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Hundreds in protest against Marsaskala yacht marina

Hundreds in protest against Marsaskala yacht marina
Aug 28 2021 Share

The protests against the yacht marina in Marsascala continue as hundreds convene in the area, wielding powerful signs and showcasing their disapproval of the plans. Opposed by civil society, NGOs and residents of Wied il-Ghajn and other localities, the plans were not only criticised for ‘taking away the sea from residents’ (as one sign pointed out), but also for not being consulted on any level with local council or inhabitants. 

Wirt iz-Zejtun president Ruben Abela addressed the protest and stressed the bay’s value to the community’s collective memory. He also urged people to leave out politics in relation to the issue. Some also criticised the fact that Marsaskala was always seemingly sacrificed for the interests of the rich, and insisted that policies concerning the locality work for its wellbeing instead. Moviment Graffiti added how the marina will suffocate the bay and the locality, impacting both human life and worsen ecological concerns further. 

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Photo Source: Moviment Graffiti FB

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Bernard Grech invites Prime Minister to openly condemn journalist hatred

Bernard Grech invites Prime Minister to openly condemn journalist hatred
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Opposition leader Bernard Grech has openly condemned the culture of hatred towards journalists and invites Prime Minister Robert Abela to do the same immediately. In a Facebook post, the Nationalist Party chief said that the ‘attacks towards journalists, bloggers and politicians are weakening the pillars of Maltese democracy and are leading to a situation where those investigating corruption and abuse of power are being intimidated.’

He concluded his statement by saying how ‘we cannot remain silent in the face of threats, disruption and intimidation.’ The post follows reports that several media houses in Malta received fake emails coming from civil society group Repubblika, activist Manuel Delia and MP Jason Azzopardi. The latter identified ‘soulless lawyers’ as the culprits behind such coordinated attacks. 


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Photo Source: Robert Abela FB, Bernard Grech FB

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Henry Galea reaches 5 million followers and one year on TikTok

Henry Galea reaches 5 million followers and one year on TikTok
Aug 28 2021 Share

And the milestone has been surpassed as local makeup artist and creative Henry Galea hits 5 million followers on TikTok. Henry’s hard work, exquisite artistry and outside the box thinking has undoubtedly caught the attention of millions locally and Internationally. 

His characters, created through makeup skills which set him apart in the field, have got him here just one year after kicking off his account on the famous social media platform. 

Henry thanked everyone for their support, saying how he cannot believe ‘the family keeps growing so much’. He teased at future projects by saying ‘I can’t wait to see what the next couple of years hold’. If that isn’t a nod to some big exciting projects down the line, we don’t know what is! Here’s to 6M!

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Photo Source: @henrygaleaa IG, henrygalea TikTok

TikTok outright bans Milk Crate Challenge

TikTok outright bans Milk Crate Challenge
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Following the rise of new TikTok challenge ‘The Milk Crate Challenge’, the platform decided to outright ban it due to it involving dangerous stunts. If you haven’t seen any of these videos yet, it involves people stacking up milk crates like a pyramid and then trying to walk up and down the triangular construct. Due to it being an obviously not so rigid structure, most people end up falling off, crates flying on top of them and some getting quite injured.

The challenge blew up on the social media platform, with the eventual crash being the highlight of most videos. However, accompanied by a statement which says ‘TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts’, the platform removed the search results for the hashtag of the challenge removed. TikTok’s statement encouraged ‘everyone to exercise caution in their behaviour whether online or off’. 

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