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Injured Flamingo Rescued Off Gozo Coast

Injured Flamingo Rescued Off Gozo Coast
Oct 2 2023 Share

Birdlife Malta took to social media to share a video of an adult greater flamingo which was rescued from Gozo. 

‘The bird was found swimming at sea off the Gozo coast between Xlendi and Ta’ Ċenċ and was brought to shore with the assistance of members of the public’, Birdlife revealed. 

‘The targeting of such charismatic species is rife more than ever as the migration of various species peaks during these days. Such illegal hunting occurs for the sole purpose of taxidermy collections with specimens numbering hundreds of thousands amongst the hunting community.’

The NGO wrote how due to recent changes in legislation, ‘such killings if undetected by police end up in taxidermy collections and end up as non-prosecutable collections under the guise of legalised transfers from one hunter to another.’ 

‘The situation with illegal hunting is in a dire state and the permitted persecution of protected species is having a direct toll on conservation efforts on these birds incoming from mainland Europe.’

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Community Police Team Awarded For Marsaxlokk Service

Community Police Team Awarded For Marsaxlokk Service
Oct 2 2023 Share

In celebration of Marsaxlokk Day, the Marsaxlokk Local Council awarded the Community Policing Team for their work in the community. 

Officers who work in the community were rewarded for their commitment to ‘fostering strong relationships, providing support and ensuring the safety and well-being of the Marsaxlokk residents’. 

Well done to all involved!

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You May Soon No Longer Pay Fees For Hand Luggage

You May Soon No Longer Pay Fees For Hand Luggage
Oct 2 2023 Share

TAG AN AVID TRAVELLER 

The European Union is poised to revolutionise air travel pricing by potentially eliminating carry-on baggage fees. 

The Committee on Petitions in the European Parliament has unanimously endorsed a resolution, urging airlines to provide complimentary cabin baggage for passengers. 

This move seeks to enforce a 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice that emphasised the importance of free cabin baggage meeting “reasonable” size and weight criteria. Although the ruling was issued, it was never fully implemented.

The resolution aims to abolish extra charges for carry-on bags and demands greater transparency regarding what constitutes “reasonable” size and weight. 

Inconsistent baggage policies among airlines have often confused passengers, particularly those with connecting flights on different carriers with varying standards. The EU is also pushing for enhanced disclosure from airlines regarding additional costs such as seat allocation and flight timing.

This initiative aligns with broader efforts within the EU to streamline ticketing and fees for air travel. Earlier this year, Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs initiated an investigation into several low-cost airlines over hand luggage fees. 

They argued that separating these charges from ticket prices could mislead consumers into thinking they were getting a better deal than they actually were. Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas emphasised the need to halt this practice, asserting that low-cost airlines currently obscure the true cost of tickets until the final stages of purchase.

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President’s Wife In Hospital For Investigations

President's Wife In Hospital For Investigations
Oct 2 2023 Share

It was revealed on Sunday 1st October’s morning that wife of the President of the Republic Miriam Pace was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital for investigations.

These investigations are expected to take place over a period of two days. 

On behalf of MaltaDaily, we would like to wish Miriam Vella a speedy recovery. 

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