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  • Vella backs the ceasefire

    Malta welcomed the ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas following weeks of violence in Gaza, Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella said. He urged both sides to work on the agreement reached in Cairo to ensure a durable and sustainable return to...

  • Bag culprit

    A Somali migrant was yesterday given a suspended jail term after he admitted stealing a handbag from an Italian tourist in Paceville. Abdirisaq Dahir Diheye snatched Valentina Bottani’s bag as she walked with friends in a large...

  • ‘Lack of education fuels sense of Islamophobia’

    ‘Lack of education fuels sense of Islamophobia’

    Barbaric acts of terrorism such as James Foley’s beheading coupled with a lack of education on the true meaning of Islam are fuelling a sense of Islamophobia, according to a number of Muslims living in Malta. However, most Muslims living in Malta...

  • Go-ahead for brick factory at old quarry

    Go-ahead for brick factory at old quarry

    A concrete brick factory will be built in a disused Siġġiewi quarry next to the Ta’ Kandja water gallery. The quarry will be lined and sealed with concrete slabs to prevent any possible leaks from machinery from seeping into the ground. The...

  • New data legal notice provides for anonymity except for specific instances

    The University Students' Council said this evening that a new draft legal notice on the collection of data of students included proposals it had made. The new legal notice will replace another which raised a storm of protest over invasion of...

  • Malta says it only recognises elected Libyan parliament

    Malta says it only recognises elected Libyan parliament

    A delegation of Libyan government officials and MPs had a meeting today with Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech and Foreign Minister George Vella, the government said. They discussed the current situation. No further details were given on the...

  • Swede convicted of inciting racial hatred in Pembroke incident

    Swede convicted of inciting racial hatred in Pembroke incident

    A Swede resident in Pembroke, Nicklas Roland Sturk, has been handed a suspended jail term for insulting the Maltese adoptive mother of two African children and a refuse collector who is a migrant. The incident took place in the morning of June...

  • Mepa approves concrete brick factory in Siggiewi quarry

    Mepa approves concrete brick factory in Siggiewi quarry

    The board of the planning authority this afternoon unanimously approved a permit for the building of a concrete brick factory in a disused Siġġiewi quarry. Case officer Karl Scerri explained that the original request dated back to 2003 and had...

  • Tourist recognises bag snatcher arrested on another case

    Tourist recognises bag snatcher arrested on another case

    A Somali migrant has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment suspended for two years after he admitted to stealing a handbag belonging to an Italian tourist early this morning. Abdirisaq Dahir Diheye snatched the tourist's bag in Paceville. She...

  • Mobility Week events announced

    Local councils are being encouraged by the government to come up with a sustainable urban mobility plan for their locality that can be implemented within the next three years. The best plan will win the council €50,000 This is one of the...

  • Malta welcomes Gaza ceasefire

    The Maltese Government has welcomed the Gaza ceasefire and called on both sides to work on the agreement reached in Cairo to ensure a durable and sustainable return to peace. Foreign Minister George Vella commended Egyptian authorities for their...

  • Update 2 - Jolie and Pitt marry four days before coming to Malta

    Update 2 - Jolie and Pitt marry four days before coming to Malta

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married in Chateau Miraval, France on Saturday - four days before coming to Malta for the shooting of their latest film. A spokesman said the Hollywood stars wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by...

  • 'Petition' in favour of the Archbishop gathers support

    'Petition' in favour of the Archbishop gathers support

    More than 1,000 people have signed an online 'petition' on Facebook backing Archbishop Paul Cremona. The 'petition' was sparked by questions having been raised publicly on the local church's leadership. The 'petition' by Maryanne Thake says: "We...

  • Non-performing loans of core banks reached 9.2% of total loans last year

    Non-performing loans of core banks reached 9.2% of total loans last year

    The sixth edition of the Financial Stability Report, issued today by the Central Bank of Malta, has given a positive overview of the domestic banks and the banking system in Malta, although there was an increase in non-performing loans. The report...

  • Former President's PRO files protest after contract termination

    Marica Mizzi, former communications officer to President George Abela, has filed a judicial protest against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Mario Cutajar, head of the civil service. She said that she used to work for the Office of the President...

  • 257 migrants brought to Malta - bigger number of children than usual

    257 migrants brought to Malta - bigger number of children than usual

    A total of 257 migrants were brought to Malta on two patrol boats this evening after having been rescued from a sinking ship by a cargo ship. Two migrant men, a woman, an infant and a six-month-old baby, all belonging the same family and all from...

  • When a word means a lot - marriage proposal during Kelma Kelma show

    When a word means a lot - marriage proposal during Kelma Kelma show

    Patrons at the Kelma Kelma show in Pjazza Teatru Rjal were surprised yesterday by a very public marriage proposal, but not as much as the woman to whom the proposal was made. Well known actor Ray Calleja came on stage, took a selfie with President...

  • MUSEUM treasurer held for alleged child sexual molestation

    MUSEUM treasurer held for alleged child sexual molestation

    An assistant head of school and treasurer of the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) has been remanded in custody after being charged with defiling a 10-year-old boy. Anthony Callus, 46 of Siggiewi,has also been charged with violent indecent...

  • Blaze gives dramatic backdrop

    Blaze gives dramatic backdrop

    A grass fire close to the premises of the Malta Model Aircraft Association in Ta' Qali caused no serious damage but provided an unusual backdrop to the flying aircraft yesterday afternoon. Picture - darrin Zammit Lupi.

  • Car blaze in Valletta

    Car blaze in Valletta

    A Fiat Tempra driven by a deliveryman from Zurrieq was destroyed by fire in Valletta this morning. The incident happened at about 10am in St John Street corner with Republic Street. No one was injured. The blaze was put out by Civil protection...