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  • Maltese appointed UN rapporteur on privacy

    Professor Joe Cannataci, Head of the Department of Information Policy and Governance at the University of Malta, has been appointed special rapporteur on privacy by the UN's Human Rights Council. This is the first time that the UN has appointed a...

  • ‘No Paceville-type clubs in Valletta'

    ‘No Paceville-type clubs in Valletta'

    Nightclubs will not, after all, be opened in Valletta’s Strait Street, the former red light district now undergoing “cultural regeneration”. The pledge was made by V18 head Jason Micallef, who said the area will become a hive of activity with...

  • Proposed rules on use of drones set to be relaxed

    Proposed rules on use of drones set to be relaxed

    Transport Malta is considering changes to its proposed regulations on drone use, including amending a blanket ban on flights within 7.5 kilometres of the airport. Captain Charles Pace, a member of the Transport Malta board, told Times of Malta the...

  • Melita says its investment helped put Malta at the top

    Melita has welcomed results announced in the European Digital Agenda scoreboard placing Malta at the top spot out of all 28 EU member states for broadband coverage. Melita said its continuous multi-million euro investment in fibre power internet...

  • Update 2 - Explosion at car showroom was caused by improvised device

    Update 2 - Explosion at car showroom was caused by improvised device

    An explosion which damaged part of the Toyota showroom in Zebbug last night was caused by an improvised explosive device, informed sources said this morning. The blast shattered glass panes and damaged a pick-up inside the showroom, but no one was...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The media is dominated by the outcome of the referendum in Greece. Times of Malta devotes all of its front page to the Greek referendum, saying the Greeks overwhelmingly voted...

  • Greek vote cannot be taken lightly - Joseph Muscat

    Greek vote cannot be taken lightly - Joseph Muscat

    Today's unequivocal vote by the Greek people cannot be taken lightly since it carries consequences not only for Greece, but also for the people in creditor countries and for the whole European project, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said soon after...

  • Woman was driven from Malta by racists

    Woman was driven from Malta by racists

    Relentless racial insults, such as “monkey” and “devil’s child”, are what drove Elizabeth Portelli out of Malta 14 years ago and she is saddened by the “horrendous” discrimination black people still face on the island. The daughter of a Maltese...

  • Update 2: Division of Mepa will make it easier for government to invovle itself in new scandals - Simon Busuttil

    Update 2: Division of Mepa will make it easier for government to invovle itself in new scandals - Simon Busuttil

    (Adds statements from Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg and OPM) The three bills before Parliament through which the Malta Environment and Planning Authority would be divided would make it easier for the government to involve itself in new...

  • Decomposing body found inside Valletta home

    Decomposing body found inside Valletta home

    The corpse of a 34-year-old man from Valletta was found by the police yesterday at the man’s home in St Nicholas Street. The police said neighbours suspected something was wrong with the man as they had not seen him for days. The police made their...

  • ‘Why not turn the city into a playground for adults?’

    ‘Why not turn the city into a playground for adults?’

    As Valletta’s cultural transformation continues, one game designer believes that encouraging ‘urban games’ and opening up the city as a space for play could shine a different light on the capital and counter the idea of an imposed, top-down...

  • Al-Thinni still hopeful Libya deal can be done

    Al-Thinni still hopeful Libya deal can be done

    Many were expecting the two factions that claim power over Libya to reach a historic peace deal this week. The Prime Minister of Libya’s internationally-recognised government Abdullah Al-Thinni tells Mark Micallef he is still hopeful a deal will...

  • Decision on aid to Greece will be based on referendum result - PM

    Decision on aid to Greece will be based on referendum result - PM

    Today’s decision in Greece will affect the kind of help Greece can be given, how quickly and Europe’s decision, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. Speaking in a telephone interview on One Radio, he referred to the bailout referendum...

  • More water, less bubbles

    If scuba-divers drink more water before diving they could considerably reduce their chances of decompression sickness, which in serious cases, may lead to paralysis or even death. This is the message of a diving safety campaign by Divers Alert...

  • Second investigation into former inspector’s conduct

    Second investigation into former inspector’s conduct

    The Police Commissioner has launched a second investigation into the conduct of former inspector Daniel Zammit, even roping in the Attorney General to assess whether he followed procedures, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The investigation...

  • Mother swapped babies to alter DNA test results

    Mother swapped babies to alter DNA test results

    A mother who did not want her daughter’s biological father to be officially recognised has been prosecuted after she sent a friend’s child for a DNA test. The woman, who cannot be named by court order, was handed a one-year jail term suspended for...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese press today. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that the proposed shooting range in Mosta has been scrapped because developers did not meet the government’s financial requirements. The Malta...

  • Updated: Developers react as shooting range plan is shot down by the government

    Updated: Developers react as shooting range plan is shot down by the government

    (Adds reactions) The government's decision to reject plans for a shooting range at Busbesija near Mt St Joseph retreat home has been welcomed with surprise by the developers and with relief by the Jesuits who run the home. The Sunday Times of...

  • Quaterno+ jackpot won

    The Quaterno+ jackpot of €820,000 has been won by one punter, Maltco said. It said the winning ticket was purchased from Qormi. The numbers drawn were: 38 • 42 • 24 • 11 • 73 / 9 • 10 • 64

  • '13 Hours' biggest production to be filmed in Malta

    '13 Hours' biggest production to be filmed in Malta

    The film 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is the biggest production ever to be filmed in Malta since the Malta Film Commission was set up with a direct injection in the economy of around $50 million, Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis said...