Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,938 of 23 January 2018

No. 71

PUBLICATION OF BILL
IN SUPPLEMENT

IT is notified for general information that the following Bill is published in the Supplement to this Gazette:

 
Bill No. 24 entitled the Production of Cannabis for Medicinal Use Act, 2018.

23rd January, 2018




No. 72

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. 19,935 of the 16th January, 2018, and No. 19,937 of the 19th January, 2018, respectively.

L.N. 17 of 2018: Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549); Establishment of the Park Nazzjonali tal-Inwadar (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 18 of 2018: President of Malta and other Officers (Salaries) Act (Cap. 186); President of Malta and other Officers (Revision of Salaries) Order, 2018.

L.N. 19 of 2018: Judges and Magistrates (Salaries) Act (Cap. 175); Judges and Magistrates (Revision of Salaries) Order, 2018.

L.N. 20 of 2018: Commissioners for Justice Act (Cap. 291); Commissioners for Justice Act (Schedule) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 21 of 2018: Statute Law Revision Act, 1980 (Act No. IX of 1980); Correction of Laws Order, 2018, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2016 (Act XV of 2016).


L.N. 22 of 2018: Income Tax Act (Cap. 123), Tax Rebate (Pensioners) (Amendment) Rules, 2018.


L.N. 23 of 2018: Health Care Professions Act (Cap. 464); Health Care Professions Act (Amendment of Fourth and Fifth Schedules) Regulations, 2018.

L.N. 24 of 2018: Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Cap. 425); Fishing Vessels (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

23rd January, 2018




No. 73

ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
(REGULAR FORCE)

The MINISTER for Home Affairs and National Security is pleased to approve the promotion of the under mentioned to the rank of Lieutenant with effect from the date shown against their names.

2/Lieutenant Ciantar Shaun 22 December, 2017
2/Lieutenant Borg Manwel 30 December, 2017

23rd January, 2018




No. 74
                            
COURT OF MAGISTRATES (MALTA)

As a Court of Criminal Judicature

Place of Sitting

BE IT KNOWN that in virtue of the power afforded by Article  412(3) of the Criminal Code (Cap. 9), the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government has given his consent for premises number 15 ‘Id-Dwejra’, Arcade Street, Paola, to be a place at which the same Court delivers judgement in the case  ‘Police (Inspector Anthony Agius) v.  Francis Farrugia’ of the Collisions sitting of the 13th April, 2018, at one in the afternoon (1.00 p.m.).
 
17th January, 2018




No. 75

LOCAL COUNCILS ACT
(CAP. 363)

THE Electoral Commission notifies that the candidate who contested the casual election held on Monday, 22nd January, 2018 for the Local Council of San Pawl il-Baħar to fill the post vacated by Mr Raymond Tabone was not elected as Councillor as he failed to obtain the required quota.


J. CHURCH
Chief Electoral Commissioner


Office of the Electoral Commission,
Evans Building,
Merchants Street,
Il-Belt Valletta.

23rd January, 2018




No. 76

MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, 
INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

Government Grant on the Purchase of 
Environment-friendly Vehicles

THE Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in conjunction with the Authority for Transport in Malta, will be launching a grant scheme to incentivise the purchase of new M1 motor vehicles whilst at the same time reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road. 

Subject to various conditions, the amount of the grant shall be up to a maximum of €1,500, which shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 motor vehicles and a grant of €2,000 upon registering a new Category M1 hybrid vehicles whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category. 

The scheme commences on the 1st January, 2018, on a first come first serve basis. 
 
