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  • Malta should get stronger Budget following EU's conditional clearance - Nationalist Party

    The Nationalist Party today welcomed the EU’s conditional clearance to Malta’s 2015 Budget. This decision, in parallel with the government’s repeated assurances on Malta’s strong economic performance and financial stability, should put the...

  • MOAS mission ends today

    MOAS mission ends today

    Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) helped save close to 3,000 lives in the Mediterranean during its 60-day mission which ends today. It will now embark on a fund-raising campaign in hope of relaunching the operation next year. The station...

  • Film industry's 89-year legacy showcased

    Film industry's 89-year legacy showcased

    The Malta Film Commission has produced a new showreel showcasing the 89-year legacy of the Maltese film industry. Following on from a highly successful 2014, with productions such as 'By the Sea', 'Clavius' and 'The Dovekeepers' shooting on the...

  • Two injured in five-car crash

    Two injured in five-car crash

    Two people were injured in a five-car crash in Burmarrad Road, Burmarrad, at 11.45am. One of those injured is a 20-year-old man from Siggiewi, who was driving an Isuzu Elf. The driver of a Toyota Vitz was also hospitalised. The drivers of a Ford...

  • Bank of Valletta reports lower profit

    Bank of Valletta reports lower profit

    The Bank of Valletta Group has reported a profit before tax of €104.1 million for the financial year ended September 30. This represents a drop of €12 million when compared to the €115.8 million pre-tax profit for financial year 2013. The board of...

  • Leisure Clothing workers tell GWU they never witnessed abuse

    Leisure Clothing workers tell GWU they never witnessed abuse

    Workers at Leisure Clothing told the General Workers’ Union they had never witnessed any Asian workers being abused. Earlier this week the police arrested the director of the Chinese-owned clothing firm as part of an investigation into...

  • Increased revenue offset by higher expenditure

    The government’s deficit between January and September 2014 was €283.9 million. Recurrent revenue registered an increase of €171.1 million, offset by higher expenditure of €183.6 million, when compared to the corresponding period last year,...

  • Man injured in fork lifter accident at Hal Farrug

    Man injured in fork lifter accident at Hal Farrug

    A 34-year-old man from Zebbug was grievously injured this morning when the forklifter he was operating overturned. The accident happened at the Polidano Bros site in Hal Farrug Road, limits of Siggiewi, at around 11am.  

  • Family had filed police report about Erin Tanti and Lisa Marie Zahra

    Family had filed police report about Erin Tanti and Lisa Marie Zahra

    A court is this morning continuing to hear evidence into the death of Lisa Marie Zahra, 15, at the foot of Dingli Ciffs last March 19. The evidence is part of the compilation of evidence against Ms Zahra’s former teacher Erin Tanti, 23, who stands...

  • Nationwide study on diabetes to be held

    Nationwide study on diabetes to be held

    A nationwide health study aimed at understanding the incidence of diabetes will be carried out over the next two years. The study will draw links to people's lifestyle and genetics. The first phase of the project - entitled Sahhtek: Health and...

  • AFM patrol craft rescues nine off Greek island

    AFM patrol craft rescues nine off Greek island

    An AFM Maritime Squadron detachment in Greece has rescued nine persons in bad weather off the island of Lesvos. The AFM said that while on routine patrol during the Frontex operation, the crew of the Fast Interceptor Craft was informed that a...

  • Authors to be paid for library lending

    Authors to be paid for library lending

    Maltese authors will finally be remunerated every time their books are borrowed from any of the 43 public libraries. The €10,000 scheme will be implemented by the end of the year, bringing the island in line with an EU directive on rights related...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that Mepa has given the green light for a new, six storey Emergency Department block at Mater Dei Hospital. The Times of Malta, the Malta Independent and...

  • Driver dies two months after crash

    Driver dies two months after crash

    A trailer-truck driver who was grievously injured in a crash in August passed away last week, it was reported today. The 43-year-old man from San Gwann was trapped in the wreckage of his cabin when the vehicle overturned after hitting a barrier in...

  • Updated - German expert advocates fiscal measures to discourage car use - Government considering light rail

    Updated - German expert advocates fiscal measures to discourage car use - Government considering light rail

    Updated - Government considering light rail or monorail - Improving the roads infrastructure was important, but, on its own, it would not solve the traffic problems, according to a German traffic expert. Manfred Boltze from Darmstadt University of...

  • Update 2 - Two women critical after head-on crash

    Update 2 - Two women critical after head-on crash

    Two women were critically injured this afternoon when their cars crashed head on in Mgarr Road, Zebbiegh. The cars were a Toyota Vitz driven by a 43-year-old woman from St Paul's Bay and a Hyundai Atos driven by a 44-year-old woman from...

  • Tax on rented properties reduced to 15%

    Tax on rented properties reduced to 15%

    The tax charged on revenue from rented residential properties has been reduced from 35% to 15%. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said the measure was announced in the last Budget and was being brought in now, backdated to January 1. He said the...

  • Consumers of tampered smart meters charged in court, one handed suspended sentence

    Consumers of tampered smart meters charged in court, one handed suspended sentence

    Fourteen consumers were today charged in court with stealing electricity through their tampered smart meter, allegedly stealing almost €93,000 worth of electricity in total. One of the consumers, Alan Cachia, admitted to the charges brought...

  • Former Enemalta chairman denies misuse of public funds

    Former Enemalta chairman denies misuse of public funds

    Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter appeared in court today charged with misappropriating public funds through the use of the corporation's credit card abroad. Mr Tranter, 51, from Swieqi, who pleaded "definitely not guilty", is charged with...

  • Infamous Mellieha thief jailed

    The thief whose photograph made the rounds on Facebook as he was burgling a villa in Mellieha was this afternoon jailed for a year after pleaded guilty. Jason Scerri, 40, from Balzan, also admitted to being a relapser, to breaching bail conditions...