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  • Councils urged to revise refuse collection times

    Councils urged to revise refuse collection times

    Local councils have been requested to change refuse collection times to try to reduce traffic, the Local Government Parliamentary Secretary said this morning. Since most vehicles picking up domestic waste are bulky, often blocking the roads, they...

  • Former PN minister Joseph Spiteri dies

    Former PN minister Joseph Spiteri dies

    Former Nationalist minister Joseph Spiteri, who served in parliament between 1962 and 1976, has died. He was 95. The notary was a Cabinet member in George Borg Olivier's government, serving as minister for agriculture, industry and commerce. The...

  • Nurses call on PM to intervene on social workers shortage

    The nurses' union has called on the Prime Minister to intervene in connection with a shortage of social workers in public hospitals. Malta is facing a serious shortage of social workers, which is especially felt in the public sector, the MUMN said...

  • Birdlife's "extremism" can never lead to reconciliation - hunters

    Birdlife's "extremism" can never lead to reconciliation - hunters

    The "extremist" attitude of Birdlife Malta can never lead to any sort of reconciliation with hunters, the FKNK said in a statement this morning. It was reacting to a court judgment which dismissed a libel suit filed by Birdlife against the hunting...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

  • Woman claims rape in Paceville; police probe whether sex was 'consensual'

    The police are holding a Libyan man to assist in their investigations into a rape allegation by a Hungarian woman though sources close to the investigation say the claim is questionable. The woman claimed the man had raped her in the early hours...

  • New figures show Malta's competitiveness 'has stood its ground'

    Malta recorded positive results in the external sector in 2015 with a further narrowing of the trade deficit, as exports net of fuels re-exports increased by €51.2 million in spite of the challenges in some of Malta’s export markets, latest...

  • Three quarters of Maltese are happy with their lives - study

    Three quarters of Maltese are happy with their lives - study

    If you’re seeking happiness and relationships in your life, a local study may have the answers: get married, have children, earn an adequate income and avoid too many problems at work. Research by the National Centre for Family Research, published...

  • Paceville stampede club case stalled as defence says it was not given enough time

    Paceville stampede club case stalled as defence says it was not given enough time

    Court proceedings against 23 people over the Paceville club incident, in which dozens of young people were injured, were stalled yesterday after the defence said it had not been given enough time to examine the 13-volume magisterial...

  • Carnival starts despite strong wind

    Carnival starts despite strong wind

    Carnival kicked off in earnest in Valletta yesterday but the windy weather, expected to continue throughout the carnival week, has had float-makers throwing anxious looks at their prized creations. The Cicco Carnival Company, creators of one of...

  • Tug of war as Valletta council insists on reopening of street

    Tug of war as Valletta council insists on reopening of street

    The Valletta local council says it plans to reopen Archbishop Street to traffic despite transport authorities, businesses and the V18 Foundation being against it, the Times of Malta has learnt. Valletta Mayor Alexiei Dingli said the council had...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories of today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta reports that a lawyer nominated for the post of magistrate has asked the prime minister not to consider her after the controversy which erupted over her eligibility. It also...

  • PL's new deputy leader will create synergy between government and party - Joseph Muscat

    PL's new deputy leader will create synergy between government and party - Joseph Muscat

    The new deputy leader of the Labour Party will create synergy between government and the party, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. He was addressing the party’s general meeting, which met to discuss an amendment the party’s statute to...

  • Man jailed two years for stealing car and driving without licence

    Man jailed two years for stealing car and driving without licence

    A 21-year-old Somali who lives in Munxar was today jailed two years, fined €2,300 and had his driving licence suspended for a year after he pleaded guilty to stealing a car and driving it without an insurance policy. He also admitted damaging the...

  • Victim of Swieqi stabbing incident charged

    Victim of Swieqi stabbing incident charged

    The 25-year-old Libyan who ended up in hospital after being stabbed on Saturday was arraigned in court this afternoon charged with attempted grievous bodily harm. Appearing in court in a wheelchair, hanging his head in pain, Wades Al Maghrbi...

  • Ingrid Zammit Young tells Prime Minister she does not want to be considered for magistrate

    Ingrid Zammit Young tells Prime Minister she does not want to be considered for magistrate

    Lawyer Ingrid Zammit Young has written to the Prime Minister saying she did not want to be considered for the post in light of of all the doubts surrounding her nomination. (See attached pdf link). The Commission for the Administration of Justice...

  • Regulations prohibiting possession of dangerous animals published

    Regulations that will prohibit the possession of dangerous animals and stop their importation, except by licensed zoos, have been published, the government said. It said in a statement that dangerous animals that are already in Malta have to be...

  • New army promotions ‘statement of arrogance’

    New army promotions ‘statement of arrogance’

    The Armed Forces of Malta has issued a call for promotions in its highest ranks despite an ongoing court case following a similar exercise in 2013. The latest call to promote a number of majors to the rank of lieutenant colonel was described by...

  • Justice Minister’s nepotism reaches unprecedented levels – Jason Azzopardi

    Justice Minister’s nepotism reaches unprecedented levels – Jason Azzopardi

    Shadow Minister Jason Azzopardi lambasted Justice Minister Owen Bonnici for his recent “double gaffe” in the nomination of magistrates accusing him of “nepotism of unprecedented levels”. Reiterating that Dr Bonnici and the Prime Minister approved...

  • Fraudster Patrick Spiteri 'disappears'

    Fraudster Patrick Spiteri 'disappears'

    Maltese police officers who went to the UK to accompany fraudster Patrick Spiteri to Malta to face court returned empty-handed because he was not found. Mr Spiteri, a lawyer, who had been electronically tagged but paid a deposit to have the tag...