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  • PN demands explanations on residence permits scandal

    PN demands explanations on residence permits scandal

    The Nationalist Party insisted once more this afternoon that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat should explain how he was  tackling the scandal on the granting of residence permits, revealed when Joe Sammut was arraigned. PN Deputy Leader Beppe Fenech...

  • Woman admits extortion by nude selfies

    Woman admits extortion by nude selfies

    A woman who tricked a man into sending her naked selfies and then used them to extort almost €2,000 not to report him to his wife was today handed a suspended sentence. Cospicua resident Rosianne Cassar, 22, a single mother of a five-month old...

  • New physical education programme set to start in state schools

    New physical education programme set to start in state schools

    A new nationwide programme across local primary state schools will start in the coming scholastic year with the aim of improving physical education both in terms of quantity and quality. This is in line with the Healthy Eating and Physical...

  • BOV seeking new CEO

    BOV seeking new CEO

    Bank of Valletta said today it is seeking applications for the post of CEO as the (three year) contract of the incumbent, Charles Borg, expires at the end of the year. "In a board meeting held today, Thursday 27 August 2015, the Board ofDirectors...

  • Van topples over, causing Regional Road traffic jam

    Van topples over, causing Regional Road traffic jam

    A van driver was hospitalised this morning after his van topped over on the Regional Road in Sta Venera. The incident happened at about 11am just before the tunnels on the Marsa-bound lane when the van hit the centre strip and crashed onto its...

  • Corporate websites hacked

    Corporate websites hacked

    A number of corporate websites, including McDonald’s Malta, the WSC and the app used by the Farsons beer festival fell victim to hacking late yesterday. A group calling itself Rebel Team Hackers posted a message which read: “Tell your government...

  • Hunters return from Argentina after being held for two months

    Hunters return from Argentina after being held for two months

    Three Maltese hunters who were held in Argentina for two months have returned to Malta. The hunters had been stopped at Buenos Aires airport departure lounge after protected birds were found in their suitcases. It is not known if they were...

  • Turtle released after four years of innovative rehab

    Turtle released after four years of innovative rehab

    A turtle called Letiz has been released back into the sea after four years of rehab. She had swallowed a discarded plastic bag which blocked her digestion, leading to pneumonia and a lung collapse. This meant that she was no longer able to...

  • Concert on Mgarr harbour pontoon

    Concert on Mgarr harbour pontoon

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band on Monday will be presenting a concert from a stage mounted on a pontoon at Mgarr Harbour. Stage and Proms on the Sea will feature pop singers Sarah Bonnici and Joseph Refalo. The stage is being built to take up to 60...

  • Updated - Exercise next week to test earthquake preparedness

    Updated - Exercise next week to test earthquake preparedness

    The Civil Protection Department is to hold an earthquake simulation exercise in Gozo next week to test its preparedness in case of such a natural disaster. Destructive earthquakes in Malta are rare but not unknown. One of the earthquakes that...

  • ‘Massive’ abstract work to replace Mintoff statue

    ‘Massive’ abstract work to replace Mintoff statue

    The planned Dom Mintoff statue at Castille Square is expected to be replaced by a massive abstract art structure that has been commissioned directly on the instructions of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Times of Malta can reveal. The...

  • Maltese detainee in Libya said to have been carrying €300,000

    Maltese detainee in Libya said to have been carrying €300,000

    Carmelo Grech, the man arrested in Libya, is being detained by anti-Islamist General Khalifa Haftar’s army after he and three other men were allegedly caught carrying over €300,000 in an airport in east Libya, according to sources. Mr Grech, a...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that Carmelo Grech, arrested in Libya for the past two weeks, had been carrying €300,000. The Malta Independent says Mr Grech could be held by...

  • Libya detainee said to be carrying €300,000

    Libya detainee said to be carrying €300,000

    Carmelo Grech, the man reported missing in Libya, is being detained by anti-Islamist General Khalifa Haftar’s army after he and three other men were allegedly caught carrying over €300,000 in an airport in east Libya, according to sources. The...

  • Magistrate Peralta is ‘retiring’

    Magistrate Carol Peralta has written to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca informing her of his immediate “retirement”, with Justice Minister Owen Bonnici however calling it a “resignation”. The letter, sent to the press by Dr Bonnici, said Dr...

  • Mum insists her son be prosecuted for taking car

    A man who took his parents’ car without their consent was remanded in custody after his mother insisted to the police that criminal action be taken against her son. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras heard how the police began investigating...

  • ‘Mobile phone thief’ caught trying to leave the island

    A man who was in court last month after allegedly trying to sell cannabis to a police officer was back in court yesterday after he was caught trying to board the catamaran to Sicily with a false passport. The 24-year-old man from Niger, Hassan...

  • Lawyer slams ‘administrative blunder’ in issuing visas

    A lawyer representing two men caught on their arrival in Malta with a total of 10 passports yesterday described as an “administrative blunder” the fact that the authorities require physical passports to issue visas for people to travel. Arthur...

  • ‘Massive’ abstract piece to replace Mintoff statue

    ‘Massive’ abstract piece to replace Mintoff statue

    The planned Dom Mintoff statue at Castille Square is expected to be replaced by a massive abstract art structure that has been commissioned directly on the instructions of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Times of Malta can reveal. The...

  • Parliament trespassers ‘jumped gates’

    Parliament trespassers ‘jumped gates’

    Two men caught in a tunnel beneath the Parliament building, in an area previously known as the Yellow Garage, had jumped over two gates to enter a restricted zone, a magistrate heard yesterday. Police constable Stephen Grech told Magistrate Joe...