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  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Church to open new day centre in Santa Venera

    A day centre for children who do not require residential care is being opened at Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu in Santa Venera on September 1, the Curia said. The Church has five such centres which were set up with the cooperation of several religious orders,...

  • Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    A tiger was born at the Wildlife Park in Mtahleb last night. The cub, which has been named Sheena, is the first to be born in Malta. Her mother is still in labour and more cubs are expected in the next 12 hours.

  • Rate of inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation in June as measured by the Retail Price Index stood at -0.1 per cent. During the corresponding period last year it stood at 1.58 per cent. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Malta is still in time to reform its pensions system but the situation is not alarming, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this morning. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject organised by The Business Observer at Intercontinental...

  • More dynamic accessibility icon

    More dynamic accessibility icon

    The blue and white icon used to mark areas that are accessible to wheelchair users is to be given a more 'dynamic' image after the transport authority approved a new international symbol. “It is not only symbolic. I think it will help address the...

  • Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All newspapers in Malta today report about yesterday's arrival of 81 migrants and the recovery of the dead bodies following a rescue on Friday night. Times of Malta...

  • €162,467 collected in Ohloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €162,467 was collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carried on uninterrupted until midnight. One can still donate by calling 5160 2004 (€10), 5170 2007 (€15), 5180 2009 (€25), or...

  • Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    A group of 83 migrants was brought to Malta by the AFM at around lunchtime yesterday just hours after a dilapidated fishing boat full of corpses from an earlier rescue operation was towed in at Hay Wharf. The group, which included women and two...

  • Minister should accept blame for Skola Sajf, says PN

    Rather than trying to shift the blame onto others by opening an inquiry, the government should assume responsibility for the Skola Sajf fiasco, the Nationalist Party said yesterday. The popular State summer school programme was put on hold for one...

  • Judge Gino Camilleri dies aged 64

    Judge Gino Camilleri dies aged 64

    The two major political parties have paid tribute to Mr Justice Gino Camilleri, who died yesterday aged 64 following a long illness. Though his condition had severely impaired his mobility, Mr Justice Camilleri insisted on carrying out his duties...

  • Website helps you pick perfect beach

    Website helps you pick perfect beach

    Have you ever wondered which beach would be best for a swim on a gusty day but could not get your head around matching the wind’s direction to the calmer seaside spots? Thanks to a team of young web developers, there is now a website which helps...

  • AD urges reversal of autumn wild bird trapping decision

    Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the government to reverse its decision to allow bird trapping in autumn. Instead of promoting nature appreciation and conservation through educational programmes and activities such as bird watching, the...

  • Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    As four-year-old plans for an indoor pool in Gozo gather dust, about 150 swimmers are desperate for proper facilities that would enable them to practise water polo and other water sports all year round. Not even in summer are they guaranteed that...

  • China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    Cooperation on a waste-to-energy plant agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between Malta and China still depends on further studies and analysis, according to the Environment Minister. A waste-to-energy plant falls under one of the...

  • Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    The Maltese were so grateful for a mention on viral social content website Buzzfeed that some of them decided to turn the island’s reputation for hospitality into reality by setting up a crowd-funding campaign to give the article’s author a free...

  • Dissolution of a SICAV

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon, on June 17, 2014, in the case ‘Tina Petersone now Tina Gulbe and Liga Langmare as directors of Norvik (Malta) Sicav plc v Norvik (Malta) Sicav plc’, held, among...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Work is being carried out on the road leading into the Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. Apart from the fact that possibly this work should not be taking place in the peak of summer and at the height of the tourist season, can’t the horse cabs be...