Knife-Wielding Woman Commits Robbery at Marsascala Store

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A search is currently under way for a woman who committed an armed robbery with a knife in Marsascala on Saturday afternoon.

The video shows the individual aggressively entering the grocery store armed with a knife, threatening the staff and requesting a bag to put the money in.


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The woman is also heard speaking profanely and threatening the individual taking the video of her robbery.

The Police’s preliminary investigations have revealed that the woman entered the establishment, asked for the money and fled the scene with the cash.

An investigation is currently under way.


Race-Winning Horse Tests Positive for Cocaine, Ketamine, Meth & Other Substances

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A racehorse has tested positive for cocaine, stanozolol, ketamine, methamphetamine and other substances after being test following a race victory last month.

Multiple substances were found in six-year-old Halina Jibay’s system after the mare outran nine other horses at the Marsa racecourse on October 1st, a laboratory test has revealed.

The mare’s owner was issued a €350 fine – the lowest possible fine –  and suspended from racing for two years.

The Times of Malta have confirmed that the test, carried out by the Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques found the drugs, including the synthetic steroid (sanozolol), the tranquiliser (ketamine) and the stimulating drug (methamphetamine in its system, with cocaine use being one of the most serious Malta Racing Club rule breaches.

The owner had until today to present counter-findings, with the issue being reported to the police if none are presented.


26-Year-Old Sustains Serious Injuries After Coast Road Incident on Saturday

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A 26-year-old man from Gudja sustained a number of injuries on Saturday after losing control of his motorcycle at the Coast Road.

The police were informed of the incident at around 4:30PM, with preliminary investigations revealing that the Gudja resident lost control of his BMW motorcycle.

After being attended to by a medical team and taken to Mater Dei hospital, it was revealed that the man sustained serious injuries.

An investigation is currently underway.


Housing & Therapeutic Services For Local Prisoners & Their Families

Housing & Therapeutic Services For Local Prisoners & Their Families
Nov 11 2023 Share

With 25 years of expertise in family intervention for prisoners and their families, Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl (MDD) has established itself as a leading authority in the field. Building on their prior research initiative titled “Locked Out, Families of the Incarcerated,” MDD is taking a significant step forward by integrating supportive housing and therapeutic services for prisoners and their families.


The primary objective is to create a domestic environment that is not only welcoming but also child-friendly, aiming to promote integration and simulate real-life scenarios. This initiative aligns with MDD’s commitment to upholding the respect and dignity of prisoners, extending support to both prisoners’ families and ex-prisoners as they navigate the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

In collaboration with IFT Malta, MDD envisions a therapeutic centre that will provide professional counselling, support, and information to both families and incarcerated individuals. The partnership between the Housing Authority and Fondazzjoni Mid-Dlam Ghad-Dawl, formalised in 2019, culminated in the successful transformation of the Birgu residence into a therapeutic facility, a project awarded to Openworks Studio through a design competition.

During a press conference themed “Malta Ġusta,” Ministers Byron Camilleri and Roderick Galdes emphasised the government’s commitment to social policies in action. Minister Camilleri, responsible for Homes Affairs, Security, Reforms, and Equality, expressed the significance of the newly inaugurated halfway house, stating that it serves as a testament to the government’s social policy. This initiative, realised through an agreement with the Dlam għad-Dawl Foundation, involves a team of professionals, including social, medical, and sporting experts, working together to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals serving sentences.

Minister Galdes, overseeing Social and Affordable Housing, emphasised that the opening of this residence sends a powerful message about the comprehensive nature of accommodation, extending beyond the physical structure. He hinted at the possibility of more residences embracing this concept, with plans to open around five other specialised accommodations, repurposing empty properties in villages and towns.

George Busuttil, the Chairperson of Dlam għad-Dawl, introduced “Dar Bla Ħitan” as a continuation of their previous project, “Locked Out.” Through this initiative, over 100 families of prisoners have received free family therapy, leading to successful family reunions. The launch of this therapeutic residence signifies a significant stride forward in MDD’s ongoing efforts to support prisoners and their families on their journey to rehabilitation and reintegration.


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