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Migrant says he stole handbag because he was hungry

A migrant was today sentenced to one year in jail suspended for two years after pleading guilty to stealing a woman's handbag from Paceville on Saturday night.  Abdiaziz Hassan Ibrahim, 37, admitted to stealing the handbag because he was hungry...

  • Updated: Shooting incident: Prime Minister 'angry and disgusted'; Opposition leader says PM is 'weak'

    Updated: Shooting incident: Prime Minister 'angry and disgusted'; Opposition leader says PM is 'weak'

    The Prime Minister said this evening he was “angry and disgusted” at an incident yesterday in which the Home Affairs Minister’s driver fired three shots at another car. The Opposition leader, however, accused the Prime Minister of being weak in...

  • AD says minister should resign or be removed immediately

    The Home Affairs Minister should either resign or be removed immediately, Alternattiva Demokratika said. In areaction to an incident yesterday in which his driver fired three shots at another car, deputy chairman Carmel Cacopardo said the minister...

  • Veccja mooring works approved

    The planning authority this afternoon approved a permit for upgrading and refurbishment works at the mooring facility in Tal-Veccja area, St Paul's Bay. The works, which will cover an area of 3,500 square metres will include the construction of a...

  • Robbed elderly woman knew accused well, court hears

    Robbed elderly woman knew accused well, court hears

    A man accused of an attempted robbery insisted today that he was not involved in the case, adding that the elderly woman who was robbed would have immediately recognised him as she knew him well. As his trial by jury entered its final phase,...

  • Youths charged with robbing elderly woman

    Youths charged with robbing elderly woman

    Two young men were this afternoon charged with stealing several items, including jewellery from a house belonging to an elderly woman. The youths, one  aged 17 and the other 20, both from San Gwann, were charged with the robbery in Misrah Lewza in...

  • Chamber concerned minister downplaying signals on manufacturing industry

    The Chamber of Commerce said today it was dismayed that Finance Minister Edward Scicluna in a recent debate appeared to be downplaying the signals given by independent statistics on manufacturing industry. In a statement, it said that it welcomed...

  • RN destroyer makes port call

    RN destroyer makes port call

    The Royal Navy destroyer Northumberland is in Grand Harbour on a short visit, her fourth. The ship sailed in this morning and leaves on Monday. The assault ship HMS Bulwark and the destroyer Defender are also due in Malta in the coming weeks. 

  • Licence suspended for man who crashed into minister's car

    A man who crashed in a minister's car and drove off was fined €200 and lost his licence for three months today. Renald Hayman, 32 of Senglea, crashed into Transport Minister Joe Mizzi’s car on July 13. Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera heard how...

  • Update 2 - Busuttil accuses Manuel Mallia of 'a cover up' - says he should be sacked

    Update 2 - Busuttil accuses Manuel Mallia of  'a cover up' - says he should be sacked

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has called on the Prime Minister to sack Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, whom he accused of 'a cover up' over an incident yesterday in which his driver fired three shots at another car. (see...

  • Former It-Torca editor cleared of libel

    The former editor of General Workers' Union organ It-Torca was today cleared of libelling the former planning authority board secretary with a comment that she was assisting the Nationalist Party in Mepa-related favours for constituents. Sylvana...

  • Eden revamping its cinemas

    Eden revamping its cinemas

    The Eden Cinemas has completed the refurbishment of its 370-seat Cinema 6 in a project which cost €100,000. The project included replacement of all the seats, the flooring and all the lighting as well as the upgrading of picture and sound. Cinema...

  • Construction worker critically injured in fall

    Construction worker critically injured in fall

    A young man is in danger of loss of life after falling a height of one storey  at about 8 a.m. at a construction site in Triq it-Tiġrija, Nadur, the police said. Preliminary investigations found that the victim, 26, who lives in Xewkija, was...

  • Update 8: Shooting incident - Ministerial driver suspended from all duties

    Update 8: Shooting incident - Ministerial driver suspended from all duties

    UPDATED THURSDAY MORNING - adds details, previous court case involving police officer, minister's press conference, man fined in another ministerial car crash A ministerial driver who fired three shots after a minister's car was hit by another...

  • Mepa clear debris, wrecks, from sites in Birkirkara, Bidnija

    Mepa clear debris, wrecks, from sites in Birkirkara, Bidnija

    Mepa enforcement officers had cleared debris and waste dumped illegally in large open sites in Birkirkara and Bidnija. In Bidnija, in an ODZ area known as 'Tal-Hireb', Mepa said two adjacent parcels of land were returned to their original state...

  • Consultation on organ transplants

    The chairman of the parliamentary Social Affairs Committee, Deborah Schembri, and the committee for health, Etienne Grech, have launched a consultation among MPs on regulation which would encourage the donation of more organs for transplant. The...

  • Employer cleared of responsibility for worker's injuries

    Employer cleared of responsibility for worker's injuries

    A construction company director has been cleared of charges related to injuries suffered by one of his employees after a court found that a proper assessment had been carried out and precautions taken. Paul Polidano, 49, from Safi, brother of...

  • Russian man jailed for drug trafficking

    Russian man jailed for drug trafficking

    A Russian man was today jailed for five years and fined €23,000 after he admitted to conspiring with people to import heroin and to the importation of the drug in April 2011. Dmitrijus Zdorovcevas, 28, a Russian national living in Lithuania,...

  • Warning signs outrage car parking attendants

    Warning signs outrage car parking attendants

    Sliema car park attendants are outraged at new street signs informing motorists that payment is not mandatory in public parking areas. “The government wants to starve us. They’re being way too hard on us, just like they were with hunters. I don’t...

  • Updated - Tremor felt in Gozo, north of Malta

    Updated - Tremor felt in Gozo, north of Malta

    Four earth tremors were recorded in the past eight months within 50km of the site of another tremor recorded off Gozo yesterday. Yesterday's tremor,  63km west of Gozo was felt in parts of Gozo and northern Malta. It was at a depth of 22km and...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports a car chase which saw a minister's driver fire two warning shots at a Briton yesterday. The Malta Independent says 7,000 single mothers on benefits are...