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  • Father who claimed he was involved in traffic accident, instead of son, conditionally discharged

    Father who claimed he was involved in traffic accident, instead of son, conditionally discharged

    A 55-year-old man was conditionally discharged for 18 months today after he admitted in court to having claimed he was at a wheel of a car involved in an accident, to protect his son who was actually driving. Magistrate Doreen Clarke heard George...

  • More Supermarket creditors may file for administration

    More Supermarket creditors may file for administration

    Creditors who are owed millions by More Supermarket chain are considering asking a court to place the sole shareholding company under administration. The chain used to be partly owned by Ryan Schembri, a meat importer who last month fled the...

  • Updated: Gonzi, Evarist Bartolo in war of words

    Last updated 12.50 pm Tuesday Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has  denied that he was ever in possession of documents which had anything to do with corruption in fuel procurement and that he had given these documents to a security officer.

  • Doctors' union files judicial protest against MUMN

    The Malta Medical Association has filed a judicial protest holding the nurses' union (MUMN) responsible for any consequences to patients' health as a result of a directive which comes into force on November 1. In the protest the association said...

  • Updated - Trainee driver involved in crash

    Updated - Trainee driver involved in crash

    A trainee driver learned the ugly side of driving this morning when she was involved in a traffic accident during a lesson. The accident happened on the Rabat road in mid-morning and also involved a pick-up. No one was injured. Photo: Justin...

  • Gozo Bishop ‘could have been happier’ with Synod

    Gozo Bishop ‘could have been happier’ with Synod

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech would have been a happier man had the Synod of bishops retained the original text of a document on the Church’s relationship with gay people. “I am happy with the document but I could have been happier with the outcome,” he...

  • Critically injured man found in field, man stabbed in Cospicua

    Critically injured man found in field, man stabbed in Cospicua

    A man was found in a field in Qrendi last night suffering critical injuries, the police said. He was admitted to hospital shortly after 1 am. The discovery was made in a field in Triq il-Biżantini by two women who are his relatives.  The police...

  • PN suggests Ebola precautions - National drill next month

    PN suggests Ebola precautions - National drill next month

    Updated - A National Ebola Drill is to be held next month, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne, said this morning. The drill will be the high point of a training programme for paramedical staff and people manning Malta's entry...

  • Danish tourists seriously injured in Valletta crash

    Danish tourists seriously injured in Valletta crash

    Two Danish tourists were seriously injured last night when their motorcycle was involved in a head-on crash with a taxi. The incident happened at about 11 p.m. on Great Siege Road in Valletta. A young woman, who was riding pillion, was critically...

  • Possible mediation seen as Libyan PM meets US ambassador and Turkish envoy arrives in Malta

    Possible mediation seen as Libyan PM meets US ambassador and Turkish envoy arrives in Malta

    The Turkish Prime Minister's special envoy to Libya is in Malta for talks with Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni, and is then due to travel to Misurata, the power base of the militia which now controls Tripoli and Benghazi. The Turkish...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how a man died and another was critically injured when a car driven by a 17-year-old smashed into a bus stop. It also reports that the Libyan prime...

  • Man dies as driver, 17, smashes into bus stop

    Man dies as driver, 17, smashes into bus stop

    An elderly man idly chatting at a bus shelter was killed yesterday when a car driven by an underage youngster crashed into the structure and caused it to collapse. The man he was speaking to was critically injured in the accident, which took place...

  • Libyan PM and half his cabinet on the island

    Libyan PM and half his cabinet on the island

    Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and practically half his Cabinet arrived in Malta yesterday evening for an unprecedented diplomatic blitz that is as much aimed at Malta as it is at the international community. Mr Thinni, his deputy, and...

  • Mizzi gives no deadlines for new gas power plant

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi failed to give a new deadline for the completion of the gas power station project at the end of an animated parliamentary debate. Dr Mizzi told Parliament yesterday that a timeline for the project would be given when...

  • Sister’s bail cash is ‘a civil matter’

    Sister’s bail cash is ‘a civil matter’

    A woman’s request to be paid back half of her brother’s €30,000 deposit to the courts as bail in a double murder case was yesterday rejected by a criminal court, which said it was civil matter. In her application, Mona Camilleri said the money...

  • Catamaran passenger pleads not guilty to drug smuggling charges

    A Sicilian man caught with four kilograms of cannabis grass in the compartment of his car’s spare tyre was remanded in custody yesterday after denying conspiracy and drug trafficking. Drug squad police arrested the man on Saturday when he arrived...

  • Mystery illness affects 18 students in ‘smelly’ class

    Mystery illness affects 18 students in ‘smelly’ class

    A group of Form 2 students fell ill and had to be rushed out of the classroom yesterday at Sacred Heart College, St Julian’s, after being exposed to a foul smell permeating the room. A concerned father told Times of Malta that some 18 pupils were...

  • ‘More’ creditors could file for administration

    ‘More’ creditors could file for administration

    Creditors who are owed millions by More Supermarket chain are considering asking a court to place the sole shareholding company under administration, this newspaper has learnt. The chain used to be partly owned by Ryan Schembri, a meat importer...

  • Brussels ‘can’t halt trapping this year’

    Brussels ‘can’t halt trapping this year’

    Maltese trappers will not be stopped from catching song birds this season as the European Commission is not yet in a position to ask the European Court to halt the practice, Times of Malta has learnt. However, Brussels is laying the groundwork to...

  • Scerri ‘never involved in Vella move’

    The chief of staff at the Home Affairs Ministry yesterday insisted he was never involved in the decision to terminate the deployment of television presenter Norman Vella with state broadcaster PBS. Silvio Scerri said he learnt of the matter...