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  • Addiction fight pioneer Maria Sciberras dies

    Addiction fight pioneer Maria Sciberras dies

    Maria Sciberras (right), a pioneer in the fight against drug addiction in Malta, passed away on Thursday, aged 74. Dr Sciberras, who organised services for drug dependants in Malta and Gozo, also helped set up the Detox Centre at St Luke’s...

  • Woman files action over her ‘inhuman treatment’

    Woman files action over her ‘inhuman treatment’

    A Dutch woman who had to inspect her own excrement as the police suspected she was carrying drugs has filed a court application claiming she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. Jennifer Koster, 36, a Dutch woman born in the Dominican...

  • Regulator warns fuel probe ‘very complex’

    Regulator warns fuel probe ‘very complex’

    An investigation into the fuel market by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority is proving to be very complex. The probe, aimed at establishing whether the fuel market is truly competitive, was launched last month after the owner of...

  • Union calls for talks on phone ban

    The Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin is calling on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss a policy banning the social partners from taking mobile phones to official meetings with ministers. The union referred to a meeting between...

  • Chance to secure vote

    Voters who will be abroad or in hospital when the spring hunting referendum and local elections are held must make a sworn declaration so they can vote on April 4. The declaration can be made at the Electoral Commission’s offices, Evans Building,...

  • Out of work

    The number of people on the unemployment register fell by 1,405 compared to 2014, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office. The most significant drop was among those who had been registering for less than 21 weeks, while the...

  • ‘Put all hearing-impaired kids in one school’

    ‘Put all hearing-impaired kids in one school’

    All hearing-impaired students should ideally be grouped in one dedicated school to avoid having teachers and interpreters travelling to and fro, according to the Commissioner for Health. In an investigation on the problems being faced by people...

  • January public finances register surplus

    Government finances registered a surplus of €12.1 million in January, according to data released by the National Statistics Office. Revenue increased by €78.3 million when compared to the same month last year and expenditure dropped by €22.7...

  • 506 applied for scrappage

    There were a total of 506 applications for the scrappage scheme offer, benefiting from a €400,000 Budget allocation. The idea was to encourage motorists to get rid of their old vehicles and invest in new cars with lower emissions. Applicants were...

  • Deal agreed on licences

    Valid driving licences held by citizens of Malta and the United Arab Emirates will be recognised by the authorities of both countries through a memorand­um of undersanding. This relates to holders who are in possession of a Category B driving...

  • Scholarships

    The Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme is being extended for those who want to study part time or by distance learning. The scheme supported people “exceptionally talented” in professional performance specialisation in the arts, theatre, music, dance,...

  • Fitch Affirms Malta at 'A'; outlook stable

    Fitch Affirms Malta at 'A'; outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malta's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default rating (IDRs) at 'A'. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Malta's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at...

  • Price of 12 kilogram gas cylinder to go down to €17

    Price of 12 kilogram gas cylinder to go down to €17

    The price of a 12 kilogram gas cylinder will go down to €17 from €18 in March and April, the government said. It said this was the cheapest price in the past three years for this period with the price in April in the last year of the previous...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - February 27

    Editor's choice of your photos - February 27

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    A Dutch woman who had to inspect her own excrement after suspicions she was carrying drugs has taken the matter to court claiming she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. The story about the humiliation felt by 36-year old Jennifer...

  • Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    The hunting lobby is urging voters to head to the polls and vote Yes to retain spring hunting, Times of Malta has learnt. The official campaign will be launched tomorrow but lawyer Kathleen Grima confirmed this evening on TVM programme Xarabank...

  • UHM requests MCESD meeting to discuss mobile phones policy

    The Union Haddiema Maghqudin has requested an urgent meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss a policy disallowing mobile phones during official meetings with ministers. The union said it was informed of this...

  • Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    A judge has turned down a request by the Floriana Football Club to revoke a garnishee order filed against them by its former president, Johann Said, who is claiming moneys he is owed.   Despite claims by the club that Mr Said had filed the...

  • Newborns should be screened for hearing problems - Health Commissioner

    The Health Commissioner for Health is recommending that all new born children should be screened to detect hearing problems at an early stage. In an own initiative investigation on difficulties faced by people with hearing problems, Commissioner...

  • Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    A couple caught red-handed in a hotel room with 10 sachets of heroin and weighing scales during a Drug Squad raid have been jailed for seven years between them.  Magistrate Marseann Farrugia found Ivan Bajada, 39, from Msida and Clare Borg, 35,...