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  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today.  Times of Malta reports that talks between Air Malta and the pilots' union are back in stalemate.  l-orizzont headlines a fresh appeal by a patient's wife for the introduction of...

  • Investigators searching for dead teen’s backpack - Girlfriend's appeal

    Investigators searching for dead teen’s backpack - Girlfriend's appeal

    Investigators returned to Dingli Cliffs yesterday in a bid to recover the blue backpack German teenager Mike Mansholt was carrying when he was last seen at the Sliema hotel he was staying in. A drone was used in the search but the backpack was not...

  • Malta denies visa extensions to N. Korean workers - report

    Malta denies visa extensions to N. Korean workers - report

    Malta has denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them, due to a diplomatic campaign by South Korea and human rights groups, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. South Korea has been pressing the few countries...

  • Number of motorbikes on the road skyrockets

    Number of motorbikes on the road skyrockets

    The number of motorcycles on the road has skyrocketed this year, with 800 drivers handed newly introduced certificates in the past six months alone, official figures show. A breakdown of the number of certificates issued by Transport Malta reveals...

  • Għajn Tuffieħa parking fines leave motorists furious

    Għajn Tuffieħa parking fines leave motorists furious

    Motorists fond of the popular Għajn Tuffieħa bay are furious after receiving parking fines despite parking according to traffic regulations. The Times of Malta last week reported how parking tickets were being issued to motorists who parked along...

  • Malta's Muslim community condemns terror acts

    Malta's Muslim community condemns terror acts

    The Muslim Community in Malta this evening expressed “shock, sorrow and grave concern” at the recent series of terroristic acts in several countries including France, Germany and the United States. It said it was also shocked at the “heinous...

  • GO foundation members accuse government, board of trustees of ‘betrayal’

    GO foundation members accuse government, board of trustees of ‘betrayal’

    Members of the GO Employees Foundation accused the government and their own board of trustees of “betrayal” after its liquidation and the sale of its assets (shares) to Tunisie Telecom was halted. GO employees contacted the Times of Malta...

  • Young women frustrated at being excluded from Morning After Pill debate

    Young women frustrated at being excluded from Morning After Pill debate

    Some 20 predominantly young women gathered outside Parliament ahead of a committee hearing on the Morning After Pill this evening, arguing that their voices were being excluded from the debate. The women, responding to a call on social media, said...

  • Preparations for Joseph Calleja concert in full swing

    Preparations for Joseph Calleja concert in full swing

    Preparations for tomorrow’s concert by Joseph Calleja are in full swing. The world-renowned tenor's concert, at the Granaries in Floriana, will this year include the participation of legendary Italian singer Antonello Venditti and American singer...

  • Silence on power station oil quality probe

    The government would not say whether a probe into the quality of oil used at one of the power stations as recently as October 2013 had been concluded or not. Headed by Judge Philip Sciberras, the inquiry was launched in the wake of “doubts” on the...

  • The dangers of GPS-based treasure hunts

    The dangers of GPS-based treasure hunts

    Avid climbers yesterday expressed concern about the dangers of looking for geocaches in places too difficult to reach. The climbers were speaking after the body of 17-year-old German Mike Mansholt was found only a few metres away from the location...

  • Watch: Angry bus driver and pedestrian face off in St Julians

    Watch: Angry bus driver and pedestrian face off in St Julians

    What happens when a short-tempered bus driver and similarly agitated pedestrian bump heads?  Tourists on a number 13 bus going to Baħar ic-Cagħaq yesterday morning got to find out, and the results weren't pretty.  The ruckus kicked off after the...

  • Tourist ends up in court over scooter crash

    Tourist ends up in court over scooter crash

    A Briton on holiday in Malta ended up in court after he crashed a motor scooter in St Paul’s Bay, grievously injuring the pillion rider. He also refused to take a breathalyser test. The incident happened two days ago in Triq it-Trunċiera at about...

  • Do bus lane rules apply to ministerial cars?

    Last week, Times of Malta counted 42 vehicles breaking priority lane rules in just 15 minutes in Marsa.  The priority lane is intended for cars carrying three people or more, buses, taxis, coaches, motorbikes, electric and LPG cars and...

  • Barmaid injured while chasing thief

    Barmaid injured while chasing thief

    A Ħal Far open centre resident seriously injured a barmaid who chased him all the way from King’s Own Band Club in Valletta to City Gate to retrieve the mobile phone he had stolen from her, a court heard this morning. Shiling Fadi, 32 from Libya,...

  • Air Malta gets a new acting CEO

    Air Malta has appointed Joseph Galea as its new acting CEO as the two-year term of present incumbent Philip Micallef draws to a close.  Mr Galea served as the airline's deputy chief commercial officer for the past two years, after a long stint...

  • Elderly woman chases and catches purse-snatcher - court jails him for a year

    Elderly woman chases and catches purse-snatcher - court jails him for a year

    An elderly woman who was robbed of her purse while hearing Mass chased the two thieves outside church and managed to catch one of them.  The incident happened yesterday evening during the 6.30pm Mass at St Helen’s basilica in Birkirkara. Police...

  • Ramla l-Ħamra body identified as belonging to missing Hungarian teen

    Ramla l-Ħamra body identified as belonging to missing Hungarian teen

    A body found at Ramla l-Ħamra in Gozo last week has been identified as belonging to a 17-year-old Hungarian tourist reported missing two weeks ago.  Bence Murinai, 17, went missing after jumping into the sea at Marsalforn on Friday 15 July. A...

  • Fortunato Mizzi residence to become political museum - parliament rises for summer recess

    Fortunato Mizzi residence to become political museum - parliament rises for summer recess

    The house in St John Street, Valletta where political giants Fortunato and Nerik Mizzi lived is to be converted into a political museum. Parliament in a 15-minute sitting this afternoon unanimously approved the transfer of the property - owned by...

  • No progress in new Air Malta - pilots' union talks

    No progress in new Air Malta - pilots' union talks

    No progress was made today in last-ditch talks held between Air Malta and the Airline Pilots' Association (Alpa) on the recommendation of a judge. "We made no progress, we are going back to court," Alpa president Capt Domenic Azzopardi told Times...