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Festivities in Victoria to celebrate the Feast of Santa Marija

This week celebrations have been taking place for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, also known as Santa Marija, which is being celebrated in Victoria. It is also the 150th anniversary of The Leone Band of Victoria, Gozo and special celebrations to mark the occasion started last year. Programme for Feast day […]
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Gozo Minister voices his commitment to Gozo horse racing

The Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo recently met with the Gozo Horse Racing Association which administers ta’ Xhajma complex at Xewkija. During the meeting various pending and other important matters regarding the sports development were discussed. The Gozo Horse Racing Association President David Apap, thanked the Minister on behalf of the Association for the […]
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French woman injured after jumping from the Azure Window

A 23-year old French woman sustained injuries this afternoon after she jumped from the Azure Window at Dwejra. The Police were called to the scene at around 5.00pm and a rescue operation was undertaken by the Police force and the Civil Defence. The young woman was transported to the Gozo General Hospital, where she was […]
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Gozitan business featured on HSBC Group’s Trade Radar

The fourth edition of Trade Radar, an HSBC Group publication on global trade, includes the success story of a Gozitan business, Magro Brothers, which has expanded its operation globally through its trusted partnership with HSBC Malta. Today, some 55% of Magro Brothers’s €24 million turnover comes from export. Other topics covered, include growth opportunities in […]
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Summer campaign targets effects of alcohol on the brain

A new summer campaign from the Sense Group targets binge drinking and the effects of alcohol on the brain. As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Malta, The Sense Group (TSG) has launched its www.drinkawaremalta.com summer campaign targeting various age groups, with special emphasis on the younger generations. Consisting […]
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AD expresses strong support for Bicycle Advocacy Group

Alternattiva Demokratika said in a statement today that it expresses its strong support for the demands of a group of cycling and bicycle activists, Bicycle Advocacy Group. “Together with an improvement in public transport, a serious policy which encourages the use of bicycles for routine travel, including bicycles known as ‘pedelecs,’ would help to diminish […]
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Four Citadel Museums open for free for Santa Marija Feast

A reminder that visitors to Gozo will be able to enjoy free entrance to the four Heritage Malta Museums at the Citadel in Victoria, tomorrow, Thursday, the 15th of August, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, also known as Santa Marija, The museums are the Gozo Nature Museum, the Gozo Museum […]
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EU citizens in Malta have taken their protest to the roads

Members of the ‘Up in ARMS’ class action group have rolled out adverts on the back of Arriva buses this week in Malta and Gozo, which, the Group pointed out are, “ironically, the very buses that charge EU Nationals double fares.” The group said that they are protesting the much publicised “discriminatory pricing tariffs, imposed […]
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Eurozone out of recession according to Eurostat figures

Euro area and EU27 GDP both up by 0.3% -0.7% and -0.2% respectively compared with the second quarter of 2012. These figures released by Eurostat today show that the Eurozone has emerged from recession following 18 months of economic contraction. GDP rose by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27 during the […]
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AFM and US Navy share practices in EOD capabilities

The U.S. Navy recently sent a group of five sailors to Malta for a bilateral theater security cooperation event with the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). The Explosives Ordinance Disposal-trained sailors met with AFM diving and Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) counterparts in Fort Mosta on Sunday and Monday, to share best practices in EOD capabilities […]
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GUG, MCAST and ITS meet with the Minister for Education

The Gozo University Group executive together with representatives from MCAST and ITS recently met with the Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo for the first time since his appointment. After giving a brief introduction on the organisation’s aims and achievements, the GUG members discussed various issues of interest with the Minister. The most pressing […]
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Coalition against spring hunting condemns curfew reduction

The Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting said in a statement that it “condemned the government’s decision to reduce the hunting curfew between the 15th and 30th September 2013 by 4 hours.” Christian Debono, spokesperson for the coalition stated, “This is a clear sign that there is little interest by the government in ensuring […]
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