Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,944 of 6th February 2018

No. 135

ĠIEĦ IR-REPUBBLIKA ACT

(Cap. 251)

IT is hereby notified that in accordance with Article 29 (1) of the Ġieħ ir-Repubblika Act, the President of Malta, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved the recognition of the conferment of the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit to the Maltese national Mr Stephen Parnis England by the Republic of Poland.

5th January, 2015

 No. 136

PERMANENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION

 IT is notified for general information that the President of Malta, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, in accordance with the provisions of article 3 of the Permanent Commission Against Corruption Act (Cap. 326 of the Laws of Malta) has appointed Mr John Rizzo and Dr Philip Magri as Members of the Permanent Commission Against Corruption for a period of five years with effect from 25th January, 2018.

1st February 2018

 No. 137

ARMED FORCES OF MALTA (REGULAR FORCE)

 The President of Malta terminated the Commission of Lieutenant Christian Busuttil in the Armed Forces of Malta (Regular Force) with effect from 28th December, 2017.

6th February, 2018

No. 138

ARMED FORCES OF MALTA (REGULAR FORCE)

The Minister approved the removal of Lieutenant Christian Busuttil from the Armed Forces of Malta Regular Force in line with Regulation 14 of S.L. 220.03, with effect from 28th December, 2017.

6th February, 2018

 No. 139

LEGAL NOTICES PUBLISHED IN THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

IT is notified for general information that the following Legal Notices were published in the Supplement to the Government Gazette No. 19,941 of the 30th January, 2018, and No. 19,943 of the 2nd February, 2018, respectively.

L.N. 28 of 2018: Traffic Regulations Ordinance (Cap. 65); Breath Test (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 29 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Bye-Laws of 2018 to amend the Bye-Laws of 2017 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Degree of Master of Arts in Health, Medicine and Society – M.A. – under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.

L.N. 30 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action – M.A. – Degree Course Regulations, 2018 under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.

L.N. 31 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Bye-Laws of 2018 to amend the Bye-Laws of 2014 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Degree of Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies – M.A. – under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.

L.N. 32 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Bye-laws of 2018 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Degree of Master of Social Work under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.

L.N. 33 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Bye-Laws of 2018 to amend the Bye-Laws of 2010 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Degree of Executive Master of Business Administration – Executive M.B.A. – under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.

L.N. 34 of 2018: Education Act (Cap. 327); Doctor of Medicine and Surgery – M.D. – Degree Course (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 35 of 2018: Duty on Documents and Transfers Act (Cap. 364); Duty on the Acquisition of the Second Immovable Property to be used for Own Residence (Exemption) Order, 2018.

L.N. 36 of 2018: Development Planning Act (Cap. 552) Billboards and Advertisements Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 37 of 2018: Income Tax Act (Cap. 123); Notional Interest Deduction Rules, 2018.

L.N. 38 of 2018: Income Tax Act (Cap. 123); Tax Accounts (Income Tax) (Amendment) Rules, 2018.

L.N. 39 of 2018: Duty on Documents and Transfers Act (Cap. 364); Duty on the Acquisition of the Second Immovable Property to be used as Sole Residence (Exemption) Order, 2018.

L.N. 40 of 2018: Police Act (Cap. 164); Chief Executive Officer (Duties and Conditions of Appointment) Regulations, 2018.

6th February, 2018

No. 140

ADOPTION ADMINISTRATION ACT

(Cap. 495)

Board of Appeal

IT is hereby notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Adoption Administration Act of 2008 (Cap. 495), and for the purpose of that Act, the Minister for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity has appointed Ms Doriette Scicluna, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, as member on the Board of Appeal.  This appointment is for a period of three years with effect from the 4th February, 2018.

