December 24, 2022

THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE: Christmas in the Park attracts more than 100,000 visitors

  More than 100,000 persons attended the second edition of Christmas in the Park, organised by the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise. Spanning over 10 days, and with free entrance, the Salini National Park was turned into a Christmas Village, attracting locals and foreigners alike. The village served both as a Christmas attraction and an educational experience about sustainable development and environmental care. Crafts, products and stalls promoted sustainability whilst giving children and adults a hands-on experience.   With Christmas characters such as Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman and the participation of singers and bands, visitors


Arctic Blast Sweeps US, Causes Bomb Cyclone

An arctic blast has brought extreme cold, heavy snow and intense wind across much of the U.S. — just in time for the holidays. The weather system, dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” is disrupting travel and causing hazardous winter conditions. Where is this winter weather coming from, and what’s in store for the coming days? What’s happening? A front of cold air is moving down from the Arctic, sending temperatures plunging. Much of the U.S. will see below-average temperatures, said Bob Oravec, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in College Park, Maryland. Temperatures may drop by more than 20 degrees


WHO Chief Sees Global Health Emergencies Winding Down in 2023

World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a grim assessment of the many health challenges and threats people around the world have faced this year. Topping the list was the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened and killed millions of people for a third year. He noted a global outbreak of monkeypox, now known as mpox, an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, and cholera outbreaks in multiple countries as other health crises. He said these emergencies were compounded by wars in Ethiopia and Ukraine, as well as climate disasters, including drought and flooding in the greater Horn of Africa and the