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Labour Party HQ dons LGBTIQ+ flag as Pride Month begins

Labour Party HQ dons LGBTIQ+ flag as Pride Month begins
Sep 1 2022 Share

The Labour Party has put up an LGBTIQ+ flag at their Hamrun headquarters in commemoration of the first day of Pride Month. 

‘The Labour Party wants to guarantee equality for all’ the statement said. ‘Malta is today the leader when it comes to rights for LGBTIQ+ people.’ 

‘However, we should not rest on this success. We need to keep working to fight prejudice and to ensure that everyone is part of an inclusive Maltese society.’ 

The party highlighted Malta being the first European country to pass a law to protect intersex infants and children from non-consensual medical interventions in 2015. 

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Research shows turtle dove hunting is sustainable say FKNK

Research shows turtle dove hunting is sustainable say FKNK
Sep 1 2022 Share

A statement issued by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) on Thursday says that recent research shows how turtle dove hunting in Malta is sustainable.

The results were obtained from data collected voluntarily by the organisation in September 2021. With regards to whether these birds are caught as adults or chicks, the study has reportedly shown that the autumn hunting season is sustainable. 

The statement points out how this result, ‘together with other studies and research carried out by the FKNK also led to the fact that after a five year break, we had a turtle dove hunting season again in spring 2022.’ 

Hunters were asked by the FKNK to send an SMS during the hunting season in September 2022 whenever a turtle dove was caught, indicating whether it was an adult or a baby. 

The FKNK also took issue with the Wild Birds Regulation Unit (WBRU) leaving the publishing of a notice about the season until the eve of the opening of the hunting season of September 2022. 

The notice detailed information in regards to the quota of dove which can be caught, the allocated times and dates when hunting is allowed, and the obligations and responsibilities to be adhered to. The FKNK said that this mode of operating does not promote good relations and cooperation between the WBRU and hunters and trappers. 

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Malta with highest number of public holidays in Europe

Malta with highest number of public holidays in Europe
Sep 1 2022 Share

According to a recently issued article by ‘The New Statesman’, Malta has the highest amount of public and bank holidays in all of Europe. 

The article was focusing on the fact that the UK has the lowest number of bank holidays compared to Europe. However, situated right at the top of a list from most to least amount of holidays, Malta was right at the peak. 

The data shows that Malta has 14 public holidays throughout the year, followed by Austria, Iceland and Portugal all with 13 holidays. 

Meanwhile, England, Switzerland and Wales all registered just 8 days of holidays. However, unlike the UK, many European countries do not compensate workers with an extra day off should a public holiday fall on a weekend. 

This comes as the Trade Union Congress (TUC) called on the government to increase the number of public holidays in England and Wales by four to bring it closer to Eu average. 

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‘A woman’s confidence goes beyond size and figure’ says local Instagram influencer

‘A woman’s confidence goes beyond size and figure’ says local Instagram influencer
Sep 1 2022 Share

Taking to Instagram, digital creator and mum Danita Camilleri gave her thoughts about the confidence and joy women have and from where it truly comes from. 

Known by her handle of ‘One Chick and a Yorkie’, Danita said that a woman’s confidence does not come from the number shown on the scales. ‘You do not carry this number on your back everywhere you go.’ 

‘A woman’s confidence does not come from her skirt size, because the size tag is not visible. A woman’s confidence comes from joy. How happy you are with your body and who you are.’

‘Confidence comes from the people around you – people making fun and breaking down someone’s morale can be detrimental to your confidence, no matter the body shape.’

Contrast this, she said, to someone who pushes a woman forward, appreciates the love they give and compliments no matter the size or shape. ‘A woman’s beauty goes beyond size and figure.’

‘When a woman is appreciated and loved as should be, she is confident. This confidence removes shyness. When you are able to be yourself wherever you are, you are always beautiful. Always be yourself.’ 

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