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  • ‘Mind your own business - the secret to living to be 100’

    ‘Mind your own business - the secret to living to be 100’

    Carmena Vella boarded a plane for the first time in her life when she was aged 90, an adventure that she repeated when she turned 95. On her 100th birthday, she tells Sarah Carabott that she would not mind giving it another go. The formula for...

  • Six anxious years end in acquittal over fireworks

    Six anxious years end in acquittal over fireworks

    Relief flooded over Mark Agius’s face as the Appeals Court yesterday cleared him of illegally storing fireworks in the Naxxar Peace Band Club, finally ending six years of anxiety and sleepless nights. Still looking dazed as he attempted to digest...

  • "A huge insult to people's intelligence": Simon Busuttil

    "A huge insult to people's intelligence": Simon Busuttil

    20:28 Updated with PL reaction Today’s reshuffle confirmed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was being “blackmailed”, Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil has said. “As of today, Joseph Muscat is personally involved. He is an accomplice of Konrad Mizzi’s...

  • New Menqa wall for Marsalforn fishermen

    New Menqa wall for Marsalforn fishermen

    A €700,000 project to improve Marsalforn's Menqa for local fishermen was inaugurated this afternoon.  The project involved the rebuilding of the Menqa wall to better shelter fishing boats, the reconstruction of a slipway, the conservation of...

  • Reshuffle reactions from the Twittersphere

    Reshuffle reactions from the Twittersphere

    Malta's Twittersphere caught ablaze within minutes of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announcing a Cabinet reshuffle today, with reactions swinging wildly from adulation to ridicule.  Opposition leader Simon Busuttil was first off the mark, calling...

  • Son-in-law of government consultant to keep ODZ permit

    Son-in-law of government consultant to keep ODZ permit

    The Planning Authority voted this afternoon against revoking the permit issued to the son-in-law of a government consultant for development on agricultural land in Siġġiewi. It concluded there had been no fraud in the evidence submitted to justify...

  • Customs department gets a new director-general

    Customs department gets a new director-general

    Joseph Chetcuti has been appointed the new Director General of Customs, within the Ministry for Finance, with effect from 1st April 2016. Prior to this new post, Mr Chetcuti held the position of Director of Excise, with Excise Directorate revenue...

  • Be wary of Global InterGold, says MFSA

    Be wary of Global InterGold, says MFSA

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has warned the general public to be very wary of any products offered by Global InterGold. A website in the company's name is advertising access to an investment scheme which invests in gold bullion.  But the...

  • Reshuffle: Konrad Mizzi still in Cabinet, Schembri to stay put

    Reshuffle: Konrad Mizzi still in Cabinet, Schembri to stay put

    17:38 Updated with Marlene Farrugia's reaction  Konrad Mizzi has lost both his energy and health portfolios but will stay on as a minister without portfolio following a Cabinet reshuffle announced this afternoon.The reshuffle was announced by...

  • GRTU celebrates as floating billboards sink

    GRTU celebrates as floating billboards sink

    Floating billboard plans have been scuppered by Transport Malta, and the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprise, the GRTU, couldn't be happier.  The GRTU said the decision, which came following consultation and a hullabaloo on social media,...

  • Flatmate stabbing over €45 ends with suspended sentence

    Flatmate stabbing over €45 ends with suspended sentence

    A man who stabbed his flatmate over €45 that had gone missing from his wallet has been given a suspended jail term for grievous bodily harm.  Neil Andrew Vella, 40, had been accused of the attempted murder of Sandro Mifsud at a Birkirkara...

  • Liam Gallagher on holiday in Malta

    Liam Gallagher on holiday in Malta

    British rock star Liam Gallagher flew into Malta this afternoon for a private holiday, Times of Malta is informed.  The former Oasis frontman who arrived on the Air Malta flight from Heathrow is believed to be staying in Gozo. As soon as he...

  • Illegal Montekristo Estate tower is being demolished

    Illegal Montekristo Estate tower is being demolished

    A replica of the de Redin tower that forms part of construction magnate Charles Polidano's Montekristo Estate is being demolished, his construction firm announced today.  The Planning Authority had insisted on Montekristo Estate's Falcon Tower...

  • Newspaper editor cleared of libeling police inspector

    Newspaper editor cleared of libeling police inspector

    Former It-Torca editor Aleks Farrugia has been acquitted of libel after a a court ruled that a story about a controversial arraignment was “substantially correct”.  The newspaper had reported in August 2013 that Inspector Elton Taliana knew that...

  • Watch: Angry driver swings at cyclist who confronts him

    Watch: Angry driver swings at cyclist who confronts him

    Cycling in Malta can often resemble a game of Russian roulette, and this video illustrates the frustration of both cyclists and drivers.In it, a cyclist who comes within inches of being flattened by a speeding bowser pedals up to the offending...

  • Mobile phone roaming fees 'a practice of the past' – MEP Roberta Metsola

    Roaming prices for phone calls, messages and data in the European Union will be massively reduced on Saturday before they are finally abolished on June 15. Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola said roaming fees were part of an outdated business model,...

  • Drugs, food, weapons among items seized by Customs Department

    Drugs, food, weapons among items seized by Customs Department

    A total 56.8 million of counterfeit pills were confiscated by the Customs Department between January and March. In a statement, the department gave a list of items confiscated following searches in various establishments and at the country’s...

  • Marlene Farrugia won't attend May Day celebrations following President's request

    Marlene Farrugia won't attend May Day celebrations following President's request

    Independent MP Marlene Farrugia will not attend Labour Party May Day celebrations after receiving a phone call from President Marie Louise Coleiro-Preca asking her to not stir up passions due to "the anger in this country at this time”. The call...

  • Shisha tobacco smuggler gets suspended sentence

    Shisha tobacco smuggler gets suspended sentence

    A refugee caught smuggling 16 kilos of shisha tobacco from Italy was today given a six-month suspended sentence and fined €1,655. Saediya Edris, 26, was yesterday detained by customs official at Malta International Airport after arriving from...

  • Agreement reached on employment of disabled in private sector

    Agreement reached on employment of disabled in private sector

    Companies will be able to outsource work to the disabled should they be unable to physically employ people with disability, according to a memorandum of understanding signed today. The memorandum was signed between the Malta Employers Association,...