Gaffarena murder suspect released on €50,000 bail bond

 - Local - Dec 17 2020 SHARE ON:

The court has temporarily released Gaffarena murder suspect Owen Schembri on a €50,000 bail bond.

18-year-old Schembri, along with 19-year-old Leon Debono are accused of murdering 27-year-old Saviour Gaffarena and injuring his cousin Vince in a shooting in Imqabba last year.

Schembri has denied his involvement in the shooting and is being represented by lawyers Arthur Azzopardi, Alfred Abela and Rene Darmanin.


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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Dec 17 2020 SHARE ON:

French President Emmanuel Macron is reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 after developing some symptoms.

The 42-year-old will still oversee his presidential responsibilities but will work remotely for the time being.

France has so far registered over 2 million COVID-19 cases with close to 60,000 deaths.


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England to announce revised COVID-19 measures later today

 - COVID-19 - Dec 17 2020 SHARE ON:

England’s Minister for Health Matt Hancock will be announcing revised COVID-19 restrictions later today after pressure from regional leaders.

This widespread pressure came in light of the decreased daily cases in England while health authorities are still appealing for caution.

Currently, more than 61% of the population is living under strict COVID-19 restrictions.


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Marsa athletics stadium to be transformed into a world-class venue

 - Local - Dec 16 2020 SHARE ON:

Marsa’s Athletics Stadium is marked to be transformed into a world-class athlete venue.

Athletics Malta is behind this infrastructural project and it was announced by Andy Grech who is the Athletics Malta president.

Four athletes are the brains behind this project; Paula Grech, Dario Mangion, Julian Mifsud and Luke Micallef.


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