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  • Updated - Archbishop Cremona ‘crucified’ in clamour for change

    Updated - Archbishop Cremona ‘crucified’ in clamour for change

    Those clamouring for change and seeking the “crucifixion” of the Archbishop want the Church to pull closer to the Nationalist Party, according to Prof Victor Axiak, former head of the Church’s environment commission. “The Church… will not be...

  • Fined for waste in clear bag – not black

    Fined for waste in clear bag – not black

    Plainclothes wardens have taken the interpretation of a bylaw to a new level by fining a man for disposing of his domestic waste in a transparent plastic bag rather than a black one, Times of Malta has learnt. The man is contesting the €46.59 fine...

  • Judge lambasts restaurant pair over injunctions

    Judge lambasts restaurant pair over injunctions

    A judge yesterday lambasted two restaurant owners for “abusing the correct administration of justice” after they filed four warrants of injunction to stop the removal of an illegal timber canopy outside their property. Mr Justice Joseph Zammit...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta, the Malta Independent, MaltaToday and l-orizzont lead with the arraignment of a Gozitan priest accused of sex abuse on three minors. In other stories, Times of...

  • Man stabbed in Floriana

    Man stabbed in Floriana

    A man is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed near a bar in St Thomas Street, Floriana, this afternoon. The man who allegedly stabbed him was arrested a short time later. He is reportedly well known to the police. The injured man was...

  • Blackout compensation will be €25 for households

    Blackout compensation will be €25 for households

    The compensation for households that spent more than 12 hours without electricity between last Tuesday and Wednesday will be of €25 per household, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this afternoon. Speaking during a tour of the Marsa distribution...

  • Transport Malta objects to new cargo handling tariffs

    Transport Malta objects to new cargo handling tariffs

    Transport Malta said today that it was objecting to Valletta Gateway Terminal’s unilateral decision to raise cargo handling charges - technically known as Terminal Operator Charges (TOC). VGT issued a public notice to its customers on August 14...

  • Councils agree name for rebuilt arch

    Councils agree name for rebuilt arch

    The Santa Venera and Birkirkara local councils have finally agreed on the name of the replica of the Fleur-de-Lys arch: ‘The Wignacourt Arch known as the Fleur-de-Lys Gate’. The two local councils had crossed swords after the Birkirkara local...

  • PN asks Auditor-General to investigate Cafe' Premier case

    PN asks Auditor-General to investigate Cafe' Premier case

    The Nationalist Party has asked the Auditor-General to investigate what led the government to pay €4.2 million to Cities Entertainment Ltd for the repossession of the former Cafe’ Premier in Valletta. The request was made by the members of the...

  • Court dismisses bid to stop permit for Dwejra communications hub

    Court dismisses bid to stop permit for Dwejra communications hub

    A court has dismissed a request for the issue of a warrant to stop Mepa from issuing a full development permit for a telecommunications hub at Dwejra, Malta. The request was made by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Ramblers' Association (Malta)...

  • Medal for Maltese commander of Somalia operation

    Medal for Maltese commander of Somalia operation

    The commander of the Maltese contingent on an EU mission off Somalia, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cardona, has been presented with the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal. The decoration was also presented to Commander Ruud W.J.

  • Catechism reprinted

    Catechism reprinted

    The Church has reprinted the Maltese edition of the Catechism of the Church after the first edition went out of print and demand persisted. The Curia said a copy of the new edition was presented to Archbishop Paul Cremona by Mgr Anton Portelli,...

  • Man jailed for failing to pay for stolen cigarettes

    A man who had been convicted of stealing a large amount of cigarettes from an importer was today imprisoned for two years after failing to pay for the stolen   cigarettes as ordered by a court. Victor Scerri, 48  from Cospicua, along with his son...

  • Man accused of stabbing his cousin

    Man accused of stabbing his cousin

    Brandon Pace, 19 of Hamrun, this morning pleaded not guilty to seriously injuring his cousin Ivan Farrugia and to relapsing. Mr Farrugia was stabbed on the left hand side of his chest two days ago in Marsascala. Informed sources said the two had...

  • Bishop warns of past that hinders freedom

    Bishop warns of past that hinders freedom

    Many Christians are obsessed with tradition and this is hindering them from discovering spiritual freedom, according to Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. The hard-hitting words were directed towards Christians who feared letting go the rituals of the...

  • Young priest hides face as he is arraigned over alleged child abuse, bail granted after sitting behind closed doors

    Young priest hides face as he is arraigned over alleged child abuse, bail granted after sitting behind closed doors

    A young priest was granted bail this afternoon after being arraigned before a magistrate in Gozo to face charges of child molestation. The priest, believed to be in his thirties, covered his face as he was taken to court. It is understood that he...

  • New public sector jobs will cost €20m every year

    New public sector jobs will cost €20m every year

    The increase of nearly 2,000 people employed by the government since Labour came to power will set public coffers back some €20 million a year, Times of Malta has calculated. The bonanza of government jobs during the first year of a new Labour...

  • Outbound tourism grows by 6.8%

    The number of people going abroad in the second quarter of this year grew by 6.8 per cent over the same months last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said there were 84,573 outbound tourist trips, of which 72,597 were to EU countries,...

  • Malta 'should host some persecuted Iraqi families'

    Malta 'should host some persecuted Iraqi families'

    Malta should offer to host some of the Iraqi families fleeing their country because of persecution by Islamic State, the shadow minister for home affairs, Jason Azzopardi, said this morning. Writing on Facebook, Dr Azzopardi referred to reports on...

  • University students build race car

    University students build race car

    A group of university students from the communications and engineering faculties have built an open wheel race car from scratch and will be using it to compete at an event with other universities around the world. The group of 15 students spent...