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Gozo Autofest raises €1500 in aid of the Arka Foundation

The 11th edition of the Gozo Autofest, a modified car show, held earlier this month, raised €1500 for the Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem The event, organised by Team GozoCreations was held at the new road situated between the Boy’s Secondary School and the Gozo sports complex. There were plenty of cars on display outside, as [...]
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GozoAutofest raises €1500 in aid of the Arka Foundation

The 11th edition of the GozoAutofest, a modified car show, held earlier this month, raised €1500 for the Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem The event, organised by Team GozoCreations was held at the new road situated between the Boy’s Secondary School and the Gozo sports complex. There were plenty of cars on display outside, as well [...]
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Consumers are not getting the internet speeds they pay for

European consumers are not getting the broadband download speeds they pay for. On average, they receive only 74% of the advertised headline speed they have paid for, according to a new European Commission study on fixed broadband performance. Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes says, “This is the first time the difference between advertised and actual [...]
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Man arrested in Sannat after cannabis plant discovery

A man was arrested following the discovery of cannabis plants by the Gozitan Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The case began on May 17, 2013, when suspicious activity was reported in Xabbata Street, Sannat. An inspection by the police yielded three empty pots in an abbandoned house “which immediately raised eyebrows.” The case was, therefore, handed [...]
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New Rapid Intervention Unit as part of Police Force Reform

As part of the Police Force’s reform, it was decided that what was needed was an amalgamation of the Mobile Squad and Special Assignment Group in order to provide a better service. The aim of this new unit, which will be named the Rapid Intervention Unit, and will remain constantly on patrol with the primary [...]
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BirdLife Malta welcomes Environment Minister to Ghadira

This morning, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Mr Leo Brincat, was BirdLife Malta’s guest of honour at a birthday activity celebrating the hatching of seven Black-winged Stilt chicks at Ghadira Nature Reserve earlier this month. The Minister and other guests, including representatives from the High Commissions of Australia, the Netherlands, and [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria & Xaghra on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Xaghra Gozo, on Friday, the 28th of June. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Victoria 8.30am-2.00pm: TRIQ G. P. F. AGIUS DE SOLDANIS SQAQ NRU 1, TRIQ G. P. F. AGIUS DE SOLDANIS SQAQ NRU 2, TRIQ [...]
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Mysterium Visitatione – Sacred Music at the Gharb Basilica

‘Mysterium Visitatione,’ will be an evening of Classical Sacred Music by Gozitan Soprano, Marouska Attard and the Cordia String Quartet at the Basilica of Gharb, Gozo. Marouska Attard holds a B. A. (Hons.) in Music and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Music Education from the University of Malta. She has also achieved her Grade 8 with [...]
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In Q1 nearly half of persons aged 15 & over were employed

In the first quarter this year, the Labour Force Survey estimates indicate an increase of 1.7 per cent in employment when compared to last year. During the first quarter, nearly half the persons aged 15 and over were employed. Total employment during the period stood at 174,174, while unemployed and inactive persons stood at 11,285 [...]
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Around one fifth of patients waited over a year for surgery

The Auditor General in a peformance audit ‘The Management of Elective Surgery Waiting Lists, ‘reported that prolonged intervention waiting times come at a cost for both the patient and Mater Dei Hospital (MDH). Excessive waiting times may also, in the near future, increase Government’s financial liability in terms of the Cross Border Health Directive. The [...]
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AFM gives assistance to 5 divers and 1 sick crewmember

At around 11:20am the AFM’s Operations Centre was informed by members of the Mobile Squad (Malta Police) that at Ghar Lapsi, five divers were in difficulty and required the assistance of the AFM. Due to the rough sea, the divers were trapped under the cliffs close to a cave and after repeated attempts were unable [...]
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