodies

Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna said that the Government will support and heed the advice and recommendations of independent bodies such as the Auditor General’s Office, and pledged his full support to the office and its mission. “I believe in this institution, and the oversight function it performs. As a Government, we are committed to [...]
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NGOS & voluntary sector important partners to Government

“In local NGOs and the voluntary sector the Government sees an important partner in the social and economic development of our country. Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties,” Dr Helena Dalli, was speaking during a visit to the ‘Welcome Centre’ of the St. Jeanne Antide Foundation at Hal Tarxien. The foundation is [...]
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‘Leone Goes Pop’ 6th edition on Saturday night in Victoria

The 6th edition of Leone Goes Pop takes place Saturday evening in Independence Square, Victoria will host. A event which promises to be a spectacular concert of modern music, presented by the Leone Philharmonic Society, as well as being the closing event of the Victoria Day celebrations organised by the Victoria Local Council. This year [...]
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Nature Trust Malta reports ducks killed at il-Maghluq

Nature Trust ;alta has reported a case of animal abuse that it said has taken place at il-Maghluq in Marsaskala also known as the duck pond. “The salt marshland which can be found near the centre of Marsaskala and which is now home to dozens of ducks and their young, has been recently subjected to [...]
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