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  • British woman hit by car in St Paul's Bay

    British woman hit by car in St Paul's Bay

    A 65-year-old British woman who lives in St Paul’s Bay was injured when she was hit by a car at 11.45am. She is not in a critical condition. The police said the accident happened in Triq San Pawl, St Paul’s Bay. The woman was hit by a Toyota Yaris...

  • Godwin Farrugia's act of bravery acknowledged

    Godwin Farrugia's act of bravery acknowledged

    A memento has been presented to Godwin Farrugia by the Malta Tourism Authority in recognition of his heroic act when he rescued 13 Italian divers at Wied iz-Zurrieq. The divers had gone diving at Wied iz-Zurrieq to explore the Um El Faroud, in...

  • Design policy document proposing increase in minimum property sizes

    Design policy document proposing increase in minimum property sizes

    A new design policy document is proposing an increase in the minimum size of one, two and three bedroom properties as it seeks to do away with modern day slums. The policy is proposing that the minimum size of a one-bedroom property is increased...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals, bed nights

    Increase in tourist arrivals, bed nights

    Tourist arrivals in September increased by 3.2 per cent when compared to the same month last year. A total 156,526 spent 927,418 nights in guesthouses, hostels and tourist villages, the National Statistics Office said. All hotel categories...

  • Russian gaming solutions company opens representative office in Malta

    Connective Games, a Russian company that provides bespoke gaming solutions to casino and poker operators, has opened a representative office in Malta. Julia Salagaeva of Connective Games said, “the local community has been incredible in helping us...

  • Updated: Bridge report should be made public - Din l-Art Helwa

    Din l-Art Helwa this morning again called on the government to make the feasibility study on the proposed Gozo bridge by China Communications Construction Company public. In a statement, it said information about the permanent link to Gozo was not...

  • A bridge too far?

    A bridge too far?

    A bridge between Malta and Gozo is a non-starter for environmentalists, who were unanimous yesterday in shooting down the proposal. Some even appeared glad that the feasibility study has put a €1 billion price tag on the project, arguing this was...

  • Police can only use gun in 'self-defence'

    Police can only use gun in 'self-defence'

    Police officers cannot use firearms against people except in cases of “absolute” self defence, according to internal guidelines seen by Times of Malta. The guidelines that oblige police officers to apply non-violent means before resorting to force...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says the Home Affairs Minister’s security driver, Paul Sheehan, was hospitalised yesterday after he and his brother flew into a rage when a magistrate...

  • Parliament broadens security checks

    Parliament broadens security checks

    Security checks will be introduced near the main stairs of the Palace in Valletta  as from today after problems and delays were encountered yesterday when a single security point was introduced. As from yesterday, all visitors to parliament needed...

  • Labour MP Marlene Farrugia congratulates Busuttil after speech

    Labour MP Marlene Farrugia congratulates Busuttil after speech

    Labour MP Marlene Farrugia in a Facebook post this evening congratulated Opposition leader Simon Busuttil for his speech in reaction to the Budget. Over a picture of the Maltese flag she wrote Prosit Dr.Simon Busuttil. Is-Sewwa jirbah zgur ! Dr...

  • Busuttil says the prime minister has lost his moral authority - hits out at Labour MPs' pay and abuses

    Busuttil says the prime minister has lost his moral authority - hits out at Labour MPs' pay and abuses

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this evening branded the Budget as a cover-up. Speaking in Parliament he said the Budget hid the government's lack of economic direction and sought to create a smoke-screen over its failures. In other points he hit...

  • Constable Sheehan hospitalised, inquiry appointed, uproar as minister speaks in Parliament

    Constable Sheehan hospitalised, inquiry appointed, uproar as minister speaks in Parliament

    Police Constable Paul Sheehan, who is at the heart of controversy after firing at a car last week, was hospitalised this afternoon after an incident at his mother's house in Gzira. Eyewitnesses said the constable and his brother flew into a rage...

  • Charged over 2kg cannabis haul

    Two men were today charged over the haul of two kilograms of cannabis found by Drug Squad police in a garage in Tarxien over the weekend. The court heard how Wayne Grima, 31, from Paola, allegedly agreed to collect and keep the consignment for the...

  • Valletta man charged with defiling teenage boy

    Valletta man charged with defiling teenage boy

    A 61-year-old man from Valletta was today remanded in custody pleading not guilty to defiling a 17-year-old boy on a bus. The court heard how Carmel Grech used to go to the boy’s workplace and harass him. On one occasion he followed him onto a bus...

  • Migrant says he stole handbag because he was hungry

    A migrant was today sentenced to one year in jail suspended for two years after pleading guilty to stealing a woman's handbag from Paceville on Saturday night.  Abdiaziz Hassan Ibrahim, 37, admitted to stealing the handbag because he was hungry...

  • Suspended jail term for woman who committed abortion

    Suspended jail term for woman who committed abortion

    A Tunisian woman, 30, was this afternoon given a suspended jail term after she admitted in court to having committed an abortion two weeks ago. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras heard how Raya Sellami Zammit, who is married to a Maltese man, was...

  • Driver's arraignment further proves minister's position is untenable - PN

    Driver's arraignment further proves minister's position is untenable - PN

    PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said this afternoon the probable arraignment of the Home Affairs Minister's security driver further confirmed that the minister's position was no longer tenable. Constable Paul Sheehan is expected to be accused...

  • BOV makes three senior appointments

    Bank of Valletta has announced three appointments to its new Management Board. Elvia George was named Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Miguel Borg is Chief Risk Officer (CRO), whilst Kenneth Farrugia has been appointed Chief Business Development...

  • Drug case dropped as court is not shown evidence that powder was cocaine

    Drug case dropped as court is not shown evidence that powder was cocaine

    A man has been cleared of cocaine possession with intent to traffic after a magistrate ruled that no evidence had been brought to prove that the white power found was cocaine. There was no evidence to show that Francis Formosa, of St Paul's Bay,...