Health Authorities issue update on pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 2 2021 Share

Women are no longer being advised to avoid pregnancy if they plan on getting the COVID-19 vaccine but advise individuals at high risk of severe complications to confer with their doctors first.

On Friday, the World Health Organisation updated its position with regards to pregnant women and the COVID-19 vaccine stating that there is no reason to believe in particular risks that outweigh the benefits of the vaccine.

However, the WHO also noted that pregnant women at high risk of exposure or those with vulnerabilities should discuss the issue with their doctors.


Record 210 illegally shot birds in Malta during 2020

Feb 1 2021 Share

2020 marked a new record of illegal hunting in Malta. 210 protected birds were illegally shot last year. This fact was noted by the European Commissioner for the Environment as he voiced his concern about the number.

2018 was previously the record year for illegalities where the number stood at 114, the number almost doubled in 2020. These are of course only the reported birds which are found by the authorities.

A number of birds will not be recorded since they might be collected by hunters for their own reasons like taxidermy or even for food.


Maltese Music Mondays! Here are the latest local tunes you should be listening to

Feb 1 2021 Share

It’s Maltese Music Monday and while events, festivals and concerts are still out of the picture, Maltese artists have been hitting the studios day and night to provide their loyal followers with the best music possible to console their heavy hearts. It could be said that the music scene went into overdrive in recents months and honestly, we love it.

From electronic music doing the rounds abroad to local tracks makings weekly waves in the charts, local music is in a good place right now and with all the young movers and shakers producing top quality music while the local veterans showing they still got it, you can’t not be hyped about it. Here are some of the recent local tracks we’ve been loving.

Maxine – Cool Like You

Mysterious, sensual synth-pop vibes with Maxine’s catchiest hook yet! This local songstress has made a name for herself by putting out quality music with great visuals and ‘Cool Like You’ is no exception. A definite change of pace from her last smash tune ‘Thunder’, could this be Maxine’s direction for 2021? Whatever the case, bring it on!

Caro Etern – So Gone

Providing the coldest flows for as long as we can remember, Caro is back with another banger by the name of ‘So Gone’. After releasing the Quarantine Close-Up video in Mid-January, the tune finally dropped on Spotify and we haven’t stopped listening since. Recently changing his name to Caro Etern, this Maltese artist has been gaining a lot of momentum and we can’t wait to see what projects are in store for this year.


Eddie Fresco – Make It Last

When Eddie Fresco puts out a track, you know it’s bound to be heat and his latest bop ‘Make It Last’ is a testament to Eddie’s consistency. Dropping just two days ago, listening to this gets us hyped AF for Eddie’s upcoming album and the grungy aesthetic of the video only levels-up the track to make it a 360 BOP.


Stevy Vee – Let’s Make Love

Stevy Vee takes us on a trip to the funkier side with his latest tune ‘Let’s Make Love’ which he signed to house label Kookee records. A great follow up to his last track, a remix of Juno Valdez’s ‘This is Your Life’, which rose to the top of Malta’s PRS Charts and with the amount of sunny, groovy vibes this one gives us, we anticipate a lot of good things coming for Stevy Vee.


Where It’s ATT & Veste – Follow Me

The Aussie boys are back with a dark, gritty bop by the name of ‘Follow Me’, accompanied by mysterious mask-wearing figure ‘Veste’. Very little is known about the masked figure but if it it has anything to do with Where It’s ATT, you know that they are bound for bangers. Not only does ‘Follow Me’ hit hard, but it is accompanied by some big, euphoric vocals.



We’re really feeling the Havana vibes with this one. Amber’s latest track ‘Put Away Your Money’ exhibits the Maltese singer’s versatility as she moves from her euphoric, Maltese-speaking feature on SterjoTipi’s Oażi to this bouncy pop banger. We are eagerly awaiting the music video’s drop but until then, we’ve got this on replay.


Priests to face formal charges over sexual abuse of altar boy

Feb 1 2021 Share

A magistrate has ruled that enough evidence was presented to formally charge two priests who have sexually abused an altar boy. Fr Joseph Sultana (84) and Fr Joseph Cini (70) were remanded in custody as evidence continues to be compiled.

The raped happened when the boy was around 8 or 9 years old and he is now 24. The boy was referred to Father Anton Theuma for counselling and it was during these sessions that he opened up about the abuse. Fr Anton Theuma urged the boy to make a report but he didn’t do so instantly.

The boy finally named the priests in August of 2020. Several other priests have taken the stand as witnesses and after the proceedings carried out so far, the magistrate has remanded both priests in custody before they face formal charges.