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Rangers Urge Investigation After Golden Bay Explosion, Fire

Jul 1 2024 Share

The Malta Ranger Unit took to social media to report an instance of alleged arson and an explosion in Golden Bay, which likely took place through the use of a homemade bottle bomb.

‘Our Rangers were on site swiftly and secured certain items which indicates that a homemade “bottle bomb” seemingly caused the explosion seen in this video’, they reported.

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Today our Rangers were alerted that a fire was about to happen at #GoldenBay Malta. They rushed on site and alerted #Firefighters about the situation. On site items were found that indicated #arson – all handed over to Police. #OngoingCase #beach #environment #Rangers #maltatiktok #fyp #crime #natura2000

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‘We urge the Authorities and ERA – Environment & Resources Authority to investigate this matter throughout by obtaining the CCTV present in the area. The offenders started a fire in a Natura2000 area with a packed beach below.’

‘We were told by people at the beach that some other people filmed the offenders. Please come forward and send any footage you may have of these two individuals to the Malta Police.’

‘They ran off at 17:09 hrs on Saturday near the old Gaia Foundation building, nowadays Ambjent Malta. One person wearing white T-shirt and the other one dressed in black.’

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Malta’s Men & Women’s Basketball Teams Both Bag Silver

Malta's Men & Women's Basketball Teams Both Bag Silver
Jul 1 2024 Share

Malta’s national basketball teams secured silver medals after losing their respective finals in the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. Despite the defeats, both teams demonstrated promising performances.

In Kosovo, the women’s team faced Norway, the pre-tournament favourites, in the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries 2024 final.

Malta initially led, winning the first quarter 19-17 and extending their lead to 29-24 by halftime, thanks to Josephina Diaby’s efforts. However, Norway’s strong third quarter, with a 22-10 score, shifted the game’s momentum, leading to a 61-54 victory.

Amber Melgoza scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Malta, while Steffi De Martino added 12 points. Aurora Sorbye led Norway with 14 points.

In the men’s tournament, Malta faced hosts Andorra in a closely contested final in La Vella. After a tight first half, Malta led 39-35 at halftime, with significant contributions from David Bugeja.

The game remained close, with the lead changing multiple times in the final quarter. Andorra managed to pull ahead with two three-pointers, securing an 84-79 win. Bugeja scored 22 points for Malta, while Michael Sjoberg had 10 rebounds. Andorra’s Bruno Bartolome was the top scorer with 24 points.

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Over 60 Persons Arrested For Living In Malta Irregularly

Over 60 Persons Arrested For Living In Malta Irregularly
Jul 1 2024 Share

In the past few days, including the weekend, enforcement around immigration saw the arrest of around 60 persons found working and/or living irregularly in the country.

The persons were all taken to the detention centre as preparations were made to return the persons to their country of origin or a country in which they have permission to reside.

For some of the arrests, police were assisted by officials from the Detention Services.

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Fire Breaks Out At Preluna Hotel: Guests Evacuated

Fire Breaks Out At Preluna Hotel: Guests Evacuated
Jul 1 2024 Share

A fire broke out at the Preluna Hotel on Monday, prompting the precautionary evacuation of several guests.

Times of Malta reported that, according to police, the blaze was reported on the hotel’s third floor, though the extent of the damage remains unknown. Witnesses noted that the fire occurred at the back of the hotel, where construction work was underway. The alarm was raised around 9:30 a.m.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Police have advised motorists to avoid the area, as Tower Road is currently closed to traffic.

A guest from the Netherlands visiting Malta with her family told ToM that they were on the eighth floor when the fire broke out.

“The lift wasn’t working, so we used the stairs,” she said. Emergency services quickly responded to the scene and managed to bring the fire under control.

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