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Malta 1st EU Country That Could Have 16 Year Old Mayors

Malta 1st EU Country That Could Have 16/17 Year Old Mayors
Dec 18 2023 Share

Malta has achieved a historic milestone by becoming the inaugural European Union member state to grant 16 and 17-year-olds the opportunity to assume roles as mayors and deputy mayors, following unanimous approval of a new bill by the parliament on Monday. 

Under this legislation, individuals below 18 years of age who secure the highest number of votes from the party with the majority can ascend to the positions of mayor or deputy mayor.

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Pending President George Vella’s signature, the law is poised to take effect in the coming days, potentially paving the way for the emergence of the first 16 and 17-year-old mayors in Malta by the upcoming local council elections in June.

 Local government minister Owen Bonnici lauded the development as “groundbreaking legislation”. 

Previously, although 16 and 17-year-olds were permitted to vote and participate in local council elections, they were ineligible for the roles of mayor or deputy mayor, even if they secured the highest or second-highest number of first-count votes. 

The new law not only addresses this restriction but also introduces amendments allowing underage mayors to sign legal documents on behalf of the local council and making both the mayor and executive secretary “jointly responsible” for legal representation, enabling them to sue or be sued on behalf of the council. 

This progressive measure was outlined in the Labour Party’s electoral manifesto and the government’s ‘National Strategic Vision for Local Governments’ document from May. Despite sparking varied emotions, with some mayors expressing concerns about the lack of life experience among 16 and 17-year-olds, others believe that their enthusiasm could invigorate local councils.

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Bolt Market adds 1,000 new products to its offering

Bolt Market adds 1,000 new products to its offering
Dec 18 2023 Share

Bolt Market’s operated in Malta since June 2023. During this time, the network of local grocery stores driven by technology has significantly expanded its offering. Most recently, 1,000 new products have been added in categories, including Pet Food, Frozen Products and Drinks.

Via the Bolt Food app, customers can order a wide selection of grocery products — from fresh produce from local providers to pantry staples and household essentials — to their door.

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Currently, 4,000 products are available in each of Malta’s Bolt Market stores. Among the most popular categories is the Delicatessen category, which has more than 60 types of goods, such as bacon slices, roasted chicken breast, and salami. Customers can also choose from 80 items in the Fruits and Vegetable category, allowing them to prepare dishes without leaving home.

But everyday shopping isn’t just about groceries. Among the most surprising but necessary products, customers can order sun cream, school supplies, or even batteries. Bolt Market stores have become the place for daily shopping and regular stock-ups.

– “We’re excited to see how warmly the local community in Malta has welcomed our driven-by-technology stores. Our investments into adding new products is yet another step we’re taking to ensure Bolt’s fast grocery delivery service enables people to reclaim time and indulge in activities they enjoy, while providing a viable alternative to another private car use case,” says Edik Davitan, Country Manager of Bolt Market Malta.

The selection offering isn’t the only thing Bolt Market’s team has worked on this year to improve customers’ grocery shopping experiences.

During this time, Bolt Market also focused on improving service quality and convenience. Thanks to the industry-leading technology that enables Bolt to optimise its stores through inventory management and logistics, the platform can better serve local communities.

– “Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed products that offer better, more affordable alternatives to almost every purpose a private car serves, such as scooters, e-bikes, and shared mobility options like ride-hailing and car-sharing. While one of the main private car use cases Bolt services can replace is commuting, we started to see that replacing private car trips to restaurants or grocery stores would be a natural progression of our services. That’s why we introduced food and grocery delivery in 2019,” adds Edik Davitan, Country Manager of Bolt Market Malta.

Bolt Market stores are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (depending on the location), so customers can count on Bolt to get their essentials delivered at a time that suits them.

Customers can expect plenty of seasonal promotions and categories. This Christmas, for example, Bolt Market has discounts of up to 50% on items like chocolate, cake, and personal care

products (with offers updated each week). Customers can also get up to €2 off each delivery until the end of the year.

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Man At Risk Of Dying After Van Tips Over And Hits Victim

Man At Risk Of Dying After Van Tips Over And Hits Victim
Dec 18 2023 Share

Today, at around 1030hrs, police were informed that their assistance was needed in Triq il-Mina ta’ Hompesch. 

Police convened immediately on site and through preliminary investigations found that a 45 year old man resident of Sliema had been unloading large rolls off a truck when the vehicle tipped over and hit the man.

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The Civil Protection Team and a medical team were called on site to give the man the required aid. He was later certified as having suffered serious injuries. 

An inquiry has been opened and the Authorities for Health and Safety on the Workplace are conducting investigations along with the Malta Police Force. 

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Ronaldo The Most Searched Athlete In Google History

Ronaldo The Most Searched Athlete In Google History
Dec 18 2023 Share

Al-Nassr forward and renowned Portuguese athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, expressed his appreciation for being named the most searched athlete in the history of Google.

 

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 The announcement, which covered diverse categories such as history, music, and science, highlighted Ronaldo’s dominance in the most searched athlete category, surpassing competitors like Lionel Messi and Virat Kohli.

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Taking to his social media account, Ronaldo conveyed his gratitude, stating, “Grateful to be honored as the most searched athlete in @google history.” 

Beyond his achievements on the football field, Ronaldo’s massive online presence is evident through his staggering 615 million Instagram followers, making him the most followed celebrity on the platform.

The 38-year-old star, formerly of Manchester United and Real Madrid, boasts an impressive career with 735 senior club career goals, including 450 with Real Madrid.

 As a five-time Ballon d’Or and UEFA Champions League winner, Ronaldo has clinched numerous titles, including three Premier League trophies, two each of Serie A and La Liga, and other prestigious honors. Internationally, he has represented Portugal 205 times, contributing 128 goals and securing victory in the 2016 European Championship.

After mutually terminating his contract with Manchester United in January 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo made a notable move to Al-Nassr, where he has since showcased his prowess with 34 goals and 12 assists in 41 appearances for the Saudi Pro League side.

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