fbpx

“Our fight is not over”; Activists call for justice & resignations at Castille Square

"Our fight is not over"; Activists call for justice & resignations at Castille Square
Jul 29 2021 Share

Multiple civil society and activist groups such as Repubblika, Occupy Justice and Moviment Graffitti, amongst others, took to Castille square this evening to protest following Daphne Caruana Galizia’s public inquiry report calling for the state to shoulder responsibility after enabling a culture of impunity.

Posted by Repubblika on Thursday, 29 July 2021

“Our fight is not over. Today’s conclusions signal another chapter in our struggle for justice”, writer & activist Manuel Delia stated as he joined his fellow activists in a call for justice under The Auberge de Castille.

Repubblika President Robert Aquilina stated that the NGO will be insisting that all ministers, officials and persons of trust bear responsibility for the report’s conclusions and laid down several demands following the report’s publication, including an apology and compensation to the Caruana Galizia Family.

Robert from Moviment Graffitti addressing tonight's protest.

Posted by Moviment Graffitti on Thursday, 29 July 2021

Calls have also been made to expel former prime minister Joseph Muscat from the Labour Party Structure as they continue their struggle for justice.

#MaltaDaily

Abela offers compensation to Caruana Galizia family; Muscat reacts

robert abela joseph muscat daphne caruana galizia
Jul 29 2021 Share

Following the publishing of the public inquiry report revolving around the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Robert Abela addressed a press conference where he publicly apologised for the state’s shortcomings and indirect contribution to the assassination of the journalist.

Robert Abela Daphne Caruana Galizia

During the conference, Abela invited the Caruana Galizia family to a meeting and mentioned the possibility, if required, of compensation as part of the reconciliation process.

Watch more:

🎥 LIVE | Il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela jindirizza Konferenza tal-Aħbarijiet

🎥 LIVE | Il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela jindirizza Konferenza tal-Aħbarijiet

Posted by MaltaGov on Thursday, 29 July 2021

The inquiry report highlighted that the State should shoulder responsibility for Caruana Galizia’s murder due to the cultivation of a culture of impunity from the highest echelons of power in Castille, also recommending that the state takes steps into regulating the links between politics and big business.

In a Facebook post reacting to the inquiry report published on Thursday, former prime minister Joseph Muscat highlighted his reservations on the public inquiry, highlighting the statement that “the state had no knowledge beforehand, or involvement in the assassination”.

Muscat also highlighted that the report ‘unequivocally declares’ that Muscat was in no way implicated in the murder.

L-INKJESTA DWAR IL-QTIL TA’ DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA(English version follows)Din li ġejja hija r-reazzjoni inizjali…

Posted by Joseph Muscat on Thursday, 29 July 2021

 

 

In an exclusive interview, Bernard Grech reacted to Prime Minister Robert Abela’s apology for the state’s shortcomings in light of Daphne Caruana’s assassination and the subsequent public inquiry report.

Bernard Grech reacts to Prime Minister Robert Abela's apology for the state's shortcomings in light of Daphne Caruana's assassination

EXCLUSIVE: "The Prime Minister, evidently, has yet to understand the severity of the situation." Bernard Grech reacts to Prime Minister Robert Abela's apology for the state's shortcomings in light of Daphne Caruana's assassination and the subsequent public inquiry report.Read more: https://maltadaily.mt/abela-offers-compensation-to-caruana-galizia-family-muscat-reacts/#MaltaDaily

Posted by Malta Daily on Thursday, 29 July 2021

#MaltaDaily

Fewer births in first quarter of 2021 compared to last year

Fewer births in first quarter of 2021 compared to last year
Jul 29 2021 Share

While many would assume that the partial lockdown imposed in Malta last year would have contributed to somewhat of a baby boom, little to no impact was made on Malta’s birth rate compared to the previous year.

As a matter of fact, the Health Ministry shared that there were 91 less births in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020, with the monthly average being partially less than the past five years’ average. Malta went into partial lockdown in March of 2020 with the country’s imposed COVID-19 mitigation measures starting to be lifted towards the beginning of summer.

Despite predictions of an anticipated ‘baby boom’ due to lockdown, multiple countries registered declines in births with examples of which being in the United States, France and Italy amongst others.

Malta registered an average birth rate of 365 babies per month during the first quarter of 2021, with 403 births in January 2020, compared to the 349 births in 2021.

#MaltaDaily

Vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 approved in Israel

Vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 approved in Israel
Jul 29 2021 Share

Israel’s Ministry for Health has just approved the vaccination children between the ages of 5 and 11 to receive a vaccination if they are “at significant risk of serious illness or death” from COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the ministry told AFP that such an authorisation is of special nature and vaccinations will be studied and given on a case-to-case basis, with the ministry issuing a list of medical problems which advise vaccination on Tuesday.

Special cases include children with brain heart or lung problems, severe immunosuppression, sickle cell anaemia, pulmonary hypertension and severe obesity and will receive a dose of 0.1 millilitres of Pfizer/BioNTech which accounts for one third of a regular vaccine.

The country’s initial vaccine rollout was highly regarded as one of the world’s fastest rollouts, delivering double doses to over 55% of the population.

#MaltaDaily

Malta daily Facebook 970x90