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  • Maltese is under arrest in Libya

    A Maltese businessman has been under arrest in Libya for just over a week, caught up in the controversy between that country's rival governments over the recognition of visas. Informed sources said the man is in the area controlled by the...

  • Bus driver suspended

    Malta Public Transport said yesterday it had suspended a bus driver after a route bus was shown on video dragging a parked car in a narrow road in Sliema. “The company would like to apologise to the owner of this vehicle and confirm that it will...

  • Extra CVA access point

    An additional CVA access point for vehicles entering Valletta from Merchants Street has been activated in view of the works at Castille Place. The new point will be called St James. Normal chargeable hours and tariffs apply.

  • Air Supply is here ‘to leave an impression’

    Air Supply is here ‘to leave an impression’

    Australian soft rock group Air Supply hopes “to leave an impression” on audiences with their “passionate and loud” set during their concert at MFCC in Ta’ Qali on Friday. The duo, Graham Russel and Russell Hitchcock, are on a world tour to mark...

  • Facebook used for drug dealing

    Using the postal system to import drugs is the better option, since the new customs officials cannot be bribed, according to a Facebook exchange revealed in court. The information was given by a police inspector who was testifying in the...

  • Man loses bail after breaching his curfew

    A man accused of theft from two Birkirkara shops last month has had his bail revoked after the court heard he breached a 10pm curfew. Annise Bejaoui, 26, was not at home on Sunday night when police checked on him at his Rabat apartment. He pleaded...

  • Mater Dei report reveals unprecedented crowding

    Mater Dei report reveals unprecedented crowding

    Every week Mater Dei Hospital is discharging 50 patients fewer than it admits, according to the Hospital Activity Report for the first six months of this year. It also indicates a seven per cent increase in patients at the emergency department...

  • BOV employees angry at bonus reversal

    BOV employees angry at bonus reversal

    Bank of Valletta employees are up in arms following a decision by management not to pay its employees the full performance bonus in 2014, contrary to its stated intention. The bank’s decision was communicated last week by CEO Charles Borg and was...

  • Yacht owners protest over lack of maintenance at marina

    Yacht owners protest over lack of maintenance at marina

    Owners of yachts that berth at Ta' Xbiex filed a judicial protest against Transport Malta today, complaining that the authority is not maintaining the quay even though they pay thousands of euro in fees. The yacht owners said the quay is now in a...

  • Air Supply: We don’t follow trends, we just do what we love

    Air Supply: We don’t follow trends, we just do what we love

    Australian soft rock group Air Supply hope to 'leave an impression' on audiences with their “passionate and loud” concert at MFCC in Ta' Qali on Friday. The duo, Graham Russel and Russell Hitchcock are on a world tour to mark their 40th...

  • Man loses bail, shouts abuse at police inspector

    A man was remanded in custody today for breaching bail conditions imposed on him last month in a case involving theft from two Birkirkara shops. Annise Bejaoui, 26, was not at home on Sunday night when the police checked on him, a court heard. He...

  • PN welcomes jobs figures, says private sector should drive the economy

    The Nationalist Party said this afternoon that it welcomed the latest statistics on the number of persons gainfully occupied. The statistics showed that full-time employment increased by 4.3% largely as a result of a 5.5% increase in full-time...

  • Drug suspect's car rammed by police to prevent escape

    Drug suspect's car rammed by police to prevent escape

    A police inspector described in court today how the police rammed a suspected drug trafficker's car after he tried to evade arrest. Inspector Gabriel Micallef was giving evidence against Pierre Cremona, 42, who stands accused of aggravated drug...

  • Updated - Maltese under arrest in Libya for using rival government visa

    A Maltese businessman has been under arrest in Libya for just over a week, having been caught up in the controversy between that country's rival governments over the recognition of visas. Informed sources said the man is under arrest in the area...

  • Cuban man spent hold-up cash in casino

    Cuban man spent hold-up cash in casino

    A Cuban man who held-up a stationery owner at knife point on Saturday morning was this afternoon remanded in custody after admitting the charges. Eliseo Carrillo Montoro, who holds an Italian identity card, was accused of stealing €2,515 from Eros...

  • Man admits stealing €950 from carwash machine

    A young man who stole €950 from car wash machines at a Fgura fuel station was placed under a probation order after pleading guilty. In handing down judgment, Magistrate Charmaine Galea took into consideration the fact that the man returned the...

  • Drugs found in false bottom of language students' luggage

    Drugs found in false bottom of language students' luggage

    Cocaine was found in the false bottom of luggage bags carried by two Panamanian drug mules who claimed to have come to Malta to study English, a court heard this morning. Lorena Vanessa Hernandez Munoz, 21, and Hector Antonio Montenegro Martinez,...

  • Twelfth largest superyacht at Palumbo Malta

    Twelfth largest superyacht at Palumbo Malta

    The motoryacht Serene, the 12th largest superyacht in the world, has arrived at the Palumbo dockyard in Malta for a refit. The 134m yacht arrived in Malta early on Sunday. "This yacht has been entrusted to us by a well renowned management company...

  • Security guards engaged at Freeport Corporation to favour GWU, UHM says

    The government has been engaging security officers at the Malta Freeport Corporation in order to favour the GWU, the UHM alleged today, quoting ‘informed sources’. The two unions are locked in a battle for trade union recognition. The UHM said the...

  • Lampedusa tragedy survivor is sent back to Malta by Sweden

    Lampedusa tragedy survivor is sent back to Malta by Sweden

    A Syrian asylum seeker accused of travelling illegally to Sweden was given a suspended sentence today after having been back to Malta.Police inspector Mario Haber told the court that Feras Al Haddad, 31, was one of the migrants who survived the...