Archive for » May 26th, 2014«

Charter of Rights and Responsibilities launched for the elderly in care homes

During a news conference today, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing, Justyne Caruana launched, a Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of elderly residents who live in care homes. Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana said that the Parliamentary Secretariat is committed to helping the elderly live a better, more positive, […]
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24th anniversary commemoration of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Gozo

Today is the 24th anniversary of the historical visit made by the Roman Pontiff, Saint John Paul II to the Island of Gozo which took place on Saturday 26th May 1990. During his visit to Gozo, Pope John Paul II visited the Sacred Heart Seminary, where he had lunch and a short siesta. To mark […]
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Election night is over, counting is underway, but what happens next?

The European elections are now behind us, with counting still underway, but many questions have yet to be answered. The next few days should cast more light on who will be the next Commission president and which political groups will find common ground to shape the agenda of the new Parliament. Here is a brief […]
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Playful kittens at Gozo SPCA waiting for their own forever homes

Although the Gozo SPCA Centre in Victoria, found loving homes for several kittens in the last week, they have also taken more in, and currently there are 15 little fluffy balls of fun waiting for loving homes. Reports are being phoned into the Centre every day of others needing their help. Sadly, until homes have […]
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Marsalforn Car Boot Sale in aid of the Arka Foundation on Sunday

There will be a Car Boot Sale next Sunday morning, the 1st of June, at the Marsalforn car park, organised by the Arka Foundation of Ghajnsielem. isArka invites everyone to take along any unwanted items, bric a brac etc and turn them into cash. It’s also a great place for buyers to bag a bargain. […]
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School children ‘Walk the Talk’ for nature as part of Dinja Wahda programme

This morning, students from nine primary schools presented awareness-raising posters about environmental issues to the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Dr Leo Brincat, in BirdLife Malta’s Walk the Talk activity from the Dinja Wahda environmental schools programme. Each poster dealt with topics in one of five categories: The Sea; Wildlife Protection; […]
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Scheduled power suspensions in areas of Ghajnsielem and Kercem

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 on Wednesday, the 28th of May between 8.30am and 3.00pm: Ghajnsielem: TRIQ MARTINO GARCES and TRIQ MANOEL DE VILHENA. Kercem: TRIQ L- GHADIRA, TRIQ TAL- MEJDA and […]
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JP2 Memorial Festival: Religious- Cultural Evening at Ta’ Pinu this evening

At the moment at the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Ta’ Pinu, the last preparations are taking place for this evening making the 24th anniversary of Saint John Paul II visit to Gozo, which took place on Saturday 26th May 1990. A reminder that to commemorate the 24th anniversary, the JP2 Foundation, in […]
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The Catholic Action Movement Gozo campaign: A ‘Morally Strong Environment’

The Catholic Action Movement Gozo launched the annual Campaign towards a ‘Morally Strong Environment,’ in the church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in the Ta’ Hamet area. The first part of the activity consisted of Eucharistic Adoration, which included meditating the mysteries of the Rosary and quotations from St Gianna Beretta Molla (on […]
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Air Malta updates its policy on use of electronic devices in-flight

Keeping your electronic devices switched off during takeoff and landing will soon become a thing of the past as Air Malta embraces a new technological era. Starting from June 1st, Air Malta will be lifting many restrictions relating to the use of portable electronic devices on board its aircraft. Handheld devices, such as tablets, smartphones […]
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April’s annual rate of inflation based on the RPI stood at 0.01% – NSO

In April, the annual rate of inflation based on the Retail Price Index stood at 0.01 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. A year earlier the annual rate was 1.40 per cent. The upward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the Beverages and Tobacco Index (0.33 percentage points), the Recreation and […]
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Alfred Sant elected as MEP in the first vote with 48,739 votes

Counting at Naxxar went on through the night for the European Parliament Elections. The first count has been completed and Alfred Sant became the first candidate to be elected outright with 48,739 votes, the quota being 35,979. Alfred Sant gave thanks to all those who trusted in him and said that he “would do everything […]
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