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  • Melita launches App for smartphones

    Melita’s in-house technology team has developed a smartphone app for Android and iOS users with the aim of making life easier for customers seeking information about their Melita accounts. The MyMelita app provides easy-to-use features for...

  • Government spending up 'marginally'

    Social protection accounted for a third of total government expenditure last year, followed by expenditure on public services, education and health.Total government expenditure for 2013 was €3,196.3 million, an increase of €133.8 million compared...

  • Man accused of defiling girl, 13

    A 56-year-old man was this afternoon charged with performing sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl between 2008 and 2013. The man, from Cospicua, denied defiling the girl throughout 2013 and the preceding five years. Defence lawyers Paul and...

  • UHM concern about lack of proper fuel market liberalisation

    The UHM expressed concern today about whether the fuel market was truly liberalised after reports that a Rabat petrol station that intended to reduce prices was pressured not to do so. It said in a statement that if the market was being dominated,...

  • Lawyers insist spring hunting referendum has no impact on other hobbies

    Lawyers insist spring hunting referendum has no impact on other hobbies

    A group of lawyers and Judge Giovanni Bonello insisted today that the Spring Hunting referendum would have no bearing on other hobbies. Speaking at a press conference, Dr Mark Bencini referred to claims by the FKNK that the referendum would open...

  • Language schools attracting more students in winter, spring

    Language schools attracting more students in winter, spring

    The English language teaching sector attracts some 80,000 visitors to Malta every year, amounting to nearly five per cent of total tourist arrival, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said. He was speaking this morning at the annual general...

  • France, Germany, Italy, UK, US, Malta jointly condemn attack on Corinthia Tripoli

    France, Germany, Italy, UK, US, Malta jointly condemn attack on Corinthia Tripoli

    The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States in a joint statement have condemned the attack on the Corinthia hotel in Libya.yesterday. "We express our deepest condolences to the victims and their...

  • Open day at almost all Heritage Malta museums on Sunday

    Heritage Malta will be opening almost all its museums and sites for free on Sunday as part of Public Service week. The sites which will be open are St Paul’s Catacombs, the Domvs Romana (Rabat), the National Museum of Natural History (Mdina), the...

  • Updated: Tripoli attack: Authorities questioning 'collaborator' - IS says gunmen were Tunisian, Sudanese

    Updated: Tripoli attack: Authorities questioning 'collaborator' - IS says gunmen were Tunisian, Sudanese

    The charge' d'Affairs of the Tripoli administration in Malta, Hussin Musrati, said today that the authorities in Tripoli are questioning a suspected collaborator in yesterday's attack on the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli. He also insisted that 'Prime...

  • Msida bollards put drivers in deep water

    Msida bollards put drivers in deep water

    Commuters caught in Msida during Monday’s heavy downpour were left fuming as they could no longer avoid the worst flooded areas because of the new traffic arrangements meant to ease congestion. Following the changes, all Sliema-bound traffic...

  • Kejk or cake? Mixed views on TimesTalk

    Kejk or cake? Mixed views on TimesTalk

    TimesTalk yesterday discussed the butchering of the Maltese language, including the manner how adopted foreign words should be written. The biggest fear of the guests, however, was that adopted words were burying existing Maltese words of the same...

  • Updated - Three Enemalta employees suspended over electricity theft

    Updated - Three Enemalta employees suspended over electricity theft

    Three Enemalta employees have been suspended pending further police investigations after they allegedly assisted customers to steal electricity. The case was revealed after an investigation by Enemalta employees working to curb electricity...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The local newspapers are dominated by the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli. Times of Malta says at least eight people died in the attack but all Maltese employees...

  • Fuel station owner had to scrap cut-price diesel plan

    Fuel station owner had to scrap cut-price diesel plan

    A Rabat petrol station owner had to scrap plans to sell cheaper diesel yesterday after pressure from the supplier. Mario Camilleri, owner of M&N Camilleri fuel pump, wanted to sell the San Lucian diesel supplied by the Falzon Group at €1.33 per...

  • Malta Film Fund benefits 20 local productions

    There were 20 local film productions that benefited from the Malta Film Fund to the tune of €230,000 in 2013, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told Labour MP Anthony Agius Decelis in reply to a parliamentary question. The minister said €1,500...

  • Transport Minister lambasts Opposition but fails to table requested agreement

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi this afternoon berated the Opposition for when it had said that the McGill company, which had shown an interest in Malta’s public transport, wanted to organise a meeting with bus drivers but the government had tried to...

  • 62 incidents involving horses in 10 years

    62 incidents involving horses in 10 years

    There were 62 incidents involving horses and reported to the police between 2004 and last year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Labour MP Anthony Agius Decelis, the minister said a total of 79...

  • Draft immigration policy to be issued for public consultation soon

    Draft immigration policy to be issued for public consultation soon

    A draft immigration policy is to be issued for public consultation shortly, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said this evening. Speaking in Parliament, he said that the concept of detention had to change in line with EU policy and EU court...

  • Police requests for reduced hours denied

    Police requests for reduced hours denied

    Police officer requests for reduced hours are being denied because of the considerable number of such requests, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said this evening. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi, the...

  • President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca takes part in Auschwitz liberation anniversary ceremony

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca takes part in Auschwitz liberation anniversary ceremony

    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz. He warned of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...