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  • Marlene Farrugia raises questions on competitiveness as power tariffs drop by 25% and oil price by 50%

    Marlene Farrugia raises questions on competitiveness as power tariffs drop by 25% and oil price by 50%

    Labour MP Marlene Farrugia raised a number of questions on the Enemalta-Shanghai Electric deal when she spoke in parliament this evening. She said this agreement was important because of the fact that power generation was being taken out of the...

  • Update 2 - Busuttil: Malta kept in the dark on details of Shanghai Electric deal, Shareholding changes still not registered at the MFSA

    Update 2 - Busuttil: Malta kept in the dark on details of Shanghai Electric deal, Shareholding changes still not registered at the MFSA

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening that the Enemalta-Shanghai Electric deal showed how the government was not delivering on its promises but was instead doing what it promised not to do.  Dr Busuttil said in Parliament that it was...

  • Update 3 - Fuel prices will go down as hedging ends - Konrad Mizzi

    Update 3 - Fuel prices will go down as hedging ends - Konrad Mizzi

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi promised this evening that fuel prices would go down once hedging agreements expired over the coming months. 'I can assure you that prices will go down and savings will be transferred to consumers, not because of you,...

  • Ministers prepare for EU presidency

    Ministers prepare for EU presidency

    The Justice and Home Affairs Ministers of The Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta met today to start preparations in their sectors for their countries' presidency of the EU. The meeting, held in The Hague, discussed the agenda which each country wants...

  • Foreign Minister discusses relations with Kuwait

    Foreign Minister discusses relations with Kuwait

    Foreign Minister George Vella has held talks in Kuwait with the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the ministers of foreign affairs and industry, among others. They discussed...

  • Hyundai Europe president visits Malta

    Hyundai Europe president visits Malta

    Byung Kwon Rhim, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe has visited Malta to overview Hyundai’s operations and meet the management and personnel at Hyundai’s showroom in Birkirkara. Mr Rhim reiterated Hyundai’s commitment to make Hyundai one of...

  • BOV warns about fraudulent e-mail

    Bank of Valletta issued a warning today about a fraudulent e-mail asking customers to synchronize their BOV SecureKey device by clicking on a link. It said customers should ignore all email notices purported to have been sent by the bank...

  • CHOGM on November 27-29

    The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will be held in Malta between November 27 and 29, the Commonwealth and the Maltese government jointly announced this afternoon. It had been previously announced that the meeting would be held in...

  • Updated - Oil trader George Farrugia questioned by the police, released

    Updated - Oil trader George Farrugia questioned by the police, released

    George Farrugia, the oil trader at the centre of the oil procurement scandal, was questioned by the police for some four hours following publication of new e-mails showing he had close connections with Godwin Sant, the former head of the energy...

  • Updated - Vatican appointment for Mgr Scicluna - will still be able to serve in Malta

    Updated - Vatican appointment for Mgr Scicluna - will still be able to serve in Malta

    Bishop Charles Scicluna, Apostolic Administrator of the Church in Malta, has been appointed president of a Vatican College which will consider appeals moved before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith related to serious offences by...

  • Leisure Clothing managing director received €30,000 performance bonus a year

    Leisure Clothing managing director received €30,000 performance bonus a year

    While Leisure Clothing employees were paid €70 a month for six 14-hour days per week, managing director Han Bin received a performance bonus of €30,000 a year, a court heard this morning.  During his interrogations, which were video recorded, Mr...

  • Sky TV films Joseph Calleja singing in Valletta square for documentary

    Sky TV films Joseph Calleja singing in Valletta square for documentary

    A sizeable crowd gathered in St George’s Square, Valletta this afternoon for a short recital by tenor Joseph Calleja that was filmed by Sky Television as part of a documentary on the Maltese tenor.  Mr Calleja's voice filled the square as he...

  • Cultural talks on Cottonera

    Cultural talks on Cottonera

    A series of cultural talks will be held in Cottonera as part of an effort to inform the public about its rich history, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. Addressing a press conference at the Upper Barraka Gardens, Mr Mizzi said the talks were...

  • Conditional discharge for involvement in fight

    Conditional discharge for involvement in fight

    Two men were conditionally discharged for their involvement in a fight in Cospicua in 2011 during which a man suffered serious injuries to his face with a beer bottle.  Magistrate Doreen Clarke ruled that although Oscar Calafato, 40, and Noel...

  • Maltese paid less for fuel since prices were locked

    Maltese paid less for fuel since prices were locked

    Maltese consumers may be losing out on the tumbling international fuel prices but they remain in the black compared to their European counterparts when considering costs over the past nine months. However, with international fuel prices expected...

  • Virtu launches simplified travel policy

    Virtu Ferries passengers travelling to Sicily will no longer be charged penalties for no show, name and travel date changes, the company said. The company said that in its bid to make travel to Sicily as simple as possible, two children under 14...

  • 10,000 library books still to be catalogued

    10,000 library books still to be catalogued

    Trevor Zahra was the most popular author of the 55 who applied to be remunerated when their books were borrowed from public libraries. More than 13,500 loans were registered between September 15 and December 8 but thousands of new books still have...

  • Bid to regularise zoo ongoing – Polidano

    Bid to regularise zoo ongoing – Polidano

    Polidano Group, owners of Montekristo Animal Park, said the company had submitted over 50 plans to the planning authority and paid close to €94,000 in fees to regularise its position. Progress on regularising the infringements on site had become...

  • Parties reach agreement on council elections campaigning

    Parties reach agreement on council elections campaigning

    The Labour and Nationalist parties’ electoral campaigns for April’s local elections will start on March 8, the two parties said in a joint statement. They said that with respect to the cultural and religious traditions of the Maltese and Gozitans,...

  • Air Malta extends caterers' contract by five years

    Air Malta extends caterers' contract by five years

    It took Air Malta more than two years to decide to stop providing hot meals to economy class passengers and serve them a so-called baguette instead, Times of Malta has learnt. The ‘baguette deal’, which will see the national carrier save about €8...