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Gaia and Sharklab ‘Awareness Raising Day’ at Ramla Beach

Last Saturday the Gaia Foundation and Sharklab organised another fun activity at Ramla Beach in Gozo, with an ‘Awareness Raising Day.’ This was the last of four events involving educational boat trips around the coast, games, clean-ups and other awareness raising activities. There was the Sharklab shark exhibition, information on Gaia’s work with endemic and [...]
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Scheduled power suspension in Nadur on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Nadur, Gozo, on Thursday, the 1st of August, between the hours of 8.30am and 11.30am. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IT- TIGRIJA, TRIQ FRANGISK SAVER SCIORTINO, TRIQ SAN BLAS, TRIQ LAZZRU PISANI and TRIQ PIJU CELLINI.
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MEPA Compliance Certificate Validity Increased to 3 Months

The validity period of a compliance certificate issued by MEPA will, as of today, increase from six weeks to three months. This latest initiative forms part of a series of measures which the Authority said it has started to introduce over the past weeks to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape. Over the years, MEPA [...]
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Time change for the last collection of mail this Friday

MaltaPost has said that, by agreement with the Malta Communications Authority, the last collection of mail from all letter boxes will be effected at 2.00pm, this coming Friday, the 2nd of August.
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Horticulture training for tefugees and asylum seekers

Since June 2012, the University section of the Argotti Botanic Gardens has been buzzing with a different activity from its usual day to day running. The HORTES project, short for Horticulture Training as a Means to Enhance Skills of Refugees and Asylum Seekers aimed to do exactly what its title says – this ERF funded [...]
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An evening of Summer Carnival revelry for all at Marsalforn

The Cultural Council within the Ministry for Gozo is organising an evening of colour, dance, and music at Marsalforn Bay this coming Saturday, the 3rd of August. Various dance companies will be parading in their spectacular carnival costumes along the popular bay’s promenade. Musical entertainment will be provided by a local band to keep the [...]
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Joseph Calleja meets Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir

The 200-strong Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir met with Joseph Calleja himself during rehearsals at the Divine Mercy Church in San Pawl tat-Targa on Monday evening. The Maltese tenor joined the children in rehearsing the Kleinzach song. This was the last time that the choir of little voices, that will be accompanying Joseph Calleja during [...]
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UK remains the main market for inbound tourists at 30%

Tourstat data for June showed an increase of 11.6 per cent in total departing tourists when compared to the corresponding month last year. As in previous months, most inbound tourists came from EU Member States, while tourists from non-EU countries advanced by 39 per cent. The UK remained the main market for inbound tourism, with [...]
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GreenPak proposes strategic waste management changes

Action needs to be taken to remove the fragmented approach in waste management, which is leading to artificially inflated costs, says GreenPak. The waste sector needs to be harmonised with more participation from the private sector, as private sector involvement is essential to provide the necessary finance and generates more business opportunities. “In this regard, [...]
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3 people suffer spinal injuries after rock jumping at Comino

On Monday afternoon, lifeguards from Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps assisted three persons who suffered from spinal injuries after jumping from high rocks in Cominotto. The victims were between 19 and 25 years of age and they were from Britain, France and Puerto Rico. After immobilisation, two of them were transported to Mgarr Harbour [...]
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2 men appear in Gozo courts today on unrelated charges

Today the Police arraigned under arrest in the Gozo Court, 19-year old Nigel Dingli of Marsalforn. He was charged for having on the 28th of July 2013, in Marsalforn and in other places on the island, at different times, had in his possession Cannabis resin. Nigel Dingli was also accused of breaching bail conditions imposed [...]
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2 men appear in Gozo courts today on unrelated charges

Today the Police arraigned under arrest in the Gozo Court, 19-year old Nigel Dingli of Marsalforn. He was charged for having on the 28th of July 2013, in Marsalforn and in other places on the island, at different times, had in his possession Cannabis resin. Nigel Dingli was also accused of breaching bail conditions imposed [...]
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AFM airlifts 20-year old man with back injuries from Comino

An Armed Forces of Malta aircraft went to the rescue of a 20-year old man this afternoon after he sustained spinal injuries in an incident on Comino. The young man was reported to have hit rocks while diving into the water. The incident, which was reported to the AFM by members of Gozo’s Emergency Response [...]
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2nd document published for Reform of the Justice System

The Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Dr. Owen Bonnici this afternoon formally received the Second Document for Public Consultation prepared by the Commission for the Holistic Reform of the Justice System. This second document was presented within the deadlines articulated in the terms of reference of the Commission published on the 24th of March 2013. This [...]
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