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Dr Justyne Caruana meets with the Arka Foundation at Ghajnsielem

Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing, Dr. Justyne Caruana, paid a visit this morning to the Arka Foundation at Ghajnsielem in Gozo. Dr Caruana commended the Arka Foundation for participating in the public consultation on the standards of housing for the disabled. The Arka Foundation officials, Director Mgr. Manuel […]
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Airport resumes normal operation following security evacuation

Malta International Airport this afternoon evacuated its terminal after airport security flagged an item of baggage which contained diving equipment that was found to have traces of a suspicious substance during hold luggage screening. The Airport said that the baggage which belonged to a British citizen was checked-in for a flight to Manchester. Once the […]
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Victoria gears up for RockAstra open-air concert with the La Stella Band

The La Stella Philharmonic Society has announced the second edition of RockAstra, an open-air concert featuring the La Stella Band under the direction of Mro Sigmund Mifsud, that will take place in Republic Street, Victoria, next Friday, the 6th of June. Information on the preparations and line-up of the concert were given during a press […]
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Special Olympics Malta Awareness Exhibition held in Valletta

Special Olympics Malta organised an Awareness Exhibition event at St. George’s Square in Valletta today. One of the main activities of the day was the Torch Run which was organised together with the Local Police Force and a selection of the athletes, coaches and families. The run started from Castille and finishing at St. George’s […]
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David Casa appointed head of PN Delegation at the European Parliament

David Casa has been appointed Head of the Delegation of the Nationalist Party in the European Parliament. In a statement from the Party it said that the appointment was made by the Nationalist Party Leader, Simon Busuttil and then communicated at a meeting with the PN MEPs. David Casa has served as an MEP for […]
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Paramedics Aides Course starting in 2014, applications open in July

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Health has said in a joint statement that it “recognises the commitment of MCAST in providing high quality vocational education to ensure that more students opt for a career in the health sector.” “As part of the commitment of the Government to strengthen the human resource in the health sector, a […]
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World No Tobacco Day: EPHA calls for revised Tobacco Directive to be fully implemented

To mark World No Tobacco Day (today Saturday, 31st May), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) calls on European Union (EU) Member States to fully implement the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The new directive, which was adopted earlier this year, entered into force on 19 May and, among other measures, allows EU Member States […]
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Tourism Minister meets with Gozo Tourism Association Executive Council

During a visit to Gozo the Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis, met with the Gozo Tourism Association Executive Council. Also present were the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, and the Chairman and CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, Dr Gavin Gulia and Mr Josef Formosa Gauci, respectively. The GTA gave a presentation on […]
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46-year old German woman dies whilst diving at ix-Xatt l-Ahmar

The Police have reported that a 46 year old German woman has tragically lost her life whilst diving at ix-Xatt l-Ahmar limits of Ghajnsielem on Friday. The woman was diving with her husband and found herself in difficulties, she was assisted by other divers, who brought her ashore, but unfortunately attempts to revive her did […]
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The Alter Aqua Video Game for primary and secondary school students

The Alter Aqua Video Game was developed by GWP-Med in the framework of the Alter Aqua-Non Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in Malta, in partnership with the Ministry for Gozo and the Eco-Gozo project, the Coca-Cola Foundation and General Soft Drinks. It aims to be helpful tool to raise awareness and sensitise primary and secondary […]
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Parents’ course on how to support children with dyslexia held at the Gozo College

The Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Service recently organised a course for parents at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School. Ever since SpLD Service was formally established in 1997, it strongly believed in involving parents in their children’s learning and over the years parents were invited to attend various courses. The courses took place in order […]
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Dr Justyne Caruana recieves courtesy call from the USA Ambassador

Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Justyne Caruana received a courtesy call from USA Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. During this Courtesy meeting, Justyne Caruana talked about the Government’s mission to Focus on Community Services for both the Elderly sector as well as the Disability sector. She […]
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Positive response for MEPA’s ‘Celebrating Biodiversity’ roadshows

As part of its efforts to continue to raise awareness about our Island’s rich biodiversity and the vital role it plays in our every living, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), over the past weekend set up an educational information stand in three different prominent places in Malta and Gozo. Through this stand, MEPA […]
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New protection of wild rabbit regulations to be published in the coming days

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights carried out a major reform of the Protection of Wild Birds and Wild Rabbit Regulations (S.L.504.06) which will be repealed by new legislation to be published in the coming days. The 1994 Regulations are outdated and are not deemed to provide an effective regulatory regime concerning […]
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