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Health Ministry Pays Tribute To Malta’s Midwives

Health Ministry Pays Tribute To Malta’s Midwives
May 5 2024 Share

In celebration of International Midwives Day, the Health Ministry released a video in tribute for all the hardworking midwives on the island – showcasing their dedication for the work.

The tribute shows midwives working tirelessly to care for the newborns they deliver.

The video also highlighted how 4,204 newborns were birthed in 2023, with the midwives being part of the whole process before they join their loving families at home.

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Celebrations All Over Ħamrun After Premier League Victory

Celebrations All Over Ħamrun After Premier League Victory
May 5 2024 Share

After the Spartans’ final match of the season against Hibernians and their long awaited opportunity to lift their tenth league title, the town of Hamrun erupted in mass celebration commemorating the team’s great achievement.

Countless football and Hamrun related floats, flags and other memorabilia were prepared specifically for the spectacle

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Hamrun Spartans president Joseph Portelli posted a video in the streets of Hamrun stating that the special day has finally arrived and told fans to celebrate as much as they can since it is not an ordinary league win.

Some videos even show jubilant supporters laying on caskets with the names of rivals Valletta and Floriana as they are lifted and carried around the locality as festivities take place.

Did you join the celebrations?

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Priest Spends $40K Of Church Funds On Candy Crush

Priest Spends $40K Of Church Funds On Candy Crush
May 5 2024 Share

Reverend Lawrence Kozak, a Catholic priest, faced charges for allegedly embezzling over $40,000 from St. Thomas More church to fuel his addiction to mobile games, including Candy Crush and Mario Kart Tour.

Prosecutors in Chester County, Pennsylvania, arrested him on April 25, accusing him of theft over a three-year period.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia had removed him from his position in 2022 after discovering suspicious Apple transactions on church credit card accounts, linked to Kozak’s Apple ID.

He admitted to using church funds for gaming-related expenses but claimed it was unintentional, citing a lack of attention to detail. Kozak confessed during police interrogation that he sought therapy for his gaming addiction and clarified that the spending was not for gambling but to “power up” in games.

Despite settling $10,000 of the debt himself and offering an additional $8,000 since his arrest, Kozak faced criticism from detectives who deemed his actions inexcusable, stating he should have been more vigilant. The case highlights the consequences of unchecked addiction and financial mismanagement within religious institutions.

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Labour Ahead Of Nationalist Party In New EP Election Survey

Labour Ahead Of Nationalist Party In New EP Election Survey
May 5 2024 Share

In the latest MaltaToday survey, the Labour Party (PL) maintains an absolute majority with 50.7%, down by two points from March, while the Nationalist Party (PN) stands at 44.2%.

This puts the PL ahead of the PN by seven points, translating to a vote gap of 17,100 with a projected turnout of 71%. In March, the PL led by 10 points with a 28,700-vote advantage and a turnout of 77%.

Despite the PL’s losses, the PN only sees a modest 1.6-point increase in vote share. Third parties and independents collectively stand at 5.1%, slightly up from 4.6% in March.

EU Parliament President and PN candidate Roberta Metsola leads the race for Malta’s six MEP seats, with 16 % support, followed by Labour candidate and MEP incumbent Alex Agius Saliba at 8 %.

However, 50% of voters, particularly Labour supporters, remain undecided. Norman Lowell  leads third-party candidates with 1% support, followed closely by Arnold Cassola at 0.9%.

The survey reflects substantial voter indecision, especially among Labour supporters awaiting decisions on candidate nominations, potentially influenced by speculation around former PM Joseph Muscat’s candidacy.

The survey took place before candidate nominations opened, and respondents were unaware of all potential candidates. Cross-party voting is minimal, with only 2% of Metsola voters considering Agius Saliba as their second preference.

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Read full surveys here and here.