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  • Doctors cleared of involuntarily causing migrant's death

    Doctors cleared of involuntarily causing migrant's death

    Two doctors who administered Valium to an asthmatic migrant shortly before he died almost 10 years ago were this morning cleared of involuntary homicide after a court ruled that there was no link between the death and the medicine they...

  • Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera is not sure if he hit a car when reversing out of a parking space, but said that if he did, the impact was minimal. Nationalist Party media reported earlier this week that Dr Herrera was involved in a hit and...

  • Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers jumped by a whopping 140 per cent last year, according to the Ombudsman’s annual report. The Ombudsman received 36 complaints from Armed Forces of Malta personnel, largely in relation to promotions awarded in 2013. In 2012...

  • President tours the prison

    President tours the prison

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca visited the prisons at Corradino this morning as part of her Christmas activities. The President was shown around the cells and the common areas by Deputy Police Commissioner Ray Zammit and representatives of...

  • PN welcomes resumption of dialogue on migration

    The Nationalist Party has welcomed the government's decision to reopen dialogue with NGOs on irregular migration. It said it had been a shame that the dialogue started by the former government was  dropped by the present one. New Home Affairs...

  • Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    A controversial development application that incorporates Sliema’s old naval clinic was unanimously approved by the planning authority today despite strong objections from residents and the local council. The design, however, remains a reserved...

  • Sr Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr Doreen Cuschieri,  long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr. Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress of St. Dorothy’s School, has passed away, on her birthday. She was 68. Sr Doreen was also Provincial of the Sisters of St Dorothy. She became headmistress in 1986 and served for more than 25 years,...

  • BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    Bank of Valletta chairman John Cassar White explained to shareholders yesterday why the bank paid the government €4.6 million to extend its lease of the House of Four Winds in Valletta to 65 years and convert it to emphyteusis.   Mr Cassar White...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and l-orizzont report how a court has cleared the way for the government to engage a new bus service operator next month. The Times of Malta also quotes Bishop...

  • Updated - Alleged rapist arraigned - had previous charges of beating a prostitute and assaulting policemen

    Updated - Alleged rapist arraigned - had previous charges of beating a prostitute and assaulting policemen

    A man from Guinea who escaped police custody and was re-arrested, was taken to court today and remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to raping a 23-year-old woman in St Julians. Seykou Ballde escaped from St Julian's police station on...

  • EU ban, but Libyan planes can ‘fly any time’

    EU ban, but Libyan planes can ‘fly any time’

    A Brussels decision to ban all Libyan airlines from operating in European airspace will not affect two passenger planes stranded in Malta and belonging to Afriqiyah Airways. A senior airport source said the two jet liners were Irish registered so...

  • ‘Politicians must not try to capitalise on migration’

    ‘Politicians must not try to capitalise on migration’

    The political class must address the problem of “nationalist populist discourse” on irregular migration rather than adopt it to gain votes, according to human rights NGOs. The problem was raised by UN special rapporteur on human rights Françios...

  • Ghanaian’s plea for help: ‘I am Maltese’

    Ghanaian’s plea for help: ‘I am Maltese’

    A young man of Ghanaian descent is turning to his ‘Maltese siblings’ for help, 13 years after he was paralysed in St Julian’s. “I am Maltese,” is one of the first things he says proudly after sitting down on a sofa in the small Gżira apartment the...

  • ‘Parents need minds at ease on mixed classes’

    ‘Parents need minds at ease on mixed classes’

    Better communication is needed between the Education Ministry and the parents of Form 1 children who started their scholastic year in mixed gender classes, according to the Maltese Association of Parents of State School Students. “I heard a lot of...

  • 24 couples enter civil union in Malta, Gozo

    There are 24 couples who have entered into civil unions – 22 in Malta and two in Gozo, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli said this evening. She told Claudette Buttigieg (PN) in reply to parliamentary questions that another 11 same-sex couples...

  • No winners for record Super Five jackpot

    No winners for record Super Five jackpot

    No one won the record €1.35 million Super Five jackpot tonight, with the prize rising to €1.5 million for next week's draw. The winning numbers today were 14 • 22 • 37 • 38 • 40. Forty-five players guessed four numbers and each won €2,698.31,...

  • Two reinstated policemen aged between 70 and 80

    Two reinstated policemen aged between 70 and 80

    Two of the reserve policemen who have been reinstated since March 2013 were aged between 70 and 80, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi, the minister said four were...

  • Call for EU states to sign, ratify migrant workers convention

    The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) and European civil society organisations called on the EU and its member states to sign and ratify the international convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers...

  • Cervical cancer screening to start next year

    Cervical cancer screening to start next year

    Screening for cervical cancer will start to be offered by the government to women aged between 25 and 35 as from the middle of next year. This was stated by Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne in reply to Parliamentary questions by...

  • Simon Busuttil in Brussels for European Popular Party summit

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil left Malta for Brussels this afternoon for a summit of the European Popular Party being held tomorrow. The summit precedes a European Council meeting being held in Brussels between tomorrow and Friday. The summit...