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  • ‘Pervert’ fake doctor let off lightly – model

    ‘Pervert’ fake doctor let off lightly – model

    A model who fell for the ruse of the Danish fake doctor who tricked her and two others into undergoing medical examinations that included having their breasts fondled feels the “pervert” got off too lightly. She believes that had the court been...

  • Malta is against cutting Greek debt

    Malta will not write off money it loaned Greece four years ago but flexibility in repayment terms may be necessary, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Cutting Greek debt was not an option for the eurozone but some form of compromise will...

  • How will Greek symphony end?

    How will Greek symphony end?

    Syriza’s victory in Greece sent markets tumbling when they opened across Europe on Monday but they recovered as talk of compromise started to gain ground. In many ways the oscillation is representative of what is likely to happen over the next few...

  • Drug dealer jailed 11 years, fined €30,000

    A drug dealer who was caught in possession of more than a kilo of cocaine in 2007 was yesterday jailed for 11 years and fined €30,000 after opting to admit to the charges instead face a trial by jury. Stiano Agius, 34, from Qormi, pleaded guilty...

  • Fire at Mrieħel laundry

    Fire at Mrieħel laundry

    A fire broke out at a laundry in Mrieħel yesterday morning, causing serious damage to parts of the building, but nobody was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is thought to have been a boiler situated in one of two adjacent industrial...

  • Forged passport man sent to Italy

    A 22-year-old man from the Ivory Coast will be sent back to Italy, where he has a temporary resident’s permit, after he admitted making use of a forged passport to come to Malta. Kone Daouda yesterday pleaded guilty to the charges during his...

  • Imprisonment declared illegal

    The imprisonment of a man for failing to attend court during separation proceedings was yesterday declared illegal by another court. Mario Camenzuli had been sentenced to two weeks in detention over his absence in a case being heard by Magistrate...

  • Rabat pump to sell diesel at 2c cheaper

    Rabat pump to sell diesel at 2c cheaper

    Diesel will be sold two cents cheaper at a Rabat petrol station this morning as competition last seen in the 1970s returns to the fuel market. The petrol station, M&N Camilleri, known as Ta’ Ċens, will be selling the San Luċjan diesel brand at...

  • Disgruntled cabin crew trades health for money

    Disgruntled cabin crew trades health for money

    It was a trade-off in which money ultimately won out over ‘health’. The end of the dispute between Air Malta and its cabin crew over the replacement of their on-board ‘healthy meal’ with a small ‘baguette’ sandwich was only possible after the...

  • 27th of 36 countries for health provision

    Malta ranked 27th of 36 countries in a study aimed at measuring healthcare provision from a consumer viewpoint. According to the 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index, to be presented to the EU Health Commissioner today, Malta scored 582 out of 1,000, a...

  • Charges for defilement

    A 54-year-old man was yesterday charged with defiling a 17-year-old and holding the youth against his will in Marsa. The man, whose name cannot be published by court order, pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him, including...

  • Councils will gain from election delay

    Councils will gain from election delay

    Money saved from the decision to postpone local elections will be re-routed towards the councils’ coffers, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday. Though no further details were given on this special fund, Dr Muscat said last year that each...

  • Hunters’ federation complaints about councillors are dismissed

    Hunters’ federation complaints about councillors are dismissed

    The Local Governance Board yesterday dismissed complaints by the hunters’ federation (FKNK) that had been prompted by two councillors who expressed themselves in favour of abolishing spring hunting on the council’s Facebook page. The board was...

  • Mafia boss extradition confirmed on appeal

    An appeals court yesterday confirmed that Mafia boss Sebastiano Brunno should be extradited. Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi turned down all the complaints Mr Brunno raised in his appeal, primarily that the Italian authorities’ request was based on...

  • Bringing old Maltese words out of the closet

    Bringing old Maltese words out of the closet

    Residents and revellers may not know that Paceville was called that by a developer after the government re-dedicated a road originally named after him to an archbishop... another Pace. And did you know that Maċina and Veċċa were originally called...

  • Potholes: authorities fighting losing battle?

    Potholes: authorities fighting losing battle?

    Remedying the perpetual abundance of potholes is “hopeless” without a massive injection of funds, according to a traffic expert. The heavy rainfall of the recent days has led to the appearance of new potholes on roads in various localities, as...

  • Inmates taking their studies seriously

    Inmates taking their studies seriously

    A total of 125 prison inmates are attending some form of in-house educational programme, while nine others have been granted prison leave to follow courses in tourism, engineering and the maritime sector. In addition, 32 others are doing some form...

  • Accused of usury

    A 35-year-old man was yesterday charged with usury and living off the earnings of a prostitute. Peter Borg, from Mosta, pleaded not guilty to loaning money to a woman against high interest rates, living off her earnings, threatening her and...

  • Submarine cable call

    Enemalta has issued a call for expressions of interest in the commercial operation of a fibre optic cable that forms part of the Malta-Sicily electricity interconnector. The submarine cable has two fibre optic clusters. Enemalta will use part of...

  • Visitors up by 6.6%

    The number of people who stayed in hotels and guesthouses dropped by 1.6 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2013, but the total nights spent remained similar. However, total arrivals during the first 11 months amounted to nearly...