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AFM rescue 81 migrants but find three dead on boat

AFM rescue 81 migrants but find three dead on boat
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81 migrants who were in distress on a boat in Malta’s search and rescue zone were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta. Three migrants were however found dead on the boat. NGO Sea-Watch insisted the rescue was delayed, calling for an independent investigation of the case. 

Of these migrants, five were women and three children. The dead migrants’ bodies were brought to shore. The boat allegedly departed from Libya, with the rescue operation taking place on the eastern side of Tunisia. The NGO also said that despite there being three ships in the vicinity of the migrants, Malta ordered at least one of these boats to wait and not rescue immediately. 

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Photo Source: Sea Watch FB

Over 25,000 tourists visited Malta in May 2021

Over 25,000 tourists visited Malta in May 2021
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Malta was visited by well over 25,000 tourists in May of 2021. The National Statistics Office revealed the total number as having reached 25,954, spending a total of 283,769 nights on the island. 20,105 visitors came on holiday to Malta, with 4,126 coming on business and nearly half of the arrivals (46.1%) coming from France and Italy. Malta officially restarted its tourism in June, but flights to Malta were available in May. 

Arrivals still have to follow strict procedures, with unvaccinated travellers required to undergo a mandatory quarantine upon arrival as of today, Wednesday 14th July. The average stay for visitors in May ranked at around 10.9 months, with rented accommodation establishments seeing the largest share of guest nights. The total expenditure reached around €21.1 million, with €9.2 million spent on non-package expenditure and €9.3 million on other expenditure. 

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PL candidate Chris Bonett expresses his thoughts on Peregin’s joining the PN

PL candidate Chris Bonett expresses his thoughts on Peregin’s joining the PN
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PL candidate Chris Bonett took to Facebook to express his thoughts on the news that Lovin Malta CEO Christian Peregin will be joining the ranks the Nationalist Party. He started by pointing out that Peregin, who he has allegedly known for around two decades, possessed one of the qualities Bonett disliked most. This is in reference to, according to Bonett, Peregin’s alleged neutrality when ‘everyone’ knows they are not. He goes on to state that Peregin was not just in favour of the Nationalist Party but also pretended to be anti-PN in order to get in on information. 

Bonett goes on to state that he has several friends from the Oppositional party, despite being in constant disagreement with them. He considers them as friends and people of principle for being open about their values and ideas. For Bonett, however, Peregin is not one of these individuals. He brands Peregin as being part of a ‘specific group of Nationalists’ who look at those in favour of Labour as being ‘dirty and ignorant.’ 

He goes on to say that he is glad that Peregin ‘removed his mask and showed his allegiances.’ Bonett claims that it will be difficult for Peregin to have any credibility since he always attempted to hold a neutral position. He concludes by saying that Lovin Malta ‘can now close its doors… since now there is confirmation that it is nothing more than just another PN media outlet.’ 

He asks whether the genuine Nationalists who operate the publishing house which Peregin fought against would now lose their jobs? He asks whether they would now have to answer to Peregin, and whether or not Peregin can now reconfirm his opinion that partisan media houses should close down. 

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Photo Source: Chris Bonett FB, Chris Peregin FB

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar getting a look and taste makeover

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar getting a look and taste makeover
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Fans of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar are in for a bit of a shock as the company announced that the drink will be getting a makeover – both in terms of taste and design. The drink recipe is set to be slightly tweaked in an effort to make the drink taste more like regular Coke. From the outside, the can will also be acquiring an all red design. The move follows the discontinuation of some struggling brands, with the company putting its focus onto Coke, Coke Zero Sugar and Diet Coke. 

Despite being considered a success, the brand still expects to attract more consumers to the specific beverage. Zero Sugar still represents a small percentage, according to brand CEO James Quincey. The big change-up is influenced by consumer insight and the brand’s focus on constant improvement. Some have already gotten a taste of what the new (and supposedly improved) Coca-Cola Zero Sugar will be like. Some diehard fans weren’t too happy with what happened to their favourite drink however, stating that the change was not warranted.

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Photo Source: The Coca Cola Company