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Over 3,200 Maltese Students To Receive Free Internet

Over 3,200 Maltese Students To Receive Free Internet
Apr 19 2024 Share

For the fourth consecutive year, a substantial investment of €1 million will provide free internet access to over 3,200 eligible students immediately after completing Year 11 of their post-secondary studies.

This initiative, announced today by Minister Clifton Grima of Education, Sports, Youth, Research, and Innovation, represents a continued commitment to supporting students as they progress beyond compulsory education.

Each eligible student will receive a €300 voucher, distributed between the last week of May and Saturday, August 31, 2024.

These vouchers, however, will expire after the specified date.

Minister Grima highlighted the significance of this initiative, which marks the fourth year of implementation and brings the total investment to over €4 million, benefiting more than 6,000 students overall.

The aim is to encourage and enable students to pursue further studies beyond compulsory education.

Students will be provided with a link to select their preferred Internet Service Provider.

Following this, they will receive their €300 internet voucher via email by the end of May, which can be redeemed for a 12-month internet subscription with any of the three main providers in Malta (Epic, GO, and Melita). Each student will have the flexibility to choose a suitable internet package using the voucher.

The Ministry is currently finalizing agreements with these internet service providers to ensure a seamless and efficient process for students to access and benefit from this initiative.

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Maltese Man Sells Car for €20,000 and Donates it to Puttinu Cares

Maltese Man Sells Car for €20,000 and Donates it to Puttinu Cares
Apr 19 2024 Share

In a heartwarming display of kindness, a Maltese gentleman has once again touched hearts by selling his car and contributing €20,000 to Puttinu Cares, a charity aiding children with cancer. This isn’t the first time Mr. David Stellini has demonstrated his compassion; last August, he marked his 60th birthday by raising an astounding €40,050 for the organization. Established in 2001, Puttinu Cares extends invaluable assistance to families seeking treatment overseas for their afflicted children, offering steadfast support amidst the challenges of battling this cruel disease.

Have you ever donated to charity?

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Tottenham Hotspur Legends Meet Maltese Fans & Students

Tottenham Hotspur Legends Meet Maltese Fans & Students
Apr 19 2024 Share

As the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club enter an exciting partnership to announce the Visit Malta Cup, three Tottenham Hotspur legends have been meeting local fans and students.

 

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Ledley King, Gary Mabbutt and Osvaldo Ardiles are continuing to meet their international fanbase, including students at the San Ġwann Primary School.

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Accompanied by Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo, the football legends got to know just how far their influence reaches as many Maltese took the opportunity to meet these respected icons of football.

 

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Prime Minister Advocates for Fair Single Market at European Summit

Prime Minister Advocates for Fair Single Market at European Summit
Apr 19 2024 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela of Malta asserted Malta’s stance on the Single Market’s fairness and addressed critical issues of competitiveness and peace during the Informal European Council Summit in Brussels.

Highlighting the importance of addressing challenges while upholding the aspirations of all Union citizens and businesses, Prime Minister Abela emphasized the need for a Single Market that works equitably for everyone. His message resonated with various European leaders as they engaged in discussions on competitiveness and the Single Market.

Key conclusions drawn from the summit underscored Malta’s consistent advocacy for a fair Single Market, particularly in sectors like medicine, and the ongoing support for small and medium enterprises. Notably, there was a call for streamlining procedures by reducing bureaucratic hurdles by 25%, a move endorsed by the Maltese government.

The Summit also saw discussions on the necessity of a competitiveness pact within Europe, aiming to facilitate sustainable business operations and transitions towards digitalization and environmental sustainability. Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta presented a report on the Single Market, which Malta pledged to scrutinize closely following Letta’s consultations with the Maltese government.

Prime Minister Abela stressed the importance of genuine equality within the Single Market, ensuring that smaller Member States and those on the periphery, like Malta, have equal opportunities. He reiterated concerns raised by Malta regarding the drafting of legislation within the Union, advocating for a nuanced approach that considers the diverse impacts on different states.

In addressing geopolitical tensions, the Summit delved into the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East, with particular attention to the conflict between Israeli forces and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Malta reaffirmed its commitment to peace and urged against excluding Middle Eastern parties from discussions, citing the risk of further escalation.

Discussions also extended to the relationship between the European Union and Turkey, encompassing trade cooperation and broader geopolitical concerns affecting Member States such as Greece and Cyprus.

Prime Minister Abela’s participation in the summit underscores Malta’s proactive role in shaping European policies and advocating for fairness and peace within the Union. As discussions continue, Malta remains committed to fostering a Single Market that benefits all its citizens and businesses while promoting stability and cooperation on the international stage.

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