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Book launch is the first step in twinning of Xewkija with Pachino

The Mayor of Xewkija, Paul Azzopardi, was a special guest at the launch of a book entitled ‘Malta-Pachino, una storia in comune’ in a first step towards the twinning of Xewkija with Pachino in Sicily. The book by Dr Arnold Cassola and Dr Dilvio Aliffi, looks at the story of the first Maltese families who […]
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Free childcare centres will be available in Malta & Gozo from April

The Government has said that free childcare centres will be available from April, with “practically all childcare centres in Malta and Gozo have signed up to the new Government scheme.” The initiative has been widened in scope so that parents who are in education, as well as those in employment, will be able to make […]
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Gozo ranked third out of top ten islands Europe – Travellers Choice Award

Gozo has been ranked third in the top islands Europe – Travellers’ Choice Islands awards, announced today by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*. TripAdvisor revealed the winners of Travellers’ Choice Islands, which were based on reviews and opinions of millions of travellers Lewis and Harris island was named among the world winners of the […]
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Special Hand Postmark – 100 Sena Vari tal-Gimgha l-Kbira

To mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary since the arrival of the Xaghra Holy Friday tableaux, MaltaPost has advised that a special hand postmark will be used on Friday, the 28th of February 2014, at Victoria Post Office, Gozo Orders for this special hand postmark may be placed online at maltaphilately.com or by mail […]
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Air Malta launches campaign offering 25% discount on UK Flights

Air Malta has just launched a campaign offering a 25% discount on flights between Malta and the UK. The sale is available until 23:59hrs (Malta time) of Sunday, the 23rd of February 2014. Tickets purchased through this offer are valid for travel between 9th June and 17th October 2014. This offer is available on the […]
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Obesity is increasingly prevalent in Maltese adults & children – Review

The Minister for Health, Dr Godfrey Farrugia has launched a comprehensive review of Malta’s Health System. This factual report forms part of the prestigious series of Health Systems in Transition reports produced and edited by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Its local compilation was coordinated by the Department of Health Information and […]
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Consultation period extended on Green Paper for Poverty Reduction

The Ministry for Family and Social Solidarity said today that at the request of various organisations and members of the public, the process of consultation on the Green Paper: Structure for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion been extended to the 7th March, 2014. The Statement from the Ministry said that “this extension confirms the Government’s […]
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4 interactive white boards for ICT training at MCAST Gozo Centre

The MCAST Gozo Centre has invested in the procurement of four interactive white boards so as to enhance the centre’s provision of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) classes and other vocational courses. The Gozo Centre said that this investment will also provide a better educational environment for students. Mr Grazio Mercieca, on behalf on Minister […]
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96.5% of enterprises made use of computers in 2013

A survey on ICT Usage and e-Commerce in Enterprises showed that last year 96.5 per cent of enterprises employing a minimum of 10 persons used computers, while 95.5 per cent were also using the internet for business purposes, the National Statistics Office said today. Results showed high levels of computer use throughout all enterprise size […]
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HSBC Malta Foundation renews support for Patrimonju Malti

HSBC Malta Foundation has extended its support agreement for Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, as part of the Bank’s corporate sustainability drive to bring lasting benefits to the Maltese community. “The Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, under Maurice de Giorgio’s leadership, plays a vital role in safeguarding and promoting many diverse aspects of Malta’s rich cultural heritage. With its […]
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‘Gotta go to Gozo’ for the Gozo Carnival – Late night shopping at Arkadia

Gozo is preparing for carnival time, with many visitors planning to cross over to the sister island for this very popular weekend on Gozo’s entertainment calendar. To cater for increased demand and offer extended convenience, Arkadia has said that shops in its Commercial Centre in Victoria will have extended opening hours up to 10.00pm on […]
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SRF should not rely on national public funds, says Minister Edward Scicluna

Speaking at a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council in Brussels on Tuesday, the Minister for Finance Professor Edward Scicluna called on EU Member States to ensure that a fund which is being negotiated in order to assist in the resolution of struggling European banks does not place a burden on public […]
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