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Gozo Minister at Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe Conference

The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo has been taking part in the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe, held on Thursday and Friday in Patras Greece, on the subject of an ‘Integrated Maritime Policy: Towards investments for the Blue Growth in the Mediterranean Regions.’ The Gozo Minister was one of the speakers in […]
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Donation of books presented to the Gozo School of Art

The Gozo School of Art recently received a large donation of books from Fr.Valerio Bocci, a Director of the Salesian publishing company, Elledici from Turin. The books were then presented to the school by its President, Fr. Charles Cini. Elledici Publishing was founded in 1941 as the Library of Christian Doctrine (LDC) at the initiative […]
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MaltaPost Maritime Malta Series II – ‘Commemorations’

MaltaPost will issue a set of four stamps on the 18th of March, commemorating 35 years from the End of Military Facilities Agreement and the 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Force. The stamps have a face value of €0.26 and €1.55 and depict police boats and navy vessels respectively. On 31 March 1979 the […]
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Migration solution exists, but EPP & Socialists don’t want it – AD

In response to Marlene Mizzi’s comment that more funds would not solve Malta’s migration problems, Alternattva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said: “It is true that money alone does not solve Malta’s most pressing migration problems, but a solution does exist and it is the European Socialists and the European People’s Party that are refusing […]
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Finance Minister welcomes results of Fitch Rating Report

“With this report the Maltese can put their mind at rest that this Government has achieved a sustained economic turnaround and that the country can optimistically look forward to higher economic growth and employment,” said the Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna. Prof Scicluna was commenting following the publication of a rating report by international […]
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DHL appeals for items to sell at its Spring Fete

This year’s Din L-Art Helwa Spring Fete is due on Sunday, the 27th of April. Volunteers are now accepting delivery of any items suitable for sale at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden, which overlooks Marsamxetto Creek. This annual fund raising event assists the heritage organisation with the maintenance costs for this historic site. DLH is […]
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Xewkija’s Gilbert Agius is BOV GFA Player of the Month

Xewkija Tigers F.C. midfielder and ex-captain of the Malta National Team Gilbert Agius is the BOV GFA Player of the Month for February 2014. Agius was selected for this honour following his positive performances for Xewkija where he was one of the scorers in his team’s 3-0 victory over Victoria Hotspurs as fell as for […]
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GMOs – Commission is ignoring European citizens, says Zminijietna

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left has criticised the position taken recently by EU Commissioner, Dr Tonio Borg, in giving the green light for the cultivation of GMO crops (TC 1507 corn from the US firm DuPont Pioneer) in Europe. “The Commission had already approved TC1507 for import in November 2005 and five months later […]
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Ark Foundation Sunday outing to San Blas, Nadur

A recent Arka Foundation Sunday outing was organised to San Blas, Nadur. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass and this was followed by a big party for all those present. Arka said that there was a big turnout for the outing, persons with disability, volunteers and parents, all attended and at the end of the […]
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Job creation & the economy, number one priority – Mallia

Stefano Mallia launched his MEP election campaign by defining the issues he would be focusing on if elected to represent Malta. “Throughout my career job creation and economic growth have always been at the center of my work. If we are not capable of generating economic growth and creating jobs then as a country we […]
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Internet, TV, fixed phones & mobiles subscriptions all increase

As at the end of December, internet, TV, fixed telephony and mobile subscriptions registered increases when compared to the corresponding period in 2012. The data released by the National Statistics Office today show that, during the last quarter of 2013, broadband internet subscriptions grew by 5.3 per cent, reaching 143,010. High speed internet connections exceeding […]
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‘Is-Siegha tal-Martri’ celebration at St George’s Basilica

Commemorative events marking the 175th anniversary of the titular statue of St George, in Victoria, Gozo, continue on Saturday with the last of the first of three catechetical celebrations entitled ‘Is-Siegha tal-Martri’ (The Hour of the Martyr/s). This will take place at St George’s Basilica, starting at 8.00pm, when Rev. Dr Richard N. Farrugia will […]
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Hradec Kralove hosts Maltese rugby league match officials

Malta will partner with Sweden and the Czech Republic this week (14 March to 17 March) at a workshop for rugby league match officials in Hradec Kralove, 110km east of Prague. Aleksandar Markovic and Anthony Micallef will be among the match officials representing the Malta Rugby League (MRL) with the financial backing of the European […]
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Fitch affirms Malta’s ratings at ‘A’; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malta’s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDRs) at ‘A’. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Malta’s unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at ‘A.’ The agency has also affirmed Malta’s Short-term foreign-currency IDR at ‘F1′ and the Country Ceiling at ‘AAA’. Fitch […]
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