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Maltese police looking into Hamrun celebrations

Feb 15 2021 Share

A number of individuals, including the owner of a Hamrun snack bar have been in contact with the Maltese police force due to the breaching of restrictions related to mask-wearing and smoking indoors.

The police will be taking the necessary steps against these individuals following the investigation of a video distributed on social media depicting Hamrun’s victory celebrations.

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The Malta Tourism Authority has also issued an enforcement notice after district police and the Rapid Intervention Unit conducted a number of patrols in Hamrun to avoid group gatherings during celebrations.

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72.2% less trips were made by Maltese residents in 2020 due to COVID-19

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According to a report published by by the National Statistics Office, 196,508 outbound trips by Maltese residents occurred during 2020, marking a 72% drop from the previous year.

This impact on travel was largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with countries imposing various health protocols, quarantine measures and travel restrictions in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The report also revealed that Maltese residents took 184,266 air trips and 12,241 sea trips in 2020, a dramatic drop compared to the 677,004 air and 29,793 sea trips in 2019.

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Labour Party Deputy Leader calls for changes in outdated drug laws

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Following the recent outcry on Malta’s allegedly outdated drug laws, Labour Party Deputy Leader Daniel Micallef took to Facebook to give his two cents about the subject.

Micallef stated that despite the considerable progress made, Malta has much more to take into consideration, rhetorically asking why joint-smokers should go through so many trials and tribulations for a drug which is not on the same level as other substances.

Bhal hafna segwejt l-ahbar li fost xoghol iehor li sar fejn jidhol il-qasam tad-droga, giet arrestata koppja fuq pussess…

Posted by Daniel Micallef on Monday, 15 February 2021

The Deputy Leader also highlighted how the United Nations changed the substance’s classification and while applauding the Police force for their stellar work, called for a complete reform in the country’s drug law.

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Hospice Malta raise €311,017 during Sunday’s fundraising telethon

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Hospice Malta has €311,017 in funds during their fundraising telethon titled ‘Bl-Imħabba Naslu’, which came to a close at midnight on 14th February.

Hospice Malta provides palliative care services to thousands of patients and families suffering from cancer, motor-neurone disease, end-of-life, cardiac, renal and liver diseases amongst others.

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Posted by Hospice Malta on Sunday, 14 February 2021

 

Various prominent figures and organisations chipped in during the telethon to support the NGO building up to and during the event as Hospice Chairperson Ms Bernadette Bonnici Kind thanked everyone involved and expressed her enthusiasm in completing the St. Michael Hospice project.

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