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Authority seeks information on unsafe work location

Authority seeks information on unsafe work location

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) has requested information from the public about the location where a video was taken, showing a person working in an unsafe manner on a plank. The video was posted on facebook but subsequently removed, the authority said. The authority said he had written to the person who uploaded the video requesting...

  • Former port workers eye pension deal

    Former port workers eye pension deal

    For the past 15 years, Joseph Caruana, 79, has been fighting to receive a gratuity from a pension fund he contributed to when he was a port worker and is glad he may finally reap the benefits of his efforts. The General Workers’ Union yesterday...

  • Man stabbed in Sliema

    A robber armed with a knife targeted three people late on Wednesday night and injured two of them, although he twice encountered resistance. The first mugging took place in Graham Street, Sliema, at around 8pm, when a couple heard someone knocking...

  • ‘Most hunters’ could identify a cuckoo

    ‘Most hunters’ could identify a cuckoo

    A responsible hunter would not have made the “mistake” of illegally shooting a protected cuckoo and would not have fired unless he was certain he had correctly identified the bird, according to a representative of the hunting community. “On...

  • Lapwing shooting is the second illegality in as many days

    Lapwing shooting is the second illegality in as many days

    The second recorded hunting illegality in as many days occurred yesterday when a lapwing was shot in Bengħajsa, Birżebbuġa, leading to the hunter being sentenced to three months’ imprisonment and his shotgun confiscated. Shaun Demicoli, 37, of...

  • PM: wait for pattern

    The spring hunting season would be suspended after a pattern of illegalities and not at the first reports, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday. Dr Muscat told Times of Malta he was not averse to closing the season and had done so in the...

  • Former hospital to house elderly

    Former hospital to house elderly

    The closed Isolation Hospital in Mtarfa has been earmarked for a home for the elderly to be run by the private sector. The government-owned property is one of four that form part of a project aimed at getting the private sector to restore the...

  • Great Siege events for exploration of history

    A series of events marking the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta kicks off next month, allowing the public to explore the life and times of key figures and moments from the historic event. The Great Siege started in May 1565, when the...

  • Sharp fall in number of births over last 20 years

    Sharp fall in number of births over last 20 years

    Twenty years ago there were 82,000 children under 15 in Malta – and now there are just 61,000. This sharp drop in the number of births emerged from statistics just issued by Eurostat comparing child populations among EU member states. Malta’s...

  • Half of work-related deaths in construction

    Half of work-related deaths in construction

    Recent statistics show that the seven foreign nationals who died as a result of work-related accidents between 2007 and 2014 all worked in construction, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Authority. The authority noted that, according...

  • Jailed for assaulting bus driver

    A man was yesterday sentenced to 21 months in jail for assaulting a bus driver. Mark Lawrence Rizzo, 50, from Fgura, was convicted of assaulting John Abdilla in Paola on November 19, 2011 while he was driving his Ford Escort. The car and bus...

  • A rainbow zebra crossing for Gozo

    A rainbow zebra crossing for Gozo

    A zebra crossing on Triq Fortunato Mizzi in Victoria was given a facelift yesterday and painted in the rainbow colours to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This is the second such crossing to have been created,...

  • Here comes the summer sun. . .

    Here comes the summer sun. . .

    Where did spring go? Summer beckoned for this tourist, who made the most of the warm weather and lapped up the sun at Golden Bay as the temperatures this week soared to summer levels.

  • Correction

    Times of Malta yesterday mistakenly used a photo of former Fgura mayor Anthony DeGiovanni to accompany a story titled ‘Claim of bad blood is rejected, worker paid’. The photo should have been of Industrial Tribunal chairman Antoine DeGiovanni. We...

  • Tourist injured in Comino

    Tourist injured in Comino

    A tourist was airlifted to hospital in Malta this afternoon after falling on rocks and injuring himself, the AFM said. The tourist, a middle-aged man, was given first aid before being transferred to Malta for further treatment. 

  • Government hails record low inflation, drop in fuel prices

    The government noted today that inflation in Malta in March was the lowest since the harmonized index of consumer prices started being compiled by the National Statistics Office. The rate was 0.6% whereas under the former government the annual...

  • Prisoner injured

    The authorities are investigating a case where a prisoner was injured at Corradino Prisons earlier today. The Prisons in a statement said officials intervened on time and the man was given medical treatment and moved to Mt Carmel Hospital forensic...

  • AD insists referendum law must not be touched

    Alternattiva Demokratika insisted today that the Referanda Act must not be touched, despite calls from the hunters' movement. In a statement, AD chairman Arnold Cassola thanked all those who voted in the spring hunting referendum and all those who...

  • Teenager denies seriously injuring pedestrian with motorised bike

    Teenager denies seriously injuring pedestrian with motorised bike

    A 19-year-old from Mosta this afternoon denied seriously injuring an elderly pedestrian who he hit with his motorised bike as he was crossing the road. Inspector Pricilla Caruana told Magistrate Antonio Vella that Ezekiel Xuereb ran over Oscar...

  • Road rage incident lands driver in prison

    Road rage incident lands driver in prison

    A man with a colourful criminal history was today jailed for 21 months after a road rage incident in 2011 during which he assaulted a bus driver and smashed the bus windscreen . Mark Lawrence Rizzo, 50, from Fgura, was found guilty of assaulting...

  • Hunter sentenced to three months in jail - 'did not know' that lapwing cannot be hunted in spring

    Hunter sentenced to three months in jail - 'did not know' that lapwing cannot be hunted in spring

    Updated 6.08pm - Shaun Demicoli, 37 of Birzebbuga was sentenced to three months imprisonment and had his shotgun confiscated this afternoon after he admitted to shooting and injuring a lapwing bird early this morning. He also admitted breaching...