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  • Man found unconscious in drainage tunnel

    Man found unconscious in drainage tunnel

    A man has been hospitalised after he was found unconscious in a water drainage tunnel in Marsa. The discovery was made by a passerby at about noon. It is understood that the man is about 30 years old, from Paola.  

  • British woman hit by car in St Paul's Bay

    British woman hit by car in St Paul's Bay

    A 65-year-old British woman who lives in St Paul’s Bay was injured when she was hit by a car at 11.45am. She is not in a critical condition. The police said the accident happened in Triq San Pawl, St Paul’s Bay. The woman was hit by a Toyota Yaris...

  • Godwin Farrugia's act of bravery acknowledged

    Godwin Farrugia's act of bravery acknowledged

    A memento has been presented to Godwin Farrugia by the Malta Tourism Authority in recognition of his heroic act when he rescued 13 Italian divers at Wied iz-Zurrieq. The divers had gone diving at Wied iz-Zurrieq to explore the Um El Faroud, in...

  • Design policy document proposing increase in minimum property sizes

    Design policy document proposing increase in minimum property sizes

    A new design policy document is proposing an increase in the minimum size of one, two and three bedroom properties as it seeks to do away with modern day slums. The policy is proposing that the minimum size of a one-bedroom property is increased...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals, bed nights

    Increase in tourist arrivals, bed nights

    Tourist arrivals in September increased by 3.2 per cent when compared to the same month last year. A total 156,526 spent 927,418 nights in guesthouses, hostels and tourist villages, the National Statistics Office said. All hotel categories...

  • Russian gaming solutions company opens representative office in Malta

    Connective Games, a Russian company that provides bespoke gaming solutions to casino and poker operators, has opened a representative office in Malta. Julia Salagaeva of Connective Games said, “the local community has been incredible in helping us...

  • Updated: Bridge report should be made public - Din l-Art Helwa

    Din l-Art Helwa this morning again called on the government to make the feasibility study on the proposed Gozo bridge by China Communications Construction Company public. In a statement, it said information about the permanent link to Gozo was not...

  • A bridge too far?

    A bridge too far?

    A bridge between Malta and Gozo is a non-starter for environmentalists, who were unanimous yesterday in shooting down the proposal. Some even appeared glad that the feasibility study has put a €1 billion price tag on the project, arguing this was...

  • Police can only use gun in 'self-defence'

    Police can only use gun in 'self-defence'

    Police officers cannot use firearms against people except in cases of “absolute” self defence, according to internal guidelines seen by Times of Malta. The guidelines that oblige police officers to apply non-violent means before resorting to force...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says the Home Affairs Minister’s security driver, Paul Sheehan, was hospitalised yesterday after he and his brother flew into a rage when a magistrate...

  • Parliament broadens security checks

    Parliament broadens security checks

    Security checks will be introduced near the main stairs of the Palace in Valletta  as from today after problems and delays were encountered yesterday when a single security point was introduced. As from yesterday, all visitors to parliament needed...

  • Ministerial driver loses temper as magistrate investigates

    The Home Affairs Minister’s security driver, Paul Sheehan, was hospitalised yesterday after he and his brother flew into a rage when a magistrate turned up outside their mother’s Gżira home for an onsite inquiry. Mr Sheehan was reportedly...

  • ‘Driver betrayed my trust,’ claims Mallia

    ‘Driver betrayed my trust,’ claims Mallia

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia yesterday said his trust in his chauffeur had been betrayed, as he repeatedly denied having tried to cover up anything on the shooting incident involving the driver, Paul Sheehan. Dr Mallia said he trusted Mr...

  • ‘You have lost moral authority’

    ‘You have lost moral authority’

    Conveying people’s “anger and disgust” at the shooting incident involving a minister’s driver, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil accused the Prime Minister of being weak in the face of abuse. Using his Budget reaction speech yesterday to hit out at...

  • Speech was the most negative ever – PM

    Following what was dubbed the longest Budget speech in history last week, the Maltese had just heard “the most negative speech ever given by an Opposition leader in Parliament,” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said last night. Dr Busuttil had...

  • Opposition spokesman’s premonition

    It was May 6 in Parliament when Opposition home affairs spokesman Jason Azzopardi asked why police training in the use of firearms had been stopped. In the intense exchange that followed with Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, the Nationalist...

  • Police can only use gun in ‘self defence’

    Police can only use gun in ‘self defence’

    Police officers cannot use firearms against people except in cases of “absolute” self defence, according to internal guidelines seen by Times of Malta. The guidelines that oblige police officers to apply non-violent means before resorting to force...

  • Shots fired in recent years

    The police have often resorted to firing warning shots and occasionally injured a criminal, but never for something as trivial as a damaged car, according to crime historian Eddie Attard. February 2004: Mobile squad police officers chased a man...

  • Drugs Bill ‘to help former addicts move on with life’

    Drugs Bill ‘to help former addicts move on with life’

    Drug addicts who successfully complete rehabilitation will have all pending court cases decided together, allowing them to move on with their lives, according to a draft law presented in Parliament yesterday. The court would in these cases have...

  • Couple’s crime record ‘would be a best-seller’

    A couple charged in court with assaulting and resisting the police were yesterday told by a magistrate that, if they put their voluminous criminal records into a book, it would be a “best-seller”. Magistrate Carol Peralta made the comment during...