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UK Government abolishes the residual S1 for early retirees, starting this July

The UK Government has advised that as from the 1st of July 2014, applications for the residual S1 (formerly residual E106) for early retirees will no longer be accepted. In what is seen as a cost-saving exercise, the UK’s National Health Service will no longer reimburse another European state for health costs incurred by non-working […]
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Deacon Daniel Sultana takes his vows at Ta’ Pinu prior to his Priestly Ordination

The Community of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary of Gozo recently made the annual pilgrimage to the Sanctuary to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu at Gharb On arrival at the Sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu, the community gathered in the inner chapel where Mass was said. After the reading of the Gospel, Deacon Daniel Sultana laid […]
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Average voting turnout up to 2.00pm was almost 34%, Gozo was 32%

The Electoral Commission has advised the following percentage voting turnout in each of the Sections up to 2.00 pm in the Election for the Members of the European Parliament: 1st Section 39.63% 2nd Section 35.30% 3rd Section 33.33% 4th Section 38.19% 5th Section 32.45% 6th Section 35.43% 7th Section 31.98% 8th Section 33.44% 9th Section […]
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Enemalta scheduled power suspension in Qala on Monday

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 of Qala, on Monday, the 26th of May, between 8.30am and 11.30am. TRIQ IR- REBHA, PJAZZA R- REPUBBLIKA, TRIQ L- INDIPENDENZA, TRIQ LORD STRICKLAND and TRIQ IL- […]
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Ggantija Temples & 6 other Heritage Malta sites receive Certificate of Excellence

Seven Heritage Malta sites, including Ggantija Temples at Xaghra, have received a Certificate of Excellence for 2014 by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Ggantija Temples, the National War Museum, Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta Maritime Museum and St. Paul’s Catacombs have received the award which is given only to establishments […]
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New EU initiative to protect biodiversity and fight wildlife crime

On the International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated on Thursday, the European Commission launched a major new initiative to halt biodiversity loss and eradicate poverty in developing countries. The EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship initiative is designed to help the poorest countries protect ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and develop green economies. B4Life will be […]
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Polling Stations open for the European Parliament Elections 2014

The Polling Stations across Malta and Gozo opened at 7.00am this morning for todays European Parliament Elections. They will close at 10.00pm. There are 344,356 registered voters, with 32 candidates contesting six seats. Almost 22,000 voting documents remained uncollected in localities across the islands.
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