Oceans on Fire: Record-Breaking Temperatures Raise Environmental Alarms!

 - International - Aug 5 2023 SHARE ON:

The world’s oceans are turning up the heat like never before, and environmentalists are sounding the alarm.

According to the latest jaw-dropping observations from Copernicus, the European Union’s environmental watchdog, the Earth’s oceans have hit an all-time high in temperatures. We’re talking about scorching waters that have surged to a blistering average of 20.96 degrees Celsius – a record-breaker that’s leaving even the most seasoned scientists flabbergasted!

Why should you care about a few extra degrees in the oceanic thermostat, you ask? The answer. Oceans are the unsung heroes of climate control, soaking up heat like a sponge and giving us a whopping 50% of the world’s precious oxygen.

The extra heat in the water is effecting the air we breath and the species that live inside of it. Scientists are predicting even more temperature hikes in the months to come.

It is worth noting that between 1982 and 2016, the number of oceanic heat waves doubled faster.


Record-breaking 1,289,292 tourists flock to the Maltese Islands

 - Local - Aug 5 2023 SHARE ON:

Malta is riding high on a wave of tourism success like never before!

The Maltese Islands have just experienced a mind-blowing first half year that’s rewriting the history books of wanderlust and adventure.

According to the National Statistics Office, the numbers are in, and they’re nothing short of spectacular, because a staggering 1,289,292 thrill-seeking tourists flocked to the Maltese Islands between January and June of this year. A whopping 6.7% increase compared to the same period back in 2019 before COVID19 struck.

Tourist expenditure during these epic months skyrocketed to a jaw-dropping €1,036,795,000. That’s a colossal 17.4% surge compared to the pre-pandemic era of the previous year.

Nights spent under Maltese skies are a record-breaking phenomenon, racking up a whopping 8,145,915 nights.


Fatal Factory Incident Claims Life Of 50-year-old From Nadur

 - Local - Aug 5 2023 SHARE ON:

In a devastating incident that unfolded yesterday evening, a 50-year-old man tragically lost his life in a factory mishap that has sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community. The incident occurred around 7:00 PM, prompting a swift response from local authorities.

According to initial reports, Police received an urgent distress call, summoning them to a factory in the area. The dire situation required immediate assistance, and both medical personnel and members of the Department of Civil Protection rushed to the scene.

The victim, identified as a resident of Nadur, was reportedly operating a skip loader truck within the factory premises when the unthinkable transpired. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the man had disembarked from the truck, possibly for a routine check or maintenance task. It was at this critical juncture that the situation took a tragic turn.

For reasons that are still under scrutiny, the truck unexpectedly shifted into reverse, catching the man off-guard. In a heart-wrenching sequence of events, the victim became trapped between the relentless force of the reversing truck and an unyielding factory wall. Despite the desperate attempts of the medical team and Civil Protection members, the man’s life could not be saved, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the grief-stricken community grapples with the shock of this incident, questions abound about the circumstances that led to this fatal outcome. Police notified Police Magistrate Brigitte Sultana, who has taken charge of the case and initiated an official inquiry.


Motorcyclist Grievously Injured After Crash In Pieta

 - Local - Aug 4 2023 SHARE ON:
Motorcyclist Grievously Injured After Crash In Pieta

Yesterday, at around 1800hrs, police were informed of a traffic accident in Triq ix-Xatt, Tal-Pieta’. 

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations revealed that a crash had taken place between a Yadea motorcycle driven by a 41 year old resident of Furjana and a Toyota Vitz driven by a 30 year old woman resident of Birkirkara. 


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A medical team was called on site and transported the motorcyclist to Mater Dei Hospital, where he was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries.

Investigations are currently ongoing. Photos sent to this newsroom show the site of the accident as police officers addressed the crash. 


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