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  1. Update 3: No assurance that abducted Maltese man is alive - PM

    The Maltese oil worker abducted in Libya last week is a retired captain of the Armed Forces of Malta. Times of Malta, which revealed the abduction earlier today, can confirm that Martin Galea, originally from Balzan and a resident of Bidnija, was...

  2. Updated: Maltese abducted in Libya 'alive' - reports

    Updated 5pm Martin Galea, the Maltese oil worker abducted in Libya last week is alive according to reports received by the government, which it said, however, could not be independently verified. In a statement this afternoon the government said...

  3. Updated: Major thoroughfares to close for traffic for Sta Venera feast this weekend

    Part of Aldo Moro Road in Marsa, the Marsa/Hamrun bypass in Qormi and the Mriehel bypass will be closed to traffic between 9 and 11pm tomorrow and from 6 to 9pm on Sunday due to the Sta Venera feast celebrations, the police said. Earlier, the...

  4. Students' smart card allowance to be replaced by grant

    Students will start to receive a grant equivalent to their smart card allowance in their bank account abolishing the card system. Addressing a news conference this morning, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo Said that would save some the...

  5. Thief who stole 'to pay for wife's cancer treatment' jailed 7 years

    A man has been jailed for seven years for stealing from petrol stations because of the “crippling costs of cancer treatment” for his wife. Glen Debattista, 54, of Sta Venera, his 22-year-old son Ryan, of Mosta, and Matthew Portelli, 27, of San...

  6. Guido was never on time as he ‘loved life’

    Malta’s former President and deputy leader of the Nationalist Party, Guido de Marco, was yesterday commemorated in a memorial event organised by Ażad to mark the fourth anniversary of his death. Recalling his personal encounters with Prof de...

  7. More Maltese workers arrive from Libya

    A group of 16 Maltese who work in Libya arrived on a relief flight from Mitiga airport in the wake of an escalation of violence in the country. They were joined by workers from other countries, who also chose to leave the country. The flight, on a...

  8. New traffic arrangements for Valletta

    As from Sunday, vehicles entering Valletta from St Mark Street will have the option of turning right towards Hastings or left towards the lower part of Valletta. Unlike the current situation, traffic descending from St Mark Street will be able to...

  9. Italian planned to ship rented car from Malta to Libya

    An Italian man who tried to ship a rented car to Libya has been given a one year jail term suspended for two years. Michael Cuffari, 24, of Naxxar, rented a BMW from Avis (Italy) and came to Malta with it on the Virtú Ferries catamaran last...

  10. Parents of truants to face court

    Parents who repeatedly ignored child truancy fines would no longer be allowed to avoid criminal proceedings, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo told Times of Malta. Mr Bartolo said parents were openly ignoring penalties but did not face the...