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Puglia puts Malta on quarantine list as vacationers test positive for Covid-19

The southern Italian region of Puglia has imposed a 14-day quarantine on all those who hail from Malta after a number of holidaymakers tested positive for Covid-19 on their return home.

PN reiterates call for strong socioeconomic vision in the wake of Covid-19

The Nationalist Party argued in favour of a strong socioeconomic vision which would not only help Malta overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic but would also allow it to go beyond in as it held a meeting with the Malta Chamber on Tuesday.

Dar tal-Providenza receives €560,000 through government scheme

The government is providing over €560,000 to the Dar tal-Providenza through its Operational Assistance Scheme, funding which will help make up for the drying up of donations to the Siġġiewi residential facility in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Watch: ‘Maltese falcon’ shot at Għarb

A juvenile specimen of the Mediterranean subspecies of the Peregrine Falcon – which is also known as the Maltese Falcon – has been shot and injured in Għarb on Monday, BirdLife Malta reported.

Malta holiday leads to Covid-19 cluster in Sicilian town

A Sicilian town is reporting a new cluster of Covid-19 cases; and a group of young friends who went on holiday in Malta appear to blame.

Inquiry launched after man denied bail is released from prison

Shadow justice minister Jason Azzopardi is calling for an urgent inquiry to be held after it was revealed that a man who should have been in protective custody has been allowed out of prison for close to a month.

AD/PD call for public inquiry into organised crime

Alternattiva Demokratika and Partit Demokratiku are insisting on a public inquiry into organised crime, questioning whether the apparent impunity it enjoyed was the result of infiltration of Malta’s two largest political parties.
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Watch: Dr Tanya Melillo speaks about the second wave of the pandemic

Newsbook.com.mt will be joining Dr Tanya Melillo, Consultant on Public Health every week to give updates on the current situation and advise on the best ways to fight the Pandemic.

France extradites 35-year-old accused of defrauding Maltese jeweller

France has extradited a 35-year-old man to Malta over his alleged involvement in the defrauding of a Maltese jeweller out of €75,000 seven years ago.

July air temperature peaks on last day of the month

Following a cooler-than-average Jun, the Maltese islands experienced air temperatures that were higher than expected during the month of July, according to data published by the Malta International Airport.

PA extends buffer zone to protect spatial context of Villa Barbaro

The built villa was originally scheduled by the Planning Authority back in 1996 for its historical, architectural and aesthetic value. In 2009, the scheduled area was enlarged to include the gardens and a buffer zone.
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Watch: PM says COVID-19 situation is not alarming

The Prime Minister justified his reply by stating that presently there are no coronavirus cases which are life threatening and that as a country we must adapt to live with the virus around us until a vaccine is made available.

Majority of complaints received by disability commission relate to accessibility

The report provides an overview of all the complaints received by the Commission for the Rights of Persons with a Disability between October 2017 and October 2018.

Government needs to re-direct economy, clearly – economist

Economist Dr Philip Von Brockdorff is of the opinion that government needs to give a clear direction so that people feel safe and the economy can remain on even keel.

Equality or Inequality? Discrimination or equity?

Chris Vella is Coordinator of Drachma LGBTI, Co-Chair of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, and lecturer at the University of Malta Junior College.

Sarah Chouhal lowers 400m hurdles U20 national record

Anyone who expected a quiet afternoon at the Matthew Micallef St John Athletics track yesterday, on the occasion of the final MAAA Challenge, was happily mistaken.

White swan at San Anton Gardens passes away

One of the San Anton Garden swans which was in a bad shape a few weeks ago but seemed to be making progress, has passed away.

29 new COVID-19 cases

Malta registered 29 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Malta’s Got Talent jury and presenter announced

Preparations for the first edition of Malta’s Got Talent programme, which will be broadcast on TVM from October, continue with the announcement of the jury members and the presenter.

Emirates Skywards introduces over 1,500 new ways to earn Miles

Emirates Skywards has introduced a thousand new ways to earn Miles while shopping online with popular UK and US brands.

Karting: Gianluca Dingli competes in first official race for 2020

Maltese Karting Driver Gianluca Dingli has competed in the first official race for 2020.

IFS Malta holds AGM and announces new committee for 2020-2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all meetings are being held by Zoom video conference as the institute continues to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Leading the visually-impaired to independence, through art

Maria, Epifanio and Steven are part of the Visual Non-Visual Network, and together they do various art projects to raise awareness about the need for more inclusion in society.

Good governance is key for economic growth, says PM Abela

The meeting will be held at The Malta Chamber of Commerce building in Valletta and not at Castille.

