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  • Decision on Nadur boundary wall in September

    A decision on the development of a boundary wall, which would partially block the view off a Nadur belvedere was put off to September in a bid to try to come to an agreement about the application. The decision had been on hold pending legal...

  • If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    A man who was accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife was today warned by a magistrate that if he really loved his seven-year-old son, he would stay out of trouble and away from anything that could see him spending time in...

  • Colombian extradited to Malta to face drug conspiracy charges

    Colombian extradited to Malta to face drug conspiracy charges

    A Colombian man who was undergoing criminal proceedings over conspiracy to deal in cocaine and who fled Malta last March, has been extradited to Malta to continue facing justice.  John Faber Uruena Molina, 33, a Columbian resident in Madrid,...

  • Pet cemetery gets planning approval

      The planning authority today approved an application for a pet cemetery with a small incinerator, submitted by the animal rights parliamentary secretariat in February. The cemetery, in Ta’ Qali, will cover an area of about 1,900 square metres...

  • Updated: PN calls for formal investigation on power station contract

    Updated: PN calls for formal investigation on power station contract

    (Adds government statement) The Opposition has formally called for a full blown investigation by the National Audit Office over contracts signed by the government on the new power station. Public Accounts Committee chairman Tonio Fenech told a...

  • Updated: Air Malta's fleet maximisation plan will save airline €41 million in 5 years

    Updated: Air Malta's fleet maximisation plan will save airline €41 million in 5 years

    (Adds MHRA statement) Air Malta’s fleet maximisation plan will save the airline €41 million over the next five years, the company said today. It said this could be seen from workings that were presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants...

  • Polish chef who stole a car and crashed it handed suspended sentence

    Polish chef who stole a car and crashed it handed suspended sentence

    A Polish chef who stole a car while he was drunk and was caught by the police after a brief chase was handed a suspended jail term and fined €2,300. Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera heard that the police intervened after a row Michal Nowak...

  • Coast Road to reopen tomorrow at 5am

    Coast Road to reopen tomorrow at 5am

    The Coast Road, which has been the cause of headaches for many drivers as it was closed for works this week, will reopen tomorrow at 5am. Transport Malta said drivers will be able to drive through the Coast Road both from Salini to Pembroke and...

  • Second of three border control helicopters inaugurated

    Second of three border control helicopters inaugurated

    The second of three €13 million helicopters to be used for border control was inaugurated this morning Home Affairs Minister Carmello Abela said the government had spent more than €60 million on the Air Wing so far this legislature. The...

  • European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    The owners of a property in Zabbar have been granted compensation by the European Court of Human Rights which found that their right to seek an increase in rent to reflect market values was violated. The court ordered the government to pay Carmel...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals

    Tourist arrivals in June were estimated at 187,617, an increase of 4.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Excluding passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, total arrivals amounted to 183,765. A total...

  • MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    Malta should encourage the creation of a local crowdfunding platform to help start-ups gain access to finance, according to MEP Miriam Dalli. Speaking earlier today at the launch of a series of proposals and recommendations on boosting youth...

  • The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    Malta has three pairs of breeding peregrine falcons for the first time since 2009, according to two ornithologists who have been monitoring their movements. “This is really good news and it probably shows that some of the young from earlier broods...

  • Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    A review of the existing regulatory regime for Maltese-registered gaming and fiduciary companies is under way, the Finance Minister said yesterday in the wake of the Mafia links which allegedly emerged in a recent sweep by the Italian police. “We...

  • Lucky escape for van driver and passenger

    It was a lucky escape for two people who were only slightly injured when the driver of the Catholic Action van, above, lost control and crashed into the barrier on the overpass between the Mriehel and Marsa/Hamrun bypasses. The road, which had to...

  • IVF success rate at 28%

    A total of 411 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles have been carried out in Malta in the past 30 months, 81 of which in the new IVF clinic at Mater Dei Hospital, the health parliamentary secretariat said. It said...

  • Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    The fans who called for Ballet d’Europe’s encore when they took to the stage at the Royal Opera House ruins in 2006 will this weekend have the opportunity to see them again at the same venue in Valletta. The dance company will return to the...

  • Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Monitoring of friendly football games to watch out for match-fixing has become more relevant after last May’s scandal in Italy, according to the Malta Football Association’s anti-corruption officer. Franz Tabone, MFA integrity officer, told the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta quotes a senior civil servant saying that a legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was...

  • Parents want classes to have more than 10 students but less than 20

    A number of state primary schools premises are beyond their carrying capacity not only because of the demographics in the locality but also due to the number of ‘out-of locality’ students that are granted the possibility to attend in a different...