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  • Former Mid-Med Bank employees lose pension fund claim

    Former Mid-Med Bank employees lose pension fund claim

    A group of former Mid-Med Bank employees have lost a case they had instituted against the bank claiming they were owed a share of the pension fund liquidated in 1987. Madam Justice Anna Felice ruled that the former employees were not entitled to a...

  • 400 people end up homeless each year

    400 people end up homeless each year

    Some 400 people a year end up homeless, some temporarily, and in a situation where they are forced to seek shelter, according to statistics gleaned from voluntary organisations. Speaking at a conference organised by the Anti Poverty Forum, social...

  • Villa owner demands millions in compensation after wedding hall application was held up for 22 years

    A man whose application to turn his Bahar Ic-Caghaq villa into a wedding reception hall had been left pending for 22 years has filed a Constitutional application claiming compensation for a breach of his human right, particularly that to the...

  • Judge Farrugia Sacco loses appeal

    Judge Farrugia Sacco loses appeal

    Retired Judge Lino Farrugia Sacco has lost an appeal he had filed against the prime minister, the Attorney General and the Commission for the Administration of Justice. Judge Farrugia Sacco had appealed a Constitutional Court judgment which held...

  • Vince Farrugia libel case dismissed

    The former GRTU director general, Vince Farrugia, has lost a criminal libel that he had failed to back up, not least because he only appeared for one of the eleven court sittings. Mr Farrugia had filed the libel suit against General Workers' Union...

  • Updated: Child care assistants employment conditions 'terrible' - MUT

    (Updated with UHM statement) The Malta Union of Teachers has written to the Minister for Education seeking better conditions for child care assistants at the Foundation for Educational Services (FES). "While the union notes with satisfaction the...

  • Church environment commission writes to investor, De Paul University, over Zonqor site

    Church environment commission writes to investor, De Paul University, over Zonqor site

    The Church’s Inter-diocesan Commission for the Environment (KA) said today that it was surprised that while Government issued calls for tenders for small parcels of land or buildings, in the case of the Zonqor Point project, it has decided to...

  • Malta at top of EU list of bathing water quality

    Malta at top of EU list of bathing water quality

    Malta has scored highly in the latest EU bathing waters quality report, issued today. The European Commission and all bathing sites in Malta were of excellent quality and Malta tops its list of bathing water quality. The EU said 95 per cent of...

  • PM cannot continue to 'hide' Anton Refalo - PN; Ministry insists minister is not under investigation

    PM cannot continue to 'hide' Anton Refalo - PN;  Ministry insists minister is not under investigation

    The Nationalist Party this morning again called on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to act against Gozo minister Anton Refalo over public works in private property. Addressing a press conference, PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said that the ball...

  • Former MIA CEO claiming unfair dismissal

    Former MIA CEO claiming unfair dismissal

    Markus Klaushoffer, former Chief Executive of Malta International Airport  is claiming unfair dismissal, shareholders were told at the company's annual general meeting this morning. No explanation was ever given for the termination of his...

  • Lecturers rubbish PM’s claim of university monopoly

    Lecturers rubbish PM’s claim of university monopoly

    Academics have brushed off the suggestion that the University of Malta is “a monopoly”, a statement the Prime Minister repeated in his public pitch for the proposed university in Żonqor. Dominic Fenech, dean of the Faculty of Art, said: “I don’t...

  • FKNK to meet government about university site, nature park

    The FKNK hunters' federation is to meet the government this morning to discuss the siting of the proposed university and the new nature park in the south of Malta. In a statement the federation referred to its May 16 statement and the way it was...

  • Flight from London 'stuck' in Catania for 10 hours because of fog, crew change

    Flight from London 'stuck' in Catania for 10 hours because of fog, crew change

    Updated: An Air Malta flight from London, due to have arrived in Malta shortly after midnight, was diverted to Catania and stuck there for almost 10 hours. The flight was one of two diverted because of fog over Malta.  An Air Malta spokesman said...

  • Is Christmas spirit leading to September baby boom?

    Is Christmas spirit leading to September baby boom?

    Most Maltese babies are born in September, new data has revealed, suggesting couples must be at their most amorous in December. Between 2010 and last year, September was the baby boom month, closely followed by October, confirming that Maltese...

  • Birżebbuġa fuel tanks site ‘must be decontaminated’ before development

    Birżebbuġa fuel tanks site ‘must be decontaminated’ before development

    Development on the former March 31 fuel depot in Birzebbuga can only take place after the site is decontaminated, former Enemalta chairman Robert Ghirlando has cautioned. He  said the tanks would not only have to be dismantled but the land below...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports on how two Maltese are among a number of people under investigation for match-fixing in Italy. MaltaToday says the government is seeking two plots, of...

  • First 'Warrior' through to Eurovision final

    First 'Warrior' through to Eurovision final

    Georgia, has made it through to the Eurovision Song Contest final with a song which, like Malta's, is called Warrior.   Also through is Serbia with a song penned by the same writer as last year's winning Austrian entry, Rise Like A Phoenix. The...

  • Match-fixing probe link to Maltese pair

    Match-fixing probe link to Maltese pair

    Two Maltese brothers involved with football clubs are wanted by the Italian police after a match-fixing investigation uncovered a network of Italian and foreign fraudsters. Adrian Farrugia, 34, the former Mosta FC team manager, and his brother,...

  • Works for votes done ‘on public property’

    Works for votes done ‘on public property’

    The works-for-votes scandal yesterday took a new twist when a court heard that the majority of “private works” allegedly carried out by the Gozo Ministry between 2005 and 2013 took place on public property or fell within the ministry’s remit. The...

  • Man had €116,200 in counterfeit banknotes

    A 33-year-old Indian businessman who was arrested at the airport, allegedly in possession of counterfeit euros with a face value of €116,200, is claiming he was not aware the money was fake. Police Inspector Ian Abdilla said this was the largest...