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  • Daniel Holmes appeals recent court decision

    Daniel Holmes appeals recent court decision

    Welshman Daniel Holmes has appealed a recent court decision and is insisting that the harsh punishment granted to him for cultivating cannabis was in breach of his right to a fair trial. Mr Holmes - who was jailed for 10 years and six months and...

  • No comeback on casino in Gozo

    A call for expressions of interest in the setting up of a casino in Gozo attracted only one expression, but the subsequent request for proposals attracted no reply. This did not mean that there was no interest in opening a casino in Gozo when the...

  • President meets Maltese community in Belgium

    President meets Maltese community in Belgium

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appealed to the Maltese community in Belgium to help collect funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund. Speaking during a meeting with the community at the Maltese embassy in Brussels, she said a substantial...

  • PN reacts as Moody's report on Malta

    PN reacts as Moody's report on Malta

    Updated - Adds PN reaction - Moody’s ratings agency has reiterated Malta’s A3 credit rating with a positive outlook. It said in its annual report on Malta that the rating was supported by a ‘healthy outlook’ on Malta’s economy and the government’s...

  • Asbestos appeal 'is not likely'

    Asbestos appeal 'is not likely'

    The government is not expected to appeal against a European Court of Human Rights judgment that ordered it to pay €226,000 in compensation to 19 dockyard workers poisoned by asbestos. The ECHR found last July that the government “knew or ought to...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a senior financial adviser who was arrested for suspected drink driving on Saturday evening and who allegedly bit the skin off a policeman’s arm...

  • Nationalist Party 'in favour of life'

    Nationalist Party 'in favour of life'

    The Nationalist Party stated this morning its position remained in favour of life. In a statement replying to concern expressed by anti-abortion movement Gift of Life that the party was sending mixed signals on abortion and euthanasia following a...

  • Malta in 99th place in gender equality survey

    Malta in 99th place in gender equality survey

    Malta is in 99th place out of 142 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report, issued last night by the World Economic Forum. Malta is seen as having male-female equality in educational attainment and does well in health, but women suffer when...

  • UK will not support new migrants rescue operation, claiming 'pull factor'

    UK will not support new migrants rescue operation, claiming 'pull factor'

    Britain will not support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, claiming they simply encourage more people to attempt the dangerous sea crossing, The Guardian newspaper has reported.  It said...

  • Police beat me, says man on bite charge

    Police beat me, says man on bite charge

    A senior financial adviser who was arrested for suspected drink driving on Saturday evening and who allegedly bit the skin off a policeman’s arm yesterday claimed he had been beaten by the police. A request by his defence lawyers to photograph the...

  • Tardis, to historical Malta!

    Tardis, to historical Malta!

    Whovians still in recovery from Dr Who’s golden anniversary have an extra reason to keep on celebrating. Actor Sylvester McCoy, better known as the seventh doctor, is on his way to the Malta Comics & Pop Culture Expo. His name is firmly...

  • Asbestos appeal ‘is not likely’

    The government is not expected to appeal against a European Court of Human Rights judgment that ordered it to pay €226,000 in compensation to 19 dockyard workers poisoned by asbestos. The ECHR found last July that the government “knew or ought to...

  • Mellieħa rate of burglaries falls

    Mellieħa rate of burglaries falls

    The number of burglaries in Mellieħa so far this year is no cause for alarm, according to statistics seen by Times of Malta following media reports of a “spate of burglaries”. The figures show there have been 10 reported thefts from occupied...

  • Minister did not send right of reply to ‘objectionable’ article

    Minister did not send right of reply to ‘objectionable’ article

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia confirmed in court yesterday that he did not request a right of reply to an article implicating him in the oil procurement scandal, which he found “objectionable”. Dr Mallia and former Labour candidate David...

  • Code of ethics for ministers not ready

    Six months after saying that a new ministerial code of ethics would be published “imminently”, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici yesterday declined to give a time frame, saying it would be published at the “opportune moment”. Dr Bonnici was yesterday...

  • PN calls for family aid

    The government should come up with ways to compensate all families for the burdens it was imposing on them if the cost-of-living-adjustment should amount to just 58c a week, the Nationalist Party said yesterday. It was reacting to a pledge made by...

  • Outdated laws axed in cleaning exercise

    Outdated laws axed in cleaning exercise

    Germany is still an enemy State, according to post-war legislation that speaks about the distribution of enemy property. Enacted after World War II, the ordinance still forms part of the statute book despite being outdated. But this will soon...

  • No ‘pause’ in EU budget contributions

    There will be no postponement of the contributions that member states must pay into the EU’s coffers, the European Commission insisted yesterday. All members, including Malta, are expected to make the payments by December 1. This follows the news...

  • ‘Ħamrun More outlet has no recovery plan’

    ‘Ħamrun More outlet has no recovery plan’

    More Supermarket’s Ħamrun outlet will not be put under administration since there is no plan in place for the company’s recovery and its position is irreversible, a court has ruled. The Ħamrun outlet, which owes €250,000 in unpaid rent, was forced...

  • National Bank deal proposal is being evaluated

    A proposal by National Bank shareholders for an-out-of-court settlement is being evaluated by the government, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said yesterday. It is the first time that the government has made a pronouncement on the matter. Earlier...