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  • Education a priority for Nationalist Party - Simon Busuttil

    Education a priority for Nationalist Party - Simon Busuttil

    Education was, is and would remain the absolute priority for the Nationalist Party, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today during a meeting with the University Students’ Council (KSU). He said that for many years, PN led governments gave...

  • French man hit by car in Gzira

    A 25-year-old French man was grievously injured this afternoon when he was hit by a car in Triq San Albert, Gzira. The accident happened at 3.50pm. The police said the man was hit by a Toyota Cami that was being driven by a 54-year-old man from...

  • Car registration VAT refund scheme extended to August 14

    The scheme to apply for a refund of the value added tax on the registration tax paid on cars registered for between May 1 and December 31, 2004 has been extended to August 14, Transport Malta said. TM said that there will be one payment by cheque.

  • Updated: PN condemns government's silence on Daniel Zammit inquiry

    Updated: PN condemns government's silence on Daniel Zammit inquiry

    (Adds government's reply) The Nationalist Party has condemned the Home Affairs Minister’s “silence” on a damning inquiry that exposed links between the police and shady characters. PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said this afternoon the police...

  • Woman locked in apartment and raped several times a day, court hears

    Woman locked in apartment and raped several times a day, court hears

    A Tunisian businessman kept a woman locked up in a Sliema apartment for days and raped her several times a day, a court heard today. Magistrate Antonio Vella heard how Mohammed El Herzi , 55, a businessman who owns a textile company and who...

  • Swimming in parts of Ghadira prohibited because of sewage overflow

    Swimming in parts of Ghadira prohibited because of sewage overflow

    Swimming at Dawret it-Tunnara in the vicinity of the Ghajn Zejtuna boathouses at Ghadira has been prohibited until further notice because of sewage overflowing into the sea, the Environmental Health Directorate said. A notice to inform people not...

  • Jewellery snatcher jailed

    Jewellery snatcher jailed

    A drug addict with a serious addiction problem was today sentenced to nine months in jail after he admitted to mugging two women in May and June and stealing two gold chokers they were wearing.  Shalon Abela, 22, from Qormi, pleaded guilty to...

  • Syrian beach thief remanded in custody

    Syrian beach thief remanded in custody

    A Syrian man was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the theft of a bag from St George's Bay yesterday afternoon.  Police Inspector Trevor Micallef charged Mohammed Samar, 47, who lives at the Marsa Open Centre, with stealing the bag...

  • Swiss skinny dippers fined

    Swiss skinny dippers fined

    Two Swiss men who were caught skinny dipping in Sliema yesterday afternoon were today fined €100 after they admitted that they had no clue that swimming naked was illegal in Malta. Benjamin Elias and Eric Albert, both 21-year-old Swiss students,...

  • Courier in drug deal can be judged by Magistrate's Court

    Courier in drug deal can be judged by Magistrate's Court

    A man who had a "minor and limited" role in the importation of cocaine into Malta can be judged by the Magistrate's Court rather than face a trial by jury, a judge has ruled. Madam Justice Edwina Grima's decision effectively means that Antonio...

  • Barbeque utensil set recalled

    The three-piece barbeque utensil set of the Best Choice brand of China has been recalled due to a high level of nickel which can migrate to food, the health authorities said.

  • Worker awarded €31,000 in compensation

    Worker awarded €31,000 in compensation

    A former port worker who suffered an eight per cent disability during an accident while working on a ship at the Malta Freeport in August 2008 has been awarded €31,400 in damages.  A judge ruled that although Francis Cutajar was not a Malta...

  • Front Harsien ODZ supports proposal for Cottonera university campus

    Front Harsien ODZ supports proposal for Cottonera university campus

    Front Harsien ODZ said it is willing to discuss the option of a university in Cottonera, provided that development at Zonqor and any other ODZ site is dropped. This, it said, also included the construction of roads on ODZ areas due to traffic...

  • Migration is EU's major challenge, Europeans say

    Migration is EU's major challenge, Europeans say

    Migration has become the major challenge facing the EU today, Europeans says in the latest standard Eurobarometer survey. The survey was carried out between May 16 and 27 in 34 countries and territories. At 38 per cent, (+14 points) immigration...

  • Updated: Nightclub owner claims he was slandered by judge in inquiry report

    Updated: Nightclub owner claims he was slandered by judge in inquiry report

    Paceville nightclub owner Hugo Chetcuti said in a statement through his lawyer that allegations and comments made by Judge Michael Mallia in an inquiry report published yesterday were slanderous. The inquiry, commissioned by Prime Minister Joseph...

  • €158 million deficit in consolidated fund

    Government’s consolidated fund registered a deficit of €158 million in the first six months of the year. During January-June, recurrent revenue registered an increase of €193.1 million which outweighed the rise in expenditure of €85.8 million,...

  • Most occupational infringements in construction sector

    Some 1,000 inspections at workplaces were carried out by the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (Ohsa) between January and June. The authority said that during most visits, it ordered remedial action. It also appointed 103 court cases,...

  • Heavy traffic reported in many areas

    Heavy traffic reported in many areas

    Several people reported being stuck in traffic for a long time this morning, especially in Msida. A bus commuter said that the 20-minute bus trip from Birkirkara to Msida took an hour this morning. A reader called to say Msida was chock-a-block...

  • National Audit Office investigation requests quadruple

    National Audit Office investigation requests quadruple

    Since August last year the National Audit Office has received 14 requests for investigations, which is almost four times the yearly average, the Times of Malta can reveal. The office, which reports to Parliament, has been tasked with a series of...

  • BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    A number of BOV shareholders are complaining of lack of equal treatment after chairman John Cassar White held a meeting exclusively with the Malta Association of Small Shareholders over controversial issues related to the bank. The shareholders,...