Archive for » August 9th, 2013«

Fire breaks out at the St Patrick’s Hotel in Xlendi, Gozo

Firemen have been fighting a fire which which broke out at Xlendi this evening in a storeroom at the St Patrick’s Hotel. Three fire crews fron the Civil Protection Department attended the blaze, which started at around 8.30pm. The hotel’s guests and staff were immediately evacuated as a precaution when the alarm was raised. The […]
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Tour company promotes sustainable travel to destinations

The Thomas Cook Group is one of the travel agents which is promoting sustainable travelling as part of their destination of excellence programme. The company said that “Sustainable Tourism (also called Responsible Tourism) is simply about making a positive difference to the people and environment of destinations we travel.” The group has set targets that […]
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LIFE project records Malta’s oldest Scopoli’s Shearwater

BirdLife Malta today announced that researchers working on the LIFE+ Malta Seabird Project have recorded the return of Malta’s oldest ever Scopoli’s Shearwater (Ciefa) on record to her nesting site. Recaptured after 28 years, the bird, a female first ringed by seabird ornithologist John J. Borg along the southern cliffs of Malta in 1985 with […]
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ERRC Basic First Aid Course being held this month in Gozo

The ‘Emergency Response and Rescue Corps’ is a non-profit, of Gozo is a voluntary organisation operating mainly within the Maltese Islands. The Corps specialises in a wide array of rescue approaches both on land and sea. The motto of the ERRC is “Striving for the safety of others.” The ERRC will be conducting a ‘Basic […]
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BOV supports LIFE+ Migrate Project for Dolphins and Turtles

Fishermen, leisure boat owners, divers and other sea enthusiasts, attended an information and training session about the Life+ Project Migrate at Bank of Valletta’s Head Office in Santa Venera. LIFE+ Migrate Project aims to carry out studies on the population of the bottlenose dolphin (id-denfil ta’ geddumu qasir) and the loggerhead turtle (il-fekruna tal-bahar) within […]
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AFM personnel visit rescued puppy at Centru San Frangisk

Bombardier Simon Saliba and Lance Bombardier Antoine Dalli, soldiers from the Armed Forces of Malta Plant and Field Troop 3rd Regiment, were sent to ta Qali on Wednesday to help Animal Welfare Officers free a trapped puppy. Through cooperation between soldiers, animal welfare officers and civilians, four pylons were each carefully lifted, taking care the […]
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Art Club 2000 collective art exhibition at the Citadel, Gozo

The annual collective art exhibition organised by Art Club 2000 is currently taking place at the Cittadella Centre for Culture and Art, in Victoria Gozo. Over 61 participants are displaying their works of art including paintings in different media, sculpture and photography and the exhibition has been drawing large crowds during its first week of […]
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WasteServ’s ‘Collect and Win’ lottery on plastic bottles

WasteServ’s ‘Collect and Win’ is a random lottery draw taking place every 3 months, which members of the public can enter by depositing plastic beverage bottles at WasteServ’s Civic Amenity sites. Launched in August of last year, the Collect and Win campaign aims to encourage increased recycling of plastic bottles. Plastic is one of the […]
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June’s industrial production up on May and on last year

Provisional seasonally adjusted data issued by the National Statistics Office show that industrial production went up by 1.3 per cent in June over the previous month. When compared to the corresponding month last year, the index of industrial production adjusted for working days increased by 3.0 per cent. In June, industrial production increased by 1.3 […]
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New Sports Equipment Scheme announced for families

Applications for the Sports Equipment Scheme can be made from Monday 12th August 2013. This was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, Stefan Buontempo. The Sports Equipment Scheme is being administered in collaboration with the Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna. Parliamentary Secretary Buontempo said that this scheme addresses the need […]
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Gozo NGOs Committee meet with Minister Helena Dalli

Members of the Gozo NGO Association committee met with Minister Helena Dalli on Thursday, at her Ministry to engage discussions about Gozo’s NGOs and the organisation itself. President Comm. Chev. Carmel Zammit introduced the group and together with the Association’s Secretary General and PRO, Ryan Mercieca and Marc Schembri respectively, emphasised the important role which […]
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