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MAM: Casualties from Libya 'must be contained'

MAM, the doctors' union, said today that while it was generally not against Malta treating a limited number of casualties from Libya, numbers must be contained not to comprise the local service. It said that handling a limited number of...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The local press is dominated by the release of Maltese oil worker Martin Galea in Libya and his return to Malta. Times of Malta says the abducted oil worker is back home. The...

  • Pest annihilates fig trees across island

    Pest annihilates fig trees across island

    Locally grown figs could soon disappear from the market as thousands of trees have been decimated by a pest within a few years. John Gauci, president of the Farmers’ Central Cooperative, told Times of Malta that about 90 per cent of fig trees had...

  • Update 3 - Abducted Maltese released - thanks Maltese consul in Libya for saving his life

    Update 3  - Abducted Maltese released - thanks Maltese consul in Libya for saving his life

    Kidnapped Maltese oil worker Martin Galea was released in Libya this afternoon and arrived back in Malta on a special flight this evening. He thanked all those who worked for his release, particularly the Maltese consul to Tripoli who, he said,...

  • Third injured Libyan to receive Malta hospital treatment

    Third injured Libyan to receive Malta hospital treatment

    An injured Libyan man is being flown to Malta aboard an air ambulance from Misurata this evening. The extent of the man’s injuries is not known as yet. He is the third Libyan to be ferried to Malta for treatment as the crisis in the North African...

  • Girl, 17, critically injured after being hit by bus

    Girl, 17, critically injured after being hit by bus

    A 17-year-old girl from San Gwann was critically injured this afternoon when she was hit by a route bus as she crossed Qawra Road, Qawra. The accident happened at about 2.15 p.m. The bus was being driven by a 34-year-old man from Zabbar. A...

  • GRTU disappointed by Smart Card decision

    GRTU disappointed by Smart Card decision

    The GRTU said today it was disappointed that the Education Ministry had abandoned the Smart Card scheme and would be giving students financial grants directly into their bank accounts instead. The GRTU said it shared the ministry's concerns about...

  • Car overturns in Marsa

    Car overturns in Marsa

    A man was hospitalised this afternoon after the Honda he was driving overturned at the Marsa roundabout near the former match factory. No other car appears to have been involved. The police asked motorists to avoid the area because of traffic...

  • Woman acquitted of having sex with schoolgirl

    Woman acquitted of having sex with schoolgirl

    A 21-year-old woman who was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old lesbian school girl has been acquitted after both of them withdrew their initial admission and said they had just kissed. The case came to light when the 16-year-old bullied...

  • Mepa says it acted correctly over big San Gwann development

    Mepa says it acted correctly over big San Gwann development

    Mepa chairman Vince Cassar insisted today that the authority had acted correctly in its consideration of an application to develop a seven-storey apartment block in Żbibu Lane in San Ġwann. Reacting to a press conference given on Saturday, Mr...

  • Rocket ignites fuel tank near Tripoli airport, Libya in chaos

    Rocket ignites fuel tank near Tripoli airport, Libya in chaos

    A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Foreign governments have looked on powerless...

  • Former bellboy gets Corinthia's top job in St Petersburg

    Former bellboy gets Corinthia's top job in St Petersburg

    Corinthia Hotels have appointed Jesper Bo Henriksen as general manager of Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg.  He joins Corinthia following a successful career spanning 34 years’ hotel experience in nine cities, including the biggest hotel in...

  • Unions insist MAM should be kept out of University talks

    The Malta Union of Teachers and UMASA, the union representing academic staff at the University, insisted today that talks on a collective agreement with the Medical School, which is part of the University, should be held with them, not the Medical...

  • Former mayor files judicial protest, new Zabbar councillor elected

    Former mayor files judicial protest, new Zabbar councillor elected

    Former Zabbar Mayor Quinton Scerri has filed a judicial protest against the Director of Local Government insisting the Local Governance Board was not properly constituted when it issued a critical report about his performance, leading to his...

  • Max Ciantar says his accidents get more media coverage than wars

    Max Ciantar says his accidents get more media coverage than wars

    Max Ciantar, who is being held in custody after repeatedly defying court-imposed driving bans, said in court today that while many wars around the world were not reported by the media, his traffic accidents were. If a bomb went off in a Church,...

  • Libyan airlines say airspace will remain open

    Libyan airlines say airspace will remain open

    Two Libyan airlines today denied persistent reports that the airspace over Tripoli could be shut down today. The Libyan state-owned Afriqiyah Airways said in a statement said that Libyan airspace would remain open and flights would continue in and...

  • Daughter admits perjury which sent father to prison

    Daughter admits perjury which sent father to prison

    The daughter of a man who was imprisoned over allegedly invented sexual abuse claims was taken to court today and admitted perjury. 48-year-old Emanuel Camilleri had been condemned to two years imprisonment, confirmed on appeal, for allegedly...

  • Motorcyclist critically injured in Mellieha crash

    Motorcyclist critically injured in Mellieha crash

    A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in Mellieha's main road early this morning. The 52-year-old from San Gwann was driving a Kawasaki ER 6N which was involved in collision with a Ford Transit van driven by a 39-year-old man from St...

  • Foreign Ministry monitoring 100 Maltese in Libya

    Foreign Ministry monitoring 100 Maltese in Libya

    A crisis centre set up by the Foreign Affairs Ministry is currently monitoring the movements of some 100 Maltese citizens still in Libya, a spokesperson told Times of Malta this morning. Opening the crisis centre to the media, the spokesperson...

  • Rockestra on September 27

    Rockestra on September 27

    The next edition of the highly-popular Rockestra concert will be held on September 27, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said this morning. As in previous years, the concert will be held at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali to raise funds for the Community...

  • Updated - Three suffer spinal injuries while jumping off Cominotto

    Updated - Three suffer spinal injuries while jumping off Cominotto

    Updated - Adds video - Three people suffered spinal injuries while jumping off the rocks in Cominotto over the weekend, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps reported.  Two of the incidents took place on Friday afternoon and another yesterday.  ...