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Government amended law on behest of the hunting lobby, says BLM

BirdLife Malta this afternoon reacted to the announcement of next month’s spring hunting season, accused the Government of “amending the law at the behest of the hunting lobby to allow hunting on Sundays and public holidays for the first time in seven years. BLM said that in previous years, hunting on Sundays and public holidays […]
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Training courses for Gozitan farmers in pesticide management

63 Government employees were trained by the Directorate for Projects and Development within the Ministry for Gozo on the use of plant protection products and pesticide management. The aim of the course is so that the farming community will be properly trained on the better use of plant protection products in a more sustainable way. […]
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MaltaPost reconfirms that it is not delivering electoral applications – AD

Update with response from AD: Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, The Electoral commission has today reiterated that ‘an arrangement with Maltapost was reached earlier this month whereby electoral application forms continue to be accepted and delivered by Maltapost to the Electoral Commission free of postal charges to the sender. In fact, such charges […]
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Applications open for recreational fishing of bluefin tuna

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has said that applications will be accepted from recreational vessel owners, who are interested to participate in the recreational bluefin tuna fishing, from the 16th June and 14th October 2014. Applications may be collected from: The Fisheries Office, Mgarr Gozo, Attention: Mr. Mario Tabone. or Department of Fisheries & […]
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Spring hunting dates announced, with season opening 12th April

The Government has said that “upon recommendation by the Malta Ornis Committee and following consideration of the applicable legal and conservation parameters, the Government has today published a Legal Notice declaring the opening of a 2014 Spring Hunting Season for Turtle Dove and Quail (LN 87 of 2014).” By means of this Legal Notice, the […]
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Air Malta flight to Tripoli cancelled due to closure of airport

Air Malta flight KM696/7 to Tripoli has been cancelled due to the closure of airport. The airline said that the flight was scheduled to depart today at 1700hrs. A spokesman for Air Malta said that the airline gives utmost importance to the safety and well-being of its clients and crew and apologised to its clients […]
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Air Baltic launches its weekly Riga-Malta flights

Air Baltic yesterday launched its schedule for weekly flights from Riga, the capital city of Latvia, starting as from 6th April, during a presentation given in collaboration with FATTA – Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents and Westin Dragonara Resort. Local travel and tourism operators were invited to a presentation and opportunity for a […]
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Tabita Kristel Bonnet wins Gozo Week – Environment Competition

During Gozo Week, the Gozo University Group Committee embarked on an initiative which supplemented the work already done at the European week for waste reduction (EWWR). GUG said that a questionnaire was carried out focusing on two different and related aspects of environmental care. “On one hand the knowledge of the participants and on the […]
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Maltapost preventing voters from enrolling on EU electoral register. says AD

Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said in a statement today that, “Maltapost is conditioning the registration of voters in Malta for next European elections. Voters, including Non-Maltese EU nationals, should be able to send their applications by post, and without paying any postage to the Electoral commission offices in Malta and Gozo.” He added, […]
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Problems on Air Malta plane causes a number of flight delays

Air Malta flight KM624 from Malta-Milan Linate which departed on schedule at 07:55am, has this morning returned back to Malta for the second time due to technical reasons. The airline said that after being serviced by the airline’s engineers, the aircraft departed again but returned back as a precautionary measure since the technical issue was […]
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33% drop in electricity consumption for water production – NSO

Over a decade, efffciency gains in reverse osmosis plants resulted in a 33 per cent drop in electricity consumption for water production, the National Statistics Office said today. This year’s World Water Day, on the 22nd of March, seeks to raise awareness of the inter-linkages between water and energy. The inter-linkages between water and energy […]
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Eligibility of EU expats living in Malta to vote in European Elections

Eligible voters who will be issued with a voting document will be those persons whose name will appear in the forthcoming publication of the EU Electoral Register (April, 2014). Those non-Maltese EU citizens who are not registered in the last-published EU register (October, 2013) and who have not since applied, need to register by 31st […]
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BOV Premium Cardholders points now redeemable at Forestals

Forestals and Matrix outlets are new partners in the BOV Loyalty Rewards Programme, widening the selection available to BOV Premium Cardholders to redeem their BOV points. The partnership agreement was signed by Michael Galea, Chief Officer Operations at Bank of Valletta and Etienne Borg Cardona, CEO at Forestals. “The BOV Loyalty Rewards Programme is designed […]
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