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  • 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...

  • AFM rescues 13 divers, three sailors, in separate incidents

    AFM rescues 13 divers, three sailors, in separate incidents

    The Armed Forces of Malta evacuated several persons who found themselves in difficulty early this afternoon in two separate incidents. Three crew members of a Togo registered bunkering barge, which was in distress off the coast of Malta were...

  • Rents up 15% in Sliema, St Julian's

    The rent charged by landlords has gone up by as much as 15 per cent in the past year in areas such as Sliema and St Julian’s, according to Frank Salt property consultants.Demand has been building up to the point where a tenant can be found within...

  • Accused wins challenge to have case heard by lower court

    A man charged with trafficking five kilograms of cannabis four years ago will be judged by the Magistrates' Court instead of a judge after a court upheld an application in which he challenged the Attorney General's discretion on how his case...

  • Team official admits assaulting referee

    Team official admits assaulting referee

    A man was this afternoon conditionally discharged for three years and banned from football stadiums after he admitted assaulting a referee during a youth match between Gzira and Kirkop on Monday evening. Emanuel Ciantar, 44, from Gzira, pleaded...

  • EU summit outcome important for Malta gas pipeline project

    EU summit outcome important for Malta gas pipeline project

    Prospects of tapping EU funds for a gas pipeline between Malta and Sicily could hinge on the outcome of the European Council meeting today and tomorrow in Brussels, which is focusing on energy and climate change. Sources close to the government...

  • Traffic accidents increase, Sundays have fewest traffic accidents, but highest casualty-to-accidents ratio

    Traffic accidents increase, Sundays have fewest traffic accidents, but highest casualty-to-accidents ratio

    The number of traffic accidents between July and September increased by 6.9 per cent when compared to the same period last year, official figures issued today show. The number of accidents totalled 3,802, an increase of 247. Increases were...

  • Nissan recalling 260,000 vehicles globally with Takata air bags

    Nissan Motor Co said today it is recalling 260,000 vehicles globally due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp. The Japanese parts maker is at the centre of a burgeoning number of recalls over air bags that could spray shrapnel...

  • Updated: Matsec fees increase is 'tax on education' - PN

    Updated: Matsec fees increase is 'tax on education' - PN

    (Adds government statement) The increase in Matsec exam fees revealed last week was a new tax on education imposed by the government, the PN's spokesman for education, Joseph Cassar, said this morning. Speaking at a press conference, he criticised...

  • Marilyn Monroe’s first-time prints go up for auction in Malta

    Marilyn Monroe’s first-time prints go up for auction in Malta

    We have all seen the iconic shot of sex symbol Marilyn Monroe trying to hold her skirt down as it was lifted up by a blast from a subway vent. However, there are many other photos of the glamorous actress which have never seen light of day. Ian...

  • Mallia underlines reform rather than punishment to rehabilitate offenders

    Mallia underlines reform rather than punishment to rehabilitate offenders

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Malllia this morning underlined the importance of reform, rather than punishment, as the most effective way to rehabilitate offenders. Speaking at an international conference on restorative justice being held in Malta...

  • Mizzi 'not involved' in relative’s employment

    Mizzi 'not involved' in relative’s employment

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi insists he was not involved in the recruitment process that led to his sister-in-law being employed by a department falling under his political responsibility. Lourdes Camilleri was among 70 new full-time cleaners...

  • House starts debating law for union membership for police, army

    The Bill giving personnel in disciplined forces the right to join a trade union was yet another landmark in the country’s history, even if uniformed personnel would still not be able to strike, Home Affairs Minister Emanuel Mallia said. Speaking...