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  • Co-education receives very positive response

    Co-education receives very positive response

    Students, teachers and parents are “overwhelmingly” satisfied with the new co-education system despite the “teething problems” in certain schools, a study has found. The comprehensive year-long study, conducted among some 2,000 students across 12...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a study has found that students, teachers and parents are “overwhelmingly” satisfied with the new co-education system despite the “teething...

  • Big grass fire in Ghadira Bay, car damaged

    Big grass fire in Ghadira Bay, car damaged

    Firemen this evening quickly controlled what eyewitnesses described as a 'substantial' grass fire near the Mellieha Bay Hotel. A car was slightly damaged when the flames spread. A number of fire-fighting vehicles were on the scene.

  • Mafia links to Malta ‘not yet fully exposed’

    Mafia links to Malta ‘not yet fully exposed’

    The links that emerged last week between Maltese companies and money-laundering by the Mafia are not the end of the story, industry insiders have warned. Six Maltese companies had their assets seized last Wednesday after the Italian police swooped...

  • No buyer of GO majority stake identified yet, EIT to retain holding in property company

    No buyer of GO majority stake identified yet, EIT to retain holding in property company

    The biggest shareholder in Go plc, Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT), said today that while it is selling its 60 per cent in  stake in the communications company, it will retain its shareholding in Malta Properties Limited, which was...

  • Three face drug charges

    Three young men were charge with the possession of cannabis with the intent to sell it Paceville on Saturday night. The men were arraigned, before Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit, in separate cases. Gambian Mohamed Konteh, 18, admitted to...

  • ‘Prosecute owners who mistreat their pets’

    ‘Prosecute owners who mistreat their pets’

    An animal rights’ lobby group has called for pet owners to be prosecuted if they leave an animal alone in an undesirable environment for long periods. Animal Guardians Malta, previously called Street Cat Rescue, said that the law currently allowed...

  • Woman found dead in Gozo

    Woman found dead in Gozo

    A 71-year-old foreign woman has been found dead in Marsalforn Valley, Gozo. Informed sources said the grim discovery was made about 1.15pm. The woman had been missing for three days. No further details were immediately available. Members of the...

  • In court after trying to sell drug to policeman

    In court after trying to sell drug to policeman

    A 24-year-old man from Niger, who has been living in Malta for eight years, was remanded in custody today after being charged with stealing mobile phones and selling cannabis over the weekend. Hassan Smaile Mohammed, who lives in Msida, pleaded...

  • Romanian pick-pockets arraigned after tip-off to the police

    Romanian pick-pockets arraigned after tip-off to the police

    Two Romanian men were charged in court today with stealing 17 mobile phones and a tablet over the past month. Sources said many of the phones were stolen from bus passengers. The police were tipped that pickpockets were targeting unsuspecting bus...

  • First Malta vs England match to be played on Oct 8 next year

    First Malta vs England match to be played on Oct 8 next year

    Malta's World Cup qualifying matches against England will be played on October 8, 2016 (away) and September 1,2017 in Malta, it was announced today. Malta's Group F matches kick off on September 4,2016 at home against Scotland. See the full...

  • Male prostitution seen as a major cause in HIV increase

    Male prostitution seen as a major cause in HIV increase

    The number of HIV cases confirmed so far this year has already reached the annual average, with drug abuse, male prostitution and migration highlighted as major causes. Figures compiled by the Health Ministry show that while an average of 30 HIV...

  • Emotional reunion for wartime radar plotters, 73 years on

    Emotional reunion for wartime radar plotters, 73 years on

    The names of Anne Rossi, formerly Mallia, and Frances Kane, formerly McNerney, did not initially ring any bells for two elderly women who had not seen each other in over 70 years. But when they were brought face to face, their eyes sparkled as...

  • Muscat: Government plan to tackle power cuts; Major meetings set to raise Malta's international profile

    Muscat: Government plan to tackle power cuts; Major meetings set to raise Malta's international profile

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning  that the government was working hard to tackle the problems in Malta’s power distribution network, which were causing power failures in several localities. He said the problems were the result of a...

  • Busuttil backs Marlene Farrugia calls for Auditor to review power station contract

    Busuttil backs Marlene Farrugia calls for Auditor to review power station contract

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning backed calls by Labour MP Marlene Farrugia for the Auditor General to involve himself in the power station contract after the departure of lead contractor Gasol. Dr Farrugia made her appeal in a...

  • Falzon denies conflict of interest in BOV deal, OPM silence on code of ethics issue

    Falzon denies conflict of interest in BOV deal, OPM silence on code of ethics issue

    Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon is denying any conflict of interest even though he was engaged in negotiations with Bank of Valletta in his capacity as a parliamentary secretary while at the same time discussing his personal early...

  • Italy bans bird trapping while Malta persists despite EU warnings

    Italy bans bird trapping while Malta persists despite EU warnings

    The Italian government has banned bird trapping to avoid facing the European Court of Justice after receiving a second warning from the European Commission, a move that contrasts with the Maltese government’s route of confrontation. On Wednesday,...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says Michael Falzon has denied conflict of interest in the way he negotiated on behalf of the government with Bank of Valletta over the House of the...

  • Mafia links to Malta ‘not yet fully exposed’

    Mafia links to Malta ‘not yet fully exposed’

    The links that emerged last week between Maltese companies and money-laundering by the Mafia are not the end of the story, industry insiders have warned. Six Maltese companies had their assets seized last Wednesday after the Italian police swooped...

  • Falzon denies conflict of interest in BOV deal

    Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon is vehemently denying any conflict of interest even though he was engaged in negotiations with Bank of Valletta in his capacity as a government official while at the same time discussing his personal early...