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Developers appeal for greater professionalism at construction sites

The Malta Developers Association has called for greater professionalism at construction sites following a number of accidents involving construction workers. "Without going into the merits of individual cases, the MDA feels that certain amateurism...

  • National diabetes strategy to be launched

    National diabetes strategy to be launched

    A national diabetes strategy will be launched for consultation towards the end of the year, the Health Department said today. Reacting to a report released yesterday by Health Consumer Powerhouse, placing Malta in 26th place out of 30 countries,...

  • Man pleads not guilty to conspiring to traffic heroin

    A 35-year-old man from Nigeria was today remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to conspiring to traffic heroin. Kayode Kola Ogunleye pleaded not guilty to conspiring to traffic drugs, being in possession of the drugs in circumstances...

  • Policemen who caught stork shooter awarded certificate of merit

    Policemen who caught stork shooter awarded certificate of merit

    Senior Police Inspector Francis Micallef and PC533 Paul Sheehan were today awarded a certificate of merit for the role they played in the arrest of a 26-year-old hunter who they saw shoot down a protected white stork on Tuesday. The two officers...

  • Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    An igaming company director has been granted bail against a deposit of €10,000 and personal guarantee of €10,000 after he pleaded not guilty to misappropriating €800,000 from players. Michael Zwi Oros, 33, of Sweden, a director of Everleaf Gaming...

  • Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    All shops currently not allowed to open on Sunday will be allowed to do so between 6am and 5pm provided that they remain closed on another day chosen by shop owners, according to a document up for consultation. Speaking this morning, Economy...

  • Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    The young woman who admitted making up sex allegations against her father was today placed under probation for three years and ordered to do 100 hours of community service. Leanne Camilleri repeatedly lied about being sexually abused by her...

  • Internet broadband subscriptions up 5.5%

    Internet broadband subscriptions grew by 5.5 per cent reaching 148,411 in this year's second quarter. The National Statistics Office said high speed internet connections exceeding 10Mbps advanced by 18.1 per cent, reaching 136,068. In contrast,...

  • Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    The marriage of 20 cohabiting couples at the Vatican on Sunday may have been viewed as a sign of a papal shift by many Church observers but two top clergymen in Malta believe this is “no big news”. Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna and theologian...

  • Independence celebrations programme launched

    The visit to Malta by Prince William, a spectacle of synchronised performances along Grand Harbour and an audio visual on independence projected are the highlights of Malta’s 50th anniversary celebrations, being organised by the Fondazzjoni...

  • Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William will be visiting Malta this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebrations of independence from Britain, Kensington Palace announced this morning. He will be visiting the island instead of his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of...

  • Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    As Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continue to elude photographers during their stay on Gozo, social media have been awash with spoofs of the actors in the most unusual of places. The first few ‘pictures’ of the power couple were...

  • FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    The hunters federation, FKNK, is officially launching a campaign to encourage its members to report illegalities on 9947 4503. It said in a statement that although this was already being done in a discreet manner, it had no other option but for...

  • We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    Police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigate the flood of reports that come in every day. About 6,000 reports have already been filed this year in...

  • Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Teenage Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been invited to Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. President Coleiro Preca invited...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigatethe...

  • Sant cites imprudence on Ukraine abstention

    Sant cites imprudence on Ukraine abstention

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant believes it was imprudent for the EU to sign an association treaty with Ukraine, justifying his abstention in Tuesday’s European Parliament vote. All the other Maltese MEPs voted for the association treaty that was approved...

  • We can’t cope, say police in St Julian’s

    Police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigate the flood of reports that come in every day. About 6,000 reports have already been filed this year in...

  • Company director pleads not guilty to €4m investor fraud

    Company director pleads not guilty to €4m investor fraud

    A director of a financial services company, Jean Claude Bugeja, was yesterday charged in court with defrauding investors of €4 million, with the sum expected to rise to nearly €7 million. Mr Bugeja, 42, from Għaxaq, pleaded not guilty to money...

  • Magistrate irked by coverage

    A magistrate, probably annoyed at comments made by a defence counsel, yesterday accused sections of the media of blowing things out of proportion. Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona made the comments during the continuation of the compilation of...

  • Marriage of cohabitees by Pope ‘is no big news’

    Marriage of cohabitees by Pope ‘is no big news’

    The marriage of 20 cohabiting couples at the Vatican on Sunday may have been viewed as a sign of a papal shift by many Church observers but two top clergymen in Malta believe this is “no big news”. Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna and theologian...