Archive for » March 3rd, 2014«

Gozo is not only Carnival by Professor Arnold Cassola

“It was a pleasure visiting Sunshine Arts and Crafts yesterday in Rabat, Gozo. Jackie, Abi, Emma and others have made Gozo their home: veritable artists who manage to recycle stone, wood, metal, paper, mosaics, plastic and what not, into little works of art. They not only enjoy they work… but they also teach little children […]
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Polish National dies after falling into the sea near Dwejra

Update: A 30 year-old Polish national has lost his life after he fell into the sea in the limits of Dwejra, The Police said that the incident happened at around 3.40pm this afternoon. The AFM advised that at 4.09pm its Operations centre was informed by the Gozo Police that a foreign national was reported missing […]
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Pope appoints Msgr Alfred Xuereb official of the Secretariat of State

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, official of the Secretariat of State, as prelate Secretary General for the economy of the Holy See. The order of appointment was signed this morning by Pope Francis, together with the order of the appointment of Cardinal George Pell as prefect of the same Secretariat. Mgr Xuereb, who […]
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Gozo Week – 3rd Edition organised by the Gozo University Group

The Gozo University Group is organising the next edition of Gozo Week, which is starting on Monday, the 10th of March and runs until Friday, the 14th of March, at the University Campus in Msida. This is the third edition of the event and GUG said that preparations are in full swing for a packed […]
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Power suspensions in the villages of Qala and Victoria

Enemalta has advised that due to scheduled maintenance works on the electricity grid in Gozo, there will be power cuts in (or in parts of) the following areas on Wednesday, the 5th of March. Qala 8.30am-11.45pm: TRIQ HONDOQ IR-RUMMIEN AREA and HONDOQ IR-RUMMIEN. Victoria 8.30am-2.00pm: TRIQ WIED SARA and TRIQ L- IMGHALLEM.
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University of Malta launches Careerplus Job & Placement E-service

A new e-service, offered by the University of Malta, will help bridge the gap between University and the world of work. Through Careerplus (www.um.edu.mt/careerplus), employers can now promote both job and placement opportunities for students and University alumni. The University said that the easy-to-use Placement Scheme section will help put employers with placement opportunities in […]
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Postal Heritage Trust UK donates Royal Mail Van to MaltaPost

MaltaPost has said that it welcomes yet another prestigious addition to its collection of postal artifacts – a 1950s Morris Commercial LC5 Royal Mail van donated by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. The vintage vehicle has had a chequered history having started its mail service in Market Drayton and ending its operational life […]
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GO launches its new website with improved navigation

GO is today launching its new website at www.go.com.mt. Apart from a completely new design, the new site also features improved functionality and navigation. Key features on the new website include a redesigned and updated telephone directory search service, access to a full TV electronic programme guide (EPG), and updates to the MyGO service. In […]
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Public consultation meeting with the Gozo Minister on Wednesday

A second round of public consultation meetings are currently being held in different localities across Malta and Gozo. The meeting with the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, will take place this coming Wednesday, the 5th of March, starting at 7.00pm, at St Joseph Square, Qala. The aim of the meeting is for the Minister […]
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Bank of Valletta ‘Talking’ ATMs for the visually impaired

Bank of Valletta has announced that one in every four of its ATMs is now equipped with voice technology and easily accessible by the visually impaired. A series of audio instructions, delivered through headphones, guide the user through various steps to carry out the transaction — be it withdrawing money, checking balances or the wide […]
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Disclosure of allergens now made mandatory by EU regulation

A new EU Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers will change existing legislation on food labelling. This includes a requirement to state nutritional information on processed foods, the origin of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry. Under the new regulation it will also become mandatory to highlight allergens, such as […]
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Agriculture producer & input prices both down in Q4 of 2013

During the fourth quarter last year, producer and input price indices for agriculture dropped by 5.14 and 3.21 per cent respectively over the corresponding period of 2012, the National Statistics Office said today. The quarterly producer price index for agricultural products decreased by 5.14 per cent, from 122.10 points in the fourth quarter of 2012 […]
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Colourful costumes, dance, floats & grotesque masks – Gozo Carnival Sunday

When Grand Master Del Ponte initiated the carnival festivities in Malta way back in 1535 little did he imagine that this popular manifestation was to continue unhindered for centuries up to this day. Carnival comes from the Italian phrase ‘carne vale’ literally meaning ‘meat is allowed’. In the old days during the forty days of […]
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