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  • Cruise ship gets stuck in harbour

    Cruise ship gets stuck in harbour

    A cruise ship leaving the Grand Harbour on Saturday suffered an engine failure which left it powerless near the port entrance. The ship drifted for around 100 metres before the captain was forced to drop anchor in order to avoid hitting the...

  • Bus passengers increase by 20 per cent since introduction of card system

    Bus passengers increase by 20 per cent since introduction of card system

    The number of bus passengers has increased by 20 per cent since the introduction of the tallinja card system a year ago, according to Malta Public Transport general manager Konrad Pulé. Complaints have been reduced by more than half. Mr Pulé told...

  • Data chief refuses to shed light on secret energy deals

    Data chief refuses to shed light on secret energy deals

    Information that is in the public interest need not necessarily be disclosed, the Data Protection Commissioner has ruled, as he backed the government on seven refusals to publish documents under freedom of information law. The requests had been...

  • Orthopaedic surgeon ‘shocked’ by high number of car accidents

    Orthopaedic surgeon ‘shocked’ by high number of car accidents

    Drivers involved in collisions should be automatically breathalysed and have their call logs checked to cut down on accidents caused by alcohol or mobile phone use, according to a surgeon dealing with the consequences. John Casaletto, an...

  • Muscat: The economy is growing 'despite' the banks - PM keeps up attack on practices

    Muscat: The economy is growing 'despite' the banks - PM keeps up attack on practices

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat returned to his attack on the practices of local banks this morning, saying the economy was growing 'despite' the banks. Dr Muscat launched his attack last week when the government announced a scheme to help access to...

  • German teenager missing in Malta

    German teenager missing in Malta

    German student Mike Mansholt, 18, is missing, the police said today. He was last seen on Friday in a hotel in Sliema. He had a blue and black mountain bike. Anyone having information was requested to phone  21 224001 or 119.   His relatives said...

  • Busuttil: Muscat's Singapore trip with Mizzi and Schembri is 'in bad taste' - Opposition call for PMQs being turned down

    Busuttil: Muscat's Singapore trip with Mizzi and Schembri is 'in bad taste' - Opposition call for PMQs being turned down

    The Prime Minister's decision to travel to Singapore with minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri is in 'bad taste' in view of the Panama Papers scandal, and shows that Dr Muscat has no shame, Simon Busuttil said this morning. The...

  • Magistrate embroiled in ‘political’ controversy

    Magistrate embroiled in ‘political’ controversy

    A libel case has stoked legal and political controversy after a magistrate was asked to remove herself and refused, and passed what a lawyer and Nationalist MP has described as a “political comment”. The request for the magistrate to withdraw will...

  • Hit by car in early morning accident

    An 18-year-old Italian man was seriously injured early this morning when he was hit by a car in St Julian's, the police said. The accident happened in Borg Olivier Street at 3.30am. The Opel Corsa car was being driven by a 41-year-old man from...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top headlines in the Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times reports how the Data Protection Commissioner has refused to shed light on secret energy deals. The newspaper also reports that a libel case has stoked legal...

  • Muscat leaving for Singapore to dispatch delayed LNG ship

    Muscat leaving for Singapore to dispatch delayed LNG ship

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will this week travel to Singapore to view the conversion job being carried out on the LNG storage vessel to be used at the new gas-fired power station in Delimara. Earlier this week, Dr Muscat again refused to give a...

  • Girl, 12, suffers eye injury in freak accident

    Girl, 12, suffers eye injury in freak accident

    A 12-year-old girl from Valletta suffered a serious eye injury while in the company of friends at City Gate this evening. She was apparently injured in a freak accident when a key which one of her friends was handling suddenly hit her in an...

  • Chairman of the Commission on Domestic Violence appointed

    Joseph Gerada has been appointed chairman of the Commission on Domestic Violence. He currently chairs the Foundation for Social Welfare Services and has represented the government on the Social Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe for the...

  • Slime hits southern bays again

    Slime hits southern bays again

    The bays at Kalanka and St Peter’s Pool in Delimara were yesterday again filled with a slew of greasy slime locals are convinced emanates from the fish farms in the vicinity. Regular visitors to the area have observed there is a pattern as to when...

  • Canadian-born man charged with cannabis trafficking

    Canadian-born man charged with cannabis trafficking

    A 37 year-old Canadian-born man from Siggiewi has been charge in connection with the discovery of half a kilo of cannabis grass as well as cannabis plants. Michael Brandon Calleja, who is unemployed, was charged this afternoon before Magistrate...

  • Elderly man hit by motorcycle

    Elderly man hit by motorcycle

    A 72-year-old man was seriously injured this morning when he was hit by a motorcycle in St Joseph High Road, Hamrun. The police said the accident happened at about 9.30am. The Symphony SR motorcycle was being driven by a 25-year-old man from Qormi. 

  • Young man critical after falling in field

    Young man critical after falling in field

    A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after falling a height of some five metres into a field on the outskirts of Rabat this morning. The man, who is from Lija, had been walking on a country road near an entertainment venue at about 10.15...

  • PM’s trips in private jet cost EU, Malta €1.2 million

    PM’s trips in private jet cost EU, Malta €1.2 million

    Almost €1.2 million were spent on 34 private jet trips to ferry Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his delegation on official trips abroad. Each trip cost an average of €35,000 with the EU refunding 80 per cent of any travel costs connected to EU...

  • Air Malta/Alitalia talks proceeding 'at strong pace' - prime minister

    Air Malta/Alitalia talks proceeding 'at strong pace' - prime minister

    Talks for Alitalia to become an Air Malta strategic partner and 49 per cent shareholder are proceeding at a strong pace, but the deal will not go ahead unless it is beneficial for the Maltese airline, the prime minister said. "Every side in talks...

  • Police warn: Remove your trousers; get booed on browsers!

    Police warn: Remove your trousers; get booed on browsers!

    The Malta police have issued a video to warn against sexual blackmail on the internet. An average of three people per week reported attempts of sexual blackmail in the first half of this year. Most were men aged between 18 and 50. They would...