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  • Update 3: No signs of violence on corpse found in Qormi valley

    Update 3: No signs of violence on corpse found in Qormi valley

    Updated 12.45 Wednesday An autopsy has revealed no signs of violence on a badly decomposed corpse found in a valley off Luqa Road, Qormi, yesterday. The police said foul play has been ruled out. They confirmed that the body was of a 54 year old...

  • Updated: Cost of living increase may be 58c

    Updated: Cost of living increase may be 58c

    The cost of living increase for next year is likely to be 58c per week, reflecting a year of low inflation. Government spokesman Carmelo Abela would not confirm the figure, but acknowledged the Retail Price Index mechanism "was pointing towards...

  • Summer time ends on Sunday

    Summer Time in Malta will end at 3am on October 26, the Department of Information said. Clocks have to be moved back one hour, putting Malta one hour ahead of GMT.

  • One person injured in migrant centre disturbance

    One person injured in migrant centre disturbance

    A migrant was slightly injured this morning after an argument at Hal Far migrants' detention centre developed into a disturbance. Police reinforcements were called to the scene. It is understood that the disturbance started when six migrants...

  • UN, Malta cautious on Libya peace talks

    UN, Malta cautious on Libya peace talks

    Talks aimed at securing peace and stability in Libya have led to a "mood change" but little tangible results, according to UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon. Late night talks were held in Malta between Mr Leon and a Libyan government...

  • Malta issues highest number of residence permits in proportion to its population

    Malta issues highest number of residence permits in proportion to its population

    The number of first residence permits issued by Malta last year was by far the highest among EU member states as a proportion of the population. Data issued this morning by Eurostat shows that 2.8 million residence permits were issued by the EU’s...

  • Pensioner who waved the flag for cruise liners passes away

    Pensioner who waved the flag for cruise liners passes away

    Charles Cremona, 72, the pensioner who waved the Maltese flag from a block of flats practically every time a cruise liner sailed in or out of Grand Harbour, has passed away. "I feel as if I’m contributing to my home country in my own little way,"...

  • Danish woman critically injured in unusual incident

    Danish woman critically injured in unusual incident

    A Danish woman, 44 was critically injured late yesterday when she fell while being carried by her husband, the police said. The incident happened at about 8.45 in Qawra Road, Qawra. The police said the woman was found on the ground. During initial...

  • Bus fares still under discussion with Spanish company

    Bus fares still under discussion with Spanish company

    Talks on the tariff structure of the new bus service are still in progress with the preferred bidder, Autobuses de Leon of Spain, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He was replying to a question in Parliament by Nationalist MP Toni Bezzina on...

  • Veteran broadcaster passes away

    Veteran broadcaster passes away

    Veteran broadcaster Manni Spiteri has passed away, aged 79. He passed away suddenly in a small studio he had built in his house, where he still recorded programmes for radio. Mr Spiteri was a pioneer of the Department of Information and was...

  • Updated: PN calls for conclusion of National Bank case

    (Adds PL statement) The government will be analysing the National Bank situation in the interest of all, the Labour Party said in a statement. It was replying to a statement by the Nationalist Party issued earlier today in which the PN welcomed...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that the UN envoy to Libya has arrived in Malta for talks with the Libyan prime minister. The Turkish envoy to Libya was also in Malta yesterday. The Malta...

  • Government says it has no indication that the budget risks breaching EU rules

    Government says it has no indication that the budget risks breaching EU rules

    Updated Wednesday 6.30 am The government said in a statement last night that it had 'no indication' that the European Commission considered Malta's budget plans as being at risk of breaching EU budget rules. The Financial Times had reported that...

  • 50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have had their licences suspended this year because they went over the 12-point limit, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He explained in reply to a parliamentary question that all new driving licences are being issued under the points...

  • Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told members of the Malta Developers Association that he continued to question certain bureaucratic procedures and whether they offered solutions to real problems. The Prime Minister told the more than 150 members of...

  • Power supplies suspended for unpaid bills

    A total 1,662 accounts had their power supplies suspended for unpaid bills since March 2013, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi told Jason Azzopardi (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question.    

  • Submarine fibre-optic cable study

    Amended - The government is in the process of  issuing a tender for a feasibility study on the laying a submarine fibre-optic cable to enhance connectivity between Malta and Gozo, Investment Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a Parliament...

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine

    The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available from all government health centres between November 3 and 22, both days included, the government said. It said in a statement most councils and a number of family doctors were participating in the...

  • Malta to give scholarships on climate change

    Malta will be giving scholarships on climate change to more vulnerable and developing countries as part of its commitments to the UN Conference on Climate Change and to the European Union. The scholarships will form part of Malta’s obligations...

  • Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop Paul Cremona was given the wrong advice on divorce, blogger and columnist Fr Joe Borg said on Times Talk this evening. The programme was discussing the Archbishop’s resignation and the future of the Catholic Church in Malta. Fr Borg,...