Tag: Owen Bonnici

Malta better prepared if schools constrained to close again – Minister...

Though all hopes are that the Covid-19 pandemic will not force new school closures, Education Minister Owen Bonnici said that the Maltese education system is now better prepared for this eventuality.

Removal of St Paul’s Bay ‘container classrooms’ awaiting procurement

The removal of the “container classrooms” – the prefabricated classrooms set up as a temporary solution to overcrowding – at the St Paul’s Bay Primary School is in the cards, but is awaiting the conclusion of a procurement process.

Bonnici claims he cleared Daphne memorial ‘to avoid conflict’

The public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia continues today, with Education Minister Owen Bonnici set to testify.

Minister insists reopening of schools crucial

Education Minister Owen Bonnici has confirmed that the guidelines governing the reopening of schools next month are set to be published on Friday, with the minister insisting that children could not afford to miss out on schools any longer.

Schools set to reopen in September, minister pledges

Education Minister Owen Bonnici insisted that things were all set for Maltese schools to welcome students at the start of the next scholastic year on Monday, 28 September.

Increasing exploitation of foreign workers in illegal employment

JobsPlus statistics suggest a clear trend when it comes to unscrupulous employers exploiting undocumented workers: a shift from the illegal employment of Maltese workers to that of foreign nationals.

Minister’s refusal to provide job loss figures frustrates PN MPs

Employment Minister Owen Bonnici refused to be drawn into stating how many jobs were lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, insisting instead on favourably comparing Malta to the rest of Europe.

Former EU Commissioner appointed UM Pro-Chancellor

Vella who served as European Commissioner for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime, had served as Minister in various cabinets along the years under four different prime ministers. He was first elected MP in 1976.

Literacy agency donates books to children’s homes

Maltese and English-language books are being distributed to all residential homes for children across the country through an initiative launched by the National Literacy Agency.

No public funds used in Bonnici’s ‘Love Actually’ video

Education Minister Owen Bonnici said that no public funds were used in the production of his May 1 video, inspired by a famous scene from 2003 romantic film Love Actually.