New TV Series To See Peppi Azzopardi Become President

New TV Series To See Peppi Azzopardi Become President
Nov 21 2023 Share

Following this year’s Istrina, GO TV’s Tokis will be premiering a brand new series which would depict a scenario wherein Xarabank host Peppi Azzopardi became President of Malta. 

As a production of Watermelon Media, the series sees Gawdenz actor Fabian Scerri de Carlo becoming the iconic host – and the resemblance is uncanny. 

Through the work of Diane Portelli and Marcelle Genovese, known for her work on Hollywood productions, the series will see the talented actor portraying the host of one of Malta’s longest running television programme. 

MaltaDaily will also feature in the series in a yet to be revealed role, so keep your eyes peeled!

Will you be watching?


Fire In Ġnejna Area Being Reported

Fire In Ġnejna Area Being Reported
Nov 21 2023 Share

A photo uploaded to Malta Roads Traffic Updates shows an area in Ġnejna on fire.

It is currently unclear what caused the fire and whether anyone was injured. 

More information as the story progresses. 


Draft Law Presented To Strengthen Rule Of Law & Citizen Rights

Draft Law Presented To Strengthen Rule Of Law & Citizen Rights
Nov 21 2023 Share

Today, the Minister for Justice Karol Aquilina, together with the Law Students’ Association (GħSL), presented a Draft Law that will reform and consolidate Maltese legislation on judicial review of administrative, legislative, and judicial acts.

This Draft Law will:

  • Update and clarify the law.
  • Provide citizens with more rights and greater protection against the abuse of power.
  • Hold the Government and authorities more accountable and responsible towards citizens.
  • Strengthen the role of the Courts in delivering justice.
  • Enhance the role of the Ombudsman.
  • Strengthen the rule of law in our country.

Minister for Justice Karol Aquilina and GħSL President Andrew Drago explained that the Draft Law will bring about several significant changes in Maltese legislation, including:

  • Sufficient interest, rather than strict legal standing, will be required for a person to bring a case (in the case of administrative and judicial acts).
  • The Draft Law will set a time limit of two years for initiating a judicial review of legislative acts (e.g., challenging the validity of Legal Notices).
  • Instead of six months, a person will have two years to bring a judicial review case.
  • The two-year time limit will also apply to decisions taken by the Attorney General (currently limited to one month).
  • If a person has a case before the Ombudsman, the two-year time limit will be suspended until the Ombudsman decides on the case.
  • A broader definition of a public authority will be introduced to include the Armed Forces of Malta and any other body performing a public function.

Karol Aquilina expressed gratitude to GħSL for their initiative and expressed confidence that there will be more opportunities for cooperation between the Parliamentary Group of the Nationalist Party and GħSL in the future.

Present at the presentation of the Draft Law were also the Whip of the Parliamentary Group, Robert Cutajar, and the Vice President of GħSL, Laura Chetcuti Dimech.


Local Pro-Choice Doctor First Maltese On BBC’s 100 Influential Women List

Local Pro-Choice Doctor First Maltese On BBC's 100 Influential Women List
Nov 21 2023 Share

Natalie Psaila, a family medicine specialist and co-founder of a pro-choice NGO, has achieved the distinction of being the first Maltese woman featured on the BBC’s list of the 100 most inspirational and influential women worldwide in 2023.

Released on Tuesday, the BBC’s list includes renowned figures like former US First Lady Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and feminist leader Gloria Steinem. 

Among the diverse lineup are individuals such as writer Alice Oseman and Justina Miles, a deaf performer who signed the lyrics to Rihanna’s 2023 Super Bowl performance.

Compiled by the BBC 100 Women team, the list recognizes women who have made headlines, possess inspiring stories, achieved significant milestones, or influenced their societies in impactful but often overlooked ways.

Psaila, co-founder of Doctors for Choice Malta, has been a vocal advocate for decriminalizing and legislating abortion in Malta, along with promoting better access to contraception. 

As one of the founders of a helpline assisting pregnant women in discussing abortion options, Psaila has actively worked to address reproductive health challenges. Additionally, she authored a sex education book, “My Body’s Fantastic Journey,” targeting 10 to 13-year-olds, aiming to enhance reproductive health knowledge in Malta. Find the list here.