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  • Women's confederation welcomes maternity fund

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) has welcomed the launch of the Maternity Leave Fund out of which employers will be refunded for payment of paid maternity leave. The MCWO said that this measure was long overdue and would...

  • Government cars still parked illegally in Merchants Street

    Government cars still parked illegally in Merchants Street

    Government cars are still parking illegally in Merchants Street, one year after the government pledged to immediately halt this practice in Valletta. Vehicles from various ministries, including those used to escort the ministers themselves, have...

  • More new buses in service next month

    More new buses in service next month

    Malta Public Transport said today it would be introducing another 40 new buses in service by the second week of August. A team of company engineer is in Turkey to inspect the vehicles at the  Otokar factory  in Sakarya. The buses are tailored for...

  • New power station: PN questions legality of changes in consortium's composition, ministry: no impact on timelines

    New power station: PN questions legality of changes in consortium's composition, ministry: no impact on timelines

    The Nationalist Party this afternoon questioned the legality of the changes in the consortium that is to build the new power station, saying that in terms of general procurement rules 'all partners in the joint venture/consortium are bound to...

  • Heavy traffic expected tonight as Santa Venera fireworks to close main roads

    Parts of the island will face gridlock tonight when major arterial roads are closed off to accommodate a festa fireworks display, traffic management expert Hugh Arnett has warned. “With all the roadworks going on at the moment, closing off other...

  • Teachers want access to sex offenders’ register

    Teachers want access to sex offenders’ register

    Educators should not be put in a position where they need to prove that they are not sex offenders, according to the Malta Union of Teachers and the Lisa Maria Foundation. In a joint statement, the union and the foundation appealed to legislators...

  • Sliema towers detrimental to area's residents - AD

    Sliema towers detrimental to area's residents - AD

    The proposed building of towers in the heart of Sliema would stifle the town and its residents, Alternattiva warned this morning. Part chairman Arnold Cassola said the proposed building of the towers, one having 38 storeys and the other 40 storeys...

  • Malta contingent prepares for World Jamboree, meets President

    Malta contingent prepares for World Jamboree, meets President

    A contingent of 28 scouts who will be participating in the World Jamboree in Japan called on President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday, two days before their departure. The contingent is made up of three Contingent Management Team members,...

  • PL: It is PN which lacks credibility in energy sector

    The Labour Party said today that it had kept its promise to reduce electricity bills and the government was achieving success in the energy sector. The PL was reacting to a statement by the PN which yesterday said the retirement of Gasol, the lead...

  • ‘Alcohol may deter smokers’ heart attacks’

    ‘Alcohol may deter smokers’ heart attacks’

    Smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to suffer a heart attack, but alcohol could act as a deterrent, according to new research in Malta. Active smoking is a well-known risk factor for a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a...

  • Mafia-linked companies passed stringent procedures

    Mafia-linked companies passed stringent procedures

    The Malta-registered gaming companies with alleged links to the Italian mafia went through multiple due diligence checks by different entities, which found nothing irregular.   Uniq Group (Betuniq) and Betsolution4U had their licences suspended...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta, The Malta Independent and In-Nazzjon lead with the removal of Gasol from the consortium which is to build the new power station. In other stories, Times of Malta...

  • New power station loses lead partner

    The lead company in the Electrogas Malta consortium, Gasol, has pulled out of the project to build and manage the gas-fired power station and has sold its stake to the other partners. Siemens Financial Services, Socar Trading SA and GEM Holdings...

  • Mafia-linked gaming firms were cleared in checks

    The Malta-registered gaming companies with alleged links to the Italian mafia went through multiple due diligence checks by different entities, which found nothing irregular. Uniq Group (Betuniq) and Betsolution4U had their licences suspended this...

  • Thief is convicted after DNA blood comes in positive

    A thief nabbed when his DNA matched a blood splatter found inside one of the cars he had targeted was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in jail. The Libyan man, who fled oppression in his country, pleaded guilty to stealing a laptop from a...

  • Unmatched fingerprints lead to acquittal

    A negative fingerprint analysis got two men off the hook after a police officer testified he had caught them trying to steal aluminium louvers. Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit cleared Alan Micallef, 40, and David Ellul Lanfranco, 31, both from...

  • No red flags were raised in checks on gaming firms

    No red flags were raised in checks on gaming firms

    The gaming companies that had their licences withdrawn because of alleged links to the Italian Mafia had been through multiple extensive due diligence checks but no red flags were raised. The checks were done by GVM Holdings, the local firm...

  • Falzon hits out at the PN, Times of Malta journalist

    Falzon hits out at the PN, Times of Malta journalist

    Planning Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon went on the warpath yesterday as he accused the Opposition of lying about his early retirement from the bank. Appearing very emotional, at times angry, Dr Falzon denied he had a right to return to...

  • Debono says BOV ‘Labour cash cow’

    Debono says BOV ‘Labour cash cow’

    Bank of Valletta is being used as “a cash cow” by the Labour government to fulfil electoral pledges, Opposition spokeswoman Kristy Debono said. Ms Debono said bank chairman John Cassar White was being “used” by the government. “BOV has been turned...

  • Climbing out of the valley

    Climbing out of the valley

    Birkirkara played good football and gave supporters every reason to celebrate on Thursday night, and administrators believe the result was not a fluke. The team may not have enjoyed the bulk of possession throughout the game against West Ham but...