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  • Former FTS chairman denies commitments were paid to pay for irregular and unauthorised work

    Former FTS chairman denies commitments were paid to pay for irregular and unauthorised work

    A former chairman of the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools yesterday denied the agency had made commitments with a tiling contractor to pay for irregular and unauthorised work at a government school in Qormi. “How could I commit myself to honour...

  • MUT considering strike action over Lyceum case

    MUT considering strike action over Lyceum case

    The teachers’ union is considering calling a strike saying the government ignored its concerns on an alleged case of sexual abuse at a Ħamrun school. Malta Union of Teachers president Kevin Bonello yesterday said a letter was sent to Education...

  • Insurance company ordered to pay damages caused in fatal traffic accident

    Insurance company ordered to pay damages caused in fatal traffic accident

    Untours Insurance has been ordered by the civil court to compensate a man and a woman for injuries and loss of earnings after a car driven by Fr Rene Cilia crashed into their vehicle in Tal-barrani Road in November 2012. Fr Cilia, 27, who was on...

  • Man, woman, hit by cars in separate accidents

    Man, woman, hit by cars in separate accidents

    A 30-year-old Italian man and a 73-year-old woman who live in Għajnsielem and Qormi respectively were grievously injured in separate traffic accidents which took place within minutes from each other in St. Julian's and Qormi. The police said the...

  • Christmas shopping a mixed bag for local retailers

    Christmas shopping a mixed bag for local retailers

    More than a third of businesses saw increased sales last year compared to 2015, according to a new study by the GRTU.A smaller percentage - 29 per cent - said their sales had declined, with the majority of those blaming increased local...

  • Morning-after pill opponents file judicial protest against Medicines Authority

    Morning-after pill opponents file judicial protest against Medicines Authority

    Two activists who oppose the morning-after pill have filed a judicial protest accusing the Medicines Authority of having allowed pharmaceuticals that can cause a chemical abortion onto the market.  Miriam Sciberras and Klaus Vella Bardon of Life...

  • Self-confessed thief gets 30 months in prison

    Self-confessed thief gets 30 months in prison

    A woman who admitted to a string of thefts over the past seven months was today handed a 30-month jail term. Meriam Abdussalam Mouaddea, 43, of Moroccan origin and residing in San Ġwann, was charged before magistrate Joseph Mifsud with having...

  • Drug charges dismissed due to conflicting evidence

    Drug charges dismissed due to conflicting evidence

    A partygoer accused of drug possession and trafficking walked out of court a free man today after a magistrate's court found the evidence to be lacking and conflicting. Lizio Grech, 34, from Żabbar was at a party in Ta' Qali on May 1, 2009, when a...

  • Medical emergency forces Emirates flight to divert to Malta

    Medical emergency forces Emirates flight to divert to Malta

    A medical emergency forced a Casablanca-bound Emirates flight to divert to Malta International Airport this morning. Emirates flight EK751 landed in Luqa at 11.12am, having left Dubai at 07.47am local time.  No information about the medical...

  • Drop in total waste generation but increase in hazardous waste

    Drop in total waste generation but increase in hazardous waste

    The total amount of waste generated in 2015 decreased by 2.4% over 2014, according to the National Statistics Office. The total amount of solid waste generated amounted to 1.9 million tonnes. Non-hazardous waste fell by 3.1%, mainly due to a drop...

  • Injured mute swan seen in St Thomas Bay

    Injured mute swan seen in St Thomas Bay

    An injured mute swan delighted many as it entered St Thomas Bay at around 7am today until it was realised that the bird had blood stains in the under part of its right wing. The bird, which is now in Birżebbuġa surrounded by members of the...

  • Two people hit by cars in separate accidents

    Two people hit by cars in separate accidents

    A 30-year-old Italian man and a 73-year-old woman were hit by cars in separate accidents this morning. The Italian who lives in Għajnsielem was hospitalised after he was hit by a car in St Julian's.  The police said the accident happened in St...

  • FTS debts inherited from previous administration - PL

    FTS debts inherited from previous administration - PL

    The Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools debt of €80 million and millions in unpaid bills had been inherited from the previous administration, the Labour Party said this morning. The Sunday Times of Malta last Sunday revealed that in 2015, Education...

  • Owen Bonnici says partner was appointed to orchestra board before they became a couple

    Owen Bonnici says partner was appointed to orchestra board before they became a couple

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisted yesterday he had appointed his partner to the board of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra “prior to them becoming a couple”. Janice Bartolo’s letter of appointment, which has just been leaked to this newspaper...

  • Action needed to prevent teacher shortage in few years' time

    Action needed to prevent teacher shortage in few years' time

    Primary schools would be some 200 teachers short in a few years’ time if immediate action was not taken, the Malta Union of Teachers warned. The problem of teacher shortage was being swept under the carpet, but it would be too big a problem to...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the bishops have stirred the ire of conservatives within the Church for their guidelines dealing with divorced and remarried Catholics. In another story, it says...

  • Bishops’ guidelines on divorced Catholics stir ire of conservatives, but support elsewhere

    Bishops’ guidelines on divorced Catholics stir ire of conservatives, but support elsewhere

    Updated 7.38pm with statement (bottom) by LGBTIQ support group The bishops have stirred the ire of conservatives within the Church for their guidelines dealing with divorced and remarried Catholics, but they have won praise from a LGBTIQ support...

  • Virtual cheer to keep joggers one step ahead

    Virtual cheer to keep joggers one step ahead

    Professional athletes and casual joggers pushing through their first half-marathon are well aware of the difference a cheering crowd can make in finding that extra gear. Now, one Maltese researcher is working on a project using smartphones to...

  • Government's €160m overspend: Where did the money go? - de Marco

    Government's €160m overspend: Where did the money go? - de Marco

    The shadow minister of finance, Mario de Marco, this evening said the government needed to account for its over-spending of €160 million from the Budget estimates, more so when it was done in circumstances where there was no major international...

  • Opposition reacts to Air Malta talks collapse: 'We told you so'

    Opposition reacts to Air Malta talks collapse: 'We told you so'

    The Opposition spokesman on Air Malta, Claudio Grech, said today that the collapse of Air Malta’s talks with Alitalia led one to say ‘we told you so’ because everyone had raised eyebrows when the talks were started with an airline which was itself...