Italian traveller carrying three cannabis joints fined €500

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Italian traveller carrying three cannabis joints fined €500

Upon his arrival to Malta, an Italian national was found possessing three joints of cannabis ‘light’ at the Malta International Airport.

The 35-year-old was travelling to Malta from Bari and was taken into custody for carrying the cannabis. He was later escorted to court and charged with illegal possession and importation of cannabis which was legally purchased at his home.

Luca Fumai stated that he was travelling to Malta to visit his girlfriend and reportedly cooperated with the investigators according to prosecuting Inspector Roxanne Tabone. The court later declared him guilty on his own admission and condemned him to a fine of €500.


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Food does not only affect physical health, but also mental health

 - Health & Fitness - Oct 10 SHARE ON:

Food and mental health go hand in hand and a bad diet does not only affect the physical aspects of one’s being but also the mental aspects.

The intestine, which is the body’s digestive system, is an extensive organ which few know the relevance to mental health. Practicing health psychologist Danica Cassar stated that anxiety, which is a common reaction, may be triggered by the digestive system.

Cassar stated that the stomach is like our ‘second brain’, with which we feel certain emotions and thus, there is communication between the brain and the stomach. This means that food and consumption may affect mental health, so excessively sugary food, excessive smoking and alcohol may decrease the bacteria within the stomach which protects us from being anxious, stress and upset.


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Labour enjoys 50,000-vote lead as Nationalist Party support declines

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Labour enjoys 50,000-vote lead as Nationalist Party support declines

A recent survey conducted by MaltaToday has revealed that the Nationalist party has suffered another decline in support over the past month, creating a 16-point gap between the PN and the Labour Party.

The survey, conducted in October, shows the PN at 27.3% and the Labour Party at 43.2% with the former seeing a decrease by four points since September and the later undergoing a decrease of less than one percentage point. ADPD grew by 0.4 points since September, putting the party at 1.6%.

When considering the same amount of voters as the last general election, this would mean that the Labour Party may lead by a whopping 50,000 votes over the Nationalist Party.

Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech scored his second worst result since becoming PN leader with a score of 25.9%, with Prime Minister Robert Abela also seeing a decline of 2.3 points putting him at a score of 49.2%


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Here are the pharmacies opening up today till noon

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Below you will find a list of pharmacies which will be open today Sunday 10th October until 12pm.

Paola: Brown’s Pharmacy, 45, Paola Hill;

Valletta: Collis Williams Pharmacy, 15, Republic Street;

Ħamrun: The Cross Pharmacy, 859, St Joseph High Road;

Qormi: Anici Pharmacy, Anici Street;

Birkirkara: Mint Care Pharmacy, 5B-71 Brared Street;

Msida: Mayer Pharmacy, 33, Ta’ Xbiex Promenade;

San Ġwann: Lourdes Pharmacy, Naxxar Road;

Sliema: Harley Pharmacy, 1, Nathalie Poutiatin Tabone Street;

Attard: M4 Pharmacy, Linja Street;

Naxxar: Victory Pharmacy, 16, Piazza Vitorja;

Buġibba: Promenade Pharmacy,  Pioneer Road;

Fgura: Alpha Pharmacy, Cospicua Road c/w Cottoner Avenue;

Xagħjra: Medicor Pharmacy, 57, Carmelo Ritchie Street;

Birżebbuġa: Brittania Pharmacy, 5 Pretty Bay;

Żurrieq: Kristianne Pharmacy, Pietru Pawl Saydon Street;

Siġġiewi: Menelo Pharmacy, Tabib Nikol Zammit Street;

Dingli: Santa Marija Pharmacy, Misraħ Frenċ Abela;

Malta International Airport: The ‘8 Till Late Pharmacy’ is open every day from 8am to 10pm

Gozo: 9am to noon

Fontana: Fontana Pharmacy, Għajn Street;

Marsalforn: Tony’s Pharmacy, Egret Court, Valley Road


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