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  • Mistake for Air Malta to stop Frankfurt route - PN

    Mistake for Air Malta to stop Frankfurt route - PN

    Updated 1.15pm with government reply Air Malta's decision to stop flying to Frankfurt was a major concern, the Nationalist Party said this morning. Frankfurt was one of the main European hubs and an important source for operators, said PN...

  • Money laundering action should not infringe taxation rights - Metsola

    Money laundering action should not infringe taxation rights - Metsola

    Action against money laundering must not be used as an excuse to extend EU competencies on taxation, MEP Roberta Metsola has warned.  “When it comes to money laundering, there is no doubt of the need and urgency to tackle it. But it is also clear...

  • Muscat lays flowers on Raymond Caruana's grave

    Muscat lays flowers on Raymond Caruana's grave

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat last night visited the grave of Raymond Caruana, the young Nationalist activist gunned down 30 years ago.  The Prime Minister placed flowers at the foot of the grave in memory of Caruana, then 27, who was killed on the...

  • Paceville plan seeks economic gain over public well-being - Church

    Paceville plan seeks economic gain over public well-being - Church

    The Paceville masterplan's target is motivated by unbridled development aimed at maximising economic gain over and above the well-being of the public, the Church's Environment Commission said this morning. "It seems some developers still prefer...

  • Local newspapers in review

    Local newspapers in review

    These are the main stories reported by Malta's newspapers this morning: Times of Malta says that the CEO of the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools, Philip Rizzo, stepped down from office and accused Education Minister Evarist Bartolo of trying to...

  • Evarist Bartolo: Philip Rizzo is lying

    Evarist Bartolo: Philip Rizzo is lying

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo this morning accused the CEO of the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools, Philip Rizzo, of lying, amid claims that the minister tried to dissuade him from reporting claims of fraud and corruption against his...

  • Expired medication inquiry asks for extension

    Expired medication inquiry asks for extension

    The board of inquiry investigating the use of expired medication at Mater Dei Hospital has asked for a two-week extension, Times of Malta is informed. The Health Ministry ordered the inquiry after the news organisation reported that expired...

  • Eddie Fenech Adami's speeches in turbulent 1980s 'driven by values'

    Eddie Fenech Adami's speeches in turbulent 1980s 'driven by values'

    Former Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami’s speeches during the turbulent 1980s showed an approach driven by values, according to an IT expert's analysis. Gege Gatt, who worked on a new website that documents Dr Fenech Adami’s leadership during the...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

  • Prime Minister in telephone conversation with US vice-President elect

    Prime Minister in telephone conversation with US vice-President elect

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening had a telephone conversation with US vice-President elect Mike Pence. The Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes to the President and the vice-President elect. The two discussed bilateral relations...

  • Firm set up by GWU running government jobless scheme

    Firm set up by GWU running government jobless scheme

    The General Workers’ Union is refusing to explain the relationship between a foundation it set up to administer a multi-million government jobless scheme and District Operations Ltd – a new commercial company it set up in the same days as the...

  • Philip Rizzo's resignation 'received and accepted'

    Philip Rizzo's resignation 'received and accepted'

    Philip Rizzo's resignation as CEO of the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools has been received and accepted, the Education Ministry said today. It said the minister had also requested the investigation of claims made by Mr Rizzo. Malta...

  • Bogdanovich release: No outside interference but decision lacked sensitivity, inquiry concludes

    Bogdanovich release: No outside interference but decision lacked sensitivity, inquiry concludes

    The granting of police bail to former Malta International Daniel Bogdanovich was not due to any outside interference, an inquiry concluded as it noted the lack of sensitivity of the decision. The inquiry, led by retired Brigadier Carmel Vassallo,...

  • Human trafficker spared jail on appeal

    Human trafficker spared jail on appeal

    A family man convicted in November 2013 of human trafficking and condemned to a jail term of 30 months, must have breathed a sigh of relief when a court of appeal converted the punishment to a suspended sentence and a fine of €5,000. Djillali...

  • Snatch and run suspects remanded in custody

    Snatch and run suspects remanded in custody

    Two unemployed men from Qormi were today charged separately with of their involvement in two snatch and run incidents targeting elderly in their hometown on two separate occasions last month. Tristan Falzon, 34, and Roderick Stanyer, 30, were...

  • Man charged with theft of fuel remanded to Mount Carmel

    Man charged with theft of fuel remanded to Mount Carmel

    A 38-year-old man from Żabbar with serious drug problems was remanded in custody today after facing several charges related to a string of aggravated thefts committed in the early hours of November 24 in various locations in the southern part of...

  • Prime Minister pays tribute to Comm. Joseph Howard

    Prime Minister pays tribute to Comm. Joseph Howard

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today paid tribute to Malta's first Prime Minister under the Colonial government, Commendatore Joseph Howard (1862-1925). Comm. Howard was elected as member to the Council of Government after being nominated by the...

  • One in four motions filed in past 30 years tabled by Opposition - minister

    One in four motions filed in past 30 years tabled by Opposition - minister

    A fourth of the motions of no confidence filed against rulings given by the Speaker in the past 30 years had been tabled by the Opposition in the past four years. This was stated by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici today shortly after the Opposition...

  • No migrant children being deported - minister

    No migrant children being deported - minister

    Updated at 2.30pm with statement from Office of the Commissioner for Children No Malta-born Eritrean children are among the group of “failed” asylum seekers due to be repatriated, Home Affair Minister Carmelo Abela said this morning. Moreover, he...

  • Viewers in Malta spend two hours daily watching TV

    Viewers in Malta spend two hours daily watching TV

    TV viewers in Malta spend almost two hours daily watching television, up 10 minutes from the previous assessment, figures released by the Broadcasting Authority show.  The latest survey reveals that the average amount of hours that TV viewers...