Miriam Dalli promises sustainable future following ministerial appointment

Nov 22 2020 Share

During Robert Abela’s Cabinet reshuffle last Saturday, former MEP Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development.

Dalli left her post at the European Parliament to occupy a vacant spot in the Maltese Parliament, eventually being sworn in Minister.

The newly-appointed minister took to Twitter to promise that she “will work for a sustainable future for all families, workers and future generations.” 

She also took the opportunity to thank Prime Minister Abela for trusting her with the portfolio.


Here’s what happened in Robert Abela’s last Cabinet reshuffle

Nov 22 2020 Share

Talks of a cabinet reshuffle have been traversing social media for weeks now as Prime Minister Robert Abela finally announced the reshuffle on Saturday evening, making a number of noteworthy changes.

Notably, Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development while Clyde Caruana concluded his short tenure as Abela’s Chief of Staff as he was handed the Finance Ministry.

Other changes include Michael Farrugia’s replacement of Silvio Parnis as Minister for Elderly and Active Ageing, Justyne Caruana’s appointment of the Education Industry, with predecessor Owen Bonnici holding the Ministry for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Post-COVID-19 strategy. 

Julia Farrugia Portelli also loses her seat as Minister for Tourism, now-occupying the Inclusion and Quality of Life portfolio with Clayton Bartolo taking her place.


102 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 89 recoveries

Nov 22 2020 Share

Malta has registered 102 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,221 swab tests, while 89 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 31 cases were family members of previously known cases, 14 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 8 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 8,924 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,654 have recovered, 111 died and 2,159 are still active.


Hundreds of taxis left in fields as work in London dries up

Nov 22 2020 Share

With countries and industries around the world still feeling the effects of COVID-19, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the London cab industry, as hundreds of taxis are being stored in fields due to a rapid decline in demand. 

The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association of London has estimated that only one in five taxi drivers is still actively working with the number of licensed taxis falling by 3,900 since 8th November, according to the Transport for London (TfL).

The shocking photo shows a fraction of the 220 inactive taxis being stored in Epping Forest in Essex to stop insurance payments, with a number of unwanted intruders eventually stealing up to £120,000 in parts and equipment.