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Oiver Friggieri to get street named after him

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PN Floriana councillor James Aaron Ellul took to Facebook to announce that part of Triq l-Argotti will be named after the late Maltese poet, writer and lecturer Oliver Friggieri.

Ellul expressed his satisfaction with the honour given to the writer as something he truly deserves due to his large volume of national work in literature. A marble plaque built into the building Friggieri called home is also being considered as a possibility, along with a monument.

Ellul says he is thankful for being able to call Friggieri a friend and now wishes to carry the writer’s legacy to the upcoming generations.

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Government COVID costs amounted to €900 million in 2020

Feb 24 2021 Share

An approximate €900 million has been the COVID-19 pandemic cost toll for the Maltese government.

According to Finance Minister Clyde Caruana, the deficit for 2020 is foresighted to overreach 9.4%. The figure amounting to €1.22 billion as stated in last October’s budget speech, Caruana claimed these are provisional calculations.

With 2021 getting a 5.9%  deficit projection, approximately €751 million, Caruana also stated that the government will be taking the necessary precautions to safeguard employment. Deficit projections will thus have to be revised over the upcoming weeks and months.

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Apple’s iPhone ranks first yet again

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With 80 million in 2020’s last three months sold, Apple makes it back to the ranking of global smartphone. Overtaking Samsung who held its place since 2016, Apple saw its rise to the top with the release of the iPhone 12 in late 2020.

The iPhone 12 brings novice to the models, along with Apple paying homage to previous editions. The positive reviews rolled in alongside the 5G iPhone 12, with lead analyst Annette Zimmerman claiming that 15% of Apple’s sales in Q4 2020 benefited from the 5G iPhone’s re-release.

With both Samsung and even Huawei taking a back seat, Apple’s success seems to have been predictable due to the company’s multiple and rigorous launchings.

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75 to 80 year olds begin receiving call for vaccination

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With the pandemic still rampant, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne has recently stated on the television show Pjazza that the invites will be sent for those between 75 and 80 years old.

In 15 days time, the age group will start to be vaccinated and Mater Dei Hospital is carrying out approximately 1000 vaccinations everyday.

Almost all persons above 85 years of age have been given the vaccine and those remaining are due to mobility restrictions.

Fearne also stated that very few people refused the vaccine as the number of vaccines handed out today should overcome the 70, 000.

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