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  • PM says bus firms making money from delaying deal

    The local bus operators were trying to delay the signing of the public transport agreement with a Spanish company to continue making money, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat charged yesterday. He said he was informed Island Buses Malta, a Maltese...

  • Birżebbuġa fuel depot to be closed

    Birżebbuġa fuel depot to be closed

    The fuel depot in Birżebbuġa is to be closed down and the government will make use of the underground storage facilities in Ħas-Saptan, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said yesterday. “We analysed the situation and took a hard decision – the facility...

  • Serial thief sent to jail for nine years

    A judge yesterday sentenced a man, who jurors found guilty of an attempted theft, to nine years in jail after he noted that he had persisted in his criminality and had no less than 13 convictions on his record. Mr Justice Michael Mallia said that...

  • Illegal waste costs WSC €2m annually

    Illegal waste costs WSC €2m annually

    The illegal dumping of waste into the sewage system costs the Water Services Corporation €2 million a year, but the source of the problem was not addressed in the Budget. A large part of the illegal discharge into the sewage system comes from...

  • MUMN in talks on list

    The nurses union said it has started talks with the Health Ministry to extend community services and to address the problem of waiting lists at Mater Dei Hospital. In the first meeting held, both sides discussed the nursing challenges in the...

  • Woman, 65, is critical

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was a passenger in crashed into a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm yesterday. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo by an 18-year-old man. Both are...

  • Two hurt in car crash

    Two car drivers were hospitalised yesterday afternoon following a collision near the Paola Hill roundabout. Their condition was unclear. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul’s Bay, and a Toyota...

  • L-Istrina in Gozo

    For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a news conference in Victoria, President Coleiro Preca said the Community...

  • No easy way to find the assets of minister Dalli

    No easy way to find the assets of minister Dalli

    Minister Helena Dalli’s claim that the assets she declared ‘hidden’ under companies could easily be verified by the public turns out to be an expensive and arduous process, The Sunday Times of Malta can reveal. The Civil Rights Minister has...

  • The war of the bees

    The war of the bees

    The Maltese busy bee has been saved from extinction as the lazy, fat Sicilian bee was increasingly bullying it. According to veteran beekeeper Arnold Grech, who has been rearing bees for the past 65 years, the Maltese bee has been under threat...

  • Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber will be representing Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May after winning the national contest held at Malta Shipbuilding. Amber sung the song Warrior which obtained maximum points from all five judges and televoting. The...

  • Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    The Quaterno+Jackpot of €340,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said this evening. The ticket was purchased from Qormi, it said.

  • Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Conchita Wurst’s advice to Malta’s Eurovision winner tonight is simple: “Sit back and enjoy the moment,” she said this afternoon when addressing a press conference soon after her arrival. Last year’s winner in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita...

  • Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was passenger in crashed with a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo  by an 18-year-old man. Both men are also...

  • L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched l-Istrina in Gozo. For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a...

  • Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr...

  • Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Jonathan Felice, 25, was this afternoon jailed nine years after jurors found him guilty of breaking into the home of an elderly woman and slightly injuring her. Mr Felice committed the crime in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along...

  • Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two car drivers were hospitalised following a collision near Paola Hill roundabout this afternoon. Their condition is not yet known. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul's Bay and a Toyota Yaris...

  • No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No one carrying a weapon will be allowed in Parliament, according to a letter sent to all Members of Parliament by the Clerk of the House. In the letter, clerk Raymond Scicluna wrote that the Speaker asked him to advise members that, as from...

  • Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    The fuel depot in Birzebbuga is to be shut down as part of a project to regenerate the south, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this morning. Speaking during one of the series of post-Budget meetings organised by the individual ministries as part...