Archive for » March 20th, 2014«

AFM rescues 90 migrants off the coast of Gozo

Earlier today the AFM Operations Centre in Luqa was informed that a boat carrying some 90 migrants on board including 5 women required assistance. After locating the migrant vessel some 25 nautical miles off Gozo, the Armed Forces of Malta diverted an inshore patrol vessel that was on patrol and dispatched the AFM Offshore patrol […]
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Union of Cabin Crew directives lifted at Air Malta

Air Malta said that it has today successful concluded talks with the Union of Cabin Crew (UCC) following the industrial dispute logged by the union two days ago over its leave policy. All the directives issued by the union to its members have now been lifted, the airline said. The agreement was reached this afternoon […]
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Locals share their generosity at the new Lidl store in Gozo

A week ago the new Lidl store in Gozo opened its doors in Xewkija, making it the 7th Lidl store on the Maltese Islands. During the opening days, Lidl joined forces once again with Puttinu Cares to help them raise funds for children suffering from cancer. Volunteers from Puttinu Cares helped selling doughnuts and coffee […]
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Official logo for 175th anniversary of St George’s Titular Statue

The official logo for the 175th Anniversary Celebrations of St George’s Titular Statue was launched, on the occasion of the third and last celebration ‘Is-Siegha tal-Martri,’ celebrated at St George’s Basilica last Saturday night, “Designed in a simple and elegant style by the Parish Office, it evokes the significance of the celebrations that the parish […]
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MEPs and MEP candidates exchange views in LYV debate

MEPs do cooperate regularly, but they cannot agree on everything all the time! MEPs Marlene Mizzi and Roberta Metsola were giving examples of the different scenarios they work in as representatives coming from different political groups. They were speaking during a discussion at the University Common room which proved to be a good setting for […]
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KSU & Malta Transport launch a Transport Fund for students

The Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) in conjunction with Malta Public Transport and Transport Malta have announced the launch of the KSU Transport Fund, a €5,000 trust aimed at encouraging the use of alternative methods of transport to and from campus. The Transport Fund will be promoting and incentivising the use of public transport and other […]
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Government working to ensure an outdoor gym for every locality

“This Government’s vision is for every individual to have access to facilities that enable him or her to engage into physical activity.” Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Stefan Buontempo announced that the Government is working in order to ensure that every locality is equipped with an outdoor gym. “This is the first […]
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President Abela and his family on official trip to the Vatican

Early this morning President George Abela, with his wife, children and grandchildren, left Malta on an official visit to Rome to meet His Holiness Pope Francis inside the Vatican. The President is accompanied on the visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs George W. Vella. The President and Mrs Abela are expected return on Saturday […]
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Gozo charity hikers enjoy perfect weather for hike to Xlendi

The charity hike for the Alive Charity Foundation went really well yesterday, said organiser Louis Debattista. “We had great weather, and a good crowd turned out, 26 people, as well as 3 dogs, to do this fund-raising challenge hike from Mgarr to Xlendi, it was a really perfect and hot Saint Joseph’s day!” One of […]
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Gozo International 25th Celebration: ‘The Power of Forgiveness’

The International Annual Celebration for Easter is being held at the St Joseph Parish Church, Qala, on Saturday, the 5th of April. This 25th edition of the ecumenical, socio-cultural event, “Gozo International Celebration – Easter Edition 2014,” is marking the theme for this year, ‘The Power of Forgiveness.’ The celebration, which will take place between […]
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European Studies Graduate MEP Candidates Debate Europe

The European Studies Graduate MEP Candidates Debate Europe took place on Monday, at the European Documentation Centre of the Institute for European Studies at the University of Malta. The candidates who participated were Dr Kevin Cutajar, Dr Miriam Dalli and Mr Cyrus Engerer, all former students of the Institute. They debated topics related to Europe, […]
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Malta’s current account balance recorded net deficit of €43m in Q4

During the last quarter of 2013, Malta’s current account balance recorded a net deficit of €43.0 million, the National Statistics Office said today. The data from the NSO show that estimates on Malta’s Balance of Payments transactions during the fourth quarter last year revealed a worsening in the current account balance of €72.1 million, from […]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Kercem & Sannat

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 Friday, the 21st of March. Kercem 8.30am-2.00pm: TRIQ L- ORKESTRA TAD-DUDI, TRIQ GHAJN GHABDUN, TRIQ SANTA LUCIJA, TRIQ IT- TLETTAX TA’ DICEMBRU and TRIQ BIR RIX. […]
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