THE SCHEME

1. Interpretation

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

‘applicant’ means the person applying for the grant under this scheme and who, apart from being a person residing in Malta, is the purchaser of a new M1 vehicle as defined hereunder; 

‘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.
‘CO2 emissions’ means the level of carbon dioxide emissions for a vehicle measured in accordance with Directive 80/1268/EEC as amended and contained in the relevant EC type-approval certificate or certificate of conformity, and where the vehicle is not type-approved, for that particular vehicle the emissions level contained in a document acceptable to the Authority; 

‘authorised treatment facility’ has the same meaning as assigned to it in the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations (SL 368.02);

‘grant’ means the grant being given under this scheme to the purchaser of a motor vehicle which satisfies the requirements of paragraph 4 (ii);

‘Malta’ means the Maltese Islands;

‘Minister’ means the Minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects;

‘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;


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

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

‘registration tax’ means the registration tax charged and levied in terms of the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Act (Cap. 368); 

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

‘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;

‘private use’ means any use other than for hire or reward or financial gain;

‘new motor vehicle’ means an M1 vehicle which has never been registered in any country;
‘hybrid vehicle’ means for the purpose of this scheme, a new motor vehicle having at least two different energy converters and two different energy storage systems for the purpose of vehicle propulsion, used for the carriage of persons and which may carry no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver with emission between 40 and 65 g/km and its length does not exceed 4460mm as certified on the certificate of conformity, and is licensed only for private use;

‘de-registered vehicle’ means a motor vehicle which has been de-registered;

‘M1 vehicle’ means, for the purpose of this scheme, a new motor vehicle used for the carriage of persons and which may carry no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.  The CO2 emissions of which do not exceed 130g/km and its length does not exceed 4460mm as certified on the certificate of conformity, and is licensed only for private use; 

‘used motor vehicle’ means a motor vehicle that has been registered;

‘purchaser’ means the person buying the new vehicle from another country or from the local agent or dealer, having that vehicle registered in his name and being the applicant for the grant under this scheme;

2. Area of applicability

2.1 The scheme applies to a person residing in Malta who:

(i) owns an M1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture, provided that such vehicle: 

(a) shall have been registered, garaged or licensed with the Authority in the applicant’s name prior to the 9th October 2017,

(b) shall continue to be so registered, garaged or licensed until the date of application for the grant, and

(c) is de-registered at an authorised treatment facility;  


or

(ii) did not have any motor vehicle (M1 category) registered, garaged or licensed in his name with the Authority on the 9th October 2017, but who has acquired and has registered, garaged or licensed in his name with the Authority an M1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture after that date, provided that it is de-registered at an authorised treatment facility. 

2.2. A grant of:

(a) €900 or the equivalent to the amount of registration tax paid on that particular vehicle up to a maximum of €1,500 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels up to 100g/km;

(b) €800 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels between 101 and 130g/km;

(c) €2,000 will be given to persons registering a new category M1 hybrid vehicle with CO2 emissions between 40 and 65 g/km.

Every eligible person shall be entitled to only one grant under this scheme. 

3. Manner of application and supporting documents


(i) An application for a grant under this scheme shall be made by the purchaser in the form set out in the schedule to this scheme and shall contain all the information, details and documents as required in the said form and in terms of this scheme,

(ii) The application shall be accompanied by a destruction certificate issued by the approved destruction facility certifying that the vehicle has been,

(iii) Applications under this scheme, together with all the relevant documents, shall be submitted or sent by post by the applicant to the Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3, Towers, Arcade Street, Paola, between 7.30 a.m. and 12.00pm and between 1.00pm and 2.30pm during working days. 


4. Eligibility

(i) To be eligible, an applicant shall conform to sub-section 2.1 and 2.2 of Section 2.

(ii) To qualify, the new (M1) motor vehicle shall:

(a) be Euro Standard 6b or 6c in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC)  459/2012 as certified on the Certificate of Conformity;

(b) have CO2 emissions between 0-130 g/km as certified on the Certificate of Conformity;
(c) have a length that does not exceed 4460mm as certified on the Certificate of Conformity;

(d) not have been registered before the 1st January 2018; 

(e) be licensed for private use. 

