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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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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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