UPDATE: Drifting competition permit withheld as Mepa objects

UPDATE:

More than 300 people have gathered at MonteKristo Estates to dismantle the tents and to also transfer the cars to Hal Far as the programme of Friday has now been moved to Hal Far.

The event which was expected to be held at MonteKristo will now take place at Hal Far. All those individuals who have bought their tickets for the event for Friday will now be able to use it either on Saturday’s or Sunday’s events.

Protest to be held today on illegal immigration cancelled

UPDATE: Police have confirmed that there were two applicants who lodged their application which was eventually withdrawn by both of them.

Earlier:
Earlier this week an event was making rounds on Facebook promoting a protest against illegal immigration.

While people were promoting the event, around 13,000 were invited and 300 had confirmed their attendance as of Sunday morning. However, when the police were contacted they said that nobody has applied for a permit to organise such rally as of Sunday.

New Detention Centre in Naxxar Grounds?

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by a representative of the government that 98 people, children along with their families are being kept at the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar.

Earlier:

Sources close to di-ve.com have expressed their concerns regarding detention vans seen passing through the streets of Naxxar during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Di-ve.com was also told that the vans stopped in front of the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar where, it seems that this morning the police guarding the area seem to have increased.

Helga Ellul proposes Freeport for Luxury Goods

In a press conference held today, PN MEP candidate Helga Ellul outlined a proposal for the setting up of a Freeport for Luxury Goods in Malta, a facility in which high value items would be stored free of any taxes or customs duties. These items could include anything ranging from works of art to precious stones and documents. Apart from storage, the facility could also house showrooms where people could buy or sell items on-site. 

Reforms

Reforms

The meaning of the word “reform” (as well as the meaning of what it implies) was totally devalued during the years of Nationalist administration. Then, to all changes whether small or large, the “reform” label got attached, especially in the field of public administration – even when in fact the change would be a step back, towards structures of behaviour that were only relevant in the past.

The National Bank case should be now closed once and for all

The Nationalist Party welcomes the decision of the Court in favour of the shareholders of the National Bank and believes that, in the light of this decision, the matter should be closed once and for all.

The Nationalist Party had over the past years tried to find an out-of-court settlement to resolve this long-standing case in a just manner. A number of offers had been made including one in the last legislature which had proposed a compensation of around €25 million. Regrettably, however, no agreement on an out-of-court settlement was reached.

EU Budget 2015 must promote growth and jobs

The EPP Group wants to promote growth and jobs with a credible and solidary budget that strengthens scientific research, Erasmus+, the CEF and SMEs. It therefore does not accept the Council's position, presenting cuts and deepening the payments problem.

OSCE helps find sustainable funding model for Montenegrin public broadcaster

The financial sustainability of the Public Broadcasting Service, Radio-Television Montenegro (PBS RTCG), and its preparation to digital switch-over were in focus of a seminar organized today by the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union and RTCG.

“Public Service Broadcasting is crucial in providing citizens with public information based on reliable sources, objective news reporting and high quality programmes and the Mission is ready to support that goal,” said Ambassador Janina Hrebickova, Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro.

Barroso Commission: when we stand united, we can achieve things

Speaking on behalf of the EPP Group at the European Parliament's last debate with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP warmly thanked Barroso and all the Commissioners for their dedicated work. “You were a good Commission President, a real driving force behind Europe”, he told José Manuel Barroso.

Kellogg’s Adds Low Fat Special-K Granola to its Cereal Line

Nowadays, consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and look for breakfast and snack options that help them balance their active lifestyle with their nutritional needs.

To address this need gap, Kellogg’s, the world renowned producer of breakfast cereals, has added the Kellogg’s Special K Granola to its cereal variety. Marking this exciting addition, Kellogg’s is holding instore sampling sessions in various supermarkets throughout the months of October and November 2014.

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