Dominic Mintoff

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Mintoff, Dominic


Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Cospicua on Malta. Maltese political and governmental figure.

Mintoff attended the University of Malta as well as Oxford, and became an architect. In 1944 he became general secretary of the Labor Party of Malta. From 1947 to 1949 he was deputy prime minister and minister for works and reconstruction in the Labor government. In 1949 he became leader of the Labor Party, and from 1955 to 1958 was prime minister and minister of finance of Malta. In 1971, Mintoff again became prime minister, at the same time serving as foreign minister and minister for Commonwealth affairs.

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Of which country was Dom Mintoff twice prime minister, serving a total of 16 years?
AUGUST 6: Physicist and astronomer Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, 98; Art critic Robert Hughes, 74; 11: Darts commentator Sid Waddell, 72; 13: Former editor of Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown, 90; 19: British film-maker Tony Scott, 68; 20: Malta's former leader Dom Mintoff, 96; 25: First man on the moon Neil Armstrong, 82; 31: Entertainer Max Bygraves, 89.
DEATHS| Maeve Binchy, 72, Gore Vidal 86, Geoffrey Hughes (Corrie), 62, Helen Gurley Brown, 90, Welsh music journalist James McLaren, 34, Phyllis Diller, 95, former Malta PM Dom Mintoff, 96, film director Tony Scott, 62, singer Scott McKenzie, 73, disabled campaigner Lord Morris (Alf), 84, Barry charity worker Lucy Dickenson, 32, Sir Rhodes Boyson MP, 87.
Members of the Armed Forces of Malta carrying Mr Mitnoff's coffin during the state funeral for the island's longest serving Parliamentarian and Prime Minsiter Amid Emotional scenes in the main street of the capital Valletta during a state funeral at the end of two days of mourning, on Saturday morning, Malta's former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff , Malta's longest serving prime minister, who died on Monday, aged 96, was laid to rest at the island's main cemetery.
FORMER Maltese prime minister Dom Mintoff, who was in power when the island nation became a republic, has died aged 96.
Dom Mintoff is a name virtually unknown outside of Malta, but he has reigned like a colossus on the tiny Mediterranean isle, which lies between Europe and North Africa.
The novel has attracted significant attention, even on the international political level, but I simply wanted to narrate the unpretentious reaction of an average citizen to a prevailing political situation in Malta under Dom Mintoff's rule.
In Malta when Dom Mintoff (with Libya's support) was trying to take over the Catholic schools, and my college roommate, who was in the government, saying I was safe for only about 48 hours,
The second such incident occurred on July 6, 1978, when the daughter of the former Maltese Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff, and others, hurled bags of horse manure and straw into the Chamber.
Then in 1978, also in July, the daughter of former Maltese prime minister Dom Mintoff and others, hurled bags of horse manure and straw into the chamber, after smuggling them in, wrapped around their bodies.
When Qaddafi turned nasty over the matter of Malta's right to explore for oil on the continental shelf, Prime Minister Dom Mintoff did not hesitate to condemn him, publicly and roundly, for his arrogance.
The President of Malta, Dr Geoge Abela and his wife, pay homage to the former Maltese Prime Minister and leader of the Maltese Labour Party, Dom Mintoff at the President's Palace in the capital, Valletta (Photo: Charles Vassallo) The respect the people had for former prime minister and leader of the Labour Party in Malta Dom Mintoff was proved over the past two days when they they first paid homage to him at a cort'ge on thursday, and then filed in their thousands past his coffin to pay their last respects as he was lying in state at the Presidential Palace in the Maltese capital, Valletta on Friday.