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Swieqi council has electricity cut off

The Swieqi local council and police station have been running on a generator for a week after the electricity was disconnected because of a pending bill of over €20,000. Swieqi deputy mayor Justin Fenech confirmed that the electricity at the...

  • Majority in Malta try to limit what people see on their profiles

    Two-thirds of Maltese social media users have tried to change their privacy settings to limit what strangers can see on their profiles, according to a new EU study. Published last week, the 2015 Data Protection survey, carried out by the European...

  • ‘Gay conversion therapy victims must file complaint’

    ‘Gay conversion therapy victims must file complaint’

    Victims of gay conversion therapy should come forward and file an official complaint as this was the only way to proceed against “unethical” therapists, the head of the board regulating psychologists said. Christiane Sullivan, who chairs the Malta...

  • Valletta players flying via Rome to obtain UK visas

    Valletta players flying via Rome to obtain UK visas

    Four Valletta FC footballers are due to fly to Rome tomorrow in the hope of securing UK visas to be able to play in Wales in the wake of administrative changes by the British consular office in Malta. The team, which will be travelling to Wales...

  • Motorcyclist dies in head-on collision with bus

    Motorcyclist dies in head-on collision with bus

    A man died yesterday when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a bus at about 9.45am in Triq Għajn Tuffieħa, outside Mġarr. The police said paramedics and members of the rapid intervention unit were called to the scene of the...

  • Falzon retirement deal ‘obscene’ – PN

    Falzon retirement deal ‘obscene’ – PN

    Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon’s €260,000 early retirement deal with Bank of Valletta was “obscene” and shareholders deserved an explanation, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said yesterday. Speaking during a Radio 101 phone interview, Dr...

  • EU migration plan an insurance policy for Malta, says Muscat

    EU migration plan an insurance policy for Malta, says Muscat

    The agreement on migration reached by the EU last week was an “insurance policy” for Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday. He defended the deal concluded by the EU leaders despite failure to establish mandatory quotas for...

  • Terra Firma Collective to give NGOs unified voice

    Terra Firma Collective to give NGOs unified voice

    Motivated by the need to give environmental organisations a single voice, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth and the Malta Organic and Agricultural Movement set up the Terra Firma Collective. Its launch at the end of March came just...

  • Speaker rejects criticism by corruption watchdog

    Speaker rejects criticism by corruption watchdog

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia has rejected criticism by an international anti-corruption watchdog which said a Bill aimed to tighten controls over MPs’ declaration of assets was not bold enough. In a report published last week, the Group of States...

  • Malta’s own colourful 18th century expletives

    Malta’s own colourful 18th century expletives

    If we time-travelled to medieval Malta, we would all be shocked at the offensive blasphemy uttered as people went about their daily life. According to a leading linguist, today’s blasphemies “pale” next to what was uttered in the 18th...

  • Restorers are still waiting for their warrant

    Restorers are still waiting for their warrant

    Conservators and restorers are still awaiting the introduction of professional warrants, nearly five years since these were promised, as fears continue about delicate restoration jobs being entrusted to amateurs. “We’ve heard many times that the...

  • Nurses and midwives anxious about future

    Nurses and midwives have expressed anxiety about their futures ahead of the redevelopment of St Luke’s and Gozo hospitals by a private investor. The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses said it was expecting “difficult negotiations” to ensure that...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Not all is well at Valletta’s bus terminus. The place is shabby throughout. There are no public toilets for passengers and drivers; no proper benches to sit on; no real rest room for the drivers who gather as best as they can in the shade close to...

  • Valid insurance claim

    Valid insurance claim

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Judge Jacqueline Padovani Grima, in the case ‘Patricia Agius v Gasan Mamo Insurance Ltd’ on June 5, 2015, held, among others things, that the plaintiff’s failure to inform the defendant about her...

  • Updated -Two hurt as quadbike overturns

    Updated -Two hurt as quadbike overturns

    A man and a woman were injured this afternoon when their quadbike overturned in Gozo and they fell a height of two metres. The incident happened at about 4.40 in Wied Ghasri when the quadbike overturned as it was being driven downhill. The injured...

  • Romanian jailed as court, police clamp down on 'roaming organised criminals'

    Romanian jailed as court, police clamp down on 'roaming organised criminals'

    A 33-year-old Romanian man, Lucian Grecu, was today jailed for seven months for stealing a mobile phone, with the court declaring that it was mindful of the damages being caused to innocent people by 'roaming organised criminals'. The mobile...

  • Veteran of Maltese productions opens her photo albums

    Veteran of Maltese productions opens her photo albums

    While working on Midnight Express as a wardrobe mistress, Yvonne Zarb Cousin was asked to whip up two dresses for a couple of extras acting the part of ground hostesses during an airport scene. “Four days later, we were at the airport but there...

  • Malta flag raised on former Irish patrol vessel

    Malta flag raised on former Irish patrol vessel

    The AFM has raised the Maltese flag on the former Irish patrol vessel LÉ Aoifé, which has now been handed to Malta. The vessel has been given pennant number  P62, designating it for offshore operations like the Diciotti patrol vessel which carries...

  • Migrants deal is an insurance policy for Malta - Muscat

    Migrants deal is an insurance policy for Malta - Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning that the agreement on migration reached within the European Union last week was an insurance policy for Malta. Speaking in a One Radio interview, Dr Muscat observed that Malta currently did not have a...

  • Busuttil: BOV must explain 'obscene' €260,000 early retirement to Michael Falzon

    Busuttil: BOV must explain 'obscene' €260,000 early retirement to Michael Falzon

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today that the €260,000 early retirement deal reached by Bank of Valletta with Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon when he left to join the Cabinet was ‘obscene’ and shareholders needed to be given a decent...

  • Update 2 - Motorcylist dies in crash with bus

    Update 2 - Motorcylist dies in crash with bus

    A motorcylist died this morning when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a bus. The accident happened shortly before 10am on the road between Mgarr and Ghajn Tuffieha. The motorcyclist, father-of-two Christopher Farrugia, from...