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  • Rare birds raise three young on islands for very first time

    Rare birds raise three young on islands for very first time

    A pair of Allen’s gallinule, a very rare bird, has bred successfully on the island, raising three young in what is the first breeding record of them in Malta and Europe. The find has just been published by ornithologists Natalino Fenech and...

  • Disciplinary action against police leaks

    Disciplinary action against police leaks

    Disciplinary action will be taken against the few in the police force who were disloyal and were breaking their oath of office by leaking certain documents to which they had access because of their rank, Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia told...

  • Chinese embassy decision is put off

    The House National Audit Committee has postponed its decision on a government motion to devolve 19 tumoli of land to the Chinese government for the construction of its embassy in Pembroke, following Opposition concerns regarding details of the...

  • Mallia did not breach privilege

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia yesterday delivered a detailed, 45-minute ruling in which he found Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia not guilty of breach of privilege. The ruling had been requested on Monday by Jason Azzopardi (PN), alleging Dr Mallia...

  • No Cabinet influence in PBS listings

    Home Affairs Minister Emanuel Mallia yesterday ridiculed a suggestion by Francis Zammit Dimech (PN) that the Cabinet had in any way discussed or got involved in the present schedule of Public Broadcasting Services. He said the assertion was even...

  • Ideas about islands’ link

    The scope of the study on the possibility of a bridge or tunnel to link Malta and Gozo has been widened to include other possibilities, Gozo Minister Anton Refalo told Gozitan Opposition MP Chris Said after a parliamentary question. Answering...

  • Bus fleet totals 308

    Malta Public Transport Services is operating with a “maximum” of 308 vehicles. The number includes vehicles owned by MPTS, hired ones and others operating as sub-contractors. It also includes vehicles operating extra trips in morning peak hours...

  • Beginning of the end

    Beginning of the end

    Demolition works were well under way at the Marsa power station yesterday. Parts of the 1953 station are being levelled and will be replaced by a new substation to divert energy to the Marsa-North area.

  • Biker seriously injured in Marsalforn, two cars overturn

    Biker seriously injured in Marsalforn, two cars overturn

    A 21 year old biker suffered grievous injuries in a traffic accident in Marsalforn Road, Gozo, this afternoon. The police said the collision took place at about 4 pm. and involved a Honda Xr 125 motorcycle and a Toyota Tercel driven by a 37 year...

  • Malta-Gozo bridge/tunnel studies broadened to include 'other alternatives'

    Malta-Gozo bridge/tunnel studies broadened to include 'other alternatives'

    The studies into the possibility of having a bridge or a tunnel to link Malta and Gozo have been widened to include other alternatives, Gozo Minister Anton Refalo told Nationalist MP Chris Said in reply to a parliamentary question. Dr Said had...

  • Mallia warns of disciplinary action against those leaking police information

    Mallia warns of disciplinary action against those leaking police information

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia this evening warned that police officers who leaked information which was given to them by virtue of their appointment could face disciplinary action. He made his warning when winding up the debate on a Bill...

  • Decision on granting of Pembroke land for new Chinese embassy postponed

    The House National Audit Committee has postponed its decision on a government motion to grant 19 tumoli of land to the Chinese government for the building of a new embassy in Pembroke following Opposition concerns regarding details of the planning...

  • 'Nothing ruled out on Armier boathouses' - Parliamentary Secretary

    'Nothing ruled out on Armier boathouses' - Parliamentary Secretary

    The Parliamentary Secretary responsible for public lands, Michael Falzon, this evening agreed with Alternattiva representative Carmel Cacopardo that an agreement on the Armier boathouses should not be such as to reward those who abused. He said on...

  • Update 2 - Air Malta halves its losses, eyes post-restructuring scenario

    Update 2 - Air Malta halves its losses, eyes post-restructuring scenario

    Updated - Adds comments by CEO - Air Malta said today that it halved its losses during the financial year which ended at the end of March 2014 and it expects to maintain its position for the year ending March 2015, despite several setbacks such as...

  • Preferred bidders for casino licences announced

    Preferred bidders for casino licences announced

    The government’s Privatisation Unit has selected the Eden Leisure Group s the preferred bidder for the granting of a casino licence. Dragonara Gaming Ltd is the second preferred bidder. The selection process had started with a call for expressions...

  • Forum trade unions say salaries need to be raised

    The Forum group of trade union referred today to the 58c cost of living increase planned for the budget and said the government should ensure that workers have a decant salary and a proper standard of living. In a statement the group said it was...

  • Girl, 18, found dead

    Girl, 18, found dead

    An 18-year-old Polish language student was found dead in her hotel room in Sliema this morning. Informed sources said it appeared that the woman died of natural causes but the police are awaiting the results of an autopsy, which will be held...

  • PV panels contract: George Pullicino says police have not yet asked for his version

    PV panels contract: George Pullicino says police have not yet asked for his version

    Former Resources Minister George Pullicino said today he has not yet been requested by the police to give his version of the facts a week after he asked them to investigate a solar energy contract awarded during the time he was minister, after...

  • Consultation process on positive parenting policy document launched

    A national centre is being set up to simplify bureaucracy when dealing with issues relating to adoption and fostering, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said today. He was speaking during the launch, for public consultation, of a policy...

  • Maltese Cross investors hold MFSA responsible for losses

    Maltese Cross investors hold MFSA responsible for losses

    Forty-two clients of Maltese Cross Financial Services Limited filed a judicial protest against the Malta Financial Services Authority holding it responsible for the losses they suffered. The clients claimed that the authority failed to carry out...