6th February, 2018

No.  141

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL (CUSTOMS)

THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Finance has approved the following acting appointment: 

NAME

POSITION    

DEPARTMENT

DATE

Mr Ian Muscat

Director General        

Customs

05.02.2018


6th February, 2018

No. 142

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL (CUSTOMS)

THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Finance has approved the following acting appointment: 

NAME

POSITION    

DEPARTMENT

DATE

Mr Alan Mamo

Director General        

Customs

12 - 13.02.2018          


6th February, 2018

No. 143

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL (CUSTOMS)

THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Finance has approved the following acting appointment:

NAME

POSITION    

DEPARTMENT

DATE

Ms Marisa Hewer

Director General

Customs

6 - 11.02.2018


6th February, 2018

No. 144

WARRANT BY THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

IT is notified that in exercise of such powers as provided by Article (3) of the Commissioners for Oaths Ordinance (Cap. 79) the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government appointed as Commissioners for Oaths, whilst performing such functions and as long as they continue in that capacity, and/or for the period indicated in the same appointment, whichever is the earlier, the undermentioned:

Ministry for European Affairs and Equality

Mr Alistair-Paul Borg

Mr Anthony Azzopardi


Ministry for Health

Ms Melanie Xerri

Ms Barbara Briscoe

Ms Josephine Sultana

Mr Dominic Azzopardi

Ms Maria Josette Sultana

Mr Mark Garrett

Ms Roseanne Camilleri

Ms Miriam Xiberras


Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion

Ms Francesca Cassar

Ms Helga Mizzi

Mr Carmel Vassallo

Ms Tania Carabott

Dr Kathleen Vella

Mr Mauro Sammut

Ms Denise Demicoli


Board of Inquiry

Ms Emily Fiott

Mr James Pearsall

 

Lands Authority

Ms Charmaine Borg

Mr Ronald Psaila

 

Police

Sergeant Charlene Abela

Sergeant Ian Vella

Sergeant Sarah K. Zerafa

Sergeant Joseph Zammit

Sergeant Antoine Micallef

Sergeant Mario Fenech

Sergeant Diane Vella

Sergeant Maria Scicluna

Sergeant Nicholette Attard

Sergeant Christine Micallef

Sergeant Ashley Vella

Sergeant Caroline Camilleri

Sergeant Kenneth Vella

Sergeant Louise Catania

Sergeant Dennis Agius

Sergeant Alison Formosa

Sergeant Christabel Mallia

Sergeant Major Mario Mifsud

Sergeant Martin J. Agius

Sergeant Malcolm Buttigieg

Sergeant Major Eugenio Caruana

Sergeant Major Dunstan Camilleri

Sergeant Major Paul Zahra

Sergeant Major Joseph Borg

Sergeant Major Silvio Ellul

Sergeant Major Keith Caruana

Sergeant Major Isabella Camilleri

Sergeant Gordon Borg

Sergeant Major Nicholas Farrugia

Sergeant Major Jason Caruana

Sergeant Major Francis Gauci

Sergeant Major Joseph Cauchi

Sergeant Major Emanuel Scicluna

Sergeant Major Audrey Cassar

Sergeant Stefan Mercieca

Sergeant Major Mario Rotin

Sergeant Major Jennifer Saliba

Sergeant Major Lawrence Caruana

Sergeant Major Victor Buttigieg

Sergeant Major Rita Compton

Sergeant Major Gerald Attard

Sergeant Alexander Schembri

 

By Authority

Owen Bonnici

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government

 6th February, 2018

 No. 145

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT

(CAP. 318)

Appointment of Umpires

 

IN exercise of the powers conferred by section 107 of the Social Security Act (Cap. 318), the Minister for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity is pleased to appoint Dr Adrian Camilleri, LLD, Dr Noel Camilleri, LLD, Dr Edward Gatt, LLD, Dr Shaheryar Ghaznavi, LLD, Dr Katia Mercieca, LLD, and Dr Vincent Micallef, LLD, to be Umpires for the purposes of the said Act.

 

These appointments are for a period of one year with effect from the 3rd February, 2018.

 


6th February, 2018


No. 146 

NOTARIAL PROFESSION AND NOTARIAL ARCHIVES ACT

(CAP. 55)

Appointment of Notary Delegate/Keeper

IT is hereby notified that in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 20 of the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Court of Revision of Notarial Acts has appointed Notary Dr Samuel Bezzina to be Notary delegate and keeper of the Acts for Notary Dr Elaine Farrugia for the period between the 31st January, 2018 and the 4th February, 2018.

