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Deterrents against benefit fraud are weak & insignificant – NAO

The Auditor General has conducted a performance audit addressing Government efforts at curbing social benefit fraud. The National Audit Office (NAO) focused on the operations of the Benefit Fraud and Investigation Department (BFID), which is tasked with gathering evidence key in determining whether benefit fraud is being committed. BFID’s reports are then submitted to the […]
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Deterrents against benefit fraud are weak & insignificant – NAO

The Auditor General has conducted a performance audit addressing Government efforts at curbing social benefit fraud. The National Audit Office (NAO) focused on the operations of the Benefit Fraud and Investigation Department (BFID), which is tasked with gathering evidence key in determining whether benefit fraud is being committed. BFID’s reports are then submitted to the […]
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German denied bail following theft from church collection box

The Police have arraigned under arrest a 40-year-old German man, named as Stefan Lufze. He was accused in the Gozo Court of the attempted theft of €20 in cash from a donation box at St. George’s Parish Church, Victoria, Gozo, at around 10.45am on Monday, as well as the theft of cash from the same […]
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German denied bail following theft from church collection box

The Police have arraigned under arrest a 40-year-old German man, named as Stefan Lufze. He was accused in the Gozo Court of the attempted theft of €20 in cash from a donation box at St. George’s Parish Church, Victoria, Gozo, at around 10.45am on Monday, as well as the theft of cash from the same […]
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Pope Francis decrees Madre Margerita De Brincat as Venerable

On Monday Pope Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience he authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning causes of Heroic Virtues and Martyrdom. The Holy Father authorised the promulgation of decree under the cause of Heroic Virtue to the Servant of God […]
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Delimara: Health and safety of residents must come first, says AD

Alternattiva Demokratika Deputy Chairperson and Spokesperson on Sustainable Development Carmel Cacopardo has stated today that, “as evidenced in the Social Impact Assessement the community of Marsaxlokk is not convinced on locating the floating gas storage facility in Marsaxlokk Bay.” “Whilst the risk assessment carried out so far is far from convincing,” added Carmel Cacopardo, “the […]
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Consultation document launched on the Education Act reform

The Ministry for Education and Employment has launched the consultation document on the Education Act reform. During a press conference this morning, Minister Evarist Bartolo said that the reforms to the Education Act will help build a stronger education sector. Following the feedback from the consultation stage, which will last until March 31st, the Ministry […]
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Zoledronic Acid delivery expected early February – Health Ministry

The Ministry for Health in a statement today referred to recent reports in some local media “about the shortage of Zoledronic Acid (One specific brand name: Zometa).” The Ministry said that the actual medicine is Zoledronic Acid, which has been out of stock since just after the first week of January 2014.” “The Central Procurement […]
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Police apprehend armed poacher inside Is-Simar Nature Reserve

Police from the Administrative Law Enforcement department, apprehended an armed hunter inside Is-Simar Nature Reserve, in Xemxija, on Monday evening. BirdLife Malta said that the police were alerted to a break-in at the wetland Bird Sanctuary by one of the reserve’s watchmen and immediately dispatched a unit to the location. “Officers attending the scene chased […]
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FATTA expresses confidence in MTA CEO Josef Formosa Gauci

The Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents in a statement today expressed “its full confidence in the MTA CEO, Josef Formosa Gauci, and unreservedly condemns malicious reports in a section of the media aimed at smearing his integrity.” FATTA highlighted the fact that “Mr Formosa Gauci was appointed as CEO in 2008 by the […]
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Tons of clothes & items collected by the OMVG distributed in Ghana

The items collected by the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo have been distributed in different villages in Ghana. Chev Chris Galea, officer in charge of the OMVG confirmed that this relief aid project has been taking place over the past two years and every month carloads of good quality clothes and other items are […]
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The Titular feast of Saint Paul being celebrated in Marsalforn, Gozo

The titular feast of the Shipwreck of Saint Paul in Marsalforn will be celebrated with a programme of activities between Thursday the 30th of January and Monday the 10th of February 2014. The activities will be as follows: Between Thursday 30th January and Saturday 1st February 2014: Days of spiritual preparation for the feast of […]
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EU emissions reduction targets – Zminijietna appeals for common position

Zminijietna said in a statement today that, “the Left block and the Greens Group in the European Parliament condemned the European Commission’s new emissions reduction targets as ‘devastating for the planet.’ Environmental Non Governmental Organisations (ENGOs) also lambasted this decision.” The new greenhouse gas emissions target is a reduction on 1990 levels of 40% by […]
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Warden reforms to be announced – Emphasis on community related work

Parliamentary Secretary Dr Jose Herrera speaking on One TV today, said that warden reforms are to be announced in a White Paper that will be launched on Saturday. He said that the reforms include more emphasis on community related work rather than have wardens simply issue contraventions. Adding that the wardens already employed would be […]
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