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  • Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has issued its economic vision for Malta, making 52 specific recommendations which it said politicians would have to tackle sooner or later. The document is also designed to guide investors...

  • PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today called for EU sanctions on Russia. He said during an interview on CNN that the “EU certainly needs to act by the end of this week to impose further sanctions on Russia”. Dr Muscat was being interviewed on The...

  • Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Registered full-time employment increased by 3.3 per cent in February compared with the same month last year, part-time primary jobs by 5.8 per cent, according to the National Statistics Office. The NSO said administrative data provided by the...

  • Autopsies show migrants died on lower deck

    Autopsies show migrants died on lower deck

    Twenty-nine migrants who fled Libya drowned in the lower deck of their boat, autopsies carried out on the majority of the corpses in Malta yesterday have indicated, according to sources. The victims, including one woman, were towed into port in...

  • Filipino in detention for permit 'mistake'

    Filipino in detention for permit 'mistake'

    A Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested for working without a permit following “a misunderstanding”, according to his new employer. Joseph Spiteri cannot...

  • PN celebrates Iftar

    The Nationalist Party yesterday celebrated Iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast during a reception for representatives of the Muslim community in Malta at the party headquarters in Pieta. Party leader Simon Busuttil said the PN had a vision for...

  • Report on escape from Mount Carmel seclusion ward out Monday

    Report on escape from Mount Carmel seclusion ward out Monday

    A patient at Mount Carmel Hospital escaped from the seclusion ward on July 5, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne confirmed in Parliament. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Claudio Grech (PN), Dr Fearne said the incident was...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested forworking...

  • Filipino in detention for permit ‘mistake’

    Filipino in detention for permit ‘mistake’

    A Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested for working without a permit following “a misunderstanding”, according to his new employer. Joseph Spiteri cannot...

  • Autopsies show migrants drowned on lower deck

    Autopsies show migrants drowned on lower deck

    Twenty-nine migrants who fled Libya drowned in the lower deck of their boat, autopsies carried out on the majority of the corpses in Malta yesterday have indicated, according to sources. The victims, including one woman, were towed into port in...

  • Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    The Chamber of Advocates said it would have expected the government to follow the proposals made by the Justice Reform Commission on the appointment of judges when selecting former Labour MP Wenzu Mintoff for the post. The commission had proposed...

  • Abducted German children had not been covered by care order - minister

    Abducted German children had not been covered by care order - minister

    The Ministry for Family Affairs is evaluating any possible loopholes in entry and exit systems out of the country following the abduction of two German children from Malta. Replying to a series of questions by Nationalist MP Clyde Puli, Family...

  • Public funding would ensure no party is controlled by a few - Chris Said

    Public funding would ensure no party is controlled by a few - Chris Said

    While the government’s proposals for party financing were a step in the right direction, Parliament should have to have the courage to go further to strengthen political parties and ensure they would not be bought by a few, Opposition MP Chris...

  • Mentally-ill children to be separated from adults by end of year

    Three buildings close to Mount Carmel Hospital have been identified and reconstruction work has started with a view to having mentally-ill children separated from adult patients by the end of this year, Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne...

  • Government to consider freephone service for reporting of property abuse

    The government will be favourably considering the re-institution of a freephone service where public property abuse could be reported, Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said today. He was replying to Parliamentary questions by Opposition MP...

  • Parliament starts to debate bill on party financing

    Parliament starts to debate bill on party financing

    Parliament this evening started debating a bill to regulate party financing. Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said it was the third bill moved by this government aimed at improving transparency in politics. It follows that removing prescription on...

  • Mediterranean Film Studios loses appeal over land

    Mediterranean Film Studios loses appeal over land

    The government has won an appeal against Mediterranean Film Studios which was occupying the Rinella Film Facilities. The company, selected by the previous government, had not honoured its contract and the facilities had been left in a state of...

  • Lego figure of Gaia Cauchi

        Following her singing success, young Gaia Cauchi has now found herself immortalised as a Lego figurine. Ms Cauchi, 11, won last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Medavia aircraft lands at MIA with Maltese evacuees from Libya

    Medavia aircraft lands at MIA with Maltese evacuees from Libya

    Around 70 Maltese nationals arrived in Malta from Libya just before 6pm in a Medavia aircraft commissioned by the government to operate a relief flight for those who wanted to leave Tripoli because of the current turmoil in the country. They said...

  • Doctors call for boat propeller law

    Doctors call for boat propeller law

    Three cardiac doctors have called for regulations imposing the use of propeller guards to prevent potentially lethal injuries taking place in the sea. Malta still does not have such regulations despite the growing popularity of water sports, David...