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  • 'Bigotry' to not integrate migrants - Jose Herrera

    'Bigotry' to not integrate migrants - Jose Herrera

    Maltese society has a “moral obligation” to help migrants integrate and failing to do so would be “nothing less than bigotry”, Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera said yesterday. “We all have the responsibility to help migrants form part of our...

  • Updated: Lawyers statement on minority groups 'purposely misleading'

    Updated: Lawyers statement on minority groups 'purposely misleading'

    Announcements such as that made by lawyers last Wednesday, that the spring hunting referendum would have no bearing on other hobbies, only served to strengthen hunters' belief and further their federation's (FKNK) determination to campaign in...

  • Valletta's new monti stalls and location come under fire

    Valletta's new monti stalls and location come under fire

    Architects and designers have fiercely criticised Valletta’s newly designed monti stalls, which will be erected between Renzo Piano’s new Parliament building and Teatru Rjal. The market’s move from Merchants Street will see hawkers’ stalls also...

  • Updated: Lija council says it terminated consultant, private contractor services months ago

    The Lija council said today it cannot implement a Local Governance Board decision to immediately terminate the services of a consultant and private contractor because it had already done so some months ago. Investigating complaints by PL council...

  • Early voting in referendum, local elections

    The Electoral Commission said today that those voters who will be abroad or hospitalised on the day of the referendum and local elections - Saturday, April 11 - may vote one week before at the Naxxar Counting Complex, on Saturday  Apri 4. They...

  • Truck topples over on Gozo ferry

    Truck topples over on Gozo ferry

    A truck toppled over as a ferry was crossing from Malta to Gozo in rough seas this morning. The truck was parked at the back of the car deck. No further damage was caused and no one was injured.  The incident, which is being investigated by...

  • Updated: Maltese spend 52 hours stuck in traffic every year

    Updated: Maltese spend 52 hours stuck in traffic every year

    Maltese drivers spend 52 hours in gridlock traffic every year, a study by the University of Malta has found. The study found that motorists have an hour unnecessarily added to their commute every week - 17 seconds of delay for every kilometre...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says the Maltese spend 52 hours stuck in traffic every year. It also quotes Parliamentary Secretary Herrera saying it would be bigotry not to integrate...

  • Maltese spend 52 hours stuck in traffic each year

    Maltese spend 52 hours stuck in traffic each year

    Maltese drivers spend 52 hours in gridlock traffic every year, a study by the University of Malta has found. The comparative study, parts of which were seen by this news­paper, found that motorists have an hour unnecessarily added to their commute...

  • ‘Bigotry’ to not integrate migrants ­– Herrera

    ‘Bigotry’ to not integrate migrants ­– Herrera

    Maltese society has a “moral obligation” to help migrants integrate and failing to do so would be “nothing less than bigotry”, Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera said yesterday. “We all have the responsibility to help migrants form part of our...

  • Government praised over revival of property market

    Government praised over revival of property market

    Malta Developers Association president Sandro Chetcuti yes­terday showered praise on the Labour government for reviving the property market by accepting many of its suggestions. Addressing the MDA’s annual general meeting that was also attended by...

  • Experts say l-Imnieħru died of a heart attack

    Experts say l-Imnieħru died of a heart attack

    Convicted drug baron Mario Camilleri, nicknamed l-Imnieħru, died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot – not from gunshot wounds, a court heard yesterday. Two court experts told Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona two holes found in Mr...

  • Suspended sentence for threating friends

    A Serb, Strahinja Vukosavljevic, 31, who threatened his flatmates with a penknife and assaulted one of them with a kitchen chair while in a drunken rage was yesterday handed a suspended sentence and fined €1,000. Mr Vukosavljevic admitted to...

  • Beggar is discharged

    A Bulgarian woman was yesterday conditionally discharged after she was caught begging for money in Sliema on Wednesday. Vasilka Yordanova pleaded guilty to living an idle life and harrassing people to give her money. She was arrested while she was...

  • Italian energy giant partners Enemalta on interconnector

    Enemalta yesterday signed a five-year framework agreement with Italian energy company Enel Trade aimed at facilitating the importation of electricity from Italy through the new €200 million interconnector between Malta and Sicily. Enemalta said...

  • Valletta’s new monti stalls, position come under fire

    Valletta’s new monti stalls, position come under fire

    Architects and designers have fiercely criticised Valletta’s newly designed monti stalls, which will be erected between Renzo Piano’s new Parliament building and Teatru Rjal. The market’s move from Merchants Street will see hawkers’ stalls also...

  • PN, civil society rap government on fuel

    PN, civil society rap government on fuel

    The PN yesterday continued to mount pressure on the government to “immediately revise downwards the price of fuel” as hoteliers and the Consumers’ Association demanded explanations and action. PN Energy shadow Minister Marthese Portelli said it...

  • Former Enemalta worker jailed for rigging meters

    A former Enemalta technician was yesterday jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined €10,000 for his involvement in the smart meter scam which rattled the corporation last year. Richard Gauci, 48, from Rabat, appeared in court for the continuation...

  • Challenges, not conformity in Education Plus strategy

    Challenges, not conformity in Education Plus strategy

    Education cannot be limited to inducing conformity, killing aspirations and ambition but must be expanded to encourage people to challenge ideas while equipping them with the skills needed in life, the Prime Minister said yesterday. He was...

  • PN lashes out against ‘muting of message’ in hospital deaths

    PN lashes out against ‘muting of message’ in hospital deaths

    The Nationalist Party yesterday branded as “unacceptable” the manner in which it claimed the State broadcaster was trying to mute its message and accused it of “manipulating” facts to serve as the government’s “gatekeeper”. In a formal complaint...