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  • Record tonnage registered in Malta shipping register

    Record tonnage registered in Malta shipping register

    Malta’s shipping register has registered an increase of almost 8.3 million gross tonnage representing a growth rate of 14.3 per cent over the previous year, Transport Malta said. It said that at end of December, the registered gross tonnage was...

  • Attorney General ordered to pay €1 million to property heirs

    Attorney General ordered to pay €1 million to property heirs

    The Attorney General has been ordered to pay €1 million in compensation to the heirs of the late Marquis John Scicluna for the violation of their human rights when the property they owned in Valletta was transferred to Bank of Valletta without...

  • Nationalist Party says position on ODZ is clear as Front Harsien ODZ calls on party to clarify exceptions

    Front Harsien ODZ has called on the Nationalist Party to be clear and to have binding commitments regarding development in outside development zones. Referring to a statement by Opposition leader Simon Busuttil that his party would be defining...

  • Worker dies after lifter tilts on him in Mqabba

    Worker dies after lifter tilts on him in Mqabba

    A 50-year-old Filipino worker who lives in St Julian's died this morning when a lifter tilted on him at a complex in an area known as Għad-Dejma in Mqabba. The police said they were informed of the accident at 8.40am. Sources on site said the...

  • Cash stolen in Pieta' hold-up

    Cash stolen in Pieta' hold-up

    An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen last night in a hold-up on a lotto booth in Pieta, the police said. They said a hooded man pointed a pistol towards the owner, a man from Swieqi, and demanded money. The 34-year-old owner was at the shop...

  • Malta’s VAT exemptions hang in the balance

    Malta’s VAT exemptions hang in the balance

    Malta could soon have to defend again a crucial concession it won prior to joining the EU in 2004 as Brussels mulls the possibility of doing away with zero rate VAT exemptions. Together with the UK and Ireland, Malta is the only other EU member...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says the gas-fired power station, which was originally meant to come on stream a year ago but was delayed, would be completed ahead of schedule and be ready by May. In...

  • Wine confiscated, energy drinks importer investigated

    Wine confiscated, energy drinks importer investigated

    Customs officials have confiscated 1,605 litres of wine on which excise duty had not been paid. The department said in a statement the haul followed a search in the past days which led them to a store in the centre part of the island where they...

  • 120 million cigarettes seized since 2013

    120 million cigarettes seized since 2013

    More than 120 million contraband cigarettes were seized since March 2013, according to information given in Parliament. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said more than five million contraband cigarettes destined for the local market were...

  • Number of bicycle accidents falling

    Number of bicycle accidents falling

    As the number of cyclists on the road continues to rise, accidents involving bicycles are on a downward trend, according to the Bicycling Advocacy Group. The group’s PRO attributed this to the ‘safety in numbers’ effect, where an increase in the...

  • Pregnant policewoman treated for shock following 'warden' attack

    Pregnant policewoman treated for shock following 'warden' attack

    A policewoman who is eight months pregnant had to be treated for shock following an attack in Floriana yesterday by a man who claimed to be a warden. The Police Officers Union within the General Workers Union said on its Facebook page that the man...

  • Zika preparedness working group being set up

    Zika preparedness working group being set up

    An inter-ministerial Zika preparedness working group is being set up in Malta, health parliamentary secretary Chris Fearne said. He said in a tweet this evening that the Opposition will also be taking part. Chief Medical Officer to chair...

  • Malta not discriminating against non-residents in use of public transport - European Commission

    Malta not discriminating against non-residents in use of public transport - European Commission

    The European Commission today cleared Malta of a claim it might be discriminating against non-Maltese residents in the use of the public transport, breaching the principles of the single market. The claim was made in a question by MEP Daniel...

  • Coast Road project broke EU rules, Brussels confirms

    Coast Road project broke EU rules, Brussels confirms

    The European Commission has established that Malta breached EU regulations on the use of funds for the Coast Road project, a spokesman told this newspaper. The government disputes that it has breached any rules, though it has informed Brussels it...

  • Mother of attacked tourist complains of weakening security in Paceville

    Mother of attacked tourist complains of weakening security in Paceville

    A British tourist has complained of weakening security in Paceville after her daughter was attacked inside a club and bouncers were slow to help out. Virginia Becker’s 24-year-old daughter Stephanie suffered head injuries and had to be treated in...

  • Finn seriously injured in Gzira fight

    Finn seriously injured in Gzira fight

    A 27-year-old Finnish man who lives in Gzira suffered grievous injuries during an argument in The Strand, Gzira early this morning. The police said the incident took place at about 7am. The man had been walking along the Strand when he was...

  • Frenchman makes up story to hide Paceville spending spree

    Frenchman makes up story to hide Paceville spending spree

    A Frenchman who made up a story to hide from his relatives that he had spent €400 during a night out in Paceville was given a suspended sentence by a court after admitting to filing a false police report. Theophile L Charles Duchange, 22, who...

  • Sweet stall has right design flavour

    Sweet stall has right design flavour

    One year after a kiosk cooked up a storm for selling hot dogs and kebabs in De Valette Square, another stall has been sighted in the exact same spot – only this time, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Expertly designed to mimic an...

  • Shipyard directors to be charged on diver’s death

    Shipyard directors to be charged on diver’s death

    Palumbo shipyard directors are expected to be charged with the involuntary homicide of a diver who drowned while working in a dock, the Times of Malta has learnt. The police yesterday told this newspaper charges would be filed in relation to the...

  • Top job for Maltese-Canadian

    Top job for Maltese-Canadian

    Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train has appointed Steve Sammut as its new President. Mr Sammut is of Maltese descent. Both his parents are from Rabat. The company, which is based in Vancouver, said that...