Moviment Graffitti to hold public protest on Comino

Aug 3 2022 Share

Moviment Graffitti have announced that they will be holding a public protest on Saturday the 13th of August to reclaim Comino’s Blue Lagoon from the intensive commercial interests.

The pressure group have invited the public to join them and enjoy a summer day on Comino without the deckchairs and umbrellas that usually fill up the area.

In a statement Moviment Graffitti said “We will not accept a situation where a few people with money and political influence snatch what rightfully belongs to the people. Neither will we accept that these companies continue with their destruction of a nature reserve for their private profits,”

The movement have made there opinions clear when it comes to not only the number of umbrellas and deckchairs found in the Blue Lagoon but also the large boats that attract thousands of tourists every week.

People interested in joining in the protest should book there place with this registration form. The boats will leave from Ċirkewwa or Mġarr at 8am.


Robert Arrigo calls for Bernard Grech’s resignation following PN exit

Robert Arrigo calls for Bernard Grech's resignation following PN exit
Aug 3 2022 Share

Former Nationalist Party Deputy leader Robert Arrigo has called for the resignation of PN leader Bernard Grech, stating that he is lying to himself in light of recent revelations.

Arrigo took too Facebook to say that the internal report on Naxxar mayor was concluded, despite Grech saying it wasn’t; with the former deputy leader suggesting that Grech did not like the report’s conclusions. Back in December, the PN called for the resignation of Naxxar mayor Anne Marie Muscat Fenech Adami in light of an undisclosed conflict of interest.

“A Kap belittling, lying about his own party, about the board who is serious, and killing the Amminstrativ, who were made to look like idiots. A Kap lying to himself on tv,” Arrigo wrote.

He concluded his post suggesting resignation with “an honourable step is awaited”, previously remarking that “other honourable gentleman before him resigned after a result not as disastrous as this.”

Do you think that Bernard Grech should resign?


Number of active businesses increase in Malta

Aug 3 2022 Share

The number of active businesses in Malta has increased by 8.6% in one year. This means that, in the space of just one year, 4,430 Maltese businesses have been created. This data was released by the National Statistics Office.

This brings the total number of active businesses in Malta to a whopping 60,000. The biggest increase of businesses has been in the storage and transport sectors, followed by technology, science and construction.

The majority of these businesses operate at a small scale with an average number of just nine employees. Last year there were 18,227 entities that employed people an increase of 8.5% from 2020.

Reportedly since last year 7 out of 10 companies have had only one owner. It was also reported that 82% of these new businesses were companies whilst 28% were non profit organisations.


Israel ‘Jellyfish apocalypse’ to reach Malta as a result of climate change, experts warn

Israel 'Jellyfish apocalypse' to reach Malta as a result of climate change, experts warn
Aug 3 2022 Share

Swarms of jellyfish in Israeli waters are costing the country’s economy $10 million in lost revenue, and the reason behind it will shock you.

Hundreds of millions of eye-catching but venomous nomadic jellyfish have swarmed the Mediterranean sea due to rising water temperatures, causing the explosion in numbers. Beaches which would be normally packed with tourists and beachgoers have been abandoned in fear of being stung by jellyfish.

The species, which is not normally native to the Mediterranean, entered through the Suez Canal as it expanded and its waters continued to warn. Israeli marine biologist Bella Galil told CNN that the concerning spread “now reaches Tunisia, Malta & Sicily and with the expected continue warning, it may reach European coasts.”

The jellyfish in question possesses a more painful sting than those native to the Mediterranean, Galil noted. In some cases, it may even cause people to go into anaphylactic shock or coma.

Maltese Marine biologist Alan Deidun has stated that while some may complain in Malta, Israel is facing the true ‘jellyfish apocalypse’, stating that it has already been spotted in Maltese waters.

Are you concerned about the Maltese jellyfish crisis?

Photo source: CNN / Joe Ambrogio (left) / Alan Deidun (right)