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Gozo Minister visits the Santa Marta Day Centre in Victoria

The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo recently paid a courtesy visit to the Santa Marta Day Centre in Victoria, where he met some of the 40 persons with disability who frequent this centre regularly. The Minister was also presented with a cake by those at the Centre on the occasion of his visit. The […]
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Josephine is a pretty boxer puppy in need of a loving home

The Gozo SPCA in Victoria have a new rescue arrival in the Centre, meet Josephine, a very pretty female brindle and white boxer. Josephine is about 3 to 4 months old, she has been tested negative for Leishmaniasis and Ehrlichia and has been wormed and vaccinated. She is a very friendly dog and all she […]
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Fostering Creativity & Innovation – Seminar at the Citadel

The historical setting of St. Ursula’s Hall at the Gozo Citadel was the perfect setting for a group of collaborators in the cultural sphere, who met recently for discussions on the way forward towards promoting a wider culture of creativity and innovation in Gozo. Culture forms an important part of the Gozo’s social fabric and […]
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Another chance to see Gozo weaving with Alda Bugeja

Last weekend Alda Bugeja of Gozo and her students gave a pratical demonstration of the typical Gozitan Loom and Art of Weaving, Macramé and Kumihimo. The event proved to be such a success with visitors that they are to hold an extra session this coming Sunday, the 4th of August. Alda Bugeja is very well […]
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‘Sharks & Friends On A Plane’ with the courtesy of Air Malta

Last Thursday Air Malta’s flight KM 103 from London to Malta carried an unusual cargo: five black tip reef sharks and a host of other exotic fish destined for the soon-to-open Malta National Aquarium in Qawra. A spokesperson for the airline said that it was probably the first time that live sharks of this species [...]
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Gharb Council request nominations for Gharb Day awards

Gharb Day is celebrated annually by the Gharb Local Council on the 29th August. Among various activities, different awards are presented, in particular the, ‘Premju Gharb’ (Gharb Award), ‘Premju Qlub Generuzi,’ (Award for Generosity) and ‘Premju Volontarjat Lokali’ (Volunteering Award). This year, the Council decided to invite all residents to submit their nominations for a [...]
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€47.4 million spent on research and development in 2011

In 2011, total expenditure on research and development amounted to €47.4 million, or 0.72 per cent of GDP. The figures released by the National Statistics Office today show that during 2011, total expenditure on R&D activities amounted to €47.4 million, up by €5.4 million (+13.0 per cent) over 2010. The Business Enterprise sector contributed 66.4 [...]
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AFM intercepts Italian fishing vessels in Maltese waters

Earlier this morning, the Armed Forces of Malta mounted a fisheries control operation in which AFM maritime assets detected two Italian registered Fishing vessels, namely fishing vessels FV LA Madonnina, and FV Principessa Prima that at the time were engaged in fishing activities within the Maltese Fisheries Conservation and Management Zone (FCMZ), without the appropriate [...]
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M.Pharm Part-Time Evening Course at University of Malta

Over 60 students have this year successfully completed a Masters degree with the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta. The Department is also offering an M.Pharm part time evening course allowing students the opportunity to further their studies in the pharmaceutical sector. The M.Pharm Part-Time Evening course is aimed at alumni who have […]
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Zminijietna calls for scientific studies on local plans revision

“Revision of local plans should guarantee environment sustainability with regards the use of land and development,” said Zminijietna – Voice of the Left. “The revision of local plans should not lead to unsustainable development.” Zminijietna stressed “the need for various scientific studies before a revision in local plans is implemented. Sociological, economic, ecological, and agricultural, […]
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