Archive for » July 4th, 2013«

3 Gozitans to participate in the Cycling Challenge for Cancer

Malta Airport ALIVE 2013 Cycling Challenge for Cancer is taking place this month, when forty cyclists will be covering an endurance route of 720km by cycling from London to Brussels to Paris, between the 19th to the 26th of July. The group will cycle an average of 120 km every day for 6 days. The [...]
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50% of primary school children scored over 70 in subjects

The 2013 End of Primary Benchmark was held during the last week of May and the first week of June 2013. The schools participating in this session of the End of Primary Benchmark included 61 State Schools, 19 Church Schools and eight Independent Schools. The number of children who sat for these assessments was 3595, [...]
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Malta International Airport reports record half-year traffic

Passenger traffic at Malta Airport for the first half of 2013 registered an increase of 9.2%, and reached a record 1,726,486 passenger movements, the Airport said today. “This increase was primarily due to the increase of 7.6% in seat capacity. One of the most remarkable points in these results is that notwithstanding the increase in [...]
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ECO-Certification recognises Investing in Water Project

An agreement signed this morning at the MTA CEO’s office in Valletta, between the MTA, MHRA and MBB, will see water saving initiatives taken by hotels as part of the EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project recognised as meeting ECO-Certification award criteria, facilitating hotels’ acquisition of the prestigious award. The EU LIFE+ Investing in Water [...]
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Scholastic year ends on number of unsolved pending issues

With the end of the scholastic year coming up, the Malta Union of Teachers said that it would like to thank all the educators and other professional staff for their dedication and sterling work during this scholastic year. The Union said that it has been in “various discussions with the Government about a considerable number [...]
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British man appeals lengthy jail term for growing cannabis

Dr Kenneth Grima the defence lawyer for Daniel Holmes, told the court today that Holmes lived in an apartment in Gozo, which had old, ugly and decrepit furniture, which was nothing like the prosecution’s claim of a luxurious apartment,. Giving the defence submissions in Holmes’s appeal, Dr Grima said that Holmes was no drug baron [...]
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OASI Foundation of Gozo celebrates its 22nd Anniversary

Each year on the 26th of June the world celebrates the International Day against Drugs promoted annually by the United Nations. But this same date is also OASI Foundation Day in Gozo, this OASI celebrates its 22nd Anniversary. To commemorate this event, on the 26th of June, activities were held exclusively for current and past [...]
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Gozo Hospital allocated funds of €3.6m for improvements

Nineteen million Euros from the European Regional Development Fund and from the European Social Fund are being allocated for new projects and initiatives. The purpose of the first project, for which the sum of €3.6 million is being allocated, is to improve the treatment given at Gozo’s General Hospital through the installation of new equipment [...]
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Producer price index for agricultural products up 1.2% in Q1

During the first quarter this year, producer and input prices for agricultural output went up by 1.2 and 6.9 per cent respectively. In the first quarter this year, the producer price index for agricultural products stood at 125.05 points, an increase of 1.45 points (+1.2 per cent) when compared to the corresponding quarter last year. [...]
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David Casa is rapporteur on 2030 Climate & Energy Policies

The head of the Maltese EPP delegation, MEP David Casa, has been appointed rapporteur on an Opinion for the Parliament’s Own-Initiative Report on the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies. The proposed framework seeks to improve upon the 2020 Framework – which is currently in place – while paving the way for the Commission’s [...]
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Banif Bank blood drive in ‘Blood Donation Wednesdays’

Banif Bank’s Sports and Social Committee has teamed up with the National Blood Transfusion Service to organise a blood drive across the localities where the Bank has a presence and operates a branch. The initiative seeks to encourage employees and the public to participate in community initiatives, promote public health, attract new donors and reach [...]
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AD welcomes the move to combat precarious employment

Alternattiva Demokratika said that it welcomes the Government’s move to introduce mandatory conditions in relation to contracts in order to combat precarious employment. Robert Callus, AD spokesperson on Social Affairs, said, “AD has been calling for concrete measures to fight precarious employment and this was also reflected in our electoral manifesto. AD urges the government [...]
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290 migrants rescued by AFM & brought to Malta overnight

The Armed Forces of Malta were involved in a large scale rescue operation last night involving a vessel in distress with around 300 migrants onboard some 40 nautical miles West of Malta. A number of persons were evacuated by helicopter as they required urgent medical assistance. The AFM’s Alouette III helicopter and an Italian Military [...]
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