Month: July 2019


Month: July 2019

first_imgSAINTS are sad to report that Harry Wellens passed away at the age of 86 on Monday March 27.Harry served Saints for 30 years from the late seventies as a scout and was instrumental in referring many well-known players to the club over that period.Harry leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Julie and their six children who include former Saints great Paul Wellens.He was raised in the Parr area of St Helens where he always had a keen interest in playing sport.His first love was always rugby league and he made appearances for Saints B and Liverpool City before his rugby league career was cut short in his early twenties following a serious knee injury.Harry became a familiar figure on the touchline of most rugby clubs in the town over his lifetime watching with interest for the next Neil Holding or Paul Loughlin to emerge. Harry worked mainly for St Helens Council as a Painter and Decorator then latterly as a Pay and Bonus Supervisor before retiring in his mid-sixties.He was also a frequent visitor to Greenalls Club Alder Hey Road with his family and close circle of friends. The topic of conversation was usually “The Saints” and if there was time left other sports and the days current affairs would get some attention. He was also known for his dry sense of humour. As his health deteriorated Harry’s appearances at Greenalls became less and less.A family spokesperson said: “Dad finally passed away on Monday morning with family at his side.“We are immensely proud of him and the many messages we have received since are a clear indication of how highly he was regarded in the town.”Our thoughts are with the Wellens’ family at this time.last_img read more







Month: July 2019

first_imgCredit: Omar CamilleriCredit: Omar Camilleri Malta’s record number of drug hauls is thanks to its €2.5 million investment at the Freeport last year, Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna has said.Minister Scicluna explained that owing to 2018 investment in new scanning equipment and a specialised Canine Unit at the Freeport Terminal, Malta’s Customs authority had been able to ‘intensify operations against smuggling of illegal substances.’The investment was ‘bearing fruit,’ Scicluna said.Customs seize €15.7m in cocaine at the FreeportCustoms officials seize €2.7m in cocaine at Freeport€10.3 million in cocaine seized in 19-hour operation by CustomsThese comments were made during a visit by the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier to the Freeport Terminal, discussing Malta’s preparations for Brexit.In addition to discussing the importance of the single market to EU member states, Barnier also praised the Malta’s Customs Department for their efforts in, ‘protecting consumers and businesses from counterfeit goods and thus in strengthening the principles of a single market.’Credit: Omar CamilleriOn the issue of Brexit, Minister Scicluna explained that the Customs Department was prepared and proactive for what could happen with the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_img SharePrint New PN Member of Parliament Kevin Cutajar was during his first parliamentary discussion when he talked about amending the Ordinance regarding Pensions.Cutajar discussed the pensions of persons with disability and stated that while the economy is prospering, there are entire categories of people, including those who suffer from disabilities, which are not enjoying that wealth. He explained that this is a paradox, and that for him, it hurts when he sees people with disabilities ending up unemployed and not living an independent life.Cutajar asked that Government should seriously consider a reform regarding pensions, so that the country does not face this problem. Meanwhile, Cutajar added that the plan should include sectors such as that of people with disabilities and that they are helped and aided to catch up with the cost of living.Read: Cutajar takes oath to become MP; “Emotional”WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more