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Roberta Metsola Pays Tribute to Femicide Victims In Malta

Roberta Metsola Pays Tribute to Femicide Victims In Malta
Jan 21 2024 Share

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola paid tribute to femicide victims this past weekend by visiting the bench dedicated to Paulina Dembska.

Remembering Dembska as well as Pelin Kaya, along with all other victims of femicide, Metsola also met Paulina’s sister Daria and Kaya’s sister Derya. 

She described the meetings as emotional and unforgettable. ‘We came together to remember the two youth whose lives ended abruptly. Two women who are no longer with us but whose voice we will carry forward.’

Dembska’s memory lives on through Post Occupato, a bench in Sliema where she was brutally murdered. 

 

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This comes right after the murder of Sandra Ramirez, a 43 year old Colombian woman who was killed by her partner in her bed las weekend. 

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“Off-Road & Camping Off Limits, But Drugs Are Ok”

“Off-Road & Camping Off Limits, But Drugs Are Ok”
Jan 21 2024 Share

Taking to social media, Neville Ciantar, a Maltese off-road professional driver, lamented the apparent hypocrisy he has experienced as of late.

He started his post saying how going off-roading led to fines and the confiscation of his vehicle. He also experienced the same reactions by authorities when it came to tinted windows on vehicles, going camping and practicing hunting by the rules.

He contrasted this with the use of drugs which, for Ciantar, seems to be getting a pass. 

‘You can carry 500 pills of ecstasy or a quarter of a kilo of cocaine. You can smoke whatever amount of marijuana you want anywhere you want. But no worries…’

‘Is this right’, asked Ciantar. He suspects that this hypocrisy is in place due to those enforcing such rules must love the drugs themselves. 

‘They surely don’t want anything good for our youth’, he concluded.

The post was met with overall support, with over 150 likes and 44 comments expressing similar sentiments. 

What do you make of this?

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Students Create Coasters To Help Turtle In Rehabilitation

Students Create Coasters To Help Turtle In Rehabilitation
Jan 21 2024 Share

The Ekoskola Team from Kulleġġ San Tumas More, in collaboration with Arts teacher Mark Lughermo and Ms Carmen Bonnici LSE are presently working to create turtle coasters using clay.

‘These coasters in the shape of a turtle’, a statement revealed, will be sold later on at school to raise the necessary funds to continue supporting Polly Censa.’

Polly is a loggerhead marine turtle which is presently receiving care at Xrobb l-Għaġin Wildlife Rescue Centre. 

The turtle was officially adopted by the school last December and funds raised to help her get back into the sea. 

Well done all!

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New Health Minister Outlines Mater Dei Overcrowding As Top Priority

Jan 20 2024 Share

In response to a question from MaltaDaily about his primary focus for the health sector in Malta, newly appointed Health Minister Jo Etienne Abela highlighted the urgency of addressing the persistent issue of overcrowding in the Mater Dei Hospital’s emergency department. Abela expressed a commitment to reducing the influx of patients and decreasing waiting times for those genuinely in need of emergency care.

Addressing the challenge head-on, Abela emphasised that tackling overcrowding is paramount to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services. He acknowledged that finding a solution requires a comprehensive approach, involving collaboration with healthcare professionals and implementing necessary changes based on their valuable insights.

Abela stressed that there is no quick fix or magic solution to the overcrowding problem. Instead, he underscored the importance of listening to the voices of healthcare workers, acknowledging their expertise, and incorporating their recommendations into the decision-making process. By actively involving the frontline workers, the government aims to implement swift and effective changes to alleviate the strain on the emergency department.

Overcrowding in the emergency department has been a persistent issue, affecting both the quality and timeliness of care. Minister Abela’s acknowledgment of this challenge as his top priority signals a commitment to addressing the immediate needs of patients and healthcare professionals alike.

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