Archive for » April 1st, 2014«

Air Malta flying to Parma twice weekly starting in June

Air Malta will start flying to the northern Italian city of Parma from June 2nd. This is the first time the Maltese airline will be operating scheduled service to the city. This was announced today during a press conference held in Parma addressed by Edwin Caruana, Air Malta’s Country Manager for Italy and Simon Kamsky, […]
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The Way of the Cross taking place in Fort Chambray, Ghajnsielem

Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem, in collaboration with the Ghajnsielem Local Council and Fort Chambray Limited, will be presenting a dramatised version of The Way of the Cross entitled ‘I Was There’ (Kont Hemm). ‘I Was There’ is a dramatic Way of the Cross, based on John Paul II’s Scriptural Way of the Cross, first prayed by […]
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Information issued for the upcoming European Elections 2014

The Electoral Commission has advised that those persons who are registered as voters in Gozo and who desire that their voting document is collected personally from the Commission’s office in Malta, and those persons who are registered as voters in Malta and who desire that their voting document is collected personally from the Commission’s office […]
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AD calls on Gozo Minister to reconsider priority boarding decision

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party spokesman for the energy, industry and transport, Ralph Cassar, expressed AD’s disapproval of the decision of the Minister for Gozo to consider the proposed scheme of the concept of priority boarding on Gozo Channel crossings.. Cassar said that it is “inconceivable how, on an essential service provided by Gozo […]
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Agreement on restoration & upkeep of historic sites in Gozo

An agreement has been signed between the Ministry for Gozo and the NGO Wirt Ghawdex, whereby the latter will be able to employ a full-time employee to carry out maintenance and restoration works on a number of historic niches and other sites in Gozo. Wirt Ghawdex is a Gozitan NGO which is very much active […]
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Gozo as a Region in the European Union: Conference on Saturday

A reminder that this coming Saturday, the Gozo NGOs Association in collaboration with the European Parliament Office in Malta will be holding a conference in Gozo on Saturday entitled, ‘European Elections: Gozo as a Region in the European Union.’ The conference will focus on the Regionality of the Island of Gozo within the EU and […]
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Electoral Commission should verify all signatures, says FKNK

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK), said in a statement today that “when, last Friday, representatives of the coalition against spring hunting presented a petition to the Electoral Commission to call a referendum to abolish spring hunting, they sported a t-shirt with the wording “Stop Spring Hunting.” FKNK added, “many still recall […]
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Scheduled power suspension in Ghajnsielem on Thursday

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 Ghajnsielem on Thursday, the 3rd of April. 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ DUN FRANGISK MIZZI, TRIQ IC- CIEF, TRIQ GUZEPPI CALI,’ TRIQ SIMIRAT and TRIQ BENGHAZI.
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Climate change impacting the entire planet – UN report

The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued on Monday, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s impacts will be difficult on a rapidly warming […]
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Car scrappage scheme re-opened by Transport Malta

Following the overwhelming success of the scrappage scheme launched in January, Transport Malta has announced that this scheme has now been allocated another €200,000 by the Government. The Authority said that it is now receiving applications for the Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles and will be processed on a first come […]
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A Concert of Sacred Music with Chorus Urbanus in Ghasri

A Concert of Sacred Music for the Holy Week is being presented by the Ghasri Local Council as part of the John Paul II Memorial Festival. The concert, by Chorus Urbanus, is being organised in collaboration with the JP2 Foundation and Chorus Urbanus Productions and Corpus Christi Parish Church. Chorus Urbanus will be performing a […]
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Expenditure on Social Security Benefits rose by 4.1% in 2013

In 2013 expenditure on Social Security Benefits rose by 4.1 per cent, mostly resulting from increases in Pensions in respect of Retirement, Social Assistance and Children’s Allowance, the National Statistics Office has reported today. Total expenditure on social security benefits amounted to €814.5 million in 2013, a €31.9 million rise compared to 2012. An increase […]
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The Central Bank of Malta issues gold coin depicting the zecchino

The Central Bank of Malta has issued a gold coin depicting the zecchino. The coin has a face value of €5. The zecchino was a gold coin first minted in Venice in 1284 and derived its name from the Venetian mint which was known as the ‘zecca’. The coin, which weighed 3.5 grams, was of […]
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