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  • Could GPs be the key to preventing mental health relapses?

    Could GPs be the key to preventing mental health relapses?

    Patients with mental health problems who have been stable for a year will be able to visit their family doctor up to three times a year, in a new scheme funded by the government. Health Minister Chris Fearne said such patients were currently only...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - May 19

    Editor's choice of your photos - May 19

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. The photos should preferably be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. They will be cropped adequately...

  • Malta's EU presidency discussed in Brussels

    Malta's EU presidency discussed in Brussels

    Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela today met with EU Security Chief Federica Mogherini and discussed preparations for Malta's EU Presidency next year. Views were exchanged mostly related to the aspect of external action of the EU. Mr Abela is...

  • Zika prevention stepped up as summer approaches

    Zika prevention stepped up as summer approaches

    For most people, summer means sea, sun and socialising.  But for health authorities seeking to prevent an outbreak of the Zika virus, it means one thing: mosquitoes.  Authorities are hard at work controlling vector breeding sites and giving...

  • Inland Revenue employee on leave after spouse featured in Panama Papers

    Inland Revenue employee on leave after spouse featured in Panama Papers

    The spouse of an Inland Revenue employee is among those listed in the Panama Papers, the Finance Ministry said this evening.  Though details about the company in question shows it was opened before the couple got married, the Tax Commissioner took...

  • Four new ambassadors to Malta

    Four new ambassadors to Malta

    The newly-appointed ambassadors of Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Burkina Faso presented their credentials to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today.  Jordanian Ambassador Awwad Khaled Alserhan was previously...

  • Education Ministry never reported corruption claims to us: police

    Education Ministry never reported corruption claims to us: police

    Corruption claims by a Gozitan contractor involving an aide to Education Minister Evarist Bartolo were not communicated to the police by the ministry, a spokesman said. “The police did not receive a report related to corruption”, the spokesman...

  • Malta gets its first-ever pesticide testing lab

    Malta gets its first-ever pesticide testing lab

    Malta's consumer watchdog is to analyse food samples for traces of pesticides, as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the Malta Laboratories Network and the Water Services Corporation.This will be the first time pesticide analysis...

  • Maternity board blames paperwork for refund delays

    Maternity board blames paperwork for refund delays

    Employers have not been paid promised refunds for contributions into the Maternity Leave Fund as a result of a “lengthy administrative process”, it has emerged. The Maternity Leave Fund Board said that it wanted to ensure “full transparency” and...

  • Incontinent man ends up in court after long bus ride

    Incontinent man ends up in court after long bus ride

    A court today heard that a bus passenger accused of offending public morals, was in actual fact trying to prevent himself from urinating as he suffered from a condition which made him incontinent.The incident happened yesterday evening, when the...

  • Planning Authority sanctions Portomaso works dating back to 1999

    Planning Authority sanctions Portomaso works dating back to 1999

    4.20pm Update - FAA files legal protest A Planning Board decision to sanction illegal Portomaso works dating back to 1999 effectively nullified the Public Domain Act that came into force last week, an environmental group has charged.  Flimkien...

  • Motorcyclist critically hurt in St Paul's Bay collision

    Motorcyclist critically hurt in St Paul's Bay collision

    A motorcyclist was critically injured in a road accident in St Paul's Bay this morning.  The accident, which happened at 10.45am on Mosta road, involved a BMW car driven by a 50-year-old man and BMW motorbike being ridden by the victim.  The...

  • Architects slam 40-storey Sliema hotel plan

    Architects slam 40-storey Sliema hotel plan

    The proposed 40-storey hotel at Fort Cambridge in Sliema is a project that is being studied in isolation and it lacks long-term planning, according to three prominent architects. The architects – Edward Said, Richard England and Conrad Thake –...

  • Fight in Sliema sparked by political tensions in Libya

    Fight in Sliema sparked by political tensions in Libya

    A Libyan man has been charged with grievously injuring his flatmate in an argument which the police said could have been triggered by the ongoing political tensions between the two rival governments that ruled Libya until recently. Almalloshi...

  • Questions raised over Alitalia president's comments on 'zero investment' in Air Malta

    Questions raised over Alitalia president's comments on 'zero investment' in Air Malta

    5.45pm Updated with Tourism Minister comments The Nationalist Party said today it expected the government to explain whether it was true that Alitalia would not make any investment in order to acquire almost half the shares in Air Malta. The party...

  • De la Rue starts building Global Centre of Excellence in Malta - 'Rightsizing' of workerforce happening on voluntary basis

    De la Rue starts building Global Centre of Excellence in Malta - 'Rightsizing' of workerforce happening on voluntary basis

    De La Rue has begun the process of building a Global Centre of Excellence in Malta for identity, product authentication & traceability solutions. In a statement today, the company said the investment will make Malta a global leader in this...

  • Manoel Island project costs rise to €500 million - Midi considers strategic partner

    Manoel Island project costs rise to €500 million - Midi considers strategic partner

    Midi envisages that the Manoel Island project will cost as much as €500 million, forcing it to consider bringing in a majority shareholder. Chief executive officer Luke Coppini told The Business Observer (distributed with Times of Malta) that the...

  • Court overturns forgery conviction against consumer watchdog inspector - he may have been framed

    Court overturns forgery conviction against consumer watchdog inspector - he may have been framed

    A consumer watchdog inspector who had been convicted of forging shop owners' signatures has been acquitted by an appeals court which concluded that the crime had been committed by somebody else possibly to frame him. Sources, said that a person is...

  • Tidal lanes working well, Transport Malta says

    Tidal lanes working well, Transport Malta says

    The tidal lane set up in in Paola is working well, and a similar system is planned for other roads, Transport Malta said today. "Transport Malta has been monitoring the tidal lane in Sir Paul Boffa Avenue for the past two weeks. Traffic queues...

  • Man slightly injured in incident on boat

    A man was injured this morning when a floorboard fell on top of him while working on a boat. The incident happened in Msida Creek shortly before noon. The man complained of feeling dizzy and was taken to hospital.