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700 Calls In 2023 For Wildlife Team To Help Animals

700 Calls In 2023 For Wildlife Team To Help Animals
Jan 10 2024 Share

Wildlife Rescue Team Malta revealed that, in 2023, a total of 700 calls for wildlife needing help were made – a record with regards to calls.

The most common concerned hedgehogs, with 492 calls. These included abandoned hoglets as well as hedgehogs with various injuries.

The second most common calls concerned bats, with a total of 62 calls and a usual peak in July. Many came due to dehydration, but some also saw cats catching bats. 

The third most common were calls for snakes, which amounted to 55 calls. Only a few were injured, with a majority having just entered houses and needing relocation. 

The 4th most common calls were for sea turtles, with a total of 31 calls. Unfortunately, 13 of these calls were for dead turtles. 

Something new this year were chameleon eggs, with one clutch hatching and released. Have you ever encountered any animals in need of professional support?

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13 Teachers Resigned In First 12 Weeks Of Scholastic Year

13 Teachers Resigned In First 12 Weeks Of Scholastic Year
Jan 10 2024 Share

Taking to Facebook, Nationalist MP and Shadow Minster for Education Justin Schembri reported that in the first 12 weeks of this current scholastic year, 13 teachers resigned from their positions. 

6 teachers resigned from their position in a Primary School, along with 7 others from a Middle school, Schembri said. He explained that this information was acquired from a parliamentary question, and accused the government of not arriving at a satisfactory financial package for teachers despite their strike last year. 

Teachers had participated in a union led strike on the 27th November 2023. 

Following Justin’s post, the Nationalist Party backed up their MP by calling for urgent discussions on improved conditions and salaries. 

The government responded, through the education minister, and accused the Opposition of selective quotation and clarifying that all resigned educators were replaced except for one. 

The government reiterated its commitment to substantial salary increases and ongoing negotiations. The PN issued a second response to criticise ‘government incompetence’ and saying that the ongoing uncertainty is putting the sector at risk. 

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Authority For Climate Change Set Up By Ministers Cabinet

Authority For Climate Change Set Up By Ministers Cabinet
Jan 10 2024 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela took to social media to announce that the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the setting up of an Authority for Climate Change. 

‘Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of this generation and the effects are massive’, wrote Abela. ‘We need a focused effort so that Malta, even as a small country, can continue to play its part.’

‘At the same time, we approved new environmental schemes for our markets and economy. In the coming days we will be explaining and giving more details.’ 

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Gabriel Attal Is France’s Youngest Ever Prime Minister

Gabriel Attal Is France's Youngest Ever Prime Minister
Jan 10 2024 Share

Gabriel Attal, the 34-year-old French education minister, has become the country’s youngest-ever prime minister and the first openly gay man in the role. 

This move by President Emmanuel Macron aims to rejuvenate his government’s waning popularity. 

Attal, a rising star in Macron’s Renaissance Party, gained recognition for banning the abaya in French public schools and addressing bullying during his tenure. 

Macron expressed confidence in Attal’s energy and commitment, while Attal vowed to unleash French potential, emphasising education as a top priority.

Attal, initially aligned with the centre-left Socialist Party, swiftly rose in Macron’s centrist movement during the pandemic, gaining popularity. His political journey progressed rapidly, leading to his appointment as education minister. 

Attal replaces Elisabeth Borne, who resigned after a tumultuous 20-month tenure marked by unpopular retirement reforms and urban riots. Attal will now form a new government, focusing on advancing Macron’s agenda, although presidential power remains predominant. 

The reshuffle comes as Macron faces declining approval in polls, with far-right leader Marine Le Pen gaining support. The move is seen as a political reset ahead of European elections and the Paris Olympics, with Attal viewed favourably among the public.

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