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  • Watch: Police’s ‘inaction’ is further testament of the widespread corruption - Busuttil

    Watch: Police’s ‘inaction’ is further testament of the widespread corruption - Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil today denounced the fact that he had not yet been contacted by the police commissioner 12 hours after he had flagged corruption claims against Keith Schembri.  However, Dr Busuttil said he would not meet with the...

  • He enjoys the Prime Minister's trust, that is what matters, Tourism Minister says on Keith Schembri

    He enjoys the Prime Minister's trust, that is what matters, Tourism Minister says on Keith Schembri

    Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis would not say today whether he backed Keith Schembri in light of recent kickbacks allegations, insisting that it was the fact that he enjoyed the prime minister's trust that mattered. Mr Schembri, he said, was...

  • Dance music festival brings 8,000 to Maltese shores

    Dance music festival brings 8,000 to Maltese shores

    Some 8,000 party-goers visited Malta as part of the five-day AMP Lost & Found festival held across Easter weekend.  The music festival featured headline acts such as Annie Mac, Armand Van Helden, Jamie Jones, Kolsch and Andy C, with events held at...

  • Brexit Malta conference postponed

    Brexit Malta conference postponed

    A conference planned in Malta for next week to discuss Brexit is being postponed because of unforeseen circumstances.  Themed 'Brexit: Mind the gap', the debate on May 3 at the Intercontinental Malta was meant to feature Mats Persson (David...

  • Poacher caught red-handed by police - CABS

    Poacher caught red-handed by police - CABS

    A poacher is being investigated by the police for illegal hunting and trapping and using an illegal bird caller in a walled compound west of Siġġiewi on Monday. The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said its activists filmed the trapper in...

  • More tourists, but with tighter pockets

    More tourists, but with tighter pockets

    Tourist arrivals last month topped last year’s figures for March by 22.3%, reaching a total of 141,266, according to the National Statistics Office. The NSO said 105,080 came on holiday and 20,017 for business. Arrivals from EU states increased by...

  • Tractor accident leaves Rabat man grievously injured

    Tractor accident leaves Rabat man grievously injured

    Updated 10.55am - Added details A 71-year-old man was grievously injured this morning when he was hit by a tractor while working in a Baħrija field.  In a statement, police said that initial indications were that the Rabat man was operating the...

  • ‘Mysterious Mrieħel poles’ probe inconclusive

    ‘Mysterious Mrieħel poles’ probe inconclusive

    A set of four poles that appeared overnight on the Mrieħel Bypass left many confounded, including the transport authorities, who admitted they knew nothing about them. Erected a fortnight ago near the Malta Financial Services Authority, the highly...

  • Birdlife releases two birds saved from spring hunt

    Birdlife releases two birds saved from spring hunt

    BirdLife Malta has rehabilitated and released a marsh harrier and night heron recovered during this year’s spring hunting season. The marsh harrier (bagħdan aħmar) was the first victim of the season and was retrieved from Selmun on March 26 with...

  • Act fast to save financial services sector before it’s too late – ex-Central Bank governor

    Act fast to save financial services sector before it’s too late – ex-Central Bank governor

    “Do something quickly to save the financial services sector,” because “time is fast running out,” said former Central Bank governor Francis Vassallo. Mr Vassallo, one of the founders of Malta’s thriving financial services sector, said that Malta’s...

  • Free childcare is good... but then what?

    Free childcare is good... but then what?

    The gap between employment rates for men and women in Malta is the widest in Europe, official data published yesterday shows. Figures published by the EU statistics agency Eurostat showed that while the employment rate for men aged between 20 and...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta quotes Opposition leader Simon Busuttil saying that Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, not only had an account with the contentious Pilatus Bank, but...

  • Maltese Jesuits to form part of joint province with Italy, Albania

    Maltese Jesuits to form part of joint province with Italy, Albania

    The Maltese Jesuit province will be officially incorporated into a new Euro-Mediterranean province, comprising Malta, Italy and Albania, during a ceremony at the Chiesa del Gesù in Rome on July 1. The Jesuit chosen to lead the new province is Fr...

  • Schembri accused of passport sale kickbacks by Busuttil

    Schembri accused of passport sale kickbacks by Busuttil

    Updated 10.10pm with Schembri reaction The prime minister's chief of staff received kickbacks from the controversial cash-for-passports scheme, the opposition leader claimed this evening, saying he had documented evidence to prove it. Simon...

  • Tax on business inheritance slashed to 1.5%

    Tax on business inheritance slashed to 1.5%

    A measure announced in the Budget, whereby the transfer of family businesses from parents to their children will be taxed at 1.5 per cent instead of five per cent, has come into force, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Economic Services...

  • Wild west demolition in Mosta

    Wild west demolition in Mosta

    Malta's cavalier approach to construction work was in full display in Mosta yesterday morning, as these photos taken by a Times of Malta reader show. In the photos, an excavator can be seen kicking up a cloud of dust at a Ponsonby Street in Mosta,...

  • Yana Micallef Stafrace sworn in as Magistrate

    Yana Micallef Stafrace sworn in as Magistrate

    Lawyer Yana Micallef Stafrace was sworn in as magistrate at a ceremony at the Palace in Valletta today. During the ceremony President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca drew on Dr Micallef Stafrace’s experience on issues related to domestic violence,...

  • Google launches Malta digital workshop programme, offering free training to anyone

    Google launches Malta digital workshop programme, offering free training to anyone

    Google has launched the Digital Workshop programme in Malta, a new online platform offering free training to all those who  want to grow their digital skills and increase their knowledge in digital marketing.   This new platform can be accessed at...

  • Air Malta to resume flights to Tunis

    Air Malta to resume flights to Tunis

    Air Malta is to resume scheduled services to Tunis Carthage Airport on June 26. Flights will be operated three times a week  The flight schedule is as follows:

  • Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    A 61-year-old Polish man was discovered face-down and unconscious in the water at Comino's Blue Lagoon this afternoon, police said.  He was lifted to shore and given first aid but was certified dead by a medical team rushed to the site.  Comino...