Sound Of Small Explosion Outside Labour’s National Centre

Sound Of Small Explosion Outside Labour's National Centre
May 30 2024 Share

The sound of a small explosion was heard outside Labour’s National Centre, with Prime Minister Robert Abela addressing the situation in a public statement saying everyone is safe.

The sound was heard during the night, with police and bomb disposal carrying out work to ensure there are no other risks.

‘I want to reassure everyone that the Labour National Centre is safe and the situation is calm. I keep emphasising the importance of being calm.’

The Nationalist Party issued a statement expressing solidarity with the Labour Party following the news, saying that Opposition leader Bernard Grech communicated with the Prime Minister to offer any necessary support.

‘The Nationalist Party deplores the act and hopes that whoever is responsible is caught’ the statement said. ‘The Nationalist Party immediately asked the police to investigate the zone around the headquarters due to risks of similar acts.’

This is a developing story.


Millie Bobby Brown & Jake Bongiovi Married In Small Wedding

Millie Bobby Brown & Jake Bongiovi Married In Small Wedding
May 30 2024 Share

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi has confirmed to the BBC that his son, Jake Bongiovi, has married Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.

Speaking on BBC’s The One Show, Bon Jovi said, “They are great, they are absolutely fantastic,” dispelling recent speculation about the couple’s status.

“It was a very small, family wedding, and the bride looked gorgeous. Jake is as happy as can be. It’s true.”

British actress Millie Bobby Brown, 20, is best known for her role as Eleven in the Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things and has also appeared in two Godzilla films. The couple announced their engagement in April 2023 when Brown shared an Instagram photo featuring her engagement ring while embracing 22-year-old model and actor Bongiovi.

Brown captioned the post with a lyric from Taylor Swift’s song “Lover”: “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all.”

The couple has yet to officially confirm the wedding themselves. Brown previously expressed her joy in planning the wedding, telling Elle UK earlier this year, “It’s been an unbelievable journey.

Every time we have a new wedding meeting, Jake and I take a picture to capture the moment. He’s loving every second of it. I haven’t faced any stressful times yet, which reflects how ready and excited we are.”


Improved Conditions For Malta’s Women Footballers

Improved Conditions For Malta's Women Footballers
May 30 2024 Share

The Malta Football Association (MFA) and the Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) have agreed on a new two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the technical and sporting conditions for players in the Malta women’s national team.

This MOU adheres to the UEFA Minimum Standards Framework for Women’s National Teams, prioritizing player welfare, training, and competitive performance.

The third MOU in three years, this agreement demonstrates the commitment of both organizations to the growth of women’s football in Malta and acknowledges the dedication of the players.

The MOU introduces significant benefits, including improved call-up appearance fees and bonuses, a parental and pregnancy support policy allowing breastfeeding players to bring their child and a support person, and enhanced travel arrangements.

Dr. Angelo Chetcuti, MFA General Secretary and member of UEFA’s Working Group on Women’s National Team Standards, emphasized that the MOU aims to reward player commitment and elevate team standards. He highlighted the importance of continued improvement and support, aligning with the MFA’s strategy to foster long-term growth in women’s football.

Carlo Mamo, MFPA General Secretary, praised the collaborative effort to reach a fair agreement, acknowledging the challenges but affirming the collective effort towards a beneficial resolution for all parties.


More Injured Turtles Entangled In Fishing Lines Rescued

More Injured Turtles Entangled In Fishing Lines Rescued
May 30 2024 Share

Wildlife Rescue Team Malta were kept busy with distress calls for turtle rescues this month of May as over 3 more turtles were rescued from waters around Malta.

Two turtles, Michaela and Petrella, were rescued by the team. The former was a very small juvenile who had trouble floating or dive when prompted.

The second turtle was found with fishing lines attached to her, some coming out of the mouth and others entangled around the flipper.

The third was Arielle, who had a very long fishing line coming out of the mouth, was spotted in Malsalforn. All of the turtles were rescued or aided by professionals and taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.