PN proposes “the opportunity for 16-year-olds to serve as Mayor”

 - Local - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

The Nationalist Party has declared that it remains in favour of “the opportunity for 16-year-olds to serve as Mayor”, since a person could contest for the position of Local Councillor. The PN is however appealing that, “in the interest of that elected Mayor, one must ensure that there are no other legal anomalies which may disrupt or prejudice the work that the role entails.”

In an official statement PN said that “the main reason why the public lost confidence in Local Governments is, the fact that  residents are not receiving essential, basic services that they used to before.”

The Spokesman for Local Government, Darren Carabott, and the President of the PN Local Councillors, Charles Bonello on behalf of the Nationalist Party said that the PN has always been in favour of the residents choosing their local leadership, and therefore came up with 46 “studied” proposals, with the aim of improving the system of Local Governments and at the same time, giving a better service to the residents in the localities respective.


Psychedelics will become staple in the treatment of mental health challenges – Cyrus Engerer

 - International - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

Maltese MEP Cyrus Engerer has urged EU to look into the possibility of psychedelics such as MDMA and magic mushrooms, helping to treat mental health illnesses.

Speaking with Malta Daily, the PL MEP said “I’m urging the European Commission to invest in more research so that the European Union would be at the forefront of innovation in this field.”

Cyrus Engerer said, “Multiple trials, taking place in various parts of the world, are currently using MDMA, Psilocybin, N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and Ketamine to treat PTSD, major depression disorder, alcohol abuse and anxiety disorders.”

The PL MEP explained that “Two of the most promising of these trials, one which seeks to treat PTSD with MDMA; and a second which seeks to treat treatment-resistant depression with Psilocybin, are in a phase three trial stage.”

The Maltese MEP stated that “The results coming out of those clinical trials show that psychedelic healthcare may possibly be the pill that finally helps us understand. The therapies are helping patients unlock parts of their psyche which stores trauma and suffering, and allows them to address those issues without the traditional feelings attached to assessing such trauma – such as fear and discomfort.”


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‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

 - Culture - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

Mariah Carey has reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Her Christmas song is topping the chart for the fourth year in a row.

‘All I want for Christmas is you’ also made history as the first song to have separate runs on the chart for 4 consecutive years, from 2019 to 2022.

Carey first released the track in her 1994 Christmas album ‘Merry Christmas’ but it was not until recently that the track started to chart.


New Barbie movie drops trailer

 - Culture - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

‘Life in plastic really is fantastic’ is the first official teaser trailer for the highly anticipated BARBIE movie.

Released by Warner Bros. on Friday, the 75-second promo gives fans an introduction to the iconic doll who changed the landscape for children’s toys.

Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, appears in the landscape, wearing the striped swimsuit first seen when Mattel launched the toy in 1959, and the girls turn on their outdated dolls. A blonde Ryan Gosling makes an appearance as Barbie’s tanned boyfriend, Ken.

“Barbie” is expected to hit theatres next year on July 21.


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