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IM release notice ahead of works on Airport Intersection Project

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Infrastructure Malta released a notice for all drivers heading to and/or from the Kirkop Tunnels and Airport Intersection Project Zone due to new construction works set to begin tomorrow (Wednesday 29th March 2023).

‘One of the two northbound lanes of L-Ewwel Titjira Road, from the Kirkop Tunnels to the Malta International Airport roundabout will be closed. Other routes will not be affected. Plan ahead and use alternative route through the new flyover towards Luqa.’

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1,532 traffic casualties in 2021: up by 32.9% over 2020

1,532 traffic casualties in 2021: up by 32.9% over 2020
Mar 28 2023 Share

According to newly released data by the National Statistics Office, road traffic casualties increased by 32.9% to reach a total of 1,532 in 2021. 

Of these, 1,015 were drivers of whom 806 suffered slight or insignificant injuries. Meanwhile, 204 sustained grievous injuries. 

During this same period, 229 passengers, 109 pedestrians and 40 other persons (28 cyclists) suffered slight or insignificant injuries. 

51 passengers, 66 pedestrians and 18 other persons sustain grievous injuries. Injuries sustained by five male drivers and four pedestrians (one male and three females) proved unfortunately fatal. 

This sums up the total number of fatalities in 2021 to nine, three less than those recorded in 2020. On a monthly basis, July recorded the largest number of road traffic accidents (1,450), while May registered the largest number of road traffic casualties at 157. 

Meanwhile, the number of reported traffic accidents reached 14,135 during 2021. This is an increase of 2,185 accidents over the previous year, with increases in traffic accidents registered in all districts. 

The largest percentage increase was recoded in the Western district, with 25.0%

Meanwhile, the Northern Harbour district registered the highest number of road traffic accidents with 35.3%, or 4,985. 

Birkirkara registered the highest number of road traffic accidents with 993 cases. Ħal Qormi and Il-Mosta followed with 790 and 702 reported accidents respectively. The top 10 localities which registered the most road traffic accidents cumulatively accounted for 41.9 per cent of the total. 

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Man stops Tallinja from driving by standing in front of bus

Mar 28 2023 Share

Footage uploaded to TikTok by user @gianmarcomaniscal3 shows a man stopping a Tallinjja bus from driving forward. 

MaltaDaily reached out for a comment, and a spokesperson for the Public Transport service informed this newsroom that the man did not make it in time before the bus could leave.

The bus had reportedly already closed the doors and started to drive off, but the man decided to stop it for a few minutes. It is unclear if the man got on the bus later or not. 

 

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The man, whose identity is unknown due to him wearing a hoodie, stands and then proceeds to sit down on the road exactly in front of the bus.

Another bus in front of the blocked bus could also be seen parked, with the driver getting off the vehicle and taking a photo or video of the interaction. 

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ADPD’s Mina Jack Tolu asks Children’s Commissioner to investigate Partit ABBA

ADPD's Mina Jack Tolu asks Children's Commissioner to investigate Partit ABBA
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Mina Jack Tolu, the ADPD International Secretary, has requested that the Commissioner for Children investigate Christian Conservative party ABBA and leader Ivan Grech Mintoff ‘for intimidation and harassment in a children’s space.’

‘In a separate letter I also called on the Children Rights Observatory Malta, publishers of the Children’s Manifesto last year, to rescind the signatures of Julie Zahra and Justin Schembri, as it is clear they have been working against points 46, 64, 65, and 80 in the same manifesto’ wrote Tolu. 

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Tolu stated that they were shocked to be welcomed by a security guard who was stationed at the entrance to the studio where the play was being shown. 

‘After the play and creative workshop I spoke to the team at Spazju Kreattiv, and asked them about the presence of security. They claimed it was necessary due to the presence at prior showings of members of Partit ABBA, who also recorded the play and workshop and asked questions to the children present’ Tolu revealed. 

Tolu said that Partit ABBA and its leader Grech Mintoff revealed on social media that they will be taking legal action against the play Gender Boss. 

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