UPDATED: 80 Year Old Involved In Swieqi Garage Explosion Dies

Man At Risk Of Dying After Swieqi Gas Explosion
Jun 23 2024 Share

Today, at around 0700hrs, police were informed that their assistance was needed in a garage in Triq Qantar, Swieqi.

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations showed that an 80 year old man resident of Swieqi suffered injuries due to an explosion likely caused by a gas leakage.


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The victim was given preliminary medical aid and taken to Mater Dei Hospital, where he was confined to have suffered serious injuries.

Civil Protection Department members were also on site to assist in the situation. An inquiry has been opened and police are still investigating.

Footage sent to MaltaDaily from the site of the incident also confirms the presence of authorities as they address the situation.


The Malta Police Force reported today, Thursday 27th June 2024, that the man has unfortunately passed away. Condolences to his loved ones.


Malta In 2nd Place At Athletics Championships In Gibraltar

Malta In 2nd Place At Athletics Championships In Gibraltar
Jun 23 2024 Share

Malta achieved a remarkable second place in the fifth edition of the Championships of the Small States of Europe, trailing only winners Cyprus and outperforming 15 other European nations in Gibraltar.

Competing against both GSSE-level nations and larger countries like Georgia, North Macedonia, and Armenia, Maltese athletes secured a total of 14 medals: five gold, six silver, and three bronze.

Gina McNamara earned the first gold medal in the women’s 1500m with a Championship record time of 4:45.43. She also won silver in the 5k and bronze in the 800m. In the women’s 200m, Charlotte Wingfield and Carla Scicluna took the top two spots, with Wingfield edging out Scicluna. Jared Micallef won gold in the 800m, finishing in 1:52.87.

Malta’s relay teams also excelled, with the women’s team (Claire Azzopardi, Charlotte Wingfield, Carla Scicluna, and Janet Richard) and the men’s team (Graham Pellegrini, Omar El Aida Chaffey, Matthew Galea Soler, and Beppe Grillo) both winning gold.

Other silver medalists included Luke Micallef (3000m steeplechase), Beppe Grillo (100m), Janet Richard (400m), and Rachela Pace (long jump). Bronze medals were won by Carla Scicluna (100m) and Graham Pellegrini (400m).

With a total of 115 points, Malta finished just seven points behind Cyprus, marking their best-ever performance in this Championship. The team was accompanied by Technical Director Mario Bonello and supported by SportMalta and the Maltese Olympic Committee.


Malta Civil Protection Controls Fire at Wied Fulija, Zurrieq

Malta Civil Protection Controls Fire at Wied Fulija, Zurrieq
Jun 22 2024 Share

At around 11pm last night, Malta’s Civil Protection Department was called to respond to a fire that had broken out at Wied Fulija, Zurrieq. The situation was brought under control, thanks to the CPD’s prompt intervention.

Minister for Environment, Energy, and Regeneration of the Grand Harbour, Miriam Dalli, provided an update of the situation on Facebook, expressing her gratitude for the immediate assistance from the authorities. She noted that it is still too early for officials to determine the cause of the fire, but reassured the public that the situation is now stable.

In her post, Dalli also thanked the enforcement authorities for their quick response and support, explaining that WasteServ will be undertaking immediate efforts to rehabilitate the affected area to mitigate any environmental impact and restore the site.

Meanwhile, Minister for Home Affairs, Security, and Employment Byron Camilleri took to Instagram to highlight the Civil Protection Department’s efforts on Friday, who also controlled the massive shipyard blaze seen suffocating Malta’s skies yesterday afternoon.


Malta National Aquarium Wins Prestigious European Business Award for Environmental Initiative

Jun 22 2024 Share

The Malta National Aquarium has proudly received the prestigious European Business Winner award for its exceptional initiative during the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2023. This accolade follows the aquarium’s recognition by WasteServ as the top action in the Business category for the same campaign, highlighting its dedication to environmental sustainability.

The winning project, “Ocean Guardians: Unpacking the Ocean’s Message on Packaging,” was chosen from over 14,000 entries across Europe. It aimed to educate the public on the detrimental impact of packaging on our oceans, fostering greater awareness and commitment to reducing waste. The initiative highlighted the importance of addressing packaging waste, a critical issue in today’s environmental landscape.

Representatives from the Malta National Aquarium attended the award ceremony in Marseille on June 18, 2024, where they were honored for their innovative and impactful contribution to waste prevention. The EWWR, Europe’s largest waste reduction campaign, brings together a diverse group of participants, including citizens, businesses, and NGOs, to promote sustainable waste management practices.

The Malta National Aquarium extends its gratitude to its dedicated team and the community for their support. This award is a testament to the collective effort towards achieving a more sustainable future.


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