Today, the 2nd day of February, 2018

JANET CALLEJA

For the Registrar, Court of Revision of Notarial Acts

No. 147

COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS ORDINANCE

(CAP. 79)

IT is notified that in exercise of such powers as provided by Article (3) of the Commissioners for Oaths Ordinance (Cap. 79) the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government appointed as Commissioners for Oaths, whilst performing such functions and as long as they continue in that capacity, and/or for the period indicated in the same appointment, whichever is the earlier, the undermentioned:

Legal Procurators

Ms Mary Galea Debono, L. P.

Ms Melissa Anastasi, L. P.

Ms Michelle Sant, L. P.

Mr Joseph Catania, L. P.

Mr Joseph Gatt, L. P.

Mr Joseph Zammit, L. P.

Ms Josette Attard, L. P.

Ms Katrina Zammit Cuomo, L. P.

Ms Liliana Buhagiar, L. P.

Ms Louisa Tufigno, L. P.

Ms Lucy Bonello, L. P.

Ms Madeleine Firman, L. P.

Ms Maria Dolores Fenech, L. P.

Ms Marie Claire Bartolo, L. P.

Mr Mario Buttigieg, L. P.

Mr Mario Mifsud Bonnici, L. P.

Mr George Cremona, L. P.

Mr Edgar Montanaro, L. P.

Ms Eunice Maria Fiorini, L. P.

Ms Carmen Bellia, L. P.

Ms Caroline Zerafa, L. P.

Ms Catherine Fenech, L. P.

Chev. Paul Saliba, L. P.

Ms Christina Fiorini Lowell, L. P.

Ms Christine Caruana Aquilina, L. P.

Ms Davina Sullivan, L. P.

Ms Denise Portelli, L. P.

Ms Doreen Aquilina, L. P.

Mr Gordon Pisani, L. P.

Ms Heidi Testa, L. P.

Ms Helen Valenzia, L. P.

Ms Hilda Ellul Mercer, L. P.

Mr Jean-Pierre Busuttil, L. P.

Ms Joeline Pace Ciscaldi, L. P.

Mr John Galea, L. P.

Ms Nadine Farrugia, L. P.

Ms Nicholette Aquilina, L. P.

Mr Noel Scerri, L. P.

Ms Pauline Mallia, L. P.

Mr Paul Magro, L. P.

Mr Peter Paul Sammut, L. P.

Ms Francesca Balzan, L. P.

Ms Francesca Scerri, L. P.

Mr Francesco Catania, L. P.

Mr Peter Paul Zammit, L. P.

Mr Quintin Tanti, L. P.

Ms Rowena Grima, L. P.

Ms Sacha Guillaumier, L. P.

Ms Sandra Mifsud Bonnici, L. P.

Ms Sarah Jacobsen, L. P.

Ms Sylvana Vella, L. P.

Ms Vanessa Grech, L. P.

Ms Vanessa Magro, L. P.

Ms Vera Lungaro Mifsud, L. P.

Ms Veronica Rossignaud, L. P.

Mr Matthew Agius, L. P.

Mr Daniel Aquilina, L. P.

Ms Emanuela A. Bianco, L. P.

Mr Gerald Bonello, L. P.

Mr Alan Scicluna, L. P.

Ms Alison Wadge, L. P.

Mr Anthony Stellini, L. P.

Mr Anthony Theuma, L. P.

Ms Antoinette Micallef, L. P.

 

By Authority

Owen Bonnici

Minister for Justice, Culture

and Local Government

 

6th February, 2018

No. 148

NOTICE IN TERMS OF THE PRIVATE GUARDS AND LOCAL WARDENS ACT, 1996

(ACT nO. XIII OF 1996)

 THE Commissioner of Police, in terms of articles 7 and 8 of the Private Guards and Local Wardens Act, 1996, hereby notifies that the following applications as mentioned hereunder have been received:

Application for licence of Local Warden

                                              

Name and Surname

Identity Card No.

Address

Shawn Farrugia

274087M

8, Twelve Oaks, Triq Il-Palma, il-Gudja.

Mark Mercieca

56283M

149, Angel of Music, Triq Il-Merħba, il-Fgura.

