Chris Fearne is set to retain his position as health minister - and also remain Deputy Prime Minister - in the shake-up to the Cabinet that is being
Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM
Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM
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Chris Fearne is set to retain his position as health minister - and also remain Deputy Prime Minister - in the shake-up to the Cabinet that is being planned by Prime Minister Robert Abela.

Fearne lost the leadership battle to Abela, failed to attend the PL congress concluding session in which Abela delivered his first speech and also deserted the swearing-in ceremony that was held on Monday.

But Abela has said repeatedly, since winning the election, that he sees Fearne as part of his team and would like to have him participate in the Cabinet.

Fearne was among Labour MPs seen entering Castille yesterday morning as Abela is holding individual meetings to inform his colleagues of his plans. With the Fearne hurdle overcome, now he can move on. Had Fearne not accepted the proposal, Abela would have had to rehash his ideas for the Cabinet.

Addressing the media on Monday, Abela said that he and Fearne had spoken several times between the election and the swearing-in ceremony.

Apart from Fearne, the other Labour Deputy Leader - Chris Cardona - was also seen at Castille this morning.

Both Fearne and Cardona were reluctant to speak to the media, saying that the appointment of the Cabinet is the PM’s prerogative.

Fearne has been Health Minister since 2016, and is seen as having been one of the more successful ministers under the Muscat administration.

His decision not to quit the Deputy PM position also means that no election is needed to replace him.

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Chris Fearne to be re-appointed health minister, to stay on as deputy PM

Streamcast denies allegations about investment in data centre in Malta

Streamcast denies allegations about investment in data centre in Malta

India’s Streamcast company, which will have a data centre in Malta, has issued a statement denying certain allegations in an article in Shift News, and which has been quoted in a Nationalist Party statement.

The company declared that the investment of some five million euro in the data centre has been made by the company and not by Enemalta, which only rented out the premises for the data centre in Marsa. Streamcast declared that not one single euro of this investment comes from either Enemalta or the Government. It added that the first phase of the project has been completed.

The statement further points out that over the past two years the Streamcast group has invested millions of euro in Malta in the technology and informatics sectors as well as in the hospitality sector, without seeking financial assistance from Government or Maltese institutions.

 

WATCH: Sinkhole opens up and ‘swallows’ bus in China

WATCH: Sinkhole opens up and ‘swallows’ bus in China

Six persons died and at least another 16 sustained injuries after a sinkhole opened up in a street in China and swallowed up a bus with passengers.

The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining. Besides the persons on the bus, other persons who were standing at a bus stop were also injured.

Video footage shows an explosion below street level, with a big hole opening up and the bus falling into it.