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Businesses demand more police patrols around Paceville area

Businesses demand more police patrols around Paceville area
Feb 23 2023 Share

Following footage that surfaced of a street brawl between two groups of Paceville attendees, businesses in the area have issued calls for more active police patrols in the area to stop such incidents from taking place. 

Business owners told this newsroom that such incidents hinder business from flowing properly in the entertainment Mecca. This is why, spokespersons said, there needs to be more active policing in the area. 

 

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The comments were prompted by the footage of a fight which took place at around 4am and resulted in, according to police information, the hospitalisation of a Belgian female youth and 2 French male youth. 

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Calls for crash barrier in St Paul’s Bay ignored for 5 years

Calls for crash barrier in St Paul's Bay ignored for 5 years
Feb 23 2023 Share

A video uploaded by Nichol Chetcuti shows a horrific accident which, according Chetcuti, is the result of ignored pleas for stop signs or crash barriers. 

‘The accident happened last Monday. As you cans see, no one was over speeding but this accident could have had severe consequences’ wrote Chetcuti. 

The post highlighted how they have been chasing Transport Malta and the San Pawl il-Baħar local Council for 5 years and asked for Aaron Farrugia to take note. 

‘Installation of Crash Barrier. No trucks and bus turnings from Parades Street onto St Paul’s Street as they always have to drive over the 2 pavements to manage the turn’ he wrote.

This always damages the round about, the GO Internet Box, Wall Protection on the pavement which was repaired once again earlier this week as well as the Mecca Marine Facade. Chetcuti told this newsroom that he had to replace showroom glass twice already due to damages. 

‘Health and Safety on the roads is a must. The damage on our property and on pavements are repaired. But fatal accidents or body injury cannot be reversed’ he said. 

The video in fact shows a woman petrified of the accident. ‘After 130pm, the school children run up the road…’ he wrote, anticipating a potential tragedy if no action takes place. 

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Original unopened 2007 iPhone sells for $63,000 at auction

Original unopened 2007 iPhone sells for $63,000 at auction
Feb 23 2023 Share

A first-generation iPhone that was still factory-sealed in its original box was recently sold at auction for an impressive $63,356.40. 

The phone was gifted to Karen Green in 2007, but she never opened it because she didn’t want to get rid of her other phone.

Green had the phone appraised in 2019 and found out that it was estimated to be worth $5,000 because it was an 8GB version, not a 4GB model, and remained unopened in its original box. 

When Green heard about an original, unopened iPhone listed on eBay for $10,000, she realized she might have the same item in her possession and promptly had her son retrieve it to check.

The phone was then consigned by Green and sold on LCG Auctions, with 27 people bidding for it. The expected selling price was $50,000, but it ended up selling for over $63,000, more than 100 times its original price.

Green revealed that she left the phone unopened and unused on a shelf for years wrapped in a pair of felt pajamas for extra protection. 

She didn’t want to get rid of it because she already had three phone lines with Verizon, and iPhones would only use AT&T, which would require an expensive termination fee.

It’s fascinating to see how an item that was once seen as just a regular phone has now become a valuable collectible. 

The first-generation iPhone was released in 2007, and it’s incredible to think that this phone has been kept unopened and unused for all these years. It’s a reminder that what may seem ordinary today could turn into something remarkable and valuable in the future.

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Paceville fight results in at least three hospitalisations

Paceville fight results in at least three hospitalisations
Feb 23 2023 Share

Footage sent to this newsroom shows a late night Paceville fight which left at least three injured. 

The footage shows various young men engaged in a street brawl, with one even tossing a glass at an unseen victim. 

The fight escalates to a considerable amount of persons involved, with some tossed the floor during the altercation. The perpetrators did not stop despite calls by bystanders to end the fight. 

 

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It was reported that one Belgian woman and two French men were admitted to Mater Dei due to injuries suffered. Their injuries were reported to be light, a police spokesperson told MaltaDaily.

It is unclear what led to the altercation as police commence investigations. 

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