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  • Amber out... but the Maltese vote was up

    Amber out... but the Maltese vote was up

    The early elimination of Amber may have reduced local interest in the Eurovision Song Contest but the number of Maltese who cast their votes on Saturday was still higher than last year, when Malta was present on the final night. This was also...

  • Disbarred lawyer is guilty of fraud on relative

    A man already barred from practising as a lawyer because of previous convictions has been handed a suspended jail term after being found guilty of defrauding his mother’s cousin of nearly €26,000 nine years ago. Reuben Micallef, a 41-year-old from...

  • ‘Fewer planes a step to closing Air Malta’

    ‘Fewer planes a step to closing Air Malta’

    Hoteliers have warned against any plans by Air Malta to reduce its fleet further. “We are completely against any further reduction in Air Malta’s fleet. From a commercial point of view, a reduction in the fleet doesn’t make sense,” Malta Hotels...

  • Ex-head of foundation demands withdrawal of claims

    The former chief executive of the Foundation for Medical Services, Brian St John, yesterday called for the withdrawal of allegations that he had hidden documents related to the construction of Mater Dei Hospital. Mr St John, now chief executive of...

  • Riddle of ‘politically restricted job’

    A call for applications for a job the government says is “politically restricted” has raised eyebrows among top civil servants who deem such a condition “strange”. The vacancy is for the post of senior manager, international affairs at the...

  • Gynaecology offer doctor to be probed

    The Medical Council will investigate an Italian gynaecologist who has been approaching women on Facebook offering check-ups for rock bottom prices. The council sent a one-line statement saying it took note of an article in The Sunday Times of...

  • Probation for trashing ex’s apartment

    A man who was on probation when he trashed his ex-girlfriend’s apartment after a break-up was yesterday placed on probation again. Marco Vassallo, 42, from Vittoriosa, pleaded guilty to threatening the woman in July 2013, causing her to fear that...

  • Dogs Trust is handing over

    After handling the national dog neutering campaign for six years, Dogs Trust will officially be passing on the reins to the SPCA on Sunday. The neutering campaign was launched in 2009 and, since then, over 14,000 dogs have been neutered. The...

  • Libyan businessmen to get temporary visas

    Libyan businessmen to get temporary visas

    The government has agreed to issue temporary visas to Libyan businessmen to travel to Malta to conduct business with their Maltese counterparts. This was revealed by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Anton Borg,...

  • Mepa ruled out Fort San Leonardu for university

    The planning authority dropped the idea of hosting the proposed American University at Fort San Leonardu when it carried out a preliminary assessment on two areas earmarked for the institution, partly because of vegetation needing protection and...

  • ‘Number out of work hits a new record low’

    At 5,566 persons registering for work, statistics just released for April show that Malta has now reached an all-time record low in unemployment, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo told Parliament yesterday when moving the financial estimates for...

  • Thousands of ODZ permits

    Since 1995 there have been 12,572 permits issued for development in outside development zones, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told Silvio Parnis and Anthony Agius Decelis (both PL) in reply to a number of parliamentary questions. He added that ODZ...

  • Disbarred lawyer gets suspended jail term for fraud

    Disbarred lawyer gets suspended jail term for fraud

    A man who has already been barred from practising as a lawyer because of previous convictions has been handed a suspended jail term after being found guilty of defrauding his mother’s cousin of nearly €26,000 nine years ago. Reuben Micallef, a...

  • 12,500 permits in ODZ areas since 1995

    12,500 permits in ODZ areas since 1995

    A total 12,572 permits have been issued for development in outside development zones since 1995, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. He told Labour MPs Silvio Parnis and Anthony Agius Decelis in reply to  parliamentary questions that...

  • Planning Authority assessment of sites for new university bypassed Fort San Leonardu

    Planning Authority assessment of sites for new university bypassed Fort San Leonardu

    The preliminary assessment carried out by the planning authority on two areas earmarked for possible development of the proposed new university bypassed Fort San Leonardu. This was due to a number of reasons, including vegetation in need of...

  • Chamber of Commerce proposing temporary Visa system for Libyan businessmen

    Chamber of Commerce proposing temporary Visa system for Libyan businessmen

    A temporary Visa system to enable Libyan businessmen to come to Malta for meetings with their Maltese counterparts is being proposed by the Chamber of Commerce. The government agreed to the proposal with some changes, which were being...

  • AFM airlifts injured fisherman to hospital

    AFM airlifts injured fisherman to hospital

    A Maltese fisherman was this afternoon airlifted to hospital by AFM rescuers after he was injured south west of Malta. The army said on Facebook they were asked to assist the fisherman late this afternoon and sent a helicopter on site. The patient...

  • Speaker cannot review Committee chairman's direction - ruling

    Speaker cannot review Committee chairman's direction - ruling

    Public Accounts Committee chairman Tonio Fenech should have allowed Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis to make his points during a committee meeting last week when he kept him from requesting a ruling from the Speaker. However, he could not, as...

  • Company holds financial firm responsible for €1.5 million deficit

    Company holds financial firm responsible for €1.5 million deficit

    A marketing company has filed a judicial protest against a financial services firm accusing it of breach of contract resulting in losses in excess of €1.5 million. In its protest, Yes Media Limited claimed that Insignia Cards Limited had...

  • Film-shooting in Triq id-Durumblat, Mosta

    Triq id-Durumblat, Mosta, will be closed this afternoon and during the night today and tomorrow for shooting of the film The Tempest, Transport  Malta said. Transport Malta  said the road will be closed from Triq il-Kumbu to Triq it-Torba  today...