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Cannabis reform ‘may hurt society’; Caritas & other groups react

Cannabis reform 'may hurt society'; Caritas & other groups react
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Caritas, the Oasi Foundation and the Association of Psychiatrists have issued their statements on the recently-proposed cannabis reform, going on to state that the reform may ‘normalise use of the drug’ & ‘harm society’.

The groups stated that they are “seriously concerned” with the proposed legislation and that it reflects the ‘lost battle’ against cannabis culture, which affects individuals & families dependent on cannabis, along with adolescents and those at risk of developing mental health problems.

Despite questioning methods of enforcement, especially in front of children, the groups agreed that cannabis users should not be sent to prison or have their cannabis-related arrests in their criminal records expunged.

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Malta & 19 other EU States in solidarity with countries struggling with vaccines

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EU Member states reportedly fell out during a recent meeting in European Parliament with regards to the division and distribution of extra doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to five struggling countries.

Malta was amongst the 19 member states who chose to show solidarity with the struggling countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia whereas Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic did not agree, going on to insist that they receive their entire quota of vaccines.

A deal was ultimately reached which distributes 2,854,654 doses to the five countries considered to be ‘most in need’.

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The Travellers celebrate their 8-year anniversary

The Travellers celebrate their 8-year anniversary
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Yesterday, beloved Gozitan band The Travellers celebrated their 8-year anniversary since starting their band.

8 years later, the band went on to become one of Malta’s most in-demand acts, highly-acclaimed for their catchy music and use of Maltese language.

Din mhux xi ċajta tal-ewwel t'April.Illum ngħalqu 8 snin flimkien!8 snin ta' mużika u esperjenzi sbieħ,iġri narawkom minnufih 🖤

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On April 1st, the band took to social media to share a few clips of their past, interestingly singing in English rather than the Maltese we are accustomed to, going on to highlight their eagerness to meet with their fans once again.

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Rainbow Ward receives donation of Qagħaq from Corradino inmates & wardens

Rainbow Ward receives donation of Qagħaq from Corradino inmates & wardens
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The children and staff of the Mater Dei Rainbow Ward were pleasantly surprised on Maundy Thursday after receiving a care package of tradition ‘Qaghaq tal-Appostli’ from the inmates and wardens of the Corradino Correctional Facility.

The Corradino Bakery has made quite a name for itself for its wholesome products during the Easter season and beyond, with many taking to social media to applaud the facility’s initiative.

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