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WWII war shelter discovered in Sliema Annunciation Square

WWII war shelter discovered in Sliema Annunciation Square
Jun 23 2021 Share

Work on Sliema’s Annunciation Square have unearthed entrances to an air-raid shelter. An inspection team from the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage will decide on how to preserve the shelter. Sliema mayor Anthony Chircop stated that the council was insisting that the shelter will be surveyed to ensure it remains safely intact, along with preservation as part of the country’s heritage.

The council would not however be asking for the subterranean chamber to be opened up for the public. A decision on how to best close it off after certifying its soundness would have to be taken. Another shelter in Dingli Circus is already in the care of the local council, but it is riddled with problems such as flooding.

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The mayor said that what was important was that the shelter was surveyed to determine whether the structure could support whatever happened above it on the ground. Architect Edward Said has also asked for a proper land and archeological survey of the underground structure. He maintains that the entrance should be left accessible rather than closed off, as this would render it forgettable.

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Man arrested for possessing €100,000 worth of cocaine

Man arrested for possessing €100,000 worth of cocaine
Jun 23 2021 Share

The Anti-Drug Squad, assisted by Rapid Intervention Unit officers, arrested a 32-year-old man from Valletta for drug trafficking. After days of surveillance, police stopped a car in Triq Borg, Birkirkara yesterday and engaged in a search of the vehicle. Around 1.8kg of a white substance as well as an unspecified amount of cash was discovered.

The street value of the drug, allegedly cocaine, was deemed to reach up to €100,000. Magistrate Dr Natasha Galea Sciberras LL.D was informed of the case and opened an inquiry. The man is expected to be taken to court today at around 14:15 as the police investigation continues.

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Finance Minister Air Malta’s lease of more expensive aircraft

Finance Minister Air Malta’s lease of more expensive aircraft
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Confirming that Air Malta was leasing the newer Airbus A320neo models, Finance Minister Clyde Caruana strongly defended the decision, insisting that the leasing is the economically sensible option. The new airbus was leased over the A320 models which were far cheaper to lease. The Minister defended the decision in reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi, who maintained that it cost Air Malta over €300,000 monthly to lease the A320neos.

Caruana did not confirm or deny whether the PN MP’s figures were correct, but simply stated that Air Malta was leasing aircrafts at market rates which were being independently verified. Caruana did however maintain that the new aircraft, with NEO standing for new engine option, were more efficient and consumed less fuel. He added that they also produced far less noise than their older counterparts, thus reducing the noise charges paid by Air Malta each time a landing is made.

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Thursday to feel as hot as 40°C in scorching heat wave

Thursday to feel as hot as 40°C in scorching heat wave
Jun 23 2021 Share

The Malta International Airport weather forecast issued an ‘orange warning’ on Tuesday, cautioning that the first official week of summer is expected to reach up to 38°C and feel like 40°C. Times of Malta spoke to a Malta Meteorological Office spokesperson earlier this week, who revealed that while it is not out of the ordinary to experience such scorching temperatures at this time of year, necessary precautions are to be taken by everyone.

UV levels are to reach very high levels as well, with the heatwave set to continue throughout the weekend with highs of 38°C during the day and lows of around 26°C to 27°C. There is also no set end in sight for the heat wave as people gear up for one of the hottest weeks yet.

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