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  1. Update 3 - Abducted Maltese released - thanks Maltese consul in Libya for saving his life

    Kidnapped Maltese oil worker Martin Galea was released in Libya this afternoon and arrived back in Malta on a special flight this evening. He thanked all those who worked for his release, particularly the Maltese consul to Tripoli who, he said,...

  2. Woman acquitted of having sex with schoolgirl

    A 21-year-old woman who was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old lesbian school girl has been acquitted after both of them withdrew their initial admission and said they had just kissed. The case came to light when the 16-year-old bullied...

  3. Girl, 17, critically injured after being hit by bus

    A 17-year-old girl from San Gwann was critically injured this afternoon when she was hit by a route bus as she crossed Qawra Road, Qawra. The accident happened at about 2.15 p.m. The bus was being driven by a 34-year-old man from Zabbar. A...

  4. Gozo now has its own beer

    An artisanal brewery furnished with state-of-the-art equipment has been launched in Gozo after a €1m investment.   Lord Chambray, as the brewery is called, is located in the Gozitano Agricultural Village in Xewkija. Samuele D’Imperio, managing...

  5. Libyan newspaper says ransom may have been paid for Galea's release

    A Libyan newspaper claimed today that a ransom may have been paid for the release of Maltese oil worker Martin Galea yesterday. The Libya Herald quoted intelligence sources which, however, did not say who paid the money or how much was paid. Prime...

  6. Car overturns in Marsa

    A man was hospitalised this afternoon after the Honda he was driving overturned at the Marsa roundabout near the former match factory. No other car appears to have been involved. The police asked motorists to avoid the area because of traffic...

  7. Abducted man kept in a cell most of time

    Retired army captain Martin Galea was abducted in a Tripoli district controlled by an Islamist group and kept in a cell most of the time, Libyan sources involved in his release have told Times of Malta. There were a couple of instances when it...

  8. Company demanding €1.9m from heirs of director

    The Civil Court has adjusted the terms of warrants of seizure and prohibitory injunction issued against the presumed heirs of late industrialist Adrian Bajada, who are facing a claim for €1.9 million by Multi Packaging Ltd, of which he was a...

  9. Libyans 'close to Malta' involved in Martin Galea's release - PN

    The Nationalist Party this afternoon thanked all those involved in the release of kidnapped Maltese oil worker Martin Galea in Libya yesterday. The PN said it wished to particularly thank consul Marisa Farrugia, who Mr Galea had credited with...

  10. Pest annihilates fig trees across Malta

    Locally grown figs could soon disappear from the market as thousands of trees have been decimated by a pest within a few years. John Gauci, president of the Farmers’ Central Cooperative, told Times of Malta that about 90 per cent of fig trees had...