November 23, 2022

Families, Food Banks Feel Pinch of Inflation This Thanksgiving

  Skyrocketing food prices due to soaring inflation are taking a bite out of this year’s feast on Thanksgiving, a national holiday in the United States on November 24. People traditionally share a big meal and give thanks for their blessings. Thanksgiving dinner often includes turkey and trimmings, such as cranberries, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation indicates Thanksgiving dinner costs are up 20% from last year. And the cost of a turkey alone is up 21%. Some people say they plan to pare down their big holiday feast. “I will not have


40 Million Children Face Growing Threat of Measles, WHO Warns

  More than 40 million children missed getting vaccinated against measles last year, prompting a significant setback in global efforts to eradicate the highly contagious disease worldwide, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint report Wednesday. Vaccination campaigns were disrupted in several countries because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, dropping global measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage from 86% in 2019 to 81% in 2021, the lowest coverage rate since 2008. Now, nearly all of the 40 million children who missed their first or second doses of the MCV are “dangerously susceptible to


THE MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND TRADE Minister Ian Borg in a meeting with Pope Francis

  “My visit to Malta reminds me of the kindness of the Maltese”. These were the words of Pope Francis during an audience he had with Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg during a visit to the Vatican.   During the audience with Pope Francis, Minister Ian Borg claimed that Malta is always honoured by the visit of his holiness to our country. They also discussed the ongoing bilateral work between the two states and about Malta’s preparation for the United Nations Security Council aiming to continue being an agent of peace and stability around the