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9 Arrested In Connection To Drug Trafficking In Malta

 - Local - Sep 13 2023 SHARE ON:
9 Arrested In Connection To Drug Trafficking In Malta

Nine persons, allegedly involved in drug trafficking, were arrested in two operations carried out by the police force on Tuesday.

After intensive investigations, police surrounded a garage in St Paul’s Bay. From searches conducted in the garage, 15 kilos of a substance suspected to be cocaine with a suspected street value of €2 million, were found. 

In connection to the case, a search was carried out in a Gżira residence. From the two locations, two Maltese persons and four Italians were arrested. 

In another operation, in Ħamrun and Ħal Qormi, three Maltese persons were arrested. In a conducted search, an amount of cocaine and heroin was also found. 

The persons arrested are currently being held in the Police General headquarters for further investigations. 

An inquiry has been opened. 

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New Armed Forces Search And Rescue Centre

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New Armed Forces Search And Rescue Centre

The final stages of construction for the new Operations Centre for the Armed Forces of Malta are underway, encompassing emergency operations like search and rescue, military actions, and countering criminal activities. 

Prime Minister Robert Abela, during a visit to this state-of-the-art facility, highlighted the government’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing public safety. 

The project, funded with €5 million, co-financed by EU funds, ensures the disciplined forces can continue their duties effectively.

The investment guarantees top-notch security services, tailored to meet the needs of a modern nation. The centre is designed to function seamlessly under various circumstances, including earthquake resilience. 

It encompasses four key functions: Joint Military Operations Centre, Rescue Coordination Centre, National Coordination Centre, and vessel traffic coordination around Malta’s coast.

Abela emphasized that the government’s investment extends to the workforce, allowing them to form a union, and collective agreements for the disciplined forces have already been signed. The aim of these infrastructure and human resource investments is to foster safer communities and stand in solidarity with the disciplined forces.

Abela commended the AFM for their daily efforts, noting their expanded presence and effectiveness within communities, enabled by modern resources for swift emergency response. He also acknowledged their international contributions in recent weeks, extending assistance beyond Malta’s borders.

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Pride Awards Recognise Contributions To LGBTIQ+ Community

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Pride Awards Recognise Contributions To LGBTIQ+ Community

Yesterday evening saw the Pride Awards in Pjazza Tritoni’s Pride Village, with awards being handed out for various individuals for their contributions to the LGBTIQ+ community and many other areas of life.

With Glen Vella winning the final People’s Choice Award, other categories included the Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded to Helena Dalli) and Unconditional Love of a Parent Award (awarded to Sylvana Attard).

Kurt and Glenn Zammit Freeman were awarded the Influence and Impact Award, Romeo Roxman Gatt the Transcendence in Artistry Award, Joshua John Cavollo the Courage in Sports Award, Viktoria Radvanyi the Excellence in LGBTIQ+ Representation Worldwide and last but not least , Michelle Cilia the Equality in Healthcare Award. 

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Unveiling the Future: Malta’s September Tech Expo Showcases AI, Emerging Technologies, and Endless Opportunities

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Unveiling the Future: Malta's September Tech Expo Showcases AI, Emerging Technologies, and Endless Opportunities

As the world hurtles towards an increasingly digital future, Malta is gearing up to host a groundbreaking technology expo this September, offering a platform to explore the dynamic realms of artificial intelligence (AI), emerging technologies, business networking, and career opportunities. Held between September 19 and 21, TechXpo promises to be a melting pot of innovation, attracting tech enthusiasts, business leaders, and aspiring professionals. The expo will showcase the best of Malta’s industry leaders.

Scheduled to take place over three days, the event is poised to provide attendees with a holistic experience, encompassing knowledge sharing, hands-on demonstrations, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The first two days, 19th and 20th September, will be dedicated to business leaders to join in a list of events and network along other fellow clever professionals, entrepreneurs and startups and now’s your chance, PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: www.techxpo.eu

Works shows will delve into discussions about AI’s transformative potential across industries, ranging from healthcare and finance to transportation and logistics. TechXpo will be also dedicated to shedding light on a myriad of emerging technologies that are shaping Malta’s industry.

Recognising the significance of collaboration, the expo provides an invaluable platform for businesses to engage in productive networking. Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and startups will have the chance to forge meaningful connections, explore potential partnerships, and share insights. The first two days are open by registration only, so register ASAP!

Ministers of Economy from 9 different Mediterranean countries will come together to discuss economic collaborations and the use of technology as a tool of collaboration and further economic growth. The Ministers will also participate in a number of workshop along with registered guests.

On the 21st of September, a national holiday, the expo will be open from 10am till 5pm. On this day, the event is open to the general public without need to register, an opportunity for budding tech enthusiasts and job seekers, to get to know more about the technology shaping Malta’s industry. Leading tech companies, startups, and organisations will showcase their work and employment opportunities, offering a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

This is a one-of-a-kind event promises to bring together the best and brightest minds in the world of technology, unveiling the potential of AI, showcasing emerging technologies, fostering business partnerships, and offering a gateway to promising careers.

TechXpo Malta 2023 between the 19th and 21st September 2023 at MFCC Ta’ Qali.

The event is being hosted in collaboration with the Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands.

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