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Three companies submit bids to operate public transport service

The Ministry for Tranport and Infrastructure has said in a statement that a total of three companies have submitted bids to operate the public transport service. The call for expression of interest closed today, and a fourth submission was received after the deadline had expired. The Ministry said that the next step is to evaluate […]
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35 people & 4 dogs collect 30 bags of rubbish on Gozo hike

The Gozo-Clean & Green hike started from Kercem church on Sunday and the large group of volunteers made their way to Dwerja, picking up over 30 bags of recycling along the way. Organiser Louis Debattista said, “35 volunteers joined us on Sunday, our best turnout ever! It was an international group, it was so good […]
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Large turnout to walk along ‘Gozo’s Pink Road Together’

There was a great turnout on Sunday for ‘Walk the Pink Road Together,’ the annual breast health awareness walk, organised by the Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna Malta. The walk started from Pjazza Savina, Victoria, on Sunday morning and the large group, many wearing special t-shirts, some wearing pink wigs, and others wearing anything […]
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Tariffs reduction will boost the GDP by 0.5%, says MinisterScicluna

The reduction in electricity and water tariffs introduced on the 31st of March 2014 will increase consumption by €42 million and boost the gross domestic product by 0.5%. Furthermore lower income families will benefit from a higher percentage of savings than higher income families, the Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna said. Prof. Scicluna was […]
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Exhibition to mark 100th anniversary of Xaghra’s Passion statues

An exhibition entitled ‘Simulacr,’ is being held to mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary since the arrival of the Passion statues for the Good Friday procession in Xaghra, Gozo. In 1913, with Rev. Mawrizju Cauchi as Archpriest, an inspiring Crucifix arrived in Xaghra from Lecce. The parishioners were so struck by this image, that […]
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Presentation of Albert M. Cassola’s papers to University Library

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Albert M. Cassola’s death, his only son, Professor Arnold Cassola, donated to the University of Malta Library his father’s papers. These consist mainly in newspapers cuttings from 1929 onwards, the publications Europe-wide authored by Albert M. Cassola and various handwritten or typewritten texts. Albert M. Cassola was […]
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Ginormous Easter Figolla Gozo event in aid of Inspire

A”ginormous Easter Figolla event” in aid of Inspire is taking place on Saturday, the 19th of April at the Arkadia Commercial Centre, Victoria, Gozo. The figolla is being generously donated by Grech’s Bakery in aid of Inspire. So while you’re enjoying a delicious piece of mouth-watering figolla, you will also be helping out children and […]
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Banding puts the clock back in education, says AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, in a statement today, insists that “with the introduction of different forms of streaming, such as banding, in state primary schools, the government is contradicting itself and is putting the clock back to where where we were years ago.” Mario Mallia, AD’s spokesperson for Education, described the introduction of […]
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Ramblers’ Assoc illustrated public lecture on Malta’s valleys

The Ramblers’ Association of Malta is organising an illustrated public lecture, delivered by Ing. Simon Salafia B.ElecEng (Hons,), DELE (Superior-Spanish). The subject of the lecture is ‘The Names of the Valleys of Malta,’ their origin, valley systems, and more. The aim of this lecture is to give a general idea of all the place-names of […]
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Air Malta launches the new summer 2014 schedule

Air Malta has unveiled its summer 2014 flight schedule offering customers a selection of 165 weekly flights to 33 destinations around Europe, northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. This summer the national airline added two new routes to its network; Venice (Marco Polo Airport) and Parma (Giuseppe Verdi Airport). This season it will again operate […]
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Palms free from infection only allowed to be cut for Palm Sunday

The palm tree has many uses other than for landscaping. It is a common local tradition to use the fronds of Phoenix species as a commemorative act during Palm Sunday celebrations. The primary focus is on the Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis) which is one of the most susceptible palm trees found locally. This is the […]
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Gozo College Gharb Primary help in the ‘clean up’ Gozo campaign

Gozo College Gharb Primary school has recently participated in the Greener, Cleaner Gozo Campaign launched by eco-Gozo, within the Ministry for Gozo. Members from Year 6 of the EkoSkola committee participated in the event and the pupils were provided with the necessary items, including, gloves, sunblock, disposable bags and a weighing apparatus. The cleared areas […]
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GUG supports Stefano Mallia’s statement on a MEP seat for Gozo

The Gozo University Group said in a statement today that it supports Stefano Mallia statement during the conference organised from the Gozo NGO’s Association last Saturday at Vini e Capricci, where he stated that, “If there is ever a proposal to have one MEP seat reserved for Gozo, I would fully support it” GUG added […]
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New book published on the Good Friday Procession in Zebbug, Gozo

A new book has been published by Fr. Joseph C. Vella M.S. about the Good Friday Procession in Zebbug Gozo. The village of Zebbug during the Holy Week celebrates the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. This booklet celebrates, in pictures, this saving mystery in the Parish of Zebbug, Gozo. […]
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