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  • Man’s quest to find twins mum miscarried in 1957

    Man’s quest to find twins mum miscarried in 1957

    A man is trying to find the place where his twin siblings were laid to rest after his mother miscarried in Malta 60 years ago. Jeff Stewart, 56, flew in from Australia last week and with the help of Times of Malta readers has managed to piece...

  • Over 10,000 to get one-off payment

    Over 10,000 to get one-off payment

    More than 10,000 people who do not receive a pension because they have not paid enough social security contributions will next month receive one-off compensation of €100 or €200. This Budget measure affected mostly women who have paid less than 10...

  • Minister attacks council over mislaid road report

    Minister attacks council over mislaid road report

    The Mosta local council last night came in for a hiding from Local Government Minister Owen Bonnici for having potentially misled the House on a report on the state of roads in the locality. The report had been written by none other than a civil...

  • Bill increasing rights of the victims of crime

    Victims of crime are to be given a greater voice and financial assistance by right under a new Bill. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said in Parliament the Bill also proposed professional measures in a bid to achieve reconciliation between the...

  • €1m revenue for every game authority worker

    The Malta Gaming Authority generates nearly €1 million – €924,927 – per employee, Parliamentary Secretary Josè Herrera told Parliament. The authority had taken on 55 new employees in various positions since April 2013, at a total cost of...

  • Thefts from homes for the elderly

    The police received 85 reports of theft from old people’s homes, including St Vincent de Paul residence, between April and the present. Details provided by Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia, answering questions from Robert Cutajar (PN),...

  • 4.5K reptiles imported

    Not less than 4,499 reptiles are known to have been imported into Malta since 2011, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said in Parliament on Monday. Answering a PQ by Nationalist MP Mario Galea, he said all but one of the reptiles had been imported...

  • 54 recalled medicines

    Nearly €5,000 worth of medicines were recalled in October and November last year because they were damaged or due to expire. Health Minister Konrad Mizzi told Claudette Buttigieg (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question 54 types of medicine had...

  • Horse riding regulations

    The regulatory framework covering the licensing of horse riding on public roads is under scrutiny to detail routes where this can be done, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Marthese Portelli (PN). Dr Portelli had asked for progress on the fixing...

  • Hunting season cost tax payer 'big money' - SHout spokeswoman

    Hunting season cost tax payer 'big money' - SHout spokeswoman

    The hunting season was costing the tax payer big money SHout spokeswoman Moira Delia said this evening during a televised debate organised by the Broadcasting Authority. Ms Delia said that the several studies on crime and bird migration held each...

  • Ticket purchased in Safi wins Super 5 jackpot

    Ticket purchased in Safi wins Super 5 jackpot

    The Super 5 jackpot of €450,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said. It said the winning ticket was purchased from Safi. The winning numbers are 32, 31, 37, 24 and 22.

  • Rapid response team will help councils keep localities clean - Joseph Muscat

    Rapid response team will help councils keep localities clean - Joseph Muscat

    A new rapid response team will help local councils deal with cleanliness and basic maintenance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. Speaking during a political rally in Qawra, Dr Muscat said local councils often needed assistance when...

  • Simon Busuttil encourages young people to vote for peers

    Simon Busuttil encourages young people to vote for peers

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning met 16- and 17-year-olds, who would be voting for the first time in April’s local election, and encouraged them to vote for young people who opted to enter politics to be of service to the people. Dr...

  • Tit-for-tat requests for investigations

    The government has requested the Auditor General to investigate aid schemes for local councils administered under the former government.  In a statement it said the schemes had led some local councils into serious financial difficulties, as shown...

  • President indisposed

    Dolores Cristina is acting President as President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is indisposed, the President's office said. The President, who is suffering from a bad cold, has been ordered by her doctor to stay indoors for a few days so as not to...

  • Government considering conventions on stateless people

    The government is currently analysing the provisions of the 1954 and 1961 UN conventions on stateless people, National Security Minister Carmelo Abela said in Parliament on Wednesday. He was answering a question by shadow minister Jason Azzopardi,...

  • €5,000 worth of expired and damaged medicines recalled

    €4,963.53 worth of expired or damaged medicines were recalled in October and November last year, Health Minister Konrad Mizzi said today. Replying to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg, the minister said 54 types of...

  • Vince Farrugia insists on testifying in challenge proceedings

    Vince Farrugia insists on testifying in challenge proceedings

    Lawyers battled in court today over the insistence of former GRTU chief Vince Farrugia to testify during proceedings filed by developer Sandro Chetcuti in which he is calling on the police to prosecute Mr Farrugia for perjury.  While Mr Farrugia's...

  • Updated: ITS executive director suspends himself pending investigation

    Institute for Tourism Studies executive director Henry Mifsud has suspended himself pending an investigation by the Internal Audit and Investigations Department, the government said. In a statement this afternoon, the government said the ministry...

  • Paul Pace to stay on as president of Forum Unions Maltin

    Paul Pace to stay on as president of Forum Unions Maltin

    Paul Pace has accepted a request from the Forum Unions Maltin to stay on as president until the next general conference on April 24. Mr Pace resigned from the Forum and the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses on Saturday. His resignation followed a...