Around 2,000 health and safety inspections carried out in 6 months

 - News - Sep 23 SHARE ON:

On Friday, the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) confirmed that the first half of this year saw approximately 2,177 health and safety inspections carried out by health and safety officers.

They later confirmed in the statement that those inspections were then followed up by around 400 private meetings with people responsible for safety and health at the office or workplace in order to discuss and evaluate these inspections.

Between January and June, a number of workplaces – 357 to be exact – were given notices as to what needs improvement and how to address any problem which might arise regarding health and safety.

253 entities or people were given administrative fines for breaking or breaching any health or safety rules that a workplace must follow. Put together, these fines came up to a total of around €100,000.

Work was immediately stopped at 403 workplaces due to there being an urgent safety concern or dangers which were considered serious enough to lead to death.

The most common issues found by health and safety officers were precautions to prevent falls from heights, clients not going through with project supervisors orders or suggestions, and a lack of project supervisors on site.



49 arrested in Marsa raid against irregular immigration

 - Local - Sep 23 SHARE ON:
49 arrested in Marsa raid against irregular immigration

Taking to social media this morning, Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri revealed that 49 people were arrested in the latest raid against irregular immigration.

The minister stated that this fourth raid in the last couple of days took place yesterday night as heavy rain poured all over the Maltese islands. 

The raid, aided by the units against organised crime and drug trafficking, took place in Marsa. The process of repatriation for all those arrested ‘will start immediately’ said the Minister. 

During the raids, properties were sealed off and access to electricity and water was cut off. The raids form part of a nation wide fight against irregular immigration. 

‘Through these raids we are sending a clear message that our country is not open to those who do not abide by the law’ said Camilleri. ‘In the coming weeks, this work will pick up pace as further raids are carried out all over Malta.’


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Prime Minister Robert Abela meets US President Joe Biden

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Prime Minister Robert Abela meets US President Joe Biden

Prime Minister Robert Abela met the president of the United States Joe Biden, during the 77th United Nations’ General Assembly, which is the first fully in-person session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.


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Prime Minister Robert Abela was among over 150 world leaders attending the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s theme, “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”, acknowledges the shared roots of crises such as COVID-19, climate change and conflict—and the need for solutions that build global sustainability and resilience.


Maltese DJ Edd’s music to feature on FIFA Soundtrack

 - Celebrities - Sep 22 SHARE ON:
Maltese DJ Edd's music to feature on FIFA Soundtrack

The upcoming FIFA 23 has a bit of everything, and that’s mostly because it’ll feature over 100 songs. Indeed, this is the biggest FIFA soundtrack to date, so picking out the bangers is going to take some time. Fortunately, EA’s given us a festival-esque poster that names every artist and band that’s made the cut.


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In a press release, EA teased: “The carefully curated mixture of hip hop, alternative, electronic dance and pop music transports players directly into the game of street football.”

As he continues his meteoric rise, Maltese DJ/Producer Edd has found himself on the soundtrack of the iconic football game FIFA23. Joining the likes of Jack Harlow, Disclosure, Central Cee and much more, Edd’s placement on the FIFA soundtrack solidifies his shot to stardom following his most recent Ibiza gigs.

Earlier this year Edd was also named one of BBC Radio 1’s Future Dance Stars of 2022.

Such an achievement will surely pave the way for more local creators to strive for more as this is proof it’s all possible. 


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