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  • Maltese company celebrates 20 years of McDonald’s in Latvia

    Maltese company celebrates 20 years of McDonald’s in Latvia

     Maltese-owned Premier Capital plc, the developmental licencee for McDonald’s in the Baltic states, recently marked the brand’s 20 years in Latvia with an event in Riga. McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the capital’s Old Town in 1994. To...

  • Mystery still surrounds gold chain missing in court - no CCTV coverage outside store

    Mystery still surrounds gold chain missing in court - no CCTV coverage outside store

    Police investigations into the disappearance of a gold necklace belonging to murdered taxi driver Matthew Zahra are still ongoing, a court heard this afternoon. Magistrate Josette Demicoli heard Police Inspector Fabian Fleri explain how his...

  • Chris Said says PM was 'caught lying' on refunds claim

    Chris Said says PM was 'caught lying' on refunds claim

    PN Secretary General Chris Said has denied claims made yesterday by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that former PN Cabinet members had not refunded the increase in their wages they were meant to have done.  "A few days after being elected, when...

  • Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    A man was today jailed for almost two-and-half years after he was found guilty of stabbing a driver in a road rage incident in Zebbug three years ago.  Frankie Falzon, 36, from Zebbug, had originally been charged with attempting to murder fellow...

  • €12,099 spent on air tickets for Prime Minister's wife

    A total €12,099 were spent on six air tickets for the Prime Minister’s wife during this legislature, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today. He told Parliament in reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Marthese Portelli that Mrs...

  • 40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    Some 40 Maltese people develop cancer due to obesity every year, the second highest rate in Europe, according to a new international study published today. The report, drafted by acclaimed medical journal The Lancet, found that 4.4 per cent of the...

  • Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia's chauffeur Paul Sheehan is to be arraigned this afternoon after he was arrested earlier today in connection with last week’s shooting. Mr Sheehan, who chased and fired at a car which damaged the ministerial...

  • Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement has been reached for all La Valette Property Fund investors handled by Finco Treasury Management, who had not accepted the bank’s 75c per share conditional offer of May 2011. Finco said in a statement this morning that...

  • Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Air Malta chairman Maria Micallef was three times as good as former chairman Peter Davies, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said today. In a brief intervention on the airline during his speech on the Budget estimates for tourism morning, he...

  • 'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    Gozitans have long clamoured for a permanent link to Malta but not everyone there agrees a bridge or tunnel will be of benefit. Veteran hotelier Victor Borg admits he is not too keen on either of the options that have caught popular imagination...

  • Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia this morning refused to reply to a question by the Opposition spokesman whether the Rapid Intervention Unit had ordered a car involved in a shooting incident last week to be placed on a low loader. The car,...

  • Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister Leo Brincat this morning invited the auditor general to investigate his ministry's travel operations. His request came following a newspaper article alleging that €1 million were spent on travel by his ministry in a year-and-a...

  • New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    The popular ‘Danish Village’ complex in Mellieħa plans to add 30 small holiday homes. A project description report submitted to the planning authority proposes 30 new bungalow units: 25 will be built along the northern edge of the resort and five...

  • European warrant for attempted abduction

    European warrant for attempted abduction

    A German woman, suspected of trying to abduct her three-year-old son last week, will be subject to a European arrest warrant, Times of Malta has learnt. The woman had left Malta just hours after assaulting another woman with a taser gun during the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that in a fleeing reference to the shooting incident involving a minister’s driver, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday insisted he would...

  • ‘I will protect no one’

    ‘I will protect no one’

    In a fleeting reference to the shooting incident involving a minister’s driver, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday insisted he would protect no one. Dedicating just five minutes from a two-hour Budget reaction speech, he reiterated his disgust...

  • ‘Expect no-confidence motion against Mallia’

    ‘Expect no-confidence motion against Mallia’

    The Opposition will table a no-confidence motion in Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, requesting his removal from Cabinet, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil announced last night. Speaking during a press conference at PN headquarters immediately...

  • European warrant for attempted abduction

    European warrant for attempted abduction

    A German woman, suspected of trying to abduct her three-year-old son last week, will be subject to a European arrest warrant, Times of Malta has learnt. The woman had left Malta just hours after assaulting another woman with a taser gun during the...

  • Hunters pushing to prosecute activists

    The hunting lobby insisted yesterday in court that police should take legal action against Birdlife Malta activists for the possession of protected species. The activists had been photographed holding dead birds as part of their work to highlight...

  • Driver expected to face murder attempt charge

    Driver expected to face murder attempt charge

    The police are expected to charge Home Affairs Ministry security driver Paul Sheehan with attempted murder after he was released from hospital yesterday following checks for chest pains. Doctors ran a battery of tests on the 40-year-old constable...