80,000 more Moderna vaccines ordered, PM Robert Abela announces

Jan 27 2021 Share

Malta will acquire 80,000 additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to further Malta’s attempt to ramp up the inoculation process over the coming months.

Prime Minister Robert Abela announced this in Parliament on Tuesday evening, reporting the added €2 million spend on Moderna vaccines while also announcing the arrival of 14,000 Pfizer vaccines.

The announcement of these vaccines comes amid the EU’s pending approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine.


21-year-old seriously injured after falling from Imdina bastions

Jan 27 2021 Share

A 21-year-old from Rabat is in critical condition after falling from the Mdina bastions on Tuesday evening.

It is reported that Police were called onto the scene in Triq l-Għarreqin in Rabat due to an injured person screaming for help, where they found the man in a field.

Members of Civil Protection assisted the case with a medical team immediately taking the victim to Mater Dei hospital were he was certified to sustain serious injuries.


Gozo priest pleads not guilty for rape and child abuse

Jan 27 2021 Share

Joseph Sultana, an 84-year-old priest from Xagħra plead not guilty at Gozitan court this morning after being accused of rape and child abuse on an altar boy several years back.

Sultana served in Xagħra parishes as well as being our shores and is being accused of sexual abuse on a minor.

Police have stated that Sultana and Għasri parish priest Joseph Cini are believed of guilt in sexual abuse cases and are to be arraigned separately with Magistrate Monica Vella leading proceedings.


Inter to take on AC Milan in fierce Coppa Italia quarter-final clash

Jan 26 2021 Share

Inter are set to clash with longtime rivals AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-final on Tuesday night following both teams producing less-than-satisfying results in their respective Serie A bouts.

The last time either Inter or AC Milan won the Coppa Italia was back in 2011 when Inter beat Palermo at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico while AC Milan beat Inter in this season’s last Derby della Madonnina.

Who do you think will emerge triumphant this time round?