Archive for » January 29th, 2014«

Health Awareness and Blood Donation Event held at The Duke

The Health Awareness Committee within the Gozo General Hospital recently held a health awareness and blood donation event at The Duke Shopping Mall in Victoria, Gozo. Professional Staff offered weight and body mass index (BMI) recording, blood pressure reading, blood glucose testing and advice on dental care. The blood donation session was mainly led by […]
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Commission acts to defend voting rights of EU citizens abroad

The European Commission has today issued guidance to EU-Member States which have rules in place leading to a loss of voting rights for citizens in national elections, simply because they have exercised their right to free movement in the EU. Five Member States (Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and the United Kingdom) currently apply regimes which […]
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Air Malta voted as one of Hungary’s favourite airlines

Air Malta was voted one of Hungary’s favourite airlines, placing second for best value and fifth overall, in the Favourite Airline of Hungary 2013 Award. The airline said that the award was organised by one of Hungary’s biggest booking sites, www.repjegy.hu in conjunction with the Budapest Airport. “Some 3,150 passengers who travelled during 2013 voted […]
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New Committee for the Victory Philharmonic Society of Xaghra

During the recent annual general meeting of the Xaghra Victory Band, a new committee was formed. The members forming this new committee who will administer the Society during the year 2014 are as follows: President: Eucharist Sultana Deputy President: Dr. Joseph Attard LLD Secretary: Joseph Bajada Treasurer: Noel Grima Director of the Band Club: Ezechiel […]
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GO sponsors National Sports Awards taking place this Friday

GO has become a corporate partner of Ghaqda Gurnalisti Sports (GhGS), the National sports journalists association, and will also sponsor the Youth of the Year category at the National Sports Awards, which will take place this Friday, the 31st of January 2014. The sponsorship was presented by GO’s Head of Marketing, Kurt Camilleri to GhGS […]
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Malta Police Association condemns assult on Gozitan Police Officers

The Malta Police Association has today condemned an incident that took place in Gozo yesterday, when 45-year old Stephan Paul Durward, a German national, living in Zebbug, Gozo, assaulted two Police Sergeants and four Police Constables in an incident that took place in Marsalforn. Duward was also accused of causing slight injuries to two of […]
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Professional liability insurance for health care professtionals

The Ministry for Health have said in a statement that it wants to address a number of concerns and misinformation concerning professional liability insurance for health care professionals. “Council Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare requires each Member State of the European Union to ensure that systems of professional liability […]
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“Co-Education at St Clare College not a Pilot Project” – MUT’s reaction

The Malta Union of Teachers in a statement today said that it “would like to make reference to reports in the media in which the Minister for Education and Employment was quoted as saying that the introduction of co-education at St Clare College was not in actual fact a pilot project.” The MUT said that […]
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Students’ Voice elects its new Committee for the coming year

Students’ Voice, Gozo University Group’s representatives at the post-secondary school Sir. M.A. Refalo, have elected their new committee for the coming year. This Committee, “which has already been present at the Sir. M.A. Refalo school for a number of years,”said that its main aims “are to empower students to voice their opinions, and to engage […]
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Gozo Cathedral Calendar commemorates foundation of Gozo Diocese

The 44th issue of the Gozo Cathedral Calendar, this year commemorates a very important anniversary which took place one hundred and fifty years ago On the 16th of September 1864, Pope Pius IX – through the Bull Singulari Amore – founded the diocese of Gozo and established the Matrice Church of Santa Marija as the […]
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Total General Government expenditure for 2012 up by €198.9 million

In 2012, Social Protection accounted for 33.9 per cent of total General Government Expenditure, followed by expenditure on General Public Services, Education and Health, the National Statistics Ofice reported today. Total General Government expenditure for 2012 was €2,963.1 million, an increase of €198.9 million compared with the previous year. There were increases in Social Protection […]
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Gozitan Soprano Miriam Cauchi in a ‘Night of Italian Opera’

Join the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for a dazzling evening of music from the operas of the great Italian Opera Masters, Donnizetti, Bellini, Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini. Spectacular overtures flank some of the most loved arias for soprano from their operas, The concert features acclaimed Gozitan Soprano Miriam Cauchi, under the direction of Greek conductor Michalis […]
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Lack of political will to stamp out abuse, says Environment NGOs

Environment NGOs Friends of the Earth Malta, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, MOAM, NatureTrust Malta, Ramblers Association and Zminijietna, in a joint statement today said that they “express deep concern at the news that more than 1,200 cases of abuse have been erased from the MEPA website in a corrupt effort to hide development illegalities.” The […]
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Free shuttle service offered due to bus diversion in St Paul’s Bay

Due to unforeseen public works affecting Burmarrad and St Paul’s bay, Malta Public Transport said that it will offer a free shuttle service to any passengers travelling in this area. St Paul’s Street, Mosta Road and Parades Road will be closed, affecting routes 37, 41, 42, 221, 222 and 223. The shuttle service will be […]
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