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VIAF closes with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra concert

This is the 16th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival, Malta’s longest-running Festival of its kind and when it closes will have comprised of no fewer than 33 concerts which included the participation of musicians from 16 different countries world-wide, from nearby Sicily to far-flung Korea. The closing choral/orchestral concert of the Festival, by [...]
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Consumer rights improved for 120 million holiday makers

As the summer season kicks off, the European Commission is taking action to improve protection for holiday makers by modernising EU rules on package holidays. The 1990 EU Directive on package travel has served as the bedrock for the protection offered to EU holidaymakers. But today’s rules are difficult to apply in the internet age [...]
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Discovering Gozo & Malta through its people and culture

To Identify itineraries and sites which are not conventionally considered as attractions and have not revealed their full touristic potential: this is the aim of the project “Discovering Malta and Gozo Through its People and Culture,” which is currently being implemented by the Tourism Directorate at the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with a consistent [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Nadur and Sannat

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in the villages of Nadur and Sannat, Gozo, on Thursday, the 11th of July between the hours of 9.30am and 11.30am. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspension: Nadur: TRIQ TAD- DURU, TRIQ TAL- HANAQ, TRIQ TA’ HIDA, TRIQ SAN GUZEPP, [...]
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Residence documents to be collected from Evans Building

The Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs has said that with immediate affect the collection of residence documents is to be made from Basement Level, Evans Building, Valletta, which is in Lower Valletta, close to the Mediterranean Conference Centre. It will be open on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 am [...]
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Enemalta working to restore power to areas across Gozo

Enemalta said in a statement this afternoon, that it was working to restore the supply to several areas in Gozo, following a cable fault this morning. A fault also affected supply to parts of the island yesterday evening, which included Victoria, Kercem, San Lawrenz, Gharb, Marsalforn and Xaghra. The Corporation said that an 11kV cable [...]
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GO has secured Premier League exclusive rights till 2016

Yiannos Michaelides, GO’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced today that the Premier League has confirmed that GO has successfully secured exclusive rights to 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013-2014 until 2015-2016. Mr Michaelides said, “GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League. This is a good [...]
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General Government deficit up by €79.2 million in Q1

The deficit recorded by the General Government for the first quarter this year amounted to €102.7 million, up from €79.2 million in the comparable period of 2012, the National Statistics Office said today. Between January and March, total revenue for the General Government stood at €667.6 million, an increase of €17.2 million when compared to [...]
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AFM intercept boat with 102 migrants including 2 babies

The Armed Forces of Malta said that earlier today at around 0308ams, AFM Patrol Boat P22 intercepted a 14 meter boat with 102 persons on board 1.5 miles from Delimara Point. The intercepted boat was escorted to the AFM Maritime Squadron where the migrants, among whom 41 women and 2 babies, were disembarked at around [...]
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GUG has a “positive meeting” with the Transport Minister

The Gozo University Group has continued in its series of meetings with authorities by having a meeting with the Transport Minister, Joe Mizzi. The main points on the agenda for the meeting included discussions on issues concerning public transport and Gozitans’ needs. The GUG said that as the meeting developed, it became clear that the [...]
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Vodafone offers its customers the new Traveller Plan

Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid customers travelling to EU, Switzerland and Turkey and who currently take advantage of the Traveller Plan will now be updated on the new Vodafone Traveller plan. The company said that for €3 daily, clients will get a daily bundle of free unlimited incoming calls, a number of minutes in calls to [...]
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