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Updated: One man dies, another critically hurt in separate incidents

Updated: One man dies, another critically hurt in separate incidents

Updated - A 61-year-old man died this afternoon after falling a height of two storeys in Qormi this morning. The police said the accident took place at about 7am in Triq it-Tin, Qormi. The man was carrying out works on the façade of his residence when he fell. He was immediately conveyed to Mater Dei Hospital, where it was established that he was in a...

  • Government failing to act on spate of burglaries - PN

    Government failing to act on spate of burglaries - PN

    The Nationalist Party accused the government today of failing to act after an upsurge of burglaries in Sliema, Swieqi, St Julian's, Gżira and San Ġwann. Instead of government action, the people were being left to fend for themselves, the shadow...

  • Traffic situation in Castille Square back to normal

    Traffic situation in Castille Square back to normal

    The traffic situation in Castille Square returns to normal tomorrow. The government said in a statement that traffic had been diverted due to infrastructural works which were now complete. It said that as some paving works remained to be done, the...

  • Libyan businessman who presented false documents gets suspended sentence

    Libyan businessman who presented false documents gets suspended sentence

    A Libyan director of a Maltese-registered company was handed a suspended sentence after admitting he presented false documents when importing food items from Libya. Nureddin Mohammed A. Shaibi, 45, who lives in Gżira was charged before Magistrate...

  • Egyptian teenager charged with theft

    Egyptian teenager charged with theft

    A 17-year-old Egyptian who lives in Fgura was granted bail after pleading not guilty to stealing a handbag on a bus in Fgura yesterday. The contents of the bag did not exceed €233. The court, presided by Magistrate Anthony Vella, granted him bail...

  • Companies breaching public procurement regulations may be blacklisted

    Companies breaching public procurement regulations or the Employment and Industrial Relations Act could be liable to being blacklisted for between six months and two years as a new legal notice comes into effect today. Since the legal notice was...

  • Court recommends tight security around Parliament, jails intruders

    Court recommends tight security around Parliament, jails intruders

    Two men found in a restricted zone beneath the Parliament building were handed a five-month prison term by a court, which also recommended tighter security measures to prevent further cases of unauthorised intrusion. On August 16, Eman Zammit, 36,...

  • Updated: Government not tackling crisis at Mater Dei - Opposition

    Updated: Government not tackling crisis at Mater Dei - Opposition

    (Adds government's reply) The Opposition this morning called on the government to tackle the crisis situation at Mater Dei Hospital. Addressing a news conference, shadow minister Claudette Buttigieg said that the reasons behind the crisis were...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals

    Increase in tourist arrivals

    Tourist arrivals in July stood at 207,541, an increase of 3.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Excluding passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthedcruise ship, total arrivals amounted to 206,626. A total of 176,807...

  • Knee-jerk recommendations for 'serious and acute' traffic problem - Malta Chamber

    It was unacceptable that a serious and increasingly acute problem such as traffic congestion was being met with a string of knee-jerk recommendations in the hope that these turn out to be effective, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and...

  • New CEO for HSBC Malta

    New CEO for HSBC Malta

    Andrew Beane has been appointed the new CEO of HSBC Malta with effect from November 2, subject to regulatory approval, the bank said. He will be replacing Mark Watkinson who will be taking up a new role as CEO at HSBC Bermuda, subject to...

  • New bus routes launched

    New bus routes launched

    New bus routes will be rolled out in stages by the end of the year, with the first changes coming into force in the coming days, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said earlier today. Addressing a press conference at the Valletta bus terminal, Mr Mizzi...

  • Andre swims from Gozo to Malta… and makes history

    Andre swims from Gozo to Malta… and makes history

    Young swimmer Andre Camilleri has set a national record, becoming the youngest person ever, at the age of 10, to swim the five-and-a-half kilometre channel between Gozo and Malta. Andre set his record during this year’s edition of the annual...

  • Adoption of Bulgarian children at standstill as paperwork rejected

    Adoption of Bulgarian children at standstill as paperwork rejected

    The adoption of children from Bulgaria is at a standstill because of the Maltese authorities’ refusal to acknowledge Bulgarian medical certificates, adoption agencies have complained. The issue has complicated matters for prospective adoptive...

  • Valletta summit will address migration challenges

    Valletta summit will address migration challenges

    The Valletta Summit on Migration, between the EU states and key African partners, will serve as an opportunity to address the challenges of migration flows into Europe with important African countries of origin and transit, Speaker Anġlu Farrugia...

  • Air Malta went back for ‘stranded’ passengers

    Air Malta went back for ‘stranded’ passengers

    Air Malta has ordered an internal probe after a flight to Manchester last Friday returned to base, with the captain informing those on board the aircraft it had to go back to pick up two stranded passengers. The flight left Malta on schedule at...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says one-in-five low income families did not benefit from a special allowance after they failed to uphold their part of the deal, such as sending...

  • Poor families lose out after snubbing allowance conditions

    One-in-five low income families did not benefit from a special allowance after they failed to uphold their part of the deal, such as sending children to school, figures show. The supplementary allowance was part of the government’s anti-poverty...

  • Air Malta went back for ‘stranded’ passengers

    Air Malta went back for ‘stranded’ passengers

    Air Malta has ordered an internal probe after a flight to Manchester last Friday returned to base, with the captain informing those on board the aircraft it had to go back to pick up two stranded passengers. The flight left Malta on schedule at...

  • Laptop theft student claims that they were given to him

    Laptop theft student claims that they were given to him

    A 22-year-old French student charged with stealing two laptops belonging to travel companions is insisting they had been given to him before his departure. Maxime Tarraso was arrested at the airport with the Apple Macbook Air and the Asus laptop...

  • Tourism makes generous 15% slice of the GDP cake

    Tourism makes generous 15% slice of the GDP cake

    Travel and tourism directly contributed to 14.7 per cent of GDP last year, placing Malta 13th worldwide when measuring the importance of the sector to the economy. The figure emerges from a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, which is...