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  • Relapser gets bail on drug possession charges

    Relapser gets bail on drug possession charges

    A 37-year-old Libyan residing in St Paul’s Bay was today granted bail against a deposit of €250 and a personal guarantee of €4,000 after he pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine, in amounts which denoted it was not for his exclusive use, and...

  • Murdered man's gold necklace goes missing during police investigations

    Murdered man's gold necklace goes missing during police investigations

    A gold necklace that belonged to Matthew Zahra, whose body was found buried in a field in Birzebbuga last year, went missing during the investigation, a court heard yesterday. Jason Galea, 39, of Marsa and Ronald Urry, 49, of Paola are pleading...

  • Portfolio launched to promote Malta's performing arts internationally

    Portfolio launched to promote Malta's performing arts internationally

    Artists involved in the performing arts sector will now get the opportunity to have their work promoted abroad as well as to perform in international events through the Malta Showcase. Launched this morning by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the...

  • AD urges PM to raise Gaza crisis at the EU

    Alternattiva Demokratika today called on the Prime Minister to urgently raise the issue of the situation in Palestine with his EU counterparts. AD noted that the Prime Minister seemed to be totally ignoring Malta's long-held position of defending...

  • PN reiterates call for urgent parliamentary debate on Libya

    PN reiterates call for urgent parliamentary debate on Libya

    The Nationalist Party has called for an urgent parliamentary debate on the situation in Libya which it said was deteriorating. It said in a statement it had moved a motion for such a debate last week but the government had not responded yet. This...

  • Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    The Duchess of Cambridge will be the Queen's representative at the celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malta's Independence. Kate Middleton will be in Malta on September 20 and 21. The Sunday Times of Malta had revealed earlier...

  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Church to open new day centre in Santa Venera

    A day centre for children who do not require residential care is being opened at Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu in Santa Venera on September 1, the Curia said. The Church has five such centres which were set up with the cooperation of several religious orders,...

  • Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    A tiger was born at the Wildlife Park in Mtahleb last night. The cub, which has been named Sheena, is the first to be born in Malta. Her mother is still in labour and more cubs are expected in the next 12 hours.

  • Rate of inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation in June as measured by the Retail Price Index stood at -0.1 per cent. During the corresponding period last year it stood at 1.58 per cent. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Malta is still in time to reform its pensions system but the situation is not alarming, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this morning. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject organised by The Business Observer at Intercontinental...

  • More dynamic accessibility icon

    More dynamic accessibility icon

    The blue and white icon used to mark areas that are accessible to wheelchair users is to be given a more 'dynamic' image after the transport authority approved a new international symbol. “It is not only symbolic. I think it will help address the...

  • Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All newspapers in Malta today report about yesterday's arrival of 81 migrants and the recovery of the dead bodies following a rescue on Friday night. Times of Malta...

  • €162,467 collected in Ohloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €162,467 was collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carried on uninterrupted until midnight. One can still donate by calling 5160 2004 (€10), 5170 2007 (€15), 5180 2009 (€25), or...

  • Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Polidanos should stick to rules ‘everyone must follow’

    Polidanos should stick to rules ‘everyone must follow’

    An NGO has labelled as “ludicrous” Polidano Brothers’ decision to blame the planning authority for the poor conditions in which animals are being kept at the illegal Montekristo animal park. Friends of the Earth’s comment was echoed by Flimkien...