Process To Turn Certain Government Lands Into Green Open Spaces

Process To Turn Certain Government Lands Into Green Open Spaces
Nov 23 2023 Share

A process which sees certain government lands being individuated out to be developed into open spaces instead of buildings has started. 

This was announced by Prime Minister Robert Abela during a parliamentary discourse, explaining how these lands have massive value to become such green spaces..

The first part of the process will be finalised early next year so that these lands can be added to the greening projects which are already taken place. 

Additionally, Prime Minister Abela declared the government’s initiation of a paperless system from this year onwards, transitioning away from conventional manual filing methods. 

Part of the public service’s digitalization strategy, this move involves the implementation of the Corporate Electronic Document system. Currently under evaluation, a contract aims to centralize this system via the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) from next year, starting with the integration of the Prime Minister’s Office. 

Acknowledging Malta’s credibility in the eGovernment sector, Abela emphasized the challenge of consistent and fruitful investments in modernizing digital infrastructure.


Malta 4th Most Stressed European Country, Study Finds

Malta 4th Most Stressed European Country, Study Finds
Nov 23 2023 Share

A recent analysis spotlights Malta as the fourth most stressed country in Europe, as outlined by a study conducted by CBD experts CBDolie.nl. 

This comprehensive examination assessed European nations across multiple factors, including depression and anxiety prevalence, reports of stress, sadness levels, enjoyment levels, and the average weekly hours worked for individuals aged 15-64. 

Each factor contributed to an aggregated ‘Stress Score’ out of 100.

While Greece claimed the title of the most stressed European country with a high Stress Score of 71.8, Malta secured the fourth position with a Stress Score of 51.4. 

Malta’s ranking was notably influenced by elevated weekly working hours (37.9) and considerable levels of frequent anxiety reported by 6.97% of respondents. 

In comparison, Cyprus, ranking fifth, reported slightly higher levels of frequent anxiety (7.22%) but ranked lower than Malta for feelings of frequent sadness (22% compared to Malta’s 25%). Malta’s Stress Score was 51.4, while Cyprus scored 50.4, working an average of 0.2 fewer hours.

Denmark stood in stark contrast as the least stressed European country with a Stress Score of 21.7. 

Notably, only 12% of Danish respondents claimed to often feel little enjoyment and pleasure, the second lowest, with low feelings of frequent stress at 21% and only 5.43% reporting frequent anxiety. 

The study’s spokesperson emphasised the impact of the past five years on uncertainty, indicating that stress levels across Europe are understandably high. The findings offer a captivating perspective on the geographical variations in Europe concerning feelings of worry and stress.


Jake Vella’s Paw Walk Returns This December

Jake Vella's Paw Walk Returns This December
Nov 23 2023 Share

Local sport ambassador JAKE VELLA will be returning with his Paw Walk, in aid of the Association of Abandoned Animals, this December 17th. 

The walk will take place at 10:00am and will kick off from Mater Dei Main Entrance. Anyone wishing to join with or without their four-legged furry friend is asked to donate a minimum donation of €5. 


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Jake encourages people to attend so that they can raise more money than they did last year and help so many animals in need. 

If you cannot attend but still want to donate to AAA, you can do so through these channels: 

Paypal: [email protected]

Send an sms on:

50617350 – €2.33
50618060 – €4.66
50618910 – €6.99
50619200 – €11.66 

BOV Mobile: 79730921


Source: @waggos

Longest Known Hangover Lasted For 4 Weeks

Longest Known Hangover Lasted For 4 Weeks
Nov 23 2023 Share

A 37-year-old man endured what is believed to be the lengthiest hangover ever recorded, lasting four weeks, after consuming an astonishing 60 pints of beer. 

This prolonged hangover manifested as an excruciating headache, dry mouth, and malodorous breath. Despite having no prior health issues or head injuries and abstaining from regular medication, the man baffled doctors with his persistent symptoms.

Upon examination, medical professionals found the patient fully alert, and conventional tests like CT scans, blood pressure, and body temperature showed no abnormalities. 

However, a spinal tap revealed elevated pressure around the brain. Blood tests indicated a potential rare autoimmune condition known as lupus anticoagulant syndrome, where antibodies mistakenly attack healthy cells. 

An eye specialist identified bleeding nerve fibres and swollen optics, attributing these symptoms to excessive alcohol consumption.

The man confessed to a continuous beer-drinking spree for several days, triggered by a domestic crisis. Over the following six months, doctors treated him with long-term anticoagulation therapy, ultimately relieving the persistent headache and blurred vision.

 By July 2007, he had fully recovered, imparting a profound lesson on the consequences of prolonged and excessive beer consumption.