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Maltàs win against Israel dedicated to Mangia

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Following the win of the Maltese national football team against Israel in Ta ‘Qali last night, the Italian coach Davide Mazzotta said that “the Maltese players have dedicated this victory to Mister Mangia”. Hours before the friendly match between Malta and Israel which Malta won 2-1, the Malta Football Association announced that coach Devis Mangia had been temporarily suspended as head coach of the national teams following a report received on a alleged violation of its policies. According to the local media, Mangia was called to respond to allegations of “sexual harassment” against a player of the Maltese national team. According to the Maltese Federation, Mangia has declared his willingness to cooperate during the investigation to establish the facts. In the absence of Mangia, Mazzotta said that the Maltese players have had an excellent game and that in recent years the Maltese national team has made great progress and there are also young players who now have the experience of playing similar international matches. However, Mazzotta also stated that he does not know what will happen in the next few hours. He took the opportunity to thank the President and Secretary General of the Maltese Football Federation and all the staff for their collaboration. The Executive Board of the Malta Football Association is expected to meet later today to discuss the latest developments.
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Malta’s national football team head coach suspended

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Malta Football Association has announced that it has suspended temporarily the national teams head coach, the italian Devis Mangia, following a report the association has received on an alleged breach of its policies. Mangia is the former Italy Under 21 coach.
In an official statement, the Malta Football Association did not divulge the details on the allegations. However, the association added that the Italian coach gave all his assurances to cooperate during the undergoing investigations to establish the facts.
“The Malta FA communicates that Devis Mangia has been relieved temporarily of his duties as Head Coach of the National Teams following a report it received about an alleged breach of its policies,” the statement said. The shocking annoucement came on the day the Maltese national team is scheduled to play against Israel in Malta. Davide Mazzotta, the assistant coach, will be in charge of the Maltese national team. Mangia has been Malta’s national team coach for almost three years and his contract ends in December 2023.

Last Sunday the Maltese Football Association received a report on the alleged sexual misconduct against a player of the Maltese national team. The police in Malta are investigating a recorded footage they received that alleges Mangia’s sexual harassment against one of the national team football player. Meanwhile, the executive of the Malta Football Federation will meet tomorrow to discuss the latest shocking and scandalous developments.

Married in 2019, Mangia was already accused of intimate relationships with footballers when he coached the University of Craiova in Romania. The allegations were made by another former manager, Victor Pițurcă, who claimed that Mangia had made sexual advances to footballer Răzvan Popa when he coached the team between 2017 and 2019. Club owner Mihai Rotaru had stated at that time that Mangia had been fired but agreed to leave the club following discussions between the two sides. But similar stories fetched in 2016, when Mangia left the football team of Ascoli when the coach claimed to have health problems.
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Maltàs national football team head coach suspended

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Malta Football Association has announced that it has suspended temporarily the national teams head coach, the italian Devis Mangia, following a report the association has received on an alleged breach of its policies. Mangia is the former Italy Under 21 coach.
In an official statement, the Malta Football Association did not divulge the details on the allegations. However, the association added that the Italian coach gave all his assurances to cooperate during the undergoing investigations to establish the facts.
“The Malta FA communicates that Devis Mangia has been relieved temporarily of his duties as Head Coach of the National Teams following a report it received about an alleged breach of its policies,” the statement said. The shocking annoucement came on the day the Maltese national team is scheduled to play against Israel in Malta. Davide Mazzotta, the assistant coach, will be in charge of the Maltese national team. Mangia has been Maltàs national team coach for almost three years and his contract ends in December 2023.
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Malta,American woman requests compensation after she was denied abortion

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – An American woman has filed a Constitutional case against the Maltese health authorties following the decision taken against her last June following her request for an abortion. She was 16 weeks pregnant at the time.
The woman, 38 years old, is insisting that the international laws were breached in her regards by the Maltese health authorities. While she was on a holiday in Malta with her husband, she was admitted to hospital after she was suffering from heavy bleeding. According to medical records, her placenta was becoming detached but the heart of the foetus was still beating and she was refused to terminate the pregnancy although she was about to miscarry.
The woman is stating that Maltese authorites had breached the European Convention of Human Rights and is requesting compensation from the Maltese government. While declaring the pregnancy was planned, the way it developed, her health had been endangered. Prudente is also arguing that the lack of adequate care meant a longer duration to receive the necessary treatment which she described as “inhuman and degrading treatment”.
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Malta observes a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta observed a national day of mouring in respect to Queen Elizabeth II as her majesty is laid to rest. National flags on all government buildings and public areas have been flying at half-mast throughout the day. A gun salute was fired across the Grand Harbour by the Armed Forces of Malta. Queen Elizabeth died on September 8, aged 96 marking the end of a 70 year long reign in the British history. The President of Malta George Vella attended the state funeral service. Malta was also represented by Judge Joseph Galea, honorary president of the George Cross Island Association, as one of the only three collective recipients of the George Cross, awarded for military gallantry. As a princess, Queen Elizabeth II lived for two years in Malta while her husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh was serving with the Royal Navy in Malta. The house where the queen lived in Guardamangia will undergo restoration works. King Charles III is well-informed about this restoration project, and according to the President of Malta, this project will be a sign of respect to the Queen’s memory. Her majesty was also Queen of Malta for ten years; from 1964 until Malta became a republic in December 1984. In London, the President of Malta George Vella paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall, where her coffin was lying in state. He also signed the condolences book at Lancaster House. President Vella said that King Charles III knows Malta very well and added that even Prince Edward, the youngest of the Queen’s children said that when the Royal Family mentions Malta it considers the island “as family”.
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Commercial flights between Malta and Libya resume

