Scotland becomes first country ever to provide free period products

Nov 25 2020 Share

Scotland has just made history by being the first country on the planet to provide period products for free after four years of campaigning on the subject. 

Members of Scottish Parliament have passed legislation on ‘The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act after widespread support towards a campaign led by Monica Lennon of the Scottish Labour Party. 

The act will thus make period period products readily-available by law for anyone who needs them which “will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates”, as stated by Lennon.


5 more COVID deaths take death toll up to 22

Nov 24 2020 Share

The Health Ministry has announced that five more people have died while positive with COVID-19. 

A 76-year-old man who tested positive on 6th November and died at the Gozo General Hospital on Monday. 

A 75-year-old woman who tested positive on 11th November and died at the Good Samaritan facility on Monday. 

An 83-year-old man who tested positive on 2nd November and died at the Good Samaritan Facility on Tuesday.

An 82-year-old man and an 88-year-old man who tested positive on 11th and 16th November respectively and died at Mater Dei on Tuesday.

Malta currently stands at 122 COVID-19 related deaths.


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EU secures COVID-19 vaccine through Moderna contract

Nov 24 2020 Share

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission has announced that a contract has been secured with pharmaceutical company Moderna to assure the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine to citizens of the European Union.

The EU will buy 160 million doses of the vaccine, which was last found to be 94.5% effective and, once found to be completely safe and effective, will be delivered to all member states of the EU on a pro-rata basis.


Former footballers arrested in connection with fuel smuggling ring

Nov 24 2020 Share

Former Maltese footballers Darren Debono and Jeffrey Chetcuti, amongst others, have been arrested in connection with a large-scale international fuel-smuggling ring.

Accountant Chris Baldacchino and criminal lawyer Arthur Azzopardi were also arrested and interrogated for a suspected involvement in money-laundering activities. Debono and Chetcuti’s arrest result from a number of anti-smuggling raids held overnight.

The Times of Malta and The Daphne Project had reported Malta’s placement in the centre of a multi-million dollar fuel-smuggling ring, where stolen fuel from Libya is sold and traded from Maltese storage facilities.