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Management plans for Nadur’s Natura 2000 sites nearing completion

Epsilon International SA of Greece and Maltese company Adi Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd were contracted by MEPA in 2012 to prepare management plans for all 34 terrestrial Natura 2000 sites in the Maltese Islands, in a project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. There are two Natura 2000 sites in […]
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Special MCESD meeting held with prospective MEP candidates

MEPs have a role to play in the consultation process at national level to be in a better position to promote the interests of Maltese social partners in Europe. This was one of the main messages of a special meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) with MEP candidates. The meeting […]
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MEPA Board confirms scheduling of informal Gardens at Villa Mekrech

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board has confirmed that the informal gardens of Villa Mekrech in Hal Ghaxaq should also remain scheduled and protected as a Grade 2 site despite the fact that in October 2012, the then MEPA Board had granted a full development permit for the construction of two storey 6 […]
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Political satire, Notting Hill and spectacular Parade for Gozo Carnival

“Political satire and costumes from the famed Notting Hill Carnival will feature in Carnival 2014 in Victoria Gozo.” The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo announced the details for the Gozo Regional Carnival 2014, saying that this is the latest in a series of measures to increase trade and business on the island during the […]
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22% of Matese population are obese, with further 36% overweight

The Minister for Health, Dr. Godfrey Farrugia this morning launched the “Food and Nutrition and policy and action plan”, in the presence of Dr João Breda: Programme Manager, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity of the World Health Organisation. During his address the Minister stated that this launch marks an important milestone in the drive to […]
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Prices announced for February’s Government Stocks issue

The Accountant General has said that the price for each Stock offered for subscription by members of the public has been established as follows: (i) 3.2% Malta Government Stock 2019 (V) Fungibility Issue at €105.50 with a YTM of 2.119%, which corresponds to an annualised rate of 2.130%; (ii) 3.3% Malta Government Stock 2024 (I) […]
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Carnival weekend 2014 programme of events in Xaghra

The Xaghra Local Council is once again organising various activities during Carnival time, with a programme of event as follows: Saturday 1st March 2014: Carnival Saturday. From 7.30pm onwards: A varied Carnival programme in Nazzarenu Square. There will be the traditional kukkanja and the traditional kumittiva dance, Gozitan traditional ftira will be on sale. A […]
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Public Consultation on a draft National Dementia Strategy launched

A Public Consultation on a draft National Dementia Strategy was launched this morning by Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, Dr Franco Mercieca. Dr Mercieca said that the focus of the strategy is about raising awareness and understanding among healthcare professionals and the general public, with aim to help […]
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January’s annual rate of inflation down to 0.9% from 2.4% in 2012

The National Statistics Office has said that in January, the annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices stood at 0.9 per cent, a year earlier the annual rate was 2.4 per cent. The largest downward impacts on the annual inflation were due to the Transport Index (-0.2 percentage points) […]
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Anniversary luncheon to celebrate Heart of Gozo Museum’s first year

A special anniversary luncheon is taking place this coming Sunday, the 23rd of February, as part of the series of events taking place to mark the first anniversary of Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum, in St George’s Square Victoria, In celebration of this anniversary weekend, the museum will be open free of charge to […]
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The BOV Investment Education Project – winners announced

Nine teams, made up of four University students reading for the final year of a degree in Banking and Finance each participated in the portfolio game which forms part of the BOV Investment Education Project. The winners from last year’s academic year were announced during a small celebration held at the University of Malta, during […]
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MHRA says that it is “positive about EU funding opportunities”

Update: The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) in a statment today said that the report published by a local newspaper on Tuesday – “Hotel industry projects stalled as 2014 is going down the drain for EU funds – can mislead our operators across the industry and create unnecessary concerns.” The MHRA said that it […]
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