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  • Murky outflow persists in popular Gozo dive spot

    Murky outflow persists in popular Gozo dive spot

    A murky outflow of what appears to be untreated sewage is still being spotted in a popular Gozitan dive spot almost three years after this newspaper first reported the problem. Diver Malcolm Grima told the Times of Malta that he was taken aback...

  • Government ‘is complying with IIP rules’

    Government ‘is complying with IIP rules’

    The government insists that it is complying with rules governing its cash-for-passports scheme, as it again published one list showing both millionaires who had bought passports as well as those who qualified for Maltese citizenship...

  • Naked bather was pushed, not slapped, police union head says

    Naked bather was pushed, not slapped, police union head says

    The secretary of the Police Officers Union (POU) has defended a policeman who was seen slapping a man in the face at St George’s Bay over the weekend. Inspector Sandro Camilleri in a Facebook post said a fuss had been made about a ‘push’ that was...

  • Maltese artist among the winners in the World Illustration Awards

    Maltese artist among the winners in the World Illustration Awards

    A Maltese artist is among the winners of the World Illustration Awards 2016. The Guardian newspaper reported that the Association of Illustrators celebrated the innovative world of contemporary illustration with anything from gifs to digitally...

  • No urgent plans for Mater Dei Hospital helipad

    No urgent plans for Mater Dei Hospital helipad

    There are still no immediate plans to build a new helipad at Mater Dei Hospital, even though the new private managers of the Gozo State hospital have deployed a 24/7 emergency air ambulance in Gozo. On August 6, Vitals Global Healthcare, the...

  • Wardens accused of lacking common sense as tickets are dished out in Gozo

    Wardens accused of lacking common sense as tickets are dished out in Gozo

    Wardens in Gozo have been criticised by the Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber for the way they issued traffic fines in Victoria yesterday, the busiest day for tourism on the sister island. The two organisations said they were...

  • PA board member Timmy Gambin denies conflict of interest

    PA board member Timmy Gambin denies conflict of interest

    Planning Authority board member Timmy Gambin has denied any conflict of interest in relation to the controversial skyscraper development in Sliema.  Dr Gambin had been accused of having acted as a consultant to a Gasan-Tumas consortium tasked with...

  • Vandals run riot in Floriana garden

    Vandals run riot in Floriana garden

    Smashed plant pots line a walkway within Floriana's Herbert Ganado gardens, following what appears to be a senseless act of vandalism.  Photos sent to the Times of Malta show the wanton destruction wreaked on the garden, with smashed pots toppled...

  • Explain link between power station and Panama companies, PN demands - PL says there is none

    Explain link between power station and Panama companies, PN demands - PL says there is none

    Updated, adds Labour reaction - The Prime Minister should explain the link between Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s secret companies in Panama and the new gas power station, the Nationalist Party said in a statement. Referring to a Times of...

  • July brighter, windier than the norm, Met. Office reports

    July brighter, windier than the norm, Met. Office reports

    July was brighter than the norm, with 370.8 hours of sunshine, the Meteorological Office reported today. The month started off with a combination of 0.4mm of rainfall and over 11 hours of sunshine measured on the first day. Twenty-one days in July...

  • 'PL, PN, developers... we're sick of you'

    'PL, PN, developers... we're sick of you'

    You know people are fed up when they go to the length of producing stickers to make their point.  Anti-construction stickers reading 'PL PN Żviluppaturi Qażzistuna' ['PL PN Developers We're Sick of You'] have been spotted on cars, lamp posts and...

  • PV panel scheme gets an extra €2 million

    PV panel scheme gets an extra €2 million

    An additional €2 million has been allocated to the PV scheme launched in June, for which €5 million had originally been allocated. In a statement this morning, the Regulator for Energy and Water Services said the original allocation for domestic...

  • Lampuki fishers, watch those palm fronds for pesky weevils

    Lampuki fishers, watch those palm fronds for pesky weevils

    The Plant Health Directorate’s annual warning to ensure that palm fronds used for lampuki fishing are free from the red palm weevil is back. With the lampuki season just weeks away, the directorate reminded fishermen of the importance of...

  • Inflation down slightly, NSO figures show

    Inflation down slightly, NSO figures show

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices in July went down to 0.9 per cent, from one per cent in June. The largest upward impacts on annual inflation were mainly due to higher prices of restaurant...

  • Membership of illegal trappers will be revoked, FKNK warns

    Membership of illegal trappers will be revoked, FKNK warns

    The hunting federation will “immediately revoke” the membership of trappers who are found guilty of illegal trapping activities, the organisation warned. The FKNK was reacting to the recent discovery by bird conservationists of six active illegal...

  • ERA chairman denies conflict of interest in Townsquare application

    ERA chairman denies conflict of interest in Townsquare application

    Environment and Resources Authority chairman Victor Axiak denies any conflict of interest in the controversial approval of the Townsquare high-rise project, insisting he never worked as a consultant for the developers on another project. “From my...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in today's national newspapers: Times of Malta says a prospective Chilean buyer of a Maltese passport denies having lied intentionally about his wealth to qualify for the government’s individual investor programme.

  • Man critical after being hit by a taxi in Sliema

    Man critical after being hit by a taxi in Sliema

    A