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Man drove truck at constable

A 54-year-old man was accused in court today of having attempted to injure a policeman when he drove his truck at him last Sunday. The incident happened when the man, Gregory Stellini, was booked when he argued with the officer who was stopping...

  • Pets offered final farewell under cemetery proposal

    Pets offered final farewell under cemetery proposal

    Pet owners will soon be able to preserve the ashes of their beloved pets in a pigeonhole in the wall after burial proposals were shot down in previous years. Animal lovers have, for years, been calling for a place where they can put their dead...

  • PL activist passes away

    PL activist passes away

    A man who gave his life to the Labour Party, Salvu Seychell, passed away today, the party said. In a statement it described Mr Seychell as a party activist, who, in recent years, was also a member of the party's executive. For some time, he served...

  • Art of incarceration

    Art of incarceration

    From being scared, unsure and labelled to finally feeling optimistic, insightful and driven, Jane* experienced a cycle of emotions while serving her one-year sentence at Corradino Correctional Facility. The fear that gnawed at her mind, the anger...

  • Students' smart card allowance to be replaced by grant

    Students' smart card allowance to be replaced by grant

    Students will start to receive a grant equivalent to their smart card allowance in their bank account abolishing the card system. Addressing a news conference this morning, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo Said that would save some the...

  • Shearwaters disoriented by coastal light released

    Shearwaters disoriented by coastal light released

    Four young shearwaters have been successfully released after they were found on land, disorientated by coastal light pollution, researchers from the Birdlife’s EU LIFE+ Malta Seabird Project said. These seabirds wait for darkness to leave their...

  • Resident loses right to appeal San Ġwann development

    Resident loses right to appeal San Ġwann development

    San Ġwann resident and registered objector Stephen Saliba has lost the right to appeal the decision for a mega block to be constructed in Żbibu Lane in San Ġwann because he was not informed by Mepa of the permit. The developer, San Ġwann Ltd., has...

  • Updated: Maltese abducted in Libya 'alive' - reports

    Updated: Maltese abducted in Libya 'alive' - reports

    Updated 5pm Martin Galea, the Maltese oil worker abducted in Libya last week is alive according to reports received by the government, which it said, however, could not be independently verified. In a statement this afternoon the government said...

  • New walking trails launched

    New walking trails launched

    New walking trails have been launched by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis as part of the MaltaGoesRural project, financed by the European Union. The aim of the trails are to attract more rural tourism to Malta. In all, nine new trails were...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A ship of Death brings the bodies of dead migrants to Malta; a new born tiger; a spectacular concert by Joseph Calleja as the Jazz Festival takes places elsewhere; daredevil trapeze artists, and more - A selection of the best photos taken over the...

  • Maltese academics call for military embargo on Israel

    Maltese academics call for military embargo on Israel

    A group of 80 academics from the University of Malta have joined the call from seven Peace Nobel Prize winners, intellectuals and artists from the whole world for a military embargo towards Israel. In a statement they said that military trade and...

  • New Valletta traffic arrangements criticised

    New traffic arrangements for Valletta were this morning criticised by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar which said it failed to understand how the council could propose a plan that favoured motorists and had a potential negative health impact on...

  • Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Negotiations with the preferred public transport bidder had not even started, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said, denying reports that a government announcement was imminent. On Wednesday, the General Workers’ Union’s daily, l-orizzont, quoted Mr...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All national newspapers today lead with the story of oil worker Martin Galea who was abducted by Libyan rebel militias last week and whose fate was still unknown...

  • Libya rebels abduct Maltese oil worker

    Libya rebels abduct Maltese oil worker

    Retired army captain Martin Galea was abducted by Libyan rebel militias last week and his fate remains unknown despite diplomatic contacts between the Maltese government and representatives of his abductors. The news that Mr Galea was taken by...

  • Relieved workers fly back to island

    Relieved workers fly back to island

    A group of 28 Maltese and Libyan workers arrived on a relief flight from Mitiga last night, vowing to return once the situation there improved. The flight, operated by a Petro Air aircraft, was organised by the government through Malta-based...

  • Defence of action over Libya crisis

    Defence of action over Libya crisis

    Foreign Minister George Vella rejected criticism that the embassy in Tripoli was not helping Maltese citizens. He defended the statement he made last week that the situation on the ground in Libya was not very serious and that there was no need of...

  • ‘People are in the dark about what’s going on’

    ‘People are in the dark about what’s going on’

    People in war-torn Libya are openly fighting in the streets as the frustrating lack of information keeps everyone confused and in the dark, according to Marie Groth Kruse. Ms Kruse, a Dane, works as a programme officer for the Danish Refugee...

  • ‘Brazen smuggler’ caught with 400 illegal bird skins

    More than 400 bird skins originating from Argentina were found in three suitcases discovered at the airport on Wednesday evening. The suitcases belonged to a 37-year-old man from Mġarr, who is being questioned in relation to the attempted...

  • Fuel thief blames crime on cancer

    A thief who claimed the crippling costs of cancer treatment for his wife led him to steal from petrol stations was jailed for seven years. Glen Debattista, 54, from Santa Venera, had been charged, together with his 22-year-old son, Ryan, from...

  • Car scammer avoids prison

    A young Italian man who rented a car in Italy and then tried to sell the vehicle in Malta, where it would be shipped to Libya and become untraceable, has been given a suspended jail term. Michael Cuffari, 24, from Naxxar, had rented a BMW from...