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  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that migrants who risked losing their benefits unless they procured a passport from their country of origin will continue to enjoy the same rights after the...

  • Hunters wanted three weeks of hunting in April

    Hunters wanted three weeks of hunting in April

    The FKNK hunters' federation said last night that it had wanted the spring hunting season to cover three weeks in April and not the three weeks set by the Ornis committee and the government between March 25 and April 14. In a statement the...

  • Teacher’s conviction raised in parliament

    Teacher’s conviction raised in parliament

    The case of Dorianne Camilleri, the 34-year-old teacher who was sentenced to five years in jail for involuntarily killing a man and injuring his sister in a traffic accident in 2011, was raised in parliament this evening by Nationalist MP Antoine...

  • No injuries in two armed hold-ups

    No injuries in two armed hold-ups

    No one was injured in thefts from two separate shops this evening. The police said a hooded man entered a shop in Triq Ġiovanni Curmi, Iklin, at 7pm, and asked the 44-year-old shopkeeper for money. The woman claimed he was carrying a firearm. He...

  • PN approves six more election candidates

    PN approves six more election candidates

    The Nationalist Party today approved another six candidates for the general election, bringing the total number to 85. They are Ivan Bartolo, Errol Cutajar, Chris Sansone, Connie Scerri, Mary Grace Vella and Jason Zammit. In a meeting of the...

  • Reform in media law intended to bolster press freedom

    Reform in media law intended to bolster press freedom

    The reform in media laws was not coming from Pyongyang, but a government that wanted to bolster press freedom, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this evening. He was speaking during a meeting with the Institute of Maltese Journalists, held...

  • 710 people died of cancer last year

    710 people died of cancer last year

    A total 710 people - 403 men and 307 women died of cancer between January and September last year, Health Minister Chris Fearne said this evening. Answering a parliamentary question by Anthony Agius Decelis (PL), Mr Fearne said that was a patient...

  • Minister objects to Opposition remarks on Media Bill

    Minister objects to Opposition remarks on Media Bill

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici this evening objected to remarks by Shadow Minister for Justice Jason Azzopardi yesterday, who likened the Media Defamation Bill to similar legislation in Banglasdesh, Iran and Russia. This was because, according to...

  • €50 million project to add 640 social-housing units

    €50 million project to add 640 social-housing units

    A €50 million investment will see the first of 640 new social-housing units ready by the end of the year, the Social Solidarity Ministry said. This will be the first substantial drive in years by the Housing Authority to build social housing units...

  • All sewed up: €100,000 direct order for prison sewing programme

    All sewed up: €100,000 direct order for prison sewing programme

    A fashion designer who ran a controversial sewing programme at the prisons in 2014 received €100,000 via a direct order, government documents show. The amount makes up about a third of all the direct orders issued by the prison authorities so far...

  • GO reports pre-tax profit of €28.1 million

    GO reports pre-tax profit of €28.1 million

    GO has reported a profit before tax of €28.1 million, the company announced today.  It said its robust performance was underpinned by significant year on year increases in revenues, which grew by €33.3 million to €157 million, and in group...

  • Melita must pay €10,000 fine for ignoring contract termination requests

    Melita must pay €10,000 fine for ignoring contract termination requests

    Updated 6.45pm with Melita statement Melita must pay a €10,000 fine after it ignored customers' requests to terminate their phone and internet service contracts, an administrative review tribunal confirmed today. The tribunal was confirming a...

  • Gay marriage to be introduced in Malta soon

    Gay marriage to be introduced in Malta soon

    Updated at 4.45pm Gay marriage could soon be introduced in Malta as a Marriage Equality Bill is in the process of being drafted, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli announced this afternoon. Speaking during an event organised by the NGO Drachma,...

  • Prison inmate to serve additional time for having drugs in cell

    Prison inmate to serve additional time for having drugs in cell

    A prison inmate with a long history of drug abuse was condemned to a further term of imprisonment after traces of heroin were discovered inside his cell following a surprise search by prison authorities. Andrew Bezzina, 34, from Ħamrun was found...

  • Inquiry into allegations involving PN deputy leader concluded, will not be published as yet

    Inquiry into allegations involving PN deputy leader concluded, will not be published as yet

    An inquiry into claims that police halted a money laundering probe when they discovered of Beppe Fenech Adami's involvement as director of the firm involved has been concluded, the government said. It said in a statement today that the Prime...

  • Electoral Commission should take action against PM, PL for breaching law

    Electoral Commission should take action against PM, PL for breaching law

    The Labour Party including the Prime Minister breached legislation regulating the financing of political parties and the Electoral Commission should take action, Alternattiva Demokratika deputy chairman Carmel Cacopardo said.  Addressing the media...

  • Naxxar resurfacing works tonight

    Naxxar resurfacing works tonight

    Transport Malta will carry out asphalting works tonight and tomorrow night in Naxxar at Triq il-Balal near the junction to Iklin. The road will be closed between 8pm and 5am. Drivers were advised to seek alternative routes, drive carefully and...

  • Man who took €75,000 in benefit fraud is to avoid court after repayment agreement

    Man who took €75,000 in benefit fraud is to avoid court after repayment agreement

    A serial fraudster who took more than €75,000 in unearned social benefits has reached an agreement to repay the amount and avoid criminal proceedings. In 2015, this newspaper reported how the man had been discovered abusing seven different...

  • Driver who injured four, two seriously, fined €2,000

    Driver who injured four, two seriously, fined €2,000

    A man who injured four women, two seriously, in a traffic accident three years ago has been fined €2,000 and banned from driving for a week. Charles Cutajar was found guilty of dangerous and reckless driving. Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit...

  • CCTV showed thief towing away construction equipment using his own vehicle, court told

    CCTV showed thief towing away construction equipment using his own vehicle, court told

    A contractor who was allegedly captured on camera in the act of towing a piece of machinery taken from a construction site in Mosta, was granted bail today after pleading not guilty to theft. Antoine Borg, 35, from Swieqi, was arraigned this...