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ERRC delegation pays a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat recently received a delegation of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps. The ERRC delegation was made up of Dr Raymond Xerri the ERRC President, Mr Mario Saliba, who is the ERRC Vice President, Mr Chalie Christ Abela and Mr Eric Grech, Committee Members and Mr Charlie Micallef, Volunteers Coordinator. […]
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Gozo Minister praises PBS station for its promotion of Gozo

The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, said today that he recognised the efforts made by the State TV staion, PBS to promote Gozo. The Minister was addressing a meeting with the PBS board of directors held at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, which was attended by all the Directors led by the Chairman Dr. […]
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Gozo Channel – Malta’s first Marine Important Bird Area

BirdLife Malta today announced news that the Malta-Gozo Channel has been confirmed as Malta’s first Marine Important Bird Area (IBA) in recognition of its international importance for two globally and one regionally threatened bird species, putting Malta on the world stage alongside such iconic biodiversity hotspots as the Galapagos and the Azores as a refuge […]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1%, EU28 at 11.0%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in July 2013, stable compared with June. The EU28 unemployment rate was 11.0%, also stable compared with June. In both zones, rates have risen compared with July 2012, when they were 11.5% and 10.5% respectively. Eurostat estimates that 26.654 million men and women in the EU28, […]
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336 on pilgrimage in Lourdes lead by Mgr Charles J. Scicluna

Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of Malta, is currently leading a pilgrimage in Lourdes. The pilgrimage is organised by the Assocjazzjoni Voluntarji Lourdes (AVL), the group of 336 Maltese pilgrims, also includes a number of sick people. Each year, the Association assists sick persons to travel from Malta to visit the […]
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Finnish diver critical after being hit by propeller off Comino

A diver is in danger of loss of life after being hit by a boat propeller today, at il-Ponta tal-Irqiqa, Comino. Police said that preliminary investigations into the incident, which happened at around 12.10pm, found that the 45-year old man, was diving with five others when he was overcome by the strong currents, which then […]
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KSU “condemns the recent shooting of a flamingo in Gozo”

Kaccaturi San Ubertu (KSU) said that it unreservedly condemns the recent shooting of a flamingo in Gozo.” KSU said that the “perpetrators can only be considered as delinquents and certainly not as hunters.” It said that it “strongly urges that, if found guilty, then they should be stripped of their hunting licences for life, the […]
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Xaghra children take part in event of fun and entertainment

Despite the power cuts which plunged Gozo into darkness last night, the children of Xaghra enjoyed a great night of fun and entertainment in an event held as part of the lead up to the Xaghra Feast of the ‘Nativity of Our Lady.’The Feast day, which is celebrated annually on the 8th of September, is […]
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Special Olympics family support conference in Malta & Gozo

Special Olympics Malta together with Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia will be holding an International Regional Family and Young Athletes Community Building Conference in Malta between the 9th and the 11th of September 2013. The Conference (which is funded by the Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation) will be held at the Paradise Bay Hotel in […]
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Shortfall between revenue and spending down by 74.3m

In the first seven months, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €259.0 million, down from €333.3 million in the corresponding period last year, the National Statistics Office said today. An increase of €146.4 million in recurrent revenue outweighed the added expenditure of €72.1 million, resulting in a reduction […]
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Minister for Finance appoints new RPI Advisory Committee

The Minister for Finance has appointed the following members of the Retail Price Index Advisory Committee, set up in terms of Article 33 of the Malta Statistics Authority Act. Prof. Albert Leone Ganado (Chairman) Mr Michael Pace Ross Mr Alfred Camilleri Mr John Scicluna Mr Clyde Caruana Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi Ms Lorraine Spiteri The […]
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Sign up for Caritas Malta’s fund-raising event at MaltaPost

On the 29th September 2013, Caritas Malta is calling on the public to participate in a sporting and fund-raising activity. Applications for this fun, family activity which will include different forms of physical exercise, are available from all Post Offices around Malta and Gozo. The three elements – walking, jogging and cycling – will take […]
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Gozo suffers widespread power cuts on Thursday evening

Update: Gozo was without power again on Thursday evening, as were some parts of Mellieha in Malta. Enemalta said that the outage was due to a cable faut. The power went off at around 10.00am, returning shortly afterwards for a few minutes and then went off again. Power started to be restored to Gozo at […]
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