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Marsa could actually look like this in the future; rehabilitation plan announced

Marsa could actually look like this in the future; rehabilitation plan announced
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The Planning Authority has announced that the innermost area of Malta’s Grand Harbour, along the Marsa coast, will have a strategic vision which will focus on sustainable opportunities for citizens.

The PA stated that it will revise the area as a result of its strategic position along the coast, with the past few years welcoming the industrialisation of the area for services such as maintenance, electricity generation, fuel storage and shipyard services. The authority also highlighted that Marsa’s urban zones may have deteriorated as a result.

It went on to state that the aim of such a strategy is to attract tourists towards Marsa and also introduce further open spaces while decreasing the over-industrialisation of the area. Plans also include the Power Station site and surrounding areas such as Albert Town, which is set to become a centre of innovation and home to a number of start-ups.

The first phase of the Marsa Regeneration Plan public consultation will close on January 15 2022.

What do you think of these plans?

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THIS is the reason why you may have experienced a FLY INVASION over the past few days

THIS is the reason why you may have experienced a FLY INVASION over the past few days
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Beyond the dramatic drop in temperatures and heavy winds experienced over the past few days, you may have noticed a huge increase in flies. While we are not normally accustomed to such an amount of flies during the end of November, pest entomological consultant and director of The Exterminator pest control services Arnold Sciberras has revealed the reason why.

Sciberras has stated that climate change may the reason for the fly invasion, as the pests are likely pursuing warmth inn the midst of such cold weather during the year. “Whilst it is quite normal that this time of year common house flies and other species seek shelter the more steep fluctuations of extreme weather regarding associated with climate change is not helping the situation,” the pest control professional told Malta Daily.

Flies typically seek shelter when temperatures drop, taking to windows, car bonnets and indoor areas to bypass the cold environment outside. Sciberras went on to state that due to the increase in dry spells and later heavy rains, Malta’s climate may be turning sub-tropical.

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WATCH: Strong northerly winds & harsh weather conditions to decrease on Tuesday

WATCH: Strong northerly winds & harsh weather conditions to decrease on Tuesday
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Malta has experienced a string of harsh weather conditions and strong winds over the past few days, flooding many local streets and forcing the cancellation of multiple ferry trips, amongst other issues.

 

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Reports have shown that such conditions were expected to continue on Tuesday morning and ease off later today. Footage sent to Malta Daily shows massive waves covering a number of Gozo promenades whilst elsewhere, a number of trees were uprooted as a result of the gale force winds.

The meteorological office reports that the Force 7 wind persisting today is expected to gradually decrease to Force 5 this morning and from Force 3 to 4 b y the evening.

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Is it too early for outdoor feast celebrations? Band Clubs Association President speaks out

Is it too early for outdoor feast celebrations? Band Clubs Association President speaks out
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In a recent airing of television programme Xtra on TVM News+, the President of the Band Clubs Association Noel Camilleri addressed the current state of village feasts and what the future holds for their celebrations.

Camilleri quoted Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci by stating that it is still too early to organise celebrations for the Immaculate Conception on December 8. He went on to state that the Association has informed its members with the necessary health protocol and will respect all COVID-related measures.

Dr. Camilleri highlighted that a decision was taken on popular marches and they will not be taking place, going on to say that volunteers will be present to ensure all present are vaccinated and in possession of a ticket.

How do you feel about this decision?

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