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  • Planning authority considering reintroduction of aesthetics board

    Planning authority considering reintroduction of aesthetics board

    The planning authority may set up an aesthetics board to assess the style and context of new developments, Mepa CEO Johann Buttigieg said this evening. Speaking on Times Talk, Mr Buttigieg said the Mepa board was holding “high level” discussions...

  • Discussions underway to increase nurses' working hours for more operations to be carried out

    Discussions underway to increase nurses' working hours for more operations to be carried out

    The government is in discussions with nurses’ representatives in a bid to increase nurses’ working hours as part of a package intended to ensure that operations could be held. Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne told PL MP Anthony Agius...

  • Enemalta, Shanghai Electric agreement debate postponed

    Enemalta, Shanghai Electric agreement debate postponed

    The debate on the Enemalta, Shanghai agreement planned to be held in Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) has been postponed at the Opposition’s request. The government said in a statement that the Opposition requested the government to postpone the...

  • Road works in Valley Road, Birkirkara

    Resurfacing works are being carried out in Valley Road, Birkirkara, weather permitting from 8pm this evening to 6am tomorrow and from 8pm tomorrow to 6am on Thursday, Transport Malta said.

  • Nigerian drug courier arrested

    A Nigerian man, 28, is to be taken to court after being found in possession of a kilo of suspected marijuana yesterday.  He was arrested by the Drug Squad on arrival from Sicily. The drug was hidden among food items in his bag. 

  • Opposition insists energy deals should be published, or it may take its own action

    The Opposition insisted once more today that the government should publish its agreements on the energy sector, saying that the refusal by the Energy Minister yesterday showed that the government had learnt nothing from 'Malliagate'. "Despite...

  • Man fined €1,000, given suspended jail sentence for threatening police officer in court

    Man fined €1,000, given suspended jail sentence for threatening police officer in court

    A Cospicua man was given a 18-month jail term suspended for four years and fined €1,000 when he admitted to threatening a police inspector during a court case earlier this month. Charlston Cassar, 22, who sports a Fu** the Police tattoo on his...

  • Man slashes his brother with a kitchen knife

    A 32-year-old man was conditionally discharged for 18 months for injuring his brother with a steak knife following an argument in their kitchen. Jonathan Sciberras, of San Gwann, was found guilty of seriously injuring his brother, Jean Paul, in...

  • Migrants' unit at Mt Carmel Hospital is completely substandard - JRS

    Migrants' unit at Mt Carmel Hospital is completely substandard - JRS

    The Asylum Seekers Unit in Mount Carmel Hospital is “completely substandard”, with a total lack of activities or opportunities to socialise and at risk of overcrowding, according to the Jesuit Refugee Service. “The environment is undignified,” JRS...

  • 82% of deaths related to bad diet

    82% of deaths related to bad diet

    Diet-related diseases account for 82 per cent of deaths in Malta necessitating a change in lifestyle, which is the main objective of the Food and Nutrition Policy and Action Plan launched today. Unhealthy eating is responsible for a range of...

  • Santa swaps sleigh for a boat

    Santa swaps sleigh for a boat

    Santa swapped his sleigh for a boat this morning and surprised a group of some 500 children from the Mellieha Primary who were on a school trip in Ghadira Bay. They cheered and waved as he was spotted approaching the bay and then took pictures...

  • Full-time jobs in July up by 3.6%

    Full-time employment in July increased by 3.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year, while part-time employment as a primary job rose by 6.3 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. It said that over a period of...

  • Somali’s radio show a bridge to migrants

    Somali’s radio show a bridge to migrants

    Ahmed Nuur Ibrahim, who fled Somalia after fellow journalists were shot dead, is setting up his own radio programme for African migrants in Malta. “When more than 18 fellow journalists were killed, some in my hometown of Mogadishu, I feared for my...

  • Updated - Three women testify as court starts hearing evidence in Fr Charles Fenech abuse claims

    Updated - Three women testify as court starts hearing evidence in Fr Charles Fenech abuse claims

    A magistrate this morning started hearing evidence in the case of Dominican friar Charles Fenech who is facing sex abuse charges. The first to take the witness stand was the woman who is making the allegations against Fr Fenech. She testified...

  • Updated - Cash stolen from Millennium chapel

    Updated - Cash stolen from Millennium chapel

    Some €700 were believed to have been stolen in a break-in at the Millennium Chapel in Paceville early this morning. An unknown person or persons forced entry through a window and stole some €400  from a cash register at a book shop and some €300...

  • Police question teacher who allegedly installed camera in school toilet

    Police question teacher who allegedly installed camera in school toilet

    The police are questioning a male teacher, 38, who allegedly installed a video camera to film one or more female colleagues using the toilet. The case was reported last week in a government primary school. The police confirmed that the case is...

  • Oil price drop may see more stockpiling on tankers just off Malta

    Oil price drop may see more stockpiling on tankers just off Malta

    The drop in oil prices to a five-year low could have one negative consequence for Malta - more tankers storing millions of gallons of oil are expected to drop anchor just outside territorial waters, waiting for the price to rise. The specialist...

  • Alternatives to migrants detention by July says government

    Alternatives to migrants detention by July says government

    The government is pledging to introduce “alternatives to detention” by July in what appears to be a shift in official policy on immigration. The pledge was made by new Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela yesterday when replying to questions by...

  • Concern over registration requirements for low powered pedelecs

    The Bicycling Advocacy Group (Malta) has expressed concern that pedelecs under 250w will have to be registered, unlike a normal bicycle. "Unfortunately the state is using pedelecs to try to regulate unregistered higher >powered bicycles converted...

  • Maltese working longest hours in EU for low pay

    Maltese working longest hours in EU for low pay

    Two years ago, Maltese full-time employees worked 100 hours more than they did in 2008, topping the European league, but receiving a lower pay. Statistics released in Brussels yesterday show that, on average, Maltese labour costs, largely...