Application for licence of Private Guards                 

 

Name and Surname

Identity Card No.

Address

Rita Vella

345261M

66, M. Assunta, Triq Karmenu Ciantar, L-Imqabba

Jamie William Camilleri

48195M

3, San Gejtano, Triq l-Isptar San Ġiljan, Il-Fontana, Għawdex

Dorotheo Saliba

101867M

White Pearl, Triq is-Superjur Manwel Camilleri, Iż-Żurrieq

Mark Vella

108972M

48, Black Pearl, Triq Ġużè Ellul Mercer, Ħad-Dingli

Michael Pace

267957M

2, Balluta Bldgs, Flat 10, Triq Il-Karmelitani, San Ġiljan

Johan Briffa

418586M

Sainte Marie Crt, Flat 4, Triq Ġużeppi Hyzler, Il-Mosta

Marco Joseph Bugeja

306290M

14, Triq San Tumas, Il-Ħamrun

Keith Bonnici

359684M

176, Telgħet Birkirkara, San Ġiljan

Marvin Darmanin

371576M

6, Au Soliel, Flat 1, Triq il-Kampanella, Il-Fgura

Maria Azzopardi

518362M

72, Triq Doni, Ir-Rabat

Lawrence Civelli

750262M

85, Oleander, Triq Sant’Antnin, Il-Fgura

Stephen Farrugia

409769M

Blue Dolphins, Flat 1, Triq l-Għenieqed, Ħ’Attard

Giovanna Mercieca

229559M

Paradise, Triq in-Nissieġ, Ħaż-Żabbar

Owen Gilford

479693M

Blk C, Flat 7, Triq it-Tarzna, L-Isla

Christopher Marshall

329671M

86, Cottonera Bldgs, Flat 7, Vjal Kottoner, Il-Fgura

Mohamed Omar M. Mesbah

150991A

59, St Anthony, il-Bajja s-Sabiħa, Birżebbuġa

Rene Brincat

381684M

36, Sqaq Lajri, Ħaż-Żabbar

Donavan Borg

350099M

Ringo, Triq l-Imnarja, Ħad-Dingli

Mary Grace Farrugia

400170M

15, Bougainvillea, Triq l-Iskulturi Fabri, Iż-Żurrieq

Aldo Spiteri

484864M

243, Karald, Triq il-Merħba, Il-Fgura

Romualdo Farrugia

381562M

1, Triq il-Punent, Il-Belt Valletta

Dorianne (Dolores Anna  Mifsud

516774M

5, Triq Ġammari Dalli, Ħal Għaxaq

Tony Mallia

137271M

44, Triq l-Inkurunazzjoni, Sqaq Nru. 1, Ħaż-Żabbar

Neil Muscat

567390M

111, Triq A. Cuschieri, Birkirkara

Mary Farrugia

526061M

45, Maknousa, Pjazza tal-Ġublew tad-Djamanti, L-Imqabba

Giovanni Trovato

171893A

Venice Flat 2, Dawret it-Tunnara, Il-Mellieħa

Dario (Dario Joseph) Borg

320067M

51, Darmon, Triq ir-Raheb Kurradu, In-Naxxar

Martin Camilleri

542674M

62, Triq Farsons, Il-Ħamrun

Charlo’ Saliba

541788M

147, La Conchilia, Triq il-Ħortan, Marsaskala

Charmaine Cassar

465777M

Bieb B, Flat 8, Telgħet Raħal Ġdid, Paola

Rita Abela

284575M

11, Għonnella, Sqaq San Vinċenz, Ħaż-Żabbar

Joseph Veneziani

137869M

2, Ġesù Redentur, Triq in-Nevew, Ħaż-Żabbar

Ali Saleban Jama

55514A

Charles Joe, Flat 3, Triq Efesu, San Pawl il-Baħar

Paul Mifsud

267470M

44, Adonai, Triq Santa Bernardetta, Il-Qrendi

Carmelo Portelli

326860M

Binja Tifkiriet Puniċi, Flat 6, Triq San David, L-Imtarfa

Christopher Catania

206272M

56, St Rita, Triq il-Wilġa, Ħal Tarxien

Ionela Sultana

602899M

7, Rosemar, Trejqet Patri Ġwann F. Grima, San Pawl il-Baħar

Anuscka Bartolo

146176M

43, Triq il-Lvant, Il-Belt Valletta

Emanuel Cutajar

683255M

134, Emabel, Triq Dun Ġorġ Zammit, Birżebbuġa

Jonathan Zammit

44285G

34, Triq il-Palma, Ir-Rabat, Għawdex

Fedele Benedict Bartolo

248165M

18, Triq Dun Ġużepp Naudi, Ħal Għaxaq

Kenneth Micallef

