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  • 23 people, including businessman Hugo Chetcuti, charged over November's Paceville incident

    23 people, including businessman Hugo Chetcuti, charged over November's Paceville incident

    Paceville businessman Hugo Chetcuti was one of 23 people charged over November's incident which left scores injured when a glass railing gave way at the PlusOne club in Paceville. Mr Chetcuti and Francis Grima, as directors of Three Sixty Limited,...

  • Canadian company acquires Bawag Malta Bank for €91 million

    Canadian company acquires Bawag Malta Bank for €91 million

    MFC Industrial Ltd., a Canadian company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has bought Bawag Malta Bank Ltd for €91 million. Bawag has been fully-licensed in Malta since 2003 and was previously owned by Bawag P.S.K.  of Austria. The bank has...

  • Palumbo not guilty of disturbing residents' repose

    Palumbo not guilty of disturbing residents' repose

    A court has acquitted three Palumbo Shipyard representatives of disturbing Senglea residents' repose as it could not be proven that the noise in question was emanating from the Palumbo Shipyard. Company director Joseph Calleja, Francesco Domenico...

  • T’Alla u Ommu Hill reopens to traffic

    T’Alla u Ommu Hill reopens to traffic

    T’Alla u Ommu Hill has been reopened to traffic, Transport Malta said. It advised drivers to drive cautiously as works and investigations were ongoing on the road between T’Alla u Ommu Hill and Triq is-Salini. Substantial works to the storm water...

  • Magistrates’ nomination a double gaffe, says dean

    Magistrates’ nomination a double gaffe, says dean

    The controversial nomination of two new magistrates was a “double constitutional gaffe”, according to the dean of the Faculty of Laws. Leading constitutional expert Kevin Aquilina also believes the matter did not need to be referred to the...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese press. Times of Malta like the other newspapers, leads with the controversy over the nomination of new Magistrates. It quotes the Dean of the Faculty of Law saying the magistrates' nomination was a...

  • Man arrested smuggling weapons from Libya

    Man arrested smuggling weapons from Libya

    The police have arrested a man they caught with weapons strapped to his torso and back on his arrival on a cargo boat from Libya. The arrest was made on Wednesday evening when the police stopped a man as he was leaving the Malta Freeport on...

  • 'I am not in favour of multi-culturalism' - Labour MP

    'I am not in favour of multi-culturalism' - Labour MP

    Labour MP Etienne Grech has declared he is not in favour of multi-culturalism and migrants who have grounds to stay in Malta should integrate with the local culture. He made his comment in a Facebook post above a newspaper report quoting Justice...

  • Malta only country to suffer from transatlanic partnership, report shows

    Malta only country to suffer from transatlanic partnership, report shows

    Malta will be the only EU member state whose economy will decline as a result of the proposed ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’, Labour MEP Alfred Sant said. He noted that a 2016 study conducted by the ‘World Trade Institute’...

  • Man arrested smuggling weapons from Libya

    The police have arrested a man they caught with weapons strapped to his torso and back on his arrival on a cargo boat from Libya, the Times of Malta has learnt. The arrest was made on Wednesday evening when the police stopped a man as he was...

  • ‘Accomplice’ arraigned in residence permits scam

    A Libyan national was yesterday charged with conspiracy in the cash-for-residency permits scandal that surfaced last summer. Ali Fauzi Ltetey, 38, of Tripoli who lives in Sliema, pleaded not guilty to misappropriation, fraud and conspiring with...

  • Father in court over allowing daughter and friend to watch porn

    A man accused of allowing his 10-year-old daughter and her friend to watch porn films on his mobile phone was yesterday remandedi­­­n custody. The 36-year-old man, whose name cannot be mentioned by court order to protect the victims, was accused...

  • Dingli man charged with possession of cocaine is granted bail

    A man who was allegedly found in possession of 120 grams of cocaine during a roadblock was granted bail against a deposit of €2,000 and a €10,000 personal guarantee. When he appeared before Magistrate Neville Camilleri yesterday, Jurgen Sant, 23,...

  • EU is predicting slower economic growth and higher prices for Malta

    EU is predicting slower economic growth and higher prices for Malta

    The European Commission is forecasting slower economic growth for Malta for the next two years. The island currently has one of the highest economic rates of the 28 member states. In its latest forecast of the Maltese economy, the European...

  • Extension granted at old naval clinic site

    The planning authority has approved an extension to a controversial development incorporating Sliema’s old naval clinic, on the site known as Il-Pjazzetta. The Gasan development, which was approved in 2014, features an eight-storey complex...

  • ‘Local cancer research needs more funding’

    ‘Local cancer research needs more funding’

    Local cancer research has the potential to make a significant contribution to global progress, but more public support and funding is needed to ensure that work continues, according to a leading researcher. Addressing a conference at the...

  • Eight injured in hit-and-run

    Eight people were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Birkirkara early yesterday. Four of them suffered grievous injuries, but they are not in a critical condition. The incident happened in Mannarino Road Birkirkara, at 12.45am when a minibus...

  • MUMN aims to expand

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses is calling on the government to recognise it as the union representing the majority of physiotherapists working within the public sector. General secretary Colin Galea yesterday said that the union had...

  • Workplace accidents

    More than 770 non-fatal workplace accidents were recorded in the last quarter of 2015, the National Statistics Office said. It said the total was 11 short of the number recorded in the same period a year before. One fifth of the accidents occurred...

  • Jess Glynne is first on the Isle of MTV line-up

    Jess Glynne is first on the Isle of MTV line-up

    Grammy award winner Jess Glynne will be delighting the crowds at the Granaries in Floriana at the 10th edition of the Isle of MTV Malta, which this year will be held on June 28. The British singer and songwriter, who is “super excited” about her...