fbpx

Malta Officially Bans Forced Sterilisation

Malta Officially Bans Forced Sterilisation
Mar 8 2024 Share

Malta has passed a law banning forced sterilisation, making it the eleventh country worldwide to do so. The law prohibits forced sterilisation in all circumstances except when a patient’s life or health is at serious risk, or when adults provide free and informed consent. 

This legislation comes after a case in 2016 involving the forced sterilisation of a woman with a mental disability without her consent. Inclusion Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli emphasised the importance of modernising legal frameworks and urged European nations to follow suit. 

She highlighted the need to prioritise the rights of individuals with disabilities, particularly women. The law imposes severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines, on those who carry out or assist in forced sterilisation procedures without consent. 

Additionally, it restricts parents or guardians from consenting to sterilisation procedures for children under 18, except when medically necessary. 

Anyone convicted of forced sterilisation through coercion or deceit will face harsher punishment. However, the law permits sterilisation for adults if they freely consent and for health reasons. Malta’s government reaffirmed its commitment to protecting women’s rights in society through this legislation.

#MaltaDaily 

Award-Winning UK Star JAZZY Announced for FORTUNES Festival @ Fort St. Elmo

Award-Winning UK Star JAZZY Announced for FORTUNES Festival @ Fort St. Elmo
Mar 8 2024 Share

Chart-topping UK sensation Jazzy has been announced as the first headliner, with the event also featuring a HUGE line-up of G7 & district DJs with 89.7 Bay’s Jamie & Taryn on hosting duties!

Get ready to hear hits like ‘Giving Me’, ‘Make Me Feel Good’ and ‘Life Lesson’ at one of Malta’s most iconic locations, welcoming festival season with a bang with one of the most trending artists on the globe. 🌍

With more artists to be announced soon, now is your chance to get your festival tickets and make April 20th one of your favourite dates of the year.

FORTUNES Festival, groundbreaking springtime music festival set to take place at the iconic Fort St. Elmo has officially been launched and it is truly a sign that festival season is coming!

This day-to-night event promises to be a celebration like no other, marking the arrival of Malta’s favourite season with an unforgettable musical journey. FORTUNES Festival is poised to feature an eclectic lineup of international musical acts, alongside the best of Malta’s local talent.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Fortunes Festival (@fortunes.mt)

If you want to follow the journey and be the first to know about the headlining acts, make sure you follow @fortunes.mt on Instagram and Facebook!

General Tickets are out now via https://fortunes.mt/

#MaltaDaily

Fr Rob Galea Reveals Church Ministry In MetaVerse: Meta Saint

Fr Rob Galea Reveals Church Ministry In MetaVerse: Meta Saint
Mar 8 2024 Share

Maltese priest Fr. Rob Galea is launching ‘META SAINT’ – a Roblox game all about the Christian faith and the bible. 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by MetaSaint (@metasaintproject)

Galea is a Maltese Catholic priest, author and speaker renowned for his ability to bridge the gap between the ecclesiastical and the youth – and his latest venture will see him giving younger audiences a new entry into the religion through gaming. 

As the founder of ICON Ministry and having risen to more prominence after participating on Australia’s 2015 The X Factor, META SAINT invites people to ‘embark on an obstacle and treasure hunt journey through the greatest story that’s ever been told!’ 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by MetaSaint (@metasaintproject)

What do you make of this?

#MaltaDaily 

Dragon Ball Manga Creator Passes At The Age Of 68

Mar 8 2024 Share

Renowned manga artist Akira Toriyama, creator of the beloved Dragon Ball series, has sadly passed away at the age of 68 on March 1st, succumbing to complications from an acute subdural hematoma. The news was confirmed by Bird Studio, the manga company he founded in 1983.

Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1955, Toriyama’s journey in the world of manga began with humble origins. Despite facing initial setbacks with early works like “Wonder Island,” he persevered and eventually found fame with the breakout hit “Dr. Slump” in 1980. However, it was his creation of “Dragon Ball” in 1984 that catapulted him to international stardom.

“Dragon Ball,” serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, captivated audiences with its blend of martial arts, adventure, and humor. The series introduced iconic characters like Son Goku and spawned a multimedia franchise encompassing TV adaptations, movies, video games, and more, making Toriyama one of Japan’s highest-selling manga authors.

Beyond “Dragon Ball,” Toriyama’s influence extended to the world of video games, where he contributed character designs to titles like Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger. He even ventured into automotive design, creating an electric car released by Japan’s CQ Motors in 2005.

Throughout his career, Toriyama remained relatively private, often using a cyborg avatar to represent himself in public. Despite his fame, he continued to work on various projects, including film adaptations within the Dragon Ball universe.

Toriyama’s passing marks the end of an era in manga and pop culture. His unique creativity and contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry, earning him accolades and admiration from fans worldwide. While his physical presence may be gone, his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of artists and storytellers.

#MaltaDaily

Malta daily Facebook 970x90