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  • GWU declines PN invitation for meeting to discuss Enemalta employees

    The General Workers' Union has refused a Nationalist Party invitation to discuss the future of Enemalta employees. The PN said in a statement Opposition shadow ministers Marthese Portelli and Therese Commodini Cachia were holding meetings with...

  • Finance Minister welcomes Fitch assessment

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna this morning welcomed Fitch Ratings assessment on Malta. He said it followed two others in the same vein in the same week, one by the European Commission and the other by the International Monetary Fund and said...

  • Victoria monti hawkers fight move to square

    The Victoria monti hawkers have filed an injunction against the local council to prevent their move to Savina Square following paving works at Independence Square. A group of 30 frustrated hawkers complained they were never consulted by the local...

  • Anġlu Xuereb ‘offered same deal as the government' to buy Cafe’ Premier

    Anġlu Xuereb ‘offered same deal as the government' to buy Cafe’ Premier

    Entrepreneur Anġlu Xuereb tabled an identical offer to that made by the government to pay €4.2 million of taxpayers’ money to buy back its public lease of Valletta’s iconic Cafe Premier, Times of Malta can reveal. Mr Xuereb said the offer fell...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The local media is dominated by the official announcement that Mgr Charles Scicluna will be the new Archbishop of Malta. Times of Malta says new Archbishop Charles Scicluna will...

  • Russian airline to start Moscow-Malta service

    Russian airline to start Moscow-Malta service

    Transaero Airlines will launch scheduled flights between Moscow and Malta on April 26, Russian media have reported. Flights UN385/386 will be operated on Sundays, departing from Moscow Domodedovo airport 2.25 pm arriving at Malta International...

  • ‘Tough decisions’ for the next Archbishop

    ‘Tough decisions’ for the next Archbishop

    Archbishop Elect Charles Scicluna is not excluding a reshuffle of the Curia’s top brass as he reviews the Church’s inner workings an d is having restless nights as he ponders the “tough decisions ahead”. “My sleep hasn’t been as peaceful over the...

  • Entrepreneur ‘offered same deal as the government to buy cafe’

    Entrepreneur Anġlu Xuereb tabled an identical offer to that made by the government to pay €4.2 million of taxpayers’ money to buy back its public lease of Valletta’s iconic Cafe Premier, Times of Malta can reveal. Mr Xuereb said the offer fell...

  • Cafe Premier deal stinks, says the PN

    The €4.2 million government deal to buy back the public lease of Cafe Premier “stinks” and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat should resign over his personal involvement in negotiations, the Nationalist Party said yesterday. Deputy leader Beppe Fenech...

  • Gas cylinder price to fall

    The price of a standard gas cylinder will go down to €17 from €18 in March and April, the govern­-ment said. In a statement, the government said the price for a 12-kilo cylinder was cheaper than it had been in the past three years. The price for a...

  • Bank charges

    Bank charges

    Bank of Valletta has installed electronic charging points in the garage at its Santa Venera centre to encourage its own employees to opt for more environmentally friendly measures. The first electronic point was installed when the bank introduced...

  • Two heroin addicts given prison terms

    Two repeat offenders have been sent to prison after they failed to convince the court that the 10 sachets of heroin found in their possession were for their personal use. Magistrate Marseann Farrugia found Ivan Bajada, 39, from Msida and Clare...

  • Man awaiting drug trial charged again

    An Ivorian who is awaiting trial by jury over drug trafficking was yesterday charged with aggravated possession of four illicit substances allegedly found in his St Paul’s Bay apartment on Thursday. Mohammed Kouruma, 36, pleaded not guilty before...

  • Hunters will not abstain from referendum voting

    Hunters will not abstain from referendum voting

    Hunters will not be urged to boycott the upcoming referendum and instead voters will be encouraged to head to the polls and vote Yes to retain spring hunting. Timesofmalta.com reported yesterday afternoon that the hunting fraternity would be...

  • Judge rejects Floriana FC request

    Judge rejects Floriana FC request

    A judge has turned down a request by the Floriana Football Club to revoke a garnishee order filed against it by a former president, Johann Said, who claims he is owed money. The club argued that the garnishee order requested by Mr Said was...

  • Human rights court says no abuse of power by minister

    Human rights court says no abuse of power by minister

    The European Court of Human Rights dismissed human rights violation claims by four Gozitans who accused former minister Giovanna Debono of expropriating their land while she was acting prime minister. Michael and Olympia Borg and Andrew and Lorena...

  • Addiction fight pioneer Maria Sciberras dies

    Addiction fight pioneer Maria Sciberras dies

    Maria Sciberras (right), a pioneer in the fight against drug addiction in Malta, passed away on Thursday, aged 74. Dr Sciberras, who organised services for drug dependants in Malta and Gozo, also helped set up the Detox Centre at St Luke’s...

  • Woman files action over her ‘inhuman treatment’

    Woman files action over her ‘inhuman treatment’

    A Dutch woman who had to inspect her own excrement as the police suspected she was carrying drugs has filed a court application claiming she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. Jennifer Koster, 36, a Dutch woman born in the Dominican...

  • Regulator warns fuel probe ‘very complex’

    Regulator warns fuel probe ‘very complex’

    An investigation into the fuel market by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority is proving to be very complex. The probe, aimed at establishing whether the fuel market is truly competitive, was launched last month after the owner of...

  • Union calls for talks on phone ban

    The Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin is calling on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss a policy banning the social partners from taking mobile phones to official meetings with ministers. The union referred to a meeting between...