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  • Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    A judge has ordered the re-arrest of the Kalkara murder suspect after he upheld a request for the revocation of bail granted to him earlier this week. Gregorio Scicluna is accused of killing the father of his former partner as well as the...

  • Unemployment down

    The number of people registering for work in September stood at 6,599, compared with 7,619 in the same month last year. The number in August was 6,698. The National Statistics Office said data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation...

  • Summit conclusions call for special attention to remote areas 'such as Malta, Cyprus and Greece'

    Summit conclusions call for special attention to remote areas 'such as Malta, Cyprus and Greece'

    Malta’s lobbying to ensure positive prospects of tapping EU funds for a gas pipeline between Malta and Sicily seems to have been successful as the summit conclusions on energy and climate call for special attention to be paid “to the more remote...

  • PL delegation to visit China

    A Labour Party delegation led by deputy leader Toni Abela will be visiting China for talks with Chinese government representatives. The delegation will have meetings with the Culture Ministry, youth branches and the international department. The...

  • Patient-centric legal framework proposed for diabetes

    Patient-centric legal framework proposed for diabetes

    The Parliamentary Working Group on Diabetes this morning presented a report to Speaker Anġlu Farrugia, highlighting proposals which aim to reduce the high incidence of the condition among the Maltese population. The working group, which is chaired...

  • Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year

    Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year

    Greek private airline Aegean is to start flights to Malta in the summer next year from its Athens hub. The airline, the biggest in Greece, said it intends to initially operate to Malta on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all in the afternoon. It...

  • Roads clogged up by over 200 works

    Roads clogged up by over 200 works

    Roadworks at more than 200 sites across Malta and Gozo are under way or should start in the near future, many of which may clog up alternative routes used by motorists to avoid the ever worsening traffic. Figures obtained from the Transport Malta...

  • Budget Day planned for November 17 as Muscat says EU rules are being respected

    Budget Day planned for November 17 as Muscat says EU rules are being respected

    The Budget is planned to be presented on Monday, November 17, government sources have told Times of Malta. The date has not been officially announced and technically must still be discussed in Parliament’s House Business Committee.  The...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says some 200 road works are clogging up the roads. It also says November 17 has been earmarked as Budget Day. The Malta Independent says the EU letter seeking...

  • PM says Budget does not breach Stability Pact

    PM says Budget does not breach Stability Pact

    Brussels has only asked for a list of the specific indirect taxation measures Malta is planning to introduce, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today allaying concerns that the forthcoming Budget may be in breach of the EU’s Stability...

  • Extraordinary convention of European Popular Party to be held in Malta

    Extraordinary convention of European Popular Party to be held in Malta

    The European Popular Party is holding an extraordinary convention in Malta in the first half of 2017. This was announced today at a meeting for leaders of European Popular Parties in Brussels, attended by Nationalist Party leader Simon...

  • Man hit by car in Floriana

    Man hit by car in Floriana

    A man was injured when he was run over by a car in St Anne Street, Floriana at about 5.15pm. His condition is not yet known. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

  • Updated: Muscat should walk the talk on COLA adjustment - Nationalist Party

    Updated: Muscat should walk the talk on COLA adjustment - Nationalist Party

    (Adds PL statement) The Nationalist Party today asked the government to take various measures to increase the 58c a week cost of living adjustment it was proposing for next year. Addressing a press conference in front of the Office of the Prime...

  • Judges moved to newly restored building

    Judges moved to newly restored building

    Judges are in the process of being moved to a building behind the courts which has just been restored in a €1.9 million project. The project was inaugurated by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici this afternoon. The development is spread across two...

  • Intercontinental Hotel gets go ahead to go higher, former Giorgiani Hotel to be rebuilt

    Intercontinental Hotel gets go ahead to go higher, former Giorgiani Hotel to be rebuilt

    The Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s will be getting an additional three storeys after the planning authority this afternoon gave the development its blessing. The hotel is the first to benefit from the new height policy, through which the...

  • Romanian Presidential elections

    Romanians in Malta may vote in the upcoming Presidential elections. Voting will take place at the Honorary Consulate of Romania, 60 South Street Valletta on November 2 and 16 between 7am and 9pm.

  • Alfred Sant explains reservations to vote for EU general Budget

    Alfred Sant explains reservations to vote for EU general Budget

    MEP Alfred Sant voted in favour of a motion about the European Union’s general budget for next year with a number of reservations. He said in an explanation that in the execution of the EU budget and the use of Union funds, a basic principle of...

  • Updated: No one injured in fire at Solana Hotel

    Updated: No one injured in fire at Solana Hotel

    No one was injured in a fire at a second storey guest room at the Solana Hotel in Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha at around 2.45pm. However, a number of people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was controlled within minutes by Solana...

  • New database helps establish breast cancer risks

    New database helps establish breast cancer risks

    A web-based database which will help doctors assess a person's risk of developing breast cancer has been launched at Mater Dei Hospital. Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne said the project builds a health profile of the patient on the basis of...

  • New corporate identity for Valletta 2018 Foundation

    New corporate identity for Valletta 2018 Foundation

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation launched a new corporate identity. The foundation said this development enforced the shift from Valletta being a candidate city to one that was developing a strong cultural programme leading to 2018 and beyond. The...