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BREAKING: Parliament Barriers To Be Removed

BREAKING: Parliament Barriers To Be Removed
Feb 29 2024 Share

Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr. Angelo Farrugia, in a recent interview with Malta Daily, announced plans to remove the existing barriers around the Parliament building. These barriers will eventually be replaced with alternative security measures, aiming to maintain safety while enhancing the area’s accessibility.

This decision comes after persistent efforts by Malta Daily and the public to advocate for the removal of the barriers, which have been a point of contention for their imposing presence.

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Over the past few months, Malta Daily has been at the forefront of a campaign to reconsider the necessity of these barriers, culminating in a change.org petition that garnered close to 1,000 signatures. The petition and the sustained pressure from the news outlet and its readers have underscored a strong community desire for a more open and welcoming space around one of the country’s key democratic institutions.

Dr. Farrugia’s announcement has been met with positive feedback, reflecting a shared belief in the importance of balancing security needs with the public’s right to access and enjoy public spaces. The move is seen as a step forward in making the Parliament more approachable and less fortress-like, in line with contemporary views on public accessibility and security.

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Thundery Showers Across Malta On Thursday & Friday

Thundery Showers Across Malta On Thursday & Friday
Feb 29 2024 Share

Malta is currently under the grip of an approaching storm, with the entire island witnessing an overcast sky and rain, signalling a significant change in weather. The Malta Meteorological Office, through its official website maltairport.com, has issued a forecast indicating thundery showers for both Thursday and Friday. The weather is expected to take a chilly turn, with temperatures dipping as low as 11° C.

 

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Supporting the Met Office’s predictions, the local Facebook page Malta Weather has also reported on the impending stormy conditions. They have highlighted that the rain showers, expected to sweep across Malta, may be heavy at times. This collaboration of forecasts from both the Malta Met Office and Malta Weather provides a clear picture of the need for preparation among the residents and visitors of the island.

As Malta braces for the storm, the community is reminded to stay informed through reliable sources and take necessary precautions to navigate the thundery showers safely. This weather event underscores the importance of staying updated on weather conditions, especially during seasons known for their unpredictability.

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Bernard Grech Challenges Government Accountability in Parliament Address

Feb 29 2024 Share

In a gripping parliamentary session on Wednesday, Opposition Leader Bernard Grech delivered a scathing critique of the government’s handling of construction site safety, particularly in light of the tragic death of Jean Paul Sofia. Grech called for accountability and reform within the Maltese government and the local construction laws and regulations.

Opening his address, Grech called for a moment of silence to honour Jean Paul Sofia and commended his family’s unwavering determination for justice amidst adversity. He emphasised the significance of their perseverance in the face of threats and insults.

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Grech then delved into a sobering recollection of recent construction-related incidents, including collapses and fatalities, painting a stark picture of systemic failures and negligence. He highlighted the emotional toll on families and the broader community, stressing that each tragedy represented a profound loss of life and shattered dreams.

The Opposition Leader criticised the government’s inaction and resistance to calls for a public inquiry into Jean Paul Sofia’s death, accusing them of prioritising political expediency over justice. Grech condemned what he described as a “culture of impunity” within the construction industry and lambasted the government’s failure to enforce regulations effectively.

Quoting extensively from the Public Inquiry report, Grech underscored its findings, including irregularities in regulatory oversight and systemic incompetence. He pointedly questioned why key government officials, including Ministers Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, Miriam Dalli, and Silvio Schembri, remained in their positions.

Throughout his speech, Grech rebuffed accusations of political opportunism, asserting that his advocacy for justice was not driven by populism but by a fundamental duty to uphold the rule of law and protect citizens’ safety.

In his conclusion, Grech reiterated the imperative for accountability and immediate action to prevent further tragedies. He thanked the Sofia family for their courage and resilience, affirming his commitment to securing justice on their behalf and for all Maltese citizens.

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Destiny Touring Europe & Australia with ‘Eurovision On Tour’

Destiny Touring Europe & Australia with 'Eurovision On Tour'
Feb 29 2024 Share

Maltese Eurovision sensation Destiny is embarking on an electrifying European and Australian tour, bringing the Maltese Eurovision spirit directly to fans in a ground-breaking spectacle dubbed ‘Eurovision On Tour’.

A recent social media update revealed that Destiny has already arrived in Madrid, Spain, marking the exhilarating commencement of the tour. Representing Malta, Destiny joins an impressive lineup of Eurovision alumni, including the iconic Sunstroke Project, Emmelie de Forest, Linda Martin, and others.

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The tour, spanning from October to January, promises more dates to be announced, extending the Eurovision celebration even further. Destiny joins the star-studded line-up, having represented Malta back in 2021 with her track ‘Je Me Casse’, which had placed 7th in the grand finals.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to relive some of the competition’s most memorable moments, brought to life by its star-studded performers. From Destiny’s powerhouse vocals to the unforgettable saxophone riffs of Sunstroke Project, the tour is set to be a dazzling showcase of Eurovision’s finest talents.

Major kudos to Malta’s own Destiny for keeping the Eurovision spirit alive ahead of this year’s contest!

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