The Malta Independent 23 January 2020, Thursday

Culture Minister slams idea that Fort St Angelo used as billboard for advertising

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 08:10 Last update: about 8 months ago

Culture Minister Owen Bonnici this morning slammed the idea promoted by Heritage Malta that the façade of the iconic Fort St Angelo is used as a billboard for advertising purposes.

He was reacting to a notice appearing on the Heritage Malta Facebook page saying that advertising space was available on Fort St Angelo, asking anyone interested to contact the entity for more information.

In a post on Facebook, the minister said that the fort is a “fantastic historic structure”. He said he agreed that in some occasions, as was the case of Malta’s entry to the European Union or Valletta 18, projections on the façade form part of the national celebrations.

But he said he did not agree that the fort is used as a billboard for advertising purposes, enabling people with money to use the fort for their own gain.

The minister said that he was sure that this was not the scope behind Heritage Malta’s idea, but he had notified it that he did not like it.

Heritage Malta’s post (below) regarding advertising space on Fort St Angelo has since been removed.

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