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Hibernians FC stadium renamed to Tony Bezzina Stadium

Hibernians FC stadium renamed to Tony Bezzina Stadium
Jun 6 2021 Share

Following a suggestion by team manager and right hand man Jesmond Abela, the Hibernains Stadium in Kordin has been renamed ‘Tony Bezzina Stadium’ this morning. The news came from the Annual General meeting which occurred virtually. Tony Bezzina would have been President of Hibernians FC for 43 years on the 11th of June, having been elected for the job in 1978.

Following his passing on 15th of March 2021, the decision to rename the stadium was seconded by Vice President of the club Alex Montebello. Ranier Bezzina, Tony’s son, was named President of Hibernians FC for the first time to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Photo Source: Wikipedia, Hibernians FC

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€1.6 million reconstruction of Gozo ferry quays announced by Ministers Ian Borg and Clint Camilleri

€1.6 million reconstruction of Gozo ferry quays announced by Ministers Ian Borg and Clint Camilleri
Jun 6 2021 Share

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri announced that a €1.6 million reconstruction  of one of the Gozo ferry quays at Cirkewwa has been finished. The reconstruction saw the instalment of higher decks, fender blocks with fall protection, new mooring bollards and emergency ladders.

These new instalments are designed to ensure the safety of the mooring crews, passengers and sailors at work. Minister Ian Borg stated that these maritime infrastructures will also aid in increasing the efficiency of routes between Malta and Gozo. Extensive reconstruction was done on both land and under the sea to ensure maximum safety.


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Photo Source: Clint Camilleri FB

Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ on sex and pooping spree

Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ on sex and pooping spree
Jun 6 2021 Share

After the late cocaine kingpin smuggled in four hippopotamuses into his luxury estate, Pablo Escobar’s so-called ‘cocaine hippos’ have been poisoning wildlife with toxic urine and faeces and reproducing at an alarming rate. The 4-000 pound beasts were smuggled in the 1980s from a US zoo and do not actually carry cocaine. But due to having no natural predators and abundant water sources, the hippos became an invasive species.

The population exploded to 80, with researchers fearing that by 2039 this number will explode up to 1,400. Their faeces fuel algae blooming in waterways, reducing oxygen for native fish. There is however a tourist attraction generated by the hippos, making population control tricky. Castration and sterilisation are rather difficult, with only one hippo being castrated a year. Culling them might be the only option, but due to the public’s adoration of the animals, it might also prove difficult.

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3 COVID-19 cases registered with 5 recoveries

Jun 6 2021 Share

Malta has registered 3 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,024 swab tests, while 5 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Sunday 6th June 2021, 551,494 vaccine doses were administered of which 327,155 were 1st doses. 233,826 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 30,571 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 30,078 have recovered, 419 died and 74 are still active.

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