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25 new eco-friendly buses and €50 million investment into electric vehicles

 - Local - Oct 29 SHARE ON:
25 new eco-friendly buses and €50 million investment into electric vehicles

Taking to social media, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Aaron Farrugia revealed that 25 new non-polluting Tallinja buses will be added to the current fleet. 

The Minister also revealed that, as part of the Budget 2023, a €50 million investment has been allocated over three years for around 10,000 electric vehicles. 

This comes as, during the Budget, Finance Minister Clyde Caruana announced that the government will continue to give incentives to those buying electric cars. 

All persons who buy an electric vehicle will be entitle to €11,000, possibly rising up to €12,000 in case they use the scrapping scheme. Meanwhile, works to create 1,200 new charging points up until 2024 to complement the existing 340 are already underway. 

The transport minister also claimed that bus passengers have increased by 15% since public transport was made free of charge this month in a bid to encourage alternative modes of transportation. 

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Heaps of rubbish found in Mizieb Hunting Reserve

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Heaps of rubbish found in Mizieb Hunting Reserve

Taking to social media, the Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) revealed massive heaps of trash left in the Mizieb Hunting Reserve. 

‘Even though a substantial amount of rubbish is picked up every single day, someone decided to enter the reserve and turn the tree-line into a massive dump with all this trash’ the post said, condemning the act. 

‘This is a clear indication of the disrespect towards the environment of our islands, from individuals who continue to ruin their ecosystems.’ 

The FKNK went on to urge anyone with any information about the case to communicate either with them or the authorities to stop this from happening again. 

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Elon Musk receives warning from the EU to ‘obey its rules’ after Twitter purchase

 - International - Oct 28 SHARE ON:
Elon Musk receives warning from the EU to 'obey its rules' after Twitter purchase

Friday marked Elon Musk’s first day at the helm of global social media giant Twitter and fans, followers and critics around the world are hanging at the edge of their seats to see how the world’s richest man will handle the new responsibility.

After securing the company at a $44 million bid after months of anticipation, the Tesla boss has now started to hint at plans for the platform, stating ‘”the bird is freed” on Thursday.

Musk had stated that he made the purchase ‘to help the humanity he loves’, concerning activists across the globe who fear a sharp increase in harassment and misinformation.

European Union internal market commissioner Breton tweeted “In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules”, sending a message to Musk that Twitter will not go on a rampage within the European Union.

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29 immigrants living illegally in Malta arrested by police

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29 immigrants living illegally in Malta arrested by police

The Malta Police Force has arrested another 29 individuals who were living in Malta illegally as part of the Force’s ongoing immigration inspections.

The arrests were carried out on Friday morning in Hamrun and Marsa, with a police statement inspecting a number of residences and a construction site. The police officers were arrested by Detention Services officers.

The persons caught living in Malta irregularly hail from Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Afghanistan, Senegal, Mali, Egypt and Syria, with the police escorting them to the Detention Centre to engage a repatriation process.

Police investigations regarding employers and property rentals are currently under way.

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