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First woman elected to Malta’s parliament dies aged 97

First woman elected to Malta's parliament dies aged 97
Apr 6 2023 Share

Ann Agius Ferrante, who was Malta’s first Nationalist Party woman MP, has passed away aged 97. 

The passing was announced by European Parliament President Roberta Metsola on social media, who described her as a ‘trailblazer’ and ‘formidable.’ 

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Metsola revealed that the first thing she did when she was elected as the European Parliament’s First Vice-President was write to her. 

‘I thanked her for making the path easier, for enduring so that my generation would not have to, and to promise her that I will play my part in making it easier for those who come after me. A grateful Malta will miss her. May she rest in peace’ wrote Metsola. 

Agius Ferrante was also given tribute by Opposition Leader Bernard Grech, who said that she always encouraged those who wanted to contribute to society to not let anything discourage them from doing so. 

Other Nationalist MPs gave tribute to her, including Eve Borg Bonello, the youngest MP ever elected in Malta, also on the PN ticket. 

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Malta centre of attention in Old Trafford with Visit Malta adverts

Malta centre of attention in Old Trafford with Visit Malta adverts
Apr 6 2023 Share

Malta was the centre of attention yesterday evening as Visit Malta advertisement was hung in Old Trafford during a football match between official Maltese partner, Manchester United, and Brentford. 

Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo shared images of the banners and leaflets at the football hub and stadium – but that’s not all!

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Maltese traditional food was served to those attending the match before and after the same match, which saw the Red Devils emerge victorious with a score of 1-0 over yesterday’s opponents.

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Beloved Ħamrun Alfred’s kiosk set to reopen this Good Friday 7th

Beloved Ħamrun Alfred's kiosk set to reopen this Good Friday 7th
Apr 6 2023 Share

They’re officially back! Beloved Ħamrun kiosk ‘Alfred’s Since 1975’ will be returning to serve us fresh ftajjar or that cappuccino we all need after a long day. 

The kiosk had to shift operations after a fire burned down the central establishment, serving their customers from a nearby cafeteria. 

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But now, the kiosk can officially start to serve from the newly refurbished establishment starting Friday 7th from 0700hrs. ‘We have missed you so much’ the kiosk wrote on social media. 

Alfred’s was well known from serving everything from wraps, pasta, pizza, pastries and almost every food item you could imagine. 

 

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Hundreds blue ‘by the wind’ sailor jellyfish takeover Xlendi and Armier

Hundreds blue 'by the wind' sailor jellyfish takeover Xlendi and Armier
Apr 6 2023 Share

Marine biologist Alan Deidun took to social media to share more images of the Velella velella jellyfish, known in common parlance as ‘mini sailing boats’, taking over Xlendi and Armier. 

The jellyfish, known as ‘qlugħ’ in Maltese for it’s sail-like top, can be seen in a massive ‘innocuous colony of polyps attached to the same raft.’ 

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Deidun has previously shared images of the same species taking over the Gozitan Xatt l-Aħmar and the southern coast of Malta. 

Information about this jellyfish can be found on the Spot the Jellyfish Campaign identification manual, which reveals that it has a low irritation sting. 

‘It is frequently found in the Mediterranean, especially during spring. It can form dense aggregations extending for kilometres on the sea surface. Specialised floating sea slugs and sea snails find it to be a delicious snack!’ 

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