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Victoria man dies after he was run over during an argument

Update: A 54-year old man from Victoria, has died following an incident in which he was run over by a car after an argument. The Police said that at about 3.30pm, today they were informed of an incident at Qbajjar Promenade near the parking area. From Police enquiries it resulted that for reasons unknown an [...]
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Circolo Gozitano to hold 100th anniversary operatic concert

The Circolo Gozitano, celebrating its’ hundredth anniversary on the 1st of July, will be presenting an operatic concert by the Gozo Choir, Chorus Urbanus, to mark the occasion. Under the baton of the Mro. Dr John Galea, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Malta and a name synonymous with artistic excellence, [...]
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High employment rate for Faculty of Arts graduates – Study

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta has published a tracer study of its students who graduated during the past ten years. The report, Faculty of Arts Graduates 2003-2012: Tracer Study is authored by Dr Manwel Debono, Director of the University’s Centre for Labour Studies, and the research conducted with the assistance of [...]
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New safety device to aid the elderly receives EU funding

Out of the 1,768 reported injuries sustained by the Maltese elderly population aged 65 years and over between January and April 2012, 312 were caused by falls. The FallWatch Consortium brings together a wealth of European technology and expertise in a tiny triangular patch called Vigi’Fall that can be worn by the user in a [...]
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Guard re-enactment at the Red Tower in Mellieha on Sunday

Din l-Art Helwa and HRGM are presenting a re-enactment of ‘A day in the life of a tower guard’ in late 18th century Malta,’ this coming Sunday, the 23rd of June between 9.00am and 1.00pm, at St Agatha’s Tower (The Red Tower) in Mellieha. Between 6 to 8 characters, among whom an officer Knight, a [...]
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Malta Sotheby’s International launch complements the GRP

Dr Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economin Growth yesterday launched Malta Sotheby’s International, which he said is an investment by the CSB Group aimed to attract qualified international buyers into Malta and to further promote the island’s Unique Selling Perspective in as far as wealth in heritage, history, art, cultural and Mediterranean [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Xaghra and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Xaghra and Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 21st of June, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ IL- GNIEN, TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.1, TRIQ L- IMGARR SQAQ NRU.2, TRIQ [...]
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Jun Fan Gung Fu martial arts two-day seminar held in Gozo

The Kali-JKD Martial Arts Academy (Gozo) recently organised a two-day seminar on Jun Fan Gung Fu, Philipino Kali and grappling arts at the Gozo Sports Complex. The seminar was delivered by Sifu Mike Gregory, who is one of Guro Dan Inosanto’s representatives in the UK. The Kali-JKD Martial Arts Academy Gozo is situated in Fontana, [...]
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Maltese-Italian aero-naval exercise ‘Canale 13? underway

‘Canale 2013,’ the bilateral Italo-Maltese aero-naval exercise, is currently taking place in Maltese waters and airspace, with the exercise concluding on the 21st of June. 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. All units participating in Exercise Canale [...]
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Malta’s GDP per capita was below the EU27 average in 2012

GDP per capita in the Member States ranged from 47% to 271% of the EU27 average in 2012, Eurostat said today. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2012, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 47% to 271% of the EU27 average across the Member States. The highest [...]
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Exploring Islandness and Sustainability – Summer school

Five students from the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Malta will be joining twenty other students from four other island-based European Universities for a two-week summer school in September 2013, organised under the Erasmus Intensive Programme of the European Union. The other participating universities are La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain; Las Palmas in [...]
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27 boats carrying 1890 immigrants arrived in Malta last year

Last year, 27 boats arrived in Malta carrying 1,890 irregular immigrants, the second highest number in a decade. The figures from the National Statistics Office released today, show that an increase of 19.7 per cent was recorded in the number of irregular immigrants arriving by boat in 2012 when compared to the previous year. Nearly [...]
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AD to activate coalition with eNGOs against Spring Hunting

Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party said that it notes the joint statement issued yesterday by Birdlife, Din l-Art Helwa, Nature Trust and Ramblers in which they invited Government to end spring hunting without having to face a referendum with the specific aim to abolish spring hunting. Carmel Cacopardo AD Deputy Chairman and Spokesman on Sustainable Development [...]
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Feast of St John the Baptist being celebrated at the Citadel

The feast of St John the Baptist will be marked in Gozo by a special traditional event which has become part of Gozo’s cultural calendar. ‘Il-Hgejjeg ta’ San Gwann’ will be enacted on the imposing Citadel bastions with scenic views of Gozo providing a unique backdrop to this spectacular evening. This event will include an [...]
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