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UPDATE: Police have confirmed that there were two applicants who lodged their application which was eventually withdrawn by both of them.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

Idris Elba planning Luther album

Idris Elba, better known as BBC detective Luther and Heimdall from Thor, is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.

Elba, 42, has given the album the working title Murder Loves John because he said he’s like to dissect the idea of someone who can deal with so much darkness.

Next week the actor releases his debut album, mi Mandela, inspired by Elba's African heritage and his role as Nelson Mandela in 2013's Long Walk to Freedom and it will be but the first album in a series of albums which will be character inspired.

Taylor Swift is first female to succeed herself on US chart

Taylor Swift has become the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The 24-year-old’s latest track Blank Space rose 12 places to bump her previous hit Shake It Off, off the top spot.

Swift is the 10th act to score the feat overall, following acts such as the Beatles, Usher and the Black Eyed Peas.

Penelope Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel

Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz is in talks to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 fashion comedy Zoolander, which has been in the pipeline for several years.

The news came hot on the heels of the Dumb and Dumber sequel scored a box office hit 20 years after its first outing.

Owen Wilson, who played Stiller’s top model rival, and Will Ferrell’s sinister designer Mugatu have been rumoured to be returning to the sequel however nothing has been confirmed as yet, according to Deadline.

MH17 crash: Debris leaves rebel-held eastern Ukraine

Remains of the wreckage from the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, have left rebel-held eastern Ukraine heading to the government-run city of Kharkiv, transported by train and overseen by Dutch experts.

The debris and unidentified human remains will be taken to the Netherlands for further examination.

MH17, which was shot down in July, 298 people were killed, most of which were Dutch nationals. The exact cause of the crash in eastern Ukraine has not been established.

Record amount of over 16,000 people take part in the sixth edition of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2014

A record amount of over 16,000 people took part in the sixth edition of The President's Solidarity Fun Run 2014. The President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca thanked the Maltese and Gozitan people who always come all out where there is a need for solidarity. She said the Maltese and Gozitan people recognize how to join forces wholeheartedly to give their support.

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