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Over 13,000 speeding tickets issued in Coast Road area

Over 13,000 speeding tickets issued in Coast Road area
Jun 28 2022 Share

Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri has revealed that a total of 13,015 speeding tickets were issued in the Coast Road area between June 2021 and May 2022.

PN MP Claudette Buttigieg posed a number of questions to Camilleri with regards to the speed cameras in the area, asking which speed cameras were installed recently, how many speeding contraventions were issued and how many in total were installed.

Camilleri highlighted that there are a total of five speed cameras along the Coast Road, three in the northbound and two in the southbound, with the northbound one installed near Splash and Fun waterpark and towards the Torri tal-Għallis  in June 2021. The two southbound cameras were installed in May 2022, with cameras near the Salini Resort and Torri tal-Għallis and another towards the Magħtab area.

A total of 2,004 contraventions were issued in May 2022, with the Salini – St. Paul’s Bay to Pembroke camera issuing 274 contraventions and the Magħtab – St. Paul’s Bay to Pembroke camera issuing 1,107 contraventions.

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Malta’s election cost €8.5 million; including €1.9 million in flights

Malta's election cost €8.5 million; including €1.9 million in flights
Jun 28 2022 Share

An election report moved in parliament on Monday revealed that the Electoral Commission spent €6.6 million on the March general election and another €1.9 million on subsidies on flights for overseas voters.

1,952 voters benefitted from subsidies on flight tickets provided by Air Malta, with the low cost flights amounting to €90. 53% of voters came from London, 23% from Brussels and the other 24% where dispersed amongst countries where Air Malta operates.

The bulk of the expenses came from the remuneration of personnel hired for election-related purposes, with assistant electoral commissioners and election staff costing €1.5 million while temporary services such as disciplinary forces cost €1.9 million.

Electoral Offices employee recruitment cost €192,000 while utilities and maintenance amounted to a total of €896,000.

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Metsola says Malta’s Parliament has power to change after Cutajar ‘Fejn Kont?’ comment

Metsola says Malta's Parliament has power to change after Cutajar 'Fejn Kont?' comment
Jun 28 2022 Share

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has issued a reply to Labour Party MP Rosianne Cutajar after the latter criticised Metsola for addressing the Roe v Wade decision & not the Andrea Prudente case which took place locally.

After Metsola tweeted her solidarity with US woman following the Roe v Wade ruling, Cutajar asked where she was a day earlier when “an American woman risked dying in Malta because our laws are so restrictive that they don’t even allow abortion for medical purposes…”

Cutajar’s calls of hypocrisy prompted a reply from the EP President, who stated that while she does not wish to enter any sort of back and forth with Ms. Cutajar, would point out that it is the Maltese Parliament which she sits in and the Party which governs and she forms part of that has the legislative power to change.

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) was a U.S. Supreme Court decision by which the Court ruled the the United States Constitution generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court voted to strike down the decision, with the Supreme Court stating that “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

In Malta, Andrea Prudente and partner Jay Weeldreyer have decided to sue the Maltese government after being denied their request for termination of a non-viable pregnancy, having to be airlifted to Spain.

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Four men fined €33,000 after filming sexual activity with 16-year-old girl in garage

Four men fined €33,000 after filming sexual activity with 16-year-old girl in garage
Jun 28 2022 Share

The Court of Appeal has ordered four men to pay around €33,000 in damages to a 32-year-old woman after causing psychological trauma when filming her in a sexual relationship with one of the men in a Luqa garage.

The woman had filed a civil case against the man calling for compensation for the trauma suffered, with the sexual act distributed via DVD in DVD shops and even sent anonymously to the victim’s mother.

The Court of Appeal ruled that the two other men were equally responsible for the footage’s traumatic effects on the woman, with a court-appointed group of experts establishing that the case caused a 6% permanent disability, as opposed to the originally established 30%.

The ruling stated that all men involved caused trauma without denial of connection between their actions and the victim’s suffering. Thus, they were ordered to pay €32,656 in compensation for the victim’s personal damage.

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