Over 200,000 back campaign to give Sir Thomas Moore state funeral

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Following WWII veteran and NHS hero Captain Sir Thomas Moore’s passing on Tuesday, over 200,000 people backed a captain to give the veteran a state funeral.

Captain Tom had won the hearts of millions after raising over £33 million doing laps in his garden, serving as a beacon of hope for many.

He passed away after contracting COVID-19 and if granted, his funeral would be the first state funeral since Sir Winston Churchill’s in 1965.


Immigrant group sent back to country of origin, Robert Abela reports

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Prime Minister Robert Abela took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon to report that another group of illegal immigrants were returned to their country of origin.

Grupp ieħor ta’ immigranti irregolari ġew irritornati lejn il-pajjiż tal-oriġinu tagħhom. L-immigranti kienu joriġinaw…

Posted by Robert Abela on Thursday, 4 February 2021

Abela reported that the immigrants originated from countries beyond the European Union and arrived in Malta irregularly by boat last year.

It was highlighted how this return operation is possible thanks to the governmental investment and is necessary to ramp up the process of returning persons who do not require protection.


Police force to revise policy on social media ‘likes’ and comments after public uproar

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Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà is expected to revise police policy with regards to ‘likes’ and comments on social media, the Police Officers’ Union says.

The Malta Police Association had debated the fact that some officers were being called to the Board of Professional Standards with regards to ‘likes’ on political profiles by police officials, sharing a post lamenting this on social media.

This uproar occurred after some officers liked or commented on a post published by Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri on his birthday.


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The first AstraZeneca vaccine consignment will arrive on Sunday

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In a live briefing on the Health Ministry’s saħħa Facebook page, Deputy Prime minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne, together with Minister Carmelo Abela gave an update with regards to the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Fearne stated that the first AstraZeneca vaccine consignment will arrive on Sunday while letters to vulnerable individuals and those with chronic illnesses.

He went on to appeal for calmness as not everyone may receive their vaccine letters at the same time.