Pets No Longer Allowed In Gozo Channel Cafeteria Area

 - Local - Aug 5 2023 SHARE ON:

A Gozo Channel, announcement posted on their Facebook page has stirred up a tidal wave of public outrage and unleashed a passionate debate that’s hotter than a summer’s day on the docks.

In a statement, Gozo Channel informed its faithful travellers and the general public about a new pet policy that aims to bring some order to the furry friends sailing aboard. The announcement stated that pets would be restricted to the lobby and outdoor areas of the vessels, while being leashed or contained in pet carriers.

Furthermore, a stern reminder was issued that pets would not be permitted to roam into the lounge and cafeteria spaces.

While the intention behind this new regulation might have been to ensure a harmonious sailing experience for all passengers, it seems to have struck a nerve in the hearts of pet owners and animal lovers across the board.

A chorus of dissenting voices rose from the depths of the comment section, decrying the move as an infringement on the rights of pet owners. Others pointed out the discomfort that might arise from having pets cooped up in the crowded lobby areas, especially during peak travel times.

Supporters of the decision have voiced concerns about hygiene and passenger safety. A section of the public rallied behind Gozo Channel, agreeing that allowing pets to roam freely in enclosed spaces might lead to a messy, chaotic, and even potentially dangerous environment for passengers and pets alike.


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Rose Vella Passes Away: A Strong Advocate for Justice and a Resilient Mother

 - Local - Aug 5 2023 SHARE ON:

Tragedy has once again struck a family that has already endured its fair share of heartache. In the most recent hours, news broke of the passing of Rose Vella, a woman who had become an emblem of strength, resilience, and unwavering determination.

As the mother of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia, Rose Vella’s life was marked by her tireless pursuit of justice for her daughter and her unyielding commitment to causes close to her heart.

Through the ebbs and flows of time, Rose Vella remained a steadfast figure in the quest for justice for her daughter, Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Throughout the last few years, she stood resolute at the forefront of the call for accountability and truth. Her courage inspired countless others to join the battle against impunity and to uphold the principles that her daughter held dear.

Yet Rose Vella’s legacy isn’t solely defined by her role as a tenacious advocate for justice. Alongside her husband, she championed various causes that were founded upon fairness and a sense of moral duty. Together, they sought to bring about positive change and contribute to a more just society.

One ritual that etched Rose Vella into the hearts of many was her consistent presence on the 16th day of every month. This simple yet powerful gesture was her way of paying tribute to her daughter, Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose life was tragically cut short by a heinous act. Rose’s unwavering dedication to keeping Daphne’s memory alive through these monthly vigils highlighted not only a mother’s profound love but also her commitment to unmasking the truth.

In the midst of turbulent times, Rose Vella stood resolute during protests and demonstrations that echoed across the nation. Throughout the past six years, she emerged as a symbol of hope and a driving force for change. Her presence at the forefront of these protests, especially during the tumultuous political crisis of 2019, showcased her unshakeable spirit and her unflagging belief in the power of collective action.

Behind the public persona was a woman who, alongside her husband Michael Vella, raised four children – Daphne, Mandy, Corinne, and Helen. Her legacy extends beyond her activism, echoing through the lives of her children and the countless individuals who drew inspiration from her strength.


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.


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