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  • BOV apologises for inactive card systems

    Bank of Valletta's said this afternoon its card Ssystems were inactive for around one hour due to a technical issue that was now resolved. It apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused.

  • Consultation document on Maltese language launched

    A consultation document on the Maltese language was launched today. The document will be accessible for consultation as from Monday through www.edu.gov.mt. The government said in a statement the document is inspired by the debate on spoken and...

  • Graffitti protest to show solidarity with Greeks

    Graffitti protest to show solidarity with Greeks

    Graffitti and members of the Greek community in Malta today held a gathering to express its solidarity with Greeks and its support for a social Europe. Greeks will tomorrow vote in a referendum on whether to accept or reject the austerity measures...

  • Activities to mark police force foundation day

    Activities to mark police force foundation day

    Police Day activities started this morning with activities and displays at the Notre Dame Ditch in Floriana. The activities, including concerts by the police band, displays by the Dog Section and the Precision Drill Team, in the presence of the...

  • Man pleads not guilty to stealing diesel

    Man pleads not guilty to stealing diesel

    A 33-year-old man from Hamrun was this morning remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to stealing €2,950 worth of diesel. Andrew Bezzina allegedly stole the diesel to the detriment of Gruppo Inventa, Ciappara Construction and Tarcisio...

  • Lifecyclists head off to Iceland

    Lifecyclists head off to Iceland

    A group of cyclists taking part in the Actavis Lifecycle Challenge this morning left for the land of fire and ice to raise funds for renal patients and the Transplant Support Group. William Saliba, 62, is taking part in the challenge for the ninth...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.  

  • Government should give public opportunity to speak on separation of Mepa - Din l-Art Helwa

    Din l-Art Helwa has asked the government to ensure that the public is given adequate opportunity to voice their views and concerns on three Bills to regulate the forthcoming separation of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, published...

  • Updated: More nurses to be employed as projected - government

    More nurses will be employed as projected and required for the country especially in view of the increase in beds available for patients and the investment in health projects, Health Minister Konrad Mizzi and Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne...

  • Archbishop's father funeral details

    Archbishop's father funeral details

    The funeral of Emanuel Scicluna, the Archbishop’s father, is being held on Wednesday, the Curia said. Mr Scicluna, 85, died late on Thursday in a Rome hospital where he was admitted during the presentation of the pallium by Pope Francis to new...

  • Agreement with Sadeen should be published before summer recess

    Agreement with Sadeen should be published before summer recess

    Front Ħarsien ODŻ has reiterated its call for the government to publish its agreement with Sadeen Group over the American University of Malta before the summer recess. Speaking in front of Parliament this morning, Front spokesman James Debono said...

  • Libya peace talks may drag on till December

    Libya peace talks may drag on till December

    Peace talks in Libya could drag on till December or beyond, the Prime Minister of the internationally-recognised government, Abdullah Al-Thinni, told Times of Malta. He expected the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC), the breakaway...

  • Pension change 'should come about earlier'

    Pension change 'should come about earlier'

    Pensioners want changes that can improve their income to be introduced over a shorter period as poverty is becoming a reality for many, according to representatives. Carmel Mallia, president of the Pensioners’ Alliance, said today’s 65-year-olds...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press Times of Malta and The Malta Independent lead with comments by Daboma Jack, the victim of a racist attack on Wednesday. Times of Malta also features calls by the president of the...

  • Police Inspector Roderick Zammit transferred, being investigated

    Police Inspector Roderick Zammit transferred, being investigated

    An internal investigation into Police Inspector Roderick Zammit’s business interests was launched earlier this week and is looking into companies he set up with his brother, Daniel, also a police inspector up to some weeks ago.  Informed sources...

  • Updated: Woman photographed in Hungarian student racial abuse incident turns herself in

    Updated: Woman photographed in Hungarian student racial abuse incident turns herself in

    The woman photographed in the Hungarian student Daboma Jack racial abuse incident last Wednesday has turned herself in to the police and is being questioned. The police said today the 29-year-old woman is from Valletta. They said they were still...

  • €325,010 raised for Dar tal-Providenza

    €325,010 raised for Dar tal-Providenza

    €325,010 were raised for Dar tal-Providenza, residential homes for people with a disability, in a special programme of Xarabank yesterday. The four-hour programme was held to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Home, which was set up by Mgr...

  • Undue pressure ‘risks making police impotent’

    Undue pressure ‘risks making police impotent’

    Undue pressure on the police risked making them impotent, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said yesterday in the wake of public reaction to the incident at the Valletta bus terminus. A black Hungarian student was handcuffed by three rapid...

  • Pension change ‘should come about earlier’

    Pensioners want changes that can improve their income to be introduced over a shorter period as poverty is becoming a reality for many, according to representatives. Carmel Mallia, president of the Pensioners’ Alliance, said today’s 65-year-olds...

  • Pensioners have been jogging on the spot for too many years

    Pensioners have been jogging on the spot for too many years

    Why does sustainability always get into the way of better pensions? Carmelo Mallia, president of the Pensioners’ Alliance, tells Kurt Sansone that pensioners ­– who are finding it difficult to make ends meet – should not be lumped with the burden...