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  • Coast Road to reopen tomorrow at 5am

    Coast Road to reopen tomorrow at 5am

    The Coast Road, which has been the cause of headaches for many drivers as it was closed for works this week, will reopen tomorrow at 5am. Transport Malta said drivers will be able to drive through the Coast Road both from Salini to Pembroke and...

  • Second of three border control helicopters inaugurated

    Second of three border control helicopters inaugurated

    The second of three €13 million helicopters to be used for border control was inaugurated this morning Home Affairs Minister Carmello Abela said the government had spent more than €60 million on the Air Wing so far this legislature. The...

  • European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    The owners of a property in Zabbar have been granted compensation by the European Court of Human Rights which found that their right to seek an increase in rent to reflect market values was violated. The court ordered the government to pay Carmel...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals

    Tourist arrivals in June were estimated at 187,617, an increase of 4.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Excluding passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, total arrivals amounted to 183,765. A total...

  • MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    Malta should encourage the creation of a local crowdfunding platform to help start-ups gain access to finance, according to MEP Miriam Dalli. Speaking earlier today at the launch of a series of proposals and recommendations on boosting youth...

  • The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    Malta has three pairs of breeding peregrine falcons for the first time since 2009, according to two ornithologists who have been monitoring their movements. “This is really good news and it probably shows that some of the young from earlier broods...

  • Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    A review of the existing regulatory regime for Maltese-registered gaming and fiduciary companies is under way, the Finance Minister said yesterday in the wake of the Mafia links which allegedly emerged in a recent sweep by the Italian police. “We...

  • Lucky escape for van driver and passenger

    It was a lucky escape for two people who were only slightly injured when the driver of the Catholic Action van, above, lost control and crashed into the barrier on the overpass between the Mriehel and Marsa/Hamrun bypasses. The road, which had to...

  • IVF success rate at 28%

    A total of 411 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles have been carried out in Malta in the past 30 months, 81 of which in the new IVF clinic at Mater Dei Hospital, the health parliamentary secretariat said. It said...

  • Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    The fans who called for Ballet d’Europe’s encore when they took to the stage at the Royal Opera House ruins in 2006 will this weekend have the opportunity to see them again at the same venue in Valletta. The dance company will return to the...

  • Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Monitoring of friendly football games to watch out for match-fixing has become more relevant after last May’s scandal in Italy, according to the Malta Football Association’s anti-corruption officer. Franz Tabone, MFA integrity officer, told the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta quotes a senior civil servant saying that a legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was...

  • Parents want classes to have more than 10 students but less than 20

    A number of state primary schools premises are beyond their carrying capacity not only because of the demographics in the locality but also due to the number of ‘out-of locality’ students that are granted the possibility to attend in a different...

  • Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    A legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was never used for such a purpose before”, a senior civil servant has said. The contract between the Land Department and BOV, which changed a...

  • Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Monitoring of friendly football games to watch out for match-fixing has become more relevant after last May’s scandal in Italy, according to the Malta Football Association’s anti-corruption officer. Franz Tabone, MFA integrity officer, told the...

  • Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    A legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was never used for such a purpose before”, a senior civil servant has said. The contract between the Land Department and BOV, which changed a...

  • Sex offender, 25, denies charges of defiling girl, 15

    Sex offender, 25, denies charges of defiling girl, 15

    A teen party organiser, already convicted of engaging in sexual activities with minors, was yesterday remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to defiling a 15-year-old girl. Joel Caruana, 25, from Tarxien, pleaded not guilty to engaging in...

  • Restaurant thief ordered to kick drug habit and put on probation

    A man caught trying to steal tools from a parked car in Gżira was placed on probation and ordered to follow a drug rehabilitation programme. Claudio Mallia, 32, of Valletta pleaded guilty to attempted theft and stealing cash from a restaurant in...

  • Disabled will see il Volo for free

    Disabled will see il Volo for free

    Disabled people will watch the concert of popular Italian operatic trio il Volo for free. Crimi Events said a special seating area has been reserved for people with special needs. Booking in this area is free of charge, but an accompanying person...

  • Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    A review of the existing regulatory regime for Maltese-registered gaming and fiduciary companies is under way, the Finance Minister said yesterday in the wake of the Mafia links which allegedly emerged in a recent sweep by the Italian police. “We...