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Prof. Edward Scicluna addresses resignation; to resign in the coming days

Dec 15 2020 Share

In a Parliamentary statement on Tuesday, former Finance Minister Professor Edward Scicluna stated that he will be resigning as a Member of Parliament in the coming days.

Professor Scicluna highlighted his ‘overall pleasant’ experience during his time in politics and close to 8 years within Parliament and thanked his fellow members, parliamentary staff and others.

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He concluded by encouraging others to enter the political scene so that they can contribute to the country to the best of their abilities.

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Vaccine approval date moved forward; to be given within days, Fearne says

Dec 15 2020 Share

In a Parliamentary sitting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne stated that the COVID-19 vaccine will be given within days.

This follows the European Medicines Agency’s moving forward of the vaccine approval date from the 29th of December to Monday 21st December.

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Dr. Fearne also appealed for caution during this holiday season as we move closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Prof. Charmaine Gauci dedicates award to healthcare workers and public health team

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Following her presentation of the Ġieħ ir-Repubblika award on Sunday, Superintendent for Public Health Charmaine Gauci took to Facebook to dedicate this honour to the public health team, healthcare workers, front-linters, families and patients.

Humbled by this honour. I dedicate this award to the public health COVID-19 team, all healthcare workers, front liners,…

Posted by Charmaine Gauci on Monday, 14 December 2020

Prof. Gauci stated how humbled she is by receiving this honour and through the pandemic, we have grown together as a country.

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Shrek added to US film registry for its ‘cultural significance’

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Love it or hate it, Shrek is an all-time classic and America’s National Film Registry have cemented its greatness by adding to its list in the Library of Congress.

The registry recognises the most ‘cultural, historically or aesthetically’ significant films throughout history with films like Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption and more. Shrek was one of the 25 entries for 2020 and entered alongside films like Grease, The Hurt Locker and The Dark Knight.

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This year’s entries look to celebrate the astounding work of women and people of colour in the cinema industry, as stated by the Library’s current librarian, Carla Hayden.

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