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  • Quarter of PN government public procurement would be from SMEs

    Quarter of PN government public procurement would be from SMEs

    A Nationalist government would ensure that a quarter of all its public procurement would be from small businesses and self-employed traders to SMEs. This initiative would help the economy's wheels to keep turning by settling its public procurement...

  • Magistrate raps 'mock investigation' as man is acquitted of indecent assault

    Magistrate raps 'mock investigation' as man is acquitted of indecent assault

    A Gozitan man was acquitted of the attempted violent indecent assault today but only after a magistrate chastised the prosecution for its shoddy work. The 30-year-old man from Żebbug, Gozo, was charged with having, one afternoon last March,...

  • Woman run over in St Paul’s bay

    Woman run over in St Paul’s bay

    A 59-year-old Romanian woman was serious injured when she was hit by a car in Qawra Street, in St Paul’s Bay, at 10am today. Police said the car was being driven by a 60-year-old woman from Naxxar.  

  • Watch: Simon Busuttil press conference

    Watch: Simon Busuttil press conference

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil is addressing a news conference in Valletta. Press the refresh button if the Facebook video is not working.   

  • Insurers warn against supporters' anarchy on the streets

    Insurers warn against supporters' anarchy on the streets

    Motorists breaching traffic laws in the midst of the electoral campaign have been warned by insurers they will face prosecution and no compensation. The Malta Insurance Association expressed concern about the potential risk of serious accidents...

  • €217m from passports’ sale in Development Fund

    €217m from passports’ sale in Development Fund

    The National Development and Social Fund has received €216.8 million from the Individual Investor Programme – better known as the ‘citizenship scheme’ although not a cent has yet been spent. The National Development and Social Fund is the...

  • Equity firm makes bid for Air Malta - Muscat

    Equity firm makes bid for Air Malta - Muscat

    Updated 2.45pm with Simon Busuttil's comments. The government had been approached by an equity firm with a letter of commitment from strategic partners to invest in Air Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. He insisted that the preferred...

  • 33,000 PQs put by MPs this legislature

    33,000 PQs put by MPs this legislature

    A new App will monitor MPs’ performance and track parliamentary questions asked in the House, Speaker Anġlu Farrugia said today. Addressing a press conference, Dr Farrugia said the free App, PQ Vis, would be released in the coming weeks and would...

  • Retractible roof being mulled for Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Retractible roof being mulled for Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    The government will be studying the possibility of installing a retractible roof on Renzo Piano's Pjazza Teatru Rjal. Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said the studies to be carried out would respect the aesthetics of the site while analysing ways to...

  • 3kg of cocaine found in luggage at airport

    3kg of cocaine found in luggage at airport

    A 45-year-old Greek man has been arrested after 3kg of substance believed to be cocaine were found in his luggage at the airport on Thursday. The man is being kept in custody and is expected to be arraigned in court soon on charged of possession...

  • Watch: Busuttil presents eight files of 'irrefutable evidence' against Schembri

    Watch: Busuttil presents eight files of 'irrefutable evidence' against Schembri

    Updated 12.30pm with Busuttil comments Simon Busuttil today presented eight files of documents to the court saying they provided detailed proof of the circa €650,000 in transactions involving the prime minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri and...

  • Rubble walls, trees to go as permit is given in ODZ land

    Rubble walls, trees to go as permit is given in ODZ land

    The Planning Authority has given the green light for four houses and underlying garages to be built outside the development zone in Kalkara, the Times of Malta has learnt. The site, in Triq Santu Rokku, was cleared for development despite several...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers. Times of Malta says the European Parliament's Panama Committee has issued a fresh invitation to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his chief of staff, Keith Schembri, to appear before it in...

  • English language lessons at state schools ‘reduced’

    English language lessons at state schools ‘reduced’

    Updated at 4pm with Education Ministry's reply Teachers are furious over a decision to reduce the number of English lessons for Form 4 students next year despite the syllabus remaining unchanged. State school teachers were recently informed that...

  • How will income tax pledges impact you, be financed?

    How will income tax pledges impact you, be financed?

    Both major parties have pledged income tax relief if elected to government. Kurt Sansone looks at what they are proposing and tries to understand the benefits, the pitfalls and who will gain. Income tax relief is a key plank voters will be looking...

  • Pana Committee asks PM, Schembri to appear in June

    Pana Committee asks PM, Schembri to appear in June

    The European Parliament’s Panama Committee has issued a fresh invitation to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his chief of staff, Keith Schembri, to appear before it in late June, the Times of Malta is informed. The session will be held in...

  • Labour chairmen candidates are contesting every district

    Labour chairmen candidates are contesting every district

    As many as 11 chairmen of public entities will be contesting the election on behalf of the Labour Party in government. Despite potential ethical problems and conflicts of interest, none of the prospective candidates have so far felt they should...

  • Busuttil says people showing they want Muscat out

    Busuttil says people showing they want Muscat out

      Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil this evening said that as he continued meeting people on the streets during this campaign, he became more convinced that the people wanted Prime Minister Joseph Muscat out. “I met a Labourite this morning...

  • Muscat insists on ‘need to go out and vote’

    Muscat insists on ‘need to go out and vote’

    Joseph Muscat made a pitch for social justice at Tarxien this evening as he once again called on reluctant voters not to stay at home on election day. The Prime Minister warned supporters that the “coalition of confusion” – a term he has used to...

  • Court turns down Lithuanian request to extradite Maltese man

    Court turns down Lithuanian request to extradite Maltese man

    A request by the Lithuanian authorities for the extradition of a Maltese man has been quashed by the Constitutional Court, which declared today that there were "substantial grounds to believe" that the man could face a real risk of inhuman and...