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MAM: Casualties from Libya 'must be contained'

MAM, the doctors' union, said today that while it was generally not against Malta treating a limited number of casualties from Libya, numbers must be contained not to comprise the local service. It said that handling a limited number of...

  • Car scammer avoids prison

    A young Italian man who rented a car in Italy and then tried to sell the vehicle in Malta, where it would be shipped to Libya and become untraceable, has been given a suspended jail term. Michael Cuffari, 24, from Naxxar, had rented a BMW from...

  • University exam directive is lifted

    A directive to withhold the annual results of non-final year students at the University of Malta and the Junior College was lifted yesterday following a breakthrough in talks over the collective agreement of academic staff. The government said the...

  • Appoġġ ‘mislaid German children for eight hours’

    Appoġġ ‘mislaid German children for eight hours’

    It took Appoġġ eight hours to realise that the German children trusted in their care by the court had gone missing, a magistrate was told yesterday. Magistrate Joanne Vella Cuschieri heard that it was only through an e-mail that the agency was...

  • Three bypasses shut for fireworks

    Three bypasses shut for fireworks

    Motorists are expected to face another weekend of traffic delays after three major bypasses are set to be temporarily closed to let off fireworks. The Marsa/Ħamrun bypass, the Mrieħel bypass and a part of Aldo Moro Road will be closed to traffic...

  • Quicker route into Valletta

    Quicker route into Valletta

    Drivers trying to make their way to South Street and the Hastings area in Valletta may do so through a quicker route following traffic direction changes that will come into effect tomorrow. The route will be four times shorter as vehicles entering...

  • Cutting cost, not quality, of uniforms

    State school uniform costs dropped by about 10 per cent and will remain unchanged for the next five years, the Education Ministry announced yesterday. Yorkie Clothing Ltd has won a government-issued tender to sell the uniforms following a public...

  • PN names 10 fora for party plans

    The Nationalist Party executive has approved the setting up of 10 policy fora to discuss new political proposals for the party. The fora, proposed by party leader Simon Busuttil, will open the party’s doors to people from different sectors. The 10...

  • Dalli appeal for EU steps on migration

    MEP Miriam Dalli is calling on the EU to take immediate action following the recent tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea and the unprecedented increase of irregular immigrants in the south. She was speaking during a meeting held by the European...

  • Brussels: bus fare row over

    The European Commission closed infringement proceedings against Malta over the issue of the differentiated tariff structure for bus transport in Malta, the government said. The tariffs discriminated between the maximum fares applicable to...

  • Enemalta was told insure for ‘catastrophe’

    Enemalta was told insure for ‘catastrophe’

    Part of the fuel procurement advisory committee’s advice to Enemalta Corporation in 2006 was to seek some sort of insurance cover for any catastrophic or extraordinary geopolitical event. The advice was given in view of the widespread anxiety...

  • Energy corporation Bill among approvals before holidays

    Parliament yesterday approved the third reading of the Enemalta (Transfer of Assets, Rights, Liabilities and Obligations) Bill by 36 votes to 28 after the Opposition called a division. The Bill now only needs the President’s consent to become...

  • Parliament rises for a lengthy summer recess

    Parliament rises for a lengthy summer recess

    Parliament rose for a 10-week summer recess in view of the migration from the Palace to the new Renzo Piano building at the entrance of Valletta, a move which both sides of the House highlighted during the adjournment. Deputy Speaker Ċensu Galea...

  • Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Negotiations with the preferred public transport bidder had not even started, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said, denying reports that a government announcement was imminent. On Wednesday, the General Workers’ Union’s daily, l-orizzont, quoted Mr...

  • PM celebrates Iftar with Muslim community

    PM celebrates Iftar with Muslim community

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening spoke about the difficult situation being faced by neighbours in Syria, Libya and Gaza during a meeting with the Muslim community at the party’s headquarters in Hamrun, held to celebrate Iftar, the...

  • More Maltese workers arrive from Libya

    More Maltese workers arrive from Libya

    A group of 16 Maltese who work in Libya arrived on a relief flight from Mitiga airport in the wake of an escalation of violence in the country. They were joined by workers from other countries, who also chose to leave the country. The flight, on a...

  • Delimara gas-fired plant ‘still on track’ for March

    Delimara gas-fired plant ‘still on track’ for March

    The Energy Ministry and Electrogas both insist the planned gas-fired plant in Delimara will be delivered “according to the agreed terms of the contract”. The government has pledged to have the plant completed by March 2015 but a few weeks ago,...

  • Government monitoring situation in Libya 'hour to hour' - Foreign Minister

    Government monitoring situation in Libya 'hour to hour' - Foreign Minister

    The government is monitoring the situation in Libya “hour to hour”, Foreign Minister George Vella said this evening. Speaking during a debate on a motion moved by the Opposition on the situation in Libya, he said that when the government last week...

  • Malta has important role to play in rebuilding of Libya - Opposition leader

    Malta has important role to play in rebuilding of Libya - Opposition leader

    Malta has an important role to play in the rebuilding of Libya, it should retain a presence in the country as much as possible, show leadership and help in case of emergencies, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. Speaking in...

  • Anti-human trafficking funds slashed by 70%

    Malta’s funding for the fight against human trafficking was slashed by 70 per cent last year, according to the US State Department. A State Department report on global human trafficking found that Maltese authorities had drastically reduced the...

  • PN calls for impeachment motion to be moved for debate before summer recess

    PN calls for impeachment motion to be moved for debate before summer recess

    Unless the government moved a motion for the impeachment of Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco for debate before the summer recess, the judge would retire without a decision having been taken about him, the Nationalist Party said. It said in a...