One third of the Maltese electorate voted yesterday. However 8805 voting documents remained unclaimed – a very high figure for Maltese local council elections.
On Saturday 12th March 2005, voting took place in 21 localities including Ta' Xbiex in Malta for the Local Council elections. Malta has 68 local councils, and voting takes place every three years.
A 4.5 earthquake / tsunami hit Messina, Sicily back in 1908. Its effects were felt throughout Malta.
Greece’s popular tourist island of Rhodes could one day succumb to a similar fate as the Thai resort of Phuket, Greek seismologists warned, noting that the Mediterranean has been hit by tidal waves in the past.
Greece is particularly vulnerable with 50 percent of Europe’s seismic activity concentrated in the country, and experts underscore the lack of a Mediterranean early warning system.
Seismologists warned Wednesday the Mediterranean is at risk from the kind of huge tidal waves that struck Asia killing thousands this week.
In an interview with news agency AFP, Gerassimos Papadopoulos, of the geodynamic institute of the Athens Observatory warned the Algerian and Tunisian coastlines are high on the risk list for tsunamis, along with southern Italy and Sicily.
“There have been and there will be tsunamis in the Mediterranean, even if here this phenomenon is rarer and less violent,” he said.
Papadopoulos said an alert system needed to be set up in the region similar to those already in place in the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean. But Papadopoulos added the latter system was cruelly lacking at the weekend.
UPDATE: A German institute has offered to setup a tsunami warning system and is offering it to Mediterranean countries. What will the reaction of the Maltese government be to this offer?
The character Becky of the popular Maltese PBS tv show Undercover UC5 has drowned recently (in the last episode), and is believed dead but she has been seen now… by is-Sur Bert!
Only it isn't really her, but Compassion, the Doctor's new TARDIS in human form, now stuck in the form of Maltese policewoman Becky.
Oddly enough Becky returns tonight on PBS… and she won't be a policewoman anymore (she resigns)…
The story takes place before tonight's first episode of the new series featuring Eileen Montesin (called DEJJEM TIEGHEK BECKY i.e. always yours Becky), naturally as Becky…
To make it clear, this is a crossover between UC5/DEJJEM TIEGHEK BECKY and DOCTOR WHO (the 8th Doctor from the BBC Books)