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  • Union pledges action at ST Microelectronics

    Union pledges action at ST Microelectronics

    Industrial action would be taken at ST Microelectronics until the company reached an agreement on workers’ pay, the General Workers’ Union warned yesterday. Employees yesterday held two two-hour stoppages, walking out between 6am and 8am and again...

  • Adoration… and Nutella for Il Volo

    Adoration… and Nutella for Il Volo

    Italian pop opera trio Il Volo were yesterday mobbed by adoring female fans as they touched down in Malta ahead of tonight’s performance at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali. Piero Barone, who was joined by his band mates Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble,...

  • Strong improvement in deficit

    Higher revenue in the first seven months of the year led to a strong improvement in the government’s deficit, which dropped by €134.6 million when compared to the corresponding period last year. Data published yesterday by the National Statistics...

  • Fraudulent residence permits will be revoked

    All the residence permits issued on the back of incorrect information allegedly furnished by accountant Joe Sammut would be revoked, Identity Malta head Joe Vella Bonnici told the Times of Malta. “All permits obtained through false documentation...

  • ‘Residency a privilege not a right’

    ‘Residency a privilege not a right’

    Residence permits would be given to foreigners against a gradual investment of €250,000 but this would be a “privilege not a right”, Economic Growth Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera said yesterday. He was giving details of new regulations for...

  • Man who robbed shop at knifepoint is jailed

    A Cuban national who robbed a Paceville stationery at knifepoint on Saturday, the day after he arrived for a holiday, was yesterday jailed for four years. Eliseo Carrillo Montoro, 26, who holds an Italian identity card, made off with €2,515 from...

  • Airliner turns back

    An Air Malta flight to Manchester yesterday afternoon had to turn back because of a discrepancy between the number of passengers on board and the luggage checked in, the airline said. The flight departed at about 4pm and headed back shortly before...

  • State guarantee ‘exposed Labour’s untruthful pledge’

    The €360 million State guarantee for the power station project proved that Labour’s pledge to build the plant in two years through private investment was not based on the truth, the Opposition said yesterday. “Joseph Muscat had pledged to resign...

  • Vella out of hospital after heart bypass

    Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella was yesterday discharged from hospital after undergoing heart bypass surgery. The Foreign Ministry said he was advised to rest for a few days before continuing with his official functions. Dr Vella thanked Prof.

  • ‘Fish farms to blame for grease’

    The Birżebbuġa local council is blaming fish farms for a greasy substance spotted floating close to Delimara and which yesterday drew swimmers' complaints. The council said the substance was made up of the remains of feed used by fish farms and it...

  • Interest in flood relief

    The South Korean delegation that flew to Malta this week took particular interest in the National Flood Relief Project, the Transport Ministry said yesterday. South Korean Minister Il-Ho-Yoo visited Malta for talks with Transport Minister Joe...

  • Pills recalled

    Herbal pills are being recalled because they contain an unauthorised substance, according to the Environmental Health Directorate. The unauthorised substance, Sildenafil, has been found in V-Max Herbal pills packaged in a carton box expiring in...

  • Police Association wants management overhaul

    Police Association wants management overhaul

    The lack of a proper management structure is to blame for the present state of the police force which, in recent months, has made the headlines for the wrong reasons. Police Association officers Malcolm Bondin and Robert Vella speak to Keith...

  • Temple tent

    Temple tent

    The protective tent over Tarxien Temples, which will shelter and protect the temples from direct rainfall, solar radiation and ground humidity, has been completed. The tent is designed in a way that will ensure that airflow within the site remains...

  • Poisonous pets set to be banned by end of the year

    Poisonous pets set to be banned by end of the year

    Poisonous pets could be banned by the end of the year when regulations on the mandatory registration of exotic animals come into force. The development follows proposals floated earlier this summer suggesting pet owners of venomous animals store...

  • Client files judial protest after power is cut off

    The owner of a number of properties has filed a judicial protest against Automated Revenue Management Services Limited, responsible for the collection of utility bills, complaining that electricity supply had been cut off despite an agreement to...

  • Il Volo fly in to enthusiastic welcome

    The operatic pop Italian trio Il Volo landed earlier this afternoon, amidst the delighted screams of Maltese fans. Some 40 people, mostly teenage girls, lined the arrivals lounge, excitedly awaiting the trio's arrival and breaking into one of...

  • Air Malta flight to Manchester turns back in security precaution

    Air Malta flight to Manchester turns back in security precaution

    An Air Malta flight to Manchester turned back this afternoon because of a security issue. The flight was aborted as a security precaution because of a discrepancy between the number of passengers and the luggage checked in, the airline said. The...

  • Warning about pills

    Warning about pills

    The Superintendence of Public Health warned today that V-Max herbal pills as described below must not be consumed because they contain the unauthorised substance Sildenafil. The pills are in a carton box of four carrying the durability date 06/2017.

  • Moas urges coordinated international action to stop migrant deaths

    Moas has called for coordinated international action to stop migrant deaths. It issued its appeal today, hours after up to 200 people died when a boat bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast. On the same day, more than 70 bodies were discovered...