The Malta Independent 18 January 2022, Tuesday

Investigation launched after dog bitten by exotic animals at Gozo residence

The authorities are investigating a case where a dog was bitten by an exotic animal in Gozo.  It is understood that the incident took place at a residence where a Puma and a Black Panther were...

New Covid-19 rules come into force today

New Covid-19 rules come into force today and among other things, people will require a valid vaccination certificate to enter a number of establishments. The establishments where a valid Covid-19...

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Libels against Daphne Caruana Galizia to continue as parties fail to reach settlement

The libel cases filed by Konrad Mizzi and his former aide Lindsey Gambin against Daphne Caruana Galizia will continue later this year after the parties failed to reach a settlement. Mizzi and...

latest comment from Evarist Saliba, 17/01/2022 11:40: I understand that the Caruana Galizia family, who had been told to stay out of the courtroom because of Covid-19 considerations, became aware that the hearing was over when they saw the lawyers of the other party leaving the hall. I see that things have not changed. Long decades ago when I was the Headmaster of the the school in Mensija, now San Gwann, I was summoned to appear as a witness in a fight that had taken place in Castille Square. I was on time at 09.00 hrs and around 12.00 I asked when I was going to be called, only to be informed that the case was over because the accused had admitted fault. No one had the decency to inform me, a witnesses, who had left the school unattended for the whole morning. The same happened decades layer when I was serving in Geneva, and during a brief visit to Malta I was called as a witness involving a workman who had done some work on my residence in Malta. We waited outside the hall until the workman, becoming impatient popped into the hall to see what was going on, and he came out to inform me that the lawyer of the other party had asked for a postponement which was granted. The magistrate did call me in on learning that I had come from abroad to be able to attend. She ordered that the other party and his lawyer be summoned, which of course was futile. They had long left the premises. No one offered an apology. On the contrary the prosecuting police officer had the cheek to blame me for not being aware of what was going on. Courtesy seems to be a missing virtue in our law courts.
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Covid anti-vaxxers protest against pandemic protocols claiming information being withheld

Members of the ‘Freedom Movement’ protested on Monday against the new Covid-19 regulations stating that information was being withheld by the government.  The new mitigation measures...

Nearly 4.5 million passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo in 2021

Nearly 4.5 million passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo in 2021, the National Statistics Office said. The number of passengers went up by 677,711, or 18% when compared to 2020, amounting...

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Eurovision: government refuses to share full report into song contest expenditure

The amount of money spent on Malta’s participation in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed, after the introduction and executive summary of a review of expenditure carried...

Black market problem cannot be solved if cannabis remains cheaper there, new authority chief says

If cannabis is more expensive than it is on the black market, then the black market problem will not be solved, Executive Chairperson of the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis, Mariella...

‘Malta’s obsession on the economy is jeopardising the environment’ – Andre Callus

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Prime Minister calls PN’s 12-bill document a ‘political stunt’

Prime Minister Robert Abela believes that the 12 legislative bill document presented by the opposition to implement the major findings of the public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne...

4% decrease in trust in Prime Minister Robert Abela – Grech

There has been a 4% decrease in trust in Prime minister Robert Abela as people are now realising "how fake he is," PN Leader Bernard Grech said on Sunday during an interview on party media. This...

17 establishments file court case against new Covid rules

17 establishments impacted by new vaccine rules have filed a court case against new measures that will limit entry to restaurants, gyms, and bars to vaccinated people only. The establishments...

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