Archive for » April 3rd, 2014«

New water & electricity online calculator & mobile app launched

An online calculator and a mobile app have been launched by Dr Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Energy and Health, on a visit to a family in San Gwann. These will allow consumers to calculate their energy and water consumption based on the new rates that were introduced for families, as from 31st March 2014. While, […]
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Facts prove that allegations over spring hunting are unfounded – Government

The Government this evening responded to today’s statement from Birdlife Malta which said that “successive Maltese governments have repeatedly failed to satisfy the conditions of Malta’s own National Framework Legislation, which sets out the criteria that must legally be met in order for a spring hunting season to be opened.” The Government added that “Birdlife […]
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League of Young Voters Malta now bringing the debate to Gozo

The first debate at the University organised by the League of Young Voters Malta was was a great success, and now LYV Malta are bringing the debate to Gozo. Agenzija Zghazagh, Kunsill Nazzjonali taz-Zghazagh and the European Parliament Office in Malta are proud to invite everyone for the second debate, which is taking place this […]
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Precarious jobs & undignified working conditions still exist, says AD

During a press conference on conditions of work and workers in Valletta, Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD chairperson and candidate for EP elections, said, “Despite the government taking initiatives to eradicate precarious work, inequalities and injustices still exist in various areas.” He said, “contracts by government and government institutions such as agencies and schools, for companies […]
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Open access for internet service suppliers & ban roaming fees, say MEPs

Internet access providers would be barred from blocking or slowing down selected services for economic or other reasons by the latest draft EU “telecoms package” legislation voted by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs also voted to ban “roaming” charges for using a mobile phone in another EU country, as of from 15 December 2015. “Today’s vote […]
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Gozo’s ‘Walk the Pink Road Together’ this coming Sunday

A reminder that this coming Sunday, there will be the opportunity for everyone to ‘Walk the Pink Road Together,’ on the annual breast health awareness walk, organised by the Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna Malta. The meeting place for the start of the walk is at Pjazza Savina, Victoria, with registration at 9.30am, the […]
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Unsafe baby bed canopies may be on the Maltese market

The Technical Regulations Division within the Malta Competition and Consumers Affairs Authority (MCCAA) is advising consumers who may have bought baby bed canopies from IKEA, possibly also online, to stop using them immediately. The affected models are Legendarisk, Minnen bed canopy set, Barnslig Boll, Minnen Brodyr, Himmel, Fabler, Tissla and Klammig. These baby bed canopies, […]
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20% off Air Malta tickets for this weekend’s AMITEX fair

Air Malta is offering a 20 percent discount on all its scheduled flights to those attending the annual AMITEX Holiday Show held at the MFCC. “One-way fares start from as little as €44, inclusive of taxes and charges.” The fair is synonymous with the best travel deals on the islands and this year will coincide […]
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Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels – BLM

BirdLife Malta said that it has today launched a legal challenge to spring hunting in Malta by filing a Judicial Protest in the Maltese courts, while at the same time in Brussels, a delegation representing 39 MEPs met with EU Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik, to call on the European Commission to suspend any […]
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Gozitan Elaine Haber in Saturday’s Malta Sanremo Junior finals

Elaine Haber from Nadur, is the only Gozitan participating in the finals of the Malta Sanremo Junior finals which will be aired live on TVM this coming Saturday at 20.30pm, from the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The winner from each category will be selected to take part in SanremoJunior in May. The singers will perform live. […]
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Free tech talks for Gozitan parents, grandparents & care givers to children

Free tech talks for Gozitan parents, grandparents and other care givers to children are being held on two subjects: Tablets in Schools and Internet Safety. The talks will take place at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School in Victoria, and have been organised by the Department of eLearning Tablets in Schools: Tablets are coming to […]
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‘Blog Island Project’ launched: hosting 72 bloggers from 14 countries

“The tourism sector is a very important pillar of the economy, providing jobs and generating income. The Government places utmost importance in promoting Malta as a top destination.” Dr Edward Zammit Lewis stated this during the launch of the Blog Island Project, which is going to host about 72 bloggers from 14 countries. “This is […]
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Students attending English language courses down by 8.4% in 2013

Last year, foreign students attending English language courses at local specialised schools declined by 8.4 per cent to 74,992. The number of student weeks amounted to 233,834, up by 3.3 per cent over 2012, the National Statistics Office said today. Results showed that the majority of foreign students in Malta came from Italy, Russia and […]
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Final inspection and certification tests on Hagar Qim oil rig

The drilling of the Hagar Qim well to the south of Malta (Block 7 of Area 4) will be commencing in the coming weeks, The Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure announced today. The well will be drilled to a minimum depth of 2,500m, as per contractual obligations between the Government of Malta and Phoenicia Energy […]
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