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  • PM: "I understand the way Evarist Bartolo handled the situation"

    PM: "I understand the way Evarist Bartolo handled the situation"

    Evarist Bartolo has received the backing of his boss, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat telling reporters he first got words of corruption claims at the Education Ministry at "around the same time" as Mr Bartolo.  Mr Bartolo is embroiled in...

  • A concrete solution for Ħal Far potholes

    A concrete solution for Ħal Far potholes

    Updated 2.24pm - OHSA acts   A concrete slab slid off a truck driving through Ħal Far industrial estate this morning, blocking the road as commuters tried to get to work.  In a photo sent to the Times of Malta, workers wearing hi-visibility vests...

  • Corinthia cleared of discriminating against pregnant employee

    Corinthia cleared of discriminating against pregnant employee

    A lawyer who claimed she had been fired by Corinthia Hotel Group because she got pregnant has had her case rejected by a court.  Anika Psaila Savona had claimed gender discrimination and unjustified dismissal from her former consultancy post,...

  • Poor marks for Malta in heart care index

    Poor marks for Malta in heart care index

    Malta has ranked tenth from bottom in a ranking of European countries' heart care. The 2016 Euro Heart Index (EHI), published today in Brussels, placed Malta in 20th place from 30 countries. The study is carried out by Health Consumer Powerhouse...

  • Chamber of Planners wants Paceville master plan scrapped and redrawn

    Chamber of Planners wants Paceville master plan scrapped and redrawn

    The Malta Chamber of Planners has called for the Paceville master plan to be completely scrapped and redrawn from scratch, lambasting it as “ill-conceived, biased and contradictory”. In a damning eight-page statement, planners described the...

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia among Politico's 28 most influential

    Daphne Caruana Galizia among Politico's 28 most influential

    Controversial blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was last night nominated among the 28 people "transforming European politics, policy and ideas" by Politico news organisation.  Ms Caruana Galizia was nominated along the lines of Ryanair's Michael...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says official figures show that sheer loneliness is driving thousands of people to call an emergency support hotline “just to have someone to talk to”. In another...

  • Loneliness driving thousands of people to call emergency support hotline

    Loneliness driving thousands of people to call emergency support hotline

    Sheer loneliness is driving thousands of people to call an emergency support hotline “just to have someone to talk to”, official figures show. A breakdown of the calls made to the 179 support line since 2006, shows how callers were 10 times more...

  • House committee lists recommendations for new draft Paceville master plan

    House committee lists recommendations for new draft Paceville master plan

    The House Environment and Development Planning Committee has agreed on a list of recommendations that it will be making to Parliament with regards to a second Paceville master plan, despite the fact that information requested from the Planning...

  • Busuttil: Government showing it will not respect the law on standards in public life

    Busuttil: Government showing it will not respect the law on standards in public life

    The government was showing it would not respect the provisions of the new law on standards in public life, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. Speaking in parliament during the debate on the bill, Dr Busuttil said the most recent...

  • Single mother receiving children's allowance - while being eligible for the allowance herself

    Single mother receiving children's allowance - while being eligible for the allowance herself

    The youngest single mother who receives children’s allowance is a girl aged between 10 and 14 who hails from Valletta while the oldest is a Żabbar woman between 70 and 74 years old. Children's allowance is given to eligible families until their...

  • Woman lands in court after drugs haul

    Woman lands in court after drugs haul

    A 22-year old Hamrun woman was accused of aggravated drug possession today after the police said a sizable drugs cache was found in a Mitsubishi Pajero while she was sitting alone in its passenger seat yesterday. Shana Farrugia was arrested by...

  • Lost at the airport, found... and auctioned

    Lost at the airport, found... and auctioned

    The chance to get your hands on cameras, jewellery and dozens of other items left at the Malta International Airport is back. MIA said its annual lost-and-found auction will be held tomorrow, giving bidders the chance to get their hands on several...

  • MIA sees 22% jump in passenger traffic in November

    MIA sees 22% jump in passenger traffic in November

    Passenger traffic through Malta International Airport in November grew by 22.4%, or 63,000 people, compared to the same month last year.  This is by far the highest monthly increase for 2016, going on to displace March's 19% growth rate from the...

  • Counterfeiting costs €43 million in sales annually

    Counterfeiting costs €43 million in sales annually

    An estimated €43 million is lost in sales in Malta every year due to counterfeiting, according to a new EU study. This translates into over 530 jobs directly lost in sectors ranging from cosmetics and clothing to recorded music and jewellery,...

  • Man accused of using violence against his son

    A 36-year-old Nigerian father has been released on bail after having been charged with violence against his minor son. The man, whose name is not being revealed so as to protect the identity of the victim, was also charged with having slightly...

  • Watch: A stunt man's view of Malta

    Watch: A stunt man's view of Malta

    How does a stunt man move around Malta so fast? Try Parkour, as featured in a movie trailer for Assassin's Creed, due to open in cinemas on December 21.  The stunt man is seen leaping through some of Malta's landmarks in this three minute...

  • Violent mugger sent to jail for 18 months

    A Libyan refugee facing several pending accusations for violent theft, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after grievously injuring a Maltese man in Paola last August. Rawad Briga Abdelsalam, 31, who works in a quarry, admitted to mugging and...

  • President in Geneva to address International Organisation for Migration

    President in Geneva to address International Organisation for Migration

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has left Malta for Geneva, where she is expected to deliver the keynote speech at the 107th session of the International Organisation for Migration. Dolores Cristina is acting president.

  • Containers carrying counterfeit goods seized by Customs

    Containers carrying counterfeit goods seized by Customs

    The Malta Customs Department seized more than 16 containers carrying counterfeit goods in recent weeks. The containers were seized as they were being screened while transiting through the Freeport or entering the European Union, the department...