Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Guidelines for the retrieval of undelivered Voting Documents for the Gharb Local Council Election on Saturday, 6th June 2009.

Not voting means nothing except letting others to make your choices for you. In Gharb, five people are going to get elected anyway. It might be too late after the 6th of June to make your voice heard!

Electorate who have not received their voting document for the Gharb Local Council Election, may call personally and present their identity card at the Gharb local Police Station to collect their voting document during the days and office hours indicated below:

From Wednesday 20th May until Sunday 31st May:

Mondays to Saturdays: between 8.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and between 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

Sunday 24th May: between
9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

Sunday 31st May: between
8.00 a.m. and noon

All applicants must show their identity card.
Every voter should ensure that the voting document is in his possession as nobody shall be allowed to vote without it on polling day,
Saturday 6th June, 2009 at Gharb Primary School in Visitation Street from 7:00AM until 10:00PM


Victor Galea

‘Green’ Candidate for the Gharb Local Council Election.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Contesting for the Gharb Local Council Election - 6th June 2009

After some feedback and encouragement from a number of local residents I decided to give my contribution as a candidate for the Gharb Local Council Election which is to take place on the 6th of June 2009.

My campaign team met more than once in order to brainstorm ideas and suggestions and we
came up with the following proposals:

  • The construction of Gharb residential roads meets professional standards, and that there will be no further excuses that such roads do not fall under the Council’s jurisdiction.
  • Road pavements will be of a better design and quality.

  • the collection system of bulky refuse and domestic garbage and waste is improved.
  • Gharb will be a role model village for other towns in Malta and Gozo; together we will pave the way in rural and sustainable development and alternative energy sources through our contacts with experts on Green jobs and renewables.


  • The Gharb Council will truly represent and address any issue on behalf of its residents; once elected, I shall be in the forefront, as always, to suggest and to provide constructive criticism when dealing with Authorities such as the Gozo Ministry, other Ministries, MEPA, Transport Authority, and will make sure that residents’ needs are given due attention.

  • The democratic process is transparent and participatory.

  • A Citizens’ Advice Bureau is set up in order to freely support those persons who seek advice in areas where they feel that their rights and obligations are trampled upon, or when they feel lost in the maze of beauracracy and complex legal procedures.

  • Immediate action will be taken to repair the Wied il-Mielah drainage system; it is no longer acceptable that the first drop of rain creates a polluted raw sewage outflow in the valley and the sea.


  • Farmers and townfolk need and will obtain better footpaths and easier access to reach their fields.
  • Professional support will be offered to field owners interested in introducing organic farming.
  • An efficient rain water management system will be installed to avoid water wastage and street flooding; this could be supplied to those residents who need such resource.


  • Niche tourism such as eco, agro, gastronomy and cultural projects, will be initiated in Gharb and these will provide added income for our locals and an added value to tourists and tour operators.
  • The rich historical heritage, religious and social traditions of Gharb will be highlighted in activities and tourist attractions.


  • Full support will be given to the social, sport, music, arts and cultural activities held by our town organizations as well as mobilizing all available resources.
  • Our young people will have exchange opportunities abroad to other EU towns and cities.
  • Strong investment in Information Technology.

  • All senior citizens including non Maltese residents, will be given the opportunity to take part in events customised for them.

  • Our Council continues to create educational opportunities for our young and adults alike by providing courses and vocational training within the framework of lifelong learning.

  • There is co-operation and co-ordination with the Educational Authorities so that the school in Gharb will truly become a Community Learning Centre for everyone including non Maltese residents.

Another Voice for Malta - Think Big Vote Green

Why is it in Malta's interest to have a third voice in the EU Parliament?

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Malta is the only EU country represented in just 2 groups out of 10 political groups in the EP.

A Maltese MEP is elected to work for the good of Malta and not just representing a particular political party.

A Green MEP will help influence a third group (out of ten) in the EP.

Unfortunately so far Malta is the only EU country represented in just 2 groups out of the 10 political groups in the EP. "We went to Brussles with the same local mentality of how our mediocre parliament works". We hope that the Maltese electorate will realise all the benefits to vote Green and increase political pluralism".

"We need a Green New Deal" for Malta's sake.