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  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From C215's stunning street art to an anti-bullying play, via protesting Kurds, pumpkins and birds, Times of Malta presents a selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by its team of...

  • No evidence of funds abuse at racing club

    No evidence of funds abuse at racing club

    Doubts on misappropriation of funds related to pony races were “justified” but no evidence of abuse was found, an inquiry into the operations of the Marsa Racing Club has concluded. The report stated that the club created an environment where...

  • ‘Passengers not hostages – the door was just faulty’

    ‘Passengers not hostages – the door was just faulty’

    The bus driver who allegedly held passengers “hostage” did not purposely lock the vehicle’s door but was in fact unable to open it due to a fault he had reported earlier in the day, according to the transport authorities. Transport Malta and Malta...

  • Girl killed by infection refused to see doctor

    Girl killed by infection refused to see doctor

    The 18-year-old Polish girl who died from blood poisoning following an untreated bowel infection did not want to call a doctor to treat what she thought was a normal stomach bug, Times of Malta has learnt. This was confirmed by forensic sources...

  • Battery failure in protective system a factor in nationwide blackout

    Battery failure in protective system a factor in nationwide blackout

    A cable fault that triggered the nationwide electricity blackout in August escalated after the battery that powered protective systems at a distribution centre failed. An Enemalta inquiry into the power cut found that different levels of...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that a battery failure in a distribution centre was a factor in a nationwide blackout. The Malta Independent says objections made in 2012 on the building...

  • Ivan Falzon appointed Mater Dei CEO

    Ivan Falzon appointed Mater Dei CEO

    Ivan Falzon has been appointed chief executive of Mater Dei Hospital. He will replace Joe Caruana who has been in the post for the past three-and-a-half years. The government had asked Mr Caruana to extend his services by six months following the...

  • Refurbished AFM Air Wing hangar inaugurated

    Refurbished AFM Air Wing hangar inaugurated

    The refurbished and upgraded Hangar 3 (ex-RAF Hangar) and supporting facilities at the AFM Air Wing has been inaugurated. Commander Jeffrey Curmi said more than €2 million were invested in the project to bring the Air Wing facilities to a standard...

  • Investigation ordered into allegations of police bribery in case of Leisure Clothing

    Investigation ordered into allegations of police bribery in case of Leisure Clothing

    An investigation has been ordered into allegations that a police officer was bribed in the case of Leisure Clothing. Earlier this week the police arrested the director of the Chinese-owned clothing firm as part of an investigation into...

  • Police agreement undermines 'independence, integrity and autonomy' of the Force - MPA

    Police agreement undermines 'independence, integrity and autonomy' of the Force - MPA

    An agreement signed recently placing the highest positions in the police force under temporary performance agreements undermined the Force, its independence, integrity and autonomy, the Malta Police Association said. It said in a statement that...

  • GRTU warns government not to increase excise on diesel

    It was not acceptable for the government to continue increasing excise on diesel when Maltese enterprises were paying around 30c more for every litre of oil, the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU, said today. It said in a statement...

  • Msida/Pieta roadworks continuing at night

    Msida/Pieta roadworks continuing at night

    Road works on the Pieta Bus Priority Project are, when possible, also continuing at night, Transport Malta said. It said in a statement these works had progressed significantly and were now entering a particularly sensitive stage. TM said that in...

  • Birdlife activist charged with trespassing on 'public land'

    Birdlife activist charged with trespassing on 'public land'

    A Birdlife activist was today charged with trespassing on "hunting reserves" which were only accessible to hunters during the open season.  Lino Farrugia, the chief executive officer of the hunters' federation (FKNK) told Magistrate Charmaine...

  • Police identify suspected Mellieha thieves

    Police identify suspected Mellieha thieves

    A number of people suspected of stealing from Mellieha have been identified and may be arraigned in the coming days. In a brief statement, the police noted that a 40-year-old man (Jason Scerri from Balzan) was jailed yesterday after admitting he...

  • Former drug addict jailed for aggravated possession of heroin in 2011

    Former drug addict jailed for aggravated possession of heroin in 2011

    A former drug addict caught with drugs in 2011 was this morning jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of possession of heroin denoting it was not for his personal use. Jonathan Bonello, 34, from Attard, was caught with the drugs on Boxing...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - October 31

    Editor's choice of your photos - October 31

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Lawyer's absence caused accused to assault magistrate

    Lawyer's absence caused accused to assault magistrate

    A man had to be held by at least six policemen as he tried to assault and threaten to kill a magistrate in a courtroom earlier this month, the court heard today. Police Inspector Kevin Pulis told Magistrate Audrey Demicoli how on October 2, he and...

  • Malta should get stronger Budget following EU's conditional clearance - Nationalist Party

    The Nationalist Party today welcomed the EU’s conditional clearance to Malta’s 2015 Budget. This decision, in parallel with the government’s repeated assurances on Malta’s strong economic performance and financial stability, should put the...

  • MOAS mission ends today

    MOAS mission ends today

    Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) helped save close to 3,000 lives in the Mediterranean during its 60-day mission which ends today. It will now embark on a fund-raising campaign in hope of relaunching the operation next year. The station...

  • Film industry's 89-year legacy showcased

    Film industry's 89-year legacy showcased

    The Malta Film Commission has produced a new showreel showcasing the 89-year legacy of the Maltese film industry. Following on from a highly successful 2014, with productions such as 'By the Sea', 'Clavius' and 'The Dovekeepers' shooting on the...