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  • Guide outlining best practices for rights of transsexuals launched

    Guide outlining best practices for rights of transsexuals launched

    A guide outlining the best practices for the rights of transsexual people was launched this afternoon, giving practical examples on how to implement such rights. Speaking during a press briefing ahead of the high-level ministerial conference being...

  • BirdLife volunteers had photographed culprit who shot down protected eagle

    BirdLife volunteers had photographed culprit who shot down protected eagle

    A hunter found himself in hot water when he turned up near a police patrol just as a protected eagle was shot down, but BirdLife volunteers who were close by quickly confirmed that he was not the one who pulled the trigger, a court heard this...

  • Another three ERDF projects announced

    Another three ERDF projects announced

    Three projects worth around €7 million will be undertaken through the European Regional and Development Funds (ERDF), Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg announced today. The first project – Invest - aims to increase physical infrastructure for the...

  • EU hails progress in Malta's finances - says traffic congestion costing the economy

    EU hails progress in Malta's finances - says traffic congestion costing the economy

    The European Commission has praised the progress of Malta's economy but warned that public administration still suffers from some inefficiency, and access to finance continues to pose structural challenges to investment, particularly for the...

  • Watch: Police rapid intervention unit gets 23 new cars

    Watch: Police rapid intervention unit gets 23 new cars

      The police Rapid intervention Unit has taken delivery of 23 new patrol cars following a €230,000 investment, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. A further 17 cars were assigned to the district police over the past year.  Home Affairs Minister...

  • Is nowhere sacred? 27 thefts in churches last year

    Is nowhere  sacred? 27 thefts in churches last year

    When visiting one of the hundreds of churches and quaint chapels dotted across the island, most feel a sense of peace and safety. ‘What could possibly happen to me in a place of sanctuary?’ you might ask. Well, you could get robbed. Official...

  • Food again prime mover of inflation

    Food again prime mover of inflation

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up to 1.4 per cent last month from 1.0 per cent in December 2016. The largest upward impacts on annual inflation were registered in the Food and Non-alcoholic...

  • Former Malta international Bogdanovic fined for firearm violations

    Former Malta international Bogdanovic fined for firearm violations

    Former Malta international footballer Daniel Bogdanovic was today fined €1,000 after a court found he had kept firearms in unsecured locations at his home and sent his wife a threatening SMS.  Mr Bogdanovic was cleared of causing his wife fear of...

  • Which websites would need to register under a proposed Media Act?

    Which websites would need to register under a proposed Media Act?

    An online start-up with news and opinions about politics and culture will have to register under the controversial proposed Media Act, but a law firm with news about legal developments will not, the government has insisted. The Times of Malta...

  • University decision on English proficiency test was hasty, PN says

    University decision on English proficiency test was hasty, PN says

    A University decision for new students to take an English proficiency test and if necessary follow an English Communicative Aptitude Programme was taken in haste, the Nationalist Party said today. "While appreciating the initiative being taken by...

  • 40% of Maltese children overweight or obese

    40% of Maltese children overweight or obese

    Obesity was the major public health threat facing this generation and the next, Health Minister Chris Fearne warned this morning. Addressing a press conference prior to an EU technical meeting on childhood obesity, Mr Fearne said 40 per cent of...

  • 'He could have been my own brother' - President expresses regret over migrant's suicide

    'He could have been my own brother' - President expresses regret over migrant's suicide

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said this morning that the migrant who killed himself “could have been my own brother”. “Of course I am shocked and worried, with anyone who feels the need to take their own life. He could have been my own...

  • PN backs gay marriage

    PN backs gay marriage

    MZPN and FOIPN (Forum Opportunitijaet Indaqs Partit Nazzjonalista) said today they were four-square with Opposition leader Simon Busuttil in his push to bring about gay marriage. "We note that this position is consistent with calls from the PN...

  • Government climbs down from criticised migrants' policy

    Government climbs down from criticised migrants' policy

    Updated 11.10am - SDM to hold silent protest  Migrants who risked losing their benefits unless they procured a passport from their country of origin will continue to enjoy the same rights after the government made a U-turn. The 1,300 migrants who...

  • Malta's economy is doing well - IMF

    Malta's economy is doing well - IMF

    Malta's economy remains strong with an appropriate balance between lowering public debt and sustaining economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has said.  The IMF's executive board commended local authorities for implementing "sound...

  • Customs seize 65.9 kg of chewing tobacco

    Customs seize 65.9 kg of chewing tobacco

    Customs officers have seized 65.9 kilograms of Snus (chewing tobacco) at the express freight section.   The items were found in a package addressed to a private individual, the Customs Department said. "The recipient is a Maltese resident, and it...

  • Amnesty highlights concerns on migrants' detention

    Amnesty highlights concerns on migrants' detention

    Amnesty International has issued its annual global report (see pdf below) on the state of human rights. In its section on Malta it focuses mostly on the treatment of migrants, noting concerns regarding the detention of migrants while also noting...

  • Nexia BT confused me with Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi tells MEPs

    Nexia BT confused me with Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi tells MEPs

    Konrad Mizzi told the Pana Committee that in their e-mails, Nexia BT must have attributed to him things attributable to OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri. During the closed-door session at the Parliament building in Valletta on Monday, the...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that migrants who risked losing their benefits unless they procured a passport from their country of origin will continue to enjoy the same rights after the...

  • Hunters wanted three weeks of hunting in April

    Hunters wanted three weeks of hunting in April

    The FKNK hunters' federation said last night that it had wanted the spring hunting season to cover three weeks in April and not the three weeks set by the Ornis committee and the government between March 25 and April 14. In a statement the...