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Malta Eurovision finalists selected

The 14 songs which made it to tomorrow’s final of the Malta Eurovision tomorrow are: Chris Grech – Closed Doors Deborah C - It's OK Dominic Cini - Once In A While Karen Debattista - 12, Baker Street Trilogy - Chasing A Dream Amber - Warrior Daniel Testa - Something In The Way Christabelle Borg - Rush Lawrence Grey - The One That You Love L-Aħwa –...

  • Minister admits change of energy plans

    Minister admits change of energy plans

    Energy minister Konrad Mizzi said today that the government had done the responsible choice when it took up the investment opportunity presented by Shanghai Electric and worked with it for Malta to have security of supply, even if the original...

  • Updated - Government to retain hedging, with shorter terms

    Updated - Government to retain hedging, with shorter terms

    Updated - Adds video comments - The government is to continue to hedge fuel purchases, albeit with shorter terms. Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said. Fuel traders have expressed mixed views on the government’s decision to insist on fuel hedging at...

  • PN hits out at finance minister's criticism

    The Nationalist Party has criticised Finance Minister Edward Scicluna for his criticism yesterday of the National Statistics Office. Prof Scicluna had been criticial of figures on manufacturing industry, describing them as fake (Fazul). The PN...

  • Motorcyclist injured in crash

    Motorcyclist injured in crash

    A motorcyclist, 23, was injured this morning in a crash with a car in Triq Pantar, Lija. His injuries are not thought to be critical. 

  • Normal practice that works are carried out during 'konvenju' – MDA

    Normal practice that works are carried out during 'konvenju' – MDA

    The Malta Developers Association this morning waded into the controversy about a property belonging to Equal Opportunities Minister Helena Dalli, saying it was normal practice for developers to allow purchasers to carry out additional works once a...

  • MUMN insists community nursing is key to cutting hospital overcrowding

    The MUMN warned today that government measures on the health service would not achieve their purpose and could be a waste of money. In a reaction to the Budget, it said the measures would not address issues in the health sector regarding bed...

  • Australians top list of new citizens for 2012,revenue from passports scheme below projections

    Australians top list of new citizens for 2012,revenue from passports scheme below projections

    A total of 1,100 foreigners were granted Maltese citizenship in 2012, according to statistics published by Eurostat yesterday. The majority of the new citizens originated from Australia (22.3 per cent), followed by holders of UK (14 per cent),...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how a court has issued an injunction to halt the signing of the bus contract. The Malta Independent says the prime minister is still confident that Malta...

  • Injunction granted to halt bus contract

    A court has granted a temporary injunction preventing the government from entering into a contract with the Spanish company selected to run the bus service from January. The injunction was re-­quested by competing bidder Island Buses Malta, a...

  • MHRA backs its head over permit

    MHRA backs its head over permit

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association is expressing “full support” for its president Matthew Pace, who is operating a restaurant without the appropriate permits. The MHRA was reacting to a story published by Times of Malta revealing that Mr...

  • Muscat stands by Dalli in illegal property work row

    Muscat stands by Dalli in illegal property work row

    The Prime Minister is standing by Equal Opportunities Minister Helena Dalli, taking her word for it that illegal house works on a property she owns are not her doing. The case involves Dr Dalli’s property in Żejtun, which is riddled with...

  • Hold off on casino licence case, court asked

    A court has been asked to postpone judgment in an ongoing case regarding the granting of a new casino licence until it hears the testimony of Judge Geoffrey Valenzia, who chaired a technical committee evaluating the bids. In an urgent application...

  • Child abuse: call for obligation to report

    Child abuse: call for obligation to report

    Professionals should be legally obliged to immediately inform Aġenżija Appoġġ when told of a case of child abuse, a lawyer said yesterday. Daniela Bonanno, who graduated as a doctor of law, said her thesis called for a change in legislation,...

  • Woman sorry for biting police officer

    Woman sorry for biting police officer

    A 20-year-old woman yesterday apologised in court for biting a police constable in the arm when officers turned up at her house following a report that her partner had beaten her on Sunday. “I’m guilty and very sorry,” Joanne Agius said when asked...

  • Warning on plugs issued

    Warning on plugs issued

    Any electrical product on the market should be fitted with three-pin plugs in line with the Electrical Accessories Regulations, the consumers’ authority has warned. It said products not having such plugs should either be fitted with one or else...

  • Court sees model of teen’s cliff fall location

    Court sees model of teen’s cliff fall location

    A three-dimensional model of Dingli Cliffs, where 15-year-old Lisa Marie Zahra died, showed her teacher Erin Tanti was found 42 metres away from her body. The model, created by criminologist Saviour Formosa, marked the 32-metre “drop point” on the...

  • Pharmacists want probe into medicine shortages

    Hospital pharmacists in Malta are calling for a “high-level investigation”, led by the European Commission, into the causes of medicine shortages and the impact on patients. According to the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)...

  • Australians top list of new citizens for 2012

    Australians top list of new citizens for 2012

    A total of 1,100 foreigners were granted Maltese citizenship in 2012, according to statistics published by Eurostat yesterday. The majority of the new citizens originated from Australia (22.3 per cent), followed by holders of UK (14 per cent),...

  • Hundreds of active bird traps in Natura 2000 zones, says CABS

    Hundreds of active bird traps in Natura 2000 zones, says CABS

    Nearly 300 active bird trapping sites have been spotted in protected coastline habitats, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter said yesterday. The aerial surveys conducted by CABS show a minimum of 290 active bird trapping installations in Natura...

  • Cinema data show local films draw big audiences

    Maltese films proved more popular on average than American or European movies in local cinemas last year. The five local productions screened in 2013 attracted an average of 5,000 admissions each, compared with 3,000 for US movies and only about...