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  • Update 2: Daboma Jack recounts experience as minister apologises for the Maltese

    Update 2: Daboma Jack recounts experience as minister apologises for the Maltese

    Daboma Jack said today he saw the fear in the eyes of other black people gathered at the Valletta Bus terminus on Wednesday who did nothing while he was racially assaulted and arrested. “I saw them, the other black people gathered there, they just...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press Times of Malta says the prime minister has confirmed that the new university will be split but both sides will be in the south. It also quotes minister Helena Dalli saying she...

  • Lifeguards assist two bathers at the Blue Lagoon

    Lifeguards assist two bathers at the Blue Lagoon

    Lifeguards at the Blue Lagoon in Comino assisted two men, a Maltese and an Italian in separate accidents yesterday. The voluntary Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) said today that the first incident happened at around 1pm when a Maltese...

  • University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    The university project in the south of Malta will take place and will be better than originally proposed, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. Speaking during the last meeting in the series Gvern li Jisma, Dr Muscat said that part of...

  • Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    A police inspector told a magistrate today how he felt “intimidated” and “humiliated” when lawyer Lynn Zahra publicly accused him of something he did not do. Dr Zahra, the partner of former Labour Minister Joe Grima, allegedlymade false...

  • Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    The busy St Anne Street in Floriana will be closed to traffic at certain times between tomorrow and Sunday, due to filming of The Tempest, Transport Malta said. It will be closed at 7.30pm tomorrow and will reopen at 2am on Saturday, when it will...

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart feast traffic diversions

    Triq D’Argens and Triq l-Imrabat in Sliema will be closed to traffic from 9pm tomorrow because of the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Transport Malta said. It said Triq Rudolph and Triq Manwel Dimech will be closed to traffic from 8pm. All...

  • Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    The eco-tax will no longer have to be paid on electronic equipment as from September 1 when regulations linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said this...

  • Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    (Adds statement by Malta Police Association) A man who accused the police of beating him up in Paceville after they caught him smoking inside a bar this afternoon admitted to lying under oath and to accusing the police of something he knew they...

  • 563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    Victims of discrimination, especially within the civil service, are being invited by the Nationalist Party to contact the party’s KuntattPN and file their complaint. Addressing a news conference this afternoon, deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami...

  • Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be receiving his pallium from the new Apostolic Nuncio Mgr Roberto Cassari in a ceremony at St John’s CoCathedral on July 11. Archbishop Scicluna received the pallium, an ecclesiastical vestment, from Pope Francis...

  • Man lies about knee operation to defraud acquaintance

    Man lies about knee operation to defraud acquaintance

    Serial fraudster Duncan Buttigieg of Ghaxaq was today sentence to 30 more months in jail after pleading guilty to tricking a man into believing he needed money for an operation at St James Hospital. Mr Buttigieg, who has a number of jail sentences...

  • Lucky escape for tourists in Rabat crash

    Lucky escape for tourists in Rabat crash

    No one was injured when a truck crashed into a minibus filled with tourists in the road leading from Mosta to Rabat. The accident happened at around 2pm and caused a considerable traffic jam.

  • Audit report on cost of small schools sends worrying message, MUT says

    Audit report on cost of small schools sends worrying message, MUT says

    A report by the National Audit Office which argued that small primary schools make little financial sense sends a worrying message to all those involved in education as it evidently highlights financial terms above all other considerations, the...

  • Suspended sentence for teenager who stole from hotel rooms 13 times

    Suspended sentence for teenager who stole from hotel rooms 13 times

    A teenager who admitted to 13 thefts from various various hotel rooms has been handed a suspended sentence, with a magistrate warning him that he had caused irreparable damage to the country's reputation.  The 16-year-old boy, whose name cannot be...

  • New route buses arrive from Turkey; start being put into service

    New route buses arrive from Turkey; start being put into service

    Malta Public Transport welcomed the arrival of the first consignment of new buses to Malta this morning, even while the public's attention was focused on the problems which the introduction of new bus cards created. Forty new buses, painted in MPT...

  • Tourist arrivals dip in April

    Total arrivals and nights spent in hotels in April 2015 declined by 0.7 and 4.3 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month in 2014, official data published today shows. (Easter was on April 5 this year, and it was on April 20...

  • Updated - Political parties' audited accounts to be posted online

    Updated - Political parties' audited accounts to be posted online

    Audited accounts of political parties will be posted online on the website of the electoral commission within a month from the date they are submitted, parliament agreed this morning.  The decision was taken during the committee stage debate on...

  • Updated - Court rejects Gaffarena request for warrant

    Updated - Court rejects Gaffarena request for warrant

    Mark Gaffarena’s request for the court to stop a family from selling their part of a Valletta property, at the centre of a controversial expropriation, to third parties was has been rejected by the courts. The request was made on Monday after the...

  • Bus service: Minister says people were right to complain, situation improves

    Bus service: Minister says people were right to complain, situation improves

    Long queues continued to form outside offices of Malta Public Transport this morning, but matters seemed to have improved, with additional personnel having been deployed at the Valletta terminus. Security was also improved. The bus company said it...