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PL President & PN General Secretary React To Election Results

PL President & PN General Secretary React To Election Results
Jun 11 2024 Share

Although winning with a margin of around 8,000 votes, the Labour Party has never lost an MEP election.

 

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During last weekend’s result, the PL elected 3 MEPs, 1 less than in the previous MEP election.

The PL MEPs are now Alex Agius Saliba, Daniel Attard, and Thomas Bajada, joined by PN MEPs Roberta Metsola, Peter Agius, and David Casa. These 6 will be representing Malta in the European Parliament during the upcoming legislature.

 

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Malta & Gozo will now wait for the results of the Local Council elections happening this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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13 Year Old Boy At Risk Of Dying After Being Hit By Car

13 Year Old Boy At Risk Of Dying After Being Hit By Car
Jun 11 2024 Share

Earlier today, at around 1115hrs, police were informed of an accident which had taken place in Triq Katerina Vitale, Santa Lucija.

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations showed that a 13 year old boy had been hit by a Toyota Auris which was being driven by a 49 year old man resident of Fgura.

He was given preliminary aid and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital, where he was certified as having suffered serious injuries.

An inquiry has been opened and investigations are ongoing.

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Should Malta Establish Romeo & Juliet Laws?

Should Malta Establish Romeo & Juliet Laws?
Jun 11 2024 Share

Malta needs “Romeo and Juliet” laws to decriminalise consensual sex between close-in-age teens, say child ambassadors, who reject lowering the age of consent from 16 to 14.

Children’s Commissioner Antoinette Vassallo, the National Youth Council, and Eurochild network president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca advocate for better sex education instead.

This issue arose when a 15-year-old boy and his 14-year-old girlfriend faced court after she gave birth. Although they were cleared, Magistrate Abigail Critien suggested either lowering the age of consent or decriminalising consensual sex between close-in-age minors.

Vassallo opposes lowering the age of consent due to potential abuse risks but supports decriminalising consensual sex between minors under 16. Malta reduced the age of consent from 18 to 16 in 2018, but the National Youth Council favours “Romeo and Juliet” laws over further reduction.

Coleiro Preca and the Council stress the importance of a comprehensive sex education policy to empower youth and delay sexual activity. Malta’s sexual health policy, outdated since 2010 and delayed by COVID-19, will be revised by the end of 2024.

They also call for a serious discussion on the age of maturity in various legislations, like the allowance of child marriage at 16 with parental consent.

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Snakes Spotted Mating On Local Road

Snakes Spotted Mating On Żabbar Road
Jun 11 2024 Share

A video uploaded to Instagram story by user @psajla_, two Western whip snakes were spotted on a Żabbar road engaged in a mating dance.

The two snakes can be seen coiled together and swirling around each other, which is the way many snakes reproduce.

 

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The snakes enter the mating season in May, with females reportedly laying up to 15 eggs in the months of June and July.

Despite not being venomous, these snakes could still lash out if someone tried to grab them – so be weary!

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