Speech by President of Malta Myriam Spiteri Debono at the Celebration of the 210th Anniversary of the establishment of the Malta Police Force

Honourable Minister Dr Byron Camilleri, Minister for Home Affairs, Security and Employment Commissioner of Police, Mr Angelo Gafà Excellencies Members of the Malta Police Force Distinguished guests, The Malta Police Force in its present format saw its inception in 1814, under the governorship of Sir Thomas Maitland. It is a civil, not a military force, and […]

Verdala Palace

From hunting lodge to summer residence Verdala Palace is the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Malta. The Palace was built in 1586 by Grand Master Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle (1582- 1595) to serve the purpose of countryside retreat. Plans were drawn by Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar (1520- c. 1592) inspired and […]

The Palace, Valletta

From Grand Masters to Presidents of the Republic The Valletta Palace is the official seat of the President of the Republic of Malta. It is located at the centre of the capital city, Valletta, and has been the seat of authority in Malta ever since the times of the Order of St John. It was […]

Sant’Anton Palace

From country retreat to official residence Sant’Anton Palace is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Malta. The earliest known building dates to the early seventeenth century, built as a country villa by the then Knight of Malta and future Grand Master Antoine de Paule (1623-1636). De Paule’s choice of site approximately […]

The President visits the National Archives in Rabat

The President of Malta Myriam Spiteri Debono visited the Central Archive at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Rabat, Malta, at the invitation of Mr Charles Farrugia, the National Archivist. During this visit, the President met with the employees and volunteers, and also with the management who explained the various sections and their work. The management […]

Launching of the 2024 Ball of the August Moon

The 2024 Ball of the August Moon will be held on Saturday 3rd August at Verdala Palace. This will be the first edition organised under the Presidency of President Myriam Spiteri Debono. During a press conference at Sant’Anton Palace, the Chairman of the Ball’s Organising Committee, Marchesino Daniel De Petri Testaferrata, described this Ball as part […]

Lorelle Ebejer is awarded the Pope John XXIII Kindness Award 2024

Lorelle Ebejer, a year six student at the St Ignatius College Luqa Primary School, is awarded the Pope John XXIII Kindness Award 2024. President Myriam Spiteri Debono presented the award medal during a ceremony at Sant’Anton Palace. During the presentation, it was mentioned how Lorelle, in silence but with great patience and love, became the […]

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