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  • Man missing for five days

    Man missing for five days

    Francis Cauchi, 54, has been missing for the past five days, the police said. He was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red t-shirt. Anyone with any information may contact the police in confidence, by phoning 2122 4001 or 119 or by...

  • Privately funded campaign 'smoking is ugly' launched

    Privately funded campaign 'smoking is ugly' launched

    The first privately financed anti-smoking campaign targeting Maltese people has been launched online. The campaign ‘Smoking is ugly’ was launched on Facebook this morning with the aim to generate awareness on the dangers of smoking It will be...

  • 613 ordinations in Gozo in 150 years

    There were 613 priesthood ordinations under the tenure of eight bishops and two apostolic administrators within the Gozo Diocese over the past 150 years, according to the National Statistics Office, which issued the data to mark the diocese's...

  • Two injured in collision at Tal-Ibrag

    Two injured in collision at Tal-Ibrag

    Two people were injured in a collision involving two heavy vehicles in Triq Sant' Andrija, Tal-Ibrag  just before 10.30am. Their condition is not yet known but it is not likely that they were seriously injured. The road was closed for some time.  

  • Wild Birds Regulation Unit official's car vandalised

    Wild Birds Regulation Unit official's car vandalised

    An official of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit’s Specialist Enforcement Branch found his private car that was parked near Ta’ Pinu Church in Gozo, vandalised yesterday, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Animal Rights said. The official found the...

  • Chamber welcomes Fitch report but warns against complacency

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry welcomed Fitch’s report on Malta but said this did not give the country reason to become complacent about its economic performance. It noted in a statement this morning that Fitch itself...

  • Community Chest Fund to become foundation

    Community Chest Fund to become foundation

    The Malta Community Chest Fund is being transformed into a foundation which would also contribute to medical research, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said. The President, who heads the fund, was addressing medical consultants in London. She...

  • Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture

    Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture

    A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were notwell designed and implemented at EU and member state level. It also found that the European Fisheries...

  • 'No changes' in Kate Middleton's Malta programme so far

    'No changes' in Kate Middleton's Malta programme so far

    Kate Middleton's visit to Malta this weekend has not yet been cancelled, in spite of reports saying that it has. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said this morning that the office was not informed of any changes in the programme so...

  • Poverty in Malta is on the rise, according to EU report

    Poverty in Malta is on the rise, according to EU report

    Poverty in Malta is on the rise and the island is moving away from reaching its targets for the reduction of poverty and social exclusion, according to a new EU report. Malta is committed to reducing the number of people at risk of poverty to...

  • Air Malta annouces sale on UK routes

    Air Malta annouces sale on UK routes

    Air Malta has launched a winter seat sale offering a 25 per cent discount on its services to the United Kingdom. Tickets for travel must be bought by September 21. The discount applies for travel between November 1 and July 31, 2015. The offer is...

  • Valletta wardens back in full force

    Valletta wardens back in full force

    Wardens recently reappeared patrolling the streets of Valletta in full force, after they had seemingly gone into hibernation. Their absence had led to drivers flouting the law and getting away with it, according to residents who spoke to this...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta quotes UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres calling on the EU to show enhanced solidarity with Malta as the Mediterranean Sea witnessed...

  • Refugee head calls for solidarity with Malta

    Refugee head calls for solidarity with Malta

    The UN has called on the EU to show enhanced solidarity with Malta as the Mediterranean Sea yesterday witnessed yet another migrant tragedy. António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said Malta was “a special case” because of size...

  • Muscat concern on Libya ‘anarchy’

    Libya is in a state of anarchy and the situation there has to be tackled with “great urgency”, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. At a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, the Prime Minister urged the UN to...

  • Mepa finds grit under Palumbo concrete flooring

    Planning authority inspectors yesterday found grit, possibly hazardous, buried under concrete at Palumbo Shipyards in Cospicua. They were paying a surprise visit after receiving a tip-off that residue from grit-blasting operations had been dumped...

  • Diplomat was employed on ‘basis of trust’

    Diplomat was employed on ‘basis of trust’

    An experienced diplomat who is fighting her forced transfer from the Foreign Office was not actually a public officer but was employed on a basis of trust under the previous administration, an OPM representative told a court yesterday. Antoinette...

  • ‘Woman smuggled drugs in mouth’

    A woman was yesterday caught trying to smuggle a packet believed to contain heroin into prison by carrying it in her mouth. Sources said the woman, whose boyfriend is an inmate, immediately raised suspicions because of the way she was talking. She...

  • Law reform head makes court pitch for lower age of consent

    Law Reform Commissioner Franco Debono yesterday said the age of consent “should be 16” rather than 18, during an arraignment in which his client denied having sex with a minor. Dr Debono, whose job as commissioner is to review and recommend ways...

  • Decision on Kate’s visit is expected tomorrow

    Decision on Kate’s visit is expected tomorrow

    Morning sickness could well prevent the Duchesss of Cambridge from coming to Malta but a decision by the Royal household will only be made tomorrow. The uncertainty has left the government without an official confirmation of who will replace her...