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A Total Of 55,000 People Attended Public Service EXPO24

A Total Of 55,000 People Attended Public Service EXPO24
May 31 2024 Share

The Public Service Expo 2024 at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali presented a series of significant launches and announcements under the theme “Investing in Skills”.

Over 391 registrations for organ donations took place, as well as 260 coeliac screenings and 39 blood donations. Meanwhile, 533 new ID cards were issued, as well as the awarding of 160 educational awards.

During the EXPO around 500 people inquired about Positive Parenting, and another 500 asked about pensions and social benefits. Gemma’s financial education quiz saw the participation of 183 people.

6,495 photos were printed and 730 persons checked out the immersive technology at the expo! But that’s not all.

Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled 250 electric vehicles, marking a pivotal step in the government’s mission to safeguard the environment and achieve carbon neutrality. He highlighted key initiatives like the Shore-to-Ship project, which reduces emissions by 90%, and similar efforts at Malta Freeport, aimed at ensuring cleaner air and providing more green spaces for families.
Principal Permanent Secretary Tony Sultana announced a strategic plan to enhance the Public Administration’s environmental targets, beginning with the introduction of electric vehicles to replace over 370 traditional diesel and fuel vehicles.

During the Expo, three collective agreements were signed, benefiting 7,000 public officers with improved working conditions and updated grades and scales. These agreements, the first updates since the nineties, also introduced new allowances, performance bonuses, and trainee programs for students in trade and technical sectors.

A new portal, geohub.gov.mt, was launched, providing real-time information on public services and locations, enhancing service efficiency and accessibility for citizens.

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KM Malta Airlines Launches New Mobile App

KM Malta Airlines Launches New Mobile App
May 31 2024 Share

KM Malta just announced a new mobile application today , which allows customers to book and manage their flights through the application seamlessly.

The application was developed in collaboration between KM Malta Airlines and Branchspace, which is a digital technology company for airlines with their headquarters based in London.

Some of the main features for this application will be that it will allow users to search and book for flights, which allows for secure payments and easy booking options. This check in process allows for customers to save time at the airport, ensuring a smooth start to their journey.

This application is now available for download both on iOS and Android platforms.

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Dr Lydia Abela Shares Inspiring Moment With Special Olympics Athletes

Dr Lydia Abela Shares Inspiring Moment With Special Olympics Athletes
May 31 2024 Share

Dr. Lydia Abela, shared to her social media platform, an inspiring moment with the Maltese athletes of the Special Olympics.

Although the wife of the Prime Minister goes on to describe this moment as a beautiful one, she also does not fail to emphasise the effort and dedication that each and every one of these Maltese athletes give. This effort has led to our country shining in international competitions, and maintaining excellent results.

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The Prime Ministers wife was accompanied by Anna Calleja, the National Director of Special Olympics Malta, where Dr. Abela not only spoke to the athletes individually, but also shared the moment of training alongside them.

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Third Edition Of Refugee Week Malta Coming This June

Third Edition of Dance Beyond Borders Coming This June
May 31 2024 Share

Dance Beyond Borders, a foundation that unites people through dance and the arts will be hosting their third edition of  Refugee Week Malta this June. This festival is the local version of the world’s largest arts and culture festival which celebrates the creativity, contributions, and resilience of people seeking sanctuary.

The third edition of this festival will be held from the 14th till the 23rd of June with the theme issued by Refugee Week UK of Our Home. Various organisations, public entities, and individuals who work in the fields of Art and Culture, Migration and Environment. The festival’s programme features a wide range of events split into four stands: Performance, Conference, Film, and Participate. These individuals will be coming together to curate  events exploring this theme and how we can practice solidarity, allowing us to explore the meaning of our own home and how we can make it a more welcoming safe space for all.

Join us in celebrating Refugee Week Malta 2024, where we come together to honour the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees, fostering a more inclusive and understanding society.

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