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WATCH: President George Vella willing to resign if abortion is allowed

President George Vella willing to resign if abortion is allowed
May 17 2021 Share

In response to a question made by Net News regarding the recently-proposed abortion decriminalisation bill, President George Vella has stated that he is willing to resign if Maltese law allows abortion to happen in Malta.

The President stated that he never signed off on any laws authorising murder and to this day, he stands by his position, going on to state that if the bill passes, he is at liberty to ‘resign and head home’.

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The president concluded his statement by saying there is no middle-ground when it comes to this issue, “if you are killing you are killing, if you don’t you don’t, no ifs, ands or buts.”

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4 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 15 recoveries

4 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 15 recoveries
May 17 2021 Share

Malta has registered 4 new case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 1,541 swab tests, while 15 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Sunday 16th March 2021, 424,325 vaccine doses were administered of which 284,395 were 1st doses. 143,487 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 30,484 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 29,920 have recovered, 417 died and 158 are still active.

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WATCH: PN proposes free contraception and morning-after-pill for over-16s

May 17 2021 Share

Nationalist Party and Opposition Leader Bernard Grech has stated that if elected, a PN Government will provide free contraception and morning-after-pill to citizens aged over 16 in an attempt to reduce demand for abortion.

 

In a string of recent Tweets, Grech stated that the PN is ‘in favour of adopting all measures necessary to provide the best possible sexual health services; without endangering the lives of unborn children’.

Grech maintained his stance against MP Marlene Farrugia’s abortion criminalisation bill stating that “life has value from conception till death” and went on to state the he wants to listen to women and the challenges they face when seeking abortions.

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Restaurants reopening ‘Better Than Expected’ says MHRA President

Restaurants reopening 'Better Than Expected' says MHRA President
May 17 2021 Share

Tony Zahra, President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has told The Malta Independent that the first week of restaurants reopening was ‘better than expected’ after establishments opened their doors on 10 may after two months.

At the moment, establishments are allowed to open until 5pm, providing only take-away afterwards but will be able to serve tables until 12am as from 24 May, revealing that they have had very positive responses with encouraging demand.

The MHRA President went on to state that he expects June to be a slower month compared to other summer months but expects work to build-up over time, concluding by stating that while we can’t celebrate just yet, we remain hopeful for further business.

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