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Calls for incentives for front-liners after English student vouchers announced

Calls for incentives for front-liners after English student vouchers announced
Jun 5 2021 Share

On Friday, Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo along with Economy Minister Silvio Schembri announced that €1 million will be invested in vouchers for English language students in Malta.

While welcomed by some, others have called out the government on such a matter, calling for further incentives for local front-liners who have been working tirelessly without any form of bonus or incentive.

It was announced that English language students will receive €10 in vouchers for every night they spend on Maltese shores based on a minimum of 15 nights, where those who spend up to 30 nights will receive €300 worth of vouchers.

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DJs await way forward after ban lifted with very low volume cap

DJs await way forward after ban lifted with very low volume cap
Jun 5 2021 Share

Following the Health Authorities’ announcement of lifting the ban on DJs, many have disputed the very low 70db volume cap which currently in place, highlighting the fact that it is the same levels of showers and toilet flushing.

 

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Some DJs have argued that this measure is a ‘laugh in the face’ to DJs as this bare-minimum measure relaxation is not enough to allow DJs to perform and others attributing the recent illegal gatherings to the fact that establishments are closing at midnight.

As the public awaits Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne to announce what cultural events will be happening in July and August, many in the entertainment industry remain in the dark as to what their future holds.

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Illegal gatherings persist in Malta as crowds continue to grow

Jun 5 2021 Share

Another set of photos is doing the rounds of social media showing large groups gather in Sliema in the late hours, generating a considerable amount of backlash from locals.

Many have argued that this is the result of excess restrictions, no enforcement and a by-product of closing establishments at midnight.

As Malta continues to battle the pandemic and slowly relax COVID-19 restrictions, one begins to wonder whether something will be done about these illegal gatherings.

Yesterday, it was also reported that the ban on DJs has been lifted, albeit at a cap of 70db which has also generated some controversy on social media.

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BREAKING: DJ ban lifted with new health measures

BREAKING: DJ ban lifted with new health measures
Jun 4 2021 Share

DJs rejoice as a new public health measure has been put into effect which allows DJs to once again practice and work on their craft. In a new article titled ‘COVID-19 Transitioning – Standards and Guidance for bars and Similar Establishments including places of Entertainment’, the directive was issued that;

‘Singers, musicians and disk jockeys should maintain a distance of at least four (4) metres from patrons due to the generation and emission of respiratory droplets of various sizes that occurs during singing. When such distance cannot be maintained acrylic or tempered glass barriers must be fitted around the singer/musician/DJ stand (2 meters from the floor).

Despite still issuing health directives to mitigate spread of the virus, the new directive allows DJs to also work in establishments along with other singers and musicians.

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