• Short Summary

    A LONDON ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY STATES THE PEOPLE OF MALTA ARE TO BE ASKED IN A REFERENDUM TO APPROVE A CONSTITUTION FOR THE ISLAND COLONY'S INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    A LONDON ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY STATES THE PEOPLE OF MALTA ARE TO BE ASKED IN A REFERENDUM TO APPROVE A CONSTITUTION FOR THE ISLAND COLONY'S INDEPENDENCE. THIS DECISION FOLLOWED TALKS BETWEEN MALTA' S PRIME MINISTER, DR. BORG OLIVIER, AND BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS.

    THE PLAN IS THAT THE COLONY SHOULD ACHIEVE INDEPENDENCE ON MAY 31 THIS YEAR WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT LAYING DOWN DETAILED TERMS OF THE CONSTITUTION. RIVAL POLITICAL PARTIES ON THE ISLAND HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN UNABLE TO AGREE ON THE TYPE OF CONSTITUTION NEEDED FOR MALTA.

    THE RALLY, HELD NEAR THE NAVAL DOCKYARD, PASSED BY A SHOW OF HANDS A SHOW OF HANDS & RESOLUTION TELLING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IT WAS IN NO POSITION TO PROPOSE, MUCH LESS TO IMPOSE, RESTRICTIONS ON THE CHURCH'S FREEDOM.

    (SIX POINTS DESIGNED TO CURB THE POWER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AS AMENDMENTS TO THE ISLAND'S PROPOSED CONSTITUTION BY MR. DOM MINTOFF, THE LABOUR LEADER AND HEAD OF THE OPPOSITION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TA9M5F8T8WVORWVYUNI3DVEJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TA9M5F8T8WVORWVYUNI3DVEJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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