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PN Wants To Rule Country From Opposition, Says Prime Minister

PN Wants To Rule Country From Opposition, Says Prime Minister
Jan 15 2024 Share

Responding to journalist questions after the submission of the Labour and Nationalist Party’s respective submissions in the court case concerning Vitals-Steward, Robert Abela said that the submissions show that the Nationalist Party want to run the country from the opposition. 

The government’s lawyer said in court that the case filed by the Opposition is ‘legally surreal’ and can take away powers entrusted to the government. 

 

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On the Nationalist Party’s side, lawyer Edward DeBono said that the government is attempting to prevent the State Advocate from taking action on the scandal. 

In comments, Prime Minister Abela said the submission by the Opposition shows that the party has ‘given up on running this country’ and that, knowing that with no public support, they intend to take away government powers. 

Abela said that the Opposition does not believe in the principle of democracy by attempting to run the country whilst still not in government.

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Gladiator Set Pops Up In Xemxija As Sequel Continues Filming

Gladiator Set Pops Up In Xemxija As Sequel Continues Filming
Jan 15 2024 Share

As the Gladiator sequel continues filming in Malta, a filming site in Xemxija popped up and caught the attention of locals. 

A post on Facebook page ‘Proud to live in St Paul’s Bay’ explained that people wanting to see the set can, from Xemxija, walk up from the Xemxija Heritage Trail to Mizieb.

The post explained that various people and tourists were in the area visiting the location. However, if you do not manage to make it to this site, the Malta Film Commission is organising an open day this Sunday 21st of January. 

The open day at Forti Ricasoli will welcome fans of the film and give them the opportunity to see the set for the sequel.

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Terry Muscat Running For Local Council Candidate

Terry Muscat Running For Local Council Candidate
Jan 15 2024 Share

Terry Muscat has announced that she will be running for the Bormla Local Council this June. 

Taking to social media, Terry said that she wants to be a ‘bastion for Bormla residents. I want to work and strive to see Bormla be better than what it is.’

‘I want to keep working because there is more to change and Bormla, as you know, is close to my heart.’

‘That is why in June I will be needing your help as an independent candidate working for Bormla. Whatever happens, I will still be doing my part’, she concluded. 

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Restoration Work At Oratory Of The Honoured In Jesuit Church Inaugurated

Restoration Work At Oratory Of The Honoured In Jesuit Church Inaugurated
Jan 15 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici inaugurated restoration works at the Oratory of the Honoured in the Jesuit Church in Valletta. This restoration, costing €1,700,000 from national funds, covers both the Oratory of the Honoured and that of the Immaculate Conception, as well as the Sacristy. The restored oratories will be managed by the Jesuit Church Foundation for both cultural and religious purposes.

Emphasizing the importance of restoring these culturally significant sites in the heart of the capital, Minister Bonnici highlighted ongoing efforts since 2015, not only on oratories but also on houses, chapels, bell towers, and facades of the Church in Merchants Street, Archbishop Street, and St. Paul’s Street, with an investment exceeding €5 million.

While acknowledging the completion of the external restoration, the Minister stressed that the internal restoration process continues with an additional investment of €1,650,000. Bonnici affirmed the government’s commitment to preserving the national heritage, attracting visitors to experience Malta’s religious and artistic heritage.

Apart from the oratory works, paintings in the Oratory of the Immaculate Conception, a collaborative effort by Baroque artists Stefano Erardi (1630-1716) and Filippino Dingli (d. 1677), executed in 1650, were also inaugurated. President of the Jesuit Church Foundation, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Joseph Doublet, expressed satisfaction with visible results achieved in conserving and restoring the two oratories and sacristy.

The ongoing restoration not only gives back to the local community some of Valletta’s finest Baroque spaces but also creates a new cultural center in the city. This project aligns with the foundation’s cultural events, such as the ongoing Music & More season, promoting the artistic and musical talent of Maltese youth.

Mark Azzopardi, the architect overseeing the project, detailed the technical work, including careful attention to the restoration of the oratories’ structure and art. The project involved extensive preliminary studies, tests, and analysis of the painted surfaces, ensuring a meticulous restoration process.

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