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Tul l-aħħar snin saru numru ta’ apelli formali lill-kontrollur tad-dwana, biex jirregola id-dħul ta vetturi fi ħdan il-portijiet lokali u biex titieħed azzjoni immedjajta kontra persuni mhux liċenzjati li qegħdin jiġu permessi jidħlu fil-port u jagħmluha ta’ Burdnara. Għalkemm saru diversi apelli, sfortunatament, dawn l-apelli, waqgħu fuq widnejn torox.
Għal-darb’oħra, il-Burdnara Section Committee tinnota li Kap. 203, Artiklu 3 tal-liġi ta’ Malta jgħid li ħadd ma jista’ jagħmilha ta’ Burdnar ħlief b’permess tad-dwana u skont permess tad-dwana mogħti għalhekk mill-kontrullur. Barra minnhekk Artiklu 9 tal-istess Kap jgħid li importatur, esportatur u sid ta’ merkanzija jistgħu jittrasportaw merkanzija minn jew għall-tinda tad-dwana, maħżen għal depożitu, veranda, mall jew post iehor ta depożitu, permezz tas-servizzi ta’ Burdnar liċenzjat.
During the first Executive Council meeting for the year 2019, Paul Abela has been confirmed as GRTU President for the year 2019.
The Executive Council also elected GRTU’s 6 Vice Presidents as follows:
GRTU President Paul Abela said that not only was 2018 another busy year for GRTU but it was also an extraordinary year.
“This year GRTU started operating from its new headquarters in Floriana. At the same time we also started implementing the biggest EU funding project ever administered by GRTU in terms of value. This is helping GRTU be stronger and more effective, providing GRTU and its members with great benefits”, said the GRTU President.
On the 13th March 2019, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri launched the National eSkills Strategy which runs between 2019 and 2021 and aims to, amongst others, address the need for existing and new digital skills that shall be required by nearly all jobs in the medium term was.
Speaking at the launch of the strategy, Mr Schembri said that the IT sector had become more and more important, with all business activites requiring some level of technology integration into their everyday running.
The National eSkills Strategy 2019-2021 gives strong strategic direction and trajectory, providing a set of recommendations with possible initiatives that Malta can undertake. Key recommendations include the adoption of a rolling strategy, training for SMEs in terms of applied emerging technologies for economic growth, developing local talent, focusing on the youth, shifting young people towards being participative rather than just consumers of technology, and assessing digital skills in education, amongst other relevant recommendations.
GRTU's Vice President (Finance & Admin), Marcel Mizzi was appointed as a member of the Strategic Consultative Committee. The committee was created to provide feedback to Government regarding changes to the strategy as well as assisting in the uptake of the intiatives that the Strategy will include.