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Dairy farms not making ends meet by just producing milk, says Dr Sant

“It would seem that most dairy farms in Malta and Gozo are looking at ways of diversifying their activities, since they are not finding it easy to make ends meet just by producing milk,” former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said when visiting a big dairy farm in Kercem Gozo as part of a briefing programme […]
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AD applaud recognition of ME and FM as chronic diseases

Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said in a statement today that, “Alternattiva Demokratika has always insisted that people living with Myalgic Emcephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia (FM) require state support for early diagnosis and ongoing treatment to address the symptoms provoked by these condition. “It is a positive step forward for all those involved including […]
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The right to vote for your voice in Europe – wherever you choose to!

The European Parliament Office in Malta is currently undertaking an information campaign in view of the European Parliament elections of 24 May. Apart from the Maltese voter, the campaign aims to reach non-Maltese EU citizens residing in Malta. European citizens have the right to vote in the European Elections wherever they reside. All member states […]
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Qala Primary school children take part in MAAA races in Malta

The Gozo-Greyhounds Youth Athletic Club has been representing the Qala Primary school on Saturdays during February at the Marsa track in Malta for the MAAA Track and Field races. Louis Debattista of the Gozo Greyhounds said that the team was made up of Matthew, Pamela, Nathan, Nicole, Alice and Cennie participating in the 60M sprints, […]
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Late night shopping at Arkadia for the Gozo Carnival weekend

This weekend Gozo will be in Carnival mood, many visitors will be crossing over to the sister island for this very popular weekend on Gozo’s entertainment calendar. Arkadia has said that to cater for increased demand and offer extended convenience, shops in its Commercial Centre in Victoria will have extended opening hours up to 10.00pm […]
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Outbound tourist trips increased by 7.1% in January – NSO

Total inbound tourist trips for January were estimated at 69,525, an increase of 7.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office reported today. A total of 55,440 inbound visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,775 were undertaken for business purposes. Most inbound tourists came […]
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MEP candidate Stefano Mallia puts 10 new questions to Minister Mizzi

“Minister Mizzi is not only refusing to listen to the people’s concerns on the Government proposal to store a huge volume of gas in Marsaxlokk, but he is also refusing to reply to the numerous questions being put to him by the residents of Marsaxlokk, Birzebbugia and Marsascala.” Stefano Mallia, PN candidate for the upcoming […]
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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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