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Sunday’s Gozo Clean & Green Hike is a great success

Sunday’s clean-up hike was a great success, said organiser Louis Debattista, “new people joined us for the hike, including someone from EkoSkola, so there were 14 kids, 11 grown-ups and 4 dogs.” One of the regular volunteers commented after Sunday’s hike,”today’s Clean & Green Hike! Nice to see some new faces join us in the […]
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Strategic Plan for the Environment & Development: Public consultation

The Government in collaboration with MEPA has launched for public consultation the Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development (SPED) – a document which in the coming months will replace the 1992 Structure Plan and regulate the sustainable use and management of land and sea resources in an integrated manner up to 2020. MEPA said […]
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GO records another year of strong levels of profitability

GO plc today announced profits before tax of €15.6 million and cash generation from operations of €39.6 million for 2013. The Company is proposing a dividend of €0.07 net of tax. Addressing stockbrokers following the announcement of the results, GO plc Chairman Deepak Padmanabhan said, “2013 was another positive year for GO, despite the competitive […]
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MEPs request meeting with Commissioner about spring hunting

33 MEPs from 10 European Union Countries have added their names to a letter requesting an urgent meeting with European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik, to discuss the spring hunting of birds on Malta, BirdLife Malta said today. BLM said that “Malta is currently the only European Union country to have a recreational spring […]
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Schola Cantorum Jubilate & MPO Gozo concert: Requiem by Duruflé

The word ‘Requiem’ brings in mind the Mass for the repose of souls. In fact it is derived from the Introit of the liturgy: ‘Reqiem æternam dona eis, Domine’ – ‘Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.’ For many centuries, the text of the Requiem was sung to Gregorian melodies but around the last half of […]
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Precarious employment: what about ex Arriva employees? asks AD

With regards to precarious employment, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola said in a statement today, “it is good to note that the Government has announced that two contractors had been blacklisted for two years after having been found guilty of offering jobs with substandard conditions.” “But what is the Government doing in relation to […]
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DLH calls for publication of risk report on Delimara

Din l-Art Helwa has questioned why the Government has still not published a risk analysis report which relates to the Delimara gas storage tanker to be located in Marsaxlokk Bay. DLH said it has requested this report by Umberto Maffezzoli from the authorities, but it has not yet been published. This report was commissioned by […]
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Annual rate of inflation based on RPI stood at 1.08% – NSO

In February, the annual rate of inflation based on the Retail Price Index stood at 1.08 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. A year earlier the annual rate was 1.84 per cent. The largest upward impacts on annual inflation were recorded in the Beverages and Tobacco Index (0.41 percentage points), the Recreation and […]
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OASi Foundation fundraising bazaar in Victoria

The OASI Group of volunteers are organizing a Bazaar, starting at the beginning of April for the whole month, with a variety of items for sale for the home and office such as ornaments, paintings, ceramic things, to name but a few… The Bazaar will be situated in Saint Francis Square, Victoria Gozo (opposite the […]
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Energy production should remain under State control – Zminijietna

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left has expressed its disagreement with the privatisation of Enemalta facilities which produce energy. “Whilst we accept the fact that the Labour Government has a mandate to shift Malta’s main source of energy to gas, we cannot accept the Government’s proposal to privatise energy production facilities. This will mean that […]
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Government sets up a second AFM Complaints Commission

The Minister for Home Affairs and National Security has appointed a second ‘AFM Complaints Commission’ to investigate alleged discrimination within the AFM. Brigardier (Ret’d) Maurice Calleja, Colonel (Ret’d) Raphael Farrugia and Roderick Cutajar, HR Management Consultant, will investigate alleged cases on an individual basis and make recommendations to the Minister. The Commission will investigate: a. […]
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