Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,954 of 27 February 2018




Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2018, organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council

‘Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ’ is an annual contest organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council.

The purpose of this contest is to select, reward and publish Maltese novels that are written specifically for young people; novels that explore themes related to adolescence, and the typical situations young people in this stage of their lives are likely to encounter.  For this reason, the organisers aim to gradually increase the availability of Maltese literature in this genre, thus sparking young people’s interest and motivation to read books written in Maltese. As a result of this contest, the organisers hope that the submitted manuscripts will be of the highest literary merit.

Authors who are interested in taking part in this contest are to read the Guidelines regulating participation by visiting the website ( or sending an email to (

Original manuscripts together with this year’s official application form are to reach Aġenzija Żgħażagħ by noon of Friday, 7th September, 2018.     

27th February, 2018


The National Book Council would like to announce that after the interviews that were carried out for the vacant post of ‘Part-time Event Organiser’ where such call was published in the Government Gazette of the 15th December, 2017, the final result in order of merit is as follows:

1.     Ms Vicky Spiteri – 0378369M
2.     Mr Brian Craus – 0509854M
3.     Mr Reuben Zammit – 0240988M
4.     Ms Marica Micallef – 0392476M
5.     Ms Corinne Chetcuti – 0030988M

27th February, 2018


Scheme for the Rehabilitation of Vacant Dwellings for Rent

With reference to the Scheme for the Rehabilitation of Vacant Dwellings for Rent published in the Government Gazette of the 20th February, 2018, the Housing Authority wishes to amend Clause 9 Sub-Clause (r) to read as follows:

(r) The Authority commits itself to:

Ensure that at the expiry of the lease agreement, the dwelling house is returned to the applicant in a good state of repair taking into consideration wear and tear during the ten years of lease;

Pay the rent to the applicant every six months in advance by means of a direct credit in the applicant’s bank account;

Ensure an annual rent increase of a fixed rate of 2% per annum on the rent of dwelling house offered under this scheme;

Ensure use of the dwelling house as ordinary residence for social accommodation purposes;

Ensure that the successful applicant will pay tax due on rental income on the dwelling house rented under this scheme at the rate of 5%;

Ensure that the maintenance fees of the common parts administered by the applicant are paid regularly by the Authority directly to the applicant. This maintenance fee will be capped by the Authority depending on the number of units within the block. For the following years, a revision of the maintenance fee is to take place at the rate of 2% per annum.

27th February, 2018