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  • Chris Said says PM was 'caught lying' on refunds claim

    Chris Said says PM was 'caught lying' on refunds claim

    PN Secretary General Chris Said has denied claims made yesterday by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that former PN Cabinet members had not refunded the increase in their wages they were meant to have done.  "A few days after being elected, when...

  • Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    A man was today jailed for almost two-and-half years after he was found guilty of stabbing a driver in a road rage incident in Zebbug three years ago.  Frankie Falzon, 36, from Zebbug, had originally been charged with attempting to murder fellow...

  • €12,099 spent on air tickets for Prime Minister's wife

    A total €12,099 were spent on six air tickets for the Prime Minister’s wife during this legislature, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today. He told Parliament in reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Marthese Portelli that Mrs...

  • 40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    Some 40 Maltese people develop cancer due to obesity every year, the second highest rate in Europe, according to a new international study published today. The report, drafted by acclaimed medical journal The Lancet, found that 4.4 per cent of the...

  • Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia's chauffeur Paul Sheehan is to be arraigned this afternoon after he was arrested earlier today in connection with last week’s shooting. Mr Sheehan, who chased and fired at a car which damaged the ministerial...

  • Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement has been reached for all La Valette Property Fund investors handled by Finco Treasury Management, who had not accepted the bank’s 75c per share conditional offer of May 2011. Finco said in a statement this morning that...

  • Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Air Malta chairman Maria Micallef was three times as good as former chairman Peter Davies, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said today. In a brief intervention on the airline during his speech on the Budget estimates for tourism morning, he...

  • 'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    Gozitans have long clamoured for a permanent link to Malta but not everyone there agrees a bridge or tunnel will be of benefit. Veteran hotelier Victor Borg admits he is not too keen on either of the options that have caught popular imagination...

  • Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia this morning refused to reply to a question by the Opposition spokesman whether the Rapid Intervention Unit had ordered a car involved in a shooting incident last week to be placed on a low loader. The car,...

  • Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister Leo Brincat this morning invited the auditor general to investigate his ministry's travel operations. His request came following a newspaper article alleging that €1 million were spent on travel by his ministry in a year-and-a...

  • New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    The popular ‘Danish Village’ complex in Mellieħa plans to add 30 small holiday homes. A project description report submitted to the planning authority proposes 30 new bungalow units: 25 will be built along the northern edge of the resort and five...

  • European warrant for attempted abduction

    European warrant for attempted abduction

    A German woman, suspected of trying to abduct her three-year-old son last week, will be subject to a European arrest warrant, Times of Malta has learnt. The woman had left Malta just hours after assaulting another woman with a taser gun during the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that in a fleeing reference to the shooting incident involving a minister’s driver, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday insisted he would...

  • Opposition to move no confidence motion in Manuel Mallia

    Opposition to move no confidence motion in Manuel Mallia

    Updated 9.45 p.m. The Opposition will move a no confidence motion in Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said tonight. He said that once the prime minister had not had the courage to dismiss the minister after...

  • Trip Advisor rates Seabank Resort at 8th best all-inclusive resort in Europe

    Trip Advisor rates Seabank Resort at 8th best all-inclusive resort in Europe

    The db Seabank Resort and Spa of Mellieha Bay has been announced as the 8th Best All-Inclusive Resort in Europe by TripAdvisor. The db Seabank Resort was already among the top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in Europe, placing at number 17 last...

  • Joseph Muscat: Agreement reached for launch of distribution of medicines

    Joseph Muscat: Agreement reached for launch of distribution of medicines

    Prime Minister Joseph  Muscat said this evening that a heads of agreement had been reached for a pilot project which will see the door-to-door distribution of medicines in two localities, in line with an electoral pledge. The medicines will be...

  • Teenage girls reported missing

    Teenage girls reported missing

    Two teenage girls have been missing since yesterday, the police said. They are Sephora Camilleri,15 and Donna Edris, 16.(See pictures above) The police said anyone having information about them should phone on 119 or 21 224 0019.

  • Company not responsible for cable damage caused by trenching

    A court has turned down an application by Enemalta to order an excavator company to pay it €216,555 in compensation for a power cut caused by trenching works in Mosta on October 30, 2002. The corporation had sued Denfar Excavators Ltd and held it...

  • Opportunistic thief steals €13,000 in cash

    Opportunistic thief steals €13,000 in cash

    The police are studying CCTV footage after a man apparently stole some €13,000 in cash from an office at the Sparkle Image detergents shop in Gzira yesterday afternoon. The cash was apparently being counted on a desk when the person responsible...

  • PBS CEO says he never heard anyone say Silvio Scerri wanted Norman Vella moved

    PBS CEO says he never heard anyone say Silvio Scerri wanted Norman Vella moved

    PBS chief executive Anton Attard said in court today that he never heard anyone mention that the chief of staff of the Home Affairs Ministry, Silvio Scerri, wanted to get rid of presenter Norman Vella. Mr Attard was testifying this afternoon...