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Malta ranks 1st in rights for LGBTIQ+ community again

Malta ranks 1st in rights for LGBTIQ+ community again
May 11 2023 Share

Malta has once again been ranked at the peak of the ILGA Rainbow Map and Index, claiming the title for the eighth consecutive year out of 49 countries. 

The index maps out rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and is published on a yearly basis to examine the various contexts in terms of politics and laws concerning the various communities around the world. 

Malta received an 89% ranking, which is 13% points higher than the runner-up, Belgium. Addressing this recent honour, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttigieg said that through continuous effort and collaboration, Malta is made more equal for all. 

Buttigieg cited the various work being done to safeguard the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community and its members, referencing among other things the continuous awareness and education targeted at inclusion of the community. 

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Malta reacts to Love Island Malta revealing their first contestant

Malta reacts to Love Island Malta revealing their first contestant
May 11 2023 Share

Here’s what Malta had to say in their initial reactions to Love Island Malta unveiling their very first contestant – Sven. 

Ahead of the series’ first episode this Sunday, Love Island Malta have revealed the first islander, 20-year old Sven.

 

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In a video post by Love Island Malta, Sven revealed that he is a student and footballer who works in a financial sector.

In the video, Sven also stated that he goes to the gym everyday and expects that his partner does the same.

Love Island Malta’s first episode will air on Sunday 14th May at 20:50pm on TVM.

What do YOU make of this casting?

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Love Island Malta reveals first islander, Sven

Love Island Malta reveals first islander Sven
May 11 2023 Share

Ahead of the series’ first episode this Sunday, Love Island Malta have revealed the first islander, 20-year old Sven.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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In a video post by Love Island Malta, Sven revealed that he is a student and footballer who works in a financial sector.

In the video, Sven also stated that he goes to the gym everyday and expects that his partner does the same.

Love Island Malta’s first episode will air on Sunday 14th May at 20:50pm on TVM.

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Greece making almost 300 beaches wheelchair accessible

Greece making almost 300 beaches wheelchair accessible
May 11 2023 Share

Hundreds of Greek beaches are set to be made accessible to wheelchair users in a new project seeking to provide people unable to get into the water the chance to do so. 

Remotely operated ramps are set to be established at 287 beaches across the country, with Greek company Seatrac leading the project.

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According to The Mirror, around 140 beaches have already benefited from this initiative, which sees wheelchair users move along with their chair into the sea down a track. 

A handrail meanwhile assists the user to slip off the chair and into the water for a swim. Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that ‘equal access to the sea is an inalienable human right’. 

“People with disabilities and people with limited mobility are given the opportunity to participate in beach activities with family and friends, enhancing the quality of life for everyone… (They) can engage in activities such as swimming that contribute to their physical and mental health.”

The project will also see the installing of removable changing rooms, portable sanitary facilities and accessible parking areas. Should Malta take a cue from this initiative?

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