Archive for » July 17th, 2013«

‘Ir-Rokna tal-Kreattività mà Amina Contin’ inauguration

On Tuesday evening the project ‘Ir-Rokna tal-Kreattività mà Amina Contin’ was officially inaugurated, in the presence of the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, H.E. Giovanni Umberto De Vito, Ambassador of Italy to Malta and Dr Salvatore Schirmo, Director of Italian Cultural Institute.This ‘Home of Creativity’ in Gharb Gozo, is space dedicated to the develop [...]
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Magical Sunset tour of the Temples with Heritage Malta

Heritage Malta will once again be offering a unique experience to a limited number of people. This time the agency will be organising a heritage trail at dusk within the magnificent Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park this coming Friday, the 19th of July. The exceptional world heritage site will serve as a unique backdrop [...]
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‘Gozo Live’ a performance writers forum at the Cittadella

There are now over thirty Gozitan wordsmiths that have joined together to form a broadly based writers group with the intriguing title of ‘Gozo Live’ – performance writers society. Through the support of the Ministry for Gozo, ‘Gozo Live’ aims to bring local creative writing in all forms to the public through regular open meetings [...]
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EU additional measures to better protect Europe’s bees

A European Commission proposal to restrict the use of Fipronil, an insecticide which has recently been identified as posing an acute risk to Europe’s honey bee population, was backed by Member State experts meeting today in the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. This proposal follows a scientific risk assessment carried out [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Ghajnsielem on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Friday, the 19th of July, between the hours of 8.30am and 11.30am. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ BORG GHARIB, TRIQ IC- CIEF, TRIQ IL- FIRILLA, TRIQ IL- GAWWI, TRIQ TAL- LATINI, TRIQ SIMIRAT [...]
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ENGOs call for postponement of Local Plans Consultation

A coalition of NGOs made up of Birdlife Malta, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth, Malta Organic Agricultural Movement, NatureTrust and Ramblers Association, in a joint statement today expresses concern at MEPA’s handling of the Local Plans consultation. The NGOs said that in 2006 MEPA had been condemned by the MEPA Auditor and [...]
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Public meeting on Gozo & Comino local plan next Thursday

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) announced at the beginning of July that it has initiated the process for all local plans, which currently total seven, to be reviewed. The process is commencing with a three month long public participation exercise, through which, the Authority is inviting local councils, the public and all interested [...]
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Less than 5% of population living in Malta are foreigners

According to figures published in a new European social statistics pocketbook, in 2012 EU citizens living in another Member State accounted for 2.7% of the EU population in 2012. In Malta the figures are 20.5 thousand or 4.9% of the population. How many foreign citizens live in an EU Member State? And how many of [...]
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Turnover in selected services activities up by 1.6% in Q1

The National Statistics Office said today that provisional seasonally adjusted data indicate that in the first quarter, turnover in selected services activities increased by 1.6 per cent over the previous quarter. Over the corresponding quarter in 2012, working- day adjusted services turnover went up by 3.4 per cent. In spite of drops in motor trade [...]
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Elderly man critical following a motorbike accident in Gozo

The Police were called to an incident at around 7.30pm last night at Triq Tal-Ghasri at Ghasri, Gozo. Preliminary investigation showed that for reasons yet unknown, there had been a collision between an Isuzu NPR, driven by a 53-year-old Xaghra man and a Suzuki 80 motorbike driven by a 73-year-old Ghasri man. The biker was [...]
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Gozo students favour fast boat service over permanent link

The Gozo University Group (GUG) has conducted a survey regarding the permanent link between Malta and Gozo and it said that the results correspond with the results of other recent surveys. In the survey the majority of Gozitan University students preferred the amelioration of the current means of transport between the two islands rather than [...]
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