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Minister and Commissioner responsible for police shortages say PN MPs

Minister and Commissioner responsible for police shortages say PN MPs
Jul 20 2022 Share

Addressing a press conference, PN MPs Joe Giglio and Alex Borg stated that Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa and Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri are the ones to be held responsible for any accident which occurs due to the  state of police working conditions. 

PN spokesperson for Home Affairs Joe Giglio said that Malta is facing a reality wherein the police force is lacking new recruits and also losing members due to a lack of motivation. 

He blamed officers being overworked, overstretched and underpaid and said that whilst we often hear about someone leaving the force we scarcely hear about someone joining. 

This comes after the Malta Police Union highlighted the conditions of some police stations in terms of infrastructure, the latest being the St Julian’s station which was described as a horror house. 

On his part, PN spokesperson for Gozo Alex Borg said that the lack of security could be felt in Gozo. He pointed to several incidents which cause tension amongst citizens. A lack of trust is also present, but Borg said that he cannot blame the police for this happening as they are doing their job to the best of their ability. 

He said that everyone has a right to feel safe in their home, and that the Nationalist Party is ready to work with the government to ensure that the problem is tackled as soon as possible. 

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Active Ageing Minister celebrates woman’s 103rd birthday

Active Ageing Minister celebrates woman’s 103rd birthday
Jul 20 2022 Share

Born on the 20th of July 1919, Costanza Magro just turned 103 years old. Living in the San Vincenz De Paul, the woman’s long life was celebrated by loved ones and staff. 

Among them was Minister for Active Ageing Jo Etienne Abela, who visited Costanza at the care home. Gifting her a bouquet of flowers, the Minister wished her well and celebrated her special day.

Happy birthday Costanza!

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Man from morning car chase arrested after running over officer

Man from morning car chase arrested after running over officer
Jul 20 2022 Share

A 34-year-old Valletta resident has been arrested this morning after a vehicle pursuit occurred this morning from Qormi to Paola. 

During the intense encounter, an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle was hit. The man was wanted by the police for a number of criminal offences.

He was spotted driving a Hyundai Lantra at around 0715hrs and immediately attempted to escape by recklessly driving towards the direction of Marsa. 

He caused danger to others in the process, hitting a motorbike in Triq tat-Tromba which was being driven by an off duty officer. The officer, a 25-year-old constable was taken to hospital and later revealed to have suffered slight injuries. 

Members of the Rapid Intervention Unit fired warning shots but the man kept on driving towards Paola via Sir Paul Boffa Avenue. The officers fired shots again, aiming for the tires. 

The man was stopped and arrested at the end of the road. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras is leading an inquiry. 

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IN PHOTOS: Marshmello, French Montana, Shaun Farrugia & more ROCK Isle of MTV 2022

IN PHOTOS: Marshmello, French Montana, Shaun Farrugia & more ROCK Isle of MTV 2022
Jul 20 2022 Share

Isle of MTV Malta made an epic return to the iconic Il-Fosos Square yesterday following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic… and it was incredible.

 

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Locals and foreigners alike headed to Floriana in the thousands to see global artists Marshmello, French Montana, bbno$, Mae Muller and Shaun Farrugia; all of whom performed electrifying sets chock full of confetti, pyrotechnics and special lightning effects.

The festival’s headliners were also joined by local acts Aidan, Gaia Gauci, Maxine Pace, Enya and DJ sets from Debrii, D-Rey, Koroma, Miggy, Supre, Zrinz, Daniel, Ylenia and Jamie from 89.7 Bay and Nate, DJ Patrick and Frank from Vibe FM.

The massive Isle of MTV concert will be followed by a series of club nights and parties which includes Ella Eyre at G7 Fridays and this Sunday’s Café Del Mar Special featuring Joel Corry.

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