Archive for » July 25th, 2013«

‘Awareness Raising Day’ at Ramla with Gaia and Sharklab

The Gaia Foundation and Sharklab are organising another fun day at Ramla Beach in Gozo, with an ‘Awareness Raising Day,’ the last of 4 events involving educational boat trips around the coast, games, clean-ups and other awareness raising activities. Following on from the success of the weekend event held at Ramla in June, there will [...]
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EERC gives assistance to Italian bather at the Blue Lagoon

The lifeguards of Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps stationed at Blue Lagoon in Comino, were this afternoon called to give assistance to an Italian bather, following an incident that took place at around 3.30pm. The 25-year old Italian suffered from back pain after jumping off Cominotto and was transported to Mgarr Harbour to be [...]
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Air Malta grounds flight due to passenger with meningitis

Air Malta has said that a passenger reported feeling unwell on board today’s Air Malta flight KM612 from Malta to Rome Fiumicino, and was found to be suffering from meningitis. As a result, Air Malta has taken the required precautionary measures in line with its procedures for incidents of this nature. The aircraft involved has [...]
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Mananni Sultana 100th birthday celebration held at Xaghra

Mananni Sultana, recently celebrated her 100th birthday at the Xaghra Basilica. Mananni is the Mother of Maria Sultana, a member of the Altos section of the Gozo choir, Chorus Urbanus. Chorus Urbanus was invited to animate the Mass held to celebrate Mananni’s birtday, which was led by HE Bishop Mario Grech, accompanied by a number [...]
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Overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives

European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe’s transition towards a ‘green economy,’ according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The ‘green economy’ has emerged as a priority in policy debate [...]
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‘Summer lasts longer in Malta’ – New Air Malta travel offers

Air Malta has recently launched an extensive advertising campaign in key markets to entice travel to Malta in shoulder months. The campaign with the tagline, ‘Summer lasts longer in Malta,’ is running in Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Czech Republic and Russia over the next couple of weeks. Prices for travel to Malta from the UK [...]
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Gozo Summer School on Island Tourism offers special fees

The Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta is collaborating with the Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands (OTIE) in the organisation of a Summer School on Island Tourism, which will be held between the 30th of July and the 8th of August 2013, at St Augustine Convent, Victoria, Gozo. Interested [...]
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Concert held for the 325th anniversary of Ta’ Sannat Parish

A vocal and instrumental Band Concert with the Banda Santa Margerita, under Musical Director Mro George Apap took place this week, in collaboration with Ta’ Sannat Local Council, to commemorate the 325th anniversary from the foundation of Ta’ Sannat Parish 1688-2013. The concert was held under the patronage of the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton [...]
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AFM Patrol Vessel involved in the rescue of 104 migrants

The Armed Forces of Malta Offshore Patrol Vessel P52 has been involved in the rescue of 104 migrants and was due to arrive in Malta at around 11.30am this morning.. The migrant vessel was 20 nautical miles from Malta and after finding itself in difficulty it was decided to embark the migrants onto the AFM [...]
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Arrivals and nights spent in Gozo & Comino up on last year

Arrivals in collective accommodation establishments reached 141,759 in May, up by 10.4 per cent over last year. Total nights increased by 14.3 per cent to 789,477, the National Statistics Office reported today. Total arrivals and nights spent in Gozo and Comino numbered 7,913 and 28,705 respectively. Both figures were higher compared to the corresponding month [...]
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