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  • Malta-based iGaming companies on German tax authorities' radar

    Malta-based iGaming companies on German tax authorities' radar

    A number of Malta-based iGaming companies received letters from the German tax authorities enquiring about their tax payments in Germany, according to Joerg Hofmann, an attorney at German law firm Melchers. The website Maltaprofile reported that...

  • Questions on khat plant in drug reform

    Questions on khat plant in drug reform

    It was not clear what amount of the narcotic plant khat would be considered as being for personal use or meant for trafficking, Drugs Commissioner Vicky Scicluna has told the Times of Malta. She was commenting after it emerged that loopholes...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a serial fraudster is facing legal action after collecting more than €75,000 in social benefits he was not entitled to. In another story, it says...

  • Fraudster rakes in €75,000 in social benefits

    Fraudster rakes in €75,000 in social benefits

    A serial fraudster is facing legal action after collecting more than €75,000 in social benefits he was not entitled to, the Times of Malta has learnt. Government sources said the man, whose identity could not be revealed, was caught abusing seven...

  • Officer’s business ties tainted murder probe

    Officer’s business ties tainted murder probe

    A former police inspector’s links to a “dubious” Paceville night club owner and his business relationship with the Gaffarena family have been exposed by an inquiry into a “compromised” murder investigation. Daniel Zammit, an inspector at the...

  • Fraudster rakes in €75,000 in social benefits

    A serial fraudster is facing legal action after collecting more than €75,000 in social benefits he was not entitled to, the Times of Malta has learnt. Government sources said the man, whose identity could not be revealed, was caught abusing seven...

  • Stay out of trouble, father ordered

    A magistrate yesterday warned a man charged with threatening to kill his estranged wife that, if he really loved his son who is 7, he would stay out of trouble and not do anything that could send him to jail. Magistrate Ian Farrugia made the...

  • Coast Road open again this morning

    Traffic woes in the northern part of the island may start to ease if the Coast Road re-opens this morning, as expected, following extensive asphalting works on the 7.3-kilometre stretch. In a statement, the transport watchdog said yesterday that,...

  • Chef-thief given suspended term

    A Polish chef who stole a car while drunk and was caught by the police after a brief chase was yesterday handed a suspended jail term and fined €2,300. Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera heard that the police intervened after a row Michal Nowak...

  • Guilty of assault at bus terminus

    Guilty of assault at bus terminus

    Two Libyan men who share a room at the Ħal Far open centre were found guilty of stealing €100 from a co-national at the Valletta bus terminus in December 2014. Magistrate Aaron Bugeja heard that the pair attacked another Libyan national while at...

  • Air Malta aims to cut fleet, save €8 million

    Air Malta aims to cut fleet, save €8 million

    Air Malta will be reducing its aircraft from 10 to seven this winter, according to plans unveiled yesterday. The airline will use eight aircraft the following summer but could increase the size of the fleet according to demand. Confirming the news...

  • Pet cemetery will at last accommodate beloved animals

    Pet owners will finally be able to put their beloved creatures to rest in a cemetery in Ta’ Qali that was given the green light by the planning authority yesterday. The cemetery, at Ta’ San Ġakbu, will include a cremation facility and owners will...

  • Questions on khat plant in drug reform

    It was not clear what amount of the narcotic plant khat would be considered as being for personal use or meant for trafficking, Drugs Commissioner Vicky Scicluna has told the Times of Malta. She was commenting after it emerged that loopholes...

  • Gaming authority looks into backdated licence

    Malta Gaming Authority chairman Joseph Cuschieri said yesterday he was looking into why one of the gaming companies allegedly linked to the Italian Mafia was given a licence backdated by more than a year and a half. The Times of Malta is informed...

  • BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    BOV shareholders insist on receiving equal treatment

    A number of BOV shareholders are complaining of lack of equal treatment after chairman John Cassar White held a meeting exclusively with the Malta Association of Small Shareholders over controversial issues related to the bank. The shareholders,...

  • Decision on Nadur belvedere boundary wall is ‘suspended’

    Decision on Nadur belvedere boundary wall is ‘suspended’

    A decision to build a boundary wall partially blocking the view from the Nadur belvedere has been suspended just three weeks after it was postponed. The application to build the 1.4-metre-high wall to protect a field located below the belvedere in...

  • €40K compensation for property owners

    €40K compensation for property owners

    The owners of a commercial property in Żabbar were awarded €40,000 in compensation after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Maltese law had prevented them from increasing the rent in line with market values. The case was instituted in...

  • Boosting youth entrepreneurs

    Malta should encourage the creation of a local crowdfunding platform to help start-ups gain access to finance outside traditional channels, according to MEP Miriam Dalli. The proposal is one of an extensive series of recommendations released...

  • Tourism up by 5% in June

    Nearly five per cent more tourists visited Malta in June when compared to the same period last year, the National Statistics Office said. The number was 187,600, of which about 158,200 came on holiday and about 13,450 were here on business. The...

  • Tribali in concert on August 29

    Tribali in concert on August 29

    Leading Maltese world music band Tribali announced that their final concert of the summer will be held at Boiler Wharf in Senglea on August 29. The band will perform various hits from their three best-selling albums, and present a number of new...