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10 Persons Arrested In Police Inspections Of Paceville

10 Persons Arrested In Police Inspections Of Paceville
Feb 6 2024 Share

During last weekend, police continued with its work in the community, as well as various entertainment zones. 

Various operations related to inspections with entertainment areas around Malta to ensure that the establishments are operating according to the law when it comes to licenses, bouncer licenses and workers. 

24 establishments were inspected. In some, persons were found to be acting as bouncers but did not have the necessary licenses to work the job or to work in the country. 

10 persons were arrested – five from Serbia, 3 from Macedonia, 1 from Bulgaria and 1 from Bangladesh. 

Assisting the police in the inspections were Detention Services officials and JobsPlus officials. 

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95 Year Old Graduates And Plans To Finish Another By 102

95 Year Old Graduates And Plans To Finish Another By 102
Feb 6 2024 Share

Dr. David Marjot, aged 95, has set a new record as the oldest graduate of Kingston University, surpassing the previous record set at 93 in 1994. 

He received a standing ovation during the graduation ceremony for his achievement in obtaining a master’s degree in modern European philosophy. 

Marjot expressed gratitude for the support of his teachers and peers, emphasizing the importance of continually challenging oneself regardless of age.

Having lost his wife after 65 years of marriage, Marjot pursued the degree to keep his mind engaged. Now considering a part-time doctorate, he aims to complete it by the age of 102. 

Despite his initial hesitation about returning to education, he found the experience enriching and credits the university’s supportive environment.

Professor Stella Sandford praised Marjot’s contributions to class discussions, noting his wealth of knowledge and life experience. 

Marjot’s family attended the ceremony, where he reflected on his decision to pursue education later in life, encouraging others to do the same. While not Britain’s oldest graduate, Marjot’s accomplishment stands as a testament to lifelong learning and determination.

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Lucas Micallef On Challenges For Agricultural Sector In Malta

Lucas Micallef On Challenges For Agricultural Sector In Malta
Feb 6 2024 Share

The Maltese and Gozitan farmer has been facing serious difficulties in his sector, FKNK head Lucas Micallef wrote on social media. 

‘The European institutions should be closer to the interested parties to understand the sector better and not take decisions which do not make sense or impose laws which impact the sector negatively.’

He urged the relative institutions not to work with a ‘one size fits all’ system as the EU is doing. 

‘What is good for Nordic countries might not necessarily work for Mediterranean countries’, he continued. 

‘We see this in our sector – a sector which practices hunting and trapping and a sector which faces various difficulties. People who take decisions sometimes don’t know where Malta is or what our language is, let alone how they can understand the practice of the hunter or the agricultural operations in Malta and Gozo.’

‘Through dialogue, a balance can be reached. If we find this balance we can continue practicing our craft sustainably.’

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Owen Bonnici & Latvian President Discuss Language Digital Tools

Owen Bonnici & Latvian President Discuss Language Digital Tools
Feb 6 2024 Share

The Ċentru tal-Ilsien Malti organized a discussion session focusing on digital tools tailored for languages of small nations, such as Malta and Latvia. President Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia, currently on a State Visit in Malta, and Minister Owen Bonnici for National Heritage, the Arts, and Local Government, actively participated in the discussions.

Despite their size, Malta and Latvia share unique languages shaped by their socio-political histories. Both nations are actively working to strengthen their respective languages through various initiatives. Minister Bonnici affirmed the government’s commitment to supporting projects promoting the Maltese language in education and daily activities, particularly in public administration.

Minister Bonnici highlighted the potential for projects like traduzzjoni.mt to evolve further, encouraging collaborations on innovative language initiatives. He expressed support for Ċentru tal-Ilsien Malti and anticipated constructive discussions at the upcoming National Forum on the Maltese Language.

President Rinkēvičs emphasized the richness of both Latvian and Maltese cultures, noting technological collaborations between Latvian company Tilde and the Maltese government as examples of advancing competitiveness while preserving cultural heritage.

Norma Saliba, Executive Head of Ċentru tal-Ilsien Malti, noted engagement with various organizations and individuals to strengthen the national language in a globally interconnected world. She highlighted digital tools’ role in promoting and preserving the Maltese language through collaborations with local and international entities, citing the traduzzjoni.mt project as an example.

The discussions, held at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, involved entities focusing on Maltese language, artificial intelligence, information technology, research, and public administration.

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