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Opportunity to learn Spanish: New course starting in April

A 15-week course is available in Gozo to learn Spanish, which will consist of three contact hours weekly and 30 minutes of general counselling service, starting in April 2014 until July 2014.. The entry requirements are for applicants to be over 18 year old, there is no particular entry course requirement necessary for this level […]
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NIKI’s inaugural Vienna – Malta flight arrives at MIA

The first scheduled NIKI service from Vienna to Malta Airport touched down today, the 30th of March. The Austrian airline, part of the airberlin group, will initially offer three weekly services from Vienna to Malta. Visitors from Malta can fly direct to Vienna on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays leaving Malta at 14:05 pm and landing […]
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Energy tariffs to be reduced as from Monday – Dr Konrad Mizzi

Dr Konrad Mizzi, the Energy and Health Minister, said today that energy tariffs will be reduced as from tomorrow, “therefore fulfilling the Government’s election pledge.” Consumers will pay 25% less on average, he said. Speaking a a press conference in Zurrieq, Dr Mizzi added that as from Monday, the 31st of March, consumers will pay […]
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Scheduled power suspension in Nadur on Tuesday

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 Nadur on Tuesday, the 1st of April. 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ TAZ- ZRAJK, TREJQET IL- QORTI TA’ L-UQIJA, TRIQ TAL- HANAQ, TRIQ TAD- DURU, TREJQET TA’ MAJZA, TRIQ […]
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Tourism is an important pillar of the economy in Gozo – Stefano Mallia

Stefano Mallia, PN candidate for the upcoming MEP elections, recently met with the CEO of the Gozo Tourism Association Joe Muscat, along with members of its Executive Council Mr Mallia said that tourism will always be “an important pillar of the economy in Gozo but the sector needs continuous investment and a can do mentality […]
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Eleven countries exceed air pollutant emission limits

The European Environment Agency has said that air pollutants are still being emitted above legal limits in the EU. Recent data from the EU Member States shows that a number of countries continued to breach their emission ceilings in 2012. Under the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, EU Member States have individual emission limits, known […]
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‘Noah’ chosen as the first film for FAA’s fundraising film night

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar has chosen the film ‘Noah’ for its first film night, which is to be held on Friday, the 11th of April 2014. FAA said that “inspired by the original story of courage, sacrifice and hope, this film’s strong performances and wide-screen sweeping visuals tell this timeless tale on an impressive but […]
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Health Awareness Day on Monday at the Arkadia Complex

A Health Awareness Day is being hosted by the Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria, Gozo, organised by the Health Awareness Committee within the Gozo General Hospital. The event will provide the general public with the opportunity to get hands-on testing and advice from the professional staff of the Gozo Hospital and will be offering various […]
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British Airways recommences its daily Gatwick – Malta flights

British Airways, today recommences its scheduled flights from Malta to London Gatwick. British Airways will transport up to 145 passengers daily on its Boeing 737 and Airbus 319/320 aircraft. Peter Simpson, British Airways’ director Gatwick, said, “We are delighted to re-launch services to Malta, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, in […]
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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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