Archive for » April 15th, 2014«

Easter Figolla at Arkadia this Saturday in aid of Inspire

A reminder that this coming Saturday at Arkadia Gozo, there will be the chance to buy a piece of the ‘Ginormous Easter Figolla,’ which is being generously donated by Grech’s Bakery in aid of Inspire. So while you are enjoying the mouth-watering Figolla, you will also be helping out children and people with disabilities reach […]
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Gozo College Gharb Primary organises a student’s ‘Fitness Day’

A Fitness Day was organised on Monday at the Gozo College Gharb Primary School. The event aimed to raise awareness among primary children and was organised by Joseph DeBrincat, the Health and Safety Teacher, in collaboration with the Physical Education teachers at Gozo College. The students were taught about the relevance of carrying out exercise […]
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Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis now available in Maltese

The Secretariat of Laity of the Church in collaboration with the Gozo Diocese is now able to offer a Maltese version of the first Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The document was translated from the original Italian text during months of work by Francesco Pio Attard, assisted by […]
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Easter Egg-citement at Is-Simar Nature Reserve on Saturday

This Saturday, to celebrate Easter and the arrival of some of Malta’s breeding birds that will spend the summer rearing their chicks in the protected wetland, BirdLife Malta and Bank of Valletta are organising a breeding birds themed Easter-egg-hunt at Is-Simar Nature Reserve, in Xemxija. The reserve will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and […]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem & Victoria

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 on Thursday, the 17th of April 2014. Ghajnsielem 8.30am-3.30pm: TRIQ WIED IR-RAJJES, TREJQET IL- HAMRI, SQAQ IL- HAMRI, SQAQ NRU. 3, PJAZZA TAD- DEHRA, TRIQ FUQ IL-GHAJN, […]
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European Elections: Gozo’s vulnerability as an island region

The European Union recognises the existence of regions whose permanent structural handicaps result in certain shortfalls in development. Three types of permanent structural handicap have been defined, mountainous areas, territories with a low population density and island territories. Gozo’s vulnerability as an island region was explicitly mentioned in a declaration on Malta’s accession to the […]
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MEPA isues new proposed policy framework for fuel service stations

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) is issuing for public consultation a policy framework to provide a general guidance and establish planning parameters for new fuel service stations or existing ones which are seeking relocation. MEPA said that the proposed policy therefore differentiates between two main categories of fuel station related applications. The first […]
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Employment in construction down by 5.0% in Q4 of last year

In the fourth quarter of 2013, employment in construction activities declined by 5.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012, the National Statistics Office said today. Employment in construction activities declined by 5.0 per cent on account of decreases in employment in civil engineering, specialised construction activities and in the construction of […]
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Friends of the Earth Malta launches major, pan-European campaign

Friends of the Earth Malta launches campaign to demand Euro candidates pledge to “stand-up for EU citizens against the lobbying influence of big business.” Today, Friends of the Earth Malta is launching a major, pan-European campaign which urges candidates in the European elections to “stand-up for citizens and democracy against the excessive lobbying influence of […]
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BOV staff and families enjoy a spring Sunday at Foresta 2000

It was a first for many at Foresta 2000 when Bank of Valletta staff and their families gathered at the Marfa Ridge for BirdLife Malta’s “Discover Foresta 2000″ activity – a guided walk of the Foresta 2000 site which was hosted by Ray Vella, BirdLife Malta’s Reserves’ Warden. The Reserves’ Warden led the group of […]
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Mgarr Marina in Gozo launches new floating entertainment platform

Harbour Management, operators of the Mgarr Marina in Gozo, said that a new attraction has been added to its 240 berths – a floating platform. The 120-sqm structure is aimed at providing an area for leisure and entertainment at the upgraded marina and Zewwieqa Waterfront. The platform, which took over 300-man hours to build and […]
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