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MEPA gives the public more time to scrutinise the SPED document

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has published for an 8 week public consultation period, the Environment Report for the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) of the SPED. The SEA Regulations (Legal Notice 497 of 2010) which were transposed the SEA European Directive oblige the Authority to carry out an assessment of certain plans or […]
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530 spot-checks carried out on hunters since start of season – Government

The Government in a statement this evening said that since the beginning of spring hunting season for turtle dove and quail last Saturday, around 70 law enforcement officers deployed in the field to monitor the countryside between 0500 and 1400 hours conducted over 530 spot-checks on hunters to ensure compliance with the pertinent regulations and […]
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‘Sustainability Starts with the Family’ consultation meeting in Gozo

‘Sustainability Starts with the Family’ is the theme of the consultation meeting which was held between EkoSkola students and H.E. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The meeting was held in Gozo for students from EkoSkola Schools. Students had the opportunity to discuss various issues on the theme and then present their concerns and observations to HE […]
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Air Malta delivers retro livery aircraft to mark 40th anniversary

Air Malta kicked off its 40th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday evening with the arrival of an aircraft freshly repainted with the airline’s original 1970s livery. Prior to landing, the aircraft performed two low flypasts on runway 31 and flew over the Grand Harbour, Sliema, the northern coastline of Malta, Mosta, Qrendi and Birzebbugia. The aircraft […]
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HSBC Malta special offers on home loans and car loans

HSBC Bank Malta’s special offers on home loans and car loans are still available for customers. The bank said that first time home buyers taking a HomeStart mortgage of up to €200,000 may enjoy a discounted variable rate of 2.75% for the first 18 months whilst also benefiting from interest only repayments for the first […]
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Steps to decriminalise drugs for personal use is fine, but AD warns against loopholes

Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said, “We are glad to see that after following in Alternattiva Demokratika’s footsteps as regards first the issue of divorce and then the issue of Civil Unions, now the Prime Minister has also convinced himself that AD’s proposal on decriminalisation of drugs for personal use is a valid one […]
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Good Friday Processions taking place tomorrow in Gozo

There are four Good Friday Processions taking place in Gozo: Nadur, Victoria, Xaghra and Zebbug. These will commemorate the Passion of the Christ by a very solemn procession of statues, with each of these statues represents a particular episode in the Passion of the Christ and is carried by pallbearers. As part of the procession […]
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Gozo Channel passengers up 10.0% & number of vehicles up 11.7%

In the first quarter, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases compared to the corresponding period last year, the National Statistics Office reported today. A total of 895,824 commuters travelled between Malta and Gozo during the first quarter this year, up by 10.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013. This […]
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