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  • Industrial action affecting healthcare professions lifted

    Industrial action affecting healthcare professions lifted

    The UHM has lifted industrial action which had affected a range of services in Mater Dei Hospital and health centres. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne, announced the lifting of the actions this evening, saying it followed a...

  • Mizzi: Ultimate aim is to rebuild the roads, and have an ongoing maintenance programme

    Mizzi: Ultimate aim is to rebuild the roads, and have an ongoing maintenance programme

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said this evening that the government's long-term aim for the roads was to rebuild them and introduce an ongoing maintenance programme to ensure that Malta did not return to the current situation. Mr Mizzi was speaking...

  • Updated - British Foreign Office urges Britons to be vigilant in Malta rural areas during hunting season

    Updated - British Foreign Office urges Britons to be vigilant in Malta rural areas during hunting season

    The British Foreign Office has issued a travel advice warning British tourists coming to Malta to be vigilant in rural areas during the spring hunting season. The travel advice was issued earlier today on the FCO facebook page. British High...

  • Dreamliner makes maiden call

    Dreamliner makes maiden call

    A Boeing 787/8 'Dreamliner' aircraft flew to Malta for the first time this afternoon. The aircraft was operating a Polish Airlines charter. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner. Its variants seat...

  • Updated - People smugglers fire at rescue vessel to take boat back after rescue

    Updated - People smugglers fire at rescue vessel to take boat back after rescue

    People smugglers fired several shots at an Icelandic Frontex vessel yesterday to recover a wooden boat after the migrants it was carrying were rescued some 60 nautical miles off Libya. The search and rescue operation was carried out by an Italian...

  • Update - Labour MP slams Gzira bus lane, minister says analysis under way

    Update - Labour MP slams Gzira bus lane, minister says analysis under way

    Labour MP Luciano Busuttil has slammed the new bus lane at Gzira seafront. He said on facebook that he was stuck in traffic for half an hour during which not a single bus passed by. The extension of the bus lane from Sliema was strongly criticised...

  • Man accused of bribing judge seeks bail

    Man accused of bribing judge seeks bail

    Darren Desira, the man at the heart of the Judge Ray Pace bribery case, is claiming that his right to freedom is being breached because he has not been granted bail despite having a pending appeal that took almost two years to be appointed. Mr...

  • Survey shows high satisfaction with MIA

    Ninety-five per cent of Maltese residents are proud of their airport, according to a brand perception survey carried out by an independent market research consultancy. Local residents were asked: “As a resident of Malta, how proud are you of the...

  • Security company's bid to stop call for new contract

    A court has turned down a request by a security company to stop Heritage Malta from entering into a contract with third parties after ruling there were no reasons valid at law. Signal 8 Security Services had asked the court to issue an injunction...

  • Court dismisses action by doctors calling for judicial review of PSC decision

    Court dismisses action by doctors calling for judicial review of PSC decision

    A court has dismissed action filed by eight doctors in which they requested a judicial review of a decision of the Public Service Commission. Doctors Daniel Grixti Soler, Mario Refalo, Tania Cardona, Andrew Farrugia Wismayer, Ryan Grech, Veronica...

  • Restaurateur awarded compensation for ministerial u-turn

    Restaurateur awarded compensation for ministerial u-turn

    The former owner of a Marsaxlokk guesthouse and restaurant, that operated on leased public land, has been given €273,777 in compensation after a court ruled that he suffered because of a u-turn caused by a change in ministers. A court ruled that...

  • Cultural Export Fund launched

    Cultural Export Fund launched

    Maltese artists will have increased opportunities to export their work after a new fund aimed specifically to support artists showcase their work abroad was launched today. The Cultural Export Fund will deploy more than €130,000 annually in grants...

  • Consultation to pave way for police force reorganisation

    Consultation to pave way for police force reorganisation

    A consultation process aimed to modernise the police force and make better use of its resources was announced today by Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela. The consultation will be the basis of a  new strategy for the force. The strategy is set to...

  • Archbishop encourages Fr Mark Montebello, but cannot bless rings of gay couples

    Archbishop encourages Fr Mark Montebello, but cannot bless rings of gay couples

    Updated with comment by Curia spokesman - Archbishop Charles Scicluna this afternoon encouraged Fr Mark Montebello to continue his outreach to gay people. Fr Montebello was summoned for a meeting with the Archbishop today after The Malta...

  • Lawrence Gonzi calls for 'fair solution' to migration

    Lawrence Gonzi calls for 'fair solution' to migration

    'Mare Nostrum' (Our Sea) is a cemetery and “a shame on all of us”, said former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi told the EU's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in Brussels this afternoon. Dr Gonzi stressed the challenge of...

  • Burmarrad works to continue at night

    Resurfacing works will continue during the night today and Thursday in Triq Burmarrad in Burmarrad between the road leading to Wardija and Erba’ Mwieżeb, Transport Malta said. The works will continue between 8pm this evening and 6am tomorrow and...

  • Airport emergency services test readiness for medical emergency

    Airport emergency services test readiness for medical emergency

    Emergency services and medical staff held an exercise at the airport this morning to test their response should a patient carrying a  highly infectious disease arrive in Malta. The exercise started with the 'arrival' of the patient at 10am. The...

  • President warns against exploitation of elderly employees

    President warns against exploitation of elderly employees

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca this morning cautioned that people of a certain age and those who opted to remain in employment after retirement age could be vulnerable to exploitation and called on trade unions to give priority to this form...

  • Grand Master on state visit to Malta tomorrow

    Fra’ Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitallier order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta will be in Malta on an official visit between tomorrow and Friday. During the visit, Fra Festing will meet...

  • Man hit by car in Mosta

    Man hit by car in Mosta

    An Italian man was grievously injured when he was hit by a car in Constitution Street, Mosta at 5.55am. He is not in a critical condition The police said the man was hit by a Ford Escort that was being driven towards Burmarrad by a 40-year-old man...