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  • Website offers divers a visual guide to Malta's marine life

    Website offers divers a visual guide to Malta's marine life

    Amateur divers and snorkellers often find themselves spotting exotic sea creatures without quite knowing what it is that they've seen.  Now a newly-launched website is hoping to make it easier for people to identify the marine life they come...

  • Fish farm permits revoked by Planning Authority

    Fish farm permits revoked by Planning Authority

    Updated 3.05pm - Added detail  Four fish farm operators have had 10 permits revoked by the Planning Authority, although they have been given until the end of the year to relocate to an aquaculture zone further offshore.  The PA opted to revoke...

  • Boy, 6, in critical condition following Żejtun accident

    Boy, 6, in critical condition following Żejtun accident

    A six-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz car being driven by a 28-year-old Żejtun resident this morning. The accident happened at around 10.15am on Triq Santa Katarina in Żejtun, police said. The child was...

  • Fewer people at risk of poverty, Social Solidarity Minister says

    Fewer people at risk of poverty, Social Solidarity Minister says

    Updated 2.20pm with PN statement  Fewer people are at risk of poverty according to the latest survey published by the NSO, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said today. Dr Farrugia said that the 2015 survey, based on 2014 income data,...

  • Art that tells the truth about war

    Art that tells the truth about war

    A man who moved to Europe from Syria in pursuit of artistic freedom is basing one of his next projects on Maltese culture, migration and the cult of St Paul . Khaled Barakeh first came to Malta in 2011 as part of a group of artists from the...

  • Man dies as crane falls into the sea at Medserv freeport dock

    Man dies as crane falls into the sea at Medserv freeport dock

    Updated 2.05pm A 43-year-old Żejtun man died this morning after the crane he was manoeuvring toppled over and fell into the sea at the Medserv Operations dock at the freeport in Birżebbuġa. The incident happened at around 9.15am. Qualified first...

  • Judiciary to get three new courtrooms in Valletta as part of €750,000 project

    Judiciary to get three new courtrooms in Valletta as part of €750,000 project

    Three new courtrooms will be opened up at the Valletta law courts by the end of 2017, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said this morning.  Space for the courtrooms will be freed up by relocating part of the archives to Floriana, with the law courts...

  • 'We are stuck, we're not stopping violence against women' - President

    'We are stuck, we're not stopping violence against women' - President

    The world is “stuck and running on the spot” in its attempts to stop violence against women, the President has told a top-level UN meeting in New York. Talking about the devastating impact that gender-based violence has on the economy might shake...

  • Traffic think tank wants to help you quantify your road rage

    Traffic think tank wants to help you quantify your road rage

    Have you ever thought of calculating your frustration while caught in traffic? Now there’s an online tool for that. A new Frustration Calculator quantifies your level of frustration based on the distance of your journey, average speed and time...

  • Activists to protest Manoel Island access this coming Saturday

    Activists to protest Manoel Island access this coming Saturday

    Gżira local council is joining forces with activists from Kamp Emerġenza Ambjent for a protest this coming Saturday at Manoel Island. The protest will begin at 10.30am, with protestors adamant that access to Manoel Island's foreshore should be...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's Maltese newspapers.  The Times of Malta reports that Labour MP, PA Board member and lawyer Joe Sammut refuses to reveal who his fish farm clients are, despite repeated requests to do so. Dr Sammut is...

  • Labour MP refuses to divulge names of fish farm clients

    Labour MP refuses to divulge names of fish farm clients

    Labour MP and Planning Authority board member Joseph Sammut refuses to reveal the names of the fish farm investors who engaged his firm for legal and consultancy services. As the PA is today expected to decide on whether to revoke the permits of...

  • Watch: Coleiro Preca receives UN award for 'inspiring change'

    Watch: Coleiro Preca receives UN award for 'inspiring change'

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca's work towards eradicating gender inequality was rewarded by the United Nations. During a ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, the President was given the Agent of Change award, which is rewarded...

  • Two hospitalised following Marsascala argument

    Two hospitalised following Marsascala argument

    Two people were hospitalised following an argument near the Marsascala playing field this evening. Their condition is not yet known. The police said they were informed about the case at around 8.15pm.

  • Editor's choice of your photos - September 21

    Editor's choice of your photos - September 21

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. The photos should preferably be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. They will be cropped adequately...

  • Call for 'paperless, real-time' system of property transfer

    Call for 'paperless, real-time' system of property transfer

    The transfer of immovable property should be done through a new, “paperless, real-time” system, a report released by the Notarial Council suggests. The consultative document, entitled ‘Heading for a 2020 Paperless Registration for the Transfer of...

  • Currency printer to open $100m facility in Malta, Prime Minister announces

    Currency printer to open $100m facility in Malta, Prime Minister announces

    Updated September 22 11.15am A Boston-based currency printer is to open a "state-of-the-art" $100 million facility in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced today. Speaking by live link from Crane Currency's headquarters in Boston, USA, Dr...

  • EU wants to scrap time limits on surcharge-free roaming

    EU wants to scrap time limits on surcharge-free roaming

    Updated 4.50pm The European Commission has proposed scrapping time limits on charge-free mobile phone roaming included in next year's plan to abolish such tariffs after critics said its initial proposal was consumer unfriendly. Commission...

  • Sadeen’s five-year licence ‘dictated by law’

    Sadeen’s five-year licence ‘dictated by law’

    The American University of Malta is expected to recruit its first students in August of next year, now that it has received a five-year operating licence. The licence was issued to Sadeen Education Investment after it agreed to the licence...

  • Plane pull for charity under way at Safi Aviation Park

    Plane pull for charity under way at Safi Aviation Park

    Twelve groups of men (and some women) enjoyed themselves trying to pull a plane in a fund-raiser for Puttinu Cares earlier today. The event was organised for the third year by DHL Express in association with the Phoenix Sports Club, at Safi...