Certain HSBC branches will remain closed

 - COVID-19 - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. has announced a number of changes which aim to enhance its branch network following the effects of COVID-19 and an increase in demand for digital banking.

As such, the Mellieħa, San Ġwann, Żabbar and Żebbuġ branches will remain closed while its Gżira and Rabat branches will re-open without tellers for the time being.


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Are Halloween decorations damaging to kids?

 - Lifestyle - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

Halloween is just around the corner and decorations are officially up to celebrate this holiday. While not everyone is as keen on the idea, some take this issue with Halloween very seriously.

Ashan Jeeawon, a councillor situated in East Sussex and also a property stylist, was told that his floating skeleton decorations for Halloween were causing mental health issues to kids.

Wanting to be democratic about it, a public vote was actually taken among the neighborhood in order to see who is in favour of his decorations and who is not. The majority were all in favour of them however the pot was still stirred and Jeeawon received a not so pleasant email.

“It is my belief that the Halloween celebrations are detrimental to the mental health of many people. In particular of children and the vulnerable.”

Jeeawon is an individual that loves to decorate his house for every big holiday, ranging from Christmas Day to Armistice Day. “Being a councillor, everything I do is to support my community.”

Are you a fan of Halloween?


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106 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 91 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 106 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,966 swab tests, while 91 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Today’s cases are still being investigated. From yesterday’s cases; 21 cases were family members of previously known cases, 22 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 7 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 2 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases and 2 cases were imported.

To date, Malta has registered 5,866 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 3,880 have recovered, 59 died and 1,927 are still active.


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A who’s who of Yorgen Fenech’s Las Vegas Trip

 - Local - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

As the Yorgen Fenech saga continues, further information has been unveiled regarding Fenech’s companions in his 2018 Las Vegas trip. 

Apart from the Tumas group boss, Charlene Bianco Farrugia was also in attendance. Bianco Farrugia was formerly a personal assistant to Keith Schembri during the Labour Party’s first term. During the trip, she was an OPM official and not a Schembri assistant.

Along with them, gaming authority official Edwina Licari and chief financial regulator Joe Cuschieri.


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