Man dies after fight in Marsa / Malta News Briefing – Monday 25 July 2022

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Times of Malta says the police are investigating the deaths of two women after allegedly taking MDMA, a spokesperson has confirmed. 

MaltaToday says motorists have been advised to avoid the Msida area as a massive traffic gridlock had ocurred due to works in the surrounding towns.

Newsbook says a 28-year-old man will be arraigned on Monday afternoon to face charges following a stabbing which led to the death of a man.

TVM says the signs of economic recovery continue to be seen with the arrival of more cruise liner passengers to Malta.

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Wanted Pilatus man allowed to leave the country – NGO: NGO Repubblika claimed that a former operations supervisor from Pilatus Bank was allowed to leave the country despite an arrest warrant for him. The organisation accused the Attorney General and the police of inaction despite the warrant having been issued by a magistrate way back in March 2021. Repubblika’s affidavit was filed together with an application for judicial review of the AG’s decision not to prosecute.

28-year-old arrested after murder in Marsa: A 28-year-old Sudanese man was arrested following the stabbing of a man in Marsa on Sunday. The police said that the victim, who has not yet been identified, was discovered passed out on Triq Patri Feliċjan Bilocca at around 6.30pm. The man was pronounced dead at Mater Dei Hospital later in the evening.

Government urges Ministries to cut back on spending: Government has asked its respective line Ministries to find €200m in budgetary cuts as the national deficit has continued to increase over the past few months. A government spending review was already underway to mitigate the impact of energy subsidies on public finances. Malta was among eight members of the European Union which raised their debt to GDP ratio in the first quarter of this year while most member states decreased it.

Morning Briefing

Man dies after fight in Marsa

A foreign man died after he was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries, allegedly caused by a knife, during a fight in Marsa. The alleged aggressor, also a foreign citizen, has been arrested.

Lifeless body recovered from sea

A man’s lifeless body was taken ashore by the Armed Forces following it being noticed in Qawra. People in the zone informed the police that there was a lifeless body in the area. A Patrol Boat took the lifeless body to HayWharf. Net News reports that investigations are underway to identify the person and also to establish the cause of the death. Talk.mt reports that the person found himself in difficulties during swimming.

No one injured in boat fire off Qawra point

Four people were taken ashore by Malta Red Cross volunteers after the boat they were on caught fire off Qawra Point. The police told Times of Malta the alarm was raised at around noon, and Civil Protection Department officers and the Armed Forces were alerted about the incident.

Covid-19 Update

The health authorities reported 128 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.

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