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  • Prices of nine medicines reduced

    Prices of nine medicines reduced

    Consumer rights minister Helena Dalli this morning announced a reduction in the prices of nine medicines. Reductions vary between nine per cent and 65 per cent and in some cases translate to a reduction of up to €23.90. Addressing a news...

  • Council calls for Mellieha tunnel to ease traffic congestion

    Council calls for Mellieha tunnel to ease traffic congestion

    Mellieha council has called on the government to consider building a tunnel beneath Mellieha to ease traffic, particularly during the summer, when Mellieha centre and the road between Mellieha and St Paul's Bay are full of cars. The council is...

  • Developers appeal for greater professionalism at construction sites

    The Malta Developers Association has called for greater professionalism at construction sites following a number of accidents involving construction workers. "Without going into the merits of individual cases, the MDA feels that certain amateurism...

  • Hunting rules to get stricter after protest

    Hunting rules to get stricter after protest

    Hunters can expect harsher restrictions after Sunday’s unruly protest but the hunting suspension will not be extended beyond October 10, according to the Office of the Prime Minister. “These events [the protest] will pave the way for even stricter...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and the Malta Independent say hunting rules may get stricter after Sunday’s incidents. In-Nazzjon says there is a serious dispute between the Gozo Channel chairman...

  • FKNK files judicial protest, calls on government to reopen hunting season

    FKNK files judicial protest, calls on government to reopen hunting season

    The Hunters' Federation (FKNK) has filed a judicial protest against the Prime Minister and the Minister for the Environment over their decision to suspend the autumn hunting season. Joe Perici Calascione, president, and Lino Farrugia, CEO,...

  • PM in New York for UN General Assembly, climate change conference

    PM in New York for UN General Assembly, climate change conference

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has left for New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Change Summit. The assembly is expected to focus on the situation in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Libya and the spread of...

  • HSBC to set up €2m contingency facility in Fgura

    HSBC to set up €2m contingency facility in Fgura

    HSBC Bank is to set up a €2m contingency facility in Fgura to provide continuity of operations in cases of emergencies requiring the evacuation of staff from operational buildings. The bank said that after a very detailed assessment of the options...

  • Vintage trainer aircraft donated to aviation museum

    Vintage trainer aircraft donated to aviation museum

    The Italian Air Force has donated a North American, Texan T6G trainer aircraft to the Malta Aviation Museum. It follows the Fiat G91 that was donated to the museum in 1997. The Texan T6G was a two-seat trainer used during WWII to train pilots,...

  • 130 recruits join the AFM

    130 recruits join the AFM

    The AFM today welcomed 130 recruits after a call for applications issued last year. 586 had applied to join, and the recruits were chosen after a physical fitness assessment, a motivational interview and a medical examination. Eleven of the...

  • Man charged with stealing items from youth centre

    A 21-year-old man from Rabat has denied stealing several items from a youth centre run by the Salesians in Dingli. Tyron Pace stands charged with stealing a Playstation 3, a Playstation 2, Playstation accessories and games and a tool box, with a...

  • Brussels newspaper sees Karmenu Vella as being among vulnerable nominees

    Brussels newspaper sees Karmenu Vella as being among vulnerable nominees

    Brussels newspaper European Voice has mentioned Karmenu Vella as one of the nominees to the European Commission who may be vulnerable when hearings before the European Commission start next week. Mr Vella's hearing will be on Monday.  "Vella will...

  • Man 'paid €1,000 to Zebbug council projects manager for stall permit'

    Man 'paid €1,000 to Zebbug council projects manager for stall permit'

    An unemployed man from Birzebbuga allegedly paid €1,000 to the former Zebbug Council projects manager for a permit to have a stall in the locality's weekly market. A court heard today that Christian Curmi, 24, the son of a hawker, had been...

  • Man denies causing motorcyclist's death

    Man denies causing motorcyclist's death

    A 27-year-old man from Gzira was today charged in court with the involuntary homicide of a motorcyclist during a traffic accident on the Coast Road in May last year. Nicholas Schembri, a radiographer, denied involuntarily causing the death of...

  • Man admits injuring baby he hurled into cot - baby had broken leg for four days before treatment - children kept in filthy conditions

    Man admits injuring baby he hurled into cot - baby had broken leg for four days before treatment - children kept in filthy conditions

    A man admitted with the police that he violently shook his partner's 11-month-old daughter and then threw her into the cot, fracturing her skull in the process, a court heard this morning. The man told the police that after spending an entire day...

  • Commissioner for Land quits, but won’t say why

    Joe Bugeja, Commissioner for Land since 2012, has resigned. When contacted, he said he did not wish to give the reasons for his decision. “I can tell you that I’ve decided to resign. However, although I’ve explained the reasons for my resignation...

  • Gym membership should be tax free to encourage healthy lifestyle - unions

    Membership of gyms and ‘health clinics’ should be tax free in order to promote a healthy lifestyle and thus reduce pressure on the budget for health, the Forum group of trade unions has suggested in its Budget proposals. It said that all motor...

  • Passenger injures bus driver

    Passenger injures bus driver

    A Nigerian route bus driver, 28, resident in Birzebbuga, suffered slight injures when he was punched by a passenger yesterday. The incident happened in Mosta at about 6.30pm. The man was treated at the locality's health centre. The passenger, a...

  • Karozzin destroyed in Floriana collision

    Karozzin destroyed in Floriana collision

    A karozzin was badly damaged in collision with a car this morning. The incident happened on the bus lane near Portes des Bombes and involved a Toyota Ractis which apparently swerved to avoid another car. Former minister Dolores Cristina was a...

  • Today is car-free day, did you notice?

    Today is car-free day, did you notice?

    Car-free day is being marked today, but the only noticeable difference for most motorists was an increase in traffic, possibly because the school year opened today. St Anne Street in Floriana was among streets closed for the occasion, slowing down...