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  • Air Malta brings in two-in-cockpit rule

    Air Malta brings in two-in-cockpit rule

    A co-pilot’s decision to deliberately fly a German jetliner into the French Alps, killing 150 people, has prompted Air Malta to make it compulsory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The national carrier’s move followed the...

  • Surplus pushes national debt down

    Official figures showing a €49.7m surplus in public finances during the first two months of the year were yesterday hailed by the government as evidence of its successful battle to reduce the national debt. The government noted this was the fifth...

  • Toni Abela fined for contempt of court

    Toni Abela fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela was yesterday fined €100 for contempt of court after he failed to appear in court to defend his client in drug-related charges. When the woman’s case was called, she told Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras that her...

  • Places: Design & Living is published tomorrow

    The third issue of Places: Design & Living, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, moves overseas for the first time, featuring exotic holiday homes, discovering the inner style of hip cities and showcasing the result of artistic...

  • P. Cutajar launches foundation

    An independent foundation to support local charitable and cultural initiatives has been launched by P. Cutajar & Co. Ltd, which is calling on the public to submit causes worthy of support. Chaired by corporate lawyer Gege Vella, the P. Cutajar...

  • Catch costs fisherman €20,000

    The master of an Italian fishing vessel was yesterday fined €20,000 after admitting to illegally fishing in Maltese waters. Leone Gassi, 47, from Foggia, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras to fishing in Maltese waters without...

  • Erin Tanti’s injuries compatible with fall

    Erin Tanti’s injuries compatible with fall

    Multiple rib fractures, a perforated and collapsed lung and a bruised liver were among the injuries sustained by the drama teacher charged with murdering the teenage student he was dating, a court heard yesterday. Doctors say Erin Tanti, 24, had...

  • Officer gets suspended sentence after pleading guilty to cash theft

    A police officer has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting stealing cash and other items from a house in Mosta. Alexander Mallia, 40, from Mosta, was charged with the residential theft, which took place on Tuesday. He was also charged...

  • Zammit: I was never demoted or ordered to resign

    Raymond Zammit, who was removed from the post of Acting Police Commissioner in December, insisted yesterday he was not demoted or told to resign following the Manuel Mallia incident. During an interview on RTK radio, Mr Zammit said he had no fault...

  • Assisting one ‘victim’ and abusing another

    Assisting one ‘victim’ and abusing another

    A man has been fined €3,000 after being found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend, who wanted to end the relationship when she discovered that he had been convicted of defrauding an elderly woman. Edgar Bonnici Cachia, 64, of Birkirkara, was,...

  • Man will sell house to fund bail

    Man will sell house to fund bail

    A man who stands charged with the murder of his 61-year-old father-in-law plans to sell his house to deposit €50,000 in court and be granted bail. Gregorio Scicluna, 53, is charged with killing Joseph Caruana in front of his former partner, Simone...

  • Hunting vote to be ‘real test’ of democracy

    The April 11 referendum on spring hunting will be the “real test” of democracy in Malta as people have their say while political parties step aside, popular TV presenter Moira Delia said yesterday. “This is not only about birds, it is about...

  • Civil service head should ‘stay out of political fray’

    Civil service head should ‘stay out of political fray’

    The head of the civil service, who became a “de facto minister”, should not enter the political fray, Opposition spokesman Jason Azzopardi said yesterday. He was reacting to comments by Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar who, on Thursday,...

  • Call for investment in three hospitals

    The government has issued a call for proposals seeking interested private investors to operate St Luke’s, Karin Grech and the Gozo hospitals. The call, issued yesterday by Projects Malta, will lead to the award of a service concession for the...

  • ‘Maternity fund has not yet been created’

    ‘Maternity fund has not yet been created’

    The Budget measure to create a maternity fund has not yet been implemented, causing some confusion among employers, according to the Malta Employers Association. Speaking yesterday during a discussion on work-life balance and equality organised by...

  • Homes get upgraded

    Twenty-four families who live in the old St Paul’s Bay housing estates will have their homes upgraded as part of a government maintenance project targeting three localities. The Housing Authority last year launched three projects through which 11...

  • Unsafe products

    Malta issued 17 of the 2,435 EU-wide warning notices withdrawing products – ranging from toys to cars – that could be dangerous to consumers, according to a report published by the European Commission. For the past 12 years, the Commission and EU...

  • Drag race for charity

    Motoring enthusiasts will be revving their engines next week to raise cash for those in need. The Malta Drag Racing Association is organising its 10th edition of MDRA for Charity – Solidarity through Motorsport to collect funds for the Malta...

  • ‘Tour operators must move with the times... or go bust’

    ‘Tour operators must move with the times... or go bust’

    Tour operators will go out of business unless they adapt to the changing business environment, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis warned yesterday. “The digital challenges facing tour operators are a present issue. It is with great...

  • Updated: Pitkali traders fear losing their businesses

    Updated: Pitkali traders fear losing their businesses

    (Adds Parliamentary Secretariat's reaction) An association representing pitkala traders said an excessive bank guarantee imposed by Agriculture Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes risked driving some of them out of business. In a judicial...