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  • Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    A Dutch woman who had to inspect her own excrement after suspicions she was carrying drugs has taken the matter to court claiming she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. The story about the humiliation felt by 36-year old Jennifer...

  • Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    The hunting lobby is urging voters to head to the polls and vote Yes to retain spring hunting, Times of Malta has learnt. The official campaign will be launched tomorrow but lawyer Kathleen Grima confirmed this evening on TVM programme Xarabank...

  • UHM requests MCESD meeting to discuss mobile phones policy

    The Union Haddiema Maghqudin has requested an urgent meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss a policy disallowing mobile phones during official meetings with ministers. The union said it was informed of this...

  • Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    A judge has turned down a request by the Floriana Football Club to revoke a garnishee order filed against them by its former president, Johann Said, who is claiming moneys he is owed.   Despite claims by the club that Mr Said had filed the...

  • Newborns should be screened for hearing problems - Health Commissioner

    The Health Commissioner for Health is recommending that all new born children should be screened to detect hearing problems at an early stage. In an own initiative investigation on difficulties faced by people with hearing problems, Commissioner...

  • Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    A couple caught red-handed in a hotel room with 10 sachets of heroin and weighing scales during a Drug Squad raid have been jailed for seven years between them.  Magistrate Marseann Farrugia found Ivan Bajada, 39, from Msida and Clare Borg, 35,...

  • Surplus in consolidated fund

    The government’s consolidated fund registered a surplus of €12.1 million in January 2015, according to government finance data published by the National Statistics Office. The NSO said recurrent revenue registered an increase of €78.3 million...

  • Reform of Curia high on new Archbishop's agenda

    Reform of Curia high on new Archbishop's agenda

    A reform of the Curia is high on Archbishop-elect Charles Scicluna's to do list, and he is not excluding a change in personnel. Speaking during a news conference at the Curia in Floriana during which he was officially named Malta’s next...

  • Updated: Man charged with aggravated possession of drugs remanded in custody

    Updated: Man charged with aggravated possession of drugs remanded in custody

    Mohammed Kouruma, 36, from the Ivory Coast, pleaded not guilty to the aggravated possession of four different drugs found in his apartment in St Paul's Bay. Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona heard how the Drug Squad found around 380 grams of...

  • Acclaimed academic to lecture on 'politics and morality'

    Acclaimed academic to lecture on 'politics and morality'

    Susan Mendus, a Morrell Professor Emerita in political philosophy at the University of York is to deliver this year's Mabel Strickland's Memorial Lecture “Politics and Morality” at the Phoenicia Hotel on Thursday at 6.30pm. The lecture will look...

  • European Court throws out Gozo land owners' case against government

    European Court throws out Gozo land owners' case against government

    The European Court of Human Rights has declared as inadmissible a case filed by owners of land in Gozo against the government. The land owners, Gozitan residents Michael Borg, Olympia Borg and Andrew Vella and Lorena Vella argued that land they...

  • Drug awareness catalyst Maria Sciberras passes away

    Drug awareness catalyst Maria Sciberras passes away

    Maria Sciberras, a catalyst for raising significant awareness of the drug problem in Malta, has passed away, aged 75. Dr Sciberras helped set up the Detox Centre at St Luke’s Hospital. She organised and set up services for drug dependants in Malta...

  • Expert: No chemical weapons in Libya

    Expert: No chemical weapons in Libya

    There are no viable chemical weapons left in Libya and even if there were, there are no functioning missile systems with which to fire them at Malta, according to a weapons expert who surveyed the country’s arms stockpile. “In my view and from my...

  • Update 2: Opposition calls for Joseph Muscat's resignation over 'lies' to cover involvement in Cafe Premier deal

    Update 2: Opposition calls for Joseph Muscat's resignation over 'lies' to cover involvement in Cafe Premier deal

    (Adds PL statement) The Opposition today again called for the Prime Minister’s resignation over the Café Premier deal and described as a scandal "the lies" being said to cover his involvement. Nationalist Party Deputy Leader Beppe Fenech Adami...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta quotes an expert saying there are no chemical weapons in Libya. The Malta Independent reports comments by Lawrence Gonzi that there are no simple answers on...

  • Several measures being taken to assist Maltese investment in Libya

    Several measures have been taken to help Maltese investment in Libya, the government said this evening. In a statement issued by the finance and investment ministries, the government said Malta Enterprise was serving as a point of reference for...

  • Chamber calls for social partners to be respected

    The Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry today expressed support with the general secretary of the Union Haddiema Maghqudin who was asked to surrender his mobile phone for a meeting with a minister, leading to meeting being cancelled. In a...

  • IMF revises Malta's economic growth upwards to 3.1%

    IMF revises Malta's economic growth upwards to 3.1%

    The International Monetary Fund has revised upwards to 3.1 per cent Malta’s economic growth, the government said this afternoon. It said in a statement that IMF experts had originally forecast a growth of 2.2 per cent for 2014 and 2015. This had...

  • Updated: Balzan's sewage flood returns

    Updated: Balzan's sewage flood returns

    The heavy sewage flood that saw Balzan drowned in untreated waste last Friday returned this afternoon, after hours of rain saw litres of filth overflow from subterranean pipes. Residents who spoke to Times of Malta are claiming several manholes...

  • Porporina's wife jailed for attempt to smuggle heroin into prison

    Porporina's wife jailed for attempt to smuggle heroin into prison

    The wife of career criminal Alfred Bugeja, known as Il-Porporina, has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment after she was found guilty of attempting to smuggle heroin into jail by hiding it in a pair of shoes for her husband.  Helen Bugeja,...