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  • Girl, 12, suffers eye injury in freak accident

    Girl, 12, suffers eye injury in freak accident

    A 12-year-old girl from Valletta suffered a serious eye injury while in the company of friends at City Gate this evening. She was apparently injured in a freak accident when a key which one of her friends was handling suddenly hit her in an...

  • Chairman of the Commission on Domestic Violence appointed

    Joseph Gerada has been appointed chairman of the Commission on Domestic Violence. He currently chairs the Foundation for Social Welfare Services and has represented the government on the Social Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe for the...

  • Slime hits southern bays again

    Slime hits southern bays again

    The bays at Kalanka and St Peter’s Pool in Delimara were yesterday again filled with a slew of greasy slime locals are convinced emanates from the fish farms in the vicinity. Regular visitors to the area have observed there is a pattern as to when...

  • Canadian-born man charged with cannabis trafficking

    Canadian-born man charged with cannabis trafficking

    A 37 year-old Canadian-born man from Siggiewi has been charge in connection with the discovery of half a kilo of cannabis grass as well as cannabis plants. Michael Brandon Calleja, who is unemployed, was charged this afternoon before Magistrate...

  • Elderly man hit by motorcycle

    Elderly man hit by motorcycle

    A 72-year-old man was seriously injured this morning when he was hit by a motorcycle in St Joseph High Road, Hamrun. The police said the accident happened at about 9.30am. The Symphony SR motorcycle was being driven by a 25-year-old man from Qormi. 

  • Young man critical after falling in field

    Young man critical after falling in field

    A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after falling a height of some five metres into a field on the outskirts of Rabat this morning. The man, who is from Lija, had been walking on a country road near an entertainment venue at about 10.15...

  • PM’s trips in private jet cost EU, Malta €1.2 million

    PM’s trips in private jet cost EU, Malta €1.2 million

    Almost €1.2 million were spent on 34 private jet trips to ferry Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his delegation on official trips abroad. Each trip cost an average of €35,000 with the EU refunding 80 per cent of any travel costs connected to EU...

  • Air Malta/Alitalia talks proceeding 'at strong pace' - prime minister

    Air Malta/Alitalia talks proceeding 'at strong pace' - prime minister

    Talks for Alitalia to become an Air Malta strategic partner and 49 per cent shareholder are proceeding at a strong pace, but the deal will not go ahead unless it is beneficial for the Maltese airline, the prime minister said. "Every side in talks...

  • Police warn: Remove your trousers; get booed on browsers!

    Police warn: Remove your trousers; get booed on browsers!

    The Malta police have issued a video to warn against sexual blackmail on the internet. An average of three people per week reported attempts of sexual blackmail in the first half of this year. Most were men aged between 18 and 50. They would...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.  

  • Government unaware of new oil smuggling claims from Libya

    Government unaware of new oil smuggling claims from Libya

    The government said yesterday it did not receive any communication from the Libyan Parliament on fresh claims of oil and fuel smuggling from the North African country. However, the Foreign Affairs Ministry did not comment on claims of rampant oil...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta focuses on the costs incurred by the government and the EU for the hire of a private aircraft used by the prime minister. Times of Malta and the Malta Independent...

  • Watch: Diver who raised Qawra alarm says thanks for remedial action

    Watch: Diver who raised Qawra alarm says thanks for remedial action

    A diver whose video footage had raised the alarm about dangerous spikes along an underwater path to Qawra pool, has uploaded another video showing the remedial action and declaring the place safe. The work was carried out by divers engaged by the...

  • Three trucks destroyed in Mosta garage blaze

    Three trucks destroyed in Mosta garage blaze

    Three trucks and a van were destroyed in a fierce fire in a garage in Mosta early this morning. The Civil Protection Department deployed several fire-fighting vehicles manned by 11 fire-fighters to fight the blaze in Carmelo Dimech Street. The...

  • French pedestrian assaulted, robbed in Birkirkara

    French pedestrian assaulted, robbed in Birkirkara

    A 20-year-old Frenchman was assaulted and robbed while walking at the Birkirkara bypass this afternoon. He was later hospitalised, the police said. The incident happened at 1pm. The man had been walking along the road when he was involved in an...

  • Man injured in boat fire

    Man injured in boat fire

    A 53-year-old Tunisian man was grievously injured in a fire on a boat at the Vittoriosa Waterfront this afternoon. The police said that the man, from Vittoriosa, had apparently been checking the engines when the fire broke out. He was taken to...

  • Lands Department reform is a fake, Nationalist MP says

    Lands Department reform is a fake, Nationalist MP says

    The Prime Minister would retain “absolute power” when the “fake” Lands Department reform is pushed through Parliament, the shadow minister for planning, Ryan Callus said today. The government is to turn the Lands Department into an Authority but...

  • Trafficker jailed for 13 years, fined €23,000

    Trafficker jailed for 13 years, fined €23,000

    A man was jailed for 13 years and fined €23,000 today after pleading guilty in court to trafficking 15 kilos of cannabis between 2009 and 2011. The defendant, 33-year-old Jason Farrugia, was due to stand trial but filed a guilty plea. Madam...

  • Seed investment scheme launched - maximum tax credit of €250,000 for investors

    A seed investment scheme was launched today, offering investors a maximum tax credit of €250,000 per year when investing in start-ups. Speaking at the launch of the scheme, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the scheme will help address the problem...

  • New lease of life for windmill

    New lease of life for windmill

    The Planning Authority has issued planning permission for the restoration of an 18th century windmill, known as “Tal-Għaqba”, near Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School in Naxxar. Once restored,the windmill will be used by the local council for...