Everything you missed from Bernard Grech’s Budget 2021 reaction

Oct 27 2020 Share

Bernard Grech gave his first-ever budget reaction as Opposition leader in Parliament last night and mentioned a couple of points that Malta’s government might have got wrong.

Grech called Malta’s government ‘one without plans’ as he opposed Prime Minister Abela’s claim that we ‘beat the pandemic’ back in June.

Amongst other points, Grech called for a round of supplementary vouchers to buy COVID-19 supplies such as gloves, masks, sanitisers to ensure public safety.

He also proposed rapid-testing to all visitors to Malta from all entry points as well as a ‘trace, test, isolate’ system at places such as schools, local councils, workplaces and others.

The PN leader went on to call this budget one of ‘virtual reality’ for a number of times as the proposals are not concrete and also reiterated the fact that this was not “the best budget in our country’s history” as the Prime Minister said but “the biggest deficit in our country’s history.”

He also called for the safeguarding of careers in the arts and entertainment industry, Air Malta pilots and the many other sectors which were hit by COVID-19.

Grech also reiterated the increase in criminality in Gozo, lack of preparation for online teaching, the ever-growing immigration issue and the environmental planning situation.


Emily Ratajkowski is pregnant and here’s why she won’t tell us the gender

Oct 27 2020 Share

Model, writer and actor Emily Ratajkowski announced that she is pregnant with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard!

In an essay for Vogue, the social media superstar shared her excitement about welcoming her baby into the world and asserted the unimportance of gender. 

“We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then”, she stated as she went on to state that humanity is more complex than gender preconceptions.


70-year-old man is the 54th victim of COVID-19

Oct 27 2020 Share

The Health Ministry has announced the 54th victim of COVID-19 in Malta. 

He is a 70-year-old man who was admitted to Mater Dei on the 15th of October and tested positive on the same day. 

The health authorities have reported that the man had underlying health conditions. The island currently stands at 1,895 active cases.


PN Leader calls for rapid testing from all entry points to Malta

Oct 26 2020 Share

In his post-budget reaction, Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech offered a number of counter-proposals for the 2021 Budget.

Grech countered Prime Minister Abela’s claim back in June that we beat the pandemic, when we in fact did not.

Amongst other proposals, Grech called for rapid testing for all individuals coming into Malta from all entry points.