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St George’s Basilica makes presentation to President Abela

St George’s Feast was celebrated in Victoria last weekend and on Sunday morning, His Beatitude Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrian, concelebrated with Bishop Mgr Mario Grech at the Pontifical High Mass. At the end of Mass, Archpriest Mgr Pawlu Cardona presented a small copy of [...]
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Holiday season – Tips for a worry-free summer in Europe

With the holiday season already starting and millions of Europeans intending on travelling within and outside the European Union, there are certain travel considerations that every European should be aware of. Whether these concern having a health insurance, resolving travel disputes with an operator or travelling with a pet, these tips provide a useful insight [...]
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AD calls for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

A delegation from Alternattiva Demokratika met today with the Commission for Law Reform, led by Judge Giovanni Bonello, to present its proposals on decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. AD Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, “The state is not making a clear distinction between the victims of drug abuse and the kingpins who are exploiting [...]
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AD calls for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

A delegation from Alternattiva Demokratika met today with the Commission for Law Reform, led by Judge Giovanni Bonello, to present its proposals on decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. AD Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, “The state is not making a clear distinction between the victims of drug abuse and the kingpins who are exploiting [...]
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GUG holds meeting for new students at Ministry for Gozo

The core executive members of the Gozo University Group recently gathered at the Ministry for Gozo to lead an introductory meeting for those students planning to further their studies at the University, MCAST or ITS in Malta in the coming academic year. This meeting has been taking place annually for a number of years and [...]
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‘Ikla Tradizzjonali tal-Festa’ taking place in Zebbug, Gozo

The Saint Mary Fireworks Group of Zebbug Gozo is once again organising the very popular “Ikla Tradizzjonali tal-Festa,” this year marking its 25th consecutive year. This family event, will give a kick-start to the Zebbug village feast which is celebrated between the 18th and 25th of August 2013. The traditional dinner will take place at [...]
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Triumphant ALIVE 2013 cyclists arrive back in Malta today

Following four days of hard riding the cyclists on the ‘Malta Airport ALIVE 2013 Cycling Challenge for Cancer,’ arrived safely at the final destination of Paris yesterday, after the 100km of the last day. The longest ride during the endurance challenge was a gruelling190km in one day, through conditions of sun, rain and mud, from [...]
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Central Government debt up by €250.4 million on last year

At the end of June, Central Government debt stood at €5,045.3 million, up by €250.4 million over the corresponding period last year. This was the result of higher long-term and short-term borrowing, which added €79.8 million and €173.2 million respectively, the National Statistics Office reported today. The NSO also said that in the first half [...]
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