405 cases pending in Gozo Magistrates Court

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

As of May this year, there were 405 cases pending before the Gozo Magistrates Court.

This information was provided by Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis when asked about this in Parliament by Opposition Justice Speaker Jason Azzopardi.

Azzopardi also asked how long these cases have been pending and before which magistrate they are.

The magistrate holding most pending cases is Magistrate Brigitte Sultana, with 175 cases. Following is Magistrate Monica Vella with 147 pending cases, while Magistrate Simone Grech holds 83 pending cases.

The longest pending cases date back to 1973. These two cases are being led by Magistrate Simone Grech. The oldest pending case being led by Magistrate Monica Vella is from 1984, while that of Magistrate Brigitte Sultana is from 1990.

The majority of pending cases being led by Magistrates Monica Vella and Simone Grech are from 2018, with 23 cases and 13 cases respectively. In the case of Magistrate Brigitte Sultana, there are 74 cases pending from 2019.