(iii) To qualify, the motor vehicle to be de-registered shall:

(a) be at least ten (10) years old on the date of application, the age of the vehicle being determined as the calendar year as on the date of application less the year of manufacture as certified on the vehicle registration certificate;


(b) have been registered, garaged or licensed with the Authority in the name of the applicant on the date of application, as shown on the vehicle’s registration certificate or as confirmed by the Authority;

(c) once de-registered, the motor vehicle shall be destroyed in accordance with the provisions of Part VIII of the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations (SL368.02).

(iv) To qualify, an applicant shall not have benefitted from the grant schemes on the purchase of more environment-friendly cars which were in force between the years 2010 and 2017 and including the Government Grant on the purchase of electric vehicles.

5. Payment of Grant

Where an applicant qualifies for the grant, the grant shall be paid directly to that applicant. 

The grant would also be payable when the customer enjoys an exemption from registration tax and, in such a case, separate financial arrangements are made.

The grant given to the purchaser shall not be assessed as income for income tax purposes.

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 shall write to the applicant advising him of the information required.

7. Refund of grant if the vehicle is transferred

The new motor vehicle purchased by the applicant for the grant shall remain registered in his name for a period of at least thirty-six (36) months from the date of first registration.  If the registered owner of a new motor vehicle on which a grant has been provided under this scheme, transfers the said vehicle, for any reason other than a transfer causa mortis to a heir, to a third party 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 into force for a maximum period of twelve months beginning on the 1st January, 2018, unless modified or terminated beforehand by a Notice in the Government Gazette.  The scheme shall be automatically terminated when the total amount of the grants reach the amount of €1,000,000.  Notwithstanding, Government may terminate the scheme at any time by giving prior notice. 


The scheme may be renewed as deemed necessary by the Minister by a Notice in the Government Gazette. 

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.


11.VAT refunds

Persons who receive a grant under this scheme shall not be eligible for any VAT refunds on the purchase of the new vehicle on which such a grant has been paid.

23rd January, 2018






No. 77

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
23.1.2018    €35.323 €0.475

23rd January, 2018



No. 78

AUTHORITY FOR TRANSPORT IN MALTA

Part of Triq Esprit Barthet, Swieqi
Part of Triq l-Indipendenza, Ħal Għargħur
Part of Triq il-Waqqafa, Mosta
Part of Triq il-Kappella ta’ San Mikiel, Naxxar
New Street in Triq ix-Xbiek, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq,
Naxxar

IN virtue of Article fourteen (14) of Legal Notice No. 29 of 2010, the Authority for Transport in Malta hereby gives official notice of its intention to complete the formation of:

Part of Triq Esprit Barthet, Is-Swieqi (indicated on the site plan on page 562).
Part of Triq l-Indipendenza, Ħal Għargħur (indicated on the site plan on page 563).
Part of Triq il-Waqqafa, Il-Mosta (indicated on the site plan on page 564).
Part of Triq il-Kappella ta’ San Mikiel, In-Naxxar (indicated on the site plan on page 565).
New street in Triq ix-Xbiek, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, In-Naxxar (indicated on the site plan on page 566).

Any person who is obliged by law to form said road (including by acquiring land necessary for the same formation) has fifteen (15) days from the date of the publication of this notice within which to comply with his obligations at law. In default, the Authority for Transport in Malta shall itself proceed with the formation of this road in accordance with its powers at law and at the expense of those persons whose obligation it is to form the road.

23rd January, 2018




No. 79

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

Mariella Meli

369086M

Merħba, Vjal Santa Luċija, Paola.

George Farrugia

373169M

Valentine, Triq Il-Ħarifa, Ħal Qormi.

 Application for licence of Private Guards

                                             

Name and Surname

Identity Card No.