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Commercial flights between Malta and Libya resumed after years of suspension due to the political instability and the civil war caused by the revolution in Libya that lasted from 2014 to 2020.
The commercial flights between the two neighbouring countries resumed with a flight to Misurata following the inauguration of the new terminal. The first flight was operated by two aviation entities based in Libya, MedSky Airlines, a Libyan company and the other Maltese, Malta MedAir.
The duration of each flight is one hour and two flights a week are scheduled, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon.
The Executive Head of Malta MedAir, Paul Bugeja said Misurata is one of the safest and secure airports, and the city is a destination in central Libya. There are new developments and various plans to connect Malta and Misurata while the long-term plan is to consider the use of other airports in Libya. There is a new terminal in Misurata and together with Medsky there is collaboration on aviation aspects including security. He added that although this was a first flight there seems to be a good demand.
The Executive Head of Malta Med Air said that this positive development is a result of months of collaboration between the Maltese and Libyan Authorities. “It is expected that this will create more employment and services opportunities in the aviation and other sectors.”
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Malta, Abela announces free gender reassignment surgeries

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela announced that the government will soon start offering free gender reassignment surgery for trans people in Malta.
He added that the Maltese government is committed to carry out further reforms for the LGBTIQ+ community following the recent lifting of a ban on gay men donating blood.
While declaring the next step will be free gender reassignment surgeries, Prime Minister Robert Abela, added that “they will be placed on the national health service, which means the state will finance the procedure”.
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Malta remembers the memory of Queen Elizabeth II

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Maltàs Prime Minister Robert Abela and President George Vella have joined international leaders in expressing grief at Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
In a tweet, Robert Abela expressed his condolences to the Royal Family and recalled the special connection the Queen had with Malta. “Malta joins the rest of the world in mourning the death of HM The Queen Elizabeth II. As monarch and Head of the Commonwealth, she was loved by all.” He also reminded the brief period the Queen had spent living in Malta. “We will always remember her fondly, especially living here as a young princess,” Abela said.
The President of Malta George Vella tweeted: “On behalf of the government and people of Malta I salute the memory of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty leaves a strong legacy within the Commonwealth. We will all cherish her special bond with Malta.”
Malta and Gozo were memorable by Queen Elizabeth and she always considered the time spent between 1949 and 1951 as among the happiest years of her life where she could live a relatively a normal life. Of the 100 countries she visited during her reign, she said publicly that Malta was one of her favourite countries.
Throughout her reign, Elizabeth visited Malta and Gozo several times in 1954, 1967, 1992, 2005 and 2007 when together with Prince Philip, the couple also celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Malta. The Queen’s last visit overseas was in Malta when in November 2015 as the Head of the Commonwealth countries, when the CHOGM was held in Malta. She wanted the last country she visited to be a country which held a special place in her heart.
She is also the only Queen of Malta, having served as Maltàs head of state between its independence in 1964 and the adoption of a republican constitution in 1974.

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Malta lifts restrictions against blood donation by gay men

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Gay men in Malta will no longer find the doors closed to them when they seek to donate blood. The policy change came after the acquisition of advanced blood testing equipment. This development was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne. Thus, Malta has lifted the restrictions on sexually-active gay men which were in force since the 1980s in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela declared that these new and fairer protocols will eliminate discrimination against LGBTIQ+ persons. The Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) said that the government’s decision is as another step forward and toward full equality while urged gay men to donate blood. The change in policy was announced as Malta is celebrating the Pride Week. This means that as from today anyone who has had the same sexual partner for more than 4 months can donate blood, irrespective of their gender or that of their partner. The National Blood Transfusion Service had enforced a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had ever had sex with other men. Subsequently, a one-year deferral period was introduced: blood donations could be made by those who had not been sexually active for at least 12 months. Minister Fearne explained that the new equipment will analyse the blood thoroughly.
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Migration, NGO accusing AFM of letting a human tragedy to happen

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Armed Forces of Malta are being accused by the international NGO Alarm Phone for turning a blind eye and letting a group of around 80 migrants on board in serious difficulties in Maltàs search and rescue area.
Alarm Phone confirmed that two merchants ship; the Nordic Hamburg vessel ‘Brucè and another vessel ‘Sibì registered in Pakistan waited on site indicated to them by the Maltàs Rescue Coordination Centre but subsequently continued with their respective voyage without providing assistance following orders received by the Armed Forces of Malta.
Alarm Phone added that the migrants in distress informed the NGO that they could see two big ships, but none offered any assistance.
“Before we lost contact 6h ago, they also said that they probably couldn’t make it through the night,” the NGO added ominously on Thursday morning. “We are extremely worried and wonder if the Armed Forces of Malta just let a tragedy unfold before their eyes,” Alarm Phone asked in a Tweet. “Why tell ships to divert course and merely stand-by watching while people are suffering?”

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