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  • God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    The German woman who was kept in a cell overnight for her drunken dancing in a bikini during a band march with a statue of Our Lady in Sliema, is a devout Catholic who says she got carried away by the festivities. “I was raised a Catholic and had...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how the US ambassador to Libya, who is based in Malta, called for a ceasefire. l-orizzont leads with comments by Owen Bonnici that postponing the local...

  • US Libya ambassador calls for total ceasefire

    US Libya ambassador calls for total ceasefire

    The advance of Islamic militants in Tripoli may have been a way of gaining leverage before truce talks start, according to the US ambassador to Libya. Deborah Jones said the US would continue listening and talking to all groups in Libya but...

  • God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    The German woman who was kept in a cell overnight for her drunken dancing in a bikini during a religious procession is a devout Catholic who say she got carried away by the festivities. “I was raised a Catholic and had no intention of...

  • Probation plea for abuse lies woman

    The young woman who admitted making up sex allegations against her father should be put on probation and given community service, according to a pre-sentencing report. Leanne Camilleri repeatedly lied about being sexually abused by her father,...

  • ‘Head demanded kickbacks’

    George Farrugia, the man granted a presidential pardon to spill the beans on alleged corruption in oil procurement, yesterday implicated the former head of Enemalta’s petroleum division as someone who demanded kickbacks. Taking the witness stand...

  • Prostitute ‘kept as a sex slave by brothel owners’

    Prostitute ‘kept as a sex slave by brothel owners’

    A prostitute said she was kept as a “sex slave”, having to ask permission to use the toilet in a brothel owned by a 60-year-old woman and her 25-year-old Libyan husband. Mary Louise Magro, from Gżira, was testifying in a case against Theresa...

  • Democracy has no price – Bonnici

    Democracy has no price – Bonnici

    A consultation process on the government’s proposal to postpone local council elections until 2019 was formally launched yesterday with the Local Government Minister giving very little details on the mechanics. Noting the four-week consultation...

  • Growth slows but among highest in the EU

    Economic growth slowed in the second quarter but was still among the highest in the EU. Between April and June, the Maltese economy generated almost €1.9 billion: a growth of 2.9 per cent over the same quarter of 2013, according to the National...

  • OLAF ‘not told’ date for Kessler video testimony

    OLAF ‘not told’ date for Kessler video testimony

    EU anti-fraud agency OLAF has not been notified that its head, Giovanni Kessler, is expected to give evidence via video conference in the case of Silvio Zammit, who is facing bribery charges related to the Dalligate case. “To date, OLAF has not...

  • Gozo temples ‘protected’ from President’s guests

    Gozo temples ‘protected’ from President’s guests

    Heritage authorities are taking every precaution to ensure no damage is done to the Ġgantija temples when, on Saturday, it hosts hundreds of guests for the first President’s ball in Gozo. Times of Malta is informed that numerous meetings were held...

  • Gozo visitors all set to top million mark for first time

    Gozo visitors all set to top million mark for first time

    More than 70,000 Maltese crossed over to Gozo during the week of Santa Marija earlier this month. For the first time, the Gozo tourism sector is confident that more than one million tourists will visit the sister island this year. Gozo Minister...

  • Three-quarters of managers are men

    Three-quarters of managers are men

    More than three-quarters of managers in Malta are men, the highest in Europe, according to a European agency. Figures just released by Eurofound show that 77 per cent of managerial positions in Malta are occupied by men, 10 per cent more than the...

  • Back from pirate patrol

    Back from pirate patrol

    Twenty-one Maltese soldiers who spent four months off Somalia did not catch any pirates but their hard work made corsairs think twice before attacking a merchant vessel, according to the Dutch Chief of Defence. General Tom Middendorp yesterday...

  • Cospicua Dock 1 project finished at last

    Cospicua Dock 1 project finished at last

    After several years of stops and starts, the Dock 1 project in Cospicua is finally complete and was inaugurated last night. Promised for more than two decades, it has been returned to the people, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Joe Mizzi...

  • Notice: let authorities ask for students’ data

    Notice: let authorities ask for students’ data

    Education authorities or institutions, rather than the minister, would have the right to seek personal data on students, according to regulations issued to allay fears of the State snooping on schoolchildren. A new legal notice substituting LN 76,...

  • JRS shortlisted for human rights prize

    JRS shortlisted for human rights prize

    Malta’s Jesuit Refugee Service is one of three organisations shortlisted for the annual Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Run by lawyer Katrine Camilleri, the voluntary organisation was chosen with the B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human...

  • Brangelina are in Gozo

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Malta yesterday afternoon for the shooting of their film By the Sea. They flew in on a private aircraft from Nice, where they were on holiday, and were immediately taken to Gozo where the filming will take...

  • Training policy out

    A draft policy on vocational and educational training was unveiled yesterday aimed at giving more importance to this dimension of education at secondary and graduate levels. It proposes joint research programmes and initiatives to be carried out...

  • PN board appointed

    The Nationalist Party has appointed a board to oversee its political and commercial operations, in line with amendments made to the party’s statute earlier this year. PN leader Simon Busuttil yesterday said this initiative was another step in the...