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  • MaltaPost may face legal action after postman dumped letters in Dingli

    MaltaPost may face legal action after postman dumped letters in Dingli

    MaltaPost could face legal action after a postman recently disposed of letters and parcels in Dingli instead of delivering them, a spokeswoman for the Malta Communications Authority said. Last week, this newspaper reported that the postal services...

  • Company directors, captains deny maritime regulatory breaches

    Company directors, captains deny maritime regulatory breaches

    Three company directors and two fishing boat captains today pleaded not guilty to maritime regulatory breaches. D Holdings Ltd’s company director David Debono and the Egyptian captain of the vessel Rosnik, Ahmed Said Abdellativ Mohammed Hemdia...

  • Jerma Hotel site valued at €20.8m, to be sold at judicial sale by auction in October

    Jerma Hotel site valued at €20.8m, to be sold at judicial sale by auction in October

    The site presently occupied by the dilapidated Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala has been valued by a court expert at €20.8 million, the Times of Malta has learnt. The entire area, which is as large as five-and-a-half football pitches, will be sold...

  • Air Malta an important asset for the country - MHRA

    Air Malta an important asset for the country - MHRA

    Updated at 5.20pm with Malta Chamber statement Air Malta was not a national liability but a very important asset that had to be valued as such, the President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, Tony Zahra, said this afternoon. He was...

  • Men found in possession of cocaine and cannabis remanded in custody

    Men found in possession of cocaine and cannabis remanded in custody

    Two men found carrying multiple sachets of cocaine and cannabis in Paceville over the weekend were remanded in custody today after they pleaded not guilty to aggravated drug possession. Prosecuting, Superintendent Dennis Theuma told the court how...

  • Driven to alcoholism after wife ran debts, court hears

    Driven to alcoholism after wife ran debts, court hears

    A man was driven to alcohol dependency after his estranged wife ran up massive debts, a court heard today. Magistrate Neville Camilleri heard how Louis Lia, 46, was being chased by people who were owed money by his wife, Mary Grace Lia. Mr Lia, of...

  • Condition of hospitalised diver improves

    Condition of hospitalised diver improves

    The 41-year-old Polish woman who was hospitalised yesterday after she lost consciousness following a dive at Xatt l-Aħmar in Gozo has taken a turn for the better, the police said. The woman fell unconscious after coming to shore at about 1pm. She...

  • Salvu Mallia's programme ditched from TVM

    Salvu Mallia's programme ditched from TVM

    Updated 4pm with PN statement: Salvu Mallia’s popular television show Madwarna will not be included in TVM's upcoming schedule, the presenter revealed today. Presented in Mr Mallia's intimitable style, Madwarna was lauded for the way it put the...

  • Watch: are these speed boats taking unnecessary risks?

    Watch: are these speed boats taking unnecessary risks?

    Updated 3.15pm with new video Two videos emerged this afternoon showing two speed boats potentially breaking the law... or at best taking unnecessary risks. In the first clip a speed boat is seen being driven too close to swimmers in St Julian's...

  • Warning for consumers allergic to soya

    Consumers allergic to soya have been urged to steer away from a particular brand of pasta since it might contain traces of soya. The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said it had received information...

  • Want to regularise your building irregularities? Just pay

    Want to regularise your building irregularities? Just pay

    The Planning Authority has introduced a new scheme permitting property owners to pay to regularise illegal developments that could not be sanctioned under existing policies. The new scheme, valid for two years, allows buildings (or parts of...

  • Inflation rate is down

    Inflation rate is down

    The annual rate of inflation in July went down to 0.69 per cent, down from 0.76 per cent registered in June 2016, as measured by the Retail Price Index. The monthly inflation rate registered in July was down by 0.34 per cent, according to official...

  • Another guarantee signed for workers in privatised hospitals

    The Health Ministry today signed an agreement with the General Workers’ Union guaranteeing that their members will remain employed with the government despite the privatisation of the Gozo, St Luke’s and Karin Grech Hospitals. Health Minister...

  • Man dies after gas leak explosion

    Man dies after gas leak explosion

    A 77-year-old man died this morning, 12 days after a gas leak explosion at a home in Mqabba, the police said. The incident had taken place at Triq it-Troll. A 71-year-old woman was also slightly injured in the incident. The two had been assisted...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories carried in today's local newspapers: Times of Malta reports that the gas storage ship for the new power station is still in Singapore and there is no fixed date yet for its departure. It also reports that the site...

  • Just 170 warden tickets for 20,000 extra cars over Santa Marija weekend

    Just 170 warden tickets for 20,000 extra cars over Santa Marija weekend

    Some 170 traffic tickets were issued by wardens in Gozo during the Santa Marija weekend, a relatively small number considering the sister isle hosted some 20,000 extra vehicles during the popular public holiday. Figures supplied by the Local...

  • Malta gas storage tanker is still docked in Singapore

    Malta gas storage tanker is still docked in Singapore

    The gas storage ship for the power stations is still in Singapore and there is no fixed date yet for its departure, Times of Malta has learnt. More than 20 days after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi...

  • Air Malta cabin crew deadlock continues

    Air Malta cabin crew deadlock continues

    A meeting yesterday between Air Malta’s Union of Cabin Crew and the airline’s management was not enough to solve the impasse between the two parties, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the union yesterday held a meeting with senior...

  • Summer carnival parade held in Marsascala

    Summer carnival parade held in Marsascala

    The fourth edition of the Malta summer carnival came to an end this evening with a defile' in Marsascala, the first time that a summer carnival activity was held there. The first two days of the carnival were held, as usual, in Bugibba. Eleven...

  • Diver hospitalised after falling unconscious

    Diver hospitalised after falling unconscious

    A Polish woman, 41, was in critical condition this afternoon after a dive at Xatt l-Aħmar in Gozo. The woman fell unconscious after coming to shore at about 1pm. and was immediately hospitalised, the police said. Xatt l-Aħmar, below Fort Chambray,...