Archive for » April 14th, 2014«

Civil unions bill approved by Parliament, Opposition Party abstains

Parliament this evening approved the civil unions bill in its final reading, the Opposition abstained from the vote, with PN Leader Simon Busuttil saying before the vote that, although the Party agreed with civil unions, it had reservations on allowing gay couples to adopt children, and felt more studies were necessary. AD welcomes the introduction […]
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Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary Form 3 Biology students visit Dwejra

On Monday, Form 3 Biology students from Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School in Victoria, had the opportunity to engage in fieldwork during a trip to Dwejra. They studied the different types of habitats, as well as the flora and fauna present at Dwejra, including the endemic species.The students were also able to carry out experiments on […]
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Gozo Bishop pays courtesy visit to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

The Bishop of Gozo Mgr Mario Grech, paid a courtesy visit on Monday to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, during which the President said that having an office in Gozo, will give the opportunity of easier accessibility for the Gozitans to the Office of Presidency. President Coleiro Preca also said that children will be a top […]
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Air Malta and Air France celebrate first joint flight

Air Malta and Air France today celebrated an inaugural flight, following their code-share agreement, through a ribbon-cutting event at Malta International Airport. The agreement sees Air France placing its code and flight numbers on flights operated by Air Malta between Malta and Paris-CDG, Malta and Paris Orly, and also between Malta and Lyon. Air Malta […]
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‘Gozo as a Region in the EU’ Conference on TVM2 this Wednesday

The Gozo NGOs Association has said that it would like to thank all those that attended the Regional Conference ‘Gozo as a Region in the EU,’ which took place at Vini e Caprici within the Gozitano Complex earlier this month. The conference was addressed by local speakers, foreign guests and five MEP Candidates. They discussed […]
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Brighten your wallet with a BOV MasterCard Prepaid Card

Bank of Valletta has just released four new motifs for the BOV MasterCard Prepaid Card, this time related to flowers found around the Maltese islands. Nature photographer, Guido Bonett was once again the eye behind the lens which captured the beauty of the Crown Daisy, the Caper Plant, the French Daffodil and the Maltese Stocks […]
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Government uses drone, Police & Army to monitor spring hunting

The Government in a statement today has given an update on enforcement carried out so far in the spring hunting season. The statement said that the Government has deployed “robust levels of enforcement during the present limited spring hunting season for turtle dove and quail which commenced on Saturday 12th April. The aim of the […]
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Scheduled power suspension in Qala on Wednesday

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 Qala on Wednesday, the 16th of April. 8.30am-3.00pm: TRIQ HONDOQ IR-RUMMIEN and AREA HONDOQ IR-RUMMIEN.
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Late 18th century thurible on display at Heart of Gozo Museum

The Museum Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum has a new object on display, a late 18th century thurible, also called ‘censor,’ which was acquired by its curator Mgr Joseph Farrugia, with the support of a number of friends of the Gozitan Museum. The large solid silver incense burner, 25.5 cm high (excluding the chain) […]
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A busy week of cricket for Marsa and three visiting touring teams

What another incredible week of cricket. On Wednesday the final game against Worcester Royal Grammar school was played where WRGC won quite comfortably with Bartlett taking six wickets. Notably for Marsa was Nowell Khosla’s forty four runs. On Friday a game was played against new touring team Romiley C.C who in cricketing terms destroyed the […]
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Turnover in selected services activities down 3.1% in Q4 of 2013

Provisional seasonally adjusted data indicate that in the fourth quarter of 2013, turnover in selected services activities decreased by 3.1 per cent. Over the corresponding quarter of 2012, working day adjusted services turnover went down by 2.0 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. Seasonally adjusted turnover in the fourth quarter of 2013 declined […]
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