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  • Process for marriage grant applications simplified

    Couples who get married will no longer have to go to the Social Security Department to submit the forms to get the government marriage grant. The bureaucratic process has been simplified, placing the onus on the department to go to the married...

  • Update 3 - Man killed, another critical, as car crashes into bus stop

    Update 3 - Man killed, another critical, as car crashes into bus stop

    A pensioner who was sitting on a bus stop bench chatting with a relative died this morning when a car crashed into the structure. The relative, 61, is in critical condition. The horrific accident took place at about 10.30a.m. in Mtarfa Road,...

  • Muscat says Enemalta will clamp down on theft once meters are installed in boathouses

    Muscat says Enemalta will clamp down on theft once meters are installed in boathouses

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned this morning that the government and Enemalta would clamp down on the theft of electricity, even in boathouses, once tenants were given the opportunity to regularise their position and install electricity...

  • Updated - Doctors warn of consequences of MUMN directive, seek legal advice

    Updated - Doctors warn of consequences of MUMN directive, seek legal advice

    Updated - Adds MUMN reaction - The Medical Association (MAM) said today that doctors would not be held responsible for harm which could be caused to patients following an MUMN directive for nurses not to prepare covering letters for the provision...

  • Msida road works to be speeded up, bus lanes may be opened for car pooling

    Msida road works to be speeded up, bus lanes may be opened for car pooling

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said today that he would be meeting Transport Malta to bring forward road works currently in hand in Msida, in order to ease traffic congestion. He did not give a completion date. He said the plan was for work to be...

  • Man dies of suspected overdose

    Man dies of suspected overdose

    A 24-year-old man from Marsascala has died in hospital from a suspected drug overdose. An ambulance crew was called to assist the man in a residence in Hamrun late yesterday. He was rushed to hospital where he died. Toxicology tests are under way.

  • PN calls for revision of fuel prices to match international price slide

    PN calls for revision of fuel prices to match international price slide

    The Nationalist Party this morning criticised the government for keeping fuel prices up despite a 22 per cent drop in the international oil price. Energy spokesman George Pullicino called on the government to revise prices, noting that  the...

  • Parliament contractor is pursued for €375,000

    Parliament contractor is pursued for €375,000

    Three Maltese subcontractors involved in the building of the new Parliament building are claiming the Italian company FDS Stone, owned by the Filiberti brothers, has not paid them for more than a year, racking up a debt of more than...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says a contractor in the building of the new Parliament is being pursued for €375,000. It also reports how boathouse owners can get electricity supply for...

  • Parliament contractor is pursued for €375,000

    A major Italian contractor involved in the construction of the new Parliament building has Maltese creditors chasing him for payment, Times of Malta has learnt. Three subcontractors involved in the construction project are claiming the Italian...

  • Boathouse owners can get power for €1,500

    Boathouse owners can get power for €1,500

    Illegal boathouse owners can obtain a temporary electricity supply for about €1,500 and extend the service by paying an annual renewal fee of €230, according to regulations published ARMS Ltd. Though it was initially thought that the offer would...

  • Retired magistrate passes away aged 66

    Retired magistrate passes away aged 66

    Retired magistrate Joseph Apap Bologna passed away yesterday evening aged 66. He died at his home in Mosta at about 9pm. The police were called in but although the cause of death has still to be established, sources said he was believed to have...

  • Corinthia to sell €10m Whitehall apartments

    Corinthia to sell €10m Whitehall apartments

    Prospective property owners with a budget of about €10 million can look into buying a palatial Corinthia apartment in Whitehall, London. The owner of one of the 11 residences, which will set them back between €10.7 million and €18.7 million, will...

  • Three men arrested over drugs

    Three men were arrested on Saturday after being found in possession of drugs, the police said yesterday. A 32-year-old from Dingli was arrested when cocaine, ecstacy and amphetamine were found in his possession by the drugs squad. The police said...

  • ‘We don’t know number of people with diabetes’

    ‘We don’t know number of people with diabetes’

    It is not known how many Maltese people are suffering from Type 2 diabetes or are pre-disposed to the disease, a study has shown. Although Malta has always had a high rate of diabetes, a metabolic disease where a person has high levels of sugar in...

  • Rescued migrants made to wait 12 hours

    Rescued migrants made to wait 12 hours

    Nearly 100 migrants were left waiting on board the MOAS rescue vessel for 12 hours in a Sicilian port yesterday, Times of Malta has learnt. The migrants, who had been rescued by the privately-funded philanthropic rescue mission MOAS, were made to...

  • Air Malta rejects former CEO’s ‘inaccurate’ claim

    Air Malta rejects former CEO’s ‘inaccurate’ claim

    Air Malta’s management yesterday took issue with comments made by former CEO Peter Davies describing his statement that the national airline was “on track” with the restructuring plan as “inaccurate”. “The company has no intention to enter in any...

  • Traffic is real cancer threat, says Busuttil

    The heavy traffic across the island is “the real cancer factory” rather than the BWSC power plant, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said yesterday. “The poisonous fumes people are inhaling when they are stuck in traffic bumper-to-bumper are...

  • Debate will outline energy plans – PM

    The debate in Parliament today on the new power plant will allow the government to outline its plans to save Enemalta, switch power generation to gas and clamp down on electricity theft, the Prime Minister said yesterday. The debate will be held...

  • Bank of Valletta’s list of lawyers is ‘confidential’

    Bank of Valletta’s list of lawyers is ‘confidential’

    Bank of Valletta will not divulge the names of lawyers it engages, nor would it say whether some sort of competitive procedure is in place. Members of the legal profession have complained to Times of Malta that the BOV was giving legal work to...