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Commemoration programme in Xaghra for 1919 Sette Giugno riots

The Committee for National and Regional Celebrations, together with the Department of Culture within the Ministry for Gozo, in collaboration with the Xaghra Local Council, are organising a ceremony to commemorate the Maltese victims during the 7th June 1919 riots. riots with a programme of activities. These riots were the result of various unpopular measures […]
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Government deficit amounted to €238.2m in first 4 months of 2014 – NSO

In the first four months this year, the deficit of the Government’s Consolidated Fund amounted to €238.2 million, the National Statistcis Office said today. At the end of April, Central Government debt stood at €5,295.4 million, up by €359.1 million over the corresponding period last year. This was the result of higher Long-term and Short- […]
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Technology: A Bridge or a Barrier: 2014 World Day for Social Communications

On the occasion of the World Day for Social Communications, which is being commemorated this Sunday, the 1st of June, the Secretariat for Social Communications has prepared a short TV spot which will be broadcast on PBS stations. The underlying message questions whether the means of technology are serving as a bridge or as a […]
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March Against Monsanto: Zminijietna participates in Saturday’s Valletta march

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said today that “Monsanto represents the GMO industry which should be opposed for various reasons and Zminijietna will be participating in the March Against Monsanto on Saturday 31st May in Valletta, together with other NGOs.” Zminijietna added, “GMO corporations are carrying out irreversible processes on agriculture. Besides, cross-contamination from […]
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Dr Alfred Sant appointed head of Labour delegation at the European Parliament

The Labour Party has appointed newly elected MEP Dr Alfred Sant as head of its new delegation at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Labour Party said in a statement today that his nomination was agreed unanimously by all members of the delegation. The Party thanked outgoing MEPs for all their work especially Joseph Cuschieri, […]
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Gozo students take part in the 10th EkoSkola Parliament Session

76 students from 38 schools had the opportunity of their life this morning when they came face to face with the country’s policymakers for a lively debate that focused mainly on the quality of life of Maltese citizens. Students from Gozo College Gharb Primary took part in this morning’s Session, where they had the opportunity […]
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Three members of Gozo RL named in Malta’s Euro Championship C squad

Malta Rugby League national team coach Anthony Micallef launched his team’s upcoming summer internationals campaign today together with members of the national team and Super League club London Broncos. The announcement was made at the Underhill Stadium in London London Broncos back-rower Jonathan Wallace joined recently appointed Broncos head coach and former Malta coach Joey […]
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Bank of Valletta and Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna go SPQR: ‘Romanus Living History’

‘Romanus Living History’ will be two days packed with everything Roman, from the famous tight field formations, skirmishing and cavalry action. ‘Romanus’ is being organised thanks to the collaboration between Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna and Bank of Valletta. The weekend of the 31st May and the 1st of June will see Fort Rinella in Kalkara transformed […]
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€132 million to boost human resource & a greater productivity – Dr Ian Borg

The process of consultation on the operational programmes entered into a new phase this morning when Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Dr. Ian Borg addressed a public consultation meeting at the MCC, in Valletta. During the meeting, Dr. Borg stressed on the importance to keep on investing in our human resource. […]
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Rapid Intervention Unit supplied with new magazines for their M-16 assault rifles

SWAT Armament on behalf of HERA ARMS of Germany has supplied th Malta Police Force Rapid Intervention Unit with 12 HERA-ARMS H3T 223/5.56 NATO 30 round magazines for their M-16 assault rifles. The Police said that “this is a significant improvement over the existing magazines as apart from the built, form, function and design the […]
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‘Wirja Agrarja’ – 21st edition taking place next month in Nadur

On the occasion of the feast of Imnarja which is celebrated in Nadur, the Nadur Local Council is organising the 21st annual traditional ‘Wirja Agrarja’ – Agricultural Fair – at l-Arcipriet Martin Camilleri Square (il-Pjazzetta). For those who plan to visit this popular annual show, they will be able to enjoy a variety of events […]
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Tons of marine litter removed in clean up of the Mediterranean event

A successful beach cleaning initiative organised earlier this month by ‘Let’s Do It Malta’ has managed to assist MEPA in starting a marine litter monitoring programme for the Maltese Islands. This clean up initiative, which was carried out simultaneously across fifteen other countries bordering the Mediterranean, also helped raise a strong awareness about the harm […]
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AGM held for the Producers’ Organisations of Tomatoes for Processing

The annual general meeting of the Producers’ Organisations of Tomatoes for Processing took place in Gozo and Malta. Both meetings were held for farmers cultivating fresh tomatoes which are processed for Magro Brothers. Both well attended meetings, were chaired by Dr Ian Stafrace. Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes and Mr John Magro, were among those invited […]
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‘Sports Day for the Elderly’ event attended by Dr Justyne Caruana

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing Dr Justyne Caruana, has attended a ‘Sports Day for the Elderly’ activity. Around 600 elderly people from various Day Centres around Malta attended the event, as well as 400 children from schools in the area. In her address, Dr Justyne Caruana said […]
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