539675M

Għajn Kajjet Blk C, Flat 8, Misraħ il-Feniċi, Ir-Rabat

Mario Cardona

24656G

204 A, Triq San Blas, In-Nadur, Għawdex

Joanne Xuereb

444684M

54, Nest Bldgs Flat 4, Triq il-Marlozz, Il-Mellieħa

Sheila (Sheila Mary) Agius

352671M

St Marie Flat 5, Triq Dun Marcell Mallia, Ħal Għaxaq

Owen Amato

296798M

Binja Tal-Mensija Ent. D, Flat 3, Triq l-Erbgħa u Għoxrin ta’Ġunju, San Ġwann

Gallad Ahmed Ali

100204A

110, Ben Venidos, Triq il-Wilga, Ħal Luqa

Akram Mohamed H. Trabelsi

150415A

Classic Flts, Flat 11, Triq Misrah il-Barrieri, L-Imsida

Stefan Dokic

107114A

Gatt, Triq in-Naġġar, Il-Mosta

Luke George Sciberras

550286M

Old Trafford, Triq Mons. Mikiel Azzopardi, Is-Siġġiewi

John Camilleri

25572G

78, Angel Eyes, Triq Tal-Ħamrija, Ix-Xewkija, Għawdex

John Vella

48959G

Tal-Gelgul, Vjal il-Labour, Ix-Xewkija, Għawdex

Joseph Azzopardi

9581G

The Farm, Triq Tad-Duru, In-Nadur, Għawdex

Mary Caruana

387670M

Gold Mine Flat 1, Triq it-Tin, Iż-Żurrieq

Carmel Zammit

33063G

Sacro Cuore, Triq Ċetta Mintoff, Ir-Rabat, Għawdex

Mark Paul James Micallef

161788M

121, Ġawhra, Triq Tumas Galea, Birkirkara

Geoffrey Tabone

314173M

244, Triq Santa Duminka, Ħaż-Żabbar

Gianluca Virgili

142644A

Blk B, Flat 4, Warda ta’ Pompei, Triq is-Sebħ, Il-Marsa

 

Any person may, within one month from the publication of this notice, object in writing to the Commissioner about the issue of the above licences on any of the grounds listed in section 10 of the Private Guards and Local Wardens Act, which are:

(a) where the applicant or any officer of the applicant or any person who has an effective control of the services to be provided by the applicant.

(i) has been convicted in Malta or elsewhere of any crime against the safety of the state, or of any crime of voluntary harm or injury to any person or any crime against property or public trust or any other serious crime; or

(ii) has been declared bankrupt or his financial position is precarious or otherwise renders the applicant unsuitable; or

(iii) has been discharged from the police or armed forces  or the prison services because of any offence or other misbehaviour; or

(iv) is a public officer or a member of the police or armed forces or the prison services; or

(b) when information is available which is in the public interest; or

(c) where the applicant does not possess the necessary qualifications as may be prescribed by or under the Act.

6th February, 2018

No. 149

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Government Grant on the purchase of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles to be used as Taxis or Vehicles for Hire with a Driver

The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, together with the Authority for Transport in Malta, is launching an incentive in the form of a financial grant for the licensing as Taxis or Vehicles for Hire with a Driver of new M1 Category vehicles which are wheelchair accessible so that persons who make use of wheelchairs may have easy and unaided access to these transport services.

