Archive for » August 27th, 2013«

Gozo based Young Business Entrepreneurs EU competition

Following the successful launch in June this year, of  the Gozo based Young Business Entrepreneurs, it is currently participating at an EU level based competition entitled ‘Europe in my Region’ photo competition commissioned by the EU Commission The photo with the highest number of votes will automatically win. The next 100 most popular photos, alongside […]
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Pulse welcomes the swift response to bendy-bus incidents

Following a number of worrying reports about Arriva bendy-buses catching fire recently on our roads recently, Pulse – Social Democratic Students of Malta has said that it would like to “express its concern about the impact such incidents have on the nation’s trust in the public transport system.” “Although the specifics of these occurrences have […]
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BLM gives praise for response to unusual flamingo migration

BirdLife Malta today thanked members of public and the Malta Police Force for their response to the unusually high number of young Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) that have been seen around the islands over the past week. BLM said that since the first sighting of a flock of more than 40 flamingos, including adults and […]
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Bendy-buses to be taken off the road after another fire

Update: Police have advised that another Arriva bendy-bus caught fire at around 12.30pm this afternoon near a roundabout in Xemxija. The Transport Minister Joe Mizzi and the Chairman of Transport Malta, said in a joint statement this afternoon, that following an urgent meeeting with the management of Arriva, they have instructed Arriva Malta to take […]
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Bishop Scicluna to lead group on a pilgramage in Lourdes

Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of Malta, leaves on Wednesday to lead a pilgrimage in Lourdes. A group of 336 Maltese pilgrims will be attending this pilgrimage organised by the Assocjazzjoni Voluntarji Lourdes (AVL). Each year, the Association assists sick persons to travel from Malta to visit the Shrine of the […]
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HSBC supports the Hospice Malta Children’s Summer Club

The Hospice Malta Children’s Summer Club 2013 is underway, offering care and support to children with family members or guardians receiving Hospice Malta’s services. The club provides the children with education activities and play time with new friends, which offers much needed respite to the entire family. Coordinated by Hospice Malta social worker Ms Gloria […]
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MMR vaccine is safe for babies & children – Health Ministry

The Health Departement said in a statement today that following the many questions and doubts in some media that have arisen over the safety of the MMR vaccine, it said that that these opinions were based on a study published in the medical journal Lancet in 1998. “This study was scientifically incorrect and a fraud, […]
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Non-resident nights spent in Gozo and Comino up by 8.0%

Total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation during June advanced by 7.3 and 9.1 per cent respectively, when compared to the corresponding month last year. Non-resident nights spent in Gozo and Comino increased by 8.0 per cent, while resident nights decreased by 9.6 per cent, when compared to 2012. The occupancy rate in Gozo […]
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A dream has come true for one Special Olympics Athlete

Anne Marie Bugeja will be the first ever Special Olympics Malta athlete to be admitted in the National Sports College of Malta, a very important achievement for the young talented gymnast. “The Vodafone Malta Foundation has been supporting Special Olympics Malta since it’s very beginning and we believe that it is very important for children […]
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Seminar on cooperation between law enforcement agencies

A two-day seminar will kick-off tomorrow in a bid to strengthen cooperation and the exchange of information between law enforcement agencies at a national and international level. Organised by the European Police Office (Europol) and the Malta Police Force, the event will be held on August 28 and 29, 2013, at the Police General Headquarters […]
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Zminijietna supports call for a revision of Hondoq Local Plan

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left joined other environmental and progressive forces in the call for MEPA to revise the local plan with regards the area of Hondoq ir-Rummien to its original state pre 2006. The area was earmarked as an area for agricultural and afforestation use. “The proposed project is outside the development zone, […]
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AFM rescue 84 migrants drifting in dinghy in rough seas

The Armed Forces of Malta have reported that yesterday at around 12.15hrs, the AFM Operations became aware of a boat with persons on board reportedly in distress. The AFM operation centre immediately dispatched an AFM offshore patrol vessel P51 to monitor the situation and to render assistance if required. The boat with 77 males and […]
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