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  • Viewers in Malta spend two hours daily watching TV

    Viewers in Malta spend two hours daily watching TV

    TV viewers in Malta spend almost two hours daily watching television, up 10 minutes from the previous assessment, figures released by the Broadcasting Authority show.  The latest survey reveals that the average amount of hours that TV viewers...

  • ‘Abortion in cases of rape simply cannot be allowed’ - victim's daughter

    ‘Abortion in cases of rape simply cannot be allowed’ - victim's daughter

    Allowing abortion in cases of rape not only puts unborn children at risk but also sends a message that the life of those conceived by rape is worth less, according to a victim’s daughter. “It tells us: you should not even be here, you were not...

  • Record high tourism for October

    Record high tourism for October

    Tourism to Malta in October increased by almost 10 per cent over the corresponding month last year, official figures released today show. Total inbound visitors were estimated at 219,484, an increase of 9.8 per cent when compared to the...

  • Speaker ruling 'a threat to freedom of speech' - PN

    Speaker ruling 'a threat to freedom of speech' - PN

    Updated 12pm with PL statement Speaker Anglu Farrugia's recent ruling on a claim that an MP had lied was a threat to freedom of speech, Opposition deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said today. The Speaker on Monday ordered Shadow Minister Jason...

  • Malta has lowest long-standing health limitation in EU

    Malta has lowest long-standing health limitation in EU

    Malta had the lowest proportion of people reporting a long-standing limitation in activities due to health problems in 2015, an EU-wide report released today has shown. Last year, a quarter (25.3%) of people aged 16 or over in the EU reported...

  • Dar il-Kaptan wins Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Award

    Dar il-Kaptan wins Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Award

    Dar il-Kaptan, the Foundation for Respite Care Services, has been awarded this year's edition of the Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Award. The award was given in recognition of Dar il-Kaptan's work and commitment in the community since its inception 25...

  • Jobless men at higher risk of poverty than women

    Jobless men at higher risk of poverty than women

    Unemployed Maltese men have a higher chance of being at risk of poverty than women, according to a report published yesterday by the European Institute for Gender Equality. The report shows that Malta had the second highest gender gap in the...

  • Risks to financial stability remain low - Central Bank

    Risks to financial stability remain low - Central Bank

    Risks to financial stability in the funds sectors for first half of the year in Malta remained low with a positive outlook for the second half of the year, according to a Central Bank report released today. No new risks have emerged, whereas...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta quotes a top Malta Football Association official saying that match-fixing in Maltese football is more widespread than indicated by an internationalstudy by the...

  • Minister calls for education – not a sugar tax

    Minister calls for education – not a sugar tax

    The introduction of a tax on sugar should only be considered if efforts to educate people to choose healthier eating options failed, Health Minister Chris Fearne said yesterday. Malta’s health sector tended to focus solely on curing patients, Mr...

  • ‘Match-fixing in Malta even more widespread’

    ‘Match-fixing in Malta even more widespread’

    Match-fixing in Maltese football is more widespread than an inter­national study by the global players’ union has indicated, a top Malta Football Association official said. Integrity officer Franz Tabone sounded this warning when the Times of...

  • Health Minister refuses to list payments to Vitals

    Health Minister refuses to list payments to Vitals

    Health Minister Chris Fearne is refusing to list payments made to Vitals Global Healthcare for the running of three public hospitals. The Times of Malta is told the government has already passed over €20 million to Vitals for the running of the...

  • Call for Brussels job applications ‘unauthorised’

    Call for Brussels job applications ‘unauthorised’

    An Education Ministry employee was verbally cautioned for circulating what a spokeswoman said was an “unauthorised” call for applications at Malta House in Brussels. The Institute for European Studies on Monday circulated an e-mail about promoting...

  • Tourism Authority to step up Dwejra monitoring

    Tourism Authority to step up Dwejra monitoring

    The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has vowed to step up monitoring of the Azure Window at Dwejra following the latest incident at the site last week. A video uploaded to Youtube showed a number of large rocks crashing off the iconic structure after...

  • Italian complains he was not granted legal assistance during police interrogation

    An Italian man who is facing criminal proceedings for drug trafficking has been granted the right to refer to the superior courts after he pleaded that he was not granted the possibility of legal assistance during police interrogation. Aldo...

  • Task force to improve disaster victim identification process

    Task force to improve disaster victim identification process

    The Disaster Victim Identification Malta task force, better known as DVI Malta, was launched by Home Affairs minister Carmelo Abela today. It groups police, army, civil protection, health authorities and other experts to expand the capabilities of...

  • ‘Be a diplomat, even when you ride your bike’

    ‘Be a diplomat, even when you ride your bike’

    Do not cause a diplomatic incident by running red lights or riding your bicycle against traffic, an advocacy group is warning diplomats and journalists planning to head to Malta during its EU presidency term. The Bicycling Advocacy Group yesterday...

  • Government: Power tariffs will not change despite oil prices jump, PN says they should fall

    Government: Power tariffs will not change despite oil prices jump, PN says they should fall

    Updated, adds PN statement The government promised today that local power tariffs will not change despite a jump in the international oil price following a decision by Opec oil producing nations to cut production. In a statement, the prime...

  • New power station to be commissioned in a few weeks

    New power station to be commissioned in a few weeks

    Malta’s Presidency of the EU Council will come at an exciting moment for the country, with the coming online in the next few weeks of the new gas-fired power station that will enable the country to attain a complete breakaway from the use of heavy...

  • GWU foundation running scheme for the unemployed ‘has no staff’

    GWU foundation running scheme for the unemployed ‘has no staff’

    The General Workers’ Union insists there are no employees on the books of its newly formed foundation running the government’s jobless scheme. The GWU set up the Community Work Scheme Enterprise Foundation last February, a few days after securing...