UPDATE – Man dies after fight in Marsa / Malta News Briefing – Sunday 24 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.

News Update

Man dies after fight in Marsa

A foreign man was died after he was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries, allegedly caused by a knife, during a fight in Marsa. Police are investigating the case One News reports.

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.

Politicals Polls

Bernard Grech’s trust rating has reached a new record low at 21.4%, according to MaltaToday’s July survey. The Nationalist Party leader lost 2.2 points over his trust rating in May when the last survey was held. Back in May, Grech’s rating was the lowest he had ever reached since first becoming leader of the PN, almost two years ago. But two months later his fortune has continued to decline despite a renewed mandate from PN councillors to run the party. Robert Abela also saw his trust rating slip by 0.9 points but the Prime Minister remains popular with a significant rating of 50.4%. The trust gap between the leaders has climbed to 29 points, the highest it has ever been since September 2020, when Grech first became PN leader.

Children need to see parents pray

Addressing parents who may be worried that their children are not praying, Archbishop Charles Scicluna asked them a simple question: do the children actually see their own parents pray? The Archbishop was celebrating mass on Sunday morning at the Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa within the Archbishop’s Curia, held an open weekend. Addressing parents who may be worried that their children are not praying, Archbishop Charles Scicluna asked them a simple question: do the children actually see their own parents pray? The Archbishop was celebrating mass on Sunday morning at the Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa within the Archbishop’s Curia, which is holding an open weekend. Newsbook

Morning Briefing

No bail for Jordan Azzopardi

Alleged drug lord Jordan Azzopardi has been denied bail after being accused of trafficking 130g of cocaine which he disposed during a police car chase on Friday. He was already out on bail when he was arrest in Madliena last Friday after a car chase. In a Saturday arraignment before Magistrate Lara Lanfranco, Inspector Alfredo Mangion said that on Friday police received information that Azzopardi was involved in drug trafficking activity. Azzopardi pleaded not guilty to the charges and the defence did not request bail at this stage. (Maltatoday)

One in ten PN Councillors vote in Deputy Leader early election

Just over 10 per cent of Nationalist Party councilors have utilised the early voting opportunity to express their consent or otherwise to the sole choice for party leadership, Alex Perici Calascione. Early voting is open on Saturday and Monday, July 25 for councilors who will not be able to cast their vote on the actual day of the election, Saturday July 30. (Times of Malta)

Uproar forces change in timing of Sannat horseracing event

The timing of the Sannat horse racing event, to be held in connection with the feast in the locality, has been changed to a later time after public uproar. The event, which traditionally takes place in honour of St Margaret, would go ahead at 1.30pm. Following public pressure, including by Animal rights Commissioner Alison Bezzina, the event, which is sponsored by the Gozo Ministry, has now been re-timed to start at 4pm. (The Malta Independent)

Covid-19 Update

Active cases have gone down to 4,030 on Saturday after 106 new cases were reported together with 469 recoveries. Two people with Covid-19 have died overnight, bringing the number of deaths linked to the pandemic in Malta to 785. (Newsbook)ħ

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