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  • Update 4, video - Man shot dead in Fgura, days after release on bail

    Update 4, video - Man shot dead in Fgura, days after release on bail

    A man was shot dead in Fgura this evening, less than two weeks after he was granted bail after himself being accused of attempted murder. The man, Jonathan Pace, was  shot in the back and the head at about 9.15 p.m. He was inside a first floor...

  • Rehabilitated birds released

    Rehabilitated birds released

    Fifteen birds, including honey buzzards, marsh harriers, common kestrels, short eared owls, a hobby, turtle doves, a collared dove, and a yellow legged gull were released into the wild today, following rehabilitation. The release was coordinated...

  • Gozitan denies hiding 10 illegal shotguns, 100,000 smuggled cigarettes

    Gozitan denies hiding 10 illegal shotguns, 100,000 smuggled cigarettes

    A Gozitan man yesterday pleaded not guilty to hiding 10 illegal shotguns and 100,000 smuggled cigarettes in his pet shop. Johnny Sultana, 47, of Victoria, was charged with being in possession of the illegal firearms on August 11 and the years...

  • Nursing aide seeks free medicine on top of €31,000 injury compensation

    Nursing aide seeks free medicine on top of €31,000 injury compensation

    A nursing aide who was injured while at work in Paola Health Centre and awarded €31,000 in compensation, this morning complained that medicines she is taking are no longer given for free by Mater Dei hospital. Alexia Muscat said in a judicial...

  • Is €25 the right amount of blackout compensation?

    Is €25 the right amount of blackout compensation?

    Some 8,000 families will have €25 knocked off their electricity bill as a form of compensation after spending more than 12 hours without power during last week’s cut across Malta and Gozo. Ivan Martin went to Qormi, one of the worst affected...

  • Pakistani aircraft on evacuation flight stops in Malta

    Pakistani aircraft on evacuation flight stops in Malta

    A Pakistan International Airlines aircraft evacuating workers from Libya stopped in Malta this afternoon to refuel because no fuel was available at Mitiga airport in Tripoli. It was the second evacuation flight operated by Pakistan.    

  • Drug couriers jailed for 14 and eight years respectively

    Drug couriers jailed for 14 and eight years respectively

    A drug courier who tried to import €191,862 worth of cocaine to Malta has been jailed for 14 years and fined €30,000. Csaba Fazakas, 62, a Romanian, was arrested at the airport on April 23, 2011 after arriving on a flight from Zurich. The drug was...

  • 13 countries participating in biggest ever Malta airshow

    13 countries participating in biggest ever Malta airshow

    Thirteen countries will be participating in the biggest ever Malta International Airshow next month. Joe Ciliberti, President of the Malta Aviation Society said the show will feature four aerobatic teams: the Italian Frecce Tricolori, the Spanish...

  • Man tries to steal police inspector's car

    Man tries to steal police inspector's car

    A man who allegedly tried to steal a police inspector's car was arrested by a policeman in Paceville yesterday and taken to court today. Simon Chircop, 46 of Attard, pleaded not guilty to trying to steal Inspector Pierre Micallef Griaud's car in...

  • Master in court for keeping trawler in poor condition

    The Egyptian master of the Maltese-registered trawler Golden Dawn was taken to court today and accused of entering harbour without prior notice and not keeping the vessel in a seaworthy condition. Ahmed Maylou was also accused of not having the...

  • Tattoo ink recalled

    The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority said dangerous tattoo inks and kits may have been placed on the market in Malta. It said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of tattoo ink, needles, and kits by...

  • Emirates announces special offer

    Emirates Airlines is offering a 50 percent discount on Economy Class tickets to Larnaca and Dubai, on condition that two passengers travel together. The offer applies for booking and purchasing of tickets between September 1-15. Passengers can...

  • Malta-based charter company adds two Boeing 737 aircraft

    Malta-based charter company adds two Boeing 737 aircraft

    Malta-based air charter company airX has added two 44-seat Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet. They are configured for executive business charter for larger groups such as government delegations, football teams and bands, company chairman John B.

  • Fined €7,800 for catching lampuki too early

    Fined €7,800 for catching lampuki too early

    An illegal catch of €700 worth of the popular dolphin fish, or lampuki, cost a Gozitan skipper dearly as he was fined €7,800. Andrew Azzopardi, 58, of Xewkija, pleaded guilty to catching about 17 boxes of the fish before the official opening of...

  • Loaded gun pointed at Sliema man

    A 73-year-old man who pointed a loaded gun at an acquaintance and then claimed he was only trying to show him the firearm was conditionally discharged for a year. Ugo Scicluna, from Gżira, went to Stephen Galea’s house in Sliema on Saturday and...

  • Inflation rate goes negative

    Inflation rate goes negative

    The annual rate of inflation in July stood at -0.05 per cent, down from 2.08 per cent in the same month last year, the NSO said today. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the Water, Electricity, Gas and Fuels...

  • Missing man found after 19 days

    Missing man found after 19 days

    A man who had been missing for 19 days has finally been found, the police said. Irishman Robert Carrick was found by the police walking in Bugibba.He was taken for a checkup at Mater Dei but found to be in good health.

  • Alert residents foil burglary attempt

    Alert residents foil burglary attempt

    A vigilant man who heard footsteps on his roof in the middle of the night and confronted the burglars through a window foiled a theft in St Paul’s Bay early yesterday morning. Jonathan Tonna told Times of Malta it was 2.30am when he was awoken by...

  • Driver hospitalised after crash, another man falls down shaft

    Driver hospitalised after crash, another man falls down shaft

    One person was slightly injured when a Toyota Yaris and a Honda Civic crashed at the Zebbug junction roundabout on the Rabat road early this morning. The man was hospitalised. MAN FALLS DOWN SHAFT Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Mosta was...

  • Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    A boy is the first Maltese baby born through in-vitro fertilisation using frozen eggs, St James Hospital said. The healthy child was born this week, nine months after the delicate procedure to thaw the eggs and fertilise them was conducted at the...