Man from Birkirkara arrested for alleged drug trafficking after police observation of Marsa garage

 - Local - Mar 4 SHARE ON:

Police have arrested a 41-year-old man from Birkirkara in connection with alleged drug trafficking.

The arrest was made after a police observation of a garage in Marsa where drug trafficking was suspected to be taking place.

The suspect was seen entering and leaving the garage, and was subsequently apprehended while riding in a vehicle.

Upon searching the suspect and the vehicle, police recovered several sachets containing a substance believed to be cocaine.

Further searches conducted in the garage uncovered more suspected cocaine, a significant quantity of suspected cannabis weed, digital scales, and various other items related to drug trafficking.

The case has been referred to Police Magistrate Dr. Rachel Montebello who has appointed an inquiry.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court at noon today to face charges related to the case.


Tourism Minister and Film Commission CEO visit ‘The Silent Hour’ set

 - Culture - Mar 4 SHARE ON:

Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and CEO of the Malta Film Commission Johann Grech visited the film set of ‘The Silent Hour’.

They had the opportunity to speak with international actors Joel Kinnaman and Mark Strong.

On social media, Johann Grech explained that the Malta Film Commission has a clear plan for a sustainable industry. Grech said that he is committed for more success in the industry.

‘The Silent Hour’ is a film about a hearing impaired police detective who works as an interpreter for the department and must confront a team of corrupt cops trying to eliminate a deaf murder witness in an apartment building.


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Robert Abela meets Malta Eurovision Song winners The Busker at Castille

 - Culture - Mar 4 SHARE ON:

Prime Minister Robert Abela recently met withThe Busker, who recently won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and will represent Malta in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Liverpool in May.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed his admiration for the young artists and their achievements, highlighting the importance of the arts and entertainment industry for Malta’s economy and cultural identity. He also spoke about the opportunities available in the industry and encouraged them to continue pursuing their passion for music and performance.

In addition to meeting with The Busker, the Prime Minister also met with Kyran Bonello, the winner of Malta’s Got Talent. Bonello’s talent and passion for performing impressed the Prime Minister, who wished him well for his future endeavours.

The meetings with these young artists are a testament to the growing importance of the arts and entertainment industry in Malta, 


European Parliament President Roberta Metsola makes second visit to Ukraine since war began

 - International - Mar 4 SHARE ON:

Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, has returned to Ukraine for the second time since the war began. 

During her visit, Metsola met with Ruslan Stefanchuk, the President of Ukraine’s parliament, and promised to strengthen cooperation between Ukraine and the EU’s parliament.

Her visit comes just days after the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and follows an address by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to the European Parliament.

Metsola called on EU countries to send long-range military systems to Kyiv and for Ukraine to be given a pathway to eventual EU membership.

The visit also coincided with a surprise visit by US Attorney General Merrick Garland to the country.


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