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MEPA should take a decision on the Marfa Action Plan – AD

“MEPA should take a decision on the Marfa Action Plan.” This was stated by Carmel Cacopardo, Deputy Chairman and Spokesman on Sustainable Development and Home Affairs of Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party, when commenting on Friday’s landmark decision by Mr Justice Ellul on illegal development in Armier. “AD considers that 11 years after a public consultation [...]
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‘Marriage at Cana’ by George Fenech donated to Ta’ Pinu

A prestigious painting showing the Marriage at Cana (150cm by 191cm), painted in 1987 by Gozitan artist George Fenech, has been presented to the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. It was Fenech’s wish that his painting would be exhibited in a place of worship. The presentation took place on Saturday, the 22nd of June at the end [...]
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75 Officers & Ranks enter AFM Swim and Run Competition

The Armed Forces of Malta Sports Committee held the first sporting event for this summer – a Swim and Run competition. A total of seventy-five Officers and Ranks gathered at the Maritime Squadron Base at the Haywharf early on a breezy morning. Due to the high turnout and for safety reasons, the competitors were divided [...]
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Joseph Calleja, Ira Losco featured in Air Malta’s new videos

During the Isle of MTV event on 26th June, Air Malta launched two new videos aimed at supporting Malta further as a fun, young, summer-loving destination. Both videos were shot at Golden Bay. The first video captures the surprised faces of several unsuspecting beach goers when 60 odd professional dancers, clad in red, congregated en [...]
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‘Mystique Gozo’ – A photographic exhibition by Mario Saliba

‘Mystique Gozo’ is the second photographic exhibition by Mario Saliba. It is a collection of 22 photos prints, taken over the last three years, of various popular locations around Gozo, the sister island of Malta located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Although a small island, Gozo is ornamented with lots of breath-taking landmarks. [...]
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EU leaders agree measures to fight youth unemployment

The EU leaders at the European Council meeting on 27-28 June in Brussels endorsed a comprehensive plan to combat youth unemployment. 23.5% of Europeans under the age of 25 (approximately 7.5 million) across the EU are currently out of work. The plan includes speeding up the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative and the Youth [...]
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Armier judgement welcomed by Alternattiva Demokratika

Carmel Cacopardo, Deputy Chairman of Alternattiva Demokratika -The Green Party, “welcomed the judgement delivered this morning on the Armier illegal constructions.” The court ruled that the construction on pubic land at Little Armier was illegal and caravan owners had no legal title to the land. A letter sent in 2003 by the then Government informed [...]
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Din l-Art Helwa Anniversary Dinner at San Anton Gardens

Din l-Art Helwa announces the 48th Anniversary Dinner, which will be held at the idyllic venue of San Anton Gardens, on Friday, the 19th July 2013 at 8.00 for 8.30pm. This splendid location has been made available thanks to the kind approval of His Excellency The President of Malta, the Minister for Resources and Rural [...]
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Proposed change to timeframe on Delimara IPCC permit

The IPPC permit approved by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board in December 2011 and as varied in July 2012, authorised the operation of the Delimara Power Station Extension (DPSE) using heavy fuel oil (HFO). The permit conditions require Enemalta to carry out ambient air monitoring, and stipulate that this data is to [...]
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Four players from Gozo RL named in the Malta XIII squad

Malta coach Anthony Micallef has named 25 players from the Dove Men+Care Championship in the Malta XIII squad ahead of their clash against the British Army’s 1 MERCIAN next month. Seven players were named from each of the Birkirkara RL, Malta Origin RL and Sliema RL clubs, with Gozo RL contributing four players, Clifford Debattista, [...]
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Ryanair launches winter schedule, new routes & a seat sale

Ryanair has today launched its Malta winter 2013 schedule, which, the airline said, is its biggest ever, with 20 routes, including three new winter routes to Krakow, Liverpool and Milan-Bergamo. Ryanair has announced a 100,000 seat sale to celebrate the launch, with prices starting from €22.99 for travel across Europe on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and [...]
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MEP David Casa starts work on EC’s Retail Action Plan

MEP David Casa has been appointed rapporteur on an opinion that is to assess the European Commission’s Retail Action Plan and offer recommendations with respect to an implementation strategy for the European Parliament. The Commission’s plan, which was adopted on 31 January 2013, instructs several EU bodies, including the European Parliament, to further the integration [...]
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Shortfall between revenue & expenditure down on last year

During the first five months this year, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €190.8 million, down from €234.4 million in the corresponding period last year, the National Statistics Office said today. An increase of €88.1 million in recurrent revenue outweighed the added expenditure of €44.5 million, resulting in [...]
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The Siren Project – Social Games for Conflict Resolution

Jamie, a boy in Holly’s class, keeps calling Lucy “fat.” Lucy answers back and they end up getting into an argument (normally in the classroom). Eventually Mr Devenish, their class teacher, will tell them off, but they still keep on arguing, this time more sneakily – sitting down and giving each other hostile glances. They [...]
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