Archive for » August 29th, 2013«

Speaker receives a courtesy visit from Fr. Anthony Zammit

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Angelo Farrugia, this week received a courtesy visit from Fr. Anthony Zammit, the Gozitan missionary in Santa Rosa, Peru. During the meeting they discussed the projects that Fr. Anthony Zammit is working on in Santa Rose in Peru, including the High School and Respite Centre for people with […]
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Ryanair’s City Break Season Specials – 100,000 seat sale

Ryanair today (29 Aug) kicked-off its City Break Season by launching a 100,000 seat sale, where passengers can fly on over 1,000 European routes, from just €14.99 in October and November including: Malta to Bari, Malta to Bologna, Malta to Milan (Bergamo), Malta to Turin and Malta to Venice (Treviso). Ryanair is releasing 100,000 seats […]
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MHRA agrees with GWU on need for holistic hospitality plan

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has said that it “positively welcomes GWU’s support for more incentives to the tourism industry to further develop the skills and abilities of current workers and of those aspiring to work in this sector.” “MHRA is currently further strengthening its relations with the Institute of Tourism Studies and […]
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Dead flamingo found in freezer during search in Kecem

The Police said this afternoon that during a search mounted on Wednesday afternoon in Kercem, a dead flamingo was found in a freezer. “The discovery was made in relation to an investigation of the killing of a of a flamingo on August 24, 2013, at about 6.15 p.m. in tal-Fessej, Xewkija. However, it turns out […]
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Government “beefs up enforcement for hunting season”

The Government said this afternoon that “in line with its commitment to strengthen enforcement, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights is coordinating with the Police and other law enforcement agencies to “ensure increased enforcement presence in the field during the forthcoming Autumn hunting season.” “The Administrative Law Enforcement Unit of the Police […]
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Gozo SPCA collections on Gozo ferries over this weekend

Gozo SPCA will be holding its 2013 collection on the Gozo Channel ferries this weekend, starting on Friday morning and continuing through to Sunday evening. A spokesperson for the Gozo SPCA said that “this is a vital part of our annual fundraising efforts, accounting for up to 25% of our annual income, so please consider […]
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Interventions in Syria should only be with UN mandate – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika said in a a statement today that it fully supports the Government in its condemnation of the chemical attacks on civilians in Syria. Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, said, “It is important that the international community arrives at a unitarian position vis a vis the Assad regime. China and Russia should stop […]
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The CALYPSO Project is on guard in the Malta Channel

The CALYPSO Project OP Italia-Malta 2007-2013 – is led by the Physical Oceanography Unit, IOI-Malta Operational Centre, University of Malta. Living on an island often gives us the naive perception that the surrounding capacity of the sea disperses and quickly washes away whatever we throw into it. The sea is indeed a medium in continuous […]
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OASI welcomes the call to raise minimum drinking age to 18

The OASI Foundation has said that against all odds, the Foundation, as early as 1991, in the very beginning of its mission, viewed and considered alcohol as a mood altering substance with addictive properties and hazardous effects. “The current public statement made by the Commission for Children to raise the alcohol drinking age from 17 […]
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Industrial producer price index decreased by 2.9% in July

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index in July decreased by 2.9 per cent when compared to the previous month, the National Statistics Office said today. In July, the producer price index for total industry declined by 2.9 per cent over the previous month, due to decreases in intermediate goods and capital goods […]
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16 schools benefit from the eco-Gozo schools’ scheme

A number of projects financed under the eco-Gozo schools’ scheme, have been inaugurated this year by the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo. The Ministry said that each school had the opportunity to benefit from a total grant of €3000. 16 schools have received funds under this scheme. These include nine primary schools, seven of […]
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Public transport should be given absolute priority, says AD

Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, said in a statement today that, “it is a very sensible idea to take all bendy-buses off the road pending investigations into the recent fires. Safety first is paramount.” “It has been said that sabotage is not excluded, but we know that in March 2004 all bendy-buses in London […]
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