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Boy, 3, hit by car

A three-year-old boy, believed to be Swiss, was injured this afternoon when he was hit by a car in St Anne Street, Marsascala. The boy, who was accompanied by his mother, had just come out of car when the accident happened. He was hit by a car...

  • Is €25 the right amount of blackout compensation?

    Is €25 the right amount of blackout compensation?

    Some 8,000 families will have €25 knocked off their electricity bill as a form of compensation after spending more than 12 hours without power during last week’s cut across Malta and Gozo. Ivan Martin went to Qormi, one of the worst affected...

  • Pakistani aircraft on evacuation flight stops in Malta

    Pakistani aircraft on evacuation flight stops in Malta

    A Pakistan International Airlines aircraft evacuating workers from Libya stopped in Malta this afternoon to refuel because no fuel was available at Mitiga airport in Tripoli. It was the second evacuation flight operated by Pakistan.    

  • Drug couriers jailed for 14 and eight years respectively

    Drug couriers jailed for 14 and eight years respectively

    A drug courier who tried to import €191,862 worth of cocaine to Malta has been jailed for 14 years and fined €30,000. Csaba Fazakas, 62, a Romanian, was arrested at the airport on April 23, 2011 after arriving on a flight from Zurich. The drug was...

  • 13 countries participating in biggest ever Malta airshow

    13 countries participating in biggest ever Malta airshow

    Thirteen countries will be participating in the biggest ever Malta International Airshow next month. Joe Ciliberti, President of the Malta Aviation Society said the show will feature four aerobatic teams: the Italian Frecce Tricolori, the Spanish...

  • Man tries to steal police inspector's car

    Man tries to steal police inspector's car

    A man who allegedly tried to steal a police inspector's car was arrested by a policeman in Paceville yesterday and taken to court today. Simon Chircop, 46 of Attard, pleaded not guilty to trying to steal Inspector Pierre Micallef Griaud's car in...

  • Master in court for keeping trawler in poor condition

    The Egyptian master of the Maltese-registered trawler Golden Dawn was taken to court today and accused of entering harbour without prior notice and not keeping the vessel in a seaworthy condition. Ahmed Maylou was also accused of not having the...

  • Tattoo ink recalled

    The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority said dangerous tattoo inks and kits may have been placed on the market in Malta. It said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of tattoo ink, needles, and kits by...

  • Emirates announces special offer

    Emirates Airlines is offering a 50 percent discount on Economy Class tickets to Larnaca and Dubai, on condition that two passengers travel together. The offer applies for booking and purchasing of tickets between September 1-15. Passengers can...

  • Malta-based charter company adds two Boeing 737 aircraft

    Malta-based charter company adds two Boeing 737 aircraft

    Malta-based air charter company airX has added two 44-seat Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet. They are configured for executive business charter for larger groups such as government delegations, football teams and bands, company chairman John B.

  • Fined €7,800 for catching lampuki too early

    Fined €7,800 for catching lampuki too early

    An illegal catch of €700 worth of the popular dolphin fish, or lampuki, cost a Gozitan skipper dearly as he was fined €7,800. Andrew Azzopardi, 58, of Xewkija, pleaded guilty to catching about 17 boxes of the fish before the official opening of...

  • Loaded gun pointed at Sliema man

    A 73-year-old man who pointed a loaded gun at an acquaintance and then claimed he was only trying to show him the firearm was conditionally discharged for a year. Ugo Scicluna, from Gżira, went to Stephen Galea’s house in Sliema on Saturday and...

  • Inflation rate goes negative

    Inflation rate goes negative

    The annual rate of inflation in July stood at -0.05 per cent, down from 2.08 per cent in the same month last year, the NSO said today. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the Water, Electricity, Gas and Fuels...

  • Missing man found after 19 days

    Missing man found after 19 days

    A man who had been missing for 19 days has finally been found, the police said. Irishman Robert Carrick was found by the police walking in Bugibba.He was taken for a checkup at Mater Dei but found to be in good health.

  • Alert residents foil burglary attempt

    Alert residents foil burglary attempt

    A vigilant man who heard footsteps on his roof in the middle of the night and confronted the burglars through a window foiled a theft in St Paul’s Bay early yesterday morning. Jonathan Tonna told Times of Malta it was 2.30am when he was awoken by...

  • Driver hospitalised after crash, another man falls down shaft

    Driver hospitalised after crash, another man falls down shaft

    One person was slightly injured when a Toyota Yaris and a Honda Civic crashed at the Zebbug junction roundabout on the Rabat road early this morning. The man was hospitalised. MAN FALLS DOWN SHAFT Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Mosta was...

  • Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    A boy is the first Maltese baby born through in-vitro fertilisation using frozen eggs, St James Hospital said. The healthy child was born this week, nine months after the delicate procedure to thaw the eggs and fertilise them was conducted at the...

  • Video - AFM at Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Video - AFM at Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    The band of the Armed Forces of Malta has performed before hundreds of people in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Those present also included AFM commander Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, the chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gavin Gulia, and...

  • Discretion on ban of names is ‘very loose’

    Magistrates and judges are loosely using their discretion to ban publication of an accused person’s name or order a case to be heard behind closed doors, according to the dean of the University’s faculty of laws. “It is very subjective and is...

  • Abuse case priest barred from contact with minors

    Abuse case priest barred from contact with minors

    A Gozitan priest charged with defiling three girls has been banned by both the civil and Church authorities from contact with minors. The priest, who served as a religion teacher at a boys’ secondary school in Malta,was barred from entering...

  • Missing bag with €2,000 returned to owner

    Missing bag with €2,000 returned to owner

    A bag containing €2,000 in cash and a new iPad was lost on a Gozo Channel ferry but returned to its owner untouched shortly after. "There are still good people out there! There is hope!," Ina Pavlova said as she recounted her story. She said she...