Through this scheme persons who own a Taxi licence or a Public Service Garage licence for the hiring of Vehicles with a Driver may receive a grant amounting to €10,000 when licensing a new M1 Category vehicle which is wheelchair accessible to be used as a Taxi or as a Vehicle for Hire with a Driver, and at the same time de-register another M1 or N1 category  vehicle which is at least 10 years old from its year of manufacture, which had a valid circulation licence issued in Malta for the past five years and which is registered and licensed in their name.

The scheme is deemed to have come into effect on the 1st of January, 2018, and shall be limited to 5 taxi vehicles and 5 vehicles for hire with a driver on a first come first served basis. The scheme shall remain open until the 31st of December, 2018, or until the allocated budget of €100,000 is exhausted.

The conditions of this scheme are without prejudice to the requirements stipulated in the Taxi Services Regulations (S.L.499.59), the Motor Vehicles Regulations (S.L.65.11) and the Authority for Transport in Malta’s standing Policy concerning the issuing of licences for Public Service Garages (PSG); and such requirements shall apply at all times unless otherwise specified.

The Scheme

1. Interpretation

For the purpose of this scheme, unless the context otherwise requires:

‘applicant’ means the individual person, registered company or partnership applying for the grant under this scheme and who is the owner of a Taxi Licence or the owner of a Public Service Garage licence for the Hiring of Vehicles with a Driver;

 ‘application’ means the application made for a grant under this scheme;

 'Authority’ means the Authority for Transport in Malta set up under the provisions of the Authority for Transport in Malta Act (Cap. 499);

‘certificate of conformity’ means the document set out in Annex IX of Directive 2007/46/EC, issued by the manufacturer and certifying that a vehicle belonging to the series of the type approved in accordance with that Directive complied with all regulatory acts at the time of its production;

vehicle registration certificate’ means the vehicle registration certificate issued by the Authority providing proof of registration of the motor vehicle;

‘Euro Standard’ means and corresponds to the dates set out in the current EU Directives and Regulations establishing emission limits for the registration of new motor vehicles;

 ‘grant’ means the grant being given under this scheme to the purchaser of a wheelchair accessible vehicle to be licensed as a Taxi or as a Vehicle for Hire with a Driver;

registered company’ has the same meaning as is assigned to it under Article 2 of the Companies Act (Cap. 386);

‘licence’ means the circulation licence issued on a motor vehicle to be driven on the road and which is to be renewed annually;

‘Public Service Garage Licence’ has the same meaning as is assigned to it in regulation 62 of the Motor Vehicles Regulations (S.L. 65.11);

‘Taxi licence’ has the same meaning as is assigned to it in the Taxi Services Regulations (S.L.499.59);

Malta’ means the Maltese Islands;

 ‘person’ means a natural person;

‘person residing in Malta’ means a natural person who either holds a legally valid identification document issued in terms of the Identity Card and other Identity Documents Act (Cap. 258) or who has a residence permit or a letter issued from the expatriate office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

‘Public Service Garage (PSG) Policy’ means a document published by the Authority for Transport in Malta which lays down the conditions for the issuing and running of a Public Service Garage Licence;

‘registered owner’ means the person, registered company or partnership in whose name a motor vehicle is registered by the Authority;

‘partnership’ includes an association, which is not registered under the Companies Act (Cap.386), between two or more persons;

‘Member State’ means a Member State of the European Union;

‘de-registration’ means the permanent removal of a motor vehicle from its registration with the Authority for Transport in Malta and thereafter, that motor vehicle shall never be registered again to be used on the road in Malta;

‘wheelchair accessible vehicle’ means a motor vehicle that allows easy and unaided access to persons who make use of wheelchairs.

‘Category M1 vehicle’ means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of persons and which may carry no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver;

‘Category N1 vehicle’ means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes;

‘new motor vehicle’ means a motor vehicle which has never been registered in any country;

‘Vehicle for Hire with a Driver’ means a motor vehicle registered under a Public Service Garage Licence so that it may be hired out with a driver and, unless otherwise specified, does not include a self-drive vehicle for the purpose of being driven by the hirer;

‘de-registered vehicle’ means a Category M1 or N1 vehicle which has been de-registered;

‘European Union’ has the same meaning as is assigned to it by article 2 of the European Union Act (Cap. 460), and includes Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein;

 2. Area of applicability

2.1 The scheme applies to persons residing in Malta, to registered companies and partnerships if that person, company or partnership:

 is the registered owner of a Taxi licence; or

is the holder of a Public Service Garage licence; and

is the registered owner of an M1 or N1 motor vehicle which is at least 10 years old from the year of manufacture and which had a valid circulation licence issued in Malta for the past five years, provided that such vehicle shall continue to be so registered and licensed until the date of application of the grant, and is de-registered at the time of the registration of the wheelchair accessible vehicle.