Address

Malik Salama

9000762A

Acacia Avenue, Blk A, Flat 4, Triq Sant’Andrija, Is-Swieqi

Stephen Micallef

1175M

130, Morning Breeze, Flat 2, Triq it-Torri, L-Imsida

Miluska Stankovic

77366A

77, Flat 1, Triq Fra Gaetano Pace Forno, Il-Ħamrun

Paul Mallia

161555M

Gawhra, Triq Santa Katarina, Ħal Qormi

Danyal Qadar Dad Tarar

379809L

Dingli Mans, Flat 6, Triq Sir Adrian Dingli, Tas-Sliema

Vincent Caruana

167959M

106, Triq Lepanto, Marsaxlokk

Raymond Abela

47964G

St Joseph, Triq Ta’ Kassja, Il-Qala, Għawdex

Carmel Vella

4070G

Orchid, Triq il-Knisja, Iż-Żebbuġ, Għawdex

Josef Vella

34794G

Orchid Crt, Flat 1, Triq il-Knisja, Iż-Żebbuġ, Għawdex

Mario Dalli

67086M

59, Ave Marija, Triq Dun Karm Vella, Ħal Safi

Joelene Micallef

229692M

Blk B, Ent. 1, Flat 6, Triq il-Balliju Guttenberg, L-Imsida

Doreen Micallef

74073M

Blk B, Ent. 1, Flat 6, Triq il-Balliju Guttenberg, l-Imsida

Deepak Pokhrel

181393A

Atrium Crt, Blk C, Flat 1, Triq il-Punent, L-Imsida

Vic Martinez

133486A

33, Flat 4, Triq Zammit Clapp, Tal-Pietà

John Matthew Borg

518773M

Angelic Moon, Triq is-Sardinella, Ħ’Attard

Paul Farrugia

280560M

111, Flat 20, Triq San Ġużepp, Il-Belt Valletta

Maria Carmela Hili

228270M

John Mar, Flat 2, Triq Lia, Ħaż-Żabbar

George Vella

4494G

Betlehen, Pjazza San Girgor, Ta’ Kerċem, Għawdex

Nikolai Vassallo

441180M

18, Sardinella Flat 2, Triq il-0Kan. G. Gatt Said, Ir-Rabat

Carmela Abofaour

47670M

St George’s Crt, Flat 2, Triq Santa Marija, Birżebbuġa

Horace Stafrace

463776M

8, Triq San David, Iż-Żurrieq

Mark D’Amato

488978M

La Ruelle Blk A, Flat 3, Triq San Patrizju, Ir-Rabat

Imran Shahroz

176793A

16, Pasqua Floor 3, Flat 1, Triq Giovanni Bonavia,

Ħal Luqa

Ruben Jr Banta Pacuri

164601A

Gospa, Vjal il-Bon Pastur, Ħal Balzan

Anum Urooj

176791A

16, Pasqua Floor 3, Flat 1, Triq Giovanni Bonavia,

Ħal Luqa

Eric Sciberras Balbi

198690M

95, Flat 3, Triq ix-Xatt, Tal-Pietà

Khaled Elissa

2012294P

Woodlands Flat 3, Triq il-Ħalel, San Pawl il-Baħar

Steve Schembri

292M

23, Redentur, Triq Mikiel Busuttil, Iż-Żejtun

Romina Vella

108472M

Blk D Flat 2, Triq Taċ-Ċawla, Ir-Rabat, Għawdex

George Farrugia

373169M

Valentine, Triq il-Ħarifa, Ħal Qormi

Christopher Carl Goggin

161721A

Hillock Residence, Flat C1, Triq il-Qolla s-Safra,

Iż-Żebbuġ, Għawdex

Nicholas Camilleri

399690M

7, Triq Tal-Ħanaq, In-Nadur, Għawdex

Maria Carmela Farrugia

17474G

Jewel on Earth, Triq Franġisk Portelli, L-Għarb, Għawdex

Victor Barbara

163862M

14, Triq San Ġorġ, Paola

Charles George Borg

133401L

Infinity, Triq Ġużè Flores, Ta’ Kerċem, Għawdex

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.

23rd January, 2018