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  • No anonymous shares used for Egrant – Nexia BT

    No anonymous shares used for Egrant – Nexia BT

    Nexia BT has insisted that anonymous bearer shares, which are outlawed in Europe, were not used to transfer ownership of the mystery third Panama company, Egrant. Egrant’s public registry documents show it was authorised to issue both registered...

  • 'Had I waited at the traffic lights, I would have been blown up'

    'Had I waited at the traffic lights, I would have been blown up'

    Approaching the traffic lights in Msida, the green glow suddenly changed to amber, signalling drivers to ease to a halt on an ordinary morning last Monday. “I’m already late, I’m going to keep going,” James* thought to himself, driving through the...

  • Boy, 4, badly hurt in Mellieħa traffic accident

    Boy, 4, badly hurt in Mellieħa traffic accident

    A four-year-old boy was grievously injured this afternoon after he was hit by a car in Mellieħa.  The accident happened at around 1.45pm on Triq is-Salib, police said, when the child was hit by a Renault Traffic van being driven by a 37-year-old...

  • Gozo is now processing its own waste

    Gozo is now processing its own waste

    Gozo has reached an important milestone and is now processing its own waste in an underground facility in Xewkija. Until 2004, when Malta joined the EU, waste used to be dumped at the Qortin landfill, which was the dumping ground for Gozo’s waste...

  • Man, 24, dies in Mosta traffic accident

    Man, 24, dies in Mosta traffic accident

    Updated 8.25pm A 24-year-old Birżebbuġa man died this afternoon after crashing into a bus in Mosta, police have said.  The man, who sources identified as Rhys Celeste, was riding a quad bike down Vjal Millbrae towards Burmarrad when he lost...

  • Fact-checking Konrad Mizzi's 'fake news' claims

    Fact-checking Konrad Mizzi's 'fake news' claims

    Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister Konrad Mizzi this week said he had fallen victim to fake news over the Panama affair. In an eight-page declaration presented to the Pana Committee on Monday, Dr Mizzi said he had exposed himself and...

  • Interview: ‘We want to address press law difficulties’

    Interview: ‘We want to address press law difficulties’

    A proposed reform of the press law has raised the spectre of Big Brother controlling the internet, but Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insists this was never the intent. He tells Kurt Sansone the government is willing to make changes. The current...

  • 30 arrested following drug finds during carnival celebrations

    30 arrested following drug finds during carnival celebrations

    Thirty people were arrested on drug-related suspicions during carnival celebrations on Friday night, police said in a statement.  Of those, 27 Gozitans were caught with suspected cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy. Three Maltese were caught with...

  • Inquiry to investigate claims politicians intervened to protect two Gozitan youths

    Inquiry to investigate claims politicians intervened to protect two Gozitan youths

    Updated 1.53pm - Added PN reaction An inquiry is to look into allegations that two Gozitan who had admitted to trafficking drugs were allowed to change their police statements following political intervention, the government said in a...

  • Two union chiefs throw in the towel

    Two union chiefs throw in the towel

    The presidents of two major trade unions, representing Air Malta pilots and teachers, have decided to call it a day. The outspoken chief of the Airline Pilots Association (Alpa), Dominic Azzopardi, said he would resign from March 1, 13 months...

  • Busuttil redoubles attack on 'puppet' police commissioner

    Busuttil redoubles attack on 'puppet' police commissioner

    Updated 4.35pm - Added Home Affairs Ministry reaction Simon Busuttil would remove police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar without notice if elected Prime Minister after next year’s election. Speaking at the Nationalist Party club in Birkirkara this...

  • 'Potential fraud' by PN MP Toni Bezzina, says Prime Minister

    'Potential fraud' by PN MP Toni Bezzina, says Prime Minister

    Updated 2.55pm - PL laughs off Bezzina libel threat Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today pointed at a case of “potential fraud” by Nationalist Party MP Toni Bezzina. Speaking during an interview on ONE Radio, Dr Muscat said a story on Labour...

  • Around 30 arrested as police swoop down on cockfighting ring

    Around 30 arrested as police swoop down on cockfighting ring

    Updated 5.40pm - Added police statement Around 30 people were arrested this morning on suspicions of being involving in a cockfighting betting ring, police have confirmed.  The arrests were made on a farm in tal-Ħandaq, limits of Qormi.  Animal...

  • Ex-FIAU head Galdes confirms he investigated Panama case

    Ex-FIAU head Galdes confirms he investigated Panama case

    Manfred Galdes, the former head of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, told the European Parliament’s Pana committee last Monday that he had investigated the Panama Papers case thoroughly, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Dr Galdes,...

  • 38 bags of blood collected in four hours

    38 bags of blood collected in four hours

    The first Bank of Valletta blood donation drive for 2017 was different from the norm. Rather than using the mobile unit, the conference hall at BOV centre in Santa Venera was transformed into a donation hub. These drives have become a regular...

  • Car bomb victim may have been followed

    Car bomb victim may have been followed

    The police are investigating a suspicious car that may have been tailing Msida car bomb victim Romeo Bone, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Police sources confirmed investigators were looking into CCTV footage of a “blue saloon car” which was...

  • Police bodycam research paints a blurred picture

    Police bodycam research paints a blurred picture

    While the government is considering the introduction of body cameras for police officers, international research conducted so far has painted a mixed picture of their effectiveness as a crime deterrent. A study published last year in the European...

  • What's on today's newspapers

    What's on today's newspapers

    These are the leading stories in this week's Sunday newspapers.  The Sunday Times of Malta reports that police believe that the man injured in a car bomb attack in Msida last week was being followed at the time the device was detonated.  In a...

  • Copycat drugs are on the rise, expert warns

    Copycat drugs are on the rise, expert warns

    As many as half the illegal drugs seized on the island in recent years proved difficult to identify, as unknown synthetic replicas are superseding traditional stimulants such as cocaine and ecstasy, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Godwin...

  • Gaming sector wages must be seen in context - Mallia

    Gaming sector wages must be seen in context - Mallia

    Gaming Minister Manuel Mallia shot back at a recent survey that found gaming executives felt underpaid, saying that their wages were higher than in other sectors on the island. “You have to look at this in the context of the island we are on. The...