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Anglu Farrugia re-elected for third term as Speaker of the House

Anglu Farrugia re-elected for third term as Speaker of the House
May 7 2022 Share

Anglu Farrugia has just been reelected as Speaker of the House of Representatives for a third term. He was endorsed only by the government side of parliament, facing no backing by the Opposition.

Farrugia was first elected back in 2013, succeeding Michael Frendo, and was then re-elected in 2017. Electing a speaker only requires a simple majority vote, which means that the government did not need the opposition’s backing to push the nominee. 

PN MP David Agius was also confirmed as Deputy Speaker with a unanimous vote. In his first address to parliament, Farrugia promised he will fulfil his constitutional role as is expected. 

The Opposition had expressed its disagreement with the nomination, with Bernard Grech urging the Prime Minister on Friday to reach a compromise over the nomination. He said that he hoped the Speaker would serve his role impartially. 

In response, Prime Minister Robert Abela said it was surreal that Grech used his first speech in parliament to accuse the country’s highest institution of being impartial. 

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An end to red and dark red travel lists as of Monday for Malta

An end to red and dark red travel lists as of Monday for Malta
May 7 2022 Share

The Health Ministry revealed on Saturday that Malta will be ditching the traffic lights classification system of countries for COVID-19 purposes. 

The decision means that countries will no longer be classed as green, red or dark red, signalling an opening of travel between Malta and around 100 countries which were tainted with the dark red status.

Countries on the dark red list were practically closed off from Malta, as travel required written authorisation from the Superintendent of Public Health, mandatory quarantine and full vaccination.

The decision to do away with the list comes just one week after authorities stopped requiring travellers to fill in passenger locator forms when arriving. 

Travellers entering Malta will still need to present valid COVID vaccination certificate, recent negative test result or a recovery certificate. Those failing to do so will quarantine for 10 days whereas kids aged 6 and under are exempt from these requirements. 

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Here is Malta Daily’s official 4-man team for Eurovision Turin 2022

Here is MaltaDaily’s official 4-man team for Eurovision Turin 2022
May 7 2022 Share

If it’s live Eurovision updates you’re looking for, as Emma Muscat prepares to wow the stage in Turin for this year’s edition of the prestigious competition, Malta Daily has you covered!

Malta Daily has assembled it’s very own 4-man team to bring you all the best coverage of the competition. The team is composed of 4 energetic, professional, experienced and creative members; 

Peter Carbonaro – a Eurovision expert with over 20 years of experience as well as 4 years of experience as part of Malta’s official delegation; 

 

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Victor Abela – one of Malta’s best videographers with great experience within the Eurovision sphere and Malta’s top TV productions such X-Factor, Malta’s Got Talent and Shark Tank. Victor is also the mastermind and DOP of some of Malta’s best Music Videos; 

Dalton Caruana – Dalton is not a new face within the media and entertainment sector. He boasts vast experience as well as having been one of Malta Daily’s contributors. Dalton will keep you updated with constant stories on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. 

Fabian Demicoli – The 4th member is Fabian Demicoli, a journalist and host of MatlaDaily’s very own ‘The Interview. Demicoli follows Eurovision closely and will be in charge of Editing for this exciting project.

 

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This is definitely a great team which will once again deliver the best and most exclusive and straight to the point Eurovision news for everyone to enjoy.

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Malta one of the top 12 EU countries for massive cocaine busts

Malta one of the top 12 EU countries for massive cocaine busts
May 7 2022 Share

Malta has just earned its place among the top 12 EU countries for the largest amounts of cocaine seizures. This sheds light on the island’s position as a drug trafficking gateway in Europe. 

Malta has one of the main ports of the Mediterranean which anyone can use to enter Europe. 

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and Europol published their fourth comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union, but the exact amount of drugs seized by Maltese authorities was not revealed. 

Despite this, according to news reports throughout the years, large numbers of drug busts at Malta’s Freeport have amounted to millions. December 2020, in fact, saw a record breaking bust of 612kg of cocaine imported from Colombia and Ecuador.

Despite not being destined for the island, the shipment was valued at around €70 million. The record was then broken again last month, after 800kg of cocaine were seized, at €108.2 million. 

Authorities have managed to bust many such trafficking attempts, but sources have constantly warned that this is just a fraction of what actually goes through. 

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