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  • Two men jailed for manufacturing false cash

    Two men jailed for manufacturing false cash

    Two men from Cameroon have been jailed for two years after they were caught red handed manufacturing false cash through the so-called black-money scam.  Thiam Serge Ronny, 27, and Elvis Achu Minang, 32, also pleaded guilty to using false passports...

  • It’s full steam ahead for railway museum

    It’s full steam ahead for railway museum

    A railway museum will be housed at the former train station in Birkirkara. The local council has been granted a planning permit to turn a childcare centre in a public garden into the Birchircara (the old way of writing Birkirkara) Historical Malta...

  • Languages to be assessed in different way

    A different way to assess languages in secondary schools has been introduced on the European Day of Languages. The subject proficiency assessment (SPA), which will work in parallel with the SEC, will mean that assessment of a student's knowledge...

  • He’s got stars in his eyes

    He’s got stars in his eyes

    If you compare the universe to a human being, what would it have looked like a mere 12 hours after conception? Nobel Prize winner and astrophysicist George Smoot discusses the Big Bang, alien life and seeing God with Kim Dalli. George Smoot first...

  • Vella not facing tough political obstacles from MEPs

    Vella not facing tough political obstacles from MEPs

    Malta’s nominee for the post of European commissioner, Karmenu Vella, will not be facing tough political opposition during questioning by MEPs next Monday. Both the EPP - of which the PN is part - and the Socialist group have informally agreed not...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says Karmenu Vella is not facing tough political obstacles from MEPs during his ‘grilling’ next week. The Malta Independent leads with recommendations by a think...

  • Alleged triple killer funds bail deposit of €60,000

    A man suspected of having murdered three men managed to rack up enough cash to pay his bail deposit. Jason Galea had been accused of murdering his brother-in-law, Mario Camilleri known as L-Imnieħru, and his 21-year-old son Mario Jnr in August 2013.

  • Vella not facing tough obstacles from MEPs

    Vella not facing tough obstacles from MEPs

    Malta’s nominee for the post of European commissioner, Karmenu Vella, is not facing any tough political opposition and should be cleared by the European Parliament on Monday, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources close to the European Parliament said...

  • ‘Paceville police not enough’

    The number of police officers stationed in Paceville needs to be increased, according to Opposition home affairs spokesman Jason Azzopardi. He was reacting to comments by acting Police Commissioner Ray Zammit who said increasing police presence in...

  • Mepa turns down new Sliema lidos

    Mepa turns down new Sliema lidos

    The planning authority yesterday rejected two applications for the extension or building of lidos on the Sliema foreshore. One of the applications was submitted by the owners of the Preluna Hotel, who were seeking to extend their beach club...

  • Alcohol problem man fled police naked

    A 30-year-old Briton who ran down the street naked to flee from police was yesterday placed on probation so he could kick his “acute alcohol problem”. Dominic Peter Hedges, who is self-employed, was drunk when he turned up outside his girlfriend’s...

  • Cliff leap teacher ‘did not ask about girl’s condition’

    Cliff leap teacher ‘did not ask about girl’s condition’

    A man accused of encouraging his teenage girlfriend to commit suicide did not inform rescuers that Lisa Marie Zahra was with him, even though he was “lucid”, a court heard yesterday. A nurse who was called to Dingli Cliffs in the afternoon on...

  • ‘Man showers neighbour with urine’

    ‘Man showers neighbour with urine’

    An elderly man urinated in a bucket and left it to ferment in the sun for weeks before dumping it on his neighbour as he walked out of his garage on Tuesday evening, a court heard yesterday. Giovanni Caruana, 77, from Sliema, pleaded not guilty to...

  • Unpublished inquiry harms credibility – PN

    Unpublished inquiry harms credibility – PN

    The secrecy surrounding an inquiry into the former Police Commissioner’s decision to drop charges against a man who allegedly assaulted four police officers is eating away at the force’s credibility, the Opposition charged yesterday. “The police’s...

  • Better paid, full-time MPs ‘would be more effective’

    Better paid, full-time MPs ‘would be more effective’

    Parliament should be given the structure and tools to enact good legislation and, possibly, have better-paid, full-time MPs backed by an administrative infrastructure that makes them more effective, according to former Speaker Michael Frendo. He...

  • ‘I feared they would kick him to death’

    ‘I feared they would kick him to death’

    A Swedish man was walking in Balluta early yesterday morning when he saw three men suddenly turn around and attack a 25-year-old man who was with two women. When the witness told the three aggressors to leave the poor man alone, he was hit in the...

  • It’s full steam ahead for railway museum

    It’s full steam ahead for railway museum

    A railway museum will be housed at the former train station in Birkirkara. The local council has been granted a planning permit to turn a childcare centre in a public garden into the Birchircara (the old way of writing Birkirkara) Historical Malta...

  • Crews fly in for show spectacular

    Crews fly in for show spectacular

    Display teams for this weekend’s airX Malta International Airshow have been touching down to the delight of aviation enthusiasts. Running into its 16th edition, the highlight of the airshow will be the RAF Red Arrows who will be in the air...

  • Two injured in accidents

    Two accidents took place on Burmarrad Road in the span of four hours yesterday. The first happened at about 10.30am when a 32-year-old priest from Msida suffered slight injuries after swerving to avoid an oncoming bus and overturning. At about...

  • Deal over repatriation

    Malta and Gambia have signed a cooperation agreement to repatriate migrants back to the African country. It was signed by Foreign Minister George Vella and Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister Bala Garba Jahumpa in New York where the 60th UN general...