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  • 'Save one building, and it will influence the next decision'

    'Save one building, and it will influence the next decision'

    The secretary-general of Europe’s leading heritage organisation has called for creative solutions to safeguard not only important heritage buildings but entire landscapes from over-development. “In Malta there are still a number of extraordinary...

  • Minimum jail term clause in accidental traffic fatalities removed

    Minimum jail term clause in accidental traffic fatalities removed

    The minimum of a five-year prison sentence in accidental traffic fatalities with more than one victim involved has been removed. The House Committee for the Reconsideration of Bills approved of an amendment to the Traffic Regulation Ordinance...

  • BA employees hold symbolic protest outside Parliament

    BA employees hold symbolic protest outside Parliament

    Updated at 7.10pm with Prime Minister's Parliamentary statement Broadcasting Authority employees held a symbolic protest outside Parliament today, handing out copies of a letter pleading for the Prime Minister’s urgent help. Leading the protest,...

  • Bronze bust of Grand Master de Vilhena returns to Fort Manoel gate

    Bronze bust of Grand Master de Vilhena returns to Fort Manoel gate

    A replica bronze bust of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena was inaugurated on the main gate of Fort Manoel earlier this week in honour of a grandmaster who left a significant heritage to Malta and its people. The original bronze bust of Grandmaster...

  • PN appointed party financing commission meets for the first time

    PN appointed party financing commission meets for the first time

    Updated at 8.30pm with PL statement The independent commission set up by the Nationalist Party to propose changes to the Maltese political system, particularly on the financing of parties and politicians, met for the first time today, the PN...

  • Plasterer conditionally discharged, fined on charges on drug possession

    Plasterer conditionally discharged, fined on charges on drug possession

    A self-employed Libyan plasterer was conditionally discharged and ordered to pay a fine of €850 after he was found guilty by a magistrate's court of aggravated drug possession. Emad Abdelhamid Younis, 25, residing in Sliema, was arrested in...

  • Watch: Stone-wielding masked trapper keeps Gozo hikers at bay

    Watch: Stone-wielding masked trapper keeps Gozo hikers at bay

    A bird trapper caught red-handed at a Natura 2000 site in Gozo threatened to hurl a stone at a group of youths who came across his illegal finch trapping site, BirdLife Malta has claimed.  In footage published online, the man can be seen holding a...

  • Regulator investigating claims of illegally filled gas cylinders

    Regulator investigating claims of illegally filled gas cylinders

    The Water and Energy Services regulator said today it is investigating claims by Liquigas that some of its gas cylinders were being illegally filled and distributed by its competitor Easygas, saying affected cylinders could be distinguished by...

  • 531 travelled by bus for free in January and February

    531 travelled by bus for free in January and February

    531 travelled by bus for free in January and February when a new scheme for 18-year-olds came into force. In terms of the Budget, those who turn 18 in 2017 can travel by bus for free for a year. The scheme was set up to encourage young people to...

  • Prime Minister urged to act over Gozo ministerial interference case

    Prime Minister urged to act over Gozo ministerial interference case

    Updated 6.05pm PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami has urged the Prime Minister to publish the terms of reference and deadline for an inquiry into allegations of ministerial interference in a police drug investigation.  The case concerns...

  • Man grievously hurt after crashing into a tree in tal-Barrani accident

    Man grievously hurt after crashing into a tree in tal-Barrani accident

    A 39-year-old Iklin man was grievously injured this morning after he lost control of his Toyota Dyna car and smashed into a tree in Santa Lucija.  The accident happened at around 9.15am on tal-Barrani road, police said. Paramedics took the man to...

  • Air Malta wins Brussels punctuality award

    Air Malta wins Brussels punctuality award

    Air Malta has won a Punctuality Award for Short Haul Airlines given by Brussels Airport. It was the second successive year that the national airline scooped the award. Winners of this year’s awards various categories included Ryanair, Brussels...

  • Jailed for involvement in rape

    Jailed for involvement in rape

    A man was handed an effective jail term after pleading guilty to his involvement in the rape of a Filipino man two years ago. Helms Mohamed Elmosaty, 26, an Egyptian, had been charged with having knowingly assisted in the commission of the rape...

  • Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others - Archbishop

    Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others - Archbishop

    Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said today, confirming his openness to Muslim students receiving education in their own religion. Speaking during a ceremony on the anniversary of the death...

  • ITS advisers also provide services to Seabank Group

    ITS advisers also provide services to Seabank Group

    The audit firm engaged by the government to advise it on the value of the ITS land in St George's Bay has been providing services to various companies associated with the (db) Seabank Group and its owner, Silvio Debono, for a number of years,...

  • Minnows' Euro 2016 success brought Maltco plenty to smile about

    Minnows' Euro 2016 success brought Maltco plenty to smile about

    Minnows Iceland and Wales brought smiles to the faces of football fans during the Euro 2016 finals but the month-long tournament also had Maltco Lotteries smiling. The company saw revenue from sports games increase by 25 per cent to €12.4 million...

  • PA's decision to turn down Mosta development application applauded

    PA's decision to turn down Mosta development application applauded

    Updated at 3pm with FAA statement The Planning Authority's decision to turn down an application for intensive development of land in Mosta's periphery is an indication that "hopefully, common sense is not completely absent", Alternattiva...

  • Sliema rat ‘hotspots’ need to be identified

    Sliema rat ‘hotspots’ need to be identified

    Eradicating the rat infestation in Sliema requires identifying the hotspots, such as the Għar id-Dud area and implementing a long-term plan, pest controller Arnold Sciberras believes. “I have been dealing with rats in Sliema for many years but it...

  • 'I never withdrew police complaint', says LSA cleared of sexual abuse

    'I never withdrew police complaint', says LSA cleared of sexual abuse

    A Gozitan learning support assistant recently cleared of sexual abuse insisted she never withdrew the complaint against the police inspector who investigated her case and expects the internal probe to continue. Karen Mercieca, 38, from Qala, said...

  • Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita is preparing a bid to acquire Vodafone Malta, industry sources have told the Times of Malta. The move was initiated by Apax Partners, the French firm that acquired a majority shareholding in Melita in February 2016. The sources said a...