Malta Book Fund 2020 results announced

The National Book Council has announced that the adjudication board of the Malta Book Fund 2020-21 has decided and agreed on the winning submissions.

First 25 professionals awarded a conservator-restorer warrant

This warrant is being issued for the first time by the Board of Warrants of Restorers-Conservators

Ten pin bowling: OkMalta.com increase lead to 6 points over team Total

OKMalta.com continue to dominate the local ten pin bowling scene

Experience the transformative power of HSBCnet

HSBC Malta’s sustained updating of its digital platforms, virtual services and online tools are helping its business customers adapt to change and maintain visibility and enhanced control over their finances.

James Galea Jr. wins 6th stage of MSSF trap tournament

James Galea Jr. was the overall winner of the sixth stage of the trap tournament that was organised at the Bidnija Shooting Ranges.

Italy considering tests for visitors from Malta and Croatia

Similar tests are expected to be introduced to visitors from Spain and Greece.

Another nesting turtle at Għadira Bay

This is the fourth reliably confirmed loggerhead turtle nest this year.
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Watch: Mindset and its effect in a post-COVID situation – Robyn Pratt

Every Tuesday, Newsbook.com.mt is bringing you interviews with inspiring professional women, conducted by BPW Valletta Malta President Mariella Camilleri.

GO reports healthy financial position in first six months

First company to live stream its AGM proceedings.

Travel should be conditional on certificate to control COVID-19 spread – CSN

While daily testing should continue to increase, there should be more measures to limit the spread, including the rule and its enforcement to prevent groups of larger than 8 from getting together, thus limiting the possibility of clusters, the Civil Society Network suggested.
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“History suggests cinema will adapt and bounce back” – Carinzia Camilleri, Eden Cinemas General Manager

One of the driving features that has kept cinema alive throughout all these years, is its ability to mould itself and adapt to the times.
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Watch: ‘We should not let differences divide us’

We sat down with Rawia Ben Khayal and spoke about her experiences and life here in Malta.

EU Health Agency warns about the risks of ‘true resurgence’ of coronavirus

Ten countries had 14-day incidence of reported cases greater than 20 per 100 000 population In Malta the increase of cases was 30%.

Trump escorted to safety after shooting outside White House

Following the incident, the White House was placed on lockdown. The suspect was eventually shot by the police officers.

34 fined for not wearing face masks

Five people have been slapped with €3,000 fine for breaching the recently-published restrictions on mass events.

Youths accused of Saviour Gaffarena’s murder to face trial

In a decree delivered by Magistrate Nadine Lia, the court declared that there is sufficient evidence for the two 18-year-olds of Ħal Kirkop to be indicted.

FIAU issues €500K in fines for anti-money laundering obligations failure

In its report for the period between January and July published on Monday, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) said that these failures were identified during onsite examinations and amounted to a total of €568,373 in administrative penalties.

Newsbook committed to spreading awareness with #WEARAMASK challenge

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Beacon Media Group is launching the #WEARAMASK challenge.

Pathologists warn that coronavirus pandemic is spiralling out of control

In a statement on Monday, the college noted that Malta went from being the 'poster child' of European success to the pandemic to being on the quarantine list of an increasing number of countries.
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Watch: 2 arraigned over Marsalforn assault

The footage shows a man kicked by a group of four to five men. The 'brutal attack' was ordered by a local, according to the source.

Ivan Bartolo also willing to give up his seat to Grech

Earlier on Monday, PN MP Hermann Schiavone also confirmed that he would be willing to give up his seat for Grech if the party asked him to do so.

PN election: Adrian Delia and Bernard Grech only candidates for leadership race

Incumbent leader Adrian Delia and lawyer Bernard Grech were the only candidates to express interest in the Partit Nazzjonalista leadership race when the deadline for submissions closed on Monday afternoon.
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Church set to lose €8 million due to coronavirus pandemic

During an interview on Newsbook Hour aired on 103FM - Malta's Heart, Pace Ross explained that the financial report needs to be contextualised and one needs to take into account the global pandemic and its impact on the Church's operations and financial situation.

Caravans – Transport Malta mum on enforcement

Newsbook.com.mt has reached out to the Planning Authority, Transport and the local councils of Mellieħa and St Paul's Bay over the caravans occupying space in Qawra and Mistra Bay.

8 Franciscan Novices in Assisi test positive for coronavirus

It is also being reported that the novices had arrived from France, Malta and Croatia.

Hospice Malta to benefit from €1 million in funding

In a statement issued by the Ministry, it was explained that with the funding allocated Hospice Malta can continue providing psychological support towards family members of terminally ill patients. It can also continue investing in its employees to provide professional assistance.