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Opposition leader Bernard Grech on Sunday slammed the Labour government for serving the interests of organized criminals and called on all those of goodwill to join the Nationalist Party’s efforts to clean up the country’s reputation.   In an interview on the PN’s Net radio, Grech weighed in on the damning conclusions of a public inquiry into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.   He said it was clear from the inquiry’s conclusions that the government had prioritised the interests of a few over the best interests of the country.  Published on Thursday, the inquiry found that the Maltese…

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Social workers are calling for the revocation of a court judgment that sent two mothers six months in prison after they allegedly fled their country following a failed coup five years ago. Their children, aged two and four, have been placed in the care of the state.  Earlier this week, the two boys were heard wailing outside the courtroom as their mothers pleading guilty to using false documents to travel. The sentencing has been criticised as “inhumane and unjust” by NGO Moviment Graffitti, which said the courts could have chosen a community-based sanction. On Saturday, the Maltese Association of Social…

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A 48-year-old man from Sicily will be charged in court on Sunday after being arrested during a police raid in Gżira. The police said in a statement on Saturday the man was arrested in a residence on Triq Sir Charles Cameron following days of surveillance.  Around 20 sachets containing cocaine and €3,000 in cash were found in the residence and his car.  He is being kept at the Floriana police lock-up while investigations are ongoing.  Photo: Malta Police Force  Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us See original Article on timesofmalta.com

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Lawrence Gonzi has backed calls for an independent commission to be given responsibility for overseeing recommendations made by the Daphne Caruana Galizia public inquiry.  The former prime minister said that the recommendations needed to be implemented “as soon as possible” but that the manner of doing so required careful consideration.  “I count myself amongst those few who would agree that implementation needs to be overseen by an independent commission made up of competent persons who are free from the shackles of political partisanship – whether real or perceived,” Gonzi wrote on social media on Saturday, in his first public comments…

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Ninety-four new COVID-19 cases were detected between Friday and Saturday, as the total number of virus patients requiring hospital treatment fell to 30.  The 94 new cases were detected on a day when healthcare workers carried out 3,483 swab tests.  A further 219 virus patients recovered overnight while no deaths were recorded.  As a result, the number of active virus cases in the country dropped to 1,847. It is the fourth time in the past seven days that the number of newly-detected cases remained within double digits.   Hospitalisations Data showed that of those patients, 30 are currently receiving treatment at…

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No MP speaking during a debate on the Caruana Galizia inquiry brought up the inquiry’s warnings about the closeness between politics and big business, ADPD noted on Saturday. “No one mentioned that the inquiry highlighted how big business and capital circumvent laws and policies, and control PLPN and state institutions,” Carmel Cacopardo, chairman of the Green Party, noted. The inquiry, he said, had made it clear that high officials including ministers had “bent over backwards to serve monied interests instead of the country.” Labour MPs had allowed former prime minister Joseph Muscat to do what he wanted and let him…

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Ritratt: Miguela XuerebRead in English.Valletta, FlorianaRegent Pharmacy, 70, Triq Merkanti, Il-Belt Valletta21245135Ħamrun, MarsaTrinity Pharmacy, 32 Triq il-Marsa, Marsa21235595Qormi, Santa VeneraDrugshop Dispensary, Vjal De La Cruz, Ħal Qormi21443221Birkirkara, Fleur-de-Lys      Marrit Pharmacy, Triq l-1 ta’ Mejju, Fleur-de-Lys Birkirkara21488613Gżira, Msida, Ta’ Xbiex, Pietà, GwardamanġaSt. Luke’s Pharmacy, Triq San Luqa, Tal-Pietà21241293San Ġwann, San Ġiljan, Swieqi, Pembroke, Ta’ Giorni, L-Ibraġ         Potter Chemists Ltd, Triq Wilga, Paċeville21363244Sliema      Stella Maris Pharmacy, 34, Triq Millner, Tas-Sliema21335217Lija, Attard, Balzan    Medica Pharmacy, Triq in-Naxxar, Ħal Balzan21445741Mosta, Naxxar, Għargħur, MġarrSt. Mary Pharmacy, -Mġarr Dispensing Chemists, 71, Triq Sir Harry Luke, L-Imġarr Malta21580711Mellieħa, San Pawl il-Baħar, Buġibba, QawraBrown’s Pharmacy, 69, Triq George Borg Olivier, il-Mellieħa21523554Raħal Ġdid,…

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The COVID-19 vaccine certificate is free and any requests you may receive for payment are fraudulent, health authorities have warned. The Health Ministry issued a notice on social media on Saturday morning to alert people to an online scam targeting people trying to access their COVID-19 vaccine certificate.  Tricksters are sending people SMS messages asking them to click a link to access their certificates. The link leads people to a website that mimics the look of the official COVID-19 vaccine certification website, with a request to pay a small fee to access their certificates.  Such scams, which aim to trick…

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News broadcasts and current affairs programmes will no longer air on PBS’ primary station TVM as of October. Instead, TVM 2 will be renamed TVMnews+ and focus exclusively on news, sports, culture, history and current affairs programmes. TVM will just broadcast entertainment programmes.  The announcement by TVM on Friday about the change in schedule was met with criticism from the PN, which said it was considering legal action to stop the “PL’s grip” of the national broadcasting station.  In a statement, the party said PBS had decided to strip its primary station of news in the same year that the…

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The Treasury on Friday pubished the auction results and allocation of the Malta Government Stock for July and August. By noon on Friday, the Treasury had received 74 bids with a total nominal value of €313.1 million against the authorised sum on issue of €180 million subject to an over-allotment option for an additional sum up to a maximum of €120 million.  The Treasury is allocating the amount of €299.6 million as follows: More information here.Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us See original Article on timesofmalta.com

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