What happened on... February 22
10, 25 and 50 years ago
10 years ago - The Sunday Times
Sunday, February 22, 2009
‘Jewish bones in Rabat are ours’
The Jewish catacombs in Rabat were at the centre of controversy in recent days after Heritage Malta called in police when a Jewish religious delegation allegedly entered the site without authorisation. The Jewish community in Malta is demanding that the bones found in the catacombs are given a proper burial according to Jewish rites.
A Jewish delegation made up of at least 10 experts, rabbis and archaeologists from Israel and the US was brought over to Malta by the Jewish community to carry out the burial. Lawrence Attard Bezzina, a representative for the Jewish community, said “The bones are scattered around and for us that is a sacrilege”.
Girl with ‘no mental illness’ at Mount Carmel
The father of a 14-year-old is incensed after his daughter was put in Mt Carmel Hospital’s female ward instead of the youth section, even though she “does not suffer from psychiatric problems”. Albert, 38, expressed concern over the repercussions this move will have, and insists Abigail should be with people her age at the Young Persons’ Unit.
25 years ago - The Times
Tuesday, February 22, 1994
Financial services laws to be published this week
The government is proposing a Tax Act and a Tax Management Act to regulate the payment, collection and verification of income tax, Finance Minister John Dalli said. The bills are among nine others being published this week.
All the laws are being drawn up in line with EU regulations and are in the framework of a Maltese financial services centre, soon to be set up, Mr Dalli said. The government is amending the Malta International Business Authority to remove the distinction between offshore and onshore business. MIBA will be replaced by the Malta Financial Services Centre.
The minister also discussed the Professional Secrecy Act, the Insider Dealing Act and a “state of the art” Money Laundering Act.
Sant calls for action on ‘illegal’ advert
The Labour Party expects the Electoral Commission and the police to see what needs to be done about the “scandal” of a front page local council advert in a Nationalist Party newspaper on Friday, the eve of local council elections. The PN issued a statement on Friday saying the advert had appeared by mistake.
Half a century ago - Times of Malta
Saturday, February 22, 1969
New Kalkara housing estate
Mr Basil M. Lindsay-Fynn, chairman, Friends of Malta GC, and Mrs Lindsay-Fynn, will be arriving in Malta on March 6 on an 11-day visit. Mr Lindsay-Fynn hopes to be present for the laying of the foundation stone of the new Kalkara housing estate by His Grace the Archbishop. The Friends of Malta GC have donated £5,000 for the Kalkara housing project.
Sunday roster for grocers
The Minister of Labour, Employment and Welfare, Dr V. Tabone, and the General Retailers Union, have reached an agreement enabling grocers to open on Sunday on a roster basis – two in each village and town. The amendment to the law, which would eventually be debated in Parliament, is being prepared.
A spokesman for the union said yesterday they wished to include butchers as well in the roster but their proposal was not accepted by the minister. The union’s previous proposal that grocers should close all day on Sunday had not been accepted by the minister.
Police close ferry bar
The bar of the Malta-Gozo ferry Jylland was closed on Police orders yesterday morning.