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Why is there still no final decision from MEPA on Hondoq?

Readers Letter – “In June 2007, MEPA’s Natural Heritage Panel recommended refusal of the Qala Creek Project consisting of a residential village and marina. In May 2011, MEPA’s Environment Protection Directorate recommended refusal of the Qala Creek Project. In August 2011, Transport Malta recommended refusal of the of the Qala Creek Project. In February 2013, […]
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Two men appear in court in connection with illegal hunting

19-year-old Neal Debono of Naxxar appeared in court today accused on charges related to illegal hunting during the closed season, on the 30th August 2013 between 7.00pm and 8.30pm, in the area known as tal-Imdawwra limits of Naxxar, among other charges. The Police saidh that Neal Debono pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him […]
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Timetable of examinations for September at Gozo Campus

The schedule of Examinations for September to be held at the University Gozo Campus in Xewkija has been announced. This time-table is now the final one and can be viewed here.
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Jum l-Gharb commemorated in Pjazza Zjara tal-Madonna

Jum l-Gharb 2013 was commemorated on Thursday, with a Thanksgiving Mass at Gharb Parish Church, followed by a cultural evening in Pjazza Zjara tal-Madonna. The presentation of awards and certificates was made by the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo. Different awards were presented, in particular the, ‘Premju Gharb’ (Gharb Award), ‘Premju Qlub Generuzi,’ (Award […]
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FKNK warns its members “it will not tolerate any illegalities”

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said in a staement this afternoon that it would like to wish its members a good autumn/winter hunting season which opens tomorrow. The FKNK, said however, that it “warns its members that any illegalities that may occur during the open season will not be tolerated.” “The […]
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Pre-Budget 2014 consultation period to begin in September

The Finance Ministry would like to announce that the Pre-Budget 2014 public consultation period will begin as from the first week of September. The consultation process will begin with a meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) on 2nd September, 2013. During this meeting, Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna will formally […]
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GRTU “beefs up it drive in Gozo to support local businesses”

GRTU said that it has been visiting Gozo twice a week since the begining of July 2008. This is to discuss with its members their needs and the problems they face on a daily concern. The Union said that it also now has bi-weekly meetings with the Ministry for Gozo. Mr Frank Psaila and Mr […]
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New bandstand unveiled during Ghajnsielem annual concert

Earlier this week the St. Joseph Band of Ghajnsielem, directed by Mro Sunny Galea and assisted by Mro Frankie Debono, performed its annual Instrumental Concert in front of a large crowd at the main square. For the past two years the concert had been held in front of the band club premises. This year the […]
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‘Fulgens Corona’ exhibition opens today today in Xaghra

A reminder that visitors to Xaghra this week during the Feast will have the opportuntiy to visit ‘Fulgens Corona – The Story of a Crown,’ a commemorative Exhibition on the 40th anniversary of the coronation of the statue of the Nativity of our Lady, in Xaghra, Gozo. 1973-2013. The Xaghra (Gozo) Parish is commemorating the […]
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Four Romanians arraigned in Court over pick-pocketing

Police investigations over the last few months, reached its peak this week, when four persons wanted by the Police in connection with pick-pocketing were traced and arrested. At the beginning of May this year, the Police said that it received multiple reports on a number of foreigners who were allegedly committing thefts from passengers on […]
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ERRC delegation pays a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat recently received a delegation of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps. The ERRC delegation was made up of Dr Raymond Xerri the ERRC President, Mr Mario Saliba, who is the ERRC Vice President, Mr Chalie Christ Abela and Mr Eric Grech, Committee Members and Mr Charlie Micallef, Volunteers Coordinator. […]
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Gozo Minister praises PBS station for its promotion of Gozo

The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, said today that he recognised the efforts made by the State TV staion, PBS to promote Gozo. The Minister was addressing a meeting with the PBS board of directors held at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, which was attended by all the Directors led by the Chairman Dr. […]
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Gozo Channel – Malta’s first Marine Important Bird Area

BirdLife Malta today announced news that the Malta-Gozo Channel has been confirmed as Malta’s first Marine Important Bird Area (IBA) in recognition of its international importance for two globally and one regionally threatened bird species, putting Malta on the world stage alongside such iconic biodiversity hotspots as the Galapagos and the Azores as a refuge […]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1%, EU28 at 11.0%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in July 2013, stable compared with June. The EU28 unemployment rate was 11.0%, also stable compared with June. In both zones, rates have risen compared with July 2012, when they were 11.5% and 10.5% respectively. Eurostat estimates that 26.654 million men and women in the EU28, […]
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