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NGO Rota Suggest 8 Pointers For New Transport Minister

NGO Rota Suggest 8 Pointers For New Transport Minister
Jan 8 2024 Share

NGO ROTA have released a set of eight priorities that they believe the new Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works Chris Bonett can focus and change gears on. 

The NGO is urging Bonett to prioritise sustainable mobility and road safety for the benefit of the nation. 

‘Rota acknowledges the existence of poorly designed projects that pose significant risks to sustainable mobility users. With Hon. Bonett now in the driver’s seat, we see this an opportunity to change gear and tackle the below issues which need immediate attention’.

The eight points include prioritising sustainable mobility; re-evaluating the Msida Creek Project; Fixing the Mgarr Bicycle Lane; Improving Safety on Tal-Balal Road; Introducing Level Crossings in Marsa; Addressing the Driving License Racket; Implementing a Comprehensive Cycling Strategy; and Providing safe cycling routes along St Andrew’s Road. 

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Omar Farrugia Becomes Youngest Member Of Cabinet

Omar Farrugia Becomes Youngest Member Of Cabinet
Jan 8 2024 Share

Omar Farrugia has officially become the youngest member of cabinet at the age of 28 after Prime Minister Robert Abela announced a reshuffle. 

One of the notable changes is the nomination of Chris Fearne as Malta’s representative for the position of European Commissioner later this year. In the interim, Fearne will assume the roles of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Funds, Social Dialogue, and Consumer Protection. This move underscores Malta’s dedication to active participation and representation within the European Union.

Gozo’s Jo Etienne Abela, steps into the role of Health Minister, also taking charge of the Active Ageing portfolio. Meanwhile, Malcolm Paul Agius Galea is appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing, emphasising the government’s focus on addressing the needs of an ageing population.

The Ministerial portfolio sees further adjustments with Jonathan Attard taking charge as the Minister for Justice and Reforms in the Construction Sector, and Chris Bonett assuming responsibilities as the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure, and Public Works.

Omar Farrugia, a Labour MP, will serve as the Parliamentary Secretary for Public Works, contributing to the government’s efforts in enhancing public infrastructure. Clint Camilleri will undertake the role of Minister for Gozo and Planning, while Miriam Dalli is appointed as the Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Regeneration of the Grand Harbour.

Silvio Schembri, Clayton Bartolo, and Glenn Bedingfield are assigned roles as Minister for Economy, Enterprise, and Strategic Projects; Minister for Tourism and Public Cleansing; and Parliamentary Secretary for Public Cleansing, respectively, reflecting a comprehensive approach to economic development and environmental stewardship.

Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi will take on the crucial responsibility of Minister for Lands and Implementation of the Electoral Programme, ensuring effective governance and implementation of electoral promises.

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Donations And Support Pour In For Shawn Mifsud

Donations And Support Pour In For Shawn Mifsud
Jan 8 2024 Share

Shawn Mifsud and his wife Graziana have expressed their joy and appreciation over the overwhelming support from the public. 

Through donations and messages, the Maltese public is once again showing its generosity for the sepsis survivor Shawn, who had his limbs amputated to survive the disease. 

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‘Your support provides us with the immense courage to confront the difficulties and challenges we are presently facing’, the couple wrote on social media.

‘We extend heartfelt gratitude to all those who are organising fundraisers for Shawn.’

Those who would like to contribute can do so on

BOV  IBAN: MT13 VALL 2201 3000 0000 5001 1233 201.

BOV mobile to mobile: 79327955

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Here Are Some Of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here Are Some Of Your New Year's Resolutions
Jan 8 2024 Share

Here are some of your chosen New Year’s Resolutions!

As is customary of every turn of the year, people make all sorts of resolutions – whether they relate to fitness, their romantic life, their mental health… people have all sorts of different goals and aims!

 

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Research has however shown that the larger the resolutions the more likely they are to fail… unless people set tangible goals and plans, have support of those around them and keep track them along the year.

Have you set any resolutions?

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