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Gozitan Mario Agius’s sculpture exhibition opening in Mosta

In this collection entitled ‘Is-sbuhija tan-Natura’ Mario is showing a series of artworks in wood, sandstone and globigerina limestone in which he is expressing his love for capturing figurative and semi abstracted forms. Besides exploiting a variety of materials, Mario makes use of their particular features to enhance his expressionist renderings. Many of his sculptures […]
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Ferdinando Apap – BOV Player of the Month for March 2014

Xewkija Tigers defender Ferdinando Apap was selected as the BOV Player of the Month for March 2014 following his impressive performances for Xewkija Tigers in their matches in the GFA First Division League. Apart from excelling in his defensive role with the newly crowned champions, in leading the defence and neutralising the opponents’ attacking manouvers, […]
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Petrol and gas prices prices reduced and frozen

During a press conference held at the Castille this morning, the Minister for Energy and Health, Konrad Mizzi has announced that the price of fuel will be a fixed for the next eight months. The current price of petrol will be reduced by 2c and the current price of diesel will remain the same, both […]
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25 students win MaltaPost philatelic items in SAGHTAR Competition

25 students from various schools in Gozo and Malta who participated in SAGHTAR magazine competitions throughout the scholastic year were awarded with Philatelic gifts during an event held at MaltaPost Head Office in Marsa. The recognition awarded to these students for correctly answering questions related to Philately included subscriptions for first day covers of stamps […]
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Inbound Tourist Trips increased by 7.3% in March 2014

Total inbound tourist trips for March were estimated at 97,800, an increase of 7.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2013. Excluding the passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, this increase amounted to 9.5 per cent. A total of 74,445 inbound visits were carried out for holiday purposes, […]
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Celebrating 175 years of the arrival of the first titular statue in Gozo

As part of the celebrations being held in Gozo to mark the 175th Anniversary since the advent of the statue and devotee of St. George, the first titular statue of the island, the Basilica of St. George in Victoria is organizing two activities of an academic and cultural nature related to this anniversary. 1. Friday […]
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This Ability: Wheelchair Basketball – Candidates for MEP Elections vs Disabled

Dr. Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing together with the Mr. Chris Agius Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport have announced that they are organizing a Wheelchair Basketball Game with a view to further promoting the ability of persons with disabilities. This activity is entitled […]
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Blessing of the Pets for ‘Jum iz-Zebbug 2014? in Zebbug Main Square

On Sunday morning, as part of “Jum iz-Zebbug 2014″ celebrations marking the 326th year from the foundation of Zebbug as a Parish, the Local Council of Zebbug organized the Blessing of Pets in the villages main square. The Pets were blessed by the Parish Archpriest Rev. Ruben Micallef, in the presence of Zebbug Mayor Nicky […]
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It’s either democracy or backroom deals – Alternattiva Demokratika

Following comments by the Prime Minister today, Alternattiva Demokratika Deputy Chairperson, Carmel Cacopardo, said that is crystal clear that the Labour Party in Government, and the Nationalist Party before it, have clearly indicated that they prefer backroom deals when dealing with hunting issues. “The Labour Party has positioned itself clearly in favour of spring hunting […]
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Inauguration of Renovated Belvedere at Zebbug, Gozo

The newly renovated Belvedere at Mons. G. De Piro Street, has been officially inaugurated by the Mayor of Zebbug, Nicky Saliba, together with Minister for Gozo, Hon. Dr. Anton Refalo, in the presence of Archpriest Rev. Ruben Micallef, along with the other members of the Local Council and the general public. A commemorative plaque was […]
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Turtle Dove Trap Found & Hunter threatens to kill CABS member

Yesterday was a busy day for CABS and the police on Gozo. In the afternoon the Bird Guards of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) found a massive illegal cage trap installation in the Wied-Ghasri between Zebbug and Gordan lighthouse with 11 Turtle Doves who had been recently caught. A joint AFM/ALE patrol, alerted by […]
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Justyne Caruana Calls For More Public Consultation

Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing, Dr Justyne Caruana, has advised that the period of public consultation on the National Policy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will close tomorrow. The Parliamentary Secretary said that she would like to thank all those who participated in the public consultation […]
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Industrial Producer Price Index increased by 2.10% in March

Provisional data indicates that the industrial producer price index in March increased by 2.10 per cent over the previous month . Monthly comparison In March, the producer price index for total industry increased by 2.10 per cent to 96.43 points. Prices increased by 4.09 per cent for intermediate goods and by 1.10 per cent for […]
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‘Made in Gozo’ label suggested for Gozitan Artisanal Enterpreneurs

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant has suggested that artisanal entrepreneurs in Gozo should get together with the government, which is doing its best to promote Gozo as a tourism destination, and arrange to have an official “Made in Gozo” label to certify that artisanal goods are genuinely of Gozitan origin. The EP election candidate visited […]
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