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Malta’s Youngest Ever Local Council Candidate At 15 Years Old

Malta's Youngest Ever Local Council Candidate At 15 Years Old
Feb 27 2024 Share

At just the age of 15, Izak Catania De Giovanni has announced his candidature for the Fgura local council election. 

He took to social media to announce that, ahead of turning 16 this weekend, he will be contesting the elections along with the Labour Party and Labour Youths.

‘I was raised in Ħal Tarxien and I really love the locality of Fgura’, explained Catania De Giovanni, before outlining how he has represented his De La Salle college due to his role of prefect. 

‘It’s with great excitement and dedication that I step forward to serve our community. Together, let’s work towards building a brighter future for Fgura, fostering collaboration, and addressing the needs of all residents.’

‘Your support and participation are invaluable as we embark on this journey together. Together, let’s make a difference and shape the future of our beloved Fgura! Izak, Il-Vot Tal-Futur.’

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Marsaskala Aquatic Sports Club To Receive Title Of National Pool

Marsaskala Aquatic Sports Club To Receive Title Of National Pool
Feb 27 2024 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela took to social media to announce that the cabinet approved a decision to kick off a parliamentary process which would transfer the title of national pool to the Marsaskala Aquatic Sports Club.

This comes after, two years ago, the Prime Minister vowed during an electoral campaign that Żonqor is given back to the people. 

The Labour Party leader said that that was only the first step, going to announce the national pool title transfer. 

Robert Abela called this ‘another decision which will leave a positive effect on the community.’ 

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Sweden Set To Join NATO

Sweden Set To Join NATO
Feb 27 2024 Share

Sweden has overcome its final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary’s parliament ratified its bid, marking a “historic day” according to Sweden’s prime minister. 

This move, spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, received relief from other alliance members. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Sweden’s imminent accession, stating it would bolster the alliance’s strength and safety. 

Leaders like German Chancellor Olaf Scholz emphasized the significance of Sweden’s inclusion in enhancing Europe and global security. Following Russia’s invasion two years ago, Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO, abandoning their longstanding non-alignment stance. 

Despite Finland’s earlier accession in April last year, Sweden’s bid faced delays due to Hungary and Turkey. Ankara endorsed Sweden’s candidacy last month, with Hungary’s recent approval ending over a year of frustration among NATO members. 

The vote saw overwhelming support in Hungary’s parliament, with 188 members in favor and six far-right deputies opposed. With Sweden’s NATO membership on the horizon, the alliance anticipates reinforced defense capabilities and strengthened security in Europe and beyond.

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Illegal Dumping In Maltese Nature Persists

Illegal Dumping In Maltese Nature Persists
Feb 27 2024 Share

Taking to social media, Clean Malta re-shared the Malta Ranger Unit’s post which showed bulky kitchen appliances thrown into nature. 

‘Why pollute your own country’, asked Clean Malta. ‘We offer so many services as a government and as local councils and yet you still get people illegally dumping trash.’

The Malta Ranger Unit explained that if someone is caught illegally dumping waste from one’s vehicle, the court can order the sequestration of the vehicle (2 months to a year). 

A driving license could even be suspended over the illegal act. The Clean Malta Cleansing and Maintenance Division highlighted that despite the ongoing works, some people pay no mind to these efforts. 

‘Do not be part of the problem but be part of the solution,’ Clean Malta concluded. 

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