Advert

National

  • Mepa opens consultation

    The planning authority has launched a public consultation on a new procedure for minor modifications to subsidiary plans. Currently, a planning control application is needed to change zoning or street alignment together with a written declaration...

  • Award-winning vista

    Award-winning vista

    Gozitan photographer Daniel Cilia won an international photo competition with this picture of the sun setting over the Viaduc de Millau in the south of France. Mr Cilia submitted the image two hours before the deadline in August was up and, to his...

  • Top Shanghai Electric officials in Malta for power station technical talks

    Top Shanghai Electric officials in Malta for power station technical talks

    Technical talks between the government, Enemalta and senior officials from Electrogas Malta and Shanghai Electric Power resumed today during site visits to Delimara and the old power station in Marsa, the Energy Ministry said.  They discussed the...

  • Muscat calls for EU-Asia alliance

    Muscat calls for EU-Asia alliance

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was one of three European keynote speakers at the EU-Asia summit being held in Milan, the government said. He said the two regions could form a strong alliance to address global problems which affected their people.

  • Import and export figures worst in the EU - PN

    Malta has featured at the bottom of Eurostat figures for the second time in a week, with a drop in imports and exports being the steepest among the EU member states, the PN said. Imports and exports dropped by 10% and 24% respectively in the first...

  • Government loses National Bank appeal, shareholders set to negotiate compensation

    Government loses National Bank appeal, shareholders set to negotiate compensation

    Eighty-two shareholders of the National Bank of Malta can finally start negotiating damages due to them after the Constitutional Court confirmed their rights were breached when they were forced to surrender their shareholding without compensation...

  • Budget expected to feature further shift from direct to indirect taxation

    Budget expected to feature further shift from direct to indirect taxation

    The government has slightly lifted the lid on its Budget plans, saying in a draft sent to the European Commission that its fiscal measures include a further shift of direct taxation on labour towards indirect taxation, without further raising...

  • Motorcyclist hospitalised after Marsa crash

    Motorcyclist hospitalised after Marsa crash

    A 22-year-old motorcyclist from Zebbug was hospitalised after a crash with a Renault Megane in Triq L-Istabel, Marsa, this afternoon. The accident happened at about 5.30 p.m. The motorcyclist was thrown off the motorcycle, which then crashed into...

  • Government urged to clarify Air Malta situation

    The Nationalist Party has called on the governemnt to be open about its plans for Air Malta and about the airline’s situation. Spokesman Robert Arrigo said recent remarks about the airline’s financial performance and plans for partial...

  • Oil scandal: Tarcisio Mifsud denies ever meeting George Farrugia

    A man who sat on the Enemalta fuel procurement committee said today that he had never met or seen rogue oil trader George Farrugia and had seen him for the first time at the police headquarters when he was being being questioned by...

  • Alternattiva warns against possible illegal state aid

    Alternattiva Demokratika warned today that two instances of government-to government transactions revealed this week could be in breach of state aid rules. Party chairman Arnold Cassola, said that by selling the Petroleum Division from state-owned...

  • Tape with Silvio Zammit’s police statement ‘empty’

    One of the 11 audio tapes on which the police recorded the long statement given to them by businessman Silvio Zammit during interrogations is empty, a court experts said this afternoon. Court expert Martin Bajada, appointed to transcribe the...

  • Mepa consultation to simplfy procedure on subsidiary plans

    Mepa had launched a public consultation on a new procedure for minor modifications to subsidiary plans. It explained that at present, a Planning Control (PC) application is needed for a change in zoning or street alignment, including a written...

  • Man jailed for string of thefts

    Man jailed for string of thefts

    A 50-year-old man was this morning jailed for 21 months after a court found him guilty of committing a string of thefts from several shops in Sliema and Valletta in 2012. Magistrate Ian Farrugia said Stephen Galli, from Sliema, had been given many...

  • New parish priests for Mqabba, Naxxar

    New parish priests for Mqabba, Naxxar

    Fr John Curmi has been appointed parish priest of Mqabba, and Fr David Gauci parish priest of Naxxar, the Curia said. Fr Curmi previously served in Kirkop parish and was chaplain at Mcast while Fr Gauci was parish priest of Lija after having...

  • E-commerce strategy launched

    Malta’s national e-commerce strategy was launched this morning by Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera. He said that through the strategy, the government wanted to send a clear signal that it believed in a digital economy. The strategy, he said,...

  • Our PM is a bull, hunter told tourists during protest

    Our PM is a bull, hunter told tourists during protest

    One of the nine hunters charged with their involvement in the illegal protest on September 21 told tourists Malta's Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, was "a bull", the court heard this afternoon. Police Inspector Darryl Borg told Magistrate Anthony...

  • Fantasy Tours director accepted 31 bookings in last week of operation

    Fantasy Tours director accepted 31 bookings in last week of operation

    A court heard today how Fantasy Tours director Karl Azzopardi accepted a total of 31 bookings, with deposits, part-payments or full payments totalling some €31,000 in the last week before he ceased operations in August last year. Police Inspector...

  • Driver responsible for accident that killed girl, 17; heirs awarded €237,000 in damages

    Driver responsible for accident that killed girl, 17; heirs awarded €237,000 in damages

    The heirs of a 17-year-girl who was run over and killed while crossing the Mriehel Bypass in 2005 have been awarded €237,431.25 in damages. Driver Ivan Cutajar was found to be totally responsible for the accident when Emma Marie and Graziella...

  • Update 3: Government stands its ground on trapping, despite EU warning

    Update 3: Government stands its ground on trapping, despite EU warning

    The government this afternoon stood its ground on bird trapping, saying the season would open as announced, despite a formal warning by the European Commission. In the morning, the European Commission said it had given Malta formal notice to...