Sarah Attard Gialanze
The work of the commission formed to review Malta’s entertainment laws in 2006 is at a “very advanced stage”, chairman Joe Micallef Stafrace has told MaltaToday.
The committee, which was created shortly after the tragic death of a 19-year-old university student on New Year’s Eve of 2005, was formed to propose changes in laws concerning entertainment outlets and events.
Micallef Stafrace said the meetings held by the committee were at a very advanced state, and that apart from meeting the Drugs and Alcohol Commission, the board has also met with members of the Malta Tourism Authority and various other individuals who are somehow linked with the entertainment sector.
An official report is currently being prepared and amongst other things, the commission stresses that what is legislated should be enforced, and that organisations should not oppose each other at the expense of achieving satisfactory results.
Micallef Stafrace said the commission wishes to instil more discipline with regard to the selling of alcohol to minors and the abuse of drugs and other harmful substances.