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Migrants sleeping outside due to lack of fans in container residences

Migrants sleeping outside due to lack of fans in container residences
Jul 4 2021 Share

Asylum seekers living in Malta’s largest open centre at Hal Far have had to resort to sleeping outside due to their containers not having any fans. Being unable to buy fans for their rooms, the migrants, who are accommodated in containers that sleep four to six people, were forced to try and beat the scorching heat by sleeping outside. Malta has just gone through one of its record-breaking heatwaves, soaring as high as 41.3 degrees Celsius. 

Speaking to Times of Malta, one Sudanese man living in the camp for two years stated that due to the virus, many migrants are not working and so do not have any money to buy fans. With many going to the sea or sitting under the trees during the day, the night did not provide any of them with any cool atmosphere. 

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Photo Source: Times of Malta

Smiley the monkey back home safe and sound

Smiley the monkey back home safe and sound
Jul 4 2021 Share

Smiley the monkey has been reported to have been found and returned safe and sound to her owner George Farrugia. Farrugia’s son, Lydon, thanked the public for the cooperation and most of all to an individual named Jason Xerri who contacted the owner immediately after seeing the escaped monkey. 

George went to retrieve Smiley who, upon hearing her owner’s voice, responded by returning gladly to him. She is now back in the loving embrace of her owner. Smiley had reportedly went missing on the 30th of June 2021 in the H’Attard area. 

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Photo Source: Lydon Farrugia

Police clarify whether people can park in front of ‘garages in use’

Police clarify whether people can park in front of ‘garages in use’
Jul 4 2021 Share

If you’ve ever wondered whether you could park your car in front of garages, the Malta Police force have you covered. Posting onto their social media, the Malta Police Force clarified whether or not a person can park in front of a garage which is labelled as ‘garage in use.’ 

The police force stated that any garage labelled as such should be kept free for entry and exit. Any vehicle parked in front of said garages must be attended by the driver in order to move the car if necessary. 

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Photo Source: Malta Police Force

Youth eating less vegetables and fruit and more meat in new survey

Youth eating less vegetables and fruit and more meat in new survey
Jul 4 2021 Share

In the first-ever study conducted in Malta on Mediterranean diets, students from the University of Malta enrolled in the study reported consuming around two meat portions daily with less and less amounts of fruit and veg. 40% stated that they eat less than one portion of fish a week, whereas 42% eat more than one portion of meat a day. As for other food items, 44% eat less than one portion of fruit on a daily basis. 36% eat less than one legume portion and 26% less than one portion of vegetables on a daily basis.

48% also reported using olive oil occasionally. The study in the Journal of Health Science plotted a score for adherence to the Mediterranean diet, which is normally characterised by a daily consumption of seasonal vegetables, nuts, cereals and fruit with moderate to high consumption of fish and dairy. Red meat, poultry and derivates are limited to weekly meals. Only four out of 50 students scored highly at 13-18 (with 18 being highest) as adhering to the diet, with 10 scoring a low 0-6. 

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