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Prime Minister’s Chief Of Staff Glenn Micallef Resigns

Prime Minister's Chief Of Staff Glenn Micallef Resigns
Jun 26 2024 Share

Colonel Mark Mallia is set to replace Glenn Micallef as the head of the secretariat at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), according to an announcement by the government on Wednesday. Micallef’s resignation comes amid speculation whether it is linked to the Labour Party’s recent decline in voter support during the MEP elections.

Micallef had been instrumental in managing the Labour Party’s campaigns, including the successful 2022 general election effort alongside close aides Alexander Balzan and Johann Grech, chief of the Malta Film Commission.

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Micallef’s departure follows that of Daniel Micallef, the party’s deputy leader, who resigned shortly after the elections.

Prime Minister Robert Abela expressed gratitude to Micallef for his professionalism and service in a published letter, indicating a smooth transition to Mallia, who recently held roles at Transport Malta and the Foundation for Medical Services.

Micallef, previously Director General of Malta’s EU Coordination Department and a prominent figure in student politics, had also overseen the implementation of recommendations from a public inquiry.

The role of OPM head of secretariat is pivotal, overseeing government operations and advising the prime minister, though details on Micallef’s future within the government remain unclear.

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San Ġiljan Win President’s Cup Against Neptunes

San Ġiljan Win President's Cup Against Neptunes
Jun 26 2024 Share

Yesterday, San Ġiljan defeated their rivals Neptunes with the score of 12-9 , leading to their victory of the President’s cup.

Although their opponents had tied the score twice in the first two sessions and had taken a two-goal lead, they then exceeded in the later rounds. The turn of events occurred, though, when they lost Jake Muscat to substitution early in the second session because their opponents had more ammunition than they did.

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The first session ended all square with the lead alternating. It was balanced all the way with the centre approaches being crowded. The Reds led 5-3 after goals from Steve Camilleri and Mark Castillo in the second session.

After Jeremy Abela and Aaron Younger each scored twice to tie the game, Luigi Mallia gave Neptunes a 6-5 advantage. San Ġiljan’s Younger completed his hat-trick, and Matthew Zammit made the score 7–6. After goals from Camilleri and Dimitri Kholod for Neptunes, Jake Bonavia, Nikolai Zammit, and Ben Plumpton gave San Ġiljan the lead again. Before Camilleri concluded the game at 12-9, Gabriel Bonavia completed the victory.

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Tributes Pour On 15th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson’s Passing

Tributes Pour On 15th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Passing
Jun 26 2024 Share

Michael Jackson’s family, including his brothers and son Prince, are honoring him on the 15th anniversary of his death. The “Thriller” singer passed away on June 25, 2009, at age 50.

 

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Prince, 27, shared a photo of his dad performing at the 1993 Super Bowl halftime show, writing, “Miss you pops. The world felt better with you in it.” Jackie Jackson, 73, posted a nostalgic image of their early career, expressing disbelief at the 15 years without Michael.

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Tito Jackson, 70, shared a black-and-white portrait, adding heartfelt hashtags. Tito’s son TJ, 45, also paid tribute, calling Michael an eternal source of strength and love.

Michael Jackson, who would have been 65, died from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs, leading to Dr. Conrad Murray’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

A biopic featuring his nephew Jaafar Jackson is in development. Michael’s children—Prince, Paris, and Bigi—continue to uphold his legacy. Prince regularly listens to his father’s music, appreciating its reflection of Michael’s personality.

 

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In 2022, he spoke to PEOPLE about the challenges of living up to his father’s legacy and the guidance he misses. The Jackson siblings also made a rare joint appearance at a London preview of “MJ: The Musical” in March, continuing to celebrate their father’s impact and legacy.

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Man Beaten Up In Balluta Last Night

Man Beaten Up In Balluta Last Night
Jun 26 2024 Share

A man was beaten up by a  group of around 5 others in Balluta last night, left on the street seemingly unconscious as passers-by were left baffled by the situation.

 

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The incident reportedly happened at around 11pm yesterday evening, and it is unclear wha provoked the assault.

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The state of the man is currently also unknown.

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