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  • ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    The Nationalist Party had made a clear declaration on television that it would raise the retirement age to 66 and increase the NI contribution for employers and employees, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia told Parliament last...

  • Speaker to examine papers laid by Mizzi

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia yesterday said he would study documents presented by Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi in defence of his comments on Monday regarding former Energy Minister George Pullicino, before deciding whether Dr Mizzi should be...

  • Scholarships on climate change

    Malta will be awarding scholarships to more vulnerable and developing countries as part of its commitments to the UN Conference on Climate Change and to the EU. Environment Minister Leo Brincat gave the information in reply to a question by MP...

  • 50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have had their licences suspended this year because they went over the 12-point limit, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He explained in reply to a parliamentary question that all new driving licences are being issued under the points...

  • Just capital!

    Just capital!

    Valletta has been placed fifth in Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2015. Washington places first, followed by El Chalten in Argentina, Milan, Zermatt in the Swiss mountains and then Valletta. Plovdiv in Bulgaria is sixth followed by...

  • Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told members of the Malta Developers Association that he continued to question certain bureaucratic procedures and whether they offered solutions to real problems. The Prime Minister told the more than 150 members of...

  • Power supplies suspended for unpaid bills

    A total 1,662 accounts had their power supplies suspended for unpaid bills since March 2013, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi told Jason Azzopardi (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question.    

  • Submarine fibre-optic cable study

    Amended - The government is in the process of  issuing a tender for a feasibility study on the laying a submarine fibre-optic cable to enhance connectivity between Malta and Gozo, Investment Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a Parliament...

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine

    The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available from all government health centres between November 3 and 22, both days included, the government said. It said in a statement most councils and a number of family doctors were participating in the...

  • Malta to give scholarships on climate change

    Malta will be giving scholarships on climate change to more vulnerable and developing countries as part of its commitments to the UN Conference on Climate Change and to the European Union. The scholarships will form part of Malta’s obligations...

  • Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop Paul Cremona was given the wrong advice on divorce, blogger and columnist Fr Joe Borg said on Times Talk this evening. The programme was discussing the Archbishop’s resignation and the future of the Catholic Church in Malta. Fr Borg,...

  • Health Parliamentary Secretary highlights Malta's Ebola preparedness measures

    Health Parliamentary Secretary highlights Malta's Ebola preparedness measures

    Air and sea passengers arriving in Malta will, as from next week, be requested to fill in a passenger card stating whether they had been in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days. Addressing Parliament this evening, health...

  • Updated: UN envoy in Malta for talks with Libyan PM

    Updated: UN envoy in Malta for talks with Libyan PM

    The UN’s special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, arrived in Malta this evening for talks with Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, in an effort to break the deadlock on the current crisis in the North African country, the government said...

  • Energy Minister refuses to withdraw statement about PN spokesman George Pullicino

    Energy Minister refuses to withdraw statement about PN spokesman George Pullicino

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi this evening refused to withdraw a statement he made yesterday about Opposition spokesman George Pullicino on Monday evening. He was asked to withdraw or corroborate the statement by Speaker Anglu Farrugia. Dr Mizzi on...

  • Tariff cuts not financed by taxes, fuel prices, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi

    Tariff cuts not financed by taxes, fuel prices, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi is insisting that utility rate cuts for consumers and businesses will not be financed through taxes or higher fuel prices, rebutting claims by the Nationalist Party. He said Electrogas will be paying €30 million over a...

  • PN welcomes suggestions from public for convention

    PN welcomes suggestions from public for convention

    The Opposition will be opening its doors to suggestions from the public this weekend at the first PN general convention. The series of meetings, entitled Idea Malta, will invite members of the public to weigh in on party policy as part of the PN’s...

  • Moas rescues another 274 migrants

    Moas rescues another 274 migrants

    Migrant Offshore Aid Station (Moas) yesterday rescued 274 people, including 200 Syrians, from a 15-metre wooden boat in distress. MY Phoenix , the 40-metre vessel being used by MOAS, was directed to the migrant boat by Rome’s Maritime Rescue...

  • Piggy Bank Campaign launched

    Piggy Bank Campaign launched

    The Community Chest Fund launched the Piggy Bank Campaign as part of L-Istrina today. Piggy banks will be distributed to all primary school classes in order to encourage schoolchildren to donate for charity. The campaign has been held since...

  • Updated: Minister stands by claims on feed-in tariff contract as George Pullicino asks Police Commissioner to investigate

    Updated: Minister stands by claims on feed-in tariff contract as George Pullicino asks Police Commissioner to investigate

    Former Resources Minister George Pullicino has written to the Police Commissioner (see letter below) asking him to investigate claims by government minister Konrad Mizzi that the Nationalist Government had given a €35 million feed-in tariff...

  • Valletta among Lonely Planet's 10 top cities

    Valletta among Lonely Planet's 10 top cities

    Valletta has featured in the fifth place of Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015. Washington places first, followed by El Chalten in Argentina, Milan, Zermatt in the Swiss mountains and then Valletta. Plovdiv in Bulgaria is sixth followed by...