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Burnt Oil Oozing Out Of Marsa Buildings Raises Alarm

Burnt Oil Oozing Out Of Marsa Buildings Raises Alarm
Feb 12 2024 Share

A video uploaded to Facebook shows various streets in Marsa wherein burnt oil spills could be seen in various areas of the locality. 

 

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The person who shared the video tagged Marsa mayor Josef Azzopardi, hoping to make the situation known to the relevant authorities. 

The oil could be seen on the pavements of front doors as well as other structures as the oil trickles down into the street. 

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Zabbar VS Marsa Football Match Briefly Stopped Due To Hailstorm

Zabbar VS Marsa Football Match Briefly Stopped Due To Hailstorm
Feb 12 2024 Share

A match between Żabbar and Marsa had to be briefly halted as a hail storm took over the island, with the pitch taking on a white look instead of the typical green. 

 

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Snapshots from the match show the players playing on and leaving the pitch as the hailstorm made it difficult to continue. 

The game ended with a 3-1 victory for Żabbar, as they go through a great phase after having won the first phase of the Maltese division. They are now leading the championship pool after winning the first game of this phase. 

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Maltese Doctors Perform Surgeries At Maltese Hospital In Ghana

Maltese Doctors Perform Surgeries At Maltese Hospital In Ghana
Feb 12 2024 Share

Maltese doctors Dr. Kurstein Nicholas Sant and Dr. Joseph Paul Vella recently volunteered at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana, becoming the first Maltese doctors to perform surgeries there. 

The hospital, established by the ICPE, initially from donations from Malta, has grown to over two hundred beds, providing vital medical care to the local community, many of whom face significant social and economic challenges.

Dr. Vella emphasized the importance of the hospital, stating it truly embodies hope for the community, serving those with urgent medical needs. 

 

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He contributed as an anesthetist and helped set up the intensive care department. Dr. Sant highlighted the hospital’s significance, calling it an oasis in a region with limited medical care, underscoring the services it offers, often taken for granted in Malta.

Their visit was facilitated by Nikol Baldacchino and Joe Gerada from HopeXchange Malta. Mr. Gerada also conducted a training course for the hospital’s management staff. 

Both doctors expressed a commitment to continue supporting the hospital’s mission and encouraged fellow medical professionals to contribute their expertise to help those in need. Their efforts reflect a broader initiative to provide essential medical services and hope to underserved communities.

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Over 3 Million Tourists Visited Malta In 2023

Over 3 Million Tourists Visited Malta In 2023
Feb 12 2024 Share

According to VisitMalta’s Inbound Tourism Results for 2023, Malta received 3,002,823 tourists in 2023 – which is an 8.3% improvement over pre-pandemic levels (2019). 

In terms of overall Mediterranean Performance, recorded in percentage change between 2022 and 2023, Malta registered a 30.1% change in inbound tourists. 

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33% of tourists visited Malta between July and September, followed by April and June at 28%. Meanwhile, 39% of all tourists were aged between 25 and 44, with 30% aged between 45 and 64. 

Tourists spent 20.2 million guest nights last year, exceeding 2019 figures by 5%. Meanwhile, 63% of all accommodation used was collective. 

Tourists spent a total of €2.7 billion last year – exceeding 2019 levels by 20%. Expenditure per capita was registered at €898 whereas expenditure per capita per day was €132. 

Accommodation and packaging were 23% of all tourist expenditure, with air/sea fares being 18%. The remaining 36% were other expenses. 

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