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Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year 2014 to all our readers

Gozo News would like to wish all our readers and contributors very best wishes for the New Year of 2014. We would also like, once again to thank everyone for their support and contributions throughout 2013 and look forward to more of the same in the year ahead. The team sincerely hopes that you and […]
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‘Adoration of the Magi’ event launched for Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem finale

The ‘Adoration of the Magi’ event, has been launched by the Minister for Gozo Dr. Anton Refalo, in the presence of the mayor of Ghajnsielem, Francis Cauchi. The Three Kings will arrive by an Air Malta flight from Rome on Saturday and will start their journey in Malta on Sunday from Mellieha before making a […]
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License fee changes for older vans & trucks effective from Wednesday

In 2009, the Government had announced a new Budgetary Measure that was to become effective as of 1st January 2014. The Government had already made various changes to the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Act, CAP 368 as part of the transitory provisions from the old tax regime to the new tax regime, for vehicles […]
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Dep.Commissioner Joseph Cachia appointed Police Academy Commandant

Following a restructuring process, which will upgrade the educational experience at the new Police Academy, the Deputy Commissioner Joseph Cachia, has been appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Manuel Mallia, as Commandant of the Police Academy. Joseph Cachia joined the Police Force in 1974 as a constable. In 1977 he was […]
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GO provides logistical support and €20,000 donation for Istrina

GO has said in a statement today that it was “once again a main sponsor of this year’s l-Istrina. In addition to a €20,000 donation presented during the event on 26 December, GO also provided substantial logistical support.” Kurt Camilleri, Head of Marketing at GO, said, “GO’s support for l-Istrina goes far beyond a financial […]
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‘The Epiphany Concert 2014? at the Gozo Cathedral this Saturday

‘The Epiphany Concert 2014,’ is being held in connection with the Epiphany activities, this coming Saturday, the 4th of January at the Gozo Cathedral. This festive concert will feature the Classique Chamber Orchestra and soloist sopranos Claudia Tabone and Rosabelle Pavia, under the musical direction of Maestro Joseph Debrincat. A varied programme will be presented […]
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Pope Francis’ message for the 47th World Day for Peace

“Fraternity as the foundation of peace and as the pathway to peace” is the title chosen by Pope Francis for his first message for the 47th World Day for Peace, which will be celebrated tomorrow, 1st January 2014. The document, dated 8 December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, consists of ten points, including a brief […]
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Barrakka Lift and public transport services for New Year’s Eve

Transport Malta has said that the Barraka Lift service on Tuesday 31st December 2013 will be extended to 04.00hrs of Wednesday 1st January 2014 and will be free of charge from 17.00hrs until 04.00hrs. The Authority also advised that as in previous years, a special night public transport service shall be provided on New Year’s […]
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Unemployment figures in Gozo went up by 9.0% in November

In November, the number of persons registered as unemployed rose by 541 to 7,639 compared to the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office said today. Data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) shows that in Gozo registered unemployment went up by 9 per cent to 773, which is also an increase […]
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Gozo Minister congratulates Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem organisers

The Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo has congratulated the Organising Committee of the Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem Nativity Village, on achieving the National Record for the largest live crib, which was presented by Malta Records. The Committee is led by the Ghajnsielem Local Council with the support and assistance of the Ministry for Gozo and together […]
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MaltaPost announces revision in postage rates, starting Wednesday

MaltaPost has announced a revision in its postage rates saying, that “over the last years, changes in the framework established by the Universal Postal Union, establishing inter-operator fees have negatively impacted MaltaPost and a number of services have recorded systematic losses. “These trends are such that it is unsustainable to keep providing the current level […]
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Urgent request for hearing aids in working order for Peru Mission

Readers Letter – “First of all I would like to thank all those who have donated money and items for the container I have organised for our Mission at Santa Rosa, Peru. However there is still an urgent need for a very important item and I only have days left before I leave! I would […]
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MaltaPost stamp set ‘Treasures of Malta Series II – Fountains’

MaltaPost is to issue a set of three stamps, in the series ‘Treasures of Malta.’ The stamps illustrate fountains located in Attard, Floriana and Gozo and bear a face value of €0.42, €0.59 and €1.25 respectively. The stamps were designed by Cedric Galea Pirotta and will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp […]
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GreenPak & Local Councils clothes collection in aid of charity

A reminder that GreenPak Coop Society, in collaboration with 12 Local Councils, including 2 in Gozo, have organised a clothes collection scheme in aid of Inspire Foundation. GreenPak is inviting residents to donate any unused or unwanted clothing items in order to help raise funds for the Inspire Foundation. The participating Local Councils are in […]
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