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June 05 - New Schools for Former St. Bernard's Hospital Building

school projectFormally announced today, Minister for Education Gilbert Licudi outlined the Government’s plans to convert the former St. Bernard’s Hospital into St. Bernard’s First and Middle Schools. As promised in the Government’s 2011 General Election Manifesto, Sacred Heart Middle School will be re-homed and re-named in the revamped building.

The schools will provide facilities for a sports court and sports hall, which will be shared by both schools, and will be available for public use after school hours. The building will house 16 classroom for the Middle School, as well as a library and a number of specialised rooms for Music, ICT, Art and Science. St. Bernard’s Middle School will also feature a glass roofed central hall, which will be available for students an teachers to carry out social and education activities.

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June 05 - GSD Statement On Fishing Report

gsdFollowing the tabling of the Fishing Report commissioned by the Government in Parliament yesterday, the Opposition has had an opportunity of reviewing its contents.  It intends, however, to carry out a more thorough review over the coming days. 

Whilst the report appears to represent a detailed analysis of matters as wide ranging as, for example, fishing stocks, information relating to these, the relevant history and EU and international conventions, the important ‘elephant in the room’ issue for the public is whether there will be a solution found to the current uncertainty.

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