November 2022

THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT The President launches the l-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign with an appeal for unity and environmental protection

President George Vella launched the 19th edition of the l-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF). Present for the launch were Mrs Miriam Vella, the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, Clifton Grima, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Education, Mr Matthew Vella, and the CEO of Bank of Valletta, Mr Kenneth Farrugia.   President Vella said that this campaign fosters a great sense of solidarity, unity, and love for the environment in children. “We are helping children to realize, from a young age, that the money they put in the


THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE Launch of the ‘8000 Years of Water, A Maltese Story of Sustainability’ book

Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli, together with Water Services Corporation CEO Karl Cilia, launched a new book, 8000 Years of Water, A Maltese Story of Sustainability, which tells the story of water production in Malta across the millennia.   The 500-page book, authored by 15 experts in the field and full of original photographs of seldomly seen locations around the Maltese islands, tells the untold story of water in the Maltese islands, from pre-history all the way to the present.   While speaking on the importance water plays in society, Minister Miriam Dalli remarked that the book