2.2. Every person, registered company or partnership shall be entitled to only one grant under this scheme.

3. Manner of application and supporting documents

(i) The following application process for this grant scheme shall apply:

(a) In the case of a vehicle being ordered that is already adapted for wheelchair access:

(i) Before the vehicle is ordered, the applicant shall submit the following documents for the Authority’s approval:

the vehicle’s technical details;

form WAV1 duly filled and signed by the applicant;

copy of a legally valid identification document of the applicant;

details of the vehicle to be deregistered.

(ii) When the vehicle is ordered the applicant shall present the Authority with a copy of the order so that the grant may be reserved on his behalf;

(iii) When the vehicle arrives in Malta, the agent or the applicant shall submit the certificate of conformity, detailing the vehicle’s chassis number and technical details so that it can be registered and licensed for use on the road;

(iv) If the vehicle is to be licensed as a Taxi, the applicant shall also submit form TX-A1 indicating what shall happen to the vehicle registered under the Taxi Licence up to that moment;

(v) If the vehicle is to be registered as a Vehicle for hire with a Driver, the applicant shall submit the most recent Public Service Garage licence Certificate;

(vi) At the same time when the wheelchair accessible vehicle is to be licensed for use on the road, the applicant shall submit a certificate of destruction issued by an authorised treatment facility certifying that the vehicle which is at least 10 years old from its year of manufacture and which had a licence issued in Malta for the past five years has been destroyed in the same facility and therefore may be de-registered by the Authority.

(b) In the case of a vehicle being ordered that is not already adapted for wheelchair access, and which will be so modified in Malta:

(i) Before the vehicle is ordered, the applicant shall submit the following documents for the Authority’s approval:

the vehicle’s technical details;

form WAV1 duly filled and signed by the applicant;

a vehicle modification proposal prepared and signed by a warranted Mechanical Engineer;

copy of a legally valid identification document of the applicant;

details of the vehicle to be deregistered.

(ii) When the vehicle is ordered, the applicant shall present the Authority with a copy of the order so that the grant may be reserved on his behalf;

(iii) When the vehicle arrives in Malta, the agent or the applicant shall submit the certificate of conformity, detailing the vehicle’s chassis number and technical details so that it can be registered and garaged;

(iv) The vehicle shall be immediately taken to the place where it shall be modified, and the modification shall be done according to the engineer’s modification proposal as approved by the Authority;

(v) The modified vehicle shall be presented for inspection at the Authority’s Technical Unit, along with a report prepared by a warranted Mechanical Engineer certifying that the modifications done to the vehicle are safe;

(vi) When the vehicle is approved by the Technical Unit, it may be licensed for use on the road;

(vii) If the vehicle is to be licensed as a Taxi, the applicant shall also submit form TX-A1 indicating what shall happen to the vehicle registered under the Taxi Licence up to that moment;

(viii) If the vehicle is to be registered as a Vehicle to be Hired with a Driver, the applicant shall submit the most recent Public Service Garage licence Certificate;

(ix) At the same time when the wheelchair accessible vehicle is to be licensed for use on the road, the applicant shall submit a certificate of destruction issued by an authorised treatment facility certifying that the vehicle which is at least 10 years old from its year of manufacture and which had a valid licence issued in Malta for the past five years has been destroyed in the same facility and therefore may be de-registered by the Authority.

Applications under this scheme, together with all the relevant documents, shall be submitted or sent by the applicant to the Road Transport Licensing Unit, Transport Malta, Level 0, A3 Towers, Arcade Street, Paola, between 7.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., during working days.

