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Government defends its position on controversial citizenship scheme

The Government said in a statement this evening that it had taken note of what was said by the Presidency of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament during the debate today about citizenship. It has become clear today, that the question of citizenship is a matter of national competence, the Government […]
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Hike by the water and help clean-up Gozo this coming Sunday

There will be another ‘hike by the water and clean up our Island,’ day this coming weekend, orgainsed by Louis Debattista of the Gozo Greyhounds Youth Athletic Club. Louis is appealing for others to join him this coming Sunday afternoon, they will be leaving from Qala Local Council at 1.30pm and from there will walk […]
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40,000 students to benefit from ‘Student Advantage’ Programme

The Government, through the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) and Microsoft Malta, has announced a new offer for students – Student Advantage – as part of its ongoing commitment towards education. “This will mean 40,000 Maltese students will enjoy free Microsoft Office software.” The offer was launched this morning by the Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph […]
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Citizenship debate: Maltese people must not be punished, says AD

In view of this afternoon’s debate on citizenship in the European Parliament, Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, said, “Prime Minister Muscat’s scheme is insensitive and offensive to human dignity since it distinguishes between rich foreigners who are considered to be of ‘high value, talented and high calibre’ whilst the average Maltese who earns 15000 […]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Victoria and Xewkija

Enemalta has advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Victoria and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 17th of January, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ L- IMGARR, TRIQ L- IMREJZBIET, TRIQ IL- QIGHAN, TRIQ SANT’ INDRIJA and TRIQ […]
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Malta still to submit its ‘Youth Guarantee Implementation Plans’

17 Member States have already submitted to the European Commission their final plans to implement the Youth Guarantee, the ambitious EU-wide reform aiming to help all jobless people under 25 find employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education. 11 Member States, including Malta, are still […]
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MUT expresses some concerns on proposed co-ed system

The Malta Union of Teachers held a press conference held today at its office in Valletta, during which they brought up a number of points. The Union made it clear immediately that it “agrees with co-education and that it believes that this is a step in the right direction.” The Union had also agreed that […]
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Alcatel Onetouch POP C5 now available from GO outlets

GO has said that the Alcatel Onetouch POP C5 is now available to customers, “priced at €119, the device is also available for free to GO customers who are subscribed to the Limitless Flex plan.” Rupert Perry, Assistant Manager – Device Support at GO, said, “The Alcatel Onetouch POP C5 is a trendy phone which […]
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Positive meeting on sports awareness in Gozo – Readers letter

Readers Letter - “A meeting was held at the Gozo Ministry with Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, Stefan Buontempo, his chief of staff Paul Debattista and PA Saviour Debono Grech. There was also GFA President Mr. Alvin Grech and George Cini, MGOZ Secretariate Coordinator. Both myself, (Jaclyn Magrin) and Louis Debattista spoke […]
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Il-Hagar Museum Holy Land Pilgrimage with Mgr Joseph Farrugia

Mgr Joseph Farrugia, archpriest emeritus of Saint George’s basilica and Curator of Heart of Gozo |Il-Hagar Museum, is leading a nine-day tour of the Holy Land and will include a trip to Mount Sinai. The tour will take the pilgrims to Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem, and the Mount of Olives, the Mount of the Beatitudes […]
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Family friendly measures are essential for work-life balance – AD

AD in a statement today said that it “believes that family friendly measures in various forms are essential to ensure both a work-life balance as well as a better and longer commitment of workers to their work.” Robert Callus, AD spokesperson on social policy, said, “The recent pronouncements of the Chamber of Commerce against the […]
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Annual rate of inflation at 1.0%, up from 0.20% in November

The National Statistics Office has said that in December, the annual rate of inflation as measured by the harmonised index of consumer prices, stood at 1.0 per cent, up from 0.20 per cent in December. The NSO reported that in the month under review, the annual rate of inflation stood at 1.0 per cent, a […]
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