This is your evening news round up from Malta’s news portals.
A lifeless body of a woman was found in the Għar Lapsi area. The scant details of the story carried by Independent.com.mt, Netnews.com.mt, Timesofmalta.comand Maltatoday.com.mt. The corpse was airlifted by Armed Forces helicopter off the reverse osmosis site. The identity of the woman is unknown, but the netnews.com.mt says she is likely a foreigner. The body was spotted out at sea by a man who informed the police.
The Times reports that Magistrate Charmaine Galea is holding a specific inquiry into the 17 Black allegations, after being requested by the police some weeks ago. This was confirmed by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici in parliament on Monday. He was replying to a question by Opposition leader Adrian Delia. He said the inquiry was launched a few weeks ago, before the recent report by Reuters (and Times of Malta) on the ownership of the company. He added that he got to know on Sunday after making contact with the Attorney General who confirmed that a magisterial inquiry exclusively on 17 Black was underway.
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LovinMalta.com quotes Health Minister Chris Fearne who said that self-driving technology needs to be further explored in view of better road safety in Malta. The Minister was addressing a Road Safety Conference marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Tvm.com.mt and One.com.mtreport that a man was handed a five-year jail term after he was found guilty of smashing a beer glass in another man’s face, nearly blinding him in one eye. The case happened in April 2017 at a bar in St Paul’s Bay where the victim worked as a bartender. The aggressor, a 24-year-old Serbian national, will be deported after serving the sentence.
Newsbook.com.mt carries a statement by Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia in reaction to comments he gave to Italian Rai TG3 on Sunday about claims that the masterminds behind the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia have been identified. The Minister said he wanted to clarify that investigations are ongoing and that any arrests will take place with the emergence of concrete evidence.
TheShiftNews.com says that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) renewed its call for an independent inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia following the conflicting reports about the identification of the plotters. The portal quotes RSF that the case demands maximum transparency.