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  • Mishap during AFM training exercise

    Mishap during AFM training exercise

    A soldier was slightly injured in an AFM training exercise at Safi Barracks earlier today. Footage uploaded on youtube shows an exercise by the anti-riot squad, with a soldier having suffered burns as he handled a fire-bomb (Molotov...

  • MP calls for review of law to tackle marriage separation problems

    MP calls for review of law to tackle marriage separation problems

    Labour MP Deborah Schembri this evening highlighted points of the Family Law which need to be changed to make life easier for separated couples and, especially, for their children. Speaking in Parliament on the adjournment, Dr Schembri said the...

  • Media is 'reinforcing sexual stereotypes' - poorly attended committee meeting told

    Media is 'reinforcing sexual stereotypes' - poorly attended committee meeting told

    The media in Malta is reinforcing sexual stereotypes and is not helping in proliferating correct sexual behaviour and information, the Social affairs Committee of the House of Representatives heard today as it continued its discussion aimed at...

  • PM: Retirement age, national insurance contribution will not be raised

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening said his government will not increase the retirement age or the national insurance contribution. He was visiting the Gharghur Labour Party club as part of the electoral campaign for the upcoming local...

  • Prison population

    The prison population as of the end of January was 582, Home Minister Carmelo Abela told Nationalist MP Carm Mifsud Bonnici in reply to a parliamentary question. The prison population was 615 at the end of 2013.

  • No evidence of drug-taking in school

    Investigations made by the education authorities have found no evidence of drug-taking at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo told Claudette Buttigieg (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question. He confirmed...

  • Gzira bus lane will be round the clock

    The new bus lane at Gzira seafront will apply round the clock, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Marthese Portelli (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question this evening.

  • Government criticised for not doing enough to warn about poor flu vaccine

    Government criticised for not doing enough to warn about poor flu vaccine

    The government was criticised in Parliament this evening for not having done enough to warn people that the flu vaccine made available this year was not as effective as in the past. The shadow minister for health, Claudette Buttigieg, said that...

  • Busuttil adopts a book for restoration

    Busuttil adopts a book for restoration

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil toured the notarial archives today and 'adopted' a book which is awaiting restoration. During his tour he praised the volunteer staff for their dedication . Dr Busuttil was shown around by Joan Abela,  President of...

  • EU starts work on comprehensive policy on migration

    EU starts work on comprehensive policy on migration

    The European Commission today launched its work on a comprehensive European Agenda on Migration. The College of Commissioners held a first orientation debate on key actions to step up the EU's efforts to implement the existing tools and...

  • Government helping Maltese companies in Libya find new markets in Africa

    Government helping Maltese companies in Libya find new markets in Africa

    The government is helping Maltese businesses in Libya find new markets in Libya, Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona said today. Speaking at the launch of the North African Business Council, Dr Cardona underlined the government's efforts to...

  • Saint James Hospital sold

    Saint James Hospital sold

    Saint James Hospital in Sliema has been sold to American investors, informed sources said. The deal was negotiated by hospital owner Josie Muscat and also involves the trade name. The Zabbar facility is not part of the deal and is to be renamed.

  • European Commission's migration agenda aimed to strengthen Europe's asylum system

    European Commission's migration agenda aimed to strengthen Europe's asylum system

    A new migration agenda with an improved governance to strengthen Europe’s asylum system and set a sound course on legal migration, act more vigorously against irregular migration and ensure more secure borders is to be presented by the European...

  • MCESD sees no need for meeting on UHM complaint

    MCESD sees no need for meeting on UHM complaint

    Updated - The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) said this evening that  it could not hold a meeting specifically about ministers asking union representatives to keep their mobile phones outside the room, since this was not...

  • Jailed for conspiracy to traffic cocaine

    Jailed for conspiracy to traffic cocaine

    A man was today jailed for nine years and fined €23,500 after pleading guilty to conspiring to traffic almost one kilogram of cocaine in February 2007.  Darren Aquilina, 30, from Ta' Xbiex, pleaded guilty instead of facing a trial by jury to...

  • Women in legal profession still encounter glass ceiling - judge

    Women in legal profession still encounter glass ceiling - judge

    Women in the legal profession in Malta still encounter a glass ceiling, according to a female judge. “Despite a conscious effort in the last few years to appoint more women to the judiciary, the percentage is still too low. I would hope that as...

  • UHM fails to obtain injunction over bus drivers' recognition

    UHM fails to obtain injunction over bus drivers' recognition

    A court has thrown out a request filed by the Union Haddiema Maghqudin to stop Malta Public Transport (Operations) Limited from negotiating a new collective agreement for drivers after it failed to convince the court on its need.  Mr Justice...

  • Updated - Drop in autumn hunting illegalities - Parliamentary Secretariat

    Updated - Drop in autumn hunting illegalities - Parliamentary Secretariat

    Hunting illegalities in the last autumn season decreased by a third compared to 2013, according to Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. During the last five-month autumn season, which ended in January, the authorities uncovered 106 offences...

  • Political drama '13 Hours' to be partly shot in Malta next month

    Political drama '13 Hours' to be partly shot in Malta next month

    The political drama 13 Hours, the Benghazi movie that Michael Bay is directing for Paramount, is being shot in Malta and Morocco in the beginning of next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff's...

  • Compensation over 23-year court case

    Compensation over 23-year court case

    Two men who faced criminal proceedings over the possession of a cheque belonging to a third party have been awarded €700 each in compensation after a Constitutional Court found that their right to a fair hearing within a reasonable timeframe had...