Roberta Metsola Commemorates Daphne Caruana Galizia

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Roberta Metsola Commemorates Daphne Caruana Galizia

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola took to social media yesterday to commemorate what would have been Daphne Caruana Galizia’s 59th birthday had she not been assassinated on October 16th, 2017.

‘Instead, we must finish what she started’, continued the EP President. ‘To expose the truth. To find justice. To hold those responsible and those who tried to cover it up accountable. To finalise a fit-for-purpose EU anti-SLAPP law.’ 


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This comes after Malta placed second as the most challenging European countries for journalists grappling with legal harassment, following Poland. Malta registered a staggering 88 ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation’ in the last decade. 

Daphne was assassinated outside her home in Bidnija when a car bomb placed in her leased Peugeot 108 exploded.



A Series Of Police Inspections In Central Malta

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A Series Of Police Inspections In Central Malta

Another night of inspections on Maltese roads saw various local entities coordinating together to surveil the adherence to law related to driving, prohibited substances and immigration, amongst others. 

In a large number of inspections, it was found in the absolute majority of those stopped that they were adhering to the law, with those not doing so having to face immediate consequence. 

The work was coordinated between the police corps, Transport Malta, and LESA. Due to the inspections related to immigration, the Detention Services Department also played a role in the surveillance efforts. 

During the night in question (25th of August to 26th of August 2023), 267 vehicles were stopped in various roads, most notably in Furjana and Valletta. 

Searches on vehicles, breathlyzer tests, Y-plate inspections, document verifications and residence permit checks for irregular immigration were carried out. The rule breaking discovered varied from license-less driving and simple drug possession. 

The entities in question appeal to the public to adhere to the law so that our roads are more secure. The work shall be continuing, a statement by the entities stated. 


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The Busker’s ‘Thinking About You’ Single Takes the Spotlight

 - Culture - Aug 26 2023 SHARE ON:

The Busker has sent waves of excitement through the local music industry with the release of their electrifying new single, ‘Thinking About You’.

The band’s journey in 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary, and this latest release marks yet another milestone in their meteoric rise to fame.

Ever since their unforgettable stint at Eurovision, The Busker has been on an unstoppable ascent. Their performances left audiences awe-inspired, and their Eurovision journey served as a catalyst for the creative fire that now burns even brighter.

Riding high on the momentum of their previous hit ‘Dance (Our Own Party)’, the band has poured their heart and soul into the creation of ‘Thinking About You’.

The single is now available for streaming on all major platforms, allowing fans to immerse themselves in The Busker’s signature sound.

But that’s not all – brace yourselves for the upcoming music video that promises to be a visual extravaganza, complementing the song’s enchanting vibe.


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Study Exposes Smartphone Dependency In Parenting

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An astounding 43% of parents are utterly clueless about how previous generations managed to raise children before the advent of smartphones.

This alarming statistic emerged from a UK-based study conducted by OnePoll.com, in collaboration with the renowned phone company Three UK, leaving experts flabbergasted.

This new research has spotlighted the unprecedented role that these pocket-sized devices play in modern parenting. The study delved deep into the habits of 1,000 respondents with children aged 6 and under, revealing a dependency on smartphones that has left many scratching their heads.

Gone are the days of relying on traditional parenting wisdom, as the study uncovered that moms and dads now resort to their trusty smartphones for a wide array of parenting tasks. Whether it’s shopping for their little ones or seeking advice on child-rearing conundrums, these handheld gadgets have become an integral part of the parental toolkit. Astoundingly, parents reportedly use their smartphones up to a staggering 77 times a week in their quest for guidance.

In fact, an overwhelming 61% of respondents attested that their smartphones were the most helpful tool in their child-rearing journey, overshadowing age-old wisdom passed down through generations.

The study found that a staggering 34% of parents have had to increase their data plans to accommodate their skyrocketing phone usage. In an era of boundless connectivity, most parents confessed to exceeding their data limits by a substantial five gigabytes each month. 

The study uncovered that a whopping 36% of parents attribute their data usage to downloading and streaming content for their little ones. With an astonishing average of 12 hours of streamed content each week, it’s clear that screens have taken center stage in the world of modern childhood entertainment.


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