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  • PL demands Simon Busuttil take action against Toni Bezzina

    The Labour Party has called on Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil to take action against shadow minister Toni Bezzina following allegations he made civil servants sign a false declaration. The PL said this was a very serious case which...

  • Government contracts being processed more efficiently

    Government contracts are being processed more efficiently with the time taken to adjudicate tenders down from 250 days in 2013 to 115 days, principal permanent secretary Mario Cutajar said. Addressing a seminar for SMEs as part of the public...

  • Lawyers file judicial protest, claim new court fees are illegal

    Lawyers file judicial protest, claim new court fees are illegal

    Forty-three lawyers this morning filed a judicial protest claiming that higher registration fees being imposed at the law courts were illegal since they were not covered by law. The lawyers filed the protest in the First Hall of the Civil Courts...

  • Disgruntled cabin crew settled dispute after airline offered commission on sales

    Disgruntled cabin crew settled dispute after airline offered commission on sales

    The end of the dispute between Air Malta and its cabin crew over the replacement of their on-board ‘healthy meal’ with a ‘baguette’ sandwich came about after the company offered flight attendants a cut of in-flight sales, Times of Malta can...

  • Woman suffered broken bone after complaint about sofa

    Woman suffered broken bone after complaint about sofa

    A 56-year-old man was given a 15-month jail term suspended for three years today for injuring a woman and breaking a bone in her left hand, after she complained that a sofa in a rental apartment he owned was mouldy. Carmelo Delia, of Xghajra, was...

  • Crew of 'Maltese-managed' tanker held in Libya

    The five-man crew of a small Maltese-managed tanker are in custody in Tripoli on suspicion of smuggling fuel, the Tripoli Herald said today. They were arrested three weeks ago when their vessel, the Sun Oil, was towed to Tripoli by an Italian...

  • New video, pictures - At least nine killed in Corinthia Tripoli Hotel attack, assailants killed by grenade - PM to make statement in Parliament

    New video, pictures - At least nine killed in Corinthia Tripoli Hotel attack, assailants killed by grenade - PM to make statement in Parliament

    Update 9 - New video, details - (Reuters video above was recorded before some details were clear) At least nine people including guests were killed in a partial take-over of the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli by a number of terrorists today. Those killed...

  • Abela meets Ombudsman, Police Association

    Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said yesterday that he has had a number of informal talks with the Malta Police Association and has also met the Ombudsman. The Malta Police Association is currently in dispute with the government over fixed...

  • Eurovision Song Contest - Malta in second semi final

    Eurovision Song Contest - Malta in second semi final

    Malta will be on stage in the first half of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, according to the draw made in Vienna. The semi-finals will be held on May 19 and 21. Malta will be represented by Amber with her song Warrior. The...

  • 426 suspended sentences by Magistrates last year

    The Magistrates’ Courts in Malta handed down 426 suspended sentences last year, compared to 479 in the previous year. In the Superior Criminal Courts the respective numbers were 24 and 38. Answering a parliamentary question by Carm Mifsud Bonnici...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta carries an interview with one of the models duped by a fake Danish doctor. The Malta Independent asks if Greece's rejection of austerity will change Europe's...

  • Search for reported corpse at sea to continue this morning

    A search is set to continue this morning for a man said to have been seen on the reef known as Sikka l-Bajda off Mellieha. Divers reported having seen the corpse of a young man yesterday afternoon. According to reports he had ID documents showing...

  • Updated - Rabat station owner says he was 'pressured' not to cut diesel price

    Updated - Rabat station owner says he was 'pressured' not to cut diesel price

    A Rabat petrol station has scrapped plans to cut its diesel price by 2c, with the owner complaining he was pressured by the fuel supplier.  Mario Camilleri, owner at M&N Camilleri fuel pump, said the supplier -  Falzon Group - this morning...

  • Models fear fake doctor filmed medical examinations

    Models fear fake doctor filmed medical examinations

    A model who fell for the ruse of the Danish fake doctor who tricked her and two others into undergoing medical examinations that included having their breasts fondled feels the “pervert” got off too lightly and the court would have handled the...

  • 22,183 SMS emission reports in 22 months, 681 notifications for vehicle testing

    22,183 SMS emission reports in 22 months, 681 notifications for vehicle testing

    The authorities imposed restrictions on the licences of 155 cars which were not submitted for emission tests after reports made by SMS over the past 22 months. Another 38 cars failed the test. Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Marthese Portelli...

  • Police to act over unlicensed Montekristo zoo

    Police to act over unlicensed Montekristo zoo

    The police are to take action over the zoo at Montekristo, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said in Parliament this evening. He was replying to a parliamentary question by Mario Galea, opposition spokesman on animal welfare, who referred to a...

  • Wifi hotspots to increase to 300

    There are currently 191 free wifi hotspots in Malta and Gozo and the government plans to increase their number to 300 by the end of next year, Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a parliamentary question by Censu Galea (PN)...

  • House marks Auschwitz anniversary

    House marks Auschwitz anniversary

    The House of Representative this evening held a minute's silence in memory of the millions killed in Auschwitz concentration camp during the war. The commemoration was held on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. The Israeli...

  • Approval issued for nine boutique hotels in Valletta

    Applications for nine boutique hotels in Valletta have been approved out of 14 submitted, Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said in Parliament this evening. He said the applications were a sign of the rejuvenation of Valletta. Dr Falzon was...

  • Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    The police have advised motorists to avoid low-lying areas due to an ongoing thunderstorm. Heavy rain and hail was reported in several localities particularly in the North and East of Malta, particularly San Gwann, Swieqi and Kappara. At San Gwann...