Legendary Hibernians FC President Tony Bezzina passes away

 - Local - Mar 15 SHARE ON:
Longest-serving president in Maltese football Tony Bezzina has passed away at the age of 72. The Hibernians FC president spent 43 years at Hibernians, becoming president on the 6th of June 1978, after having been elected to the committee in 1973.
The team had won 21 honours under his leadership, along with winning the Maltese Premier League nine times and FA Trophy another seven times.
Paolites also won Maltese Super Cup three times and Testaferrata Cup, now defunct, twice during Bezzina’s career. Teams from across Malta sent their condolences for the loss as Tony Bezzina’s work in football remains to be historical.
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750 COVID-19 fines issued by police over past week

 - COVID-19 - Mar 15 SHARE ON:

A record of 750 COVID-19 related fines were issued by authorities over the past week. The force posted to FaceBook claiming how the fines were related to various breaches of regulations as various districts and branches issued the fines. The LESA, Malta Tourism Authority, Transport Malta and Environmental Health Directorate fined 789 people for breaches.

A very busy week for the @maltapolice highlighted by a record number of COVID-19 related fines ⚠️- 7️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ fines…

Posted by The Malta Police Force on Monday, 15 March 2021

With public gatherings reduced to four people and non-essential outlets closed down, authorities stepped up enforcement of measures with the new regulations placed. A €100 fine for people not wearing masks remains in force, whilst schools closed down on Monday and sports being banned. A man was also fined €350 last week for falsifying a COVID-19 test.


213 COVID-19 cases registered with 316 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Mar 15 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 213 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,870 swab tests, while 316 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Monday 15th March 2021, 122,366 vaccine doses were administered of which 39,695 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 26,748 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 23,376 have recovered, 354 died and 3,018 are still active.


Police Officers Union files industrial dispute as quarantine leave refused

 - COVID-19 - Mar 15 SHARE ON:

The Police Officers Union within the GWU has issued industrial action directives to its members after leave for quarantine dispute remains unresolved with the government. The union has ordered officers to not wear ties, berets or shave after COVID-19 positive officers were not given quarantine leave. The issue goes back to January as POU claimed officers were not given quarantine leave.

ATTENTION PLEASE 👀▪︎Wara li L-Police Officers' Union(POU fi hdan il GWU) ressqet ilment u ilha għal diversi ġimghat f'…

Posted by Police Officers Union on Sunday, 14 March 2021

The symbolic directives will be put into force tomorrow at 9AM as no resolution seems to be made. PN has criticised the decision to categorise COVID-19 absences from work as sick leaves and not quarantine leave.


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