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  • Researchers night at Science in the City

    Researchers night at Science in the City

    It is European Researchers’ Night festival at Science in the City in Valletta this evening. The festival, which ends at midnight, was organised by the University, its Research Trust, the Malta Chamber of Scientists and many partners. The event...

  • Philip Micallef appointed new Air Malta CEO

    Philip Micallef appointed new Air Malta CEO

    Philip Micallef has been appointed Air Malta’s chief executive officer with effect from October 13. Chairwoman Maria Micallef said Mr Micallef had all the qualities and experience required to take this company forward. The board, she said, was...

  • Greens have problem with Karmenu Vella's portfolio

    Greens have problem with Karmenu Vella's portfolio

    The European Greens have warned European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker they cannot support the proposed Commission unless certain changes they were requesting were implemented. One of the problems they highlight in their letter is...

  • Updated: Government not utilising EU funds - PN

    (Adds government's reply) The government is not yet in a position to start investing the €1.12 billion of European funds allocated to Malta for 2014-2020, opposition spokeswoman for European Affairs Marthese Portelli said today. Addressing a news...

  • PM meets US President

    PM meets US President

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Mrs Michelle Muscat today met US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Dr Muscat is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly...

  • Journalists' institute pays tribute to Net TV cameraman

    Journalists' institute pays tribute to Net TV cameraman

    The Institute of Maltese Jounalists today paid tribute to Net TV cameraman David Chircop, who died this morning, aged 41. The institute said Mr Chircop was an example of professionalism in journalism, bringing to the Maltese and Gozitan public the...

  • Birdlife asks Karmenu Vella for clear answers on Birds Directive

    Birdlife asks Karmenu Vella for clear answers on Birds Directive

    European Commissioner designate for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, has been requested by BirdLife to give clear and unequivocal answers to questions about the Birds Directive and how he would deal with how it was...

  • Gozitan woman cleared of attempting to bribe social workers

    Gozitan woman cleared of attempting to bribe social workers

    A Gozitan woman has been cleared of attempting to bribe social workers during a separation case. Maria Georgette Spiteri Gambin, 42, from Ghasri, had been charged with attempting to bribe two social workers in November and December 2010. Police...

  • Airport expansion to affect landscape and heritage

    Airport expansion to affect landscape and heritage

    The proposed expansion of the Malta International Airport will have a major impact on the landscape and may lead to the possible loss of cultural heritage, according to the Environment Impact Assessment. The development application under...

  • Woman injured in traffic accident

    Woman injured in traffic accident

    A 35-year-old woman from Birkirkara has been hospitalised after the car she was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a van at it-Telgha t'Alla u Ommu in Naxxar at 1pm. The woman had to be taken out of the car by members of the Civil...

  • Man jailed for possession of cocaine

    Man jailed for possession of cocaine

    A man has been jailed for a total of 22-and-a-half months after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine in circumstances denoting it was not for his personal use. Apart from 18 months in jail for this crime, Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras...

  • Justice Ministry receives 48 cases under Whistleblower Act

    Justice Ministry receives 48 cases under Whistleblower Act

    A total of 48 cases including a handful related to the smart meter scandal were deemed serious enough and merited a follow-up under the Whistleblower Act. However, this number only includes cases reported to the Justice Ministry since...

  • Josef Bugeja is GWU general secretary designate

    Josef Bugeja has been appointed general secretary designate of the General Workers Union. His was the only nomination received for the post by closing time. Mr Bugeja was nominated by current general secretary Tony Zarb and seconded by president...

  • Din l-Art Helwa says protection of foreshore must continue in new Structure Plan

    Din l-Art Helwa this morning commended the planning authority's unanimous decision refusing applications from two Sliema hotels to develop stretches of rocky foreshore into beach concessions and lidos. It welcomed Mepa’s adherence to the current...

  • Special Gozo Channel trip for Notte Bianca

    Gozo Channel will be operating a special trip to the Valletta Waterfront and back on October 4 for Notte Bianca. The company said in a statement departure from Mgarr, Gozo will be at 5.30pm and from Valletta Waterfront at 1am. Notte Bianca tickets...

  • Former Sliema councillors acquitted of misappropriating, damaging council laptops

    Former Sliema councillors acquitted of misappropriating, damaging council laptops

    Two Sliema councillors were this morning cleared of misappropriating and damaging council laptops after a court found that the prosecution had failed to prove its case or that the removal of their hard drives had led to their impairment. Former...

  • 17 investors collect White Rocks project expression of interest

    17 investors collect White Rocks project expression of interest

    A total of 17 investors have collected the international expression of interest, issued by the government for the design, construction and operation of White Rocks Malta. The investors collected the document from the Privatisation Unit against a...

  • Hunters federation appeals for calm, cooperation

    Hunters federation appeals for calm, cooperation

    The hunters federation this morning appealed to its members for “calmness and cooperation” as it said it understood its members' hurt. In a statement, the FKNK said its judicial protest regarding the closure of the hunting season would be followed...

  • Deficit up 6.6%

    Deficit up 6.6%

    The government’s deficit between January and August amounted to €209.9 million, €13 million more than in the same period last year. Recurrent revenue registered an increase of €149 million, offset by higher expenditure of €162 million when...

  • Attempt to steal from homeless man as he slept on bus stop

    Attempt to steal from homeless man as he slept on bus stop

    A Somali man has been conditionally discharged for two years after admitting to attempting to steal from a homeless man as he slept on a bus stop on the Sliema front. 32-year-old Abdi Ahmed Ali was seen by police rummaging through the man's...