Archive for » March 25th, 2014«

Suspended sentence and €1000 fine for illegal hunting

A 24-year old man from Zebbug, Malta, was arraigned in Court today in connection with illegal hunting. The Police said that the accused, who admitted in Court the charges brought against him, was sentenced to a 3 month jail term suspended for a year and fined €1,000. His firearm was confiscated and his licence was […]
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Freedom Day was part of the plan aborted in 1958 – PM

Speaking at a book launch in the presence of President Emeritus Fenech Adami, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that Freedom Day thirty-five years ago had been part of the plan which had been aborted in 1958 by the resignation of Dom Mintoff’s first government. Independence and the Republic were stages along the way. All led […]
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WAAO clean up operation & kitten rescue at the Kercem Valley

Last Saturday, ‘We Are All One’ (WAAO), carried out a successful clean up in the Kercem Valley (Triq Qasam San Gorg). “The purpose was to collect the rubbish from a river that has been transformed into an unauthorised dump. These bad habits have been going on for so long that the area needs a second […]
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First Entrepreneurship Workshop held in Gozo is a great success

The Gozo University Group in collaboration with Ministry for Education and Employment, together with BOV, Malta Enterprise and Gozo Business Chamber held the first ever Entrepreneurship Workshop in Gozo as part of a series of workshops towards the first step of fostering an entrepreneurial mentality in the Gozitan students and younger generation. The first workshop […]
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Walk for Nature: Raises €1,200 for nature conservation

Last Sunday, 223 children, adults and families from Malta celebrated the start of spring, officially 21st March, by walking 7 kilometres through the Maltese countryside in aid of nature conservation, raising a total of €1,200, in BirdLife Malta’s “Walk for Nature.” Walk for Nature is an annual event organised by Klabb Huttaf, BirdLife Malta’s nature […]
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Three Generations Down local feature film: Call for casting in Gozo

Three Generations Down, the local feature film presently under production in Gozo, has issued a call for additional casting. Gozitan film producer Michael Tabone, who wrote the script, and director Amadeo Bezzina are the guiding forces behind promoting Gozo as a film-making destination. The plot outline, is based in 1978 and revolves around the lives […]
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Whoever shoots protected species is not a hunter, says FKNK

Whoever shoots protected species does not merit membership with the Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) and should not be permitted to hold a hunting licence, the FKNK said in a statment today The FKNK stated that it “had received reports that last Sunday unidentified individual/s illegally shot protected bird species, namely white […]
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Child Supplement scheme shouldn’t lead to conditional welfare – Zminijietna

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left welcomed the ‘Child Supplement Scheme’ which was recently announced by the Government. “It is positive that the Labour Government has introduced a supplement which gives some comfort to low-income families. However, we augur that conditional welfare is the exception, and not the norm, in welfare delivery. This is because […]
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Scheduled power suspension in Victoria on Wednesday

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 of Victoria on Wednesday, the 26th of March. 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ GHAJN QATET, TRIQ MANWEL DIMECH, TRIQ GUZE’ MICALLEF, TRIQ IT- TABIB ANTON TABONE, TRIQ GUZE’ CREMONA, TRIQ […]
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Introduction of tablets is an educational project – Minister Bartolo

The tablet pilot project is an educational project and not a technological one, Minister Evarist Bartolo said in a press conference this morning. The Minister said the scope of the pilot projects is to evaluate the best way to introduce tablets in the Primary Classroom and maximise the benefits that this technology brings to teaching […]
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Call for projects announced under the Kreattiv scheme

“Schemes such as Kreattiv should be encouraged in order to gear future generations towards culture and the concept of cultural economy,” Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera said during an address to students and teachers at the St Ignatius College, Handaq Boys Secondary School, at a rehearsal of the school’s current Kreattiv project ‘Creating a Student Operetta,’ […]
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February’s industrial producer price index down by 1.64%

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index in February decreased by 1.64 per cent over the previous month, the National Statistics Office said today. In February, the producer price index for total industry went down by 1.64 per cent to 95.32 points. Prices decreased by 3.77 per cent for intermediate goods and by […]
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New spring hunting times add insult to injury, says AD

Following the announcement of the spring hunting season, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party reaffirmed its position against spring hunting. Simon Galea, spokesperson for Animal Rights and Agriculture said, “Although shooting of birds during the breeding season is totally unacceptable for obvious conservation reasons, consecutive governments in Malta have approved the killing of turtle doves […]
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GUG in ‘complete agreement’ with priority boarding system for ferries

The Gozo University Group said in a statement today that it is in “complete agreement with the system of priority boarding on the Gozo Channel Ferries that is envisaged to come into force during the last week of this coming July.” The Group added, “However, we are of the view that this priority boarding system […]
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