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  • Civil service head should ‘stay out of political fray’

    Civil service head should ‘stay out of political fray’

    The head of the civil service, who became a “de facto minister”, should not enter the political fray, Opposition spokesman Jason Azzopardi said yesterday. He was reacting to comments by Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar who, on Thursday,...

  • Call for investment in three hospitals

    The government has issued a call for proposals seeking interested private investors to operate St Luke’s, Karin Grech and the Gozo hospitals. The call, issued yesterday by Projects Malta, will lead to the award of a service concession for the...

  • ‘Maternity fund has not yet been created’

    ‘Maternity fund has not yet been created’

    The Budget measure to create a maternity fund has not yet been implemented, causing some confusion among employers, according to the Malta Employers Association. Speaking yesterday during a discussion on work-life balance and equality organised by...

  • Homes get upgraded

    Twenty-four families who live in the old St Paul’s Bay housing estates will have their homes upgraded as part of a government maintenance project targeting three localities. The Housing Authority last year launched three projects through which 11...

  • Unsafe products

    Malta issued 17 of the 2,435 EU-wide warning notices withdrawing products – ranging from toys to cars – that could be dangerous to consumers, according to a report published by the European Commission. For the past 12 years, the Commission and EU...

  • Drag race for charity

    Motoring enthusiasts will be revving their engines next week to raise cash for those in need. The Malta Drag Racing Association is organising its 10th edition of MDRA for Charity – Solidarity through Motorsport to collect funds for the Malta...

  • ‘Tour operators must move with the times... or go bust’

    ‘Tour operators must move with the times... or go bust’

    Tour operators will go out of business unless they adapt to the changing business environment, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis warned yesterday. “The digital challenges facing tour operators are a present issue. It is with great...

  • Updated: Pitkali traders fear losing their businesses

    Updated: Pitkali traders fear losing their businesses

    (Adds Parliamentary Secretariat's reaction) An association representing pitkala traders said an excessive bank guarantee imposed by Agriculture Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes risked driving some of them out of business. In a judicial...

  • Our Lady of Sorrows

    Our Lady of Sorrows

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna yesterday led his first Our Lady of Sorrows procession in Valletta since taking over the helm of the Maltese Church on March 21. Thousands of people, some barefoot, as a sign of sacrifice, took part in similar...

  • €400 stolen from Sta Venera confectionery

    €400 stolen from Sta Venera confectionery

    The police are on the lookout for a man who this evening entered a confectionery store in Sta Venera as the staff were closing and made off with less than €400 in cash. The theft was from Amy’s Sweets & More in Misrah il-Barrieri. The police said...

  • Archbishop leads Our Lady of Sorrows procession in Valletta

    Archbishop leads Our Lady of Sorrows procession in Valletta

     Archbishop Charles Scicluna this evening led the Our Lady of Sorrows procession in Valletta. Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona also took part. Besides the one in Valletta, the traditional procession was also held in several towns and villages in...

  • Referendum ballot papers being printed

    Referendum ballot papers being printed

    The Electoral Commission has embarked on the printing of ballot papers for the April 11 referendum and council elections. More than 338,000 ballot paper are being printed for the referendum and more than 197,000 for the council elections. For the...

  • Police Good Friday exhibition inaugurated

    Police Good Friday exhibition inaugurated

    The 24th police Good Friday exhibition, being held for the  at the Police headquarters, was inaugurated today by Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela and Police Commissioner Michael Cassar. Set-up by WPC126 Isabella Cutajar, PC685 Daniel Scerri and...

  • Police officer admits to theft

    Police officer admits to theft

    A serving police officer has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to stealing cash and other items from a house in Mosta. Alexander Mallia, 40, from Mosta, was charged with the theft that took place on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty before...

  • Erin Tanti had collapsed lung and injuries compatible with a fall

    Erin Tanti had collapsed lung and injuries compatible with a fall

    A drama teacher accused of encouraging his teenage girlfriend to commit suicide just over a year ago suffered a number of broken ribs which perforated his right lung, causing it to collapse, a court heard today.  Cardio thoracic surgeon Peter Paul...

  • Italian fishing vessel master fined €20,000

    Italian fishing vessel master fined €20,000

    The master of an Italian fishing vessel was fined €20,000 after admitting to fishing illegally in Maltese waters.  Leone Gassi, 47, from Foggia, was arraigned before Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras charged with fishing in Maltese waters without...

  • Maltese soprano appointed Malta Airport Foundation ambassador

    Maltese soprano Nicola Said, 27, will be singing Malta’s praises and raising awareness about the island’s tourism product as the newly appointed ambassador of the Malta Airport Foundation. Ms Said, a rising star in the opera world, is currently...

  • Call for proposals for St Luke’s, Karin Grech and Gozo hospitals

    Call for proposals for St Luke’s, Karin Grech and Gozo hospitals

    A call for proposals leading to the award of a services concession for the management and operation of healthcare and ancillary services from St Luke’s, Karin Grech Rehabilitation and Gozo General hospitals has been issued by Projects Malta Ltd on...

  • McDonald’s Plaza to close down

    McDonald’s Plaza restaurant is closing down at the end of April, Premier Restaurants said. They said in a statement the Plaza operation was being closed for the restaurant to consolidate its presence in the locality at its flagship store on the...

  • Labour deputy leader fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela was this morning fined €100 for contempt of court after he failed to appear in court to defend his client over drug-related charges and "did not bother" informing the court that he was going to be abroad. When the...