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  • New gas power plant to miss another deadline as LNG tanker conversion is delayed

    New gas power plant to miss another deadline as LNG tanker conversion is delayed

    The new LNG power plant in Delimara being built by Electrogas has hit another snag and will not  be up and running by June as originally announced by the government. Sources close to the project confirmed the main reason for missing the second...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that most government MPs still want Konrad Mizzi to go. The newspaper also reports that the new gas power station is to miss another...

  • Most government MPs want Konrad Mizzi to go

    Most government MPs want Konrad Mizzi to go

    The “majority” of Labour MPs still want Konrad Mizzi to resign, according to members of the parliamentary group. Government MPs who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Sunday Times of Malta that the majority of them feel the Cabinet reshuffle...

  • Blaze of colour at fireworks festival

    Blaze of colour at fireworks festival

    The annual Malta Fireworks Festival organised by the Malta Tourism Authority ended in a blaze of colour at the Grand Harbour last night. The picture above was taken by Nicholas Grech. Hundreds of people watched the spectacle from many vantage...

  • Godfrey Farrugia says he will not go to Labour manifestation

    Godfrey Farrugia says he will not go to Labour manifestation

    Government whip and former health minister Godfrey Farrugia said he has no intention to go to the Labour Party manifestation in what appears to be a rift with the party. In a message on Facebook, Dr Farrugia said he intends staying home because he...

  • Bronze Age structures found at excavation site in Qormi

    Bronze Age structures found at excavation site in Qormi

    Civilisations dating to the Bronze Age have left their mark on a site in Qormi which is being excavated and could be turned into a retirement complex and sports facilities. The site, in the area known as Tal-Istabal off the Marsa park-and-ride...

  • Gas cylinder prices down to €14.50

    Gas cylinder prices down to €14.50

    The price of a regular 12 kg gas cylinder will be 50c cheaper from tomorrow and will sell at €14.50, the Office of the Prime Minister announced. In a statement, the OPM said consumers will be paying the cheapest price recorded over the last five...

  • Workers' rights charter to be distributed to households

      A workers' rights charter will be distributed to every Maltese household to explain in simple terms the rights and obligations at the place of work.  The charter, in Maltese and English, is a simplified version of the law focusing on the...

  • Mellieha block will clash with area’s 'uniqueness'

    Mellieha block will clash with area’s 'uniqueness'

    A seven-storey residential block would jar with the unique characteristics of Mellieħa, former mayor and Nationalist MP Robert Cutajar said yesterday. He was reacting to the news that the Planning Authority had approved the development of the...

  • Building to be pulled down to make way for Kappara project

    Building to be pulled down to make way for Kappara project

    A building will be demolished on Monday to make way for the widening of the road leading towards Kappara junction, Transport Malta said. The building in Triq il-Madonna tal-Ġebla, Gżira will be demolished between 9.30am and 1pm.   The demolition...

  • Muscat, Mizzi, Schembri giving the worst example - Busuttil

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri were giving the worst example to Maltese workers, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today.  What is happening to the country in the wake of the Panama Papers...

  • More than 10,000 downloads of tallinja app

    More than 10,000 downloads of tallinja app

    More than 10,000 customers have downloaded the new tallinja app since its launch on Tuesday. The main feature of the free app shows customers the number of minutes for the next bus. "The feedback we have received from our regular customers has...

  • Labour, PN trade accusations over De Marco, Dubai holiday

    Labour, PN trade accusations over De Marco, Dubai holiday

    Updated 3.30pm with PN reaction Parliamentary secretary for planning Deborah Schembri today accused Opposition leader Simon Busuttil of lying in order to cover up for deputy leader Mario de Marco. Addressing a PL press conference, Dr Schembri said...

  • Protected birds shot; 'problem far from over'

    Protected birds shot; 'problem far from over'

    BirdLife Malta collected two protected birds shot in the last few days of the spring hunting season, proving that the problem was "far from over". A protected bird (roller) was yesterday collected dead from a person who found it while walking in...

  • Malta discusses 'broader' cooperation with Azerbaijan

    Malta discusses 'broader' cooperation with Azerbaijan

    Malta's "broadening" cooperation with Azerbaijan was discussed during a visit to Baku by Foreign Minister George Vella. Dr Vella met with Azeri president Ilham Aliyev, among others. The two countries will be looking at expanding existing potential...

  • Cabinet reshuffle 'an insult to people's intelligence' - Civil Society Network

    Cabinet reshuffle 'an insult to people's intelligence' - Civil Society Network

    The Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle was nothing but “an insult to the intelligence of all Maltese people”, the Civil Society Network said this morning, insisting it was now more crucial than ever to hold next week’s peaceful protest. The...

  • Karmenu Vella urges government to impose moratorium on turtle doves

    Karmenu Vella urges government to impose moratorium on turtle doves

    European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has urged the Maltese government to consider a moratorium on spring hunting for the turtle dove, a move that cannot be imposed by Brussels. He was reacting to a call by the International Union for...

  • 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.

  • Evarist Bartolo rules himself out of PL deputy leader race

    Evarist Bartolo rules himself out of PL deputy leader race

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo has ruled himself out of the race for the Labour Party deputy leader for party affairs. In a post on Facebook this morning, Mr Bartolo said the best way for him to continue working for social justice and...

  • Marlene Farrugia to forge ahead with confidence motion against Konrad Mizzi

    Marlene Farrugia to forge ahead with confidence motion against Konrad Mizzi

    Independent MP Marlene Farrugia yesterday said she will be forging ahead with the no confidence motion she filed against Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi. “Konrad Mizzi is still part of Cabinet. The Prime Minister’s move is only a cosmetic...