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  • Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    The police have advised motorists to avoid low-lying areas due to an ongoing thunderstorm. Heavy rain and hail was reported in several localities particularly in the North and East of Malta, particularly San Gwann, Swieqi and Kappara. At San Gwann...

  • Board dismisses FKNK complaint on breach of code of ethics

    The Governance Board of local councils has rejected complaints by the FKNK that two councillors broke the code of ethics when they wrote about the hunting referendum on the Facebook page of Attard local council. Attard Deputy Mayor Marco Spiteri...

  • Man's two-week detention for failing to turn up in court was illegal arrest - magistrate

    Man's two-week detention for failing to turn up in court was illegal arrest - magistrate

    A magistrate ruled today that a two-week detention sentence given to a man for failing to turn up for in court during separation proceedings amounted to illegal arrest. Mario Camenzuli had been sentenced to two-weeks detention after he failed to...

  • Accused of defiling boy, 17

    A 54-year old man was charged today with defiling a 17-year-old from Senegal and holding the young man against his will in Marsa yesterday. The man, whose name can not be published by court order, pleaded not guilty to all the charges that...

  • 125 prisoners attending courses, subjects include law

    125 prisoners attending courses, subjects include law

    A total of 125 prison inmates are currently attending some form of in-house educational course, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said this afternoon. Lectures are given in a variety of subjects including IT, languages and even law. Mr Abela was...

  • Ivorian man used false document to come to Malta from Italy

    A 22-year-old man from the Ivory Coast will be sent back to Italy, where he has a temporary residence permit, after he admitted to making use of a forged passport to come to Malta. Kone Daouda admitted to the charges before Magistrate Claire...

  • President to attend Auschwitz liberation commemoration

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and Mr Preca are in Poland for ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Dolores Cristina is Acting President. The ceremony will take place tomorrow in the...

  • Hotel Phoenicia among TripAdvisor's top hotels

    TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has listed the Hotel Phoenicia as one of the winners of its Travellers' Choice awards for hotels. The award winners are determined on the reviews and opinions collected in a single year from...

  • Updated - Malta does not agree with Greek debt write-off

    Updated - Malta does not agree with Greek debt write-off

    Any renegotiation of Greece’s austerity programme should not include writing off debt owed to Malta and other eurozone countries,  Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said today. Giving his reaction to the outcome of the elections in Greece, Prof...

  • Demis Roussos passes away

    Demis Roussos passes away

    Greek singer Demis Roussos has died aged 69, the BBC reported. Roussos , who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, passed away at the Hygeia Hospital in Athens. He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and...

  • Hotel arrivals down in November

    Arrivals in hotels during November declined by1.6 per cent compared to November 2013, while total tourist nights remained at par, the National Statistics Office said today. Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments numbered...

  • Drug dealer jailed 11 years and fined €30,000

    Drug dealer jailed 11 years and fined €30,000

    A drug dealer caught in possession of more than a kilogram of cocaine in 2007 was today jailed for 11 years and fined €30,000 after admitting to the charges instead of facing a trial by jury. Stiano Agius, 34, from Qormi, pleaded guilty to the...

  • Mafia boss extradition confirmed on appeal

    Mafia boss extradition confirmed on appeal

    An Appeals Court this morning threw out an appeal filed by Mafia boss Sebastiano Brunno over an order for his extradition. Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi turned down all the complaints Mr Brunno raised in his appeal - primarily that the Italian...

  • PN says five countries sell fuel at under €1/l

    PN says five countries sell fuel at under €1/l

    The Nationalist Party said today that petrol and diesel are being sold at under €1 per litre in five EU countries. Reacting to criticism of its figures, the party said the countries where pump prices are  under €1 are Poland, Latvia, Lithuania,...

  • ‘For your eyes only' - Internal police report is presented in court

    ‘For your eyes only' - Internal police report is presented in court

    An internal police report on what led investigators to wrongly accuse a man of armed robbery in 2013 has been submitted in court but will remain under wraps. The report was filed by Assistant Police Commissioner Mario Spiteri during libel...

  • Big flock of seagulls

    Big flock of seagulls

    This unusually large flock of seagulls was seen over Marsa and the harbour areas yesterday afternoon. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi.

  • Enemalta issues call for commercial operation of Malta-Sicily fibre optic cable

    Enemalta issues call for commercial operation of Malta-Sicily fibre optic cable

    Enemalta has issued a public call for expressions of interest for the commercial operation of the fibre optic cable forming part of the Malta-Sicily Interconnector. Proposals are to be submitted by February 27, at midday.   The Malta-Sicily...

  • Would-be election funds to be handed to local councils - mayors plea for share from permits money

    Would-be election funds to be handed to local councils - mayors plea for share from permits money

    Funds which would have been used for local elections in 2017 will be handed to local councils instead through a special fund, the prime minister said this morning. The elections due in 2017 have been postponed to 2019. Dr Muscat was addressing a...

  • Transport Malta: junction arrangement eased traffic

    Transport Malta: junction arrangement eased traffic

    Transport Malta has refuted criticism that changes at a traffic junction in Marsa have caused an accident black spot, arguing the new arrangement eases the flow in Aldo Moro Road. It was contacted in view of complaints on the recently-introduced...

  • 20 return lost wallets, cash

    Seven people have handed in lost money to the authorities since last July. A further 13 delivered wallets and purses – with or without cash – in the same period. A list of returned items, published every three months, shows that mobile phones...