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Bishop of Gozo leads traditional commemoration of OL of Sorrows

H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, this evening lead a Concelebrated Mass at Independence Square, Victoria on the devotional feast day of the Blessed Virgin of Sorrows, The Mass was followed by a Penitential Pilgrimage along the main streets of Victoria. The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo attended the Mass in Victoria. This […]
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Delivery of voting documents for upcoming European Elections

The Electoral Commission has advised that for persons in Malta and Gozo whose name is included in the Electoral Register published on the 7th of April, 2014, that Police Officers will be delivering voting documents at registered addresses as from Saturday, the 12th April to Friday, the 2nd of May, 2014. Voting documents will be […]
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Il-Fidwa: Reenactment with Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija

A reminder that Ghaqda Drammatika Xewkija, the Xewkija Local Council, the Ministry for Gozo together with the Gozo Culture Office are presenting the 4th edition of Il-Fidwa, this weekend. Lent will soon be reaching its climax with the Holy Week celebrations, followed by the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, the biggest feast in the Church’s calendar. […]
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The church won’t take one step backwards in sanctions against child abusers

This morning Pope Francis received in audience a delegation from the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), instituted following Pope Pius XII’s appeal for the defence of children following the Second World War. Since then, this organisation, “born of the maternity of the Church,” as Pope Francis remarked, has been committed to promoting the defence of […]
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Ensuring a safe online environment for minors – MCA

The Malta Communications Authority has said that events in recent weeks have sparked considerable public debate on the impact of social networking, as well as on the effect that inappropriate online content and behaviour is having on minors. The MCA is responsible for the regulation of the telecommunications sector and the advancement of a digital […]
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UK animal welfare charity visiting Malta to support campain against spring hunting

The League Against Cruel Sports and conservationist and wildlife expert and TV personality Bill Oddie OBE will be travelling to Malta from the 14 – 17th of April 2014, to support BirdLife Malta’s campaign to abolish spring hunting of migratory birds. The UK-based animal welfare charity will raise international awareness by exposing the realities of […]
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Diocesan Commission reports on the integration of immigrants in Gozo

Fr. Emmanuel Cordina Chairperson of the Diocesan Commission, has given a summary of the report by the Diocesan Commission for the integration of immigrants in Gozo, entitled ‘A church that Welcomes.’ “Integration is a two-way traffic and can happen only when both sides are unison in the need to get to know and respect each […]
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Proposed revision of height limitation adjustment policy for hotels

“To further assist hotels to increase their profitability and competitive edge, especially in the light of the current economic challenges and the highly volatile international tourism market,” the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) said that it is publishing, for public consultation, a revised policy framework which will facilitate the vertical extension of existing hotels. […]
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Gozo Half Marathon: Free half day tour of Gozo included

The Gozo Half Marathon is being held on Sunday, the 27th of April. This 39th edition, which is the largest athletic event in Gozo attracts hundreds of athletes, will incorporate a number of races. Fees for applications received by next Friday, the 18th of April are set at just €12 for adults and €5 for […]
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Total graduates at all levels up by 3.7% in 2012 – NSO

Total graduates at all levels in 2012 stood at 11,399, up by 3.7 per cent over the previous year. Graduates at tertiary level increased by 11.2 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. During 2012, female graduates surpassed males and accounted for 53.4 per cent of the total. A similar distribution was noted during […]
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Public transport: PN vs PL tit-for-tat a disservice to commuters, says AD

Ralph Cassar, AD spokesperson on Energy, Industry and Transport, said that the “tit-for-tat on the public transport service between PL and PN spokespersons and the impression given by the PN that public transport can come ‘cheap’ is a disservice to commuters and to the concept of public transport in general.” “It is patently obvious that […]
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