Archive for » March 29th, 2014«

Confusion reigns over Qala’s trees, what is the true story?

Readers Letter - “Confusion reigns in Qala concerning the possible removal of all trees adorning the church square. A Facebook comment said a permit had already been obtained to remove the palm trees, and it was hoped a permit to remove the other 32 trees would be forthcoming. However, the development notice says: ‘To upgrade […]
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Justyne Caruana appointed as Parliamentary Secretary in reshuffle

Today the Prime Minister made the final preparations to form a new Cabinet following the appointment of Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca as President of Malta, and the resignations of the Minister for Health, Dr Godfrey Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary Dr Franco Mercieca. The changes were announced in a Government statement this afternoon. Gozitan, Dr Justyne Caruana, […]
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Free childcare services for working parents starts next week

The Government has signed the formal agreement with service providers for the provision of free childcare services for working parents. The signing was presided by Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo, and Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna. The free childcare service agreement is expected to result in an increase in usage of childcare services by […]
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Official launch of ‘Gozo: Faith and Traditions Easter activities

‘Gozo: Faith and Tradition,’ events for Lent and Easter, has been launched by the Minister for Gozo in the Gnien ta’ Blankas Olive Grove, Xewkija, where Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija, in collaboration with the Xewkija Local Council, will be holding a reenactment of the episode between the Last Supper and the capture and arrest of our […]
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‘Feast of Forgiveness’ celebrated in the Church of Malta & Gozo

Yesterday, Friday the 28th of March, the feast of Christ the Redeemer, the Church in Malta and Gozo began the celebration entitled ‘Feast of Forgiveness.’ It will also be celebrated on Thursday, the 10th of April, on the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Last Sunday, Pope Francis, whose messages often allude […]
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EkoSkola Young People’s Summit focuses on water sustainability

Following the initiative launch by of HSBC’s Water Programme, this year’s EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental Summit, held on Friday, was opened to all schools including those participating in the ‘Catch the Drop Campaign.’ More schools could participate this year thanks to support from HSBC Water Programme. For the first time, this third edition of the […]
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Petition submitted to call for referendum to abolish spring hunting

In a press conference this morning Christian Debono, the Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting spokesperson said, “yesterday, the Coalition submitted its petition to call for an abrogative referendum to end spring hunting on the Maltese islands. “Over 44,000 people signed the petition and the Coalition can confirm that 40,351 of those appear on […]
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Prizes presented to winners of ‘Science Days in Gozo’ Festival

The first ever science festival, ‘Science Days in Gozo’ came to an end on Friday evening with the presentation of prizes to the winners by the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo. The National Student Travel Foundation – Malta (NSTF), in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo organised the festival, which was held between Wednesday […]
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Gozitan students – Ambassadors for sustainability in Germany

A group of Electrical Engineering students, attending the MCAST Gozo Centre, recently visited Lüdenscheid, Germany, on a Life-Long Learning project which was entitled ‘Sustainability in the New Europe – Ambassadors for Sustainability.’ During the first year of this project, students from each participating college will analyse their respective country. This will include conducting research on […]
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AD pledges its full support to the Coalition against Spring Hunting

Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party has pledged full support to the Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting. This pledge was made by Arnold Cassola, AD Chairperson, when commenting on the next steps following the presentation of slightly under 45,000 signatures demanding an abrogative referendum which will consign spring hunting to the history books. Simon Galea, […]
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Labour deserves a strong mandate, says Alfred Sant

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant, addressing a social activity at the Valletta Labour Party Club stressed that “one problem during the past months has been the refusal of the PN opposition to accept that they lost the Government. However despite some mistakes it may have made, the Labour administration clearly merits a vote of confidence […]
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Dr Godfrey Farrugia and Dr Franco Mercieca both resign

Update; The Health Minister Dr Godfrey Farrugia, has tendered his resignation in a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat. In his letter Dr Farrugia thanked the Prime Minister for offering him the post of Social Policy Minister but said he could not accept the position. Dr Farrugia also said that when he was […]
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141 million litres saved per annum among businesses and hotels

The MBB’s EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project today announced savings of 141 million litres per annum among businesses and hotels collaborating with the project. The savings were announced at the project’s closing event held at the Exchange Buildings in Valletta, attended by 60 representatives from industry and stakeholders, who were addressed by Minister Konrad […]
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