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  • Sliema council's Townsquare appeal to focus on PA's 'flawed procedures'

    Sliema council's Townsquare appeal to focus on PA's 'flawed procedures'

    The Sliema local council’s appeal against the controversial Townsquare development will be based on “flawed procedures” and the failure of the Planning Authority to adhere to legal requirements. In a meeting on Wednesday, the council unanimously...

  • Air Malta cabin crew begin work-to-rule action

    Air Malta cabin crew begin work-to-rule action

    Update 20 August 8.30am  Air Malta's Union of Cabin Crew started industrial action at midnight after failing to reach an agreement with the government at a late-night meeting.  The industrial dispute calls on cabin crew union members to stick to...

  • Watch: How to keep pickpockets at bay

    Watch: How to keep pickpockets at bay

    Pickpockets struck an average of 5.6 times a day throughout 2015 while just under 2 bar thefts a day were reported during that year, figures issued by the police force have shown.  In both cases, July was criminals' most fruitful month, with 20...

  • Road still incomplete despite three-year wait

    Road still incomplete despite three-year wait

    A citizens’ initiative has been launched to pressure the Gozo Ministry to conclude works on a road which has languished uncompleted for years. Through an online petition, a group of private citizens are complaining that the state of the road is...

  • Students protest Sliema's skyscraper plans

    Students protest Sliema's skyscraper plans

    Student activists concerned about skyscraper projects in Mrieħel and Sliema gathered today to protest what they decried as the state of "limitless development" Malta was heading towards.  Both project were controversially green-lighted by the...

  • Watch: Man saves turtle, drops fishing line back into the sea

    Watch: Man saves turtle, drops fishing line back into the sea

    A video showing a local hunter saving a loggerhead turtle from a fishing line was applauded by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation.  The FKNK issued a statement congratulating its member Antoine Fenech for having saved the turtle in...

  • Is a boycott the best way to voice development dissent?

    Is a boycott the best way to voice development dissent?

    A call by two veteran environmentalists to boycott the Gasan and Tumas groups over the Sliema and Mrieħel high rise projects has elicited mixed reactions as Kurt Sansone found out. Martin Scicluna’s and Edward Mallia’s separate appeals for a...

  • Times Talk axed from TVM

    Times Talk axed from TVM

    Times of Malta’s popular TV programme Times Talk has been axed from the national broadcaster's schedule. It is the only news analysis programme from the regular four dropped from the upcoming 2015-2016 TVM schedule. Reno Bugeja's Dissett will...

  • Malta’s laws on detention are still unclear, says UNHCR

    Malta’s laws on detention are still unclear, says UNHCR

    Some of the changes made to Malta’s laws on the detention of asylum-seekers were still not clear, the UN refugee agency said yesterday. In its annual mid-year progress report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed the...

  • Passengers made one million bus trips last week

    Passengers made one million bus trips last week

    One million passengers caught a bus last week, making the week ending on Sunday 14 August Malta Public Transport's busiest week of the year so far.  Malta Public Transport said it has increased its fleet from 260 to 400 buses in just over a year,...

  • Goodbye Parparellu: Maltese café in London shuts down

    Goodbye Parparellu: Maltese café in London shuts down

    A London eatery which boasted that it was the first Maltese café in the city shut its doors for the last time yesterday.  Parparellu's pastizzi, hobż biż-żejt and timpana kept Maltese expats well-fed and won it TripAdvisor certificates of...

  • Warden system is a mess and needs urgent changes, says GRTU

    Warden system is a mess and needs urgent changes, says GRTU

    Malta's warden system should be urgently overhauled despite the "cosmetic" changes introduced last year, the Malta Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU said.  In a statement slamming the Local Enforcement System Agency (Lesa), the GRTU...

  • Go ahead given for photovoltaic farm at Ta' Barkat

    Go ahead given for photovoltaic farm at Ta' Barkat

    A photovoltaic farm system at the sewage treatment plant in Ta’ Barkat, Xgħajra, on the south eastern coast of Malta, has been given the go ahead by the Planning Commission at the Planning Authority. The project will see the installation of solar...

  • Four fatal occupational accidents in first half of the year

    Four fatal occupational accidents in first half of the year

    There were 1,424 occupational accidents in the first half of this year, 60 fewer when compared to the same period last year. Four were fatal. The National Statistics Office said in a statement that the majority of non-fatal accidents occurred in...

  • 'The question is not if, but when sea cliff will fail' - geologist sticks to his guns on Tigné tower

    'The question is not if, but when sea cliff will fail' - geologist sticks to his guns on Tigné tower

    A top geologist has hit back at a structural engineer's assurances that a sea cave in Tigné posed no threat to the stability of an overlying tower being built above. Peter Gatt said studies cited in defence of the tower’s safety were not...

  • MTA welcomes Santa Marija weekend results

    MTA welcomes Santa Marija weekend results

    The Malta Tourism Authority has expressed satisfaction at the results registered by the Gozo tourism sector during the Santa Marija long weekend. In a statement, it said preliminary figures indicated a record number of passengers had crossed the...

  • Teenager’s corpse flown back to Germany but case 'not closed'

    Teenager’s corpse flown back to Germany but case 'not closed'

    The corpse of the teen found dead at the foot of Dingli Cliffs last July was flown to Germany yesterday and a funeral service will be held tomorrow, his brother, Daniel, confirmed to the Times of Malta. The corpse was released for burial after DNA...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Transport Malta is analysing a maritime risk assessment on the new LNG power plant as studies on the safety aspect continue. In another story, it says the corpse...

  • Transport Malta analysing risk assessment on new LNG power plant

    Transport Malta analysing risk assessment on new LNG power plant

    Updated 5.22pm - Adds Transport Malta reply Transport Malta is analysing a maritime risk assessment on the new LNG power plant as studies on the safety aspect continue, the Times of Malta is informed. Environmental NGOs had cried foul over the...

  • Agreement reached between pilots and Air Malta

    Agreement reached between pilots and Air Malta

    An agreement has been reached between the government and the pilots’ union to safeguard the interests of both pilots and the airline, the government and the Airline Pilots Association (Alpa) said in a joint statement. Both sides had gone to...