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50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

50 drivers have had their licences suspended this year because they went over the 12-point limit, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He explained in reply to a parliamentary question that all new driving licences are being issued under the points system for the first three years of each licence,. This system now affects 16,154 drivers.   Mr Mizzi recalled...

  • Busuttil: The prime minister's only choice is to keep his word, and resign

    Busuttil: The prime minister's only choice is to keep his word, and resign

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today that the only thing the Opposition expected of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was for him to keep his word - his promise that he would resign if the new power station was not completed within two...

  • Libyan Prime Minister, four ministers arrive in Malta for talks

    Libyan Prime Minister, four ministers arrive in Malta for talks

    Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah al Thinni, his deputy and four ministers have just arrived in Malta for a series of meetings with the Maltese government over the next three days. Mr Al Thinni, accompanied by a delegation of about 15 people landed...

  • Sicilian denies importing drugs

    A Sicilian man was this afternoon remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to smuggling four kilogrammes of cannabis which were found hidden in his car upon his arrival from Pozzallo. Martino Aiello, 49, was accused of attempting to smuggle...

  • Worker dismissed after allegedly stealing eggs

    A worker who was employed by a catering company for 12 years has filed an unfair dismissal claim after he was allegedly sacked for stealing a dozen eggs. Jonathan Micallef was dismissed by Mannarinu Ltd on September 15. He denies having stolen...

  • GWU granted union recognition by Bank of Valletta

    Bank of Valletta has formally recognised the GWU as representing its workers in managerial and clerical grades. The union said the recognition was granted after verification of union membership by the Industrial Tribunal. The Malta Union of Bank...

  • Court says bail cash request is a civil matter

    A judge this afternoon ruled that a request for part of the bail deposit filed by the sister of a man accused of murdering her husband, her son and another man was a civil matter and could not be decided by the Criminal Court. In her court...

  • Kalkara murder suspect granted bail

    Kalkara murder suspect granted bail

    A man accused of killing the father of his former partner as well as the attempted murder of the latter and her three children was this morning granted bail against a deposit of €30,000 and a personal guarantee of €30,000. Gregorio Scicluna, 52,...

  • Beppe Fenech Adami undergoes surgery, surgeons satisfied

    Beppe Fenech Adami undergoes surgery, surgeons satisfied

    PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami this morning underwent a four-and-a-half hour operation in a London Hospital to remove a cancerous tumour from his right shoulder. "The surgeon and his team said they were satisfied with the outcome of the...

  • Students taken ill after bad smell permeates classroom

    A number of children fell ill and had to be taken out of a classroom at Sacred Heart School, St Julian’s, this morning when a nauseating  smell permeated the room. Senior school headmistress Carmen Vella told Times of Malta that some students had...

  • Man dies after suffering difficulties while swimming

    Man dies after suffering difficulties while swimming

    A man died this afternoon after suffering difficulties while swimming off Sliema. The man, a foreigner in his 30s, was rescued by an AFM launch. Soldiers gave him intensive CPR until he was brought ashore and taken to hospital in an ambulance, but...

  • Anchovy fillets withdrawn from the market

    Anchovy fillets withdrawn from the market

    The Environmental Health Department warned today that Anchovy fillets in olive oil produced by the Deepblue brand and contained in a metal tin (48g) should not be consumed because of a high level of histamine. The product has an expiry date of...

  • Silvio Scerri denies involvement in Norman Vella's transfer to the airport

    Silvio Scerri denies involvement in Norman Vella's transfer to the airport

    Home Affairs Ministry chief of staff, Silvio Scerri, this afternoon repeatedly denied ever being involved in the termination of the deployment of television presenter Norman Vella with state broadcaster PBS. Mr Scerri said he was not involved at...

  • Process for marriage grant applications simplified

    Couples who get married will no longer have to go to the Social Security Department to submit the forms to get the government marriage grant. The bureaucratic process has been simplified, placing the onus on the department to go to the married...

  • Update 3 - Man killed, another critical, as car crashes into bus stop

    Update 3 - Man killed, another critical, as car crashes into bus stop

    A pensioner who was sitting on a bus stop bench chatting with a relative died this morning when a car crashed into the structure. The relative, 61, is in critical condition. The horrific accident took place at about 10.30a.m. in Mtarfa Road,...

  • Muscat says Enemalta will clamp down on theft once meters are installed in boathouses

    Muscat says Enemalta will clamp down on theft once meters are installed in boathouses

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned this morning that the government and Enemalta would clamp down on the theft of electricity, even in boathouses, once tenants were given the opportunity to regularise their position and install electricity...

  • Updated - Doctors warn of consequences of MUMN directive, seek legal advice

    Updated - Doctors warn of consequences of MUMN directive, seek legal advice

    Updated - Adds MUMN reaction - The Medical Association (MAM) said today that doctors would not be held responsible for harm which could be caused to patients following an MUMN directive for nurses not to prepare covering letters for the provision...

  • Msida road works to be speeded up, bus lanes may be opened for car pooling

    Msida road works to be speeded up, bus lanes may be opened for car pooling

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said today that he would be meeting Transport Malta to bring forward road works currently in hand in Msida, in order to ease traffic congestion. He did not give a completion date. He said the plan was for work to be...

  • Man dies of suspected overdose

    Man dies of suspected overdose

    A 24-year-old man from Marsascala has died in hospital from a suspected drug overdose. An ambulance crew was called to assist the man in a residence in Hamrun late yesterday. He was rushed to hospital where he died. Toxicology tests are under way.

  • PN calls for revision of fuel prices to match international price slide

    PN calls for revision of fuel prices to match international price slide

    The Nationalist Party this morning criticised the government for keeping fuel prices up despite a 22 per cent drop in the international oil price. Energy spokesman George Pullicino called on the government to revise prices, noting that  the...

  • Parliament contractor is pursued for €375,000

    Parliament contractor is pursued for €375,000

    Three Maltese subcontractors involved in the building of the new Parliament building are claiming the Italian company FDS Stone, owned by the Filiberti brothers, has not paid them for more than a year, racking up a debt of more than...