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James Ryder Is Actually Running For MEP Elections 2024

James Ryder Is Actually Running For MEP Elections 2024
Apr 2 2024 Share

In an April Fool’s twist, local comedian James Ryder Muscat has unveiled that he will actually be running for the European Parliament elections this year.

Ryder first hinted at it on April 1st, framing it as a joke with the caption of ‘we’ve had worse.’

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However, just the following day, the comedian took to social media to unveil that ‘no really, it’s happening.’

Ryder urged people to ‘buckle up’, promising an official statement this Friday. ‘And remember, #wevehadworse.’

 

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There is still the tiny chance that this is an extended joke but from the looks of it, James Ryder Muscat will be joining Arnold Cassola and Żeren tal-Ajkla as an independent candidate.

What do you think? And will he get your vote?

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Berlin Crowds Celebrate Legalisation Of Cannabis

Berlin Crowds Celebrate Legalisation Of Cannabis
Apr 2 2024 Share

In Germany, crowds celebrated the legalisation of cannabis, gathering at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

The new law decriminalises personal cannabis use, allowing adults to carry up to 25 grams and cultivate three plants at home.

 

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This change was met with enthusiasm as attendees waved placards, danced, and blew smoke clouds into the air. Organised by the German Hemp Association, the event marked a milestone for cannabis advocates.

While public consumption is permitted under certain conditions, including avoiding visibility to children and proximity to sports facilities, the law maintains strict regulations, particularly regarding minors.

Special cannabis clubs will be permitted to grow and purchase limited amounts of the drug, aiming to alleviate the burden on law enforcement and the judiciary.

However, concerns have been raised regarding the implementation of the new law, including challenges in monitoring and regulating consumption distances from certain facilities.

The German Police Union emphasised the need for additional training and equipment to ensure effective enforcement while demanding government support for these measures.

Despite criticisms and challenges, the legalisation marks Germany’s shift towards more liberal cannabis policies, aligning it with other European countries that have relaxed regulations surrounding the drug.

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Luna Park Malta Is Officially Back For 2024!

Luna Park Malta Is Officially Back For 2024!
Apr 2 2024 Share

The iconic Maltese theme park Luna Park has officially announced its return to the islands as the summer vibe starts to kick in.

 

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With an official return date set for the 25th of May 2024, Luna Park brings with it a series of rides, games and crazy roller coasters for those looking for an adrenaline rush to enjoy.

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With each year promising to be bigger than the last, Luna Park will soon be revealing all the necessary details for this year’s run.

Will you be visiting?

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Opposition Critique Lack Of Maltese Language For New Airline

Opposition Critique Lack Of Maltese Language For New Airline
Apr 2 2024 Share

The Nationalist Party denounced KM Malta Airlines’ decision not to mandate Maltese proficiency for cabin crew, labeling it as “shameful.”

This reaction stemmed from a report in the Sunday newspaper Illum, indicating the airline’s departure from Air Malta’s practice of requiring both English and Maltese skills from cabin crew.

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Despite this, the new carrier opted to align with other low-cost operators by only necessitating proficiency in English.

The PN emphasized that KM Malta Airlines, being a national carrier, should cater to the linguistic needs of both domestic and international passengers, asserting that the use of Maltese enhances the authenticity of the travel experience.

They urged the government to reconsider this decision, stating that a national airline should prioritize the official languages of the country it represents.

KM Malta Airlines justified its stance by citing an expectation of over 80% of its passengers being non-Maltese nationals, leading them to deem Maltese language proficiency unnecessary for employment. However, they assured that safety and informational messages would still be conveyed in both Maltese and English.

The controversy sparked criticism from various quarters, including PN MEP David Casa and independent MEP candidate Arnold Cassola, who highlighted the language requirements of international airlines. The announcement coincided with the government’s launch of a skills pass for non-EU workers in the tourism sector.

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