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Touching tribute for police dog Rex as he passes away

Touching tribute for police dog Rex as he passes away
May 3 2023 Share

Officer Stephen Ellul announced the sad passing of service dog Rex, a canine who contributed to various malta police force missions throughout his life.

Ellul reminisced on the various memories he has with the dog and thanked him for the loyal service he offered the force. 

‘I thank the family of Lucia Guirey who adopted you for these past two years and, I know, made sure that you enjoyed your remaining days after leaving the force!’

‘Fly high Rex! Until we meet again!’

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Strong wind warning issued by Malta MET Office

Strong wind warning issued by Malta MET Office
May 3 2023 Share

A yellow wind warning has been issued by the Malta International Airport’s Meteorological Office, informing the public that the west to northwest wind will be strong over exposed areas across the island. 

The wind is expected to reach Forces 5 to 6, but is expected to drop later on today to Forces 4 and 3 after sunset. 

The chance of rain today is 65%, with the sea around the islands expected to be stronger than usual in the areas where the wind hits directly. 

Temperatures are expected to feel like 21 and 22 degrees celsius for these three days, with sunny weather expected for Friday 5th May. 

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Malta drops to 84th place in World Press Freedom Index

Malta drops to 84th place in World Press Freedom Index
May 3 2023 Share

According to the newly released World Press Freedom index for 2023, published by Reporters Without Borders, Malta dropped to 84th place, placing in a ‘problematic situation’. 

Malta is currently between Chile and Guinea, with the Mediterranean island registering a 59.76 Global Score. 

In 2022, Malta was in 78th place, having improved from 81st place. However, this year saw the trend dropping lower to 84. 

The report outlines how journalists in the country ‘have to cope with a highly polarised environment under the strong influence of political parties. In 2021, a public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was concluded, listing a comprehensive set of reforms the government has been reluctant to implement.’ 

Meanwhile, countries like Norway, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden enjoy ranks of 1st to 4th place respectively. 

On the other side of the coin, North Korea registered the worst ranking at 180th place. This was followed by China, Vietnam and Iran at 179, 178 and 177 respectively.

What do you make of this?

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PN MP calls out lack of response over Jean Paul Sofia tragedy

PN MP calls out lack of response over Jean Paul Sofia tragedy
May 3 2023 Share

PN MP Jerome Caruana Cilia took to social media to highlight how 5 long months of sorrow have passed since the death of Jean Paul Sofia in a Corradino building. 

And yet, no response has been issued over who is responsible and what actions will be taken. The tragedy that took Sofia’s life occurred on the 3rd of December 2022, leading to Robert Abela’s government to open a magisterial inquiry despite calls for a public inquiry. 

Caruana Cilia wrote in a caption attached to a photo wherein he stands alongside Isabelle Bonnici, Sofia’s mother, in front of the Worker’s Memorial in Imsida; 

‘Isabelle, we will not abandon you in this work towards the truth and justice. We continue this walk with you towards justice.’

‘We insist on the government in the name of this family, but also in the name of the Maltese and Gozitan public, that a public inquiry is opened’ said the politician. 

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