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  • Uncle made violent sexual advances towards niece

    Uncle made violent sexual advances towards niece

    An uncle who admitted making sexual advances towards his niece was today given a suspended jail term and placed under a supervision order by a magistrate's court. The man in his forties, who resides in Senglea, admitted to attempting a violent...

  • Suspicious package in Xagħra was a false alarm

    Suspicious package in Xagħra was a false alarm

    Updated 1.58pm A suspicious package reported on a Xagħra street was a false alarm, police said this afternoon.  Army bomb disposal experts and police officials had been dispatched to Triq il-Knisja in the Gozitan town following reports of a...

  • San Ġwann youth awarded for development work in Kenya

    San Ġwann youth awarded for development work in Kenya

    A 25-year-old San Ġwann man who set up a Catholic development NGO to help develop living facilities for disadvantaged youth in Kenya has been named the Kerygma Movement's Youth of the Year.  James Borg Cumbo was moved to set up Karibu! Malta after...

  • Increase in foreign direct investment

    Increase in foreign direct investment

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in Malta in the first six months of last year went up by €1.9 billion, equivalent to an increase of €455.6 million over the corresponding flows in the previous year, the National Statistics Office said. It...

  • Birdlife claims illegal bird sales fuelled by finch trapping

    Birdlife claims illegal bird sales fuelled by finch trapping

    Updated 4.24pm - Added Agriculture secretariat statement An undercover operation conducted at the Sunday monti in Floriana and pet shops has uncovered “a racket” in the sale of birds used by trappers, Birdlife Malta said. The operation carried out...

  • Malta sees second-highest industrial production growth among EU states

    Malta sees second-highest industrial production growth among EU states

    Malta, together with Greece, experienced the second highest increases in industrial production last month (2.4%), following Croatia which registered an increase of 3.9%, Eurostat said. The statistical office of the European Union said that among...

  • Economic growth 'not cascading through the economy' - Mario de Marco

    Economic growth 'not cascading through the economy' - Mario de Marco

    The European Commission's economic winter forecast for Malta echoed the position adopted by the Nationalist Party over the past months, deputy leader Mario de Marco said this morning. The report, he said, pointed out that economic growth was...

  • Magħtab to get new planning policy as PA seeks public's opinion

    Magħtab to get new planning policy as PA seeks public's opinion

    A new planning strategy guidance for the Magħtab area has been issued for public consultation by the Planning Authority. The aim of the policy is “to better address the planning lacunas that exist in the Central Malta Local Plan for the Magħtab...

  • We need a national study on property, Church Commission insists

    We need a national study on property, Church Commission insists

    The Church Environment Commission (KA) this morning reiterated its call for a national study on property. In a position paper, it said such a study would go beyond interests pertaining to a particular section of Maltese society and would take into...

  • Let's stand up to government corruption, says Opposition leader

    Let's stand up to government corruption, says Opposition leader

    Updated with PL statement at noon Next Sunday’s national demonstration will be in the name of all people of good will, and not just Nationalists, Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil said. Addressing members of the party’s executive and...

  • Valentine’s Day romantics swear off porn... for a night

    Valentine’s Day romantics  swear off porn... for a night

    Valentine’s is meant to be about real-life romance, and it turns out for many Maltese it really is. Research shows we are less likely to watch pornography on the night. Popular porn website Pornhub told The Sunday Times of Malta that on the...

  • Task force proposes longer prison time for sport corruption

    Task force proposes longer prison time for sport corruption

    Athletes and club officials guilty of sport corruption may face up to five years in prison and interdiction from sporting events, a proposed law suggests. The penalties, which include a hefty fine running into thousands of euros, is harsher than...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Deniro Magri, a 27-year-old man, has been charged with the murder of Sylvester Farrugia last Sunday. The court heard that he opened fire on three people who had...

  • Doctors' association gives warning of industrial action

    Doctors' association gives warning of industrial action

    Notice of industrial action affecting all sectors of the medical profession has been given by the doctor's association, which gave until March 14 for pending issues to be resolved. The Medical Association of Malta said in a statement this morning...

  • After a decade in Malta, a man’s stability at risk

    After a decade in Malta, a man’s stability at risk

    A man whose dream to study medicine drove him out of Sudan 11 years ago, feels like all his efforts to survive and build a decent life will vanish come October. Mohammed Ahmed’s protection status is up for renewal in October, but the government...

  • 2,447 cases of pickpocketing last year

    2,447 cases of pickpocketing last year

    2,447 cases of pickpocketing were reported to the police last year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said this evening. Answering a question in parliament by Anthony Agius Decelis (PL), Mr Abela said that there were 1,268 cases of stolen credit...

  • 14 persons still reported missing

    14 persons still reported missing

    Fourteen persons who were reported missing last year are still missing, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela told Labour MP Anthony Agius decelis in reply to a parliamentary question. The police handled 837 missing person reports last year. 602...

  • Chris Cardona sues In-Nazzjon

    Chris Cardona sues In-Nazzjon

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona has sued In-Nazzjon and its reporter Mario Frendo over an article printed on February 4 in connection with claims that the minister had visited a brothel while on an official visit to Germany. The ministry said that...

  • Nationalist MP's claims contradicted in court - PL

    Sworn testimony in court by George Farrugia, the man at the heart of the oil procurement scandal, contradicted claims by Nationalist MP Claudio Grech that they had never met him, the Labour Party said today. Mr Farrugia had been given a pardon by...

  • Man, 19, arrested while trafficking drugs

    Man, 19, arrested while trafficking drugs

    A 19-year-old man from Marsa has been arrested for drugs possession and trafficking. The police said the arrest was made by the Drug Squad near the Marsa racetrack after days of observation. He was found in possession of heroin and cocaine which...