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Xaghra Carnival record attempt for largest ‘Prinjolata’ ever produced

This year visitors to the Xaghra Carnival will have the opportunity to taste a piece, of what is hoped, will be the largest ‘Prinjolata’ ever to be produced in Malta and Gozo.Xaghra Carnival record attempt for largest ‘Prinjolata’ ever produced The’ Prinjola’ is expected to weigh in at 800 kilograms, so there will be plenty […]
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72 AFM recruits graduate in ‘pass-out’ parade at Luqa

This morning seventy-two soldiers proudly marched on the Armed Forces of Malta parade ground at Luqa Barracks in front of distinguished guests and family members. This occasion, a momentous one for each recruit, brings to a close 18 weeks of challenging training. The ‘pass-out’ parade marks the beginning of each recruit’s life as a full […]
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Carnival 2014 in Malta – Out with the new, in with the old!

“Carnival 2014 will see the return of a number of elements were not including in previous editions for a number of years.” José Herrera, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government, stressed on the need of accesibility in this annual celebration. This year’s edition will promote cultural traditions such as il-Bandu, il-Qarcilla and political satire, […]
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‘Join Together for Better Care’ – International Rare Disease Day

Friday, the 28th of February 2014 marks the seventh International Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from more than 70 countries and regions worldwide organise awareness-raising activities around the slogan “Join Together for Better Care.” According to EURORDIS, a rare disease is any one that affects […]
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EP approves plans to deter young people from smoking

Draft legislation updating the EU Tobacco Directive to make tobacco products less attractive to young people was endorsed by MEPs on Wednesday. This legislation, already informally agreed with EU health ministers, would require all packs to carry picture warnings covering 65% of their surface. E-cigarettes would be regulated, either as medicinal products if they claim […]
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Inspire’s Multi Sensory Room upgraded through support from BOV

Bank of Valletta has supported the upgrading of the Multi Sensory Dark Room at Inspire’s Therapeutic Centre in Marsascala. Multi Sensory Theatres are specifically designed environments, which enable people with special needs to enjoy a broad range of sensory experiences for therapy, learning, relaxation and fun. The concept is to create events which focus on […]
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Zebbug Carnival festivities this Sunday for Gozo Carnival 2014

The village of Zebbug will be participating in this year’s Gozo Carnival 2014 Festivities which are taking place around the island over the coming days. The Carnival in Zebbug, organised by the Local Council, will get underway on Sunday, the 2nd of March, this year starting early afternoon at around 12.15pm, when the “Banda Santa […]
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January’s industrial producer price index down by 1.02% – NSO

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index in January decreased by 1.02 per cent over the previous month, the National Statistics Office reported today. In January, the producer price index for total industry decreased by 1.02 per cent to 96.74 points. Prices decreased by 2.72 per cent for intermediate goods but increased by […]
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Revision of the General Election Electoral Register

The Chief Electoral Commissioner has advised that the closing date for the publication of the forthcoming revision of the General Election Electoral Register due in April is 31st March, 2014. All Maltese nationals aged 18 or over whose name does not appear in the Electoral Register published in October, 2013, and who have not since […]
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GTA notes the positive increase in tourist arrivals in Gozo for 2013

Following the release of the collective accommodation statistics compiled by the National Office of Statistics for the whole year (January to December) 2013, the Gozo Tourism Association said that it “notes the positive increase in tourist arrivals, both on national level, as well as those achieved by the Gozitan tourism industry.” The GTA added that […]
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