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  • Watch: Police raid Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex

    Watch: Police raid Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex

    Updated 1.32pm - Added video of Pilatus Bank chairman Police officers and duty magistrate Aaron Bugeja are at Pilatus Bank offices in Ta' Xbiex as an inquiry into claims that Panama company Egrant is owned by the Prime Minister's wife began this...

  • Democrats and Patriots collect more than Greens

    Democrats and Patriots collect more than Greens

    Marlene Farrugia’s Democratic Party collected more than €7,000 last year, six times more than the long-established Alternattiva Demokratika, official documents show. The PD’s income, however, includes a single source donation of €6,334, according...

  • Blockchain strategy approved by Cabinet

    Blockchain strategy approved by Cabinet

    Cabinet has approved a blockchain strategy which would soon be issued for public consultation, making Malta one of the first countries in the world to have a national strategy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday. Blockchain is the...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Allegations that mysterious Panama company Egrant is owned by the Prime Minister's wife dominate the front pages of today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta reports the Prime Minister's denial of the claims, and also publishes news that...

  • Muscat asks inquiring magistrate to investigate Egrant claims

    Muscat asks inquiring magistrate to investigate Egrant claims

    Updated 6.10am Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has asked the inquiring magistrate to investigate allegations that secret Panama company Egrant is owned by his wife Michelle. "This is the biggest political lie ever told in this country," he told a...

  • Two women hospitalised after accident

    Two women hospitalised after accident

    Two women were hospitalised today following a collision between two cars in Żabbar. The women, a 37-year-old and a 69-year-old, both from Xgħajra, were in a car that collided with another that was being driven by a 65-year-old man from Fgura. The...

  • Smashed shop window lands man in trouble

    Smashed shop window lands man in trouble

    A man was today given a suspended jail term just hours after damaging third party property while being drunk on the streets of Sliema in the early hours of this morning. Sicilian-born Alessio Manfredi, 31, residing in St Julian's, admitted in...

  • MIDI registers loss of €2.5 million after tax

    MIDI registers loss of €2.5 million after tax

    A lack of apartment delivery to their respective owners led MIDI to register a loss after tax of €2.5 million for the year ended December 31. This followed a profit of €9.9 million for the previous financial year. In a statement on the Malta Stock...

  • New machine at Mater Dei to reduce need for patient travel abroad

    New machine at Mater Dei to reduce need for patient travel abroad

    Patients will no longer have to be sent abroad for a particular type of breast biopsy following the investment of €80,000 in a new machine at Mater Dei Hospital. Health Minister Chris Fearne this afternoon explained that five to six people with...

  • Argument over accused's child led to Ħamrun murder

    Argument over accused's child led to Ħamrun murder

    The violent argument which led to the murder of Brandon Pace outside his Ħamrun residence on April 2 was allegedly sparked off by a heated telephone exchange between the victim's partner and the grandmother of the accused's child earlier in the...

  • No firearms licensed in Deniro Magri's name

    No firearms licensed in Deniro Magri's name

    A female police officer stationed at Ħamrun today testified that a search on the Police Weapons System had shown that no firearms had been licensed under the name of Deniro Magri, the man currently facing criminal proceedings over the murder of...

  • Man fined for attacking officers

    Man fined for attacking officers

    A man was condemned to a nine-month jail term suspended for one year and a fine of €1,000 after he admitted to having been involved in an incident with a number of police officers, one of whom ended up sporting a bite. His driving licence was also...

  • Konrad Mizzi files libel suit against Caruana Galizia

    Konrad Mizzi files libel suit against Caruana Galizia

    Minister Konrad Mizzi has filed a second libel suit against Daphne Caruana Galizia amid new claims yesterday that large sums of money were transferred into his Panama company. In a blog post, Ms Caruana Galizia claimed that a company owned by one...

  • Lombard bid for Cypriot bank raises concerns

    Lombard bid for Cypriot bank raises concerns

    Lombard Bank’s intention to bid for a 49.01 per cent shareholding of Cyprus Popular Bank raises financial, regulatory and ethical concerns as well as potentially legal ones, according to sources. The Cypriot bank had to be bailed out during the...

  • Crane topples in Swieqi, operator injured

    Crane topples in Swieqi, operator injured

    Updated 1.15pm A crane toppled over in Swieqi this afternoon, injuring its operator in the process. The incident happened just after noon in Triq ix-Xiber, injuring its operator while another worker had to be treated for shock. The structure came...

  • Cruise passenger traffic more than doubles in first quarter

    Cruise passenger traffic more than doubles in first quarter

    Total cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017 increased by more than double over the corresponding period last year, officials statistics show. A total of 85,215 passengers visited Malta in the first three months this year, an...

  • 30,000 public service workers to get increase in wages

    30,000 public service workers to get increase in wages

    Updated 12.20pm with PN reaction A total of 30,000 public service workers will benefit from a €17 million wage increase thanks to a collective agreement signed with unions this morning.  The agreement stipulates that the increase will shoot up to...

  • Watch: Kappara flyover taking shape

    Watch: Kappara flyover taking shape

    The first steel structure of the Kappara flyover is being installed today as works on one of Malta's busiest junctions continue in full swing.  The flyover will eventually link the upper part of Regional Road coming from St Julian's towards...

  • Watch: Video released after Packham arrest, court 'fiasco'

    Watch: Video released after Packham arrest, court 'fiasco'

    Updated 3.30pm with video Wildlife campaigner Chris Packham this afternoon released a video this afternoon shortly after he was acquitted of assault while filming an illegal bird trapping documentary. The Gozo court threw out a "time-wasting"...

  • Patients wait for hours at health centre in Mosta

    Patients wait for hours at health centre in Mosta

    Patients visiting the Mosta Health Centre are being forced to wait for hours to receive treatment, with many sitting in the waiting room for over four hours. Seated in a packed waiting room, patients expected to be treated by a general...