Legal amendments allowing pregnancy termination to tabled next week / Malta News Briefing – Wednesday 16 November 2022

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The Times of Malta says that legislative amendments will be tabled in parliament next week, allowing doctors to terminate a pregnancy when the mother’s life or health are at serious risk. The reform was described as being “pro-life” (in favour of life), by Health Minister Chris Fearne.  

Maltatoday reports that according to a court expert, the man who died after Bugibba bar assault was severely intoxicated.

The Independent says that roads agency Infrastructure Malta has refused a Freedom of Information request filed by independent candidate Arnold Cassola to obtain copies of documents such as tenders, direct orders, and agreements related to the Marsa junction project.

TVM reports that Prime Minister Robert Abela has condemned the case of aggression carried out in October by two Transport Malta officials on a man who was lying on the ground.

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TM official filmed punching motorist is Ian Borg’s canvasser

One of the transport Malta officials filmed punching a motorist on the ground is a political canvasser for Foreign Minister Ian Borg. The Times of Malta has revealed that Rene Antonelli was the man caught on camera punching the motorist in the head, while the other official carrying out the assault has been outed as Ivan Cassar. The two officials have been suspended from their jobs.

Italian suffers grievous injuries after Mrieħel incident

A 43-year-old Italian national suffered grievious injuries after a collision on Mrieħel bypass on Tuesday evening. According to police reports, the St Venera resident was driving his car along the bypass in Ħal Qormi when he was involved in a crash with a car being driven by a 21-year-old man from Ħad-Dingli.The incident happened at around 6.30pm.

Keep life at centre of decisions – Bishop Galea Curmi

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi urged fresh graduates to keep life from conception to its natural death at the center of their decisions in their profession. Whilst presiding over mass for university graduates, Galea Curmi urged them to ground their decisions whilst fulfilling their duties and expressing their creativity in pro-life values.

Morning Briefing

Court hears on alleged abuse at national orchestra
A woman told a court that national orchestra CEO Sigmund Mifsud rebuffed her attempts to speak out on alleged abuse, and was told she was “exaggerating” and that it was “her perspective”. She recounted how a colleague would slap her backside, massage her neck, pull her top and send her sexually-loaded text messages. The young woman said her ordeal started one week into her new job at the orchestra. Sigmund Mifsud was granted bail at the end of a session. (Times of Malta)

TM officials suspended after viral video of beating, Minister evades parliamentary questioning
Two Transport Malta officials have been suspended pending an investigation into a video showing two officials beating up a man in Marsa. Transport Minister Aaron Farrugia condemned the behaviour and said he was informed that the officials in question have been suspended pending an internal investigation at Transport Malta. Meanwhile, a parliamentary sitting had to be temporarily suspended as PN MPs vented their anger at Farrugia’s absence from the House. (Maltatoday)

Salesgirl ordered to repay EUR50k to pharmacy owner
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a judgement delivered by the First Hall of the Civil Court against a salesgirl who was found guilty of theft and was ordered to pay €50,000 to the owner of a pharmacy in Hamrun. Five years ago, the woman, Fiona Bondin had been found guilty of stealing a number of items and money from the cash register in 2008 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison suspended for 3 years. She had also been ordered to refund Sciberras the sum of €5,000. (TVM News)

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