Advert

National

  • Fenech ‘not present as trader pardoned’

    Fenech ‘not present as trader pardoned’

    Former finance minister Tonio Fenech, who was responsible for Enemalta, confirmed yesterday he was not present at the Cabinet meeting when oil trader George Farrugia was given a presidential pardon in early 2013. Mr Fenech told the House Public...

  • Mizzi: positive three years for WSC

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said yesterday financial stability and operational effectiveness prevailed at the Water Services Corporation, leaving a positive financial balance for the third year running. Winding up the debate on the motion for the...

  • Adoptions from Russia

    A total of 118 adoptions of children from Russia were made between 2008 and last year, Family Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told opposition MP Chris Said in reply to a parliamentary question. There were 27 in 2008, 25 in 2009, 10 in 2010, 29...

  • Centres house 867

    There are 867 people, mostly irregular migrants, in open centres, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela told Carm Mifsud Bonnici (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question. The largest number, 285, is managed by the Malta Emigrants’ Commission. The...

  • Scooters on route buses

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi yesterday accused the Opposition of using people with disability as a political football, raising the issue of those who use scooters and need to use public transport. Transport Malta would soon issue identification...

  • Charity concert

    Charity concert

    Winter Moods frontman Ivan Grech sings in the final rehearsal before tonight’s Armed Forces of Malta Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St...

  • Adoptions from Russia

    There were a total of 118 adoptions of children from Russia between 2008 and last year, Family Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told opposition MP Chris Said in reply to a parliamentary question. The minister said there were 27 adoptions in 2008,...

  • Minister accuses Opposition of using people with disabilities for political ends

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi this evening accused the Opposition of using people with disabilities as a political football, raising the issue of such persons who used scooters and needed to use public transport. Transport Malta, he said, would...

  • Acceptance of clock was not in breach of ministers' code of ethics - Tonio Fenech

    Acceptance of clock was not in breach of ministers' code of ethics - Tonio Fenech

    Former Finance Minister Tonio Fenech reiterated this evening that the clock he had received as a gift from rogue oil trader's George Farrugia's sister in law was in no way related to any case of corruption. He was testifying in the Public Accounts...

  • Updated: PN wants Mater Dei concrete study report published

    Updated: PN wants Mater Dei concrete study report published

    (Adds government's reaction) PN health shadow minister Claudette Buttigieg has called on the government to release the full report on structural weaknesses at Mater Dei Hospital. "Stop playing this game," Ms Buttigieg told Health Minister Konrad...

  • Range of EU migrant search and rescue mission being extended

    Range of EU migrant search and rescue mission being extended

    The operating range of the EU's Triton patrol and rescue operation is being extended to 138 nautical miles south of Sicily, Ansa reported quoting the Frontex border agency. It said the development came after the signing of a new mission remit with...

  • Chamber of Architects reiterates opposition to monti stalls location

    Chamber of Architects reiterates opposition to monti stalls location

    The Chamber of Architects this afternoon reiterated its opposition to the location of the open market stalls in Valletta, in the vicinity of the new Parliament building. It also reiterated its appeal to the government that the open market stalls...

  • John Dalli's brother says he only supplied small fraction of Mater Dei's concrete

    John Dalli's brother says he only supplied small fraction of Mater Dei's concrete

    Only a small fraction of the concrete at Mater Dei Hospital was supplied by Mixer Ltd, a company owned by former minister John Dalli’s brother Sebastian, Sebastian Dalli said in a statement this afternoon. He said he did this as a supplier to one...

  • Planning Authority funding church restoration, replacement of damaged fence

    The 18th century church dedicated to St Francis de Paule in Qormi will undergo restoration works after the planning authority agreed to fund a substantial part of the costs. The works, which will cost over €68,000, and are being undertaken by the...

  • Man gets suspended jail term for involuntarily causing death of 10-year-old

    Man gets suspended jail term for involuntarily causing death of 10-year-old

    A 27-year-old man was given a one-year jail term suspended for three years for involuntarily causing the death of 10-year-old Nicole Zahra, during a traffic accident in Hal Far Road in 2010. Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera ruled that, while...

  • Woman jailed for loitering but cleared of stealing €11,000 from a client

    Woman jailed for loitering but cleared of stealing €11,000 from a client

    A 34-year-old woman was jailed for a year for loitering for prostitution purposes but was cleared of stealing about €11,000 from a client after a court ruled this had not been sufficiently proven. The case dates back to May 13, 2013, at about...

  • Salina national park to be extended

    Salina national park to be extended

    The Salina national park and Kennedy Grove area in St Paul’s Bay will be extended and embellished after works on the Coast Road encroached over the picnic area opposite the park. Environment Minister Leo Brincat said that works will begin within a...

  • Some neuromuscular patients to start being treated locally

    Some neuromuscular patients to start being treated locally

    The University of Malta and the Health Department signed a collaboration agreement this morning to upgrade a laboratory that has state-of-the-art motion capture system, to enable it to be used for clinical gait analysis. Gait analysis is used to...

  • First cash-for-passport citizens given green light

    First cash-for-passport citizens given green light

    Thirteen foreigners have now become Maltese citizens thanks to the Individual Investor Programme, the first group to be given the green light thanks to the controversial cash-for-citizenship scheme. The foreigners were given the nod after paying...

  • Don’t get stung by sale of fake Maltese honey

    Don’t get stung by sale of fake Maltese honey

    Honey purporting to be Maltese can be found on every shelf, dressed up in fancy logos and promoted as artisan ware, but be careful not to be sweetened by the labels. It is sold in grocery shops, confectioneries, supermarkets and even at corner...