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St George’s Feast ‘Qirew’ with La Stella Philharmonic Society

The La Stella Philharmonic Society, for the 37th year, is organising the traditional meal for the Feast of St George, ‘The Qirew.’ The Qirew will be held on Friday, the 12th of July, starting at 8.30pm in St George’s Square, Victoria and includes typical food and singing, folk dancing by the Astra folk Group and [...]
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British Red Cross donates ambulance to Malta Red Cross

The South East division of the British Red Cross kindly donated one of their ambulances to the Malta Red Cross last month. Now going by the name` Molly,` Malta Red Cross volunteers drove her down to the port of Southampton where she was handed over to Sullivan Maritime. It then began its voyage by sea [...]
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MEPA hosts Cypriot delegation studying good town planning

A Cypriot delegation from the Town Planning and Housing Department and the Public Administration and Personnel Department (PAPD) is in Malta on a three day visit to identify and employ good practices which could be adopted by the Town Planning and Housing Department of the Ministry of Interior in Cyprus. This visit, which is being [...]
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Consultation process launched on use of animals in circuses

A public consultation process on the on the use of animals in circuses has been launched by the The Secretariat for Agriculture and Animal Rights this afternoon. The process will open next Monday, the 8th of July and will close on Friday, the 19th of July. The Secretariat said that is the opportunity for everyone [...]
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Zerafa appeals life sentence for murder of Gozitan Lawyer

David Zerafa, of Nadur, who was found guilty of the murder of Gozitan Lawyer Michael Grech, has today appealed the life sentence handed down to him by Magistrate Lawrence Quintano.Grech. Zerafa was found guilty of murder on the 18th of June by the jury with eight votes to one, The murder took place in Marsalforn [...]
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Parliament accepts negotiated MFF 2014-2020 package

The European Parliament endorsed the outcome of its negotiations with the Council on the EU’s long-run budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 on Wednesday. Negotiations had led to an outcome on 19 June that Parliament deemed insufficient, but they resumed last week in the run-up to the European Council. EP President Martin Schulz, [...]
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British High Commission urges visitors to get health card

As Malta prepares for its annual influx of summer visitors, the British High Commission is urging people who are expecting friends and family from the UK to remind them to bring an often-forgotten essential – a European Health Insurance Card. “If you’re having family or friends to stay this summer, they’ll be asking you what [...]
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Delicata Wine Fesitval celebrates 11th anniversary in Gozo

Delicata in conjunction with the Nadur Local Council will once again be holding its annual wine festival at the viticultural heart of Gozo, Nadur, on the 16,17th and 18th of August 2013. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the wine festival and once again, this sleepy, idyllic Gozitan village will come alive as the [...]
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Just over one-fifth of children at-risk-of-poverty in 2011

The at-risk-of-poverty rate in 2011 stood at 21.1 per cent for children and 18.1 per cent for elderly persons, the National Statistics Office said today. Just over one-fifth of children under the age of 18 were found to be at-risk-of-poverty in 2011, compared to 14 per cent of persons aged 18 and over, with the [...]
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Zminijietna supports legislation against precariousness

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said in a statement today that it supports the initiative taken by the GWU to campaign for legislation against precariousness. “It’s encouraging that the Government has introduced a number of mandatory conditions in a bid to clamp down on contracts promoting abusive work practices. It is also welcome that [...]
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AD supports treaty for the blind and the visually impaired

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green party welcomes the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty that addresses issues of accessibility for people who are blind and visually impaired. In 2009, the World Blind Union, Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay together proposed a WIPO treaty to help increase availability of books in formats accessible to people who are [...]
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Early bird ticket offer for ‘Falstaff’ at the Aurora Theatre

A very important birthday is due this October; important and special on two counts, being a bi-centenary and the great opera master Giuseppe Verdi. With the Maltese opera-population used to being treated to high-calibre operas in Gozo, patrons may set all their plans to celebrate this important 200th birthday of the world’s favourite and most-performed [...]
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BOV Water Polo Knockout competitions now underway

The preliminary round of the BOV Water Polo Knockout competitions saw Ta’ Xbiex beat Otters 18-11 to earn their spot in the Final four in the BOV Waterpolo First Division League. In the Premier League, Sliema were superior to San Giljan where they beat them with a six goal margin to book their berth in [...]
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