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Vanishing Gozo: Photography Exhibition at Heart of Gozo Museum

Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum is holding a temporary exhibition of photographs by Jörg Böttcher. This exhibition entitled ‘Vanishing Gozo,’ will present a collection of photographs taken by the artist over the last two decades. The theme of the exhibition is a recollection with nostalgia of images of lost characteristics in Gozo. The photographs […]
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BLM welcomes increased penalties for illegal shooting & trapping

BirdLife Malta welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by the Government that new tougher mandatory penalties for the most serious offences against wildlife- the shooting and trapping of “highly protected species” of birds. “In light of the years that BirdLife Malta and other conservation organisations have been campaigning for better legal protection for wild birds from the […]
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Gozo Carnival participants presented with trophies & plaques

Gozo Carnival groups were presented with commemorative trophies and diplomas for their contribution towards the great success of this year’s carnival in Gozo, at a meeting held recently with the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo. Also present for the occasion was H. E. Mgr Dr J Vella Gauci, President of the Gozo Regional and […]
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Bishops pay courtesy visit to President Abela at San Anton Palace

President George Abela, this morning received the Bishops of the Maltese Episcopal Conference, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech (President of the Episcopal Conference) on a courtesy visit at San Anton Palace Also present for the meeting were Archbishop Paul Cremona OP, the Apostolic Nuncio Mgr. Aldo Calvalli, Auxiliary Bishop Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop Emeritus […]
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Penalties to increase tenfold for shooting or trapping protected species

“Criminals caught shooting protected birds will find no refuge amongst law-abiding community,” the Government said. The Government said in a statement today that it “condemns the hideous act of shooting of protected storks that occurred yesterday and has deployed the necessary resources to investigate the incident and to bring perpetrators to justice.” “In a drive […]
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CABS records the shooting of White Storks on video

The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said in a statement today that”poachers have killed at least 2 White Storks near Salina yesterday afternoon. The birds belonged to a flock of 13 storks which has been monitored by CABS and Birdlife since its arrival on Saturday.” CABS added that “when the birds tried to land on […]
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Special Hand Postmark – Malta National Audit Office

For the occasion of the 200th anniversary since the establishment of a public auditing institution in Malta, MaltaPost has said that a special hand postmark will be used on Tuesday, the 25th of March 2014 at the Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost. Orders for this special hand postmark may be placed online at maltaphilately.com or by […]
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Commemorative events held for Freedom Day 1979 in Gozo

On Friday and Saturday two symbolic events were held to commemorate Freedom Day 1979 in Gozo. An orchestral concert was held at the New Lyceum Hall by the Malta National Youth Orchestra which evening was patronized by the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, who was accompanied by his wife Mrs Michelina Refalo. Also present […]
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Arrivals & nights spent in Gozo accommodation both up in January

Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments in Malta and Gozo during January advanced by 11.3 per cent, whereas total nights spent declined by 1.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Data released by the National Statistics Office today show that total arrivals and nights spent in Gozo and Comino increased by […]
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Modern Diplomacy for Small States Workshop – 2014 Malta

HE Rob Luke, the British High Commissioner and Dr Alexander Sceberras Trigona, special envoy to the Prime Minister, visited the workshop to welcome the participants attending the Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop. The 10 day workshop focuses on the current diplomatic challenges and organisational needs of small states, engaging as speakers experienced diplomats who […]
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Gozo’s Aurora Opera House supports global Earth Hour 2014

The Aurora opera house is once again supporting the global initiative of Earth Hour, which is taking place next Saturday, the 29th of March. Earth Hour 2013 broke all records to become the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning over 7,000 cities, 154 countries with a digital reach of 345 million. Earth […]
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