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  • Court to rule if Silvio Zammit's rights to a fair trial were breached

    Court to rule if Silvio Zammit's rights to a fair trial were breached

    The Civil Court in its constitutional jurisdiction is to consider an application by former John Dalli canvasser Silvio Zammit claiming that his rights were breached in the compilation of evidence in a case where is is accused of requesting €60...

  • BA chairwoman’s Eurovision trip cost nearly €3,500

    BA chairwoman’s Eurovision trip cost nearly €3,500

    The Broadcasting Authority spent nearly €3,500 to send chairwoman Tanya Borg Cardona to Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, the first time a chair of the authority has travelled to the contest. Ms Borg Cardona’s presence at this...

  • Poor writing skills leaving employers unable to hire

    Poor writing skills leaving employers unable to hire

    Poor writing skills are making it hard for employers to fill vacancies, a study by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education found. The national employee skills survey found that four out of 10 vacancies were reported to be hard to...

  • Woman injured in Gharghur car crash

    A 25-year-old woman was injured this morning in a collision between two cars in Gharghur. The police said the crash, at 9am, involved a Toyota Vitz driven by the woman who resides in Naxxar and a Vauxhall Astra driven by a 29-year-old man from San...

  • Worker slightly injured as building collapses

    Worker slightly injured as building collapses

    A worker suffered a superficial injury this morning when a building collapsed in Birkirkara, close to the Yorkie garments shop. The man, who suffered a leg injury, was with several workers carrying out works on the old structure when it gave way...

  • Sale of Maltese passport to Vietnamese MP raises serious questions, PN says

    Sale of Maltese passport to Vietnamese MP raises serious questions, PN says

    The Nationalist Party has asked the government to explain how a Maltese passport was sold to a Vietnamese MP when she is a politically exposed person, and when holding a Maltese passport breaks that country's law. In a statement, the PN noted that...

  • Cash, phone, stolen on Ryanair aircraft

    Cash, phone, stolen on Ryanair aircraft

    A young man has been put on probation for 18 months after admitting to stealing cash and a mobile phone to the detriment of a number of passengers on a Ryanair aircraft. Shamison Stafrace admitted to having committed the theft on May 15. The value...

  • IHI bonds heavily oversubscribed

    €55 million 4% Secured Bonds issued by International Hotel Investment have been heavily oversubscribed with applications exceeding €148 million. The company said that the the public offer ,which opened yesterday, closed on the same day. IHI...

  • Maltese expert involved in massive new mathematical database

    Mathematicians from 12 countries – including one with Maltese heritage - have launched a massive database of mathematical objects including elliptic curves, and a special class of zeroes, that has already been deployed to protect bank accounts and...

  • Pilots' union says Air Malta has only offered redundancies

    Pilots' union says Air Malta has only offered redundancies

    Money is not the main concern for Air Malta pilots in collective agreement talks with the company, a lawyer representing the pilots’ union said today. Speaking at a press conference after presenting a reply to an Air Malta request in court for an...

  • Friends of the Earth proposes seven sites for protection

    Friends of the Earth proposes seven sites for protection

    Friends of the Earth Malta has filed applications requesting protection for seven sites in terms of the Public Domain Act. This law empowers citizens and NGOs to recommend land and property to be listed as ‘public domain’. Such land cannot be used...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says financial advisers have been inundated with requests for details from ‘small’ GO Malta shareholders in view of an impending takeover by Tunisie Telecom.  The...

  • Justice fund for murdered Eleanor

    Justice fund for murdered Eleanor

    The family of Eleanor Mangion Walker, whose body was found in an Qormi warehouse earlier this month, is raising funds to ensure justice is done, while urging domestic violence victims not to suffer in silence. “We are taking it one step at a...

  • Pavements blocked for weeks; Commission complains of lack of cooperation

    Pavements blocked for weeks; Commission complains of lack of cooperation

    One rightly gets fined for parking on a pavement, but what if one occupies the pavement for eight weeks? It was a question posed by a reader who sent the picture above, taken in Zebbug, where the locality's second feast is due to be celebrated at...

  • Judiciary welcomes judicial reform legislation

    The Association of Magistrates and Judges this evening welcomed the unanimous approval by parliament of legislation on the appointment of the members of the judiciary, the granting of a pension to retired members of the judiciary, and new powers...

  • Opposition surprised by changes to parliamentary rules - DeMarco says Labour MPs being asked to vote for changes they opposed five years ago

    Opposition surprised by changes to parliamentary rules - DeMarco says Labour MPs being asked to vote for changes they opposed five years ago

    MPs are to have the maximum length of their parliamentary speeches limited to 30 minutes instead of 40 minutes as at present. Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech said in parliament that the government had wished to limited the maximum time to 20...

  • Source of foam-like material in St Paul's Bay not known yet

    The authroities do not know the source of foam-like material which has appeared on the coast in St Paul's Bay on several days. Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes told Nationalist MP Censu Galea in Parliament that tests were being made to...

  • Auditor rejects call for addenda to Gaffarena expropriations report

    Auditor rejects call for addenda to Gaffarena expropriations report

    The Auditor-General, Charles Deguara, has rejected calls by former Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon for addenda to his report on the Gaffarena property expropriations process, saying in a letter to the Speaker that any required...

  • Enemalta spends €66,000 on China board meeting

    Enemalta spends €66,000 on China board meeting

    State electricity company Enemalta spent more than €66,000 to convene a board meeting in China last year, official records show. An 11-member delegation attended the meeting in Shanghai, including Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi, who at...

  • Midi bonds oversubscribed

    Subscriptions for Midi's €50 million 4% secured bonds 2026 closed shortly after opening last Monday after applications exceeded €100 million. CEO Luke Coppini said said this was a vote of confidence in the company’s future prospects. The company...