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  • L-Istrina exemption miffs commissioner

    It may generate a feel-good factor but the charity telethon l-Istrina was a cause of disquiet for the Voluntary Organisations Commissioner. In his forward to last year’s annual report, Kenneth Wain expressed concern over the blanket exemption...

  • We had no choice but to abstain – Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil is insisting that the decision to abstain on the Civil Unions Bill was the only available option in the circumstances and refutes the charge that the PN was not bold enough to take a stand. In an interview with...

  • Panel of judges says regulate bunkering

    Bunkering in a country’s exclusive economic zone should be regulated, with the operation falling within the jurisdiction of the coastal zone, a Maltese judge declared in an international maritime tribunal ruling. The case followed the confiscation...

  • Holding free vote would have ‘played into hands of the PL’

    A free vote on the Civil Unions Bill would have split the party and played into the hands of the government on the eve of the European Parliament elections, PN sources said yesterday. Their comments were made in the wake of the criticism levelled...

  • Another four migrants repatriated

    Another four irregular immigrants left Malta to be repatriated to Nigeria today after their application for asylum was refused, the Home Affairs Ministry said. A group of 10 migrants was repatriated yesterday. The ministry said the migrants were...

  • Abstaining ‘will harm the party’

    “You can’t keep out the winds of change once you’ve thrown open all the doors and windows,” Joe Friggieri had told PN councillors after the divorce referendum in 2011. The PN was then still reeling under the weight of a yes vote that conflicted...

  • Sector inquiry into loan interest rates being held by Competition Office

    The Office for Competition is carrying out a sector inquiry into loan interest rates offered by banks to SMEs, merchant service charges and interchange fees in terms of the Competition Act. Over the past months, there was an intense debate...

  • Waste management projects between 2011 and 2012 'uncharted territory' - PN

    Waste management projects were uncharted territory between 2011 and 2012 not just for WasteServ but also for other authorities, including the Contracts Department and the planning authority, where the permit issuing process also led to a number of...

  • Civil unions: doors of the church remain open to those seeking the Lord - bishops

    Although the vision of the creator on marriage and sexuality was different from that presented in the law, the Christian Community retained the duty to show pastoral love to all and the doors of the church would remain open to those genuinely...

  • Daniel Holmes Constitutional Case: legal aid lawyers paid by the prosecution, court hears

    Legal aid lawyers are paid by the prosecution, a court heard this morning during the Daniel Holmes Constitutional Case on human rights breach. In a case against the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Police, the Director General of the Gozo...

  • Speaker launches book comprising 22 rulings

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia launched a publication comprising a number of rulings given by him and the deputy speaker in the past 12 months. The book, Is-Sedja Titkellem, consists of 22 rulings, including the ruling on the impeachment of Mr Justice...

  • Malta can become major trade hub - HSBC Bank Malta CEO

    Malta has the opportunity to become a major trade hub, according to Mark Watkinson, HSBC Bank Malta chief executive officer. Speaking during the bank's annual general meeting today he said that with the third largest port in the Mediterranean and...

  • Doctors say more investment in health needed

    Doctors called for more investment in "structures" and human resources when they met Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne this afternoon. Gordon Caruana Dingli, president of the doctors' association, said better management practices could...

  • Omar Osman back in jail, admits breaking into tycoon's superyacht

    Somali Omar Osman, 35, was today sentenced to 18 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to breaking into Libyan tycoon Husni Bey's superyacht in Gzira and stealing his laptop, watch and mobile phone. The laptop contained sensitive information...

  • Cyclists concerned about new traffic layout in Sliema

    The Bicycling Advocacy Group expressed concern about the new traffic layout and bollards at the bottom of St Antnin Street, Sliema. "What might be a short cut for car traffic, is the only release for cyclists, who cannot use either Bisazza Street...

  • Occupational Safety and Health Awards launched

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, in collaboration with the Malta Occupational Health and Safety Authority, is organising the 12th European Good Practice Awards in Occupational Safety and Health. The aim is to make employers and...

  • Increase in cash rebates to filmmakers announced

    The Maltese Government has announced a substantial increase in the cash rebates to filmmakers who will now have the opportunity to benefit from a 25 per cent cash rebate with an additional two per cent if they feature Maltese cultural...

  • Education Minister seeks Data Protection Commissioner's advice on legal notice

    The Education Minister has written to the Data Protection Commissioner seeking advice on concern expressed on a legal notice on data concerning persons in educational institutions. The regulations enable the minister to collect data relating to...

  • Update 2: Air Malta goes retro

    Air Malta this afternoon surprised the islands with an aircraft freshly painted with the airline's first ever livery as it kick-started its 40th anniversary celebrations. Aircraft 9H-AEI operated flight KM40 and landed in Malta from Ostrava in the...

  • Liturgical easter celebrations

    Archbishop Paul Cremona will lead liturgical celebrations at St John’s CoCathedral in Valletta this weekend while auxiliary bishop Charles J. Scicluna will lead the celebrations at the Mdina Cathedral. The Maundy Thursday celebrations at St John’s...

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