Taking to social media, Headmaster of Gozo’s College Rabat Primary Lelio Spiteri shared a wholesome and touching story about one of his beloved students.
Gwen was described as a girl who never gives up and who was massively excited to finally receive a brand new prosthetic leg.
‘We learned more from her than she learned from us’ said the headmaster. ‘She can now continue her life’ thanks to the prosthetic leg, said the headmaster.
The heartwarming post was coupled with adorable images of little Gwen, excited and smiling at having just received the technology required to better her life and make it so that she can participate in sports and all that she loves dong with other kids.
Parliamentary Secretary Andy Ellul has announced that fathers will now be receiving ten days of paid leave upon the birth of their child.
These 10 days will have to be taken in the first 15 days after the child’s birth or adoption took place. The law will be coming into effect as from the 2nd of August.
Previously, fathers only had one day of paid leave after the birth of their child and this new update will go along with the changes in parental law ahead of the deadline for the transposition of the EU Work Life Balance Directive.
When it comes to parental leave, parents will now be entitled to two months of paid leave at the national parental leave rate. Another two months of unpaid leave will also be available for transference from one parent to another.
This directive gives EU citizens several minimum rights when it comes to the work life. This directive requires a minimum of 10 working days of paternal leave compensated at the national sick pay level. As an EU member state, Malta had to transpose these measures into law by the 2nd of August this year.
Finally, Maltese and Gozitan families are set to start enjoying rights that I was proud to achieve on their behalf.
Just days before the transposition deadline, unprecedented rights for families are finally set to become law.#WorkLifeBalance
Nationalist Maltese MEP David Casa was the lead negotiator of the Work-Life Balance directive and he has stated his happiness and support for the laws in a tweet that he posted, however he did point out that the laws were only announced a few days before the deadline.
It’s that time again to highlight some of the blockbusters making their way to Embassy Cinemas this month. Here is but a short list of the most exciting films you can watch this July:
Minions: The Rise of Gru
This movie needs almost no introduction – continuing off the Despicable Me and Minions franchise by Illumination, the second addition to the Minions saga has taken the world by storm. The Minions became a cultural icon and now we get to see how they became Gru’s loyal companions. And who knows, maybe you’ll catch some guys in suits as they undertake the #gentleminions trend…
Thor: Love and Thunder
Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder in another instalment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Once again wielding his trusty hammer (and axe?), Thor will be facing a brand new and menacing threat, a rekindled flame and go on a search to discover who he truly is.
The Black Phone
This month’s horror thriller is rightfully the stuff of nightmares. After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts to receive calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims. The trailer is suggestive but keeps many secrets for the theatre-goer to discover once they head to the movie theatre.
Where the Crawdads Sing
A new drama and master by director Olivia Newman, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is based on a woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South. However, her life is quickly turned upside down when she becomes the suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, this new release will have you at the edge of your seat.
Parliamentary Secretary Andy Ellul has just announced a new ‘carer’s leave’, which will allow parents to take unpaid time off to take care of an ill family member.
These workers will be able to benefit from five days unpaid leave and will be applicable when a parent or worker has someone in the family who needs caring for due to being unwell.
The Parliamentary Secretary also revealed in a press conference that it will be available for people to take care of someone living in the same residence as them.
The leave will not be taken from the worker’s own personal or sick leave. This comes along with other reforms to leave, which will see fathers getting 10 days paid leave on the birth of their child amongst others.