Government sources deny Jason Micallef’s appointment to V18 board

‘No decision has been taken to appoint Jason Micallef as chairman of the V18 board’ – sources.

Staff Reporter
20 April 2013, 12:00am
Jason Micallef
Jason Micallef
Government sources have denied rumours that a decision had been taken to appoint former One TV chairman Jason Micallef as chairman of the V18 board - the board that will lead Valletta as the European Capital for Culture in 2018.

Speculation was rife that Micallef had been touted as the new chairman of the board, after other sections of the media reported that the one-time secretary general of the Labour Party would form part of the V18 organisational committee.

A government source said that the media reports were "untrue".

After the first report that appeared in The Times, inewsmalta.com yesterday reported that sources "close to the parliamentary secretary for culture had confirmed" that Micallef would be part of the committee.

The former PL secretary-general, whose relationship with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat were nothing short of sour in the last years, unsuccessfully contested the last general elections, garnering only 576 first count votes.

Micallef no longer holds any official role within the PL.