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Terry Muscat’s alleged assailant forgiven ‘wholeheartedly’

Terry Muscat’s alleged assailant forgiven ‘wholeheartedly’
Sep 29 2021 Share

Terry Muscat, local social media personality, has ‘wholeheartedly’ forgiven Gareth Chlach, who punched her in the face and seriously injured her. Muscat said that she simply wanted to help him lead a better life. Muscat took the witness stand against Chlach, 22, who was remanded in custody a fortnight ago after pleading not guilty to violently accusing the former. 

The youth allegedly screamed and head butted a courtroom door at the prospect of going to jail. The man was returned to court two weeks later, with Muscat testifying about their former relationship and the events leading up to the episode. Muscat alleged that she knew the accused and family background for a long time, welcoming him into her home to overcome his drug habit. 

Muscat said that the two were not lovers but good friends, with the former allegedly also buying him a mobile phone as a gift. The accused sold it however. The relationship turned sour over the past few months, with Muscat dialling the police the morning of the incident and pleading with her companion to move out. 

Chlach moved out but returned later that evening, with Muscat deciding to help him as he had a ‘different air’ about him. The accused destroyed Muscat’s phone and landed a punch into her face as she tried to pick up her damaged tech. 

Wrapping up her testimony, Muscat said that she knew the accused knew he had wronged her, and wished to forgive him wholeheartedly. Following the testimony, a fresh request for bail was not objected to by the prosecution, even considering that the accused had turned himself in at the police station. 

The case continues in November, but a protection order has been issued, warning Chlach not to approach the victim in any way. The court, presided over by Magistrate Ian Farrugia, upheld the request against a deposit of €500, a personal guarantee of €1,500, an order to sign a bail book three times a week and to abide by a curfew between 9pm and 6.30 am. 

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Photo Source: Terry Muscat FB, Kamra tal-Periti

More sausages with nails found between Naxxar and Mosta

More sausages with nails found between Naxxar and Mosta
Sep 29 2021 Share

A new batch of sausages embedded with nails has popped up in the vicinity of ‘Tal-Wey’ fields. The issue was raised by residents of Mosta after the animal hazard surfaced between Mosta and Naxxar. The intention behind the barbaric act seems to kill and/or injure dogs and other animals frequenting the fields. The case was highlighted on a Facebook group called ‘Rubs Puppy Love.’ 

The warning was met with much concern and disbelief by dog owners as this comes just weeks after a similar batch was found around Gharb and San Lawrenz in Gozo. Many tagged owners in the post to warn them of the hazard, with others exclaiming how dangerous it has become to own a dog and go for a walk without endangering the pet’s life.  Others rightfully asked how people could come up with such wicked ideas. 

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Photo Source: Rubs Puppy Love

People are playing the games in Squid Game for real…minus the dying

People are playing the games in Squid Game for real…minus the dying
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Fans of the currently crazy popular Netflix show Squid Game are playing the game ‘Red Light, Green Light’ in real life. It is becoming somewhat of a TikTok trend, as players approach a large animatronic doll seen in the show, stopping whenever the doll turns towards them, with the eerie music playing over the top. The game is played in the first episode by the characters, but those who lose end up getting killed… something real life players aren’t thankfully doing. 

It is a game similar to ‘What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?’ or ‘Musical Statues’, with anyone who continues to move when ‘red light’ is called being eliminated from the game. TikTokers are posting videos of themselves playing the game, captioning it ‘Those who have watched it will understand’. Squid Game is on its way to become Netflix’s most watched show of all time, with a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The gory and psychological horror series has captured the attention of Netflix viewers everywhere, giving a fresh idea and spinning it into a thrilling drama.

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Photo Source: Netflix

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Back to school amidst teacher posting chaos?

Back to school amidst teacher posting chaos?
Sep 29 2021 Share

As students in state schools return to their desks for the 2021/22 scholastic year, chaos rules as a last-minute decision to fill in teacher shortage with peripatetic educators raises concerns. Thousands of children in primary remain in limbo as to whether or not they will receive the adequate education they deserve, as a shortage of 80 teachers in state primary schools was addressed by the Education Ministry over the weekend by assigning peripatetic teachers. 

Such teachers usually commute between different schools and teach subjects ranging from PE to science to music to art. The teachers were expected to hand in schemes of work for their assigned students, which include Mathematics, English and Maltese in just a matter of days. The decision has raised dispute within the industry, with even the Teacher’s Union stating that they were not informed about such a situation. 

This led to the Education Ministry filing a court of injunction against the Malta Union of Teachers and the Union of Professional Educators to stop any industrial action after the unions issued directives to these peripatetic teachers in question. The shortage has been largely caused by COVID-19 protocols which limit a 1.5m distance between student desks, resulting in split classrooms. 

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