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Anchovy fillets withdrawn from the market

The Environmental Health Department warned today that Anchovy fillets in olive oil produced by the Deepblue brand and contained in a metal tin (48g) should not be consumed because of a high level of histamine. The product has an expiry date of April 2014. It has been withdrawn from the market.

  • Paperwork for Mafia boss extradition

    Paperwork for Mafia boss extradition

    Documents connected to Italy’s formal request to extradite Italian Mafia boss Sebastiano Brunno were presented in court yesterday Deputy Attorney General Donatella Frendo Dimech exhibited the voluminous paperwork, along with the required...

  • Diamond girl

    Diamond girl

    Diamonds, the song Federica Falzon (pictured) will be singing to represent Malta in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in November, was launched yesterday at St Benedict College, in Kirkop.

  • Cancer, kids and conflict in Pink

    Solo parenting is no mean feat and Pink magazine, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, delves into what it takes to bring up children alone, while not scrounging off the State. Mothers from around the world talk about how they are coping...

  • Coordinated attack claim based on series of media articles - John Dalli

    Coordinated attack claim based on series of media articles - John Dalli

    Former EU Commissioner John Dalli has submitted a declaration in court stating that when he spoke about a coordinated attack against him in Richard Cachia Caruana’s libel case against Saviour Balzan he had been referring to a series of articles in...

  • Dutchman charged with violent indecent assault claims mistaken identity

    Dutchman charged with violent indecent assault claims mistaken identity

    A Dutchman who was this evening charged with violent indecent assault on a teenager who was walking back home from Paceville claimed it was a case of mistaken identity. The man, Biondy Clayd Raafenberg, 25, who works for an iGaming company, also...

  • Prisoner charged with hold-up, attempted hold-up

    Prisoner charged with hold-up, attempted hold-up

    A man who is currently in prison was this afternoon charged with an armed robbery on a confectionery in Paola on December 28 and with an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in Qormi two days before. Wayne Delia, 29, currently serving a prison sentence...

  • Chamber urges government to rethink proposed budget measures

    The Malta Chamber expressed serious concern over statements being made by the Finance Ministry that it was government policy “to shift away from direct taxation on labour towards indirect taxation”. At the same time, the government said this did...

  • 350 cases of breast cancer registered at Mater Dei in past year

    Some 350 new cases of breast cancer have been registered at Mater Dei over the past year, Europa Donna president Gertrude Abela said today. She was speaking at Oysho at The Point this morning to launch this year’s edition of the annual Silhouette...

  • Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil motorcycles

    Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil motorcycles

    A man serving a 22-year jail term for murder was today jailed a further 20 months after he was found guilty of being in possession of sachets of cocaine and cannabis found in his cell during a search in September 2005. Mario Pollacco, 50, who had...

  • Girl,16, hit by car in Pembroke

    Girl,16, hit by car in Pembroke

    A 16-year-old Libyan girl who lives in Swieqi was grievously injured when she was hit by a car in Pembroke today. The police said the accident happened at around noon in Triq Cassino. The girl was hit by a Ford Fusion that was being driven by a...

  • Updated: Government says more details will be given once talks with Shanghai Electric are concluded

    Updated: Government says more details will be given once talks with Shanghai Electric are concluded

    The Nationalist Opposition has once again called onto the government to come clean on its energy projects and publish all contracts signed on the new gas power plant and the deal with the Chinese for the sale of the Delimara power...

  • Extradition proceedings of Mafia boss continue

    Extradition proceedings of Mafia boss continue

    Extradition proceedings of Italian Mafia boss Sebastiano Brunno continued this afternoon with the official presentation of the documents regarding the request for his return to Italy. Before Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, deputy Attorney General...

  • Exhibition on Islam at St James' Cavalier

    An exhibition on Islam as practiced in Oman is being launched at St James’ Cavalier in Valletta next Friday at 7.30pm. The exhibition “Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s message of Islam”, is part of an international initiative launched...

  • Man jailed for cannabis possession with intent

    Man jailed for cannabis possession with intent

    A 41-year-old man from Sudan was this morning jailed for six-and-half years after pleading guilty to being in possession of five sachets of cannabis that he was prepared and ready to traffic. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras jailed Peter George...

  • Let's transform seas into 'formidable path of growth', PM tells Europe Asia summit

    Let's transform seas into 'formidable path of growth', PM tells Europe Asia summit

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the Europe Asia summit that the seas that over the past centuries served as paths of war could be transformed into a formidable path of growth for the two continents. The Prime Minister said that as a global major...

  • John Dalli 'was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe'

    John Dalli 'was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe'

    Former European commissioner John Dalli was alerted by his former canvasser Silvio Zammit that he was being investigated by EU anti-fraud agency OLAF, despite having explicitly denied this under questioning two years ago. The information emerges...

  • Diamonds, Malta's song for the Junior Eurovision, launched

    Diamonds, Malta's song for the Junior Eurovision, launched

    Diamonds, the song Federica Falzon will be singing to represent Malta in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, being held in November, was launched today at St Benedict College in Kirkop.

  • Police appeal for information on missing man

      The police today again appealed for information on Francis Cauchi, 54, who has been missing since September 11. Mr Cauchi was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red t-shirt. He has brown eyes and short grey hair. Anyone with any...

  • Deficit cut ‘on target’ despite delayed deal

    Deficit cut ‘on target’ despite delayed deal

    The government is still planning to reduce the island’s deficit to 2.1 per cent of GDP by the end of this year despite the delayed deal between Malta and China on the partial privatisation of Enemalta. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna yesterday...

  • Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    A man who was yesterday jailed for 21 months for a string of thefts was today sentenced to a further four years and three months after being found guilty of more thefts. Stephen Galli, 50, from Sliema, was found guilty of stealing cosmetics and...