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  • Two men plead not guilty to trafficking drugs

    Two men plead not guilty to trafficking drugs

    Two men were this afternoon remanded in custody after they pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking. Sampson Twene, 20, a Ghanaian who resides in Sicily, was caught with one kilo of cannabis resin in his backpack by Drugs Squad police who were...

  • African journalists in Malta to set up NGO to help migrants integrate

    African journalists in Malta are setting up a new non-governmental organisation - Media Association Malta (AMAM) - to use their professional skills to help migrants learn about living in Malta and effective integration. The NGO, being launched on...

  • Man grievously injured in accident

    Man grievously injured in accident

    A 50-year-old man from Marsascala was grievously injured when his car overturned following a collision this afternoon. The police said the man was driving a Toyota Yaris which crashed with a Toyota Starlet that was being driven by a 34-year-old...

  • Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    A Somali man was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of two Sudanese men. Abdirahman Ahmed, 49, denied stabbing the men during a fight on Saturday evening in Triq id-Duluri, Hamrun. The two victims turned up at...

  • Man denies setting up friend to be robbed

    Man denies setting up friend to be robbed

    A 20-year-old man from Fgura was this afternoon remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to setting up his friend to be robbed. Inspector James Grech told the court accused Dylan Mc Kay left a bar in Paceville with his friend Wayne Lughermo...

  • Motorcyclist injured in accident

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A 46-year-old motorcyclist from Birkirkara was grievously injured in a collision in Triq Hal Far, Birzebbuga at 11.35am. The police said the motorbike, a Suzuki, collided with a Toyota Auris that was being driven by a 49-year-old man from...

  • Romanians admit stealing cash and mobile phones

    Romanians admit stealing cash and mobile phones

    Two Romanians have been remanded in preventive custody pending judgment after they pleaded guilty to 16 counts of theft in three weeks. Mihaela Niculae and Marian-Sorin Mihailoiu, both aged 44, admitted to pick-pocketing and stealing around €1,200...

  • €15,000 raised in football nursery fun for L-Istrina

    €15,000 raised in football nursery fun for L-Istrina

    Eurosport’s Football Nursery fun event this morning saw 300 young and promising footballers from 16 nurseries come together to raise €15,000 in aid of this year’s L-Istrina. Some €1,500 were raised, which were topped to €15,000 by Eurosport,...

  • Developments prove Opposition's credibility and effectiveness - Opposition leader

    Developments prove Opposition's credibility and effectiveness - Opposition leader

    Developments this week which led to the dismissal of one of the most prominent ministers confirmed the Opposition’s credibility and effectiveness, Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil said today. Speaking during a seminar in Gozo on the theme...

  • NGOs mark human rights day

    NGOs mark human rights day

    A group of some 30 non-governmental organisations gathered in Valletta this morning to mark International Human Rights Day. The organisations will be presenting members of Parliament with a statement, urging them to use their seat in the House to...

  • Azerbaijan trip intended to secure long-term gas supply for power station - PM

    Azerbaijan trip intended to secure long-term gas supply for power station - PM

    A government delegation will be heading to Baku in Azerbaijan this afternoon for meetings with the President and Prime Minister of the country in a bid to secure a long-term gas supply for the new power station, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said...

  • PM’s visit to Azerbaijan is shrouded in secrecy

    PM’s visit to Azerbaijan is shrouded in secrecy

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will head a delegation to Azerbaijan today, but details of the visit have been kept under wraps. The Office of the Prime Minister has not released any details about the purpose of this trip or who will be forming part...

  • Gozo airstrip proposed for 2017

    Gozo airstrip proposed for 2017

    Plans for a 900-metre-long rural airfield in Gozo have been forwarded to Brussels with the aim of tapping EU funding for the estimated €14 million project. Documents seen by The Sunday Times of Malta show that the government intends to construct a...

  • Controversial decision paves way for more flats

    Controversial decision paves way for more flats

    Two double-fronted townhouses of architectural value located just outside the Urban Conservation Area in Sliema are to be replaced by blocks of flats, following a controversial decision by the planning authority. Last week, Mepa approved the...

  • We need quality not numbers - Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani

    We need quality not numbers - Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani

    Politicians and business leaders need to take “bold” steps to take Malta to the “next level” in the tourism industry by moving away from the mass market and embracing quality tourism, according to Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani. Speaking at...

  • Arson suspected in factory fire

    Arson suspected in factory fire

    Police suspect arson may be to blame for a fire in a factory in Zebbiegh Road, Mgarr last night, the police said. No one was injured in the fire, that was put out by members of the Civil Protection Department at around 11pm. An inquiry is being held.

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The Sunday Times of Malta interviews new Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela who says his calm demeanour should not be mistaken for weakness as he pledges to resolve...

  • New police minister: I am calm, not weak

    New police minister: I am calm, not weak

    Carmelo Abela says his calm demeanour should not be mistaken for weakness as he pledges to resolve the problems in the police force. The police corps is demoralised and lacks public confidence, Mr Abela says, adding he is determined to address the...

  • Man in critical condition after crashing into pole

    Man in critical condition after crashing into pole

    A 44-year-old Australian is in a critical condition after he lost control of his car and crashed into a pole in Kalkara. The police said the accident happened at 8.10pm yesterday in Triq il-Missjoni Taljana, Kalkara. The victim was driving a Smart...

  • New police minister: I am calm, not weak

    New police minister: I am calm, not weak

    Carmelo Abela says his calm demeanour should not be mistaken for weakness as he pledges to resolve the problems in the police force. The police corps is demoralised and lacks public confidence, Mr Abela says, adding he is determined to address the...