Investiture of grades in the Order of St John
10th October 2016
On Monday, 10 October 2016, twenty-eight St John volunteers and members of the public were honoured for their contribution to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (The Order of St John). The Chancellor of the Order Dr Patrick Burgess OBE, GCStJ, DL. presided over the ceremony held at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral with the participation of his Excellency the Archbishop of Malta Monsignor Charles J Scicluna, the St John Council (Malta) chaired by Dr Michael Frendo K.O.M, LL.M (Exon.), LL.D. (Melit.) and other distinguished guests. The grades Invested included those of Commanders, Officers and Serving Brothers (Members).
The investiture was followed by a reception at the President’s Palace in Valletta were the attendees were honoured by the presence of Her Excellency Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca – President of Malta.
The Order of St John evolved from the Order of Malta and has been a Royal Order of Chivalry since a royal charter constituted by Queen Victoria in 1888. It founded the St John Ophthalmic Hospital near the old city of Jerusalem the St John Ambulance Association in 1882, the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1887. The St John Ambulance Association in Malta was the first to open outside the United Kingdom in 1882.
Each year St John volunteers in Malta dedicate more than 10,000 hours for training and assistance during public duties with ambulances and fire trucks. This does not include the time invested in forming and training more than 50 youngsters aged between 6 and 16 to be tomorrow’s volunteers with St John. The Training Branch continuously offers basic first aid courses to the general public as well as specific courses for First Aid at work. More information may be found on www.sjamalta.org and www.stjohnrescuecorps.org .
For more information or clarifications please contact the undersigned on: Mob No: 79 05 06 47
Inspection by HE Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, the President during St John’s Day Commemoration
25th June 2016
The values of love and respect that is tied with voluntary work were the main subject of the message conveyed by HE the President Mrs Marie Louise Coleiro Preca to the members of St John Ambulance and St John Rescue during the opening of the St John’s Day. This event was done on the 25th of June by means of a display in St George’s Square, Valletta
HE Marie Lousie Coleiro Preca, the President will be honoured the officers and members of St Various rescue demonstrations and first aid explanations were given to the public by the adult members and the children’s sections alike.
The general public which attended the activity were presented with Various rescue exercises and first aid demonstrations done by the Rescue and Ambulance sections of St John respectively. Passers-by took the opportunity to undergo a health check by checking the blood sugar level, the Body Mass Index and blood pressure. No less then sixty (60) members of the public took the occasion and make this health check. A unique experience on how to handle a fire hose was also given to the public, with the assistance of the St John volunteers.
The section for children within the St John Association range from 6 to 10 years of age and are known as The Badgers Section while the Cadets Section include children between 11 – 16 years of age.
The St John Association is also well known for the numerous first aid courses delivered to the public and also in work places. Experience shows that there is still a long way until a certain level of awareness about the need to learn some basic elements of first aid is reached. The St John Association in Malta has been in the service of the Maltese people with the primary purpose of delivering training the general public in this subject, since its inception back in 1882. For more information please visit www.sjamalta.org u www.stjohnrescuecorps.org
STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-INTERN, IS-SIGURTÀ NAZZJONALI U L-INFURZAR TAL-LIĠI – Tisaħħaħ il-ħidma mal-NGOs fis-settur tas-salvataġġ.
15 December 2020
Il-Ministeru għall-Intern, is-Sigurtà Nazzjonali u l-Infurzar tal-Liġi kompla jsaħħaħ il-kollaborazzjoni ma’ għaqdiet volontarji li jaħdmu fis-settur tas-salvataġġ. Dawn l-għaqdiet mhux biss isibu ċ-ċans ta’ koperazzjoni, partikolarment mad-Dipartiment tal-Protezzjoni Ċivili, iżda ngħataw ukoll għotja finanzjarja maħsuba biex tgħin fl-operat tagħhom.
F’taħdita mal-Ministru Byron Camilleri, rappreżentanti tal-organizzazzjonijiet tkellmu dwar il-ħidma li jwettqu u kif irnexxielhom jiffaċċjaw din is-sena, li kienet waħda partikolari minħabba l-pandemija.
F’din l-okkażjoni, il-Ministru Camilleri ppreżenta aktar minn €38,000 f’għotjiet lil seba’ entitajiet. Sa ftit snin ilu kienet entità waħda li kienet tieħu din it-tip ta’ għajnuna iżda llum din l-għajnuna qed tinfirex iktar.
Il-Ministru Camilleri qal li kienet tassew okkażjoni sabiħa fejn iltaqa’ ma’ għaqdiet volontarji li jagħtu sehem fl-oqsma tas-salvataġġ u l-ewwel għajnuna, fost l-oħrajn. “Tkellimna dwar il-kontribut tagħhom, is-sehem li taw tul din is-sena u l-pjanijiet li għandhom għall-futur. Ippreżentajt ukoll għotjiet lid-diversi għaqdiet u li flimkien ilaħħqu tmienja u tletin elf ewro. Filwaqt li ninvestu ferm fir-riżorsi tagħna bħala pajjiż, inqisu lis-soċjetà ċivili bħala sieħeb importanti. Għal dan l-għan nappoġġaw lil dawn l-NGOs u anke nsostnuhom biex iwettqu iktar proġetti. Jiena nħeġġeġ lin-nies jersqu lejhom u jagħtu ftit ħin volontarjat. Dan għax il-ħidma fi ħdanhom tagħti sodisfazzjon kbir”, qal il-Ministru Camilleri.
Chief Justice Emeritus J.J. Cremona KStJ, passes away at age 102.
25 December 2020
The Commissioner, Officers and members of St John Ambulance (First Aid & Nursing) are deeply saddened by the loss of Chief Justice Emeritus J.J. Cremona. He will be remembered for the contribution given to the organization. He is in our thoughts and prayers.