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Your evening roundup presents the news from Malta as reported by the journalists and reporters from Malta’s news portals.

A 76-year-old man who was involved in a traffic accident in Marsa on Tuesday, died after his condition turned for the worse. TVM says that this marks the second road fatality of the year.

The Times follows the compilation of evidence in court against Jordan Azzopardi, the suspected leader of a drug trafficking network. The court heard that the police found fake banknotes, weapon, and acid tanks at the houses from which Azzopardi operated.

Malta was the only EU country to register a decrease in wage costs in the second half of last year. The Malta Independent says that nominal hourly labour rates fell by 0.5 percent and 0.7 percent in the third and fourth quarter respectively.

The name Metro Malta has been registered with the Intellectual Property Office of the EU. Newsbook reports that the application was submitted by Transport Malta on March 14.

The Nationalist Party is demanding fuel and energy subsidies for the agriculture sector to compensate for the double insularity of the islands. Net News says that foreign farmers are at an advantage when buying diesel at half the price from Sicily.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat inaugurated the Customer Experience Centre at Crane Currency. One News says that the centre is equipped with the latest technology and security systems and will be used to connect the company with its worldwide clients.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat urged for caution in going after any suspected commissioners in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. LovinMalta says the Prime Minister was asked about progress in investigations after media reports five months ago said masterminds have been identified.

The husband of the Equality Minister filed a judicial protest demanding a remedy by the justice system for what he describes as an “an incorrect and surprising” court decision in a libel case. MaltaToday says Patrick Dalli had sued journalist Caroline Muscat over articles about development works on his property.

About two journalists were killed every week during 2018, said the president of the International Federation of Journalists. The Shift News says that the IFJ is leading an international coalition calling for protection of journalists in a letter addressed to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The evening roundup is part of the Be Informed monitoring service provided by Ci Consulta service.