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Gozo Minister visits the completed work at Simirat Valley

The Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo recently visited the work carried out at Simirat Valley in Ghajnsielem. The valley, which runs behind the houses at Simirat Street, has been cleared of weeds and unwanted undergrowth, as well as sand and building material. This is the first time that the valley has been cleaned in [...]
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MCCAA warning on bathing costumes for young children

After a series of inspections conducted by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, it said that it has been noted that a number of bathing costumes for young children do not meet the requirements of the applicable standard and legislation. Manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers must ensure that cords and drawstrings in children’s costumes [...]
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Four companies show interest in license for a Gozo casino

Parliamentary Secretary Edward Zammit Lewis said today that there had been a good response shown for expressions of interest for the license of another Casino in Malta and for one in Gozo. The Government launched an international call for expression of interest on the two casinos in May. The Parliamentary Secretary said that six companies [...]
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Cybercrime unit needs more resources – Minister Mallia

During his speech at a half-day conference organised by MARM (the Malta Association of Risk Management), the Minister of Home Affairs and National Security Manuel Mallia, declared that the cybercrime unit “needs more resources both in terms of staff as also with regards to the equipment.” The cybercrime unit in the Maltese police force registered [...]
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PM in private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis, this mornig, received in audience the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, Prime Minister Muscat then met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. The VIS said that during the cordial talks, the apostolic origins of the [...]
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100th anniversary operatic concert for the Circolo Gozitano

The hundredth anniversary of the the Circolo Gozitana is being celebrated on the 1st of July and to mark the occasion it will be presenting an operatic concert by the Gozo Choir, Chorus Urbanus. Mro. Dr John Galea, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Malta and a name synonymous with artistic [...]
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IOI offers ‘The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary 2013?

The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is once again offering the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary (EMB Bursary) consisting of a sum of Euros 3,500 (Euros three thousand five hundred) which may be used in furthering research studies over the period of a year. The 2013-2014 Bursary will be awarded to one person/research team carrying out postgraduate [...]
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New euro coin set dated 2013 issued by the Central Bank

The Central Bank of Malta has today issued a new euro coin set dated 2013. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin, commemorating the 1921 constitution granting self-government to Malta. All coins were struck at the Royal Dutch Mint. The euro coins were designed by Noel Galea Bason [...]
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PM in private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican

The Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat, is at the Vatican this morning for a private meeting with Pope Francis. The Prime Minister is accompanied by his family. The talks are expected to focus on the the future of the 1992 Church-State agreement concerning marriage and the Government’s request to end the supremacy of the Ecclesiastical [...]
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Current account balance shows a net deficit of €102.9m

Malta’s current account balance recorded a net deficit of €102.9 million for the first quarter this year. The National Statistics Office said that provisional estimates on Malta’s external economic and financial transactions during the first quarter report a current account deficit of €102.9 million, compared to a net deficit of €79.5 million registered during the [...]
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