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  • Former police officer had rights breached

    Former police officer had rights breached

    A former police officer serving a 16-year jail term over drug trafficking has been awarded €1,000 in compensation after a judge found that he had not been given the right to remain silent before he was interrogated. Mr Justice Silvio Meli found...

  • Tobruk PM aspiring to sign agreement with Libya's rival government tomorrow

    Tobruk PM aspiring to sign agreement with Libya's rival government tomorrow

    Internationally recognised Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni is “aspiring” to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Tripoli government in Morocco tomorrow. Speaking during a press conference after a quick meeting with Prime...

  • Minister's driver shooting incident: former police chief insists there was no cover up

    Minister's driver shooting incident: former police chief insists there was no cover up

    Former acting police commissioner Ray Zammit told a magistrate this afternoon that he had not been immediately told that former police constable Paul Sheehan had fired shots at a car and actually hit it.  "When I spoke to him he told me he had...

  • Prosecution requests media ban on rape claim challenge

    Prosecution requests media ban on rape claim challenge

    The court case involving a Dutchman accused of raping his ex-girlfriend at the same time that she emailed him sexy photographs of her naked body will probably continue behind closed doors after the police claimed that the case could offend public...

  • MIH announces €20m bond issue

    Mediterranean Investments Holding has announced a €20 million 5.5% bond issue guaranteed by Corinthia Palace Hotel Company with a nominal value of €100 per Bond, issued at par. The company will also be redeeming the €20 million 7.5% Mediterranean...

  • Heirs of traffic accident victim get €143K payout

    Heirs of traffic accident victim get €143K payout

    A court has ordered a €143,000 payout for the heirs of an 18-year-old woman who lost her life in a traffic accident on the Coast Road in 2010.  Yana Xerri was in a car driven by her boyfriend, Clint Xuereb, when he lost control and slammed into a...

  • Inquiry called as Hungarian man spat at, slapped, then held by police, as he tried to control bus terminus queue

    Inquiry called as Hungarian man spat at, slapped, then held by police, as he tried to control bus terminus queue

    A Hungarian student who was trying to put some order in a chaotic queue of about 200 people waiting to register and top up their tallinja card at the Valletta terminus, ended up the victim of a racist attack. Daboma Jack, a chemical engineer from...

  • Swieqi council has electricity cut off

    The Swieqi local council and police station have been running on a generator for a week after the electricity was disconnected because of a pending bill of over €20,000. Swieqi deputy mayor Justin Fenech confirmed that the electricity at the...

  • University licences 'not for sale' Education Minister says

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today that ‘no one will buy a licence’ to operate a university in Malta and he would not allow a reduction of standards. He was speaking at the conclusion of a seminar on a quality assurance framework for...

  • Video - Chaos at Valletta terminus as bus card debuts, but bus company says it is 'generally satisfied'

    Video - Chaos at Valletta terminus as bus card debuts, but bus company says it is 'generally satisfied'

    Chaos reigned at the Valletta bus terminus this morning as the tallinja card debut flopped, with people waiting in the queue to top up their card for more than two hours and people fainting with the heat. Tempers flared and the police had...

  • Criminals can buy weapons at auction, policemen cannot - Association

    Criminals can buy weapons at auction, policemen cannot - Association

    The Police Association has sued the Commissioner of Police and the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs after they banned public officers from taking part in an auction of police weapons and vehicles. The association said the ban is...

  • BOV: Michael Falzon's early retirement sum was meant to avoid conflict of interest

    BOV: Michael Falzon's early retirement sum was meant to avoid conflict of interest

    The unique €260,000 early retirement package that Bank of Valletta granted Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon was “a hybrid solution to cater for the unique circumstances involved in the case”, the bank said. Bank of Valletta said its main aim...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press: Times of Malta reports how Greece defaulting on its IMF debt. It also focuses on court proceedings involving Mark Gaffarena and the controversial expropriation of his property...

  • Pictures - EU allocates €39m for new Marsa Addolorata junction

    Pictures - EU allocates €39m for new Marsa Addolorata junction

    Malta has been allocated €39m by the EU for Phase I of the upgrading of the TEN-T road network at the Marsa junction. The grant is part of funds under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).  Works are expected to start in 2017 following the works...

  • Greece defaults on IMF payment despite last-minute overtures to creditors

    Greece defaults on IMF payment despite last-minute overtures to creditors

    Greece's last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. The IMF confirmed that Greece had...

  • Gaffarena court case ‘abuse of judicial system’

    Gaffarena court case ‘abuse of judicial system’

    Mark Gaffarena’s request for the court to stop a family from selling their part of a Valletta property, at the centre of a controversial expropriation, to third parties was an “abuse of the judicial system”, the family’s lawyer said...

  • ODZ clauses are cosmetic

    Two new clauses within the Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (SPED) have rendered any improvements made to the protection of outside development zones “purely cosmetic”, according to Din l-Art Ħelwa. The NGO has written to the...

  • Welshman’s human rights not violated

    Welshman’s human rights not violated

    Welshman Daniel Holmes’s human rights were not violated when he was kept in preventive custody on theft charges, a Constitutional Court has ruled. Mr Holmes, who is serving time for cultivating cannabis, filed a constitutional application against...

  • ‘I never interfered in fuel purchases’ – Austin Gatt

    ‘I never interfered in fuel purchases’ – Austin Gatt

    Former minister Austin Gatt yesterday testified that he had never interfered in the oil procurement process and he had never spoken to anyone in the Enemalta tendering committee. “I learnt this lesson from [former prime minister] Eddie Fenech Adami.

  • Roaming fees in EU to be eliminated by 2017

    Roaming fees in EU to be eliminated by 2017

    Mobile phone roaming fees will be eliminated across the EU by June 2017, following an agreement between the European Parliament and Council. Under the agreement, which followed 12 hours of negotiation in the early hours of yesterday morning,...