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Disgust after bedroom is dumped at Selmun - ministry reacts

Disgust after bedroom is dumped at Selmun - ministry reacts

A public-spirited man showed his disgust over dumping at Selmun by shooting this video, which is now doing the rounds on social media. It shows the remains of a main bedroom, dumped at the picturesque site. The video was uploaded by Raniero Borg. In a statement the Ministry for Transport and the Infrastructure condemned the dumping.  Unfortunately such...

  • Shipyard directors to be charged on diver’s death

    Shipyard directors to be charged on diver’s death

    Palumbo shipyard directors are expected to be charged with the involuntary homicide of a diver who drowned while working in a dock, the Times of Malta has learnt. The police yesterday told this newspaper charges would be filed in relation to the...

  • Top job for Maltese-Canadian

    Top job for Maltese-Canadian

    Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train has appointed Steve Sammut as its new President. Mr Sammut is of Maltese descent. Both his parents are from Rabat. The company, which is based in Vancouver, said that...

  • Cachia Caruana wins damages in long-running libel case

    Cachia Caruana wins damages in long-running libel case

    Richard Cachia Caruana, Malta's former permanent representative to the EU, has been awarded €5,000 in libel damages after a court upheld a libel case against It-Torca which he instituted in 1998. The case was passed on before several judges and...

  • UAE to help Malta civil service with new Apps

    UAE to help Malta civil service with new Apps

    The United Arab Emirates are to help Malta in the provision of Apps to ensure that public services are available round the clock. A memorandum of understanding was signed today during talks in Dubai led by the prime minister. Dr Muscat is...

  • Marlene Farrugia fires broadside at government - 'This is not what the people voted for'

    Marlene Farrugia fires broadside at government - 'This is not what the people voted for'

    Former Labour MP Marlene Farrugia has hit out at the Labour Party for neither being a party, nor Labour. In a Facebook post above a report in Times of Malta about Konrad Mizzi being the only candidate for the PL deputy leadership race, Dr Farrugia...

  • Man being questioned after big Valletta jewellery theft

    Man being questioned after big Valletta jewellery theft

    The police are questioning a man following theft of jewellery from a Valletta shop. The police said  a man entered the shop in Republic Street at about 11.30am and stole items having a substantial value. Informed sources said the items were worth...

  • Updated - Power from gas power station in the summer, ministry says

    Updated - Power from gas power station in the summer, ministry says

    The Energy Ministry said today that energy from the gas-fired power station will start being generated in the summer. It was reacting after Alternattiva leader Arnold Cassola asked whether the completion date of the new Delimara power station has...

  • Volunteer rescue unit gets a helping hand

    Volunteer rescue unit gets a helping hand

    The Emergency & Fire Rescue Unit (EFRU) – a non-governmental voluntary organisation – has benefited from €159,650 in EU funds through ERASMUS and the KA2 Strategic Partnership for Adult Education. The unit was assisted by MEUSAC to secure the...

  • Update 2 - Lands department raid was not a police investigation, PN reacts

    Update 2 - Lands department raid was not a police investigation, PN reacts

    Updated - Adds PN reaction Simon Busuttil tweet, - A police raid at the Government Property Department last January was not part of a criminal investigation, the Times of Malta has learnt. The police were ordered to secure the department files on...

  • Hungary wants more information on Malta rape case; government says police informed embassy in Rome about case

    Hungary has called on the Maltese authorities to provide information without delay about the alleged rape of a Hungarian woman by a Libyan migrant in Malta, hvg.hu said. Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said Hungary had not yet received a...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says Palumbo shipyard directors are to be charged over a diver's death. It also says a police raid on the offices of the Lands Department was not part of a criminal...

  • Man hospitalised as car overturns

    Man hospitalised as car overturns

    A 22-year-old man from Paola was injured early this morning when his car overturned on Tal-Barrani Road, Zejtun. The incident happened at about 4.30am. The man had been driving a Mazda Demio towards Tarxien when the incident happened. The car...

  • Updated: Government's ICT services restored after outage - data not at risk

    Updated: Government's ICT services restored after outage - data not at risk

    Government's ICT services were fully restored early this morning after an outage which developed yesterday afternoon. MITA, the government's IT agency, said the outage was reported at 4.55pm. It immediately invoked its established procedures and...

  • Deputy leaders’ role and influence within parties

    Deputy leaders’ role and influence within parties

    The Labour Party is about to get a new deputy leader for party affairs after Toni Abela was nominated by the government to the European Court of Auditors. Leonard Callus looks at the history of the two main parties’ deputy leaders and their...

  • Only one nomination for PL deputy leadership post, Konrad Mizzi's

    Only one nomination for PL deputy leadership post, Konrad Mizzi's

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi is set to become the Labour Party’s deputy leader for party affairs as his was the only nomination received for the post by the close of nominations today. The Labour Party said in a statement that according to its...

  • Students call for surrogacy to be regulated

    Students call for surrogacy to be regulated

    Allowing couples to make surrogacy arrangements locally would help reduce the exploitation of women, according to the European Law Students’ Association – Elsa Malta. In a policy paper titled ‘Onto Surrogacy Regulation’, which was presented to...

  • Government bill on changes in appointment of judiciary 'at an advanced stage'

    Government bill on changes in appointment of judiciary 'at an advanced stage'

    The government will soon be presenting Cabinet with a bill on the appointment of the judiciary, which was at an advanced stage, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said as he appealed to the Opposition, which earlier said it would be moving a private...

  • Carnival health and safety standards raised

    Carnival health and safety standards raised

    Health and safety standards surrounding carnival celebrations in Valletta were significantly increased this year – with participants speculating that the changes were made in light of the failings that led to the Paqpaqli crash last year. Several...

  • Volunteer rescue teams from across Europe work to fine-tune techniques

    Volunteer rescue teams from across Europe work to fine-tune techniques

    A multinational EU project led by Malta’s Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit ‘Synergising European Volunteer Rescue Teams’ is bringing together volunteer rescue teams from across Europe work together to fine-tune rescue techniques and practices. The...

  • All the world, including Malta, is a stage

    All the world, including Malta, is a stage

    Actors from the Globe theatre in London performed in Malta yesterday on one of the last stops of an unprecedented two-year Globe-to-Globe tour, taking William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to every country on earth. The Maltese leg of their journey...