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  • Muscat orders review of traffic fines after surge of accidents

    Muscat orders review of traffic fines after surge of accidents

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has ordered a review of traffic fines, particularly with regard to drink driving, because of a surge in traffic accidents. “Drink driving is an irresponsible act which costs lives, and the authorities should consider...

  • Jazz at Piano's

    Jazz at Piano's

    A performance from the Malta Jazz Festival was held alongside the new parliament (designed by Renzo Piano) in Valletta yesterday, in an experiment which attracted hundreds of people. Jason Micallef, chairman of the V18 Foundation said he was...

  • Council: Jerma ruins are a danger and should be demolished

    Council: Jerma ruins are a danger and should be demolished

    Marsaskala local council has called on the Planning Authority to order the demolition of the ruins of the Jerma Palace Hotel because they pose a danger to public safety. In a letter to the authority, the council said the long-abandoned building is...

  • Melita internet service back up after Milan problem

    Melita internet service back up after Milan problem

    The Melita internet service was degraded for about an hour this morning because of an outage at a Milan supplier, the company said. It said the issue was resolved at about 11.35.  The problem also affected timesofmalta.com.

  • Steep drop in June unemployment

    Steep drop in June unemployment

    The number of unemployed persons in June stood at 3,441 compared to 5,209 in the same month last year, the NSO said today.  It said there was a decrease of 1,625 persons registering under Part I of the register and a decrease of 143 among those...

  • Sliema townhouse under threat of demolition in favour of apartments

    Sliema townhouse under threat of demolition in favour of apartments

    A traditional double-fronted townhouse in Dingli Street, Sliema, is being threatened with demolition to make way for a new five-storey apartment block. This follows a similar application submitted just a few weeks earlier in nearby Ġorg Borġ...

  • Lawyer says Air Malta could go under by October - Airline, pilots' union heed court advice to hold another meeting

    Lawyer says Air Malta could go under by October - Airline, pilots' union heed court advice to hold another meeting

    Air Malta and the Airline Pilots' Association are to hold a meeting on Wednesday in an attempt to break an impasse on pay talks.   The meeting will be held after an appeal by a judge this morning.     Mr Justice Silvio Meli made his appeal as he...

  • Banks deny changing the rules for Brits post-Brexit

    Banks deny changing the rules for Brits post-Brexit

    Banks have denied changing procedures for British expats wanting to open accounts or obtain loans following Brexit. Expats who spoke to this newspaper said they were asked for extra documentation or refused a loan because of the Brexit referendum...

  • Malta’s special mission during EU presidency

    Malta’s special mission during EU presidency

    The European Commission is expecting Malta to give special attention to the problems in the Mediterranean, according to EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn – responsible for the development of the EU’s neighbourhood policy. Addressing a public dialogue...

  • Pilots swap wings for placards

    Pilots swap wings for placards

    Air Malta pilots in full uniform held a brief protest in Valletta this morning on their way to Court, where a judge will hear their arguments against an Air Malta request for an injunction to prevent industrial action in a pay dispute. The Airline...

  • ‘Insulting’ offer to GPs for psychiatric visits

    ‘Insulting’ offer to GPs for psychiatric visits

    The government offered family doctors an “insulting” €10 to follow up patients with mental health problems, the Times of Malta has learnt. “Had they asked for unpaid volunteers, it would have been less insulting,” Anthony P. Azzopardi, president...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top headlines in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that a government offer to GPs for psychiatric visits has been described as 'insulting' because it is too low. The Malta Independent says the economy...

  • Online filing for maternity refund begins

    Online filing for maternity refund begins

    An online application form for the reimbursement of maternity leave contributions has been made available to all employers who have paid into the maternity fund. Employers had so far been left in the dark as to when they would be getting their...

  • Police body and dashboard cams may be introduced

    Police body and dashboard cams may be introduced

    The Home Affairs Ministry is looking into the possibility of introducing body and dashboard cameras for police officers after repeated calls from union representatives for such equipment. The need for police officers to be equipped with small...

  • Estonia set to take over UK's turn at EU's helm

    Estonia set to take over UK's turn at EU's helm

    Estonia is set to take over the rotating EU presidency from Britain in the second half of next year after London pulled out to focus on negotiations to leave the bloc. A spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk said there was "broad...

  • Government engages 116 doctors

    Government engages 116 doctors

    The Ministry of Health said today that it has recruited 116 doctors who have just completed their studies. Minister Chris Fearne said the ministry was investing heavily in human resources. He said that two consultants have just started working in...

  • Murder suspect says two men killed his wife in front of him

    Murder suspect says two men killed his wife in front of him

    Murder suspect Andrew Mangion claimed under interrogation that two armed men grabbed his wife when she was leaving his Swieqi garage and murdered her before his very eyes, a court heard today. Mr Mangion, 40, last week pleaded not guilty to...

  • Watch: When 'rubbish' driving standards mean just that

    Watch: When 'rubbish' driving standards mean just that

    The driver of the motorcycle (video above) being driven down Geronimo Abos Street, Iklin, might be forgiven for thinking that ‘taking out the rubbish’ has suddenly morphed into being taken out by the rubbish (truck). The incident, filmed on a...

  • Industrial action at law courts averted after newspaper report

    Industrial action at law courts averted after newspaper report

    Industrial action at the law courts was averted when the management submitted its counter proposals after the Times of Malta carried a report on the dispute. Talks between the two sides on a new agreement aimed at improving the working conditions...

  • PL reacts as PN seeks remedy for ‘politically-loaded’ government adverts

    PL reacts as PN seeks remedy for ‘politically-loaded’ government adverts

    The Nationalist Party is requesting the right to broadcast a number of political spots on TVM to make amends for what it is describing as the “politically-loaded” Gvern li jisma’public consultation meeting adverts. The request was made during a...