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Malta: Pandemic related benefits to stop

Two of the four benefits to stop immediately. The four social benefits which were introduced by the Government in relation to Covid-19 in our country, will be stopping. This was announced by the Minister for Families Social Solidarity, Michael Falzon, during a news conference. Source: NET News Updated 15:55

Malta: Four infrastructure giants submit bid for Malta-Gozo tunnel project

As the pre-qualification questionnaire concerning the concession project on the Malta-Gozo tunnel was concluded this morning, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, announced that four bids were received for this project. Source: ONE News Updated 15:50

Malta: Woman dies at Xwejni Bay, Gozo

A woman has died of natural causes while swimming at Xwejni bay in Marsalforn, Gozo. A Police spokesperson told that at around 11:20 am were informed that a woman needed assistance as she found herself in difficulty while swimming. Preliminary investigations showed that the woman did not drown but died of natural causes. The Police have not yet established the woman’s identity. Source: Newsbook Updated 15:40

Malta: Europe rights body urges action for migrants stuck off Malta

Europe’s leading human rights organization is calling for immediate action to bring to shore some 400 migrants that the Malta government transferred to chartered pleasure boats at sea. The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, said in a statement Thursday that the situation ‘’is unsustainable and requires immediate action.’’ Source: The Malta Independent Updated 15:45

Malta: Listen – A politician is named in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case

When the compilation of evidence against Yorgen Fenech resumed this week, the man who says he served as the business tycoon's murder middleman brought another high-profile name to prominence: Chris Cardona. Melvin Theuma's testimony in court this week raises the possibility that more than one person sought to have Caruana Galizia murdered. Theuma claimed that Fenech told him that Cardona had given one of the alleged hitmen €350,000, and that the former minister's number was found on a burner phone by police. Cardona has denied the testimony as "nonsense and lies". Source: Times of Malta Updated 15:45

Malta: Retail trade in Malta witnessed largest EU decrease

Malta experienced the largest drop in retail trade across the EU when restrictive measures shut shops last April. The volume of retail trade in Malta decreased by 25.1% in April when compared to March, figures released by Eurostat show. Source: MaltaToday Updated 15:50

Malta: No new cases of Coronavirus in Malta – 14 others have recovered

The Health Ministry has confirmed that there are no new cases today of coronavirus in Malta. It was also announced that another 14 persons have been declared as having recovered from the virus, pushing up to 576 the total number of recovered patients to date. The number of active cases of coronavirus has now gone down to 37. Source: TVM Updated 15:25

Malta: Union launches professional development foundation for teachers

A foundation focused on the professional development of teachers and other educators was launched by the Malta Union of Teachers on Wednesday. The Sagħtar Foundation will strengthen the union’s professional arm while developing and nurturing the profession of teaching, MUT President Marco Bonnici said during a press conference at the MUT headquarters in Ħamrun. Source: Times of Malta Updated 15:35pm  

Malta: Two new cases of Covid-19, eight others recover

Two new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Malta between yesterday and today after 1,113 swab tests had been carried out. Public Health Superintendent Charmaine Gauci stated that between yesterday and today another eight persons have been declared as recovered. Source: TVM Updated 15:40pm

Malta: Thumbs down by Local Councils and NGOs to revised DB Group project

Three local councils and ten NGOs said in a statement that the fresh plans filed by the DB Group about their project in Pembroke do not in any way address the concerns about the huge negative impact on the quality of life and the environment by the proposed project on the ex-ITS site. In their opinion, there have also been no significant changes in the nature of the project and the activity that it will create. Source: Newsbook Updated 15:40pm

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