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Leone Band’s 150th anniversary celebrations in Marsalforn

Gozo’s Leone Band is continuing its 150th anniversary celebrations with a string of musical concerts. Fresh from its success with the televised 6th edition of Leone Goes Pop, it is set for a repeat performance in Marsalforn, next Tuesday, the 23rd of July, starting at 9pm. As is now customary, the Leone Band attaches a [...]
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Two days of road works along Triq il-Marfa, Cirkewwa

Transport Malta has said that works will be carried out along parts of Triq il-Marfa, Cirkewwa on Wednesday, the 17th of July and Thursday, the 18th of July, 2013. The works involve the replacing of stretches of the wearing course of the Northbound carriageway at the Triq Wied Musa junction and in front of the [...]
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Dog behaviour campaign has wide-ranging public support

Following the launch in May of their Dog Training Made Easy campaign, Dogs Trust Malta has announced that the campaign has received widespread support from the general public across Malta and Gozo. Thecampaign is offering dog owners a free clicker (a device successfully used in positive reinforcement training), an information booklet and access to a [...]
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Extending hunting curfew will save more birds – BirdLife

BirdLife Malta said in a statement today that extending the two-week afternoon hunting curfew in autumn would be one of the surest ways to save more birds of prey from illegal hunting. The curfew in question prohibits hunting after 3pm during the peak period for raptor (bird of prey) migration- between the 15th and 30th [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Qala on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Qala, Gozo, on Thursday, the 18th of July, between the hours of 8.30am and 11.30am. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- WARDIJA and TRIQ IL- BARBAGANN.
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Kercem Parish Church belfry tower restoration complete

Restoration work has now been completed on the Belfry Tower at the Kercem Parish Church, carried out in a joint venture by the Baron Group of Gozo and BarCoop of Birkirkara . The project was completed ahead of schedule by Baron Group and ReCoop of BarCoop, which isReCoop is a fully recognised co-operative made up [...]
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New ERDF scheme to support investment in solar energy

A new scheme to assist businesses to invest in photovoltaic systems will be launched by Malta Enterprise in the coming weeks. The new ERDF Solar Energy Grant Scheme, which is co-financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has a budget of around €5.5 million, is aimed at helping eligible businesses to install solutions [...]
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HCIP rose 0.8% in June with higher accommodation prices

In June the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up to 122.95 from 121.93 in May, or 0.8 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected an increase of 4.6 per cent in the Restaurants and Hotels Index, mainly due to seasonally higher prices for accommodation services, the National Statistics Office reports today. Higher [...]
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Victory for the sustainability of EU and Maltese fisheries

After months of intense Brussels negotiations Roderick Galdes, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, managed to secure an important victory for the sustainability of EU and Maltese fisheries. The Agriculture and Fisheries Council held on the 15th of July 2013 concluded the Council’s General Approach on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) [...]
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Victory for the sustainability of EU and Maltese fisheries

After months of intense Brussels negotiations Roderick Galdes, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, managed to secure an important victory for the sustainability of EU and Maltese fisheries. The Agriculture and Fisheries Council held on the 15th of July 2013 concluded the Council’s General Approach on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) [...]
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Gozitan woman remanded in custody on drugs charges

Susan Bugeja, aged 45, from Ghajnsielem, was yesterday remanded in custody after being arraigned at the Gozo court, accused of cocaine trafficking and drug possession. Bugeja was denied bail after she pleaded not guilty to all charges and will remain in custody at the Corradino Correctional Facility. Susan Bugeja was among seven people that Police [...]
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