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  • ‘No alarm’ over pensions, insists Finance Minister

    ‘No alarm’ over pensions, insists Finance Minister

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna yesterday sought to allay concerns over the future of pensions and their sustainability, saying the situation was “not alarming”. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject, Prof. Scicluna acknowledged there...

  • Murdered man’s necklace missing

    Murdered man’s necklace missing

    A gold necklace that belonged to murdered taxi driver Matthew Zahra has disappeared after it was taken by the police as evidence, a police inspector said yesterday. Inspector Chris Pullicino informed Magistrate Josette Demicoli that the police...

  • ‘Freedom of expression violated’

    Malta Today editor Saviour Balzan and journalist James Debono filed a constitutional application claiming that their right to freedom of expression was violated when a court found them guilty of the defamation of former Mediterranean Conference...

  • Maltese workers back home from Libya

    Maltese workers back home from Libya

    About 70 mainly Maltese workers were yesterday flown in from Libya following the intervention of the Malta government, as the recent surge of violence brought the neighbouring country’s economy to a standstill. Their tickets were not covered by...

  • Lego-lised Gaia thrills our Eurovision winner

    Lego-lised Gaia thrills our Eurovision winner

    She’s wearing a frilly white dress, she has long black hair and holds a microphone in hand. It is Eurovision winner Gaia Cauchi alright – only it’s the Lego version of her. The 12-year-old singer was sent the photo of her Lego mini-doll by one of...

  • ‘PM must take action against chairman of Gozo Channel’

    The Nationalist Party yesterday called on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to take action against Gozo Channel chairman Joe Cordina following his admission that he instructed the company not to inform the police about an alleged theft of €4,000 by one...

  • Artists get the chance to showcase work abroad

    Artists get the chance to showcase work abroad

    Maltese artists involved in the performing arts sector will now get the opportunity to have their work promoted abroad as well as to perform in international festivals through the Malta Showcase. Launched yesterday by the Valletta 2018 Foundation,...

  • Name for Angelina Jolie’s Malta movie revealed

    Name for Angelina Jolie’s Malta movie revealed

    The film to be shot over the summer in Gozo, written and directed by Angelina Jolie and starring herself and Brad Pitt, will be aptly called By the Sea. Variety said that Universal Pictures had acquired the worldwide rights to their movie, which...

  • Recently released Libyan bailed for drugs

    A man recently released from prison after serving 11 years pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine and cannabis on Sunday. Akram Swayah, 37, a Libyan living in St Paul’s Bay, served time for a case dating back 20 years ago, his lawyer...

  • Inflationis down

    Inflationis down

    The cost of living went down last month according to the latest figures published by the National Statistics Office. On the back of lower electricity rates, the average annual inflation rate in June stood at -0.1 per cent. A year earlier inflation...

  • Government’s emphatic ‘no’ to State financing of parties

    Government’s emphatic ‘no’ to State financing of parties

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici yesterday told Parliament that political parties should first get their house in order before engaging in a national debate on State funding of political parties. Introducing the debate in second reading of the...

  • Sheena’s a first for Malta

    Sheena’s a first for Malta

    A tiger has been born at the Wildlife Park in Mtaħleb. The cub, which has been named Sheena, is the first to be born in Malta. Her mother is still in labour and more cubs are expected.

  • Kate is coming to Malta

    Kate is coming to Malta

    The Duchess of Cambridge will be in Malta on September 20 and 21 to represent Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence, Buckingham Palace confirmed yesterday. The visit will mark Kate Middleton’s first...

  • Filipino in detention for permit ‘mistake’

    Filipino in detention for permit ‘mistake’

    A Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested for working without a permit following “a misunderstanding”, according to his new employer. Joseph Spiteri cannot...

  • Autopsies show migrants drowned on lower deck

    Autopsies show migrants drowned on lower deck

    Twenty-nine migrants who fled Libya drowned in the lower deck of their boat, autopsies carried out on the majority of the corpses in Malta yesterday have indicated, according to sources. The victims, including one woman, were towed into port in...

  • Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    The Chamber of Advocates said it would have expected the government to follow the proposals made by the Justice Reform Commission on the appointment of judges when selecting former Labour MP Wenzu Mintoff for the post. The commission had proposed...

  • Abducted German children had not been covered by care order - minister

    Abducted German children had not been covered by care order - minister

    The Ministry for Family Affairs is evaluating any possible loopholes in entry and exit systems out of the country following the abduction of two German children from Malta. Replying to a series of questions by Nationalist MP Clyde Puli, Family...

  • Public funding would ensure no party is controlled by a few - Chris Said

    Public funding would ensure no party is controlled by a few - Chris Said

    While the government’s proposals for party financing were a step in the right direction, Parliament should have to have the courage to go further to strengthen political parties and ensure they would not be bought by a few, Opposition MP Chris...

  • Mentally-ill children to be separated from adults by end of year

    Three buildings close to Mount Carmel Hospital have been identified and reconstruction work has started with a view to having mentally-ill children separated from adult patients by the end of this year, Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne...

  • Government to consider freephone service for reporting of property abuse

    The government will be favourably considering the re-institution of a freephone service where public property abuse could be reported, Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said today. He was replying to Parliamentary questions by Opposition MP...