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  • MEP welcomes Mos Maiorum, calls for EU operational support system

    MEP Therese Comodini Cachia today welcomed the intra-Schengen police operation Mos Maiorum. Mos Maiorum is an EU-wide police operation which started on October 13 and will run until October 26. The joint operation is coordinated by the Italian...

  • 10,000 pensioners still working

    There are currently 9,935 people who are receiving retirement pensions but registered with the Employment and Training Corporation as still working, according to Social Security Department figures. Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia gave...

  • MP asks how former soldiers were admitted to police force without training

    MP asks how former soldiers were admitted to police force without training

    A group of men recently reinstated as policemen included former soldiers, the shadow minister for Home Affairs, Jason Azzopardi, told Parliament this evening. “One could be the best soldier but that does not make you a policeman,” he said. Serving...

  • Cable car for Mellieħa discussed between council and government

    One of four capital projects discussed with the former Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government by Mellieħa council was a cable-car system between Mellieħa Bay (Għadira) and the urban part of the town. Answering a parliamentary question by...

  • High waves, broken branches

    High waves, broken branches

    Strong winds today led to high waves in several areas of Malta and Gozo. No serious damage was reported but some tree branches were broken.

  • €35 million feed-in tariff contract will not be signed - minister

    €35 million feed-in tariff contract will not be signed - minister

    A €35 million feed-in tariff contract binding the country for 35 years awarded by the Nationalist government will not be signed, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this evening. Mr Mizzi said in Parliament on Monday that an audit investigation had...

  • Nationalist MP claims obstruction by One journalist

    Nationalist MP George Pullicino this evening asked the Speaker to investigate an incident where he was obstructed from continuing on his way as he was leaving the House by a One journalist. He said that the journalist left the area designated for...

  • Speaker requested to investigate replies by Home Affairs Minister

    Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi this evening called on the Speaker to investigate whether replies given to him in Parliamentary questions by Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia were deceitful and intended to misguide him and the House. Dr Azzopardi...

  • Energy Minister found prima facie in breach of privilege

    Energy Minister found prima facie in breach of privilege

    Speaker Anglu Farruga ruled today that Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi was prima facie in breach of privilege with comments he made about former Resources Minister George Pullicino. The Speaker took his ruling after the minister yesterday refused to...

  • Beppe Fenech Adami says recovery is going well

    Beppe Fenech Adami says recovery is going well

    PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said today he was making a good recovery from his operation on a malignant tumour. Dr Fenech Adami underwent a four-and-a-half hour operation in a London Hospital to remove a 15cm tumour from his right...

  • Updated: Three swimmers assisted at Ramla

    Updated: Three swimmers assisted at Ramla

    Three foreign swimmers were this afternoon assisted by four off duty volunteer lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps at Ramla Bay in Gozo after they were dragged by currents. The ERRC said the incident happened at 2.30pm. It said...

  • Teenager charged with involuntary homicide

    Teenager charged with involuntary homicide

    A 17-year-old unlicensed driver from Naxxar was this afternoon charged with killing John Baptiste Azzopardi, 65, when he smashed his father's car into a bus stop where the victim was sitting. Before Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera, the boy who...

  • Lawyer condemns AG's 'anti-human rights' mentality

    Lawyer condemns AG's 'anti-human rights' mentality

    A defence lawyer this afternoon lashed out at the Attorney General's "anti human rights" mentality for objecting to a bail request filed by a Romanian national simply because he had no ties to the Maltese Islands. Giannella De Marco complained...

  • Decision to hold spring hunting referendum with council elections 'unethical and hasty' - hunters

    Decision to hold spring hunting referendum with council elections 'unethical and hasty' - hunters

    The government's announcement that next year's council elections will be held in conjunction with the proposed spring hunting referendum is unethical and hasty, hunters said. In a statement, the hunters’ federation (FKNK) said the government may...

  • Updated: Police Commissioner found in contempt of court

    Updated: Police Commissioner found in contempt of court

    A magistrate this morning fined acting Police Commissioner Ray Zammit after finding him guilty of contempt of court when he failed to notify an accused to appear in court, forcing again the postponement of judgment in a libel case. Magistrate...

  • Two men charged with string of thefts

    Two men charged with string of thefts

    Two men were this morning remanded in custody after they pleaded not guilty to committing a string of thefts, mostly women's handbags which they snatched as their victims were walking. Sandro Mifsud, 41, from Sliema and Stephen Stellini, 33, from...

  • Shoplifter jailed

    A Serbian national was this afternoon jailed for four months after he pleaded guilty to stealing clothes and various other items from a number of shops in Sliema. Mikelic Srdan, 25, who lives in Kappara, admitted to stealing items from Bershka,...

  • Charged with trying to kill drug buddy

    Charged with trying to kill drug buddy

    A man was this afternoon denied bail after pleading not guilty to the attempted murder of a man with whom he was abusing of drugs when he stabbed him very close to the heart early yesterday. Julian Cuschieri, 51, from Cospicua, denied trying to...

  • AG insists Kalkara murder suspect must be kept behind bars because of previous convictions

    AG insists Kalkara murder suspect must be kept behind bars because of previous convictions

    The Attorney General has filed an appeal against a decree granting bail for Kalkara murder suspect Gregorio Scicluna. He is accused of killing the father of his former partner as well as the attempted murder of the latter and her three...

  • AG appeals judgment for woman who lied about her father

    AG appeals judgment for woman who lied about her father

    The Attorney General has appealed a probation order given to a young woman who admitted on national TV to making up sex abuse allegations against her father. Leanne Camilleri, 20, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Doreen Clarke to repeatedly lying...