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Zip-line, Dog Park & More At New Birgu Garden

Zip-line, Dog Park & More At New Birgu Garden
May 29 2024 Share

A garden on the Glażiż in Birgu, covering around 9,000 square meters and abandoned for many years, has been transformed into a recreational space for families. Prime Minister Robert Abela visited and inaugurated the project alongside students from Birgu Primary School.

Abela emphasized that this initiative is part of the Government’s efforts to provide open spaces within communities, fulfilling electoral promises. He highlighted that the garden offers a quality space for families to spend time together, following other significant projects in the Cottonera area.

The garden features picnic areas, children’s play zones, and a dog park, with equipment made from natural and recycled materials. It also includes solar-powered lighting and security cameras. The project, executed by GreenServ, respects the existing environment.

Minister Miriam Dalli underscored the importance of such spaces for the community, noting their role in enhancing educational experiences and improving the quality of life for residents. An event for families will be held in the garden this coming Saturday.

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Less than 40% of Young Maltese Make Sure Online Content is True

Less than 40% of Young Maltese Make Sure Online Content is True
May 29 2024 Share

In 2023, 36 % of youth in the EU between the ages of 16 and 29 who had used the internet three months before the study made an effort to verify the accuracy of material or information they saw online from other sources.

This research was gathered from a survey done on ICT usage in various households and also individuals published by Eurostat.

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The countries with the lowest percentages of youth who checked the content they found online were Cyprus (11%), Bulgaria (14%), Romania (11.24%), Lithuania (21%), and Latvia (27%) and Malta also made the list with 31.6 %These five nations were among the fourteen that saw a decline in this percentage between the surveys conducted in 2021 and 2023.

On the other hand, a greater percentage of young ladies (73%) than young males (69%), aged 16 to 29, had at least rudimentary digital abilities. In the case for Malta, the survey shows that men(92.63%) have a slightly higher level of digital skills than women(90.90%)

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Joseph Muscat Issues Thank You Video To Supporters

Joseph Muscat Issues Thank You Video To Supporters
May 29 2024 Share

Taking to social media, former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat issued a video to thank all those who supported him – whether through messages or whether they showed up in front of the court.

He said that yesterday’s events showed him that Malta has reached a mature point in history where one can voice their opinion civically and without any incidents.

He went on to add that, due to a court ruling, he cannot discuss the case and that this has kept him from addressing the nation through a press conference as he desired.

Saying that he respects the ruling of the court, he said that he has a lot of thoughts on the matter and that he will be looking to the future for what the next steps entail.

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‘Enemies From Inside’: Evarist Bartolo’s Warning To Labour

'Enemies From Inside': Evarist Bartolo's Warning To Labour
May 29 2024 Share

Evarist Bartolo warned the Labour Party (PL) leadership about internal members seeking personal gain, calling them the party’s worst enemies. He stated that while the PL has faced many external threats in its 103-year history, the most significant damage has come from within, by those using the party for personal enrichment.

Bartolo’s comments came after former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, ex-chief-of-staff Keith Schembri, and former minister Konrad Mizzi pleaded not guilty to bribery and corruption charges, along with 14 individuals and nine companies. Supporters of Muscat gathered outside the court in solidarity.

Bartolo expressed concern over the PL’s current direction, likening it to a ship caught in a storm due to internal conflicts. He criticized the lack of strong leadership needed to set a new course for the party and the country.

Although confident the PL will secure more votes than the opposition in upcoming elections, Bartolo warned of long-term problems, particularly the growing gap between the party and the post-secondary educated, higher-earning segments of society.

He urged the PL to address internal issues, including leadership and corruption, and to balance economic growth with sustainable infrastructure development to prevent further loss of support.

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