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  • Concerns over police leakages

    The Malta Police Association called on the government and the Police Commissioner to implement the controls necessary to protect sensitive information and personal data of officers. It said it was concerned with the findings of an investigation by...

  • Estate agents join MDA

    The Federation of Estate Agents has become an affiliate member of the Malta Developers Association, ahead of a White Paper on the regulation of estate agencies. Economic Growth Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera said the White Paper, announced...

  • Minister: teenage security chief won’t be paid extra

    Minister: teenage security chief won’t be paid extra

    A new government security company may not have to engage employees, is not for profit and its teenage chief will not be paid extra, according to Economy Minister Chris Cardona. However, the minister was not forthcoming when asked about the unusual...

  • Fatal crash driver can speak to friends

    Fatal crash driver can speak to friends

    Almost seven months after being involved in a car crash in Gozo that claimed the life of a 22-year-old law student, the driver facing manslaughter charges can finally speak to his friends again. Magistrate Audrey Demicoli has authorised Terrence...

  • UK in-out decision may eclipse Malta’s EU priorities – Borg

    UK in-out decision may eclipse Malta’s EU priorities – Borg

    The UK’s in-out referendum risks eclipsing the priorities the Maltese presidency of the EU Council is planning to put forth in 2017, according to Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg. Malta’s priorities for the 2017 presidency include the...

  • Forget solidarity on migration, EU-sceptic Farage tells Malta

    Forget solidarity on migration, EU-sceptic Farage tells Malta

    Malta, Italy and Greece were in for a terrible shock if they believed Europe would provide migrant solidarity, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told Times of Malta. “If you think you’re a part of some collegiate European Union to help you out of the...

  • Jailed for heroin in Kinder Egg

    Jailed for heroin in Kinder Egg

    A drug dealer who was caught with heroin hidden in a Kinder Egg during a roadblock was jailed for a year after he failed to convince a magistrate the drug was for his personal use. Vincent Spalding, 42, of Cospicua, was arrested in Żabbar in April...

  • Prostitute gets three months for drugs in prison

    A convicted prostitute with a 16-page criminal record was jailed for three months after pleading guilty to the possession of heroin while in prison three years ago. Jacqueline Rapinett, 38, was found carrying heroin during a random search at the...

  • PM says migration plan is a major breakthrough

    PM says migration plan is a major breakthrough

    The EU leaders’ agreement on a migrant relocation system was hailed as a “major breakthrough” by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the end of an acrimonious summit. “We managed to get to an unprecedented situation where the weight of migration will...

  • PN: Malta should have got a better deal

    Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil yesterday described the EU migration deal as “half-baked” and not in the best interest of Malta. Addressing a conference organised by Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola, Dr Busuttil said that while the proposal...

  • Malta anthropologist passes away, aged 87

    Malta anthropologist passes away, aged 87

    Leading anthropologist Jeremy Boissevain, who was fascinated by Maltese society and wrote several books and research papers about the island, passed away yesterday at the age of 87. Prof. Boissevain was a long-time observer of Maltese feasts and...

  • Silence over alternative to guarantee on power plant

    The government would not say whether it has an alternative plan if the EU does not approve the €88 million State guarantee given to Electrogas Malta Ltd. Questions sent to Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi last week remained unanswered despite various...

  • Deficit reduced to €119m in May

    The deficit fell by €120 million in the first five months of 2015 due to higher revenues, figures out yesterday show. According to the National Statistics Office, the deficit stood at €119 million in May as revenue increased by €186 million...

  • Motorcycle strips for Coast Road

    Malta’s first motorcycle strips would be installed as part of the Coast Road project, Transport Malta has said. The strips are attached to the lower part of the crash barriers. In an accident, motorbike riders are prevented from hitting the...

  • Have you seen six stolen Cypresses?

    Have you seen six stolen Cypresses?

    Six Cypress trees were stolen from a green area in Pembroke, the local council has said. The young trees were planted about five weeks ago after they were donated by Bay Street to the locality. The local council said the trees would be replaced...

  • Caritas services sought by more than 600 people last year

    Caritas services sought by more than 600 people last year

    More than 600 people sought a drug-related Caritas service last year, director Leonid McKay said this evening. He was speaking during the graduation ceremony of a number of people who successfully completed a Caritas drug rehabilitation...

  • Mosta residents set up group to oppose shooting range

    Mosta residents set up group to oppose shooting range

    Some 50 Mosta residents this evening announced that a new group - Mostin u Hbieb Kontra s-Shooting Range - had been set up. The group’s aim is to persuade civil authorities that a range should not be built so close to residents, public roads and a...

  • Updated: Ahmadiyya condemns global terror attacks

    (Adds PN's statement) The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community unequivocally condemned today’s attacks on a factory in France, holiday resort in Tunisia and mosque in Kuwait. In these attacks dozens of people have been killed and many were injured. "The...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - June 26

    Editor's choice of your photos - June 26

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • 49 zones reserved exclusively for swimmers

    A total of 49 swimmers’ zones at some of the most popular bays and swimming areas around the Maltese Islands has been set up by Transport Malta. It said in a statement the initiative was aimed at enhancing bathers’ and swimmers’ safety while at...