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EQUALITY FROM THE HEART WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT SUNDAY • 10 SEPTEMBER 2023 • ISSUE 1245 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ME-TIME. WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST. List your property with us and enjoy a stress-free letting experience. We will also cover your registration fee! T&C's Apply On social media, the press no longer ignores public outbursts of sorrow on suicide deaths PAGE 12 A celebration of Malta's evolution in LGBTIQ+ policies and hosting of Europride 2023 PAGES 13 - 15 No longer taboo Gayyaġni Equality MAT TH E W FARRUGIA A number of Y-plate drivers have found creative ways to circumvent recent attempts to clamp down on illegally parked vehicles, MaltaToday has learned. Last July, the Transport Min- istry toughened the rules regu- lating the cab-hailing industry following several controversies. Among the changes, Y-plate owners are now required to annually present the site plan of the garage where they are obliged to park their vehicles when not in use. The site plan, confirmed by an architect, will have to clearly show the spaces for cars being used exclusively by the operator. PAGE 6 PAGE 4 Planned Hal Far racetrack to expand over more land Y-plate cars illegally parked in concealed, unusual spaces JAMES DEBONO A planned motorsport race- track at Hal Far will expand fur- ther and include an additional 20,000sq.m of industrial land, MaltaToday has learnt. The allocation of land is over and above the 82,900sq.m ear- marked for the project in a mas- ter plan issued for public consul- tation in January 2022. Motorsport Association Presi- dent Duncan Micallef confirmed a new masterplan incorporating the new land allocated by the government will be published later this year. REBECCA BUTTIGIEG says that it is easier to change a law, than a country's entire mentality INTERVIEW MT2 Buildings were reduced to rubble in Marakesh on Saturday after a powerful earthquake struck Morocco on September 8 night, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring over 500 others SEE STORY ON PAGE 3 No garage? No problem! MaltaToday investigation reveals Y-plate vehicles parked in public areas and hidden away in unusual spaces €1.95 Duncan Micallef

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