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  • Bonnici for traffic sitting

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici has been summoned to appear in court on October 3 over a traffic accident in April. He was driving his private car and is charged with causing involuntary injury and damage to two cars. The Justice Ministry said Dr...

  • Farmers get green light for agritourism facilities

    Farmers get green light for agritourism facilities

    Farmers will be able to provide agritourism facilities on their land under a new planning policy which, however, sets strict limits on new construction in outside development zones. The policy, approved by Cabinet, allows a maximum of 10 bedrooms...

  • Accolades at unveiling of de Marco statue

    Accolades at unveiling of de Marco statue

    Guido de Marco received glowing accolades yesterday at the unveiling of a statue in his memory outside the law courts in Valletta. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described him as one of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had in a short speech during...

  • Couple deny robbing man at knifepoint

    A 25-year-old man and his 49-year-old girlfriend were yesterday charged with robbing their neighbour at knifepoint in July. Clayton Fenech, from Ġzira, and his girlfriend Josephine Grixti, from Valletta, pleaded not guilty to holding Robert Thomas...

  • Hazardous waste story ‘uncovered’

    Hazardous waste story ‘uncovered’

    Chinese company CSTOR, which specialises in hazardous waste storage, intended to invest some €250 million in Malta, the Maltese media was told in a press call. But relax – no nuclear waste will be brought to the island as the event was a marketing...

  • ‘Vella’s EC portfolio is a feather in cap for Malta’

    ‘Vella’s EC portfolio is a feather in cap for Malta’

    Hunting may have overshadowed other green issues in the choice of Karmenu Vella to take on the environment portfolio in Brussels but not everyone shares the concern with the same intensity. “The portfolio is definitely not just about hunting and...

  • Former addicts tell minister prison is not the answer to drugs problem

    Former addicts tell minister prison is not the answer to drugs problem

    A prison term is not the solution for drug addicts – they would benefit more from being offered counselling and carrying out community work, two former addicts told Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. “Prison does not help a drug addict recover. You...

  • Word game winner

    Word game winner

    Gerald Clarke from Attard is the winner of the last word game series. He has won a Vodafone Smart 4G mobile worth €199 and was presented with the prize by Vodafone brand executive John Zerafa (left) and Times of Malta sales manager Alex Galea. The...

  • Drug users should not be sent to prison, former addicts tell minister

    Drug users should not be sent to prison, former addicts tell minister

    Drug users who were sent to prison ended up mixing with other users and talking about the same thing constantly, a former addict told Justice Minister Owen Bonnici today. Wendy Busuttil and Kenneth Caruana told the minister addicts would benefit...

  • Fitch affirms Malta at ‘A’, outlook stable

    Fitch affirms Malta at ‘A’, outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings affirmed Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’. The outlooks are stable. The issue ratings on Malta’s unsecured foreign and local currency bonds were also affirmed at ‘A’. The agency affirmed...

  • Justice Minister summoned to appear in court for traffic sitting

    Justice Minister summoned to appear in court for traffic sitting

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici was today summoned to appear in court before Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit on October 3, the Justice Ministry said. It said Magistrate Stafrace Zammit will preside over a traffic sitting which will deal with an...

  • President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is in London for a series of meetings with non-governmental organisations specialising in social sectors. Her first meeting was with Rose Hunt, the chief executive of Stonewall International, set up by a small...

  • 'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    Described by the Prime Minister as "one of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had", late President Guido de Marco this evening received glowing accolades  at the unveiling of a statue in his memory outside the law courts in Valletta. In a keynote...

  • Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    No one was injured when a route bus crashed into a tree in Valletta Road, Paola this evening. The police said the accident happened at 6.15pm. The bus was carrying passengers.

  • Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    A 25-year-old man and his 49-year-old girlfriend pleaded not guilty to robbing a neighbour at knife point in July. Clayton Fenech and Josephine Grixti denied holding Robert Thomas Owen against his will, handling stolen property, being in...

  • Nationalist Party concerned at termination of beneficial schemes for industry

    The Nationalist Party welcomed the European Commission’s Industry Competitiveness Report for 2014 which analysed developments in the sector and concluded that investment, schemes and incentives in the past years had had a positive effect. PN...

  • Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    A Norwegian gambler has been fined €500 for harassment after he came to Malta because of his obsession with a Maltese woman working for an igaming company. Steffen Sorvik, 25, was also handed a one-month jail term suspended for two years. Mr...

  • Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Leonid McKay will be taking over as executive director of Caritas following the retirement of Mgr Victor Grech, who had set up the agency in Malta. Mgr Grech is also retiring from archbishop's delegate of the Social and Charity Work Secretariat, a...

  • Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Ten green non-governmental organisations operating at a European level have sharply criticised EU President Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to nominate a Maltese Commissioner with responsibilities for the environment. In an open letter they...

  • Children's personal details not requested by ministry

    The Education Ministry has denied it requested heads of Church schools to provide personal details which would identify children attending such schools. The ministry said what it asked for was the number of children in church schools suffering...