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  • EIB approves €75 million loan facility at preferential rates for Malta

    EIB approves €75 million loan facility at preferential rates for Malta

    An agreement signed yesterday will enable Malta to make use of a €75 million loan facility at preferential rates from the European Investment Bank, which will be used to co-finance various government projects and schemes. The EIB has also offered...

  • Call for simpler procedures for employment, residency of foreign workers

    Call for simpler procedures for employment, residency of foreign workers

    Procedures in relation to work and residency applications for foreign workers, especially third country nationals should be simplified, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Malta Employers Association said. In a joint...

  • "Shameful" number of women MPs in Malta - Coleiro Preca

    "Shameful" number of women MPs in Malta - Coleiro Preca

    The number of women in Maltese parliament is shameful, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has said, as she warned against claims that Malta was eradicating problems of gender inequality.  While there have been several improvements in legislation...

  • First aid courses should reflect international standards - MEP

    First aid courses should reflect international standards - MEP

    Adequate regulation to ensure that first aid courses offered by various entities reflected international standards were urgently required, MEP Miriam Dalli said today. Speaking during a visit to the Malta Red Cross Headquarters in Pembroke, MEP...

  • Children to get free entrance to Heritage Malta sites

    Children to get free entrance to Heritage Malta sites

    Primary school children will, from Monday, be able to visit any Heritage Malta site for free, while any two adults accompanying them will pay half price. Some 24,000 pupils attending public, private and church schools can benefit from this scheme,...

  • PN promises to reverse social housing rent hike, but no controls on private rents

    PN promises to reverse social housing rent hike, but no controls on private rents

    The Nationalist Party will reverse increases in social housing rents introduced by the present government, the shadow minister for the sector, MP Paula Mifsud Bonnici said today. She described the increases as having been ‘a tax on poverty’ as...

  • ICIJ Bahamas leaks - director says he did not hold public post at the time

    ICIJ Bahamas leaks - director says he did not hold public post at the time

    Updated - Adds reaction from Joe Grioli - A number of Maltese individuals and companies are linked to a new cache of leaked documents containing information on 175,000 firms registered in the Bahamas between 1990 and 2016. The name of Joe Grioli,...

  • Motorcyclist injured in freak accident in Ħal-Far

    Motorcyclist injured in freak accident in Ħal-Far

    A 23-year-old motorcyclist from Attard was injured this afternoon when he crashed into a pile of bricks which suddenly slid off the side of a truck in Triq l-Avjazzjoni, Gudja, near the airport runway.  He is not in a critical condition. A car was...

  • Government launches national cyber security strategy

    Government launches national cyber security strategy

    The government has launched a national cyber security strategy, Minister for Competitiveness and the Digital Economy, Manuel Mallia announced today. The strategy will serve as a framework to protect systems, networks and information on the...

  • Court orders €294,216 compensation after man's death in Paceville

    Court orders €294,216 compensation after man's death in Paceville

    The relatives of a man who was beaten to death in a Paceville brawl have been awarded €294,216 in damages after they sued the aggressor. Al Saleh Osman died after being assaulted by Antonal Dobre in an incident on March 17, 2012. Dobre was...

  • Unemployment down by more than a quarter in August

    Unemployment down by more than a quarter in August

    Unemployment in August reached 3,261 from 4,914 in the same month last year, the NSO said today. There was a decrease of 1,460 persons registering under Part I of the unemployment register and 193 among those registering under Part II. Decreases...

  • Court confirms BOV deposit box fiasco

    Court confirms BOV deposit box fiasco

    A court has confirmed a judgment acquitting a couple of fraud after it heard how a mistake by a bank manager allowed two couples to have simultaneous access to the same BOV safety deposit box, with both claiming that the €40,000 inside was...

  • Banif joins SME Initiative - to operate €6 million lending facility

    Banif joins SME Initiative - to operate €6 million lending facility

    An agreement has been reached with Banif Bank to operate a €6 million facility to support investment by SMEs in Malta. The funds form part of the European Investment Fund's €60m SME Initiative for Malta, which will benefit around 850 enterprises...

  • Council, ENGOs appeal Sliema tower decision

    Council, ENGOs appeal Sliema tower decision

    Sliema Local Council has officially filed an appeal before the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) in relation to the Planning Authority’s recent granting of the permit for Townsquare development - which includes a 38-storey tower. The...

  • Malta newspapers in review

    Malta newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newsapers today. Times of Malta reports that Air Malta talks with Alitalia are continuing even though the Italian flag carrier is making losses of €500,000 daily. l-orizzont focuses on the Paceville...

  • Alitalia losing €500,000 daily… but talks with Air Malta go on

    Alitalia losing €500,000 daily… but talks with Air Malta go on

    The government yesterday confirmed that it was still pressing ahead with a possible deal over the sale of Air Malta to the Italian national carrier – despite new revelations that Alitalia is currently losing €500,000 a day. The Italian airline was...

  • Migration, Mediterranean, focus of Muscat's address to the UN

    Migration, Mediterranean, focus of Muscat's address to the UN

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has addressed the UN General Assembly, focusing mostly on migration and the situation in the Mediterranean, particularly Libya. Follow his speech below. In his speech Dr Muscat expanded on Dom Mintoff's dictum that...

  • New book looks at the history of agriculture in Malta

    New book looks at the history of agriculture in Malta

    Stanley Farrugia Randon’s love for his country and desire to ensure that certain terminology relating to ancient agricultural activities is not lost inspired him to write a book, called Il-Biedja f’Malta. The book consists of a history of...

  • Shooting birds with a click, not a bang

    Shooting birds with a click, not a bang

    Shooting birds – with a camera – has become a favourite pastime for many hunters. Kurt Sansone and photographer Steve Zammit Lupi joined a group of hunters and birdwatchers who have found common ground in their passion for birds. The Maltese flag...

  • Motorcyclist dies, pedestrian injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    Motorcyclist dies, pedestrian injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    A motorcyclist died and a pedestrian was injured in a traffic accident in St Paul’s Bay this evening. The police said the accident happened at Dawret il-Gzejjer at around 7pm when a 40-year-old foreign motorcyclist, who lives in St Paul’s Bay, was...