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  • Probation for man who smashed his ex-girlfriend's apartment

    A man who pleaded guilty to smashing several items at his ex-girlfriend's apartment in a fit of rage in July 2013 was today placed on probation for three years. Marco Vassallo, 42, from Vittoriosa, pleaded guilty to threatening the woman, causing...

  • Police search bus passenger, draw blank

    A bus passenger alerted the police late this morning that items had been stolen from her bag while she was on the bus. However patrolling police who boarded the bus and searched the person indicated by the passenger found no stolen items. The...

  • Man calls at police station, insists he wants to get arrested

    Man calls at police station, insists he wants to get arrested

    A man turned up at the Marsa police station on Saturday night insisting on getting arrested because he had nowhere to sleep and had no money to return to his home in Sweden, a court heard today. When the police refused to arrest him because he had...

  • Inflatable banana lands man in court

    Inflatable banana lands man in court

    A Birkirkara football supporter who threw an inflatable banana at Hibs supporters, provoking a violent reaction at the end of last Saturday's FA Trophy final, was arraigned in court this afternoon. Terence Ciantar, a 32-year-old truck driver from...

  • Weak hospital concrete was laid in first half of 1996 - minister demands answers on Skanska waiver

    Weak hospital concrete was laid in first half of 1996 - minister demands answers on Skanska waiver

    Weak concrete found at Mater Dei Hospital was laid in the first half of 1996 when the PN was still in government, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne told a press conference this morning. Health and Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi,...

  • Air Malta updates policy on carriage of guide dogs

    Air Malta updates policy on carriage of guide dogs

    Air Malta said today that guide dogs can now travel with their owners on all of its flights. The updated policy was drawn up after discussions held between Leone Sciberras, Chairman of the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation (MGDF), and Fabian Mizzi, Air...

  • CEO of PN media demands apology from PM, minister, for untrue hospital comments

    CEO of PN media demands apology from PM, minister, for untrue hospital comments

    Brian St John, former CEO of the Foundation for Medical Services, has filed a judicial protest against the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health and Energy Konrad Mizzi over comments they made about him regarding weak concrete at Mater Dei...

  • Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    English language students from outside the EU are facing huge delays to get their visas renewed – a growing problem which industry insiders say could hurt the sector. Sources who work in the English language industry said some students who came to...

  • Government is ‘walking into trap’ over university

    Government is ‘walking into trap’ over university

    By setting up the proposed American University of Malta, the government is “walking into a trap” which could eventually force the University of Malta to operate as if it were a business rather than a not-for-profit dedicated to social and...

  • Police will challenge intervention in case by former police commissioner

    Police will challenge intervention in case by former police commissioner

    The police are to challenge a court decree through which former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit was listed as an “injured party” in a criminal case against a man charged with threatening police officers in 2013. Through this decree, Mr...

  • Malta can't participate in military alliance programmes, says Sant

    Malta can't participate in military alliance programmes, says Sant

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant has issued an explanation of his votes in the European Parliament in which he said that Malta is a neutral country and is specifically barred by its Constitution from participating in the programmes of a military...

  • Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    The Abacus maths textbook, which has been causing ‘maths anxiety’ in children in government and private schools, will be discontinued after 2016, sources close to the Education Ministry said. Maltese children aged eight to 11 are finding...

  • Saturday's tragedy: Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    Saturday's tragedy: Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    The death of two Britons at the Blue Lagoon last Saturday has prompted calls for an earlier introduction of the lifeguard service as tourists start flocking to this beach well before the summer. Eyewitnesses recounted how they watched in...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says the PN has promised to stay in the way of development in ODZs. It also says teaching Maths by Abacus is to be ditched. The Malta Independent quotes Peter Paul...

  • PN vows to ‘stand in way’ of development

    PN vows to ‘stand in way’ of development

    The Nationalist Party would stand in the way of any development on pristine land at Żonqor Point, Simon Busuttil has warned. The PN leader yesterday reiterated an appeal for Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to clearly rule out the building of a...

  • Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    The Abacus maths textbook, which has been causing ‘maths anxiety’ in children in government and private schools, will be discontinued after 2016, sources close to the Education Ministry said. Maltese children aged eight to 11 are finding...

  • Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    English language students from outside the EU are facing huge delays to get their visas renewed – a growing problem which industry insiders say could hurt the sector. Sources who work in the English language industry said some students who came to...

  • Police will challenge intervention in case by ex-commissioner

    The police are to challenge a court decree through which former commissioner Peter Paul Zammit was listed as an “injured party” in a criminal case against a man recently charged with threatening police officers in 2013. Through this decree, Mr...

  • Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    The death of two Britons at the Blue Lagoon last Saturday has prompted calls for an earlier introduction of the lifeguard service as tourists start flocking to this iconic beach well before the summer. Eyewitnesses recounted how they watched in...

  • ‘If you don’t have asylum then your life here is zero’

    ‘If you don’t have asylum then your life here is zero’

    The life of migrants in Malta who are not granted asylum is “zero” and they have to put their dreams on hold, according to a Somali woman who fled forced marriage and war. They can’t apply for a job, open a bank account or even get married. “If...