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  • Eco-tax on electronic waste will be stopped

    From September eco-tax will no longer have to be paid on electronic waste, such as laptops and fridges as an EU directive regulating electronics will finally start being implemented, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said. The removal of the...

  • Police issued 72,000 fines to motorists

    Police issued 72,000 fines to motorists

    A motorist fined for driving a vehicle without a windscreen and 300 others whose cars were deemed too dirty to be on the road feature on a comprehensive list of police traffic fines issued last year. A total of 72,000 traffic offences were flagged...

  • New bus cards: finally a proper queue

    New bus cards: finally a proper queue

    People were still queuing to register for their Tallinja card in Valletta yesterday but the numbers were drastically down on Wednesday and there was a clear semblance of order. However, several people told Times of Malta they were avoiding using...

  • ‘Customers now better served’

    ‘Customers now better served’

    Daniel Grech, commercial director at Malta Public Transport, tells Kristina Chetcuti what went wrong on the day of the Tallinja card launch and how things have now improved. Tallinja card was launched on Wednesday but until yesterday many people...

  • Lawyer Lynn Zahra on defamation charge

    Lawyer Lynn Zahra on defamation charge

    Lawyer Lynn Zahra was herself in the dock yesterday, charged with defaming a police inspector she accused of secretly recording her. Police Inspector Jason Sultana told Magistrate Josette Demicoli he felt “intimidated” and “humiliated” when Dr...

  • Serial fraudster gets more jail time

    Serial fraudster gets more jail time

    A career fraudster made up a story about having to undergo knee surgery to trick a man into giving him €3,400, a court heard yesterday. Duncan Buttigieg of Għaxaq was sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to tricking the man into...

  • KuntattPN receives 500 claims

    A total of 563 claims of political discrimination have been filed with a Nationalist Party entity tasked to seek justice when the party is elected to government, Opposition deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said. He said most complaints were...

  • Germany decorates PM and wife

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Merit of the Federal Re­public of Germany, while his wife Michelle was given the Great Cross’s star and sash. German Ambassador Klaus-Peter Brandes presented the...

  • Four-star hotels main attractions

    Four-star hotels hosted half of all nights spent by touristsin April, figures out yester-day showed. These hotels hosted the biggest proportion of the 142,311 tourists who visited Malta, according to the National Statistics Office. The total...

  • Arts festival

    Artists from around the world will take part in the 14th edition of the Malta International Arts Festival. The festival opens on July 10 at City Gate, Valletta at 9pm by Pendulum Choir, which will perform an original choral piece for nine a...

  • Military mission

    Military mission

    An AB212AM helicopter of the Italian Military Mission flying over Ta’ Ċenċ cliffs during an air-to-air photo shoot on Wednesday organised by Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The company, which...

  • University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    The university project in the south of Malta will take place and will be better than originally proposed, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. Speaking during the last meeting in the series Gvern li Jisma, Dr Muscat said that part of...

  • Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    A police inspector told a magistrate today how he felt “intimidated” and “humiliated” when lawyer Lynn Zahra publicly accused him of something he did not do. Dr Zahra, the partner of former Labour Minister Joe Grima, allegedlymade false...

  • Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    The busy St Anne Street in Floriana will be closed to traffic at certain times between tomorrow and Sunday, due to filming of The Tempest, Transport Malta said. It will be closed at 7.30pm tomorrow and will reopen at 2am on Saturday, when it will...

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart feast traffic diversions

    Triq D’Argens and Triq l-Imrabat in Sliema will be closed to traffic from 9pm tomorrow because of the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Transport Malta said. It said Triq Rudolph and Triq Manwel Dimech will be closed to traffic from 8pm. All...

  • Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    The eco-tax will no longer have to be paid on electronic equipment as from September 1 when regulations linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said this...

  • Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    (Adds statement by Malta Police Association) A man who accused the police of beating him up in Paceville after they caught him smoking inside a bar this afternoon admitted to lying under oath and to accusing the police of something he knew they...

  • 563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    Victims of discrimination, especially within the civil service, are being invited by the Nationalist Party to contact the party’s KuntattPN and file their complaint. Addressing a news conference this afternoon, deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami...

  • Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be receiving his pallium from the new Apostolic Nuncio Mgr Roberto Cassari in a ceremony at St John’s CoCathedral on July 11. Archbishop Scicluna received the pallium, an ecclesiastical vestment, from Pope Francis...

  • Man lies about knee operation to defraud acquaintance

    Man lies about knee operation to defraud acquaintance

    Serial fraudster Duncan Buttigieg of Ghaxaq was today sentence to 30 more months in jail after pleading guilty to tricking a man into believing he needed money for an operation at St James Hospital. Mr Buttigieg, who has a number of jail sentences...