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  • Government silent on monorail deal

    The government has failed to explain why it kept under wraps its agreement with China for a study on a monorail system that carries a potential price tag of €1.6 billion. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed last July, State company China...

  • People with jobs up 3.6%

    The number of people with full-time jobs went up by 3.6 per cent between July 2013 and July 2014, reaching 164,868. The increase was the result of two factors: more people working and fewer registering as unemployed. The National StatisticsOffice...

  • Migrants’ mental health care ‘totally substandard’

    Migrants’ mental health care ‘totally substandard’

    Most migrants with mental health problems are only admitted for treatment at Mount Carmel Hospital after trying to commit suicide within detention, according to a new report published by the Jesuit Refugee Service. Additionally, the Asylum Seekers...

  • Millennium Chapel burglars steal €700

    Millennium Chapel burglars steal €700

    About €700 in cash was stolen from the Millennium Chapel in Paceville early yesterday after burglars broke in through a window in the reception area. Father Hilary Tagliaferro, director of the chapel, discovered the crime in the morning when he...

  • Brussels targets the tax avoiders

    The European Commission yesterday pledged to prioritise its ongoing fight against tax evasion next year particularly against large European companies using subsidiaries in other EU member states to avoid paying their full taxes. Publishing the EU...

  • Proposal for new aesthetics board

    Proposal for new aesthetics board

    The planning authority is considering the reintroduction of an aesthetics board to assess the style and context of new development, Mepa CEO Johann Buttigieg said yesterday. Speaking on Times Talk, Mr Buttigieg said the planning authority board...

  • Court says surname error must be changed

    A man, born to a Libyan couple in Malta 35 years ago, will have his surname corrected on his birth certificate after a court agreed there had been a mistake. The mistake led to his children born in Malta having a different surname to those born in...

  • EU approves €700m funds

    Plans to spend €700 million, mainly in EU funds, on structural and regional projects have been approved by the European Commission. Within the framework of the Fostering a Competitive and Sustainable Economy to meet our Challenges programme, €587...

  • Head to Strouds at Maritime Museum

    Head to Strouds at Maritime Museum

    Mike’s Artistic Journey is the name of an exhibition hosted by the Malta Maritime Museum which commemorates Michael Stroud and his life’s work. Stroud was the curator of the Palace Armoury and passed away last year. He excelled in figurative work...

  • Knife injury between brothers

    A man who injured his brother with a steak knife following an argument at home has been conditionally discharged for 18 months. Magistrate Josette Demicoli heard Jonathan Sciberras say that he never intended to hurt his brother, Jean Paul. The...

  • Not jailed for threats

    Charlston Cassar, 22, from Cospicua, was given an 18-month suspended jail term and fined €1,000 for threatening a police inspector in court on December 4. He apologised, saying he had feared missing the birth of his child. Mr Cassar sports a ‘Fu**...

  • Azerbaijan discussion

    Malta is keen to identify areas apart from the energy sector for close work with Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Muscat said yesterday. Dr Muscat had met Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, who also expressed his eagerness for further collaboration. On...

  • Medicinal cannabis ‘cannot be hijacked’

    Medicinal cannabis ‘cannot be hijacked’

    Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne yesterday issued the strongest warning yet to people who thought they would be able to hijack the system under the pretext that they were distributing cannabis to others for medicinal use. Speaking...

  • Grech urges vigilance over demand

    Grech urges vigilance over demand

    Health Shadow Minister Claudio Grech yesterday told Parliament that a very conservative estimate of the drug market in Malta, according to a report by the Cosmetics, Devices and Drugs Authority (CDDA), was in the region of €70 million to €80...

  • Minister hails drug reform Bill as ‘radical’

    Minister hails drug reform Bill as ‘radical’

    Parliament yesterday unanimously approved the Drug Dependency (Treatment in lieu of Imprisonment) Bill, with Justice Minister Owen Bonnici calling on the media to publicise the unity shown by all MPs in embarking on this radical reform. Winding up...

  • EU funds increasingly need to be ‘well spent’

    EU funds increasingly need to be ‘well spent’

    Malta’s representative at the European Court of Auditors, Louis Galea, told MPs yesterday that the EU was becoming increasingly concerned about ensuring positive outcomes from the money spent on projects. Addressed a joint session of three...

  • 75 reinstated to the police

    A total of 75 people were reinstated into the Police Corps between March 9, 2013 and December 3 this year, the vast majority aged between 45 and 55. Answering a parliamentary question by Opposition MP Jason Azzopardi, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo...

  • ‘Answers in good time’

    Local Government Minister Owen Bonnici used strong words to denounce delays in answering parliamentary questions and the provision of incomplete information. He was answering a PQ by Jason Azzopardi (PN), with the stock reply given to him that...

  • Greening four areas

    Four local councils in as many regions in Malta and Gozo – Fgura, Msida, St Paul’s Bay and Victoria – have been selected for a pilot project to embellish their localities. The councils were happy to accept and their proposals have already been...

  • Going to sea Santa

    Going to sea Santa

    Last year it was a helicopter. This year Father Christmas ditched his reindeer again and used a rubber dinghy to come ashore at Għadira, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them.