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  • 64 per cent of Maltese believe government is transparent on State aid

    64 per cent of Maltese believe government is transparent on State aid

    Nearly two-thirds of Maltese feel the government is being transparent when it comes to State aid, a new survey has found. An EU-wide report, published by the European Commission this week, reports that 64 per cent of Maltese respondents felt...

  • Advocates call for first response team for victims in domestic abuse cases

    Advocates call for first response team for victims in domestic abuse cases

    Domestic abuse victims should be able to receive support the moment they enter a police station, with advocates calling for a specialised unit to handle such cases. The unit should bring together the police, healthcare professionals, social...

  • Police say Gaffarena probe still ongoing

    Police say Gaffarena probe still ongoing

    Months after this newspaper revealed that an investigation has been launched into the Gaffarena scandal, the police have finally spoken up – even if only to confirm that a probe is “still ongoing”. Launched last March, the investigation is looking...

  • New angio suite inaugurated at Mater Dei

    New angio suite inaugurated at Mater Dei

    A new angio suite was inaugurated at Mater Dei’s Medical Imaging Department by Health Minister Chris Fearne today. The machine, which cost €1.9 million, was partially financed by European funds. It enables its operators to view arteries and veins...

  • This is what Gozo's new law courts will look like

    This is what Gozo's new law courts will look like

    Plans for new law courts in Gozo as part of an "extensive public plaza" in Victoria were approved today, the Planning Authority said.   The new building, which will include an underground public car park, will become "a landmark architectural...

  • British bathers give BHS billionaire a cheeky salute

    British bathers give BHS billionaire a cheeky salute

    A group of women furious at a billionaire accused of having "systematically" plundered bankrupt department store chain BHS gave the tycoon a cheeky two-fingered salute as his superyacht berthed in Vittoriosa, the Daily Mail reported.  The women...

  • Injunction denied, planning hearings proceed

    Injunction denied, planning hearings proceed

    Two Planning Authority hearings on controversial high-rise developments in Sliema and Mrieħel will both go ahead after the courts turned down a request by environmental organisations for an injunction. The two applications for the 38-storey...

  • The Kardashians charter Malta-based airline

    The Kardashians charter Malta-based airline

    AirX, a Malta based private air charter company has scored an exclusive charter deal with the Kardashians. “The Kardashians are a household name with global hype and whose reality series chronicles their often-chaotic domestic life together. This...

  • Applying for state bonuses is now easier than before

    Applying for state bonuses is now easier than before

    The system for paying out bonuses to working pensioners, disabled people, and widows has been simplified after complaints that those entitled were being treated like beggars, Social Policy Minister Michael Farrugia said today.Addressing a press...

  • Family confirms corpse found at Dingli was missing German teenager

    Family confirms corpse found at Dingli was missing German teenager

    Updated 5.55pm with photos  Relatives have confirmed that a corpse found at Dingli Cliffs this morning was that of missing German teenager Mike Mansholt. "He's gone in some way. But in many others, he's here, he's with us. In so many ways he'll...

  • Two kilos of cannabis found

    Two kilos of cannabis found

    A 42-year-old Italian was arrested in Birzebbuga last night after weeks of observation by the police in an anti-drugs investigation.  The man was found to be in possession of more than two kilos of suspected cannabis resin ready for...

  • Central Bank has ‘cleared’ Mifsud

    Central Bank has ‘cleared’ Mifsud

    The Central Bank of Malta has decided not to take any action against deputy governor Alfred Mifsud, who has been accused of corruption by his former partner. Sources said the allegations were discussed during a board meeting late last month, when...

  • Man seriously injured in Paceville argument

    A 19-year-old Somali man was seriously injured last night when he was hit with a pointed instrument during an argument, the police said. The incident happened at about 9.45 in Dragonara Road. The identity of the other man involved in the argument...

  • Two Britons hospitalised after motorcycle accident

    Two Britons hospitalised after motorcycle accident

    Two Britons were injured when their motorcycle crashed in Triq it-Trunċiera, St Paul's Bay, late yesterday. The police said the man, 31, and woman, 34, fell off a Peugeot Tweet which went out of control.  The two were hospitalised.  

  • Minutes show pilots want salaries to match Etihad’s

    Minutes show pilots want salaries to match Etihad’s

    Air Malta pilots want their salaries to match those of the other pilots within the Etihad Group, the company that has a 49 per cent stake in Alitalia. Court documents seen by the Times of Malta show how the pitch was made by the Airline Pilots...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that Air Malta pilots want their salaries to match those of the pilots within the Etihad Group, the company that has a 49 per cent stake in...

  • Athletes join search for missing German teen

    Athletes join search for missing German teen

    Update 10.25am - Family looks to local athletes for help Some 25 athletes have volunteered to join the search for missing German extreme sports enthusiast Mike Mansholt, following an urgent appeal made by his family asking them to help them look...

  • ‘Exam-heavy education system is failing’ – MUT

    ‘Exam-heavy education system is failing’ – MUT

    Malta’s exam-heavy educational system is failing, Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) president Kevin Bonello said in reaction to a survey published last week showing that students are not being equipped with the necessary skills for working life. The...

  • Prime Minister lists wife's travel

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this afternoon listed occasions where his wife travelled on official business abroad without him, and said the same procedures are being followed as in the past. Replying to a question in Parliament by Nationalist MP...

  • Muscat rejects Busuttil call for postponement of vote on Parliament's rules, but says talks can still continue

    Muscat rejects Busuttil call for postponement of vote on Parliament's rules, but says talks can still continue

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has turned down a call by Opposition leader Simon Busuttil for postponement of a vote on changes to parliament's rules. Dr Muscat said the two sides had been in talks since 2014 and although the vote should go ahead in...