4. Eligibility

(i) To be eligible, an applicant shall conform with subsections 2.1 and 2.2 of Section 2, and with all applicable conditions and regulations stipulated in the Taxi Services Regulations (S.L.499.59), the Motor Vehicles Regulations (S.L.65.11) and PSG Policy of the Authority for Transport in Malta;

(ii) To qualify for the grant, a wheelchair accessible vehicle shall be:

(a) a new M1 category vehicle complying with Euro Standard 6b or 6c in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 459/2012, as certified on the vehicle’s Certificate of Conformity;

(b) manufactured in a way so that a person using a wheelchair may access the vehicle easily and unaided, and may be transported in the vehicle safely; or

(c) modified locally, as approved by the Authority’s Technical Unit, so that a person using a wheelchair may access the vehicle easily and unaided, and may be transported in the vehicle safely. Such modification shall not take longer than 3 months from the date of the vehicle’s registration in Malta to be completed;

(d) licensed for use on the road as a taxi or as a vehicle for hire with a driver by not later than 31st December, 2018.

(iii) To qualify, a vehicle that shall be de-registered shall:

(a) have at least ten (10) years on the date of application, with the age being calculated by deducting the vehicle’s year of manufacture shown on the vehicle’s registration certificate from the year in which the application is submitted;

(b) have been licensed in Malta for the past five years and issued with a circulation licence by the Authority in the name of the applicant on the date when the vehicle is to be de-registered, as shown on the vehicle’s registration certificate or as confirmed by the Authority;

(c) have been transferred to an authorised treatment facility;

(d) have to be de-registered in terms of Part VIII of the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations (S.L.368.02) not more than 5 working days before the wheelchair accessible vehicle is registered.

(iv) The grant given shall not be assessed as income for tax purposes.

(v) The scheme will be limited to 5 taxi vehicles and 5 vehicles for hire with a driver on a first-come-first-served basis

5. Payment of Grant

Where an applicant qualifies for the grant, such grant shall be paid directly to that applicant when the wheelchair accessible vehicle is licensed for the first time as a Taxi or as a Vehicle for Hire with a Driver.

6. Validity of application

An application shall not be deemed to have been submitted by the applicant unless it is completed in full and is accompanied by all the relevant documents. If the application is not completed correctly and the relevant documents are not included, the claim for the grant shall not be processed unless the missing information is provided. The Authority for Transport in Malta shall write to the applicant advising him of the additional information required.

7. Refunding of grant

The new motor vehicle purchased by the applicant for the grant shall remain registered in his name as a Taxi or as a Vehicle for Hire with a Driver for a period of at least thirty-six (36) months from the date of first registration. If the registered owner of a wheelchair accessible vehicle on which a grant has been granted under this scheme, transfers the said vehicle, for any reason other than a transfer causa mortis to an heir, to a third party, or does not keep the wheelchair accessible vehicle licensed as a Taxi or as a Vehicle for Hire with a Driver before the expiry of the thirty-six month period, then that person shall refund the grant received to the Authority.

8. Duration of scheme

This scheme shall remain in force until the 31st December, 2018, unless modified or terminated beforehand by a Notice in the Government Gazette. The scheme shall be automatically terminated when the total amount of approved grants reach the amount of €100,000.

9. Amendments to the scheme

The Minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects shall have the right to make any amendments to this scheme by a Notice in the Government Gazette.

10. Fraudulent claims

Where a fraudulent claim arises, the Minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects may institute criminal proceedings against those responsible. In the event of an incorrect payment of a claim, the Ministry responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects reserves the right to recover funds paid in error.

6th February, 2018

 Transport app form Gaz 6.2.pdfTransport app form Gaz 6.2.pdf

Lands Gozo Gaz 6.2.pdfLands Gozo Gaz 6.2.pdf

 No. 151 

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS ACT

(CAP. 46)

THE Commissioner of Inland Revenue notifies that, on the date shown hereunder, the price of gold and silver on which valuations made by the Consuls for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths are based has been fixed for the purposes of article 14 of the said Act as follows:

 

                                    Date                              Pure Gold                     Pure Silver

                                                                             Grams                           Grams

                                       

                                 6.2.2018                             €34.954                          €0.470

6th February, 2018

 

 

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