The Malta Independent 19 April 2024, Friday
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Temping agencies licence law now in force – Prime Minister

Sabrina Zammit Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 13:22 Last update: about 16 days ago

The temping agencies licencing law has come into force Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Tuesday.

He said that there have already been 31 temping agencies operators that have registered to get their license to operate under the new law. Abela took the opportunity to remind those who do not register of the consequences that they will face, such as having their operations stopped if they don't adjust their operations by 1 June.

Abela was speaking during a press conference where he gave an update as to what the government has achieved since it was elected two years ago.


He said that the government introduced the Skills Pass for workers in the tourism sector, which he said will ensure a higher standard of service.

He also said that an agreement has been reached with the Environmental Landscapes Consortium for Wied Incinta to be opened and enjoyed by the public in the coming months.

Apart from that, he spoke of Project Green's work. He said that starting from next month more spaces in Ta Qali national park, which the government has been working on, will also be opened to the public.

He said that over the past years, the government has also managed to safeguard Hondoq ir-Rummien.

Abela said that given Malta has registered economic growth, the focus will now shift on the economic wealth being available to more people.

The Prime Minister also made reference to Notary Myriam Spiteri Debono, who is set to become President of Malta on 4 April. He said that it was important for the country to have a President who, in their decisions, reflects the ideology of the nation, and that they are satisfied with the selection.

Abela was also asked by the media on whether the government would be extending the social initiative entitled Stabbiltà, to other products which might not essentially be food items. The imitative brought together more 400 shop operators to have prices of 450 essential food items reduce by a minimum of 15% below the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) on the RRP as on 31 October 2023. Although not giving a definitive answer, the Prime Minister said that this scheme has created a 'price war' amongst stakeholders regarding who is going to offer the cheapest price. 

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