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  • 25 of June of 2018Transitional Ministerial Administration
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Dili, 25th of June 2018
    Transitional Ministerial Administration
    Considering that the 8th Constitutional Government took office last Friday, June 22nd, and that, consequently, it is important to deal immediately with the special process of "portfolio transition" of the ministries of the VII Constitutional Government to the ministries of the current Government.
    Considering that in this very early period of the mandate of this Government and as there is still no organic law of the Government, situations may still cause some lack of definition regarding the attributions of each ministry;
    Considering also that some members of the new Government have not yet been sworn-in, in particular some ministers, and that in some cases there is a lack of institutional leadership necessary for the 'portfolio transition' and for the commitments associated with the day-to-day management of the ministries;
    As such, and in accordance with part c) of nº1 of Article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic, the Prime-Minister declares that:

    The Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Agio Pereira, shall, on a transitional basis, be responsible for the ministries whose incumbent Minister has not yet taken office, with the support of the Deputy Ministers and Secretaries of State of each of these ministries that have already taken office, to ensure coordination in these sectors of activity.
    The ministries that are temporarily under the responsibility of the Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers are the following:

    a)      Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Environment;
    b)     Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment;
    c)      Ministry of Defense;
    d)     Ministry of the Interior;
    e)      Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources;
    f)       Ministry of Veteran Affairs;
    g)      Ministry of Health.

    Until the swearing in of the incumbent Ministers of the Ministries refereed, their nº 2, the Vice-Ministers and Secretaries of State of this ministries shall report to the Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
    The Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers shall, in particular, be responsible for ensuring the transition of the previous Government's affairs to the ministries referred to in paragraph 2.

    The delegation of powers to the Minister of State and to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers shall automatically terminate when the minister incumbent of each of the ministries referred to in paragraph 2 is sworn in his or her functions. ENDS

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  • 13 of June of 2018Giant Screen Will Show All World Cup 2018 Games at the Independence Proclamation Square
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Dili, 6th May 2018
    Giant Screen Will Show All World Cup 2018 Games at the Independence Proclamation Square
    As we count down to the start of FIFA’s World Cup 2018, the VII Constitutional Government, through the Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers and Social Communications, Matias Boavida, announced today that a giant screen will be placed at the Independence Proclamation Square where there will be live broadcasts of all games of the World Cup, which runs between the 14th of June and 15th of July 2018.
    This initiative is promoted in cooperation with the Timorese company ETO – Esperança Timor Oan, represented by its CEO, Nilton Gusmão, which will guarantee the television broadcasts of all matches of the World Cup throughout the country.
    The Secretary of State, Matias Boavida, says the objective of the initiative is to “give all citizens the opportunity to watch all World Cup matches for free, in a public space, celebrating the well-known passion of football that all Timorese share”.
    The opening match, between the host Russia and Saudi Arabia, at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, will be broadcast live the day after tomorrow, the 15th of June, at 03:00, local Dili time. ENDS
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  • 24 of May of 2018Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 24th, 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 24th, 2018
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  • 18 of May of 2018Day-off on the Occasion of the 16th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Dili, 18th May 2018
    Press Release
    Day-off on the occasion of 16th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence
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  • 10 of May of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 10th, 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 10th, 2018
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  • 08 of May of 2018Day-off
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Dili, 8th May 2018
    Press Release
    As a result of the dispatch on the day-off on the occasion of the Parliamentary Election of 2018, dated May 3rd 2018, the Government decided to grant day-off on the next days 10th, 11th and 14th May 2018 for all public servants and agents of the Ministries or their dependent services, as well as the institutes and organisms integrated in the indirect administration of the State residing or working in the Special Administrative Region of Oé-cusse Ambeno, but are registered in the other municipalities of the country for the exercising of their voting rights. ENDS
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  • 08 of May of 2018The Government extends the deadline until May 31st of 2018 for the regularization of all lottery games
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Dili, 6th May 2018
    In recent days, some concerns have been raised by the public regarding the suspension of lottery games by the Ministry of Tourism of the Seventh Constitutional Government.
    The Government's official spokesman, the Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers and for Social Communication, Matias Boavida, stated that "the Government is not closing all lottery games but only suspending its activities temporarily until they open their BNCTL bank accounts.”
    “The Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, has already instructed that the deadline for all administrative requirements to be met and the BNCTL accounts to be opened be extended until 31st May 2018", concluded the Secretary of State Matias Boavida. ENDS
     
    *For additional information, please contact Carlito Caminha at (+670) 78103395.
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  • 07 of May of 2018The Prime Minister, Dr. Marí Alkatiri, does not interfere in judicial independence
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Seventh Constitutional Government
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    Dili, 6th May 2018
    Press Release
    The Prime Minister, Dr. Marí Alkatiri, does not interfere in judicial independence
    Some political parties, through their news services, have published false information about the work of the justice sector. Particularly in the last few days, it was published an information that the Prime Minister, Dr. Marí Alkatiri, had ordered to stop the audit to the ZEESM, whose execution by the Chamber of Accounts had been requested by the Prime Minister himself.
    The Official Spokesperson for the Government, the Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers and for Social Communication, Matias Boavida, stated that "it is not characteristic of the Prime Minister, Dr. Marí Alkatiri, to interfere in the work of the justice sector, unlike others." "Any citizen who wants to know the truth behind this false information should confirm with the Chamber of Accounts" said also the Secretary of State Matias Boavida.
     “The audit to ZEESM and to others entities and public institutions are executed in an independent manner by the Chamber of Accounts, therefore the Government has no power to prevent them from taking place, "concluded the Secretary of State. ENDS
    *For additional information, please contact Carlito Caminha at (+670) 78103395.
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