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Zoo Owner Challenges €25,000 Fine for Imqabba Tiger Cub Incident

Zoo Owner Challenges €25,000 Fine for Imqabba Tiger Cub Incident
Jan 28 2024 Share

Zoo owner Anton Rea Cutajar is currently disputing a €25,000 fine imposed by the Appeals Court. The fine imposed levied after Cutajar was found guilty of having a tiger cub in a cage on a street in Imqabba. The case has garnered considerable attention, especially after Cutajar addressed the issue in a social media video.

In the video, Cutajar expressed his intention to appeal the fine. He mentioned that they were unaware of breaking any law, as the tiger cub was in the possession of a friend. Cutajar also compared the severity of his punishment to that of more serious crimes, implying that his fine was disproportionately high. He pointed out that his charitable efforts and fundraisers often went unnoticed by the media, contrasting this with the significant attention his current legal situation has attracted.

Cutajar acknowledged that a law was broken, indicating his willingness to accept the consequences. However, he requested a reduction in the fine, considering it to be excessively large. His appeal reflects his view that while accepting responsibility for the infringement, the penalty should be more commensurate with the nature of the offense.

Cutajar’s case continues to be a topic of discussion, particularly regarding the balance between animal welfare laws and the operations of private zoos.

Dior to Open New Spa in Dubai

Dior to Open New Spa in Dubai
Jan 28 2024 Share

Luxury fashion brand Dior, renowned for its impact on the fashion industry, is now making its mark in the world of wellness and relaxation. The brand recently announced the opening of its first spa in Dubai, marking a new chapter in its illustrious history. This 305-square-foot spa will be situated atop The Lana, a Dorchester Collection hotel.

Early glimpses of the spa reveal an environment designed for ultimate relaxation, with interiors crafted by Gilles & Boissier. The space is adorned with soft hues of cream and beige, complemented by accents of blue and white, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and luxury. The interior decor of the spa resonates with the elegance and sophistication synonymous with the Dior brand.

The spa includes five single rooms and a double suite, catering to both individual and couple experiences. The services offered are diverse and tailored to meet various needs. These include facial treatments for both men and women, a muscle release-focused service, and the innovative D-sculpt for body firming. Additionally, the spa offers hydra facials, among other luxurious treatments.

One of the standout features of the spa is the Dior Stone Therapy. This unique treatment incorporates the use of semiprecious stones, cutting-edge micro-abrasion technology, and light LED therapy. This combination offers a unique and rejuvenating spa experience, expected to be a highlight for visitors.

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Two Men Arrested in Separate Drug Cultivation & Trafficking Busts

Two Men Arrested in Separate Drug Cultivation & Trafficking Busts
Jan 28 2024 Share

On Friday, the Malta Police Force arrested two individuals in separate drug-related operations. The first arrest involved a 37-year-old Romanian man, caught with 15 kilograms of a substance suspected to be cocaine, valued at approximately €2 million.

This discovery was made following the police’s tracking of a Volkswagen Touareg, which had arrived from Sicily via catamaran, carrying the suspected cocaine.

In a different operation in Mellieha, a 36-year-old Serbian man was arrested. The police investigation led to a residence used for growing cannabis. Inside, they found a considerable amount of cannabis plants, which, when dried, would weigh around 80 kilograms and were intended for local distribution.

These operations are part of the Malta Police Force’s efforts against drug possession, trafficking, and cultivation. The arrests of these individuals underscore the ongoing challenges and actions taken by the police in addressing drug-related crimes in Malta. Both cases are now proceeding through the legal system.

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Labour with 27,000 Vote Advantage Over PN, Torċa Reports

Jan 28 2024 Share

In a recent report published in the Labour Journal ‘It-Torċa’, statistician Vincent Marmarà presented findings from his latest study, indicating a significant lead for the Labour Party (PL) over the Nationalist Party (PN) in the event of an election.

According to Marmarà’s analysis, if an election were to occur tomorrow, Labour would have an approximate 27,000 vote advantage over PN. The study reveals a 10.8% overall lead for PL compared to PN, with a more pronounced 20.9% gap between the leaders of the two parties.

One of the notable aspects of the study is the projected voter turnout. Marmarà’s report suggests that only 71% of eligible voters would participate in the election, a figure considerably lower than in previous elections. This decline in voter turnout could be a critical factor in the election’s outcome.

The survey, conducted between January 20th and 26th, involved a sample of 1,000 individuals. The data was analysed using the Multiple Imputation Technique, a statistical method that allows for more accurate interpretations by addressing potential biases in survey responses.

These findings offer a snapshot of the current political landscape in Malta, highlighting the Labour Party’s significant lead over its main rival. However, the lower anticipated voter turnout adds an element of unpredictability to the potential election outcome.