Archive for » March 28th, 2014«

Dublin’s St Teresa’s Church Choir to perform in Gozo for Lent

The St Teresa’s Church Choir of Dublin, Ireland, will be giving a Sacred Music Concert for Lent at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, Gozo. The Parish said that the choir of eleven singers – “an excellent liturgical choir and probably the best of its kind in Ireland, will be under the direction of Gráinne Gormley. It […]
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MEPA gives extension of 1 year to expired planning permits

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has said that “in the light of the Government’s commitment to reduce bureaucracy on development applications, all expired planning permits issued after August 2006 have been extended until March 2015.” Works are to resume with no need to go through the planning process all over again, thus saving […]
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Period extended for ‘once-only’ vehicle grant scheme

Transport Malta has said that the ex-gratia grant scheme for vehicles registered and licensed for personal use between the 1st May 2004 and the 31st December 2008 has now been extended until 4th April 2014. The Authority reports that until today more than 28,000 applications have been submitted and are currently being validated. As already […]
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Bank of Valletta inaugurates the House of the Four Winds

Bank of Valletta’s new offices at the House of the Four Winds were inaugurated by the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat. The Prime Minister was welcomed to the House of the Four Winds in Valletta by BOV Chairman John Cassar White where he was given a tour of the premises. These offices will serve as […]
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Air Malta gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Air Malta is gearing up to celebrate the 40th anniversary since its inaugural flight. The airline’s first flight, from Malta to London Heathrow, took off on April 1st 1974. The passengers onboard the Boeing 720B aircraft were mostly journalists and travel agents flying to meet their British counterparts for a six-hour reception in London. To […]
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Increased penalties for illegal shooting effective as from today

The Government said in a statement that it has today published Conservation of Wild Birds (Amendment) Regulations (Legal Notice 110 of 2014), which increases penalties for illegal shooting or taking of protected birds ten-fold. The Government also “appeals to NGOs to endorse Joint Communiqué.” “As from today, anyone convicted of any shooting or trapping of […]
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MCAST Debate with MEP Candidates – ‘’Youth Employment’’

On Thursday, JEF Malta organised an informative seminar on ‘Youth Employment’ at MCAST Campus in Paola. The event started off with JEF Malta’s President Christopher Scicluna who explained what JEF Malta is to MCAST students as well as familiarising MCAST students with JEF Malta’s campaign ‘This Year Your Europe.’ Seven MEP candidates were present for […]
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Early morning Gozo Channel ferry trips every 30 minutes on Tuesday

Gozo Channel has advised that on Tuesday, the 1st of April, the morning trips will be every 30 minutes i.e. at 06:00, 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Mgarr and at 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Cirkewwa. Other trips will be performed according to the published schedule, Gozo Channel said. Photograph – Alain Salvary
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GO acquires shareholding in Cypriot company, Cablenet

GO announced that it has today entered into a share purchase agreement with Cablenet Communications Systems Limited and Mr Nicolas Shiacolas, beneficial owner of Cablenet’s entire issued share capital. Through this agreement, GO will purchase 25 per cent of Cablenet’s issued share capital from Mr Shiacolas in exchange for a convertible loan of €12 million […]
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Air Malta wet-leases two aircraft for next Sunday & Monday

Air Malta will be wet-leasing two 168-seater Boeing 737-400 aircraft next Sunday and Monday. The aircraft will join the airline’s fleet to operate seven return flights. These flights were scheduled to be operated by the airline’s aircraft which are currently undergoing preventive maintenance. Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Commercial Director, said, “Air Malta remains one of […]
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Summer time begins on Sunday as clocks go foward 1 hour

Winter time comes to an end this coming Sunday, the 30th of March, at 2.00am, when the clocks go forward 1 hour to mark the start of summer time. Summer time will come to an end on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on the 26th of October.
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At end of December, Central Government debt stood at €4,980.0 m

In 2013, the deficit of the Government’s Consolidated Fund amounted to €263.2 million. Recurrent revenue registered an increase of €276.4 million, outweighing the added expenditure of €177.3 million, consequently narrowing the government deficit by €99.1 million, the National Statistics Office said today. The data from the NSO show that at the end of December, Central […]
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