Archive for » May 16th, 2014«

New ‘Defender-Class’ inshore patrol boats inaugurated, 1 deployed to Gozo

Yesterday afternoon, two new ‘Defender-Class’ inshore patrol boats and their associated towing vehicles were officially inaugurated at Maritime Squadron. The new assets have been donated by the government of the United States of America. One of these boats has already been deployed to Gozo where, together with an AFM’s Search and Rescue launch, it provides […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off

Malta Police Band concert: JPII Memorial Festival 2014 Canonisation Year

To mark the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II, the JP2 Foundation is hosting the Malta Police Band in a concert next to the National Monument of Pope John Paul II. The event is taking place with the full collaboration with the Malta Police Force and is part of the festivities making the 200th anniversary […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off

Tenants living in fear because of refusal to pay 45-60% higher utilities – Up in Arms Group

Patricia Graham, spokesperson for the ‘EU Nationals Advisory Group: Up in Arms,’ said that over the past two weeks they have dealt with 8 individual cases, where tenants, have called and visited the Police to report threatening, abusive and bodily threats from Landlord, to no avail. “This is all because some tenants happen to mention […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

The Gozo University Group presented with the Kokka Kulturali Award

The Gozo University Group said that it is proud to have been presented with the Kokka Kulturali Award for the academic year 2013/14, during a ceremony at KSU’s Kokka Night held this week. The Kokka Kulturali Award is for the organisation who showed the greatest participation in KSU’s artistic and cultural events, it was awarded […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off

IDAHO Malta Forum: International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia

The IDAHO Forum 2014 in Malta was attended by some 250 delegates from around Europe…17 countries have signed the IDAHO Declaration of Intent Tomorrow – Saturday, the 17th of May – is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). “It is every Government’s duty to reflect on the progress achieved as well as the […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

‘Craft Nation – The Kingdom of Tactility,’ opens at Malta Design Week

Participation in Malta Design Week 2014 provides a creative platform for MAKERS MARK (MM) to stage the first high-profile exhibition of the group’s work. After going through a rigorous selection by the Malta Design Week (MDW) organisers, the MM founders Nadege Cassar and Charlene Mercieca (from Malta) together with Rachel Robinson, Pat Holtom, Jackie Roberts, […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off

New airlines to start flights to Malta from the UK and Spain

The Minister for Tourism, Dr Edward Zammit Lewis, speaking during the presentation of the Blue Flag Awards, announced that from next year JET2.com and Jet2 Holidays will start operating to and from Malta. This airline operates from several airports in the Midlands and northern areas of the UK and specialises in package holidays. JET2.com has […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

Out of 225 applicatoins only 14 couples were found ineligible for IVF treatment

Out of a total of 225 applications only 14 couples have been found ineligible for IVF treatment by the ART Prioritisation Committee, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mr Chris Fearne said in a statement today. “188 couples were reviewed so far. 53 couples were offered treatment in December 2013. Another 135 couples are now being […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

Birds breeding in Nature Reserves make Maltese wildlife accessible to all

2014 has been another good year for the protected wetland Bird Sanctuaries of Is-Simar and Ghadira, where several bird species have again bred successfully. “This is always one of the most satisfying events for all of the staff, volunteers and visitors at the reserves,” said BirdLife Malta’s Nature Reserves Manager, Mark Gauci, “when can share […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

Gozo book launch: ‘A Land in the Storytelling Sea’ by Sheryl Loeffler

Gozo Live has announced that it is hosting the launch of Sheryl Loeffler’s book of poetry, ‘A Land in the Storytelling Sea.’ These poems were inspired by a year spent on Malta and Gozo. Sheryl will talk about her work and read from the book. Sheryl Loeffler is an American/Canadian writer and musician. She holds […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off

Unique and Useful Discoveries to be presented at Jellyfish Conferences

Pelagia benovici – is a New Jellyfish discovered in the Mediterranean Sea and the lead scientist and Med-Jellyrisk coordinator, Prof. Stefano Piraino, is to give a keynote presentation at the Jellyfish Conferences organised by the Department of Biology, University of Malta on the 22nd of May 2014. The conferences on the 22nd and 23rd of […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

New buses arrive in Malta: 45 new buses will be in service over coming weeks

Malta Public Transport has announced that 11 new buses have arrived in Malta this morning. These buses form part of a total of 45 new buses leased by Malta Public Transport for one year to increase the capacity particularly in the summer months, and to “improve the overall experience for customers from a safety, comfort […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

Air Malta’s travel arrangements for Maltese abroad: Extra flights announced

Update: Some flight time changes – Air Malta will be adding services from Dublin, Glasgow and increasing capacity on London (Gatwick) and Brussels to facilitate the travel arrangements for eligible Maltese voters currently abroad to enable them to vote in the forthcoming MEP elections of the 24th May. The new additional capacity will be offered […]
Category: Malta News  Comments off

‘ROCKASTRA 2014? with the La Stella Philharmonic Band in Victoria, Gozo

The La Stella Philharmonic Band of Victoria, Gozo, has announced the second edition of ROCKASTRA, a celebration of rock music featuring the La Stella Band, together with a host of leading artistes under the musical direction of Sigmund Mifsud. The La Stella Band said that “Mro Mifsud, who in 2013 was appointed as Assistant Musical […]
Category: Gozo News  Comments off