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Co-education to start in Form 1 in all colleges from September

The co-education system will be starting from Form 1 in all colleges from the scholastic year 2014-15. The Gozo College Victoria Girls’ Secondary School is designated to become a Middle School. The Ministry for Education said that a consultation process that showed that colleges were in favour of the co-ed system and willing to introduce […]
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Ta’ Mena Estate presented with Entrepreneurship Award 2013

Ta’ Mena Estate said it is proud to announce that the Estate has been presented with the 2013 Entrepreneurship Award by the Gozo Tourism Association. The Estate said that it won the award “for being innovative and authentic in the tourism sector, producing genuine Gozitan food products and wines while giving a real rural gozitan […]
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Citizenship debate: limiting the damage to Malta’s reputation, says AD

In view of Wednesday’s debate on European Citizenship debate in the European Parliament, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, “Prime Minister Muscat’s citizenship sale proposal is causing undue damage to our country’s reputation. The European Socialists are embarrassed by their Maltese colleague’s scheme whilst the EPP and the European Liberals are openly condemning the […]
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EC investigates cross border provision of pay TV services

The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings to examine certain provisions in licensing agreements between several major US film studios (Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures) and the largest European pay-TV broadcasters such as BSkyB of the UK, Canal Plus of France, Sky Italia of Italy, Sky Deutschland of Germany […]
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1,751 counterfeit banknotes withdrawn in 2013, up by 5.2%

In the second half of 2013, the number of counterfeit euro banknotes reported to the Central Bank of Malta amounted to 874, practically equivalent to the amount found in the first half of that year. This brought the total number of counterfeits withdrawn from circulation for the whole of 2013 to 1,751, a 5.2% increase […]
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A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – ‘Is Christ Divided?’

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held between the 18th and 25th January. The aim of this week of prayer is to overcome the differences which separate the members of different Christian Churches. This years’ theme will be ‘Is Christ Divided?’ An Ecumenical Service will be held on Thursday, the 23rd of […]
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Scheduled power suspension in Ghajnsielem on Thursday

Enemalta has advised that there will be a scheduled power suspension in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Thursday, the 16th of January, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IZ- ZEWWIEQA and TRIQ SANT’ANTNIN.
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2-day Nautical Licence Courses available in Gozo in Maltese & English

Update: A reminder that the Malta Sailing Academy will be delivering a 2-day Nautical Licence Course in Gozo, as required by Transport Malta for people driving a craft with a combined hp of 30 or more. This course will be given in Maltese, however, the Academy has said that it will also be holding couses […]
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Deficit increases in Q3 of 2013 as does Central Government debt

The deficit recorded by General Government for the third quarter of 2013 amounted to €94.1 million, up from €57.0 million in the comparable period of 2012, the National Statistics Ofice saidl today. During July-September 2013, total revenue stood at €682.1 million, an increase of €33.3 million when compared to the third quarter of 2012. This […]
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Accessibility & affordability is needed on public transport, says Zminijietna

“Public Transport reform should ensure accessibility, affordability, decent conditions of work and an overall improvement in the service given,” states Zminijietna – Voice of the Left. “With regard to accessibility we insists that the fares remain affordable, routes changed to satisfy people’s needs, accessibility upgraded for better use by the disabled persons, and adequate bus […]
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KSU puts proposals forward on stipends for “repeating students”

The KSU has held talks with the Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, on the Government’s proposal to introduce stipends for repeating sixth form students. KSU presented a number of recommendations to Minister Bartolo with regards to the implementation of this measure which was announced in the 2014 budget. The KSU said that following […]
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‘The two Medlycott Baronets who painted Malta’ – Public lecture

‘The two Medlycott Baronets who painted Malta,’ is the title of an upcoming public lecture by Joe Sultana, organised by the Malta Historical Society, as part of its Public Lecture Series 2013 – 2014. Sir W.C.P. Medlycott (1831 -1887) was the 3rd Baronet of the Medlycott family. He was a naturalist and a Fellow of […]
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