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ENVIRONMENT: Wirt iż-Żejtun clean-up @ Wied iż-Żrinġ

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Today the 22nd April is Earth Day and around the world a number of people in various communities commemorated this day by volunteering in a clean-up action.  This clean-up campaign was also held in Malta in various localities on the … Continue reading

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ENVIRONMENT: The “triq taċ-ċawsli” will soon be lost

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Some people thought that the drought of the past months was the reason why most of the mulberry trees in Bormla Road, or what is commonly known as “it-triq taċ-ċawsli”, have remained bare and without leaves. Last week we have … Continue reading

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NEWS: Buleben saved for ever

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It has just been confirmed at the Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee that the area which was zoned for industrial development, pending detailed studies, in the 2006 South Malta Local Plan is being reversed to an area Outside Development Zone. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Proposal for a new Fuel Station in Żejtun

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Few weeks after the closure of the successful campaign by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Estate, we are again being faced with further development proposals which if approved will take up further green open space … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Folklore at the traditional feast of St Gregory

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On the first Wednesday after Easter Sunday, at Żejtun we celebrate the traditional feast of St Gregory.  This starts with a votive procession at Żejtun in the morning and ends up in a large picnic at Marsaxlokk in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Iż-Żejtun Barokk trail

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Notwithstanding the drizzling rain of this morning, a good group joined Iż-Żejtun Barokk trail  held this morning. All started from Misraħ Carlo Diacono where a short overview about the development of Baroque architecture in Malta was given as an introduction to … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Distribution of educational game BELTNA

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The educational game BELTNA which was produced by Wirt iż-Żejtun in 2013 through funding by the Small Initiatives Support scheme and MEPA, was distributed to the Year 4 students at the Żejtun Primary School. This game was designed in order … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Iż-Żejtun Barokk

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Iż-Żejtun Barokk will be the next heritage trail which will be organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun.  This will take place on the 19th March, a public holiday, and will start from Misraħ Carlo Diacono at 9:30. The trail will take us … Continue reading

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NEWS: We have saved Buleben for our future generations

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Wirt iż-Żejtun, the local NGO which expressed a national voice during the past weeks welcomes the statement made today by the Economy Minister Chris Cardona and Environment Minister Jose’ Herrera that government will be committed to reverse Buleben land from potential … Continue reading

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NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun presented its findings in Parliament

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This evening Wirt iż-Żejtun Executive Committee attended to the sitting of the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee which was called to discuss the proposal for the extension of Buleben Industrial Estate following a motion presented by Hon Dr Godfrey Farrugia. … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGY: Misqa-tanks discovered in the 1950s identified at Buleben

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Laurie Gravino was an archaeology enthusiast and photographer who lived at Żejtun and at a young age he used to accompany, Dun Ġwann Farrugia, in his country walks, always in search of historical remains. Gravino used to document anything found … Continue reading

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GALLERY: A picture is worth a thousand words

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Photographs taken by Manwel Abela

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EVENTS: Buleben informative walk

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In relatively warm weather with light overcast sky, Wirt iż-Żejtun held its planned walk to Buleben which was very well attended. All started from the parvis of the Żejtun Parish Church at 9:30 with the group walking through St Catherine … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGY: Punic Tombs? Not only

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Archaeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture and not just the excavation of tombs and old structures.  There are very important archaeological sites in which not a single structure exist, but the material deposited … Continue reading

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NEWS: Possible discovery of a lost medieval church

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The research being carried out by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the Buleben Feudal Estate, with the assistance of a number of voluntary experts in different fields is yielding very positive results and unfolding the cultural and natural assets of this area … Continue reading

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ENVIRONMENT: The fauna and its habitat at Buleben

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The renown nature photographer Guido Bonnet has sent us some beautiful photographs of fauna which is usually found in habitats identical to that in the rural area of Buleben. Running clockwise from top left corner: Żrinġ – living in humid … Continue reading

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ENVIRONMENT: “Land of high-grade agricultural value”

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“On the basis of an initial agricultural assessment carried out by the Department of Agriculture, the designated industrial land has been identified as being land of high-grade agricultural value.” This was reported in the preamble to policy SMZN 02 in … Continue reading