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53 New Recruits Complete Training & Join Police Corps

53 New Recruits Complete Training & Join Police Corps
Jun 1 2024 Share

The Police Force has been strengthened by 53 new constables who completed a seven-month recruit training course conducted by the Academy for Disciplined Forces.

This course, which included academic, practical, and physical training, is accredited at MQF Level 4 by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority. These new constables will now begin serving the communities and the country.

The training covered various subjects, including ethics, diversity, Maltese laws, rules and procedures, and investigations of crimes such as domestic violence, child abuse on electronic sites, sexual offences, and mental health awareness. These 53 constables join the 102 other constables who have joined the Police Force in recent months.

At the passing out parade ceremony, Minister for Home Affairs, Security, and Employment Byron Camilleri highlighted the government’s investment not only in the tools used by the police but also in improving salaries, conditions, and rights. He encouraged the new officers to work closely with the community to enhance security and maintain public confidence in the Police Force.

Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà emphasized that while the Maltese Police Force is one of the oldest institutions of its kind, it is now updated with a focus on professionalism and efficiency.

Recent public opinion surveys, both local and European, show that the vast majority of Maltese and Gozitans have confidence in the Force and its officers, attributing these positive results to motivated officers who work closely with the community.

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38.8% Of Youth Think Other Youth Won’t Vote

38.8% Of Youth Think Other Youth Won’t Vote
Jun 1 2024 Share

According to a new survey concerning ‘Young People’s Opinions On European Affairs’ by Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ (KNZ), 77.6% of Maltese youth responding (90) said they will be voting in the upcoming European Parliament and Local Council elections.

However, when asked about their opinion of how the majority of young people will cast their first preference vote, the second largest group (38.8%) said that youth won’t vote.

The majority in second category was a vote for the Labour Party at 43.1%, followed by a third category for the Nationalist Party at 10.3%.

Conducted by the National Youth Council of Malta in the lead-up to the 2024 European Parliament elections an online questionnaire collected both qualitative and quantitative data from 117 respondents, aged 16-35.

The survey found that for 68.4% of respondents, Malta’s EU Membership mattered more than Malta’s Neutrality. 53% even said that they trust the European Institutions more, with 9.4% saying they trust the Maltese state more. 25.6% said they trust neither.

Find the full study here.

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Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario

Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario
Jun 1 2024 Share

During an interview, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Tajani rejected 4 candidates proposed to him for a hypothetical Erasmus trip and instead choose Maltese politician and EP President Roberta Metsola.

Tajani, who is also the secretary of Forza Italia as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy, was asked who he would pick if he had the chance to travel outside of Italy on an Erasmus trip.

 

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His options were Mario Draghi, Matteo Renzi, Elly Schlein or Ursula von Der Leyen. However, he doubled down on choosing Metsola.

Saying that he respects her a lot, he acknowledged how despite coming from a very small island her career took her to the centre of European politics.

‘She truly represents the spirit of Erasmus’, concluded Tajani.

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Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections

Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections
Jun 1 2024 Share

Early voters have started to convene and to exercise their right to vote at the Naxxar voting station.

 

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People who will not be able to vote next week due to being abroad or any other reason have been given the chance to input their vote this weekend.

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