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Search for reported corpse at sea to continue this morning

A search is set to continue this morning for a man said to have been seen on the reef known as Sikka l-Bajda off Mellieha. Divers reported having seen the corpse of a young man yesterday afternoon. According to reports he had ID documents showing...

  • ‘Lack of enforcement problem for tourism’

    ‘Lack of enforcement problem for tourism’

    Lack of law enforcement and a prevailing free-for-all mentality were the more common complaints raised by tourism stakeholders and members of the public yesterday. The authorities should not allow laws to continue to be flouted and people to...

  • Word-game winners

    Word-game winners

    Rose Fenech of Qrendi and Michael Calleja of Madliena are the winners of the last word-game series. Ms Fenech and Mr Calleja have each won a bottle of CH Eau De Parfum Sublime (80 ml) for women and a bottle of CH Men (100 ml) for men. The prizes...

  • Woman says doctors’ misdiagnosis almost killed her

    A woman is insisting in court she almost died because doctors misdiagnosed her. Just five days after she went to hospital complaining of back pain and sent home with painkillers, she was rushed back unconscious, had to be operated upon immediately...

  • Airport expecting another record this year

    Nearly four and a half million passengers are expected to be handled by Malta International Airport this year, two per cent above last year’s record. MIA said last year’s 4,290,304 passenger movements were expected to increase to 4.4 million. The...

  • New airline grounded as its licence is suspended

    New airline grounded as its licence is suspended

    Fly Hermes, which cancelled all flights to and from Malta just a month after it started operations, has been grounded after its licence was suspended. The decision was taken by the Maltese civil aviation authorities as the Sicilian-owned company...

  • Air Malta cabin crew end baguette war

    Air Malta cabin crew have voted to lift an industrial action over the in-flight food they are entitled to. The breakthrough in the ‘baguette war’ was announced by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis yesterday. He expressed the government’s...

  • Calmer seas

    Calmer seas

    The MV Gaudos (background) sails towards Mġarr as its sister ferry, the MV Malita, heads for Ċirkewwa, crossing from behind Comino because of the rough weather yesterday.

  • PAC to audit Enemalta's hedging agreements in 2013, 2014

    PAC to audit Enemalta's hedging agreements in 2013, 2014

    Beppe Fenech Adami this evening called on the Auditor General to carry out an audit of Enemalta's hedging agreements in 2013 and 2014. He made his request at the end of a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee. The Nationalist Party deputy...

  • Malta, Turkey sign maritime agreement

    A maritime agreement was signed today between Transport Minister Joe Mizzi and his Turkish Lutfi Elvan, who is in Malta on an official visit. The agreement aims to give new impetus to the existing cooperation while creating a comprehensive...

  • SDM stresses importance of holistic sexual education from young age

    Rather than simply calling for a lower sexual age of consent, student organisation SDM this evening called for conformity in legislation. In a statement, it noted the country’s positive development in the past few years, especially when tackling...

  • Paul Abela confirmed GRTU president

    Paul Abela has been confirmed GRTU President for this year. Its six vice-presidents are: Policy and Strategy Philip Fenech Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Business Consultancy Services Finance and Administration Marcel...

  • Gonzi vents frustration at PAC's line of questioning, tables e-mail refusing to meet the Farrugias over tender

    Gonzi vents frustration at PAC's line of questioning, tables e-mail refusing to meet the Farrugias over tender

    Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this evening vented his frustration at the line of questioning by government MPs on the Public Accounts Committee. Dr Gonzi insisted the persistent questioning on his presumed familiarity with George Farrugia's...

  • Fewer people registering for employment

    The number of people registering for employment in December stood at 6,287, compared to 7,401 in the same month in 2013, the National Statistics Office said. The NSO said that data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation showed that...

  • Opposition welcomes European Central Bank's quantitive easing exercise

    The Opposition this evening welcomed the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing exercise, announced yesterday following a meeting of the governing council. Through the programme, the ECB would buy government bonds between this March and the...

  • Fitch downgrades Malta's Fimbank to BB-, outlook stable

    Fitch downgrades Malta's Fimbank to BB-, outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded Malta-based Fimbank (FIM) long-term issuer default rating (IDR) to 'BB-' from 'BB', with a stable outlook, and viability rating (VR) to 'bb-' from 'bb'. At the same time, Fitch affirmed the bank's short-term IDR at...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - January 23

    Editor's choice of your photos - January 23

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • 102 submissions on amendments to cultural heritage law received

    A total of 102 submissions have been received as part of a consultation process on amendments to modernise and improve the law on cultural heritage, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said. The submissions, he said this morning, included an interesting...

  • Nationalist Party invites public to take part in workshops

    The Nationalist Party is inviting the public to take part in workshops being held this year within its policy forums. The workshops are part of a process the party’s policy forums are going through as part of the PN’s policy renewal. The workshops...

  • Malta International Airport forecasting two per cent growth

    Malta International Airport forecasting two per cent growth

    Malta International Airport expects to host some 4.4 million passengers this year, forecasting a two per cent growth over last year which was a record year for the airport. The growth is the result of further capacity being deployed to Malta from...

  • Man steals sister's jewellery

    Man steals sister's jewellery

    A construction worker who stole his sister's jewellery after having been invited to her house was this afternoon handed a suspended sentence. Dennis Galea, 32, from Rabat, pleaded guilty to stealing €1,500 worth of jewellery on Tuesday from the...