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  • British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    A convicted paedophile suspected of having possible links with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was yesterday jailed in Malta for 18 months for possession of child pornography. Roderick Macdonald, 76, pleaded guilty to the possession of...

  • Piecing the energy jigsaw

    As the energy landscape heads for a major overhaul with the introduction of private sector involvement, Kurt Sansone unravels the complexities. Sparks are expected to fly in Parliament tomorrow when the Energy Minister gives a breakdown of how the...

  • Man denies trafficking

    A Sicilian man was yesterday charged with trafficking cannabis plants and resin and being in possession of cocaine. Aldo Pistella, 36 from Agrigento, who told the court he was unemployed, denied possession of cannabis in circumstances denoting it...

  • Policeman injured

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early yesterday morning. The incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20am when a man threw a glass at a...

  • Nurses directive

    The nurses union has issued a directive, instructing all nurses and midwives not to fill in the necessary forms required to obtain drugs from the pharmacy department for patients. Taking effect on November 1, the MUMN urged members not to ask...

  • Man critical

    A 23-year-old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about the case at about 8.30am yesterday. The victim was found on the...

  • ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    Simona Ricci goes to daily open markets in different villages to get to know more about the Maltese people, food and language. “I want to try to learn some Maltese words. It’s difficult but it sounds nice. “When you move to another country you...

  • Firearms collection goes under hammer

    Firearms collection goes under hammer

    A stunning private collection of firearms and weapons bought from the prestigious British auction house Sotheby’s will soon be going under the hammer locally. More than 80 pieces of weapons – some dating back to the 18th century – are up for sale.

  • Malta’s CHOGM plans still not been revealed

    A number of diplomats from Commonwealth countries have complained they have been kept in the dark by the government over next year’s Commonwealth leaders meeting in Malta. “We cannot understand why the government is not informing us about the...

  • Dr Klown comes to town

    Dr Klown comes to town

    A Dr Klown Awareness Day was organised yesterday at The Point in Sliema. Dr Klown is an NGO, active at Mater Dei Hospital that provides hospitalised children distraction and stress relief through fun and laughter.

  • Feline happy to be on show in Malta

    Feline happy to be on show in Malta

    About 75 cats from around the world are on show at Daniel’s Shopping Centre in Ħamrun. This cat from Russia, a Burmilla, (centre) won the General Best award yesterday. The cat show, organised by the Malta Feline Guardians Club, is also open today...

  • Central stage

    Central stage

    Joseph Calleja sang against the stunning backdrop of Columbus Circle and Central Park at an exclusive event hosted by the Corinthia Group for American clients in New York on Thursday night. More than 200 guests were present for the occasion at the...

  • Sicilian man denies trafficking cannabis plants

    A Sicilian man, 36, was remanded in custody this afternoon after he pleaded not guilty to possession and trafficking of cannabis plants and resin on and before October 16. Aldo Pistella, from Agrigento, also denied being in possession of...

  • Wanted Briton, 76, jailed for possession of child porn

    Wanted Briton, 76, jailed for possession of child porn

    A 76-year-old British national, wanted in the UK to serve time for sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl was this afternoon jailed for 18 months for possession of child pornography. Roderick Macdonald, who was living in an apartment at Ta` Cenc,...

  • Just one bid for Gozo cruise terminal and marina project

    Only one proposal was presented within the stipulated time for the design, construction and operation of a cruise terminal and yacht marina in Gozo, the Gozo Ministry said today. The proposal was made by Kalamarine Development Consortium. The call...

  • CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    Brian St John has been appointed asChief Executive Officer of Media.link Communications, the PN's media and commercial arm. The party said the appointment is part of a series of changes within its political and commercial structures. Nationalist...

  • Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early this morning. The police said the incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20.   The incident started...

  • MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    The MUMN has instructed nurses not to submit the required 'covering letter' to be able to take particular drugs from the hospital pharmacy to their wards but only to use the standard form. In a statement the union complained that its efforts to...

  • Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Updated, adds prime minister's, Opposition leader's reaction - The Pope has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paul Cremona, the Apostolic Nuncio, Mgr Aldo Cavalli said.  The acceptance of the resignation was announced this morning at a press...

  • Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    A 23 year old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about this case at about 8.30am today. The victim was found on the pavement...