€50,000 fine and suspended sentence for 21-year-old involved in match fixing

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A 21-year-old Qormi resident was fined €50,000 and landed a suspended sentence after admitting his involvement in a match-fixing scandal related to Attard FC.

Rudgear Scerri appeared in court on Wednesday under arrest and was charged with the manipulation of a sporting event, withholding of information from the police and involvement in unlicensed gaming.

Following the seizure of up to €30,000 after a home raid, the man plead guilty and admitted to the acts.


PM Robert Abela & Naomi Pace Gasan visit Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre

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In commemoration of the National Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place tomorrow, Prime Minister Robert Abela spent a day with Naomi Pace Gasan and visited her school in Wardija.

The Prime Minister took to Facebook to express his enthusiasm in visiting the Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre and learning how Naomi spends her day.

Wara li f’lejlet il-Jum Internazzjonali tal-Persuni b’Diżabbiltà stedint lil Naomi Pace Gasan tqatta’ ġurnata miegħi,…

Posted by Robert Abela on Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Dr. Abela also commended the staff and administration on their efforts to work hand in hand with students to improve the academic experience which is needed for an independent and prosperous life with adequate work.


0°C feels, strong winds, rain showers and hail expected in the next few days

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Following earlier reports of a blast from Siberia to dramatically drop local temperatures, the Malta Weather Facebook page has reported the arrival of ‘seriously cold’ temperatures in Malta over the next few days.

The page also reports temperatures feeling as cold as 0°C at times with gale force winds, rain showers and potentially even hail storms.

It's thick jacket, hat, scarf and thermal socks! Are you ready? 🥶❄️⛄️😱 It's going to get SERIOUSLY COLD over the next…

Posted by Malta Weather on Tuesday, 12 January 2021

So it’s about time to crack open the winter wardrobe, thick socks and warm beverages because Winter is indeed coming.


Repubblika proposals suggest President should be elected by the people

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Civil society NGO Repubblika has published a report in commemoration of Malta’s 100 years since its first parliament, presenting a number of parliamentary reforms.

One of the most bold proposals being that the President of Malta be elected by the people, who may be nominated by political parties but ultimately tarnish the idea of a widely-respected symbol of national unity yet respects the ‘democratic legitimacy of office.’

Other proposals include the full-time nature of MPs with professional salary compensation, MPs relinquishing of private work or consultancy during office and ministers giving up their seat in parliament, amongst others.