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  • Winners of the word game

    Winners of the word game

    Josephine Camilleri of Victoria and Joseph Manicolo of Luqa won the last word-game series. Ms Camilleri won a Braun Silk-Epil Epilator, while Mr Manicolo – represented by his wife Andreana – was given a Braun Cool Tec 2s by Braun brand manager...

  • ‘Cuts can be financed despite delay at plant’

    ‘Cuts can be financed despite delay at plant’

    Electrogas will pay the €30 million originally due as an upfront payment over a 12-month period starting this year, according to the Energy Minister. Konrad Mizzi said the payment by the company that has to build a gas power station would help...

  • Pullicino, Mizzi trade barbs on solar contract

    George Pullicino has asked the police to investigate a solar energy contract awarded during the time he was minister, after Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi alleged wrongdoing. This call followed a similar request for a police investigation made by...

  • EU’s Triton mission is lacking resources

    EU’s Triton mission is lacking resources

    The new anti-migration EU mission has not attracted the necessary resources from member states, Times of Malta is informed. Despite the fact that the mission, codenamed Triton, is scheduled to start on November 1, sources close to Frontex – the...

  • Mechanic: I did not defile girl

    A 30-year-old mechanic, who gives dance lessons as a hobby, was yesterday charged with defiling a 13-year-old dance student and participating in sexual acts with her. Magistrate Giovanni Grixti heard Warren Muscat, from Senglea, plead not guilty...

  • Father lied about crash

    A man was yesterday conditionally discharged for 18 months after falsely claiming he was driving a car to protect his son after an accident. Magistrate Doreen Clarke heard George Falzon, 55, from Qormi, admit he gave false information to the...

  • PN’s first convention

    The Opposition will accept suggestions from the public at its first convention this weekend, general secretary Chris Said announced yesterday. The meetings, entitled Idea Malta, will invite opinions on party policy and direction on issues as part...

  • Dead body in Qormi

    A man’s badly decomposed body was found in Triq Ħal Luqa, Qormi, yesterday. It is suspected to be that of Francis Cauchi, who was reported missing on September 11. The police were investigating last night.

  • Mysterious smell only hit two classrooms at college

    Mysterious smell only hit two classrooms at college

    The nauseating smell that caused a class of Form 2 students at Sacred Heart College to fall ill probably resulted from newly painted walls of the school but strangely enough did not cause other students any problems, according to the Environmental...

  • Stone firm shifts blame for delayed Parliament back on Italian business

    Stone firm shifts blame for delayed Parliament back on Italian business

    The Gozitan subcontractor supplying stone to the Italian company responsible for works on the new Parliament “strongly denies” it is responsible for delays in the completion of the building. Q Stone Ltd filed a counter protest against Cff...

  • Man, 51, held over stabbing; second critical after a ‘crash’

    A 51-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with a late night stabbing in Cospicua in which a 30-year-old was seriously injured. The police believe the two men, both of Cospicua, were involved in an argument at a residence and a fight...

  • Pasmore’s art to go on show at Central Bank

    Pasmore’s art to go on show at Central Bank

    Artworks by Victor Pasmore, one of the 20th century’s leading abstract painters, will be permanently on display at the Central Bank of Malta. This will be the first gallery dedicated to a changing selection of the artist’s personal collection and...

  • Jesuits welcome Budget move but warn unemployed are not all lazy

    Not all those out of work and dependent on social benefits were lazy, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice said. Welcoming the government’s objective in the pre-Budget document to create opportunities while discouraging dependencies, the centre...

  • Doctors: union’s directive is illegal

    A union directive ordering nurses not to prepare covering letters for the provision of certain medicines was “abusive, irresponsible and illegal”, doctors complained in a judicial protest. The Medical Association of Malta, which represents...

  • Ebola: is Malta ready?

    Ebola: is Malta ready?

    The number of confirmed Ebola cases across West Africa is growing at an alarming rate. What measures are being taken to stop the virus from reaching our shores – and is Malta even ready to deal with the deadly disease? Monitoring committee: At the...

  • ‘Training is needed to aid victims of violence’

    ‘Training is needed to aid victims of violence’

    Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg is calling for more specialised training for people working among migrants to be able to spot victims of sexual violence. “The people who first come into contact with migrants must be trained to spot victims of...

  • ‘Egrets shot on Gozo’

    A British tourist residing in Gozo reported seeing two hunters gunning down two little egrets at Xatt l-Aħmar, in Għajnsielem, on Monday. Anne Hunt said she and her husband were enjoying watching four little egrets that perched themselves on top...

  • Moas saves 274 people

    The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (Moas) rescued 274 people, including 200 Syrians, from a 15-metre wooden boat in distress on Monday. The MY Phoenix, the 40-metre vessel used by Moas, was directed to the migrant boat by Rome’s maritime rescue...

  • Gonzi hits out at claim

    Ex-prime minister Lawrence Gonzi yesterday denied he was ever in possession of documents that spoke of corruption in fuel procurement. He was reacting to comments made in Parliament by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo. Dr Gonzi insisted he had...

  • ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    The Nationalist Party had made a clear declaration on television that it would raise the retirement age to 66 and increase the NI contribution for employers and employees, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia told Parliament last...