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Government's €180m stock issue snapped up

A government stock issue of an aggregate €180 million has been closed early because of over-subscription. The Treasury said subscription was closed yesterday at 5 p.m when the issue of €100m plus over-allotment of €80m were over-subscribed. The...

  • Maltese injured in Libya explosion, flown home

    Maltese injured in Libya explosion, flown home

    A Maltese who was injured in a blast in Libya has been flown to Malta and is recovering at Mater Dei Hospital. He suffered leg fractures when a bomb exploded close to his house, and was flown back to Malta yesterday, Mario Cutajar, head of the...

  • Libyan claims he was assaulted by police during arrest, escape

    A Libyan man claimed in court today that he was assaulted by police at St Julian's police station when he asked them why they had arrested him. Eihab Ahmed Elsadi, 31, from Gzira, was arrested yesterday evening after the police found him drunk. He...

  • Ukrainian sailor had gun in his suitcase

    A 36-year-old sailor who was caught with a pistol in his suitcase at the airport has been fined €750 and conditionally discharged for six months. Oleksander Halkin, a Ukrainian, was stopped on Tuesday after security officers found the pistol in a...

  • Msida shooting: Victim and the accused had tea together a few days previously

    Msida shooting: Victim and the accused had tea together a few days previously

    A man who was shot twice in the head in Msida in April, this afternoon turned on the man who stands accused of shooting him and asked 'Why did you do this to me, what did I do to you?" Vince Muscat, bearing the scars of his injuries, shouted his...

  • Van catches fire in Luqa

    Van catches fire in Luqa

    A refrigerator van was destroyed in a fierce fire in Council of Europe Road near Luqa this afternoon. No one appears to have been injured but the road, leading to Marsa, was closed.  People on the scene said they had heard an explosion before the...

  • The Philippines charters ship to evacuate workers to Malta

    The Philippines charters ship to evacuate workers to Malta

    The Philippines has chartered a ship to evacuate Filipino workers in Libya to Malta. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told the media this morning that a ship that can carry up to 1,000 is being readied to evacuate the workers as the situation...

  • Convicted thief jailed another 2.5 years

    Convicted thief jailed another 2.5 years

    A convicted thief stopped by the police who saw him wearing a long sleeved jacket in the middle of summer before he tried to run away told a magistrate he was jogging to lose weight. Jonathan Felice, 25, of Qormi, told Magistrate Marseann Farrugia...

  • New Air Malta policy supports breastfeeding on airline's aircraft

    New Air Malta policy supports breastfeeding on airline's aircraft

    Mothers will be allowed to breastfeed on Air Malta flights as the airline launches a policy to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week. The international week dedicated to breastfeeding, between Friday and August 7, raises global awareness to...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - July 30

    Editor's choice of your photos - July 30

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Maximilian Ciantar gets bail

    Maximilian Ciantar gets bail

    Road menace Maximilian Ciantar was this morning granted bail against a deposit of €1,000 and a personal guarantee of €10,000. Mr Ciantar was arrested earlier this month accused of violating a driving ban, causing an accident and threatening the...

  • Higher outlay on social security benefits

    The outlay on social security benefits increased by €6.7 million in the first half of the year, when compared to the same period last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said this was mainly due to an increase in expenditure on...

  • Isle of MTV Malta Special programme on Friday

    Isle of MTV Malta Special programme on Friday

    A 60-minute programme including highlights of this year’s Isle of MTV Malta Special, featuring Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Kiesza, Dizzee Rascal and DJ Hardwell, will be broadcast on the MTV Euro on Friday at 9pm. The Malta Special will...

  • Alexander Cachia Zammit passes away

    Alexander Cachia Zammit passes away

    Former Nationalist minister Alexander Cachia Zammit has passed away, 12 days short of turning 90. PN leader Simon Busuttil tweeted this morning: "Farewell to dear Sandy Cachia Zammit, PN Żejtun stalwart and former minister in the Gorg Borg...

  • Young Maltese singer successful in Sicily festival

    Young Maltese singer successful in Sicily festival

    Young mezzo-soprano Christina Magrin has won her category (Baby 6-12 years) in Una Stella sta Nascendo, a music festival in Sicily. Christina, 11, started taking vocal lessons in October under the guidance of Gillian Attard. She recently also won...

  • Tailored treatment for ME is on horizon

    Tailored treatment for ME is on horizon

    After years of agonising delays, patients suffering from the debilitating ME and fibromyalgia could finally be provided with a tailored treatment programme. The long-awaited proposal was made by a working committee set up to draw up a strategy for...

  • Abducted man kept in a cell most of time

    Abducted man kept in a cell most of time

    Retired army captain Martin Galea was abducted in a Tripoli district controlled by an Islamist group and kept in a cell most of the time, Libyan sources involved in his release have told Times of Malta. There were a couple of instances when it...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that according to Libyan sources involved in retired army captain Martin Galea's release, he was abducted in a Tripoli district controlled by an...

  • Police called to quell disturbance near Marsa open centre

    Police reinforcements were called to quell a disturbance near Marsa open centre late this evening. Informed sources said a fight had broken out between groups of migrants but the situation was brought under control by the police before anyone was...

  • MTA CEO to step down

    Josef Formosa Gauci, CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, is to step down after six years in the post. His departure will come into force after a new CEO is appointed and a hand-over takes place, informed sources said. A new MTA board was named...

  • Students' Council sees benefits in Smart Card abolition, but calls for monitoring

    Students' Council sees benefits in Smart Card abolition, but calls for monitoring

    The KSU University Students' Council this evening generally praised government plans to remove the Smart Card system but asked for clarifications on checks and balances to be used with the new system. Under the new system, the same amount of...