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Valletta protestors demand accountability for femicide & systemic failures in Malta

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On Friday, multiple activists and groups gathered in Valletta calling for accountability and responsibility in light of Malta’s femicide situation after 40-year-old Bernice Cassar was murdered by her estranged husband in Paola.

“Why, Maltese state, have you let another woman die? Why, Maltese courts, have you let another women die? Why, police corps, have you left another woman. Another friend. Another sister. Another daughter. Another mother, die? It could have been your mother, sister, daughter or friend. It could have been you.”

These were the words of Moviment Graffitti’s Angele Deguara, as she joined fellow activists and protestors in the streets of Malta’s Capital City to call for an immediate address and resolution to the situation in Malta.

Activists donned multiple signs and placards including ‘Għejjejna u Xbajna’ (We’re tired and fed up), ‘Min se jwieġeb għal dawn il-femiċidji?’ (Who will answer for these femicides?), ‘We have failed Bernice’, and ‘Police, blood on your hands’ amongst others.

A statement published by the local NGO stated that Moviment Graffitti will keep on asking, working and struggling to change the situation as soon as possible.

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Valletta lit up for festive season as part of ‘Christmas in the Capital’

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Valletta lit up for festive season as part of 'Christmas in the Capital'

The streets of Malta’s capital city of Valletta have been illuminated with decorative Christmas lights as part of the seasonal campaign ‘Christmas in the Capital’.

Organised by the Valletta Cultural Agency, a number of events will be held each week in the build-up to Christmas and the New Year, featuring a number of local acts including singers, dancers, children’s choirs and more.

The first event was set to feature local band SterjoTipi at Great Siege Square, but has been tentatively postponed 1st December due to the current weather conditions.

Have you been to Valletta yet?

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Leonard Camilleri identified as man who died in Kirkop fireworks factory explosion

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Leonard Camilleri identified as man who died in Kirkop fireworks factory explosion

An elderly man has died after a fireworks factory in Kirkop exploded earlier today while three others have been injured.

In a number of Facebook posts following the explosion, it was revealed that Leonard Camilleri, a previous factory licencee, fell victim to the explosion. Officials from the Civil Protection Department and Malta Police Force, together with a medical team, convened on site to investigate, with Camilleri initially being unaccounted for before he was later found.

“With great sadness, the St. Joseph Musical Society is announcing the loss of our beloved Leonard Camilleri, ex-licensee of the St. Joseph Fireworks Factor Kirkop”, a post by the group read.

Camilleri had recently made a return to producing fireworks after he had retired from his hobby a few years back.

Inclusion Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli took to Facebook to send her condolences, writing “we were praying that no one got hurt in the St. Joseph fireworks factory explosion in Kirkop. Unfortunately, the elderly man was found dead. Our thoughts are with the volunteers and civil works who are leading this delicate operation in this stormy weather.”

RIP Leonard.

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Watch: Huge floods in Imsida as public advised to remain home

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Watch: Huge floods in Imsida as public advised to remain home

Drivers in Malta were met with quite a precarious situation on Saturday morning after having to drive through a flooded Imsida main road.

 

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A video, taken by Skyline webcams, shows a number of cars, taxis and even a food delivery motorcycle attempting to traverse through the difficult conditions.

Earlier today, local weather page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’ reported that today’s conditions signify the most severe kind of storm, with multiple warnings advised to the public to remain home.

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