Archive for » June 17th, 2013«

19-year old from Victoria pleads not guilty to drugs charges

The Police on Monday, arraigned under arrest 19 year old Victoria resident Kevin Vella. Vella appeared before duty Magistrate Dr J Demicoli at the Gozo Court, for having, on the 15th of June and before this date, been in possession of cocaine, cannabis resin and ecstasy pills. He was also accused for trafficking such substances. [...]
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Jolene Samhan is overall winner of the Nadur Song Festival

The very popular, annual, Nadur Song Festival was held recently at the M.B.C. Theatre in Nadur, Gozo- Organised by Ghaqda Teatrali Mnarja, in collaboration with the Mnarja Philarmonic Society and the Nadur Local Council, this competitive song festival, attracts local singing talent of all ages each year. The overall winner of the Nadur Song Festival [...]
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Gozo Bridge study Company CCCC, debarred by World Bank

In July 2011 the World Bank announced the “debarment of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Limited and all its subsidiaries, for fraudulent practices under Phase 1 of the Philippines National Roads Improvement and Management Project.” The Government last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Communications Construction Company Limited (International), in order to [...]
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“Spend your time at the festival, not with us” warns FCO

“Spend your time at the festival, not with us,” Foreign Office warns music fans visiting Malta. British music fans heading for festivals and gigs this summer are being warned to keep their possessions safe from thieves if they want to avoid spending time with the police and British Consulates instead of enjoying the music. A [...]
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Kalypso Ensemble last seasonal lunchtime concert on Friday

Din l-Art Helwa announces the last lunchtime concert of the Season by Kalypso Ensemble featuring Riccardo Rossano, violin, and Giacomo Cella, bassoon. Both musicians are full time members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. These lunchtime concerts, executed by quality musicians in the historic surroundings of Valletta’s oldest church, have gained much popularity during the Spring [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Kercem on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Kercem, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 19th of June, between 8.30am and 12.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ MADRE MARGERITA DE BRINCAT, PJAZZA SAN GIRGOR, PJAZZA SAN GIRGOR SQAQ NRU 1, PJAZZA SAN GIRGOR SQAQ NRU 2, [...]
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Arriva Malta and MTA urge visitors to “bus it” to the concert

Arriva Malta, in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, will once again be offering a special bus service to the thousands who every year attend the Isle of MTV, Malta’s most awaited music event, which this year will be held on Wednesday, the 26th of June, in Floriana. The MTV special bus service will be [...]
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Aquitaine delegation visit Gozo for meetings and island tour

A delegation from Aquitaine recently had a courtesy meeting with Dr Grazio Mercieca, Chief of Staff of the Ministry for Gozo. During the meeting the delegation was briefed about the eco-Gozo vision and its related initiatives. The delegation programme also included visits to Ta’ Mena Agritourism, Dwejra, the Cittadella, Victoria and meetings were held with [...]
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FAA voices concerns on renewal of expired planning permits

NGO Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar has in a statement today that “the news that expired planning permits issued after August 2006 have automatically been extended until March next year, comes at a time when most towns and villages in Malta are saturated by over-development which is undermining residents’ health by increasing the rate of pollution [...]
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105.63kgs of foodstuffs destroyed by Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health is making every effort to keep its contact with the public through a regular review statement. The following is a summary of actions taken during May 2013. The following is a summary of the report hereunder: o 501 improvement notices were issued; o 4 HACCP [...]
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Employment in construction & building permits both down

In the first quarter, employment in the construction sector declined by 5.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter last year, the National Statistics Office said today. Residential permit data for the period under review showed an annual drop of 27.3 per cent. This was reflected in declines of both one-dwelling and two and [...]
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The Royal Conservatoire Brass Concert at Il-Hagar Museum

The next event in the Victoria International Arts Festival, now in its 16th edition, will be a concert at Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum, in St George’s Square, Victoria. The Royal Conservatoire Brass are from Scotland will be made up of Ben Hirons, Eoin Tonner, Holly Boddice, Gregor Beattie (trumpet)/Andrew McLean (horn)/Christopher Mansfield, Alex [...]
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Expired permits to be given one-year extension by MEPA

The Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes, Michael Farrugia, announced this morning that Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) will automatically renew planning permits issued between 2006 and 2008. The Parliamentary Secretary was speaking outside the MEPA offices and said that as stipulated by the law, permits expire within five year of [...]
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Mgarr Marina Gozo sponsors ERRC berth for ‘Lifesaver 1?

The Mgarr Marina, Gozo, (part of the Melita Marine Group) has sponsored a berthing space for the hydro ambulance of Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, ‘Lifesaver 1.’ ‘Lifesaver 1′ is used on a daily basis to provide lifeguarding services at the Blue Lagoon in Comino during the summer season. This service has been carried out [...]
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