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  • Malta, Turkey sign maritime agreement

    A maritime agreement was signed today between Transport Minister Joe Mizzi and his Turkish Lutfi Elvan, who is in Malta on an official visit. The agreement aims to give new impetus to the existing cooperation while creating a comprehensive...

  • SDM stresses importance of holistic sexual education from young age

    Rather than simply calling for a lower sexual age of consent, student organisation SDM this evening called for conformity in legislation. In a statement, it noted the country’s positive development in the past few years, especially when tackling...

  • Paul Abela confirmed GRTU president

    Paul Abela has been confirmed GRTU President for this year. Its six vice-presidents are: Policy and Strategy Philip Fenech Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Business Consultancy Services Finance and Administration Marcel...

  • Gonzi vents frustration at PAC's line of questioning, tables e-mail refusing to meet the Farrugias over tender

    Gonzi vents frustration at PAC's line of questioning, tables e-mail refusing to meet the Farrugias over tender

    Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this evening vented his frustration at the line of questioning by government MPs on the Public Accounts Committee. Dr Gonzi insisted the persistent questioning on his presumed familiarity with George Farrugia's...

  • Fewer people registering for employment

    The number of people registering for employment in December stood at 6,287, compared to 7,401 in the same month in 2013, the National Statistics Office said. The NSO said that data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation showed that...

  • Opposition welcomes European Central Bank's quantitive easing exercise

    The Opposition this evening welcomed the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing exercise, announced yesterday following a meeting of the governing council. Through the programme, the ECB would buy government bonds between this March and the...

  • Fitch downgrades Malta's Fimbank to BB-, outlook stable

    Fitch downgrades Malta's Fimbank to BB-, outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded Malta-based Fimbank (FIM) long-term issuer default rating (IDR) to 'BB-' from 'BB', with a stable outlook, and viability rating (VR) to 'bb-' from 'bb'. At the same time, Fitch affirmed the bank's short-term IDR at...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - January 23

    Editor's choice of your photos - January 23

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • 102 submissions on amendments to cultural heritage law received

    A total of 102 submissions have been received as part of a consultation process on amendments to modernise and improve the law on cultural heritage, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said. The submissions, he said this morning, included an interesting...

  • Nationalist Party invites public to take part in workshops

    The Nationalist Party is inviting the public to take part in workshops being held this year within its policy forums. The workshops are part of a process the party’s policy forums are going through as part of the PN’s policy renewal. The workshops...

  • Malta International Airport forecasting two per cent growth

    Malta International Airport forecasting two per cent growth

    Malta International Airport expects to host some 4.4 million passengers this year, forecasting a two per cent growth over last year which was a record year for the airport. The growth is the result of further capacity being deployed to Malta from...

  • Man steals sister's jewellery

    Man steals sister's jewellery

    A construction worker who stole his sister's jewellery after having been invited to her house was this afternoon handed a suspended sentence. Dennis Galea, 32, from Rabat, pleaded guilty to stealing €1,500 worth of jewellery on Tuesday from the...

  • Museum manager misappropriates €7,000

    Museum manager misappropriates €7,000

    The manager of Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna's Malta At War museum in Vittoriosa this afternoon admitted to misappropriation and theft of visitors' proceeds. The court heard the man resorted to this to rake in extra cash because he could not make ends...

  • Dane poses as doctor to touch women

    Dane poses as doctor to touch women

    A man who posed as a doctor and was examining women at Mater Dei Hospital was this afternoon handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to the charges brought against him. Michael Camilo Precht, 25, born in Colombia but who was brought up...

  • Patient claims misdiagnosis, requests compensation

    Patient claims misdiagnosis, requests compensation

    A 20-year-old woman has filed a judicial protest against St James and Mater Dei hospitals claiming compensation after she had been "negligently misdiagnosed" and this almost claimed her life. She had spent some time in critical condition after a...

  • Speaker expresses condolences on death of Saudi King

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia has written to his Saudi counterpart Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Seikh expressing his deepest sorrow on the passing away of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Mr Speaker conveyed his condolences to the Speaker,...

  • Fifth of single parents caring for ill or disabled child

    Fifth of single parents caring for ill or disabled child

    Over one in every five single parents are caring for a child who has a long term illness or disability, according to a new study released this morning. Entitled Improving the Quality of Life of Lone Parents in Malta, the study sought to gain a...

  • Don’t be a victim of the cyber scammers

    Don’t be a victim of the cyber scammers

    Every year at least two victims of internet fraud lose their lifesavings, according to the head of the police cybercrime unit. He warned that scammers keep upping their game, hiding behind large company names such as Maltco and Microsoft. “We come...

  • Air Malta cabin crew vote to end 'baguette' dispute

    Air Malta cabin crew vote to end 'baguette' dispute

    Air Malta cabin crew have decided in a vote to end their 'baguette' industrial dispute with the airline, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said this morning. The union had ordered its members not to sell food and snacks on board flights after...

  • Man who stole soft toys and trophies given lifeline

    Man who stole soft toys and trophies given lifeline

    A 25-year-old man from Fgura who had a turbulent adolescence, was negatively affected by bad company and has since abandoned the criminal life has been given a lifeline by a magistrate who found him guilty of robbing his hometown's girl...