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Man, 25 hit by bus, critically injured

A 25-year-old man from Fgura was critically injured when he was hit by a bus at about 3.30pm in Blata l-Bajda. The incident happened in December 13 Road when the man stepped onto the road, surprising the bus driver.

  • US to base ambassador to Libya in Malta

    US to base ambassador to Libya in Malta

    The United States is to temporarily base its US ambassador to Libya in Malta following the evacuation of the US embassy in Tripoli last week. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN’s Candy Crawley that the ambassador (Deborah Jones)...

  • Government pledges immediate halt to illegal parking in Valletta

    Government pledges immediate halt to illegal parking in Valletta

    Illegal parking of government cars in the pedestrian part of Merchants Street, Valletta, would be stopped immediately, a spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said. Condemning the practice, he said: “Cars parked on Merchants Street are...

  • Magistrate rules 220 sheep can be culled

    Magistrate rules 220 sheep can be culled

    A Gozo farmer’s 220 sheep, which had not been registered, can be culled after a magistrate revoked an order stopping their slaughter, unless an appeal is filed. Magistrate Josette Demicoli ruled the culling was justified to safeguard public health.

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says airspace over Libya could be shut today and Malta is preparing for an influx of workers escaping from that country. It also reports that a Magistrate has...

  • Airspace over Libya ‘could be shut today’

    Airspace over Libya ‘could be shut today’

    The airspace over the western part of Libya could be closed in the coming days, possibly as early as today, Libyan sources told Times of Malta. The area controlled by Libya is split in two sectors: the east, which is handled from Benghazi, and the...

  • Reality of everyday life in conflict zones

    Reality of everyday life in conflict zones

    The past two weeks have seen conflict areas become the theatre of deadly violence. Sarah Carabott spoke to four people to bring the reality in Ukraine, Israel, Gaza and Libya closer to home. Over the weekend, Ukrainian troops advanced towards...

  • Magistrate rules that sheep can be culled

    Magistrate rules that sheep can be culled

    A Gozo farmer’s 220 sheep, which had not been registered, can be culled after a magistrate revoked an order stopping their slaughter, unless an appeal is filed. Magistrate Josette Demicoli ruled the culling was justified to safeguard public health.

  • Tourism board is named at last

    A new board has finally been appointed at the Malta Tourism Authority, the term of the previous one having expired in May. A Tourism Ministry spokeswoman confirmed the appointment of the new board, with former Labour MP Gavin Gulia being confirmed...

  • Boy goes from O-levels to test of his sailing skill

    Boy goes from O-levels to test of his sailing skill

    Just weeks after finishing his O-level exams, Tom Bonello Ghio is preparing to set a record and sail solo 60 nautical miles from Sicily to Comino to raise money for children’s charity Puttinu Cares. “I have wanted to do something for charity for...

  • Accountant denies laundering €7 million

    A British accountant pleaded not guilty to laundering about €7 million from his Malta-based office six years ago. James Hadwen, 57, was charged with money laundering through converting or transferring property derived indirectly or directly from...

  • Investment services enjoy fastest growth

    Investment services enjoy fastest growth

    Investment services last year represented the fastest growing niche in the financial sector with 21 new companies being licensed. According to the Malta Financial Services Authority’s 2013 annual report, at the end of the year there were 125...

  • Government pledges immediate halt to illegal parking in Valletta

    Government pledges immediate halt to illegal parking in Valletta

    Illegal parking of government cars in the pedestrian part of Merchants Street, Valletta, would be stopped immediately, a spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said. Condemning the practice, he said: “Cars parked on Merchants Street are...

  • ‘Less cash to combat trafficking’

    Two years ago, the government invested heavily in setting up structures to combat human trafficking so now that they were in place less money was needed, the Home Affairs Ministry said. “The original financial allocation was higher given that, at...

  • Doctors in Uni dispute

    The doctors’ union yesterday registered an industrial dispute with the University over sole recognition at the Medical School. In a letter to Noel Vella, director of industrial and employment relations, the general secretary of the Medical...

  • Boat holed

    Boat holed

    Eight French tourists were taken to hospital late on Saturday night after a luxury Cranchi cabin cruiser they were on hit a reef and began to sink off Sliema. The incident was reported at about 10pm. Members of the Armed Forces of Malta and police...

  • Grape expectations

    Grape expectations

    The netting protecting grapes from hungry birds in a Wardija vineyard came off last week to make way for the harvesters, probably the first in Europe to pick white grapes this summer. “You hold the bunch of grapes gently in the palm of your hand...

  • Highlighting the battle to beat hepatitis

    Today marks World Hepatitis Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the inflammation of the liver that can also progress to scarring or liver cancer. Between 130 and 170 million people are affected by hepatitis worldwide. Hepatitis B and C are...

  • ‘Mepa’s action beyond remit’

    ‘Mepa’s action beyond remit’

    An appeals tribunal lashed out at the planning authority for taking a decision beyond its powers and changing a recommendation on scheduling for a Marsaxlokk property without informing the applicant. The Environment and Planning Tribunal revoked a...

  • VAT on commercial yachts

    The Court of Appeal, presided over by Madame Justice Edwina Grima, on July 9, 2014, in the case ‘S&D Yachts Limited v MY Nautonnier’ held, among other things, that a commercially registered yacht qualified for VAT exemption on the provision of...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    The selfish cabin cruiser owners who spent Saturday and Sunday close to the swimming zone in St Julian’s not only threw their melon seeds and other fruit remains into the area reserved for bathers but also discharged oil in this area. While on the...