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People Mostly Agree Priests Should Be Allowed Marriage

People Mostly Agree Priests Should Be Allowed Marriage
Jan 8 2024 Share

On a Facebook poll shared to our social media, MaltaDaily asked whether priests should be allowed to get married.

An overwhelming majority from a total of 232 comments agreed that this should be the case, with many expressing that this should have been implemented long ago.

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Meanwhile, 1,400 people reacted to the post with a like – signifying that they agree with the prospect – compared to just 109 reacting with a heart emoji, thus disagreeing. 

What do you think?

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Naomi Cachia To Become PL’s Parliamentary Whip

Naomi Cachia To Become PL's Parliamentary Whip
Jan 8 2024 Share

Speaking to journalists, Prime Minister Robert Abela revealed that in the coming days he will be establishing Deputy Naomi Cachia as the Labour Party’s Parliamentary Whip. 

Following the swearing in of new cabinet members, Abela said that this comes due to his beliefs in the capabilities of the youth. 

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The 29 year old will be succeeding Andy Ellul if the nomination is approved and was former president of the Labour Party’s youth wing. 

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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. 

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‘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.

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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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