Archive for » July 8th, 2013«

Chinese Ambassador pays courtesy visit to Gozo Minister

The Chinese Ambassador to Malta H.E. Mr. Cai Jinbiao and his wife Madame Wang Jianqun travelled to Gozo on Saturday where he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo. The two sides exchanged views on how to further strengthen relations between China and Gozo. The Ambassador said that though China [...]
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45% of Europeans would upgrade internet for higher speed

Internet speed is emerging as a top issue for internet users according to the latest EU-wide survey of how Europeans use the internet. Nearly half (45%) of Europeans households would upgrade their internet subscription or switch supplier for a higher speed broadband, closing the gap with price as in the race for most important factor [...]
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Gozo link proposals should be backed by holistic studies

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said today that any proposals on transport infrastructure between Malta and Gozo should be analysed by independent experts and should have holistic impact assessments. “The proposals for a bridge or a tunnel between Malta and Gozo require holistic impact assessments. Apart from feasibility studies, these should have scientific environment [...]
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AFM escorts an Italian fishing vessel to Grand Harbour

Yesterday at 7.35pm, the AFM’s Offshore Patrol Vessel P51 was on routine patrol when the crew noted a foreign fishing vessel in a position 20.5 nautical miles from San Dimitri Point, Gozo. The vessel, subsequently identified as the Italian fishing vessel Sparviero, was suspected of being engaged in long-line fishing for swordfish within the Maltese [...]
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Magical evening under the stars with Gozo CCU Foundation

The Gozo CCU Foundation held its 6th ‘Concert Under the Stars’ at Ta Frenc on Sunday. Once again this very popular evening, was hailed as a resounding success and Dame Carmen Bellamy, Chairperson of the Foundation said that a record number of people attended for this year’s event. Guests present said that it was a [...]
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Children to be registered for first year of kindergarten

The Directorate for Educational Services has said that children who will be attending the first year of kindergarten in state schools must be registered in the locality where they live by no later than the 20th of July 2013. Parents are encouraged to go to the school in their location as soon as possible, to [...]
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Visible trade gap narrowed by €74.8 million in May – NSO

Preliminary figures show that the visible trade gap narrowed by €74.8 million in May when compared to the corresponding month last year. Provisional data released by the National Statistics Office today for international trade show that the visible trade gap in May stood at €136.1 million, down by €74.8 million when compared to the corresponding [...]
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Mellieha Council public consultation on Mellieha Heights

The Mellieha Local Council is planning its first capital projects and has decided to develop the land confined between Triq in-Nahal, Triq Mons. Frangisk Xuereb and Triq l-Etna in the area known as Mellieha Heights. As such, the Local Council has decided to seek public consultation with all the residents and associations of Mellieha and [...]
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A revision of Local Plans is premature – Din l-Art Helwa

Din l-Art Helwa said in a statement today that it seriously questions the Government’s decision to launch a revision of the Local Plans without an updated strategy in place and recommends that the government steers clear of hasty and piecemeal decision-making with long-term effects on our environment. The existing Local Plans were drawn up under [...]
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