MFA listen to fans and clean seats ahead of new season

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Recently, MFA have come under fire from fans on social-media for unsanitary condition of several seats in stadia. They have since responded, as earlier today they announced on their social media that they have been taking care of and cleaning the seats ahead of the new season and Malta’s game against Cyprus on the 1st of September.

Many followers congratulated the MFA for taking the constructive criticism on the chin and actually taking care of the problem. However ,some fans pointed out that a lot of work still needs to be done on the state of football in Malta. Swieqi United player Kane Micallef was one of those fans as his comment said ” Don’t mean to sound negative. Well done and well played! But shouldn’t we think more of players then spectators, as in why do the pitches still not get watered before matches to decrease the possibility of injuries while allowing players to play freely and more comfortably as passes and control is more manageable and attained. Can this be reviewed and possibly action can also be taken on this matter. P.S many of the surfaces are horrible in Malta leading to low performance and injuries. Also something to look at.”

Many other fans pointed out other problems, but we still have to give the MFA credit where it’s due whilst acknowledging that they have to do more for football to reach a certain standard.


51 COVID-19 cases registered with 53 recoveries

42 COVID-19 cases registered with 59 recoveries
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Malta has registered 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,125 swab tests, while 53 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Thursday 19th August 2021, 789,540 vaccine doses were administered of which 410,087 were 1st doses. 408,010 people are currently fully vaccinated. 

To date, Malta has registered 35,653 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,181 have recovered, 435 died and 641 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 36 COVID-19 positive patients, two of whom are in the ITU.


X-factor goes completely paperless and will plant a tree for every ‘YES’

X-factor goes completely paperless and will plant a tree for every 'YES'
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X-Factor Malta Season 3 has gone completely paperless in a bid to help the environmental cause in Malta. Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia also announced that a tree will be planted for every ‘yes’ given to contestants during the audition phase. Visiting the X-Factor studios this morning, the Minister praised this initiative as it simultaneously reduces the cutting of trees but also continues to boost Malta’s greenery.

The Minister emphasised how this initiative also contributes to waste reduction, helping the government and Malta as a whole on international fronts in terms of environmentally aware measures. The initiative is a call to action for several entertainment and commercial entities to go paper-less and contribute mindfully and actively to environmental awareness and concerns. 

X Factor Malta goes completely paperless and will plant a tree for every 'YES'. 🌲✅

X Factor Malta goes completely paperless and will plant a tree for every 'YES'. 🌲✅ Farrugia AaronRead more: https://maltadaily.mt/x-factor-goes-completely-paperless-and-will-plant-a-tree-for-every-yes/#MaltaDaily

Posted by Malta Daily on Friday, 20 August 2021


Photo Source: X-Factor Malta FB, Aaron Farrugia FB

KSU call for the resignation of Justice Minister and MPs from Muscat’s cabinet

KSU call for the resignation of Justice Minister and MPs from Muscat’s cabinet
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In a statement concerning the Public Inquiry on the Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) stated that Members of Parliament who formed part of Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet should ‘shoulder political responsibility and resign.’ The statement highlights how the cabinet, which was led by Muscat, were allegedly well aware of the corruption and impunity developing within the highest level of government. ‘Despite this, the cabinet stood by Joseph Muscat and chose to remain silent, ignoring their duty to act for the benefit of the country.’ 

The statement points out how ‘the mere fact’ that state was found responsible shows ‘a complete breakdown the Rule of Law in Malta.’ They point to the connections and close relationships of those accused of the journalists’ assassination as evidence of the hazed and unclear lines between those governing the state and those who resort to criminality. 

KSU state how they are highly concerning with ‘the fraternisation between the Minister of Justice and Good Governance, Hon. Dr Edward Zammit Lewis and accused mastermind, Yorgen Fenech.’ They labelled the scenario in which the Minister whose purpose is to ensure rule of law associated and linked with an accused mastermind behind murder as unacceptable. 

Calling for the resignation of Zammit Lewis, KSU’s statement ends with the organisation hoping ‘that the state will seriously address and implement the recommendations put forward by the inquiry without delay. The country needs to learn and heal from the darkness brought about by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder.’ 


Photo Source: KSU FB, Edward Zammit Lewis FB, France 24