Archive for » May 15th, 2014«

Xaghra hill climb races organised by the Island Car Club this weekend

The Xaghra Hill Climb 2-day event takes place this weekend, organised by the Island Car Club and will take place on Saturday the 17th and Sunday, the 18th of May. Saturday’s event will be held between 2pm and 6pm while Sunday’s event will be held between 8am and 3pm. Last year’s events attracted large crowds, […]
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Young cannabis plants discovered on roundabouts across Gozo

The Police have launched an investigation after a large number of young cannabis plants were discovered on several roundabouts, as well as some central reservations across Gozo. Environment Landscapes Consortium workers, who were carrying out their normal maintenance work, made the discovery earlier this week. The Police were informed and the plants have since been […]
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Fisheries: European Commission proposes full ban on driftnets

The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of 1 January 2015. Although rules are already in place to forbid using driftnets to catch certain migratory fishes, the practice continues to be a cause of concern due to the incidental catching of marine […]
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Certificates for persons who are unable to wait in the queue on polling day

The Electoral Commission has advised that on the day of the poll persons who are over 75 years and stretcher cases from hospitals and other Old People’s institutions, will be allowed to avoid queueing at all times during the poll without the need of a medical certificate. Persons who present the KartAnzjan and who are […]
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Artificial nest boxes might offer possible lifeline for Malta’s endangered seabirds

Researchers from the EU Life+ Malta Seabird Project today announced the first instance of a Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija in Maltese) using an artificial nest box placed at one of this threatened seabirds breeding colonies on Malta’s inaccessible sea-cliffs. Dr Benjamin Metzger, the Head Researcher on the project, says this first breeding attempt in a man […]
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Armed Forces of Malta medal awarding ceremony held at Luqa Barracks

This morning the Armed Forces of Malta hosted a medal awarding ceremony at Luqa Barracks where 121 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers were decorated with the Long Service and Efficiency Medal. Brigadier Curmi addressed those present at the ceremony and thanked all the personnel for their exceptional service over the years. The commander of the […]
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Air Malta’s Facebook page hits more than 70,000 ‘Likes’

Air Malta has hit another social media milestone with more than 70,000 likes on its Facebook page, making the airline one of the most popular Maltese brands on Facebook. “Our increasing popularity on the most popular social platform worldwide has been highly rewarding and promises even better things to come for the Air Malta community,” […]
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Health Day held at Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form in Victoria

Around 250 Gozitan first year Sixth Formers took part in the Health Day Programme on Wednesday, an annual event in the academic year, which had the special aim of collecting donations to obtain a defibrillator for the school. The students had the opportunity to join in ‘A Walk for Life’ through ‘Wied Zejta,’ or participate […]
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Annual rate of inflation stood at 0.5% in April as measured by the HICP

In April, the annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices stood at 0.5 per cent. A year earlier the annual rate stood at 0.9 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. The largest upward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the Restaurants and Hotels Index (0.4 […]
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GBC attends INSULEUR’s General Assembly and Board Meeting

The President of The Gozo Business Chamber, Michael Grech, attended INSULEUR’s General Assembly and Board Meeting, which was held in Brussels. Present for this meeting were representatives of various Chambers of Commerce from the Islands, some MEP’s representing the islands, some technical people working either for the commission or else for their respective governments in […]
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Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sactuary for the International Religious Freedom Conference

A Mass on the occasion of the 2014 International Religious Freedom Conference, organised by Aid to the Church in Need, took place yesterday at the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Gozo. Aid to the Church in Need is at work in more than 130 countries, helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. The conference […]
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