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OASI Foundation celebrates its 22nd anniversary next week

The OASI Foundation will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary next Wednesday, the 26th of June. Throughout these years, it has constantly helped society with the problem of addiction and its rehabilitation. To commemorate the event, a celebration will take place at the St Michael’s Assembly Hall of the OASI Centre, on Sunday, the 30th of [...]
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Leone Goes Pop in Gozo rocks the audience in It-Tokk

Malta’s current Eurovision winner Gianluca Bezzina, together with runner-up and former Swedish Pop Idol Kevin Borg and three-times Eurovision song winner Chiara, took part in a spectacular Leone Goes Pop concert in Gozo last Saturday with the Leone Band. Victoria’s main square It-Tokk, was packed out with a large crowd who had gathered to watch [...]
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David Zerafa given life for the murder of Gozitan lawyer

Update: David Zerafa has been given a life sentence after he was today found guilty of murdering Gozitan lawyer Michael Grech in 2004. The sentence was given this evening, following a guilty verdict given by the jurors earlier this afternoon, with a verdict of 8 votes to one on three indictments. The jury took almost [...]
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MEPA catches 2 trucks dumping construction waste in Gozo

Earlier today, following a tip off, officers from MEPA’s Enforcement Directorate caught red handed, two trucks which were illegally dumping construction material into Wied Ta’Xhajma in Nadur, Gozo. The officers immediately stopped these illegal works and informed the contravenor that enforcement action was going to be initiated. The officers calculate that approximately 6 truck loads [...]
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‘T’Adoriam Ostia Divina’ a concert of Eucharistic Hymns

The 5th concert in the Urbanus Concert Series, organised by Chorus Urbanus, was held recently at St. Augustine’s Church in Victoria. ‘T’Adoriam Ostia Divina,’ was a concert ot Eucharistic Hymns by various composers and was being held to commemorate the 100th Anniversary from the International Eucharistic Congress held in Malta in 1913. The Chorus Urbanus [...]
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Environmental NGOs welcome “EC spring hunting inquiry”

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, four Maltese environmental NGOs called on the Government to end spring hunting without a referendum, after the European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik, was reported as ordering an inquiry into Malta’s spring hunting derogation. Thejoint statement said, “BirdLife Malta, Din l-Art Helwa, Nature Trust and the Rambers’ [...]
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New Arriva summer service with improved ferry connections

Arriva announced today that its new summer schedules come into force on Sunday, the 30th of June 2013. “The schedules have been worked over a number of months to ensure improved reliability of services and cater for the variances in demands of commuters over the summer months.” Arriva said that the summer schedules also comprise [...]
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Malta joins campaign for right to unconditional basic income

During a press conference at Europe House, Valletta, local NGOs, activists and academics declared their support towards the European campaign for the right to an unconditional basic income. Finnish activist Vivan Storlund – representing the European Campaign, Sociologist Michael Briguglio, David Pisani from Zminijietna Voice of the Left, Charles Miceli from Anti-Poverty Alliance spoke saying, [...]
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OASI visits schools to raise awareness against drug abuse

The OASI Foundation was funded in Gozo on the 26th June 1991. Three main departments work around the clock in order to provide our community with services related to the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. OASI said that this means that its main priorities are to ensure that the general public [...]
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Malta granted protection to 1 455 asylum seekers in 2012

The EU27 Member States granted protection to 102 700 asylum seekers in 2012, compared with 84 300 in 2011. In 2012, the highest number of persons granted protection status was registered in Germany (22 200), followed by Sweden (15 300), the United Kingdom (14 600) and France (14 300). In Malta the number stood at [...]
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Internet broadband subscriptions increased by 6.3% in Q1

Subscriptions to all forms of communication technology, except fixed telephony, registered increases during the first quarter when compared to last year, the National Statistics Office reported today. During the reference quarter, internet broadband subscriptions numbered 141,117, increasing by 6.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter last year. High speed internet connections, with speeds [...]
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GTA welcomes the clearing of pebbles off Ramla beach

The Gozo Tourism Association in a statement this morning said that it “notes, that the competent authorities took the necessary measures, in order to reinstate the popular beach of Ramla l-Hamra, freely accessible to all without any difficulty, after this popular tourist spot, was once again littered with large pebbles, rendering this beach difficult to [...]
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Government opted for “rule of the jungle” in land use – AD

Carmel Cacopardo, spokesperson on Sustainable Development and Home Affairs for Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, said in a statement today, “During the recent electoral campaign the Labour Party promised that it would be a party for developers. “With yesterday’s press conference addressed by Parliamentary Secretary Michael Farrugia the Labour Party has fulfilled its electoral [...]
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MaltaPost reduces its carbon footprint with Euro V vehicles

As part of its commitment to provide reliable and convenient postal services MaltaPost has increased its postal vehicle fleet which now includes nine Euro V Fiat Doblo vans, eight Euro V Ford Transit Connect vans, three large tail lifts and two mobile Post Offices. MaltaPost said that, “This will allow MaltaPost to deliver items more [...]
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