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€75,042 in undeclared cash seized by Customs Malta in February 2023

€75,042 in undeclared cash seized by Customs Malta in February 2023
Mar 1 2023 Share

In its continuous fight against money laundering, during the month of February, the Department of Customs intercepted 4 undeclared cash cases.

The total in assets restrained amounted to €75,042. 3 of the undeclared cash cases, which amounted to €39,028, resulted in an out-of-court settlement, with €4,589 administered in fines.

The other case of undeclared cash, alone, amounted to a total of €36,014. The person carrying this amount of undeclared cash was taken to court and given a court fine of €14,357.70.

Customs Officials also seized 6kg of Cannabis and 108 wine bottles in two other separate cases.

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Published video shows the current state of St. Luke’s hospital

Published video shows the current state of St. Luke's hospital
Mar 1 2023 Share

A video published by PN’s news media house @netnewsmalta shows the current situation of some areas of the St. Luke’s Hospital that for the past years was being taken care of by Steward Healthcare who have recently got their contract annulled by Maltese court.

 

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This comes after PN MP @adriandelia won his court case against the healthcare company who had previously signed a contract with the Maltese Government.

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Robert Downey Jr earned over $435 million through MCU

Robert Downey Jr earned over $435 million through MCU
Mar 1 2023 Share

Robert Downey Jr’s salaries through the Marvel Cinematic Universe have brought him closer to his film character of Tony Stark as digits are revealed. 

The Marvel actor earned a massive amount during his time as Iron Man, but this did not start off as such. 

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Marvel took a massive chance with Downey due to his substance addiction and a 180 day jail sentence, with his first film paying the actor $2.5 million. 

The first Iron Man film was even expected to flop, but instead it led to the creation of one of the biggest franchises of all time. For the first Avengers film, Downey would earn $50 million. 

He would later become the highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2013 after taking a big percentage of the film’s $1 billion box office profits. 

He made $75 million annually after the success of Iron Man 3 and then $33 million in 2016 as the face of the MCU. However, Downey earned a whopping $81 million as Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War sold cinema tickets. 

The actor’s base salary increase with Endgame rocketed to $20 million as well as another $55 million in ticket sales. This brings it up to around $435 million through the MCU. 

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Minor 0.1% rise in Malta’s unemployment rate for January 2023

Mar 1 2023 Share

According to new information released by the National Statistics Office, the unemployment rate for January 2023 stood at 3%.

This is up by 0.1% points when compared to December 2022, with the unemployment rate for males in January 2023 standing at 3.1%. 

Meanwhile, the rate for females stood at 2.9%. As per age groups, the unemployment rate during the same month for persons aged 15 to 24 was 9.6%. 

The rate for those aged between 25 and 74 years stood at 2.3%. The percentages boil down to 9,103 unemployed persons in January of this year. 

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