20 Aug, 2021 In News

Weekly News Roundup (14 – 20 August 2021)

Tuesday 17 August 2021


Prisoner dies in hospital eight days after suicide attempt


Colin Galea died at Mater Dei on Tuesday, his heartbroken brother confirmed in a Facebook post. The 30-year-old had been in intensive care since he was found unconscious in his cell at Corradino Correctional Facility just after 5pm on 8 August.


Wednesday 18 August 2021


Attorney General files bill of indictment against Yorgen Fenech in Caruana Galizia murder case


Deputy Attorney General Philip Galea Farrugia revealed that the Bill of Indictment had been filed during a sitting due to hear submissions on Fenech’s latest request for bail. Prosecutors are requesting a life sentence.

Thursday 19 August 2021


Malta police seize 136 kilos of drugs worth 2.5 million euros in major Burmarrad raid


Four people have been arrested in connection with the find. Beyond a large amount of cannabis found inside a van stuffed with olive tins, a small amount of cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines were also found, as well as an undisclosed amount of money and a gun.

Police Scene

Thursday 19 August 2021


Malta has been removed from the EU’s red travel list and promoted to orange


Malta’s rate of new cases per 100,000 stands at 182.87 and the death rate per 100,000 is 15.55. Despite having a low case rate, in comparison to other EU countries, our death rate ranks at sixth place.