November 8, 2022

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER Prime Minister Robert Abela meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

  In the margins of the COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Prime Minister Robert Abela held a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.   The meeting focused mostly on the Commonwealth Secretariat request for Malta to serve on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group.   Prime Minister Robert Abela said Malta is honoured to serve within this Group and will be playing an active role in ensuring that democratic principles, human rights, and rule of law are upheld.   On climate change, the Prime Minister reiterated that Malta will continue supporting Small Island Development States in their efforts to


NASA Moon Rocket Launch Delayed Again, This Time by Storm

NASA again rescheduled its long-delayed uncrewed mission to the Moon on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Nicole churned toward the east coast of Florida, officials said. A launch attempt, which had been scheduled for November 14, will now take place on November 16, Jim Free, a senior official at the U.S. space agency, said on Twitter. It is the third delay of the highly anticipated launch in as many months. “Our people are the most important aspect of our mission,” wrote Free, who is NASA’s associate administrator for exploration systems development. “Adjusting our target launch date for #Artemis I prioritizes employee


Inflation, Abortion Top Issues for US Midterm Voters, Exit Poll Finds

  Inflation and abortion topped the list of issues motivating U.S. voters in Tuesday’s midterm elections, followed by crime, immigration and gun policy, an exit poll conducted by Edison Research showed. Turnout for the midterms, which will determine control of Congress and a number of state governorships, was about evenly divided between men and women, according to the poll. The following is a summary of some of the survey’s latest findings: About 6 out of 10 voters said they were “dissatisfied or angry” about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v Wade, and about the same percentage said