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Touching Interview Of Late Joseph Zammit Resurfaces

Touching Interview Of Late Joseph Zammit Resurfaces
Sep 19 2023 Share

Minister for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality Byron Camilleri shared an interview late Civil Protection Department officer Joseph Zammit sat for to honour his selfless and heroic nature. 

‘It is too tragic to have a worker go out on the job and not return’, wrote Camilleri. ‘I have been forwarded this interview of Joseph Zammit during which he describes how amazing it is to help others.’ 

‘Rest in peace. The whole country knows of the important service you provided throughout the years’, the minister said to honour his memory. 

In the interview on ONE’s Breakfast show, Zammit appealed for others to join the cause and acknowledged how most in the force very often look after other people’s lives far more than they do their own.

Zammit was asked by the interviewers whether he keeps in contact with those he helped or saved, to which he reveals that some do in fact return to thank them and express their gratitude. 

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Maltese Encounter Migrants Out At Sea Whilst Sailing

Maltese Encounter Migrants Out At Sea Whilst Sailing
Sep 19 2023 Share

A video uploaded to Instagram by a group of Maltese shows the moment they encountered a group of around 70 migrants making their way to Lampedusa on a green boat. 

The Maltese were heading to Lampedusa from Tunisia when they encountered the migrants, and they went on to offer them aid through water and other resources.

The Maltese lost sight of it when day turned into night, and they communicated the coordinates to the Italian authorities. 

 

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They received a reply a few hours later, with the Maltese stating they are assuming a rescue attempt was carried out later on. However, they did not receive an answer about the status of the migrants. 

‘We do hope those 70 souls are ok and made it to safety. Everyone deserves a chance to a better life’, said the Maltese.

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9 Month Old And 43 Year Old Man Grievously Injured In Car Accident

9 Month Old And 43 Year Old Man Grievously Injured In Car Accident
Sep 19 2023 Share

Yesterday, at around 2315hrs, police were informed of a traffic accident which occurred in Vjal l-Indipendenza, Mosta. 

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations showed that a crash had taken place between a Volkswagen Golf, driven by a 34 year old man resident of Ħamrun, and a Peugeot, driven by a 43 year old man from San Ġwann. 

Riding passenger in the Volkswagen was a 22 year old man from Rabat, a 20 year old woman from Valletta and a 9 month old baby.

The 43 year old and the baby were given medical assistance on site and later transported to Mater Dei Hospital via ambulance. They were both later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

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Why Malta Celebrates Independence Day

Why Malta Celebrates Independence Day
Sep 19 2023 Share

On September 21st every year, our island comes alive with patriotic fervour as Malta commemorates Independence Day. This significant holiday marks the culmination of our country’s long journey towards self-governance and freedom from British colonial rule. Let’s explore the history, traditions, and celebrations that make this day so special for the people of Malta.

Independence

Malta’s history is intertwined with the rise and fall of various empires and colonial powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Knights of St. John, and the British Empire. For nearly 160 years, from 1814 to 1964, Malta was under British rule, making its quest for independence a deeply rooted aspiration.

The road to independence was marked by political movements and leaders who tirelessly advocated for self-determination. Key figures such as Dom Mintoff, leader of the Maltese Labour Party, and George Borg Olivier, leader of the Nationalist Party, played pivotal roles in shaping Malta’s destiny. After years of negotiations, Malta achieved its independence on September 21, 1964, becoming a sovereign nation within the British Commonwealth.

The Celebrations Unveiled

Independence Day in Malta is a time of great pride and national unity. The celebrations begin with the ceremonial hoisting of the Maltese flag across the island.

Military parades, cultural performances, and speeches honour Malta’s history and the sacrifices made for independence, all while the streets are adorned in the national colours of red and white. In the evening, the skies light up with spectacular firework displays, casting a brilliant glow over the island.

Community gatherings are a hallmark of the day, where families and friends come together for barbecues, picnics, and festivities. Where are you off to this public holiday?

A Reflection of Resilience

Independence Day in Malta is more than just a day off work or a display of national symbols; it’s a reflection of the Maltese people’s resilience and determination. It’s a day to honour the sacrifices made by generations past and to appreciate the freedom and sovereignty enjoyed today.

Independence Day is a true reminder of Malta’s enduring spirit and its commitment to preserving its hard-won independence for generations to come.

Happy Independence Day!

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