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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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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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Simple precautions that can prove vital for sun protection

The rise in the incidence of skin cancers over the past decades is strongly related to increasingly popular outdoor activities and recreational exposure. Overexposure to sunlight is widely accepted as the underlying cause for harmful effects on the skin, eye and immune system. Experts believe that four out of five cases of skin cancer could [...]
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€150,000 prize still unclaimed for the Super 5 Game in June

Maltco Lotteries has said that the prize of €150,000 won during the Super 5 draw, which was held on the 5th of June 2013 is still unclaimed. The deadline for this prize is Monday, the 5th of August 2013. The winning ticket was bought from a Point of Sale in Hamrun. The 5 numbers drawn [...]
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Win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre with Vodafone

Vodafone Malta has just launched a smartphones’ and tablets’ sale, which, the company said, is giving customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an exciting trip to the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK. Besides the opportunity to visit the McLaren centre, customers can also benefit from a further €25 discount by downloading the Vouchercloud application. [...]
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No laws or regulations in force on fishing activities at Dwejra

The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate change-DFA said in a statement today that all the fishing activities must be in line with the existing and present regulations falling under the national legislation Chapter 425. The regulations which pertain to the deployment of trammel nets incorporate the restriction of its use in all [...]
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