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  • Watch: Journalist asking about Mizzi's Dubai account shoved out of the way; Minister orders action against aggressor

    Watch: Journalist asking about Mizzi's Dubai account shoved out of the way; Minister orders action against aggressor

    Updated at 6.46pm with minister's statement  A Times of Malta journalist was pushed out of the way as he attempted to continue trying to question Minister Konrad Mizzi about his Panama holdings. Footage showed at least two men journalist Jacob...

  • ITS will only migrate when Smart City campus is ready - MHRA chief

    ITS will only migrate when Smart City campus is ready - MHRA chief

    The Institute of Tourism Studies will not have to vacate its existing premises in St George's Bay by next summer as it will only relocate to Smart City when the new campus is finished, MHRA President Tony Zahra said this afternoon. Addressing a...

  • Mrieħel Bypass bridge: road closure for preparatory works

    Mrieħel Bypass bridge: road closure for preparatory works

    Transport Malta will be installing the bridge at the Mrieħel Bypass in the coming days. In preparation for the transportation of the bridge, gantries between Ħal Far and Mrieħel will be removed between 2 and 5am tomorrow. At this time, traffic in...

  • Theft trouble for 19-year-old man

    Theft trouble for 19-year-old man

    A 19-year old unemployed youth has landed himself in court after stealing valuables from a private residence in Birkirkara belonging to his girlfriend's mother, last Tuesday. Dion Lia, from Żurrieq, admitted today before a magistrate's court to...

  • Former minister gets €5,000 in damages after defamatory press release

    Former minister gets €5,000 in damages after defamatory press release

    A press release issued by the GRTU against former Minister Michael Falzon regarding his testimony in criminal proceedings against Malta Developers Association president Sandro Chetcuti was confirmed as being defamatory by a court of...

  • Denied bail on charges he attacked a bus driver

    Denied bail on charges he attacked a bus driver

    A man accused of assaulting a bus driver in Floriana last Sunday following an argument over expired tickets was today remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to charges against him. Omar Joseph Trabelsi, 27, from Kirkop, wearing a grey suit...

  • Card game teaches children to deal with conflict

    Card game teaches children to deal with conflict

    Children at the Cospicua primary school are playing a conflict resolution game based on couples' counselling.The game, Friendship Cards, teaches children to express emotions and deal with conflict in a nonviolent healthy way.Developed by Julian...

  • Prime Minister to debate Opposition leader on Xarabank tonight

    Prime Minister to debate Opposition leader on Xarabank tonight

    Updated 12.05pm - Added PN statement Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning challenged Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to a live televised debate tonight on Xarabank and accused him of trying to save his skin “by hanging my wife, me and my...

  • Simon Busuttil calls for Prime Minister's resignation

    Simon Busuttil calls for Prime Minister's resignation

    Updated 12.29pm A national demonstration against corruption is being held by the Nationalist Party in Valletta next Sunday following fresh corruption allegations involving Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's family. The announcement follows allegations...

  • Man seriously injured in attempt to put out car fire

    A man was seriously injured in the early hours of the morning as he tried to put out flames from a burning BMW X5 in Ħamrun.  Police said it appeared the 30-year-old Santa Venera man was burnt as he tried to stop the fire from...

  • Watch: Pilatus Bank denies Muscat links as chairman declines to comment on Azeri ties

    Watch: Pilatus Bank denies Muscat links as chairman declines to comment on Azeri ties

    Updated at 1.30pm - Added video, bank chairman statements Pilatus Bank has denied that it has any form of banking relationship with the Prime Minister, his wife or any other members of his family.  In a statement, the bank said that no member of...

  • Watch: Police raid Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex

    Watch: Police raid Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex

    Updated 1.32pm - Added video of Pilatus Bank chairman Police officers and duty magistrate Aaron Bugeja are at Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex as an inquiry into claims that Panama company Egrant is owned by the Prime Minister's wife began this...

  • Democrats and Patriots collect more than Greens

    Democrats and Patriots collect more than Greens

    Marlene Farrugia’s Democratic Party collected more than €7,000 last year, six times more than the long-established Alternattiva Demokratika, official documents show. The PD’s income, however, includes a single source donation of €6,334, according...

  • Blockchain strategy approved by Cabinet

    Blockchain strategy approved by Cabinet

    Cabinet has approved a blockchain strategy which would soon be issued for public consultation, making Malta one of the first countries in the world to have a national strategy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday. Blockchain is the...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Allegations that mysterious Panama company Egrant is owned by the Prime Minister's wife dominate the front pages of today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta reports the Prime Minister's denial of the claims, and also publishes news that...

  • Muscat asks inquiring magistrate to investigate Egrant claims

    Muscat asks inquiring magistrate to investigate Egrant claims

    Updated 6.10am Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has asked the inquiring magistrate to investigate allegations that secret Panama company Egrant is owned by his wife Michelle. "This is the biggest political lie ever told in this country," he told a...

  • Two women hospitalised after accident

    Two women hospitalised after accident

    Two women were hospitalised today following a collision between two cars in Żabbar. The women, a 37-year-old and a 69-year-old, both from Xgħajra, were in a car that collided with another that was being driven by a 65-year-old man from Fgura. The...

  • Smashed shop window lands man in trouble

    Smashed shop window lands man in trouble

    A man was today given a suspended jail term just hours after damaging third party property while being drunk on the streets of Sliema in the early hours of this morning. Sicilian-born Alessio Manfredi, 31, residing in St Julian's, admitted in...

  • MIDI registers loss of €2.5 million after tax

    MIDI registers loss of €2.5 million after tax

    A lack of apartment delivery to their respective owners led MIDI to register a loss after tax of €2.5 million for the year ended December 31. This followed a profit of €9.9 million for the previous financial year. In a statement on the Malta Stock...

  • New machine at Mater Dei to reduce need for patient travel abroad

    New machine at Mater Dei to reduce need for patient travel abroad

    Patients will no longer have to be sent abroad for a particular type of breast biopsy following the investment of €80,000 in a new machine at Mater Dei Hospital. Health Minister Chris Fearne this afternoon explained that five to six people with...