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  • Community mental health chief is axed

    The head of the community mental health services, Dolores Gauci, has been informed she will not be retained by the Health Ministry at the end of a one-year probation period that expires today. Ms Gauci, former CEO of mental health NGO Richmond...

  • JPO loses libel case against Alfred Sant in Mistra case

    Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando has lost a libel case he instituted in 2008 against then Opposition leader Alfred Sant over comments made in connection with the Mistra  permits controversy. Dr Pullicino Orlando had complained over claims of corruption...

  • Church school heads write to minister, express concerns over legal notice

    Heads of Church schools have written to Education Minister Evarist Bartolo expressing their concern over a legal notice which provides that the minister may request and be given data on all students following education in Malta. The legal notice...

  • Policeman suffers fractured nose from headbutt

    A policeman suffered a fractured nose from a headbutt when he intervened to stop a fight between five foreigners at a hotel in Marfa at about 1.30 a.m. today. The scuffle was sparked by an argument between a French couple, a man, 47, and a woman,...

  • Sliema council blocks short-cut, regrets Transport Malta decision on parking bays

    Sliema Council said today that it has set up bollards at the bottom of St Anthony street, to close off the direct exit onto the Sliema Strand carriageway. It said the decision was solely intended to alleviate heavy traffic from the inner Tigne...

  • Food safety tests ‘at least once each year’

    Two inspectors have taken soil samples from Burmarrad fields after Times of Malta reported the dumping of sewage on crops, but the Agriculture Department, the Malta Resources Authority and the Environmental Health Department continue to point...

  • Update 3 - Civil unions vote: Former PN MP, candidate, wish PN had done more

    Updated - Opposition MPs are likely to abstain when the final vote on the Civil Unions Bill is taken this evening. The law will grant gay couples the same rights and obligations as married people, including the possibility to adopt...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press Times of Malta­­­­­­ follows its story on the use of waste water in irrigation and says tests on food are held once a year. In-Nazzjon quotes Simon Busuttil says the Labour Party...

  • Food safety tests ‘at least once each year’

    Two inspectors have taken soil samples from Burmarrad fields after Times of Malta reported the dumping of sewage on crops but the authorities continue to point fingers at each other. This newspaper reported a farmer’s three-year struggle to stop...

  • PN likely to abstain in civil union vote

    Opposition MPs are likely to abstain when the final vote on the Civil Unions Bill is taken this evening, Times of Malta has learnt. The law will grant gay couples the same rights and obligations as married people, including the possibility to...

  • EC health plan may save €99bn

    The European Commission launched a consultation process on mobile health, or mHealth, that could save up to €99 billion in healthcare costs in the EU by 2017. Through the consultation process, the Commission is seeking suggestions on finding ways...

  • Two new drugs to be added for MS sufferers

    The government is looking into procuring two new drugs for patients with multiple sclerosis that would be added to the formulary list “in a matter of weeks”, a Health Ministry spokeswoman said. Times of Malta reported last week that MS patients...

  • Voter abstention worries Labour in MEP elections

    The Labour Party is concerned that unresolved personal issues could drive voters to abstain in the European Parliament election in May. It was Prime Minister Joseph Muscat who yesterday acknowledged there were voters miffed with the government for...

  • What’s behind Cuschieri’s U-turn, Busuttil asks

    The Nationalist Party yesterday raised questions about Joseph Cuschieri’s sudden change of heart to contest the MEP election, asking whether this was a case of a Prime Minister “buying” the silence of a dissenting Labour candidate. On Thursday, Mr...

  • Ministerial code of ethics is ‘imminent’

    Four months after promising that the new ministerial code of ethics would be published “soon”, the government now says it is “imminent”. This time last year, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had announced that the code was due for an overhaul,...

  • Ex-Labour MP calls priority boarding ‘silly’

    Opposition to the idea floated by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo to introduce a priority boarding scheme on Gozo Channel vessels is growing with Gozitan NGOs against the idea. The proposal was also vehemently slammed by former Labour Gozo MP Lino...

  • Maltese Australians fear changes to race-hate law

    Maltese people living in Australia have joined the chorus of protests against proposed changes that would water down safeguards against racial hate in a bid to strengthen freedom of speech. Late last month, the federal government asked the public...

  • Grants are helping cinemas to go digital

    Cinemas in Malta succeeded in keeping up with Hollywood’s digitisation of the big screen thanks to the allocation of State funds for the necessary upgrades to be made. Cinemas contacted by this newspaper said State support was essential and...

  • Order of Malta is calling for pledge to help prevent another Rwanda

    Seven people were killed every minute between April and June 1994 in what will be remembered as Africa’s largest genocide in modern times. Twenty years on, the Order of Malta, which was among the first to answer the cries for help, is calling for...

  • On the dot

    This potential trap and overlying dilapidated building are not located in some village alley way but in Sliema’s Stella Maris Street, just metres from the promenade where thousands traverse daily. Does Sliema always have to look like a concrete...