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The death has been announced of Alfred Sciberras, known to many as a Police officer in the traffic section. PC 1002 Sciberras passed away today, 14 December. Sciberras was loved by many, and children were particularly fond of him as he used to seat them on his motor-cycle. Source: TVM
The Deputy Prime Minister and Labour leadership hopeful said that nobody was above the law, and the police and courts should have all necessary resources at their disposal to do their job. This should be done not only in the Caruana Galizia case, but in any other one, including the oil scandal case and, if needed, even the unsolved murders of Karin Grech and Raymond Caruana, Fearne added. Source: MaltaToday
People in positions of power had committed crimes while under the guise of “being pro-business” and in so doing caused immeasurable damage to Malta’s commercial community, the Malta Chamber has said. The Chamber offered its full support to reforms to restore good governance, accountability and the rule of law to the country and said it would be meeting with president Vella to express concern about the situation and “attempts to delay or obstruct justice, mitigate criminal liability and negate political responsibility” by those directly or indirectly implicated. Source: Times of Malta
Opposition Leader Adrian Delia this morning said that the two contenders for the Labour Party leadership are now speaking differently when compared to what they were saying just two weeks ago. For years, both Chris Fearne, as deputy prime minister, and Robert Abela, as legal adviser, sat side by side with Joseph Muscat and defended all his decisions. Now that the PM will be resigning after his office was linked to the murder of a journalist they are both saying that things could have been done differently. Source: The Malta Independent
Malta’s energy provider Enemalta said that the PM’s former Chief of Staff Keith Schembri was not involved in its wind park project in Montenegro. Malta’s National Audit Office told Newsbook.com.mt that it’s still mulling over whether to investigate the project after it faced corruption allegations. A spokesperson for Enemalta told Newsbook.com.mt that the state-owned company categorically denies that there was any kind of corruption in the project. Source: Newsbook