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Italian drug trafficker arrested in St. Paul’s Bay

Mar 2 2021 Share

An Italian man, 39, has been arrested in St. Paul’s Bay through a European Arrest Warrant after being investigated in connection with organised drug trafficking in Italy. In the past few days, Central Intelligence and Analysis police were involved in a surveillance operation concerning the individual, which resulted in discovering the man’s stay in Malta.

On March 2nd at around 2:00 a.m, police surrounded and apprehended the individual. The operation was undertaken through a collaboration with Italian police as a simultaneous investigation was undertaken by Carabinieri which resulted in the arrest of 31 people with connections to drug trafficking. The Italian man is to be brought forward in court to face charges tomorrow.

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Maltese film ‘Luzzu’ to feature across American cinemas

Mar 2 2021 Share

Filmed by Alex Camilleri, a Maltese writer, producer and editor born in America, ‘Luzzu’ found incredible success at the Sundance Festival. Recent news has revealed that an American film distributor, Kino Lorber, has acquired the rights to distribute the film across cinemas in North America. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a whopping 100%, with actor Jesmark Scicluna winning a Special Jury Award for his role.

Following the tale of two real fishermen, it depicts the struggles faced by the fishing industry as the modern age looms overhead. The fishermen have no choice but to turn to the black market for sustenance. Malta provided a unique setting as Camilleri wanted to portray the struggle between maintaining tradition and surviving the modern world.

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WATCH: Should Malta go into lockdown? Public expresses concern over increasing COVID-19 case numbers

Mar 2 2021 Share

Today’s COVID-19 update with 336 new cases is the latest in a string of record-breaking case reports as Malta continues to register increasingly high numbers.

Malta has registered 336 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,572 swab tests, while 80 patients have…

Posted by Malta Daily on Tuesday, 2 March 2021

When asked about the situation and what they think should be the way forward, multiple Maltese citizens suggested the idea of a potential lockdown to mitigate the spread of the virus while others proposed further surveillance on the public’s adherence to health protocol.

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Malta Daily Vox: COVID-19

In our very first edition of Malta Daily Vox, we took to the streets of Malta to ask YOU what you make of the current COVID-19 situation. 🤔Take a look and see what we were up to! 👇

Posted by Malta Daily on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

In the most recent update on public health measures, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that restaurants could remain open until midnight while bars and band clubs are to remain close during March.

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Will Smith considers running for president

Mar 2 2021 Share

Famous former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star Will Smith has opened up about the possibility of running for president in the future. Now 52-years-old, Smith has been a staple of Hollywood, appearing in many big roles, but now politics could be his next goal.

When asked, he said laughingly that he’ll give some time for the office to ‘get cleaned up a little’ and then he will consider running. He says he’s a very optimistic and opinionated person and strongly believes in creating understanding between people.

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