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Riflessi Sajfin 2013 – 3-hour festival of fun & entertainment

The OASI Foundation’s Primary Prevention Team held the 22nd edition of the annual open-air festival Riflessi Sajfin last Saturday, at the Menqa in Marsalforn, Gozo. The three hour festival, which was presented by Joseph Refalo and Kelly Cassar, was a huge success, with a variety of artists performing on stage and with hundreds of Maltese, […]
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FKNK “fully supports any efforts to curtail illegal activities”

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said in a statement this afternoon in reaction to the announcement by the Government of the autumn hunting dates, “that it was aware of the severe pressures that have been created on the subject and is fully supportive of any efforts to curtail illegal activities.” FKNK […]
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Government defends announced times for autumn hunting

The Government said today that it notes the statements made by various organisations regarding the times for the curfew in the autumn hunting season. “While this season was never challenged, the Government makes it clear that the details of the season, including the announced times, comply with European regulations and this fact is not disputed […]
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HSBC Yes 4 Students reaches out to youth in Malta & Gozo

Following a busy week at the University of Malta, HSBC Malta Yes 4 Students stands are being set up at MCAST, Higher Secondary, and ITS. The stands offer students a fun and friendly way of learning about HSBC financial packages designed specifically for secondary and tertiary students. “We have received a great response from students […]
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Leone Jubilee Concert lights up Republic street in Victoria

Gozo’s Leone Band 150th anniversary was celebrated with the ‘Leone150,’ the Jubilee Concert, held in Republic Street, Victoria, in front of the Aurora Opera House. The gala concert featured the Leone Band led by Colin Attard, Maltese tenor Charles Vincenti, baritone Alfred Camilleri and pop singers Pamela Bezzina and Mario Caruana. It celebrated the 100 […]
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Gozo SPCA flag week collections underway around Gozo

The Gozo SPCA will be holding street collections this week Volunteers will be out and about with collection tins in all the villages in Gozo including Victoria. They will also be at the Santa Maria Agricultural Show on Wednesday and Thursday in Villa Rundle, around the stands in the adjacent Victoria Football Ground. Collections will […]
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‘Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija’ starts at Villa Rundle tomorrow

The Feast of Santa Marija which is being celebrated in Victoria this week, also means that it is time for ‘Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija, the annual traditional agricultural exhibition, which gets underway at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, tomorrow, and Thursday, the 14th and 15th of August. Many of the exhibits are in place […]
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CABS criticises removal of the afternoon hunting curfew

The decision by the Maltese Government to radically alter the afternoon hunting curfew that was imposed to protect migrant birds of prey during the peak migration period has been today sharply criticised by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) as a “death sentence for protected bird species.” In a press statement this afternoon, CABS commented […]
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BirdLife reacts angrily to autumn hunting announcement

BirdLife Malta has reacted to the news that the Government is going to push back the autumn hunting afternoon curfew to 7pm by describing the team that has made this decision as Malta’s very own “Birds Deregulation Unit.” BirdLife Malta Executive Director Steve Micklewright said, “It was revealed in some media that the Government’s new […]
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Zebbug Sky Concert – Spectacular fireworks display to music

For the third consecutive year in Zebbug, Gozo, on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, there will be a spectacular fireworks display, set to with music. The theme chosen for this year is ‘Sky Concert – Special Edition.’ The concert this year, will take place on Saturday, the 24th of August […]
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Autumn hunting dates announced – Hunting hours extended

The Government said today that “having considered recommendations made by the Malta Ornis Committee and applicable legal provisions regulating hunting” it has today published L.N. L.N. 248 of 2013 (Conservation of Wild Birds – Declaration of the Periods for Hunting in Autumn – Winter 2013 – 2014 Regulations, 2013). “By virtue of these Regulations, the […]
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Go’s profit before tax was €8.3 million for first half of 2013

GO announced today that it has “delivered another positive performance during the first six months of the current financial year, registering an operating profit before non-recurring items of €10.4 million, a slight reduction of €0.13 million over 2012.” The company said that the results of 2013 and the comparative period were both negatively impacted by […]
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Industrial production up slightly in EU – Malta is up by 1.3%

In June 2013 compared with May 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.7% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.9% in the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May production decreased by 0.2% and 0.4% respectively. In June 2013 compared with June 2012, industrial […]
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Vote for Malta in the Best EUROPA Stamp 2013 competition

MaltaPost is asking the general public to vote for Malta’s entry in the Best EUROPA Stamp Contest. Malta’s entry will compete with other stamps issued by European postal operators which are members of PostEurop; the association which represents the interest of European public postal operators. This year’s EUROPA competition is themed -”Postman Van” allowing postal […]
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