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.

"Architecture in Malta" - DOI Competition

The eighth theme for the monthly DOI photo competition is “Architecture in Malta”.  Malta boasts a wide array of architectural styles.  Some structures, like the Prehistoric Temples were planned by unknown masters; others like the Mosta Rotunda by the renowned Grognet.  Both are known all over the world.  Participants are invited to submit photographs featuring all facets of architecture in Malta.

President of Malta honours Dimech from Malta's oldest ‘dgħajsa’

A traditional Maltese ‘dgħajsa’ (shall take pride of place at next Friday’s activity in Valletta marking the 100 years since Manuel Dimech’s exile. The dgħajsa forms part of a small fleet of boats belonging to the Koperattiva tal-Barklori. It is named ‘Palomba’, and is the oldest in the Maltese Islands.

Dual

​Many still fail to understand how strongly the Maltese economy is running in a dual mode. It relies on two engines of productive activity which operate according to different rhythms. One engine runs on traditional lines – it is made up of manufacturing, construction and internal trade.

​​The other features the new services that have flooded into Malta these past twenty years – namely financial services and the sectors of internet gaming.
​The two engines function independently of each other.

Klay Rooney seems to be following his fathers footsteps

Wayne Rooney's youngest son Klay seems to be following his father’s footsteps as he was spotted playing with a miniature football while on holiday with his family.

With his mum Coleen Rooney proudly looking on, the one-year-old kicked up the ball, before picking it up and throwing it to his grandfather in the pool.

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Prince Harry seems to have found himself the perfect girlfriend

Prince Harry seems to have found himself the perfect girlfriend. It certainly seems that might be the case – but it could get confusing as she shares her name with his stepmother, Camilla.

Prince Harry seems to have enjoyed a mini-break at a French resort of St Tropez last week, with his new love interest, Camilla Thurlow.

Camilla, 25, pictured below, is the ‘mystery’ brunette Harry was spotted kissing at Guy Pelly’s nightclub Tonteria in June, three months after he split from Cressida Bonas.

Building in Rosny-Sous-Bois, Paris collapses due to explosion

Eleven people were injured – at least four seriously after an explosion in a four-storey apartment building in Paris.

One child and an elderly woman have been found dead whilst others are trapped in rubble.

Rescue teams are currently searching through the rubble to find ten people, five of which are children.

According to Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said it appeared the explosion, which occurred about 7:00am local time, was caused by a gas leak.

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Migrant boat capsizes near the coast of Tripoli

According to a Libyan coast guard official said a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.

Abdel-Latif Mohammed said the coast guard found the damaged rubber boat early Sunday off the shores of al-Qarbouli, 50 kilometres east of Tripoli. The boat carried at least 100 people.

Last week at least 100 African migrants, including five children, drowned in the same area.

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