Archive for » July 24th, 2013«

AFM deploys troops to Somalia on EU anti-piracy mission

This morning the AFM’s Special Duties Enhanced Boarding Team (SDEBT) made up of three Officers and 19 Other Ranks gathered at Maritime Squadron before leaving for their deployment off the coast of Somalia. Visibly moved and holding Maltese flags, the families of the soldiers, attended this morning’s informal farewell event. The Minister Dr Manuel Mallia [...]
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Meet the artist – To encourage children in a love for the arts

‘Meet the artist’ is a new initiative by the Gozo Culture Office “to help instill in children a love for the arts and creativity.” Children attending the Don Bosco Oratory Summer Club in Victoria, recently had the opportunity to meet the artist Justin Fazon, who has just concluded an exhibition of his works at the [...]
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Arkadia’s latest awareness campaign on the beauty of Gozo

Arkadia has recently launched an innovative summer initiative to assist in promoting the beauty of the island of Gozo. The name of the promotional campaign is #gozohangouts. Arkadia said that the campaign encourages people to share their own Gozo experience by posting photos with their smartphone through Instagram and/or Facebook. Participation is quite simple where [...]
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Children to benefit from ‘Hands on Heritage Programme’

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has launched the 2013 edition of the ‘Hands on Heritage’ educational programme. Targeting school children, this programme is focused on getting them more engaged with their rich cultural heritage, by literally providing them to experience episodes from our past. This programme forms part of the collaboration between the FWA and Bank of [...]
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Armed Forces of Malta to acquire new twin engine helicopter

The Armed Forces of Malta will, in the near future, acquire a new twin engine helicopter following a contract signed with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company. The AW139, an intermediate class helicopter will amongst other perform border control tasks and SAR missions. The contract also includes a training package for pilots and technicians. The helicopter will [...]
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Environmental Health warning on hot children’s milk drink

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that following information received via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the following product is not to be consumed since importation of this product within the European Union is illegal. Product Description: Hot Kid Milk Beverage Brand: Want Want Origin: China [...]
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‘Christmas in August 2013? in aid of Dar Guzeppa Debono

Temperatures may be soaring, but this won’t stop this year’s edition of the very popular ‘Christmas in August,’ which is held in support of Dar Guzeppa Debono. This year it will take place between the 6th and 13th of August and Dar Guzeppa Debono has said that it will be “a last performance of the [...]
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AD issues call for candidates for EP elections in May 2014

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party – is issuing a call for candidates for the European Parliament Elections to be held in May 2014. Interested individuals are to send a CV and a letter explaining their motivation for contesting the European Parliament elections on on behalf of AD. Both letter and CV are to be [...]
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Unemployment figures for Gozo up by 11.9% on last year

In June, the number of persons registering as unemployed in Malta and Gozo stood at 7,279, up from 6,697 over the corresponding month last year, and marginally down over May. Registered unemployment in Gozo rose by 80 (11.9 per cent) when compared to last year. Data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) indicate [...]
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Police Dogs Section recruits police dogs with HSBC support

The Malta Police Dogs Section will be taking on additional canine recruits in connection with a three year sponsorship from HSBC Malta Foundation. “With HSBC Malta’s support, we are enlarging the force with additional Belgian Shepherd Malinois, a breed renowned for being particularly easy to train and being highly versatile workers,” explained Police Sergeant Matthew [...]
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New film age-classification has now come into force

A new film age-classification has come into force, following the Film Age-Classification Board approval of the amendments. Grades ’14′ and ’16′ have now been removed with the introduction of new classification grades of 12A and 15. The ‘PG’ certificate has a new definition. The new age-classification categories are as follows: (i) ‘U’ – UNIVERSAL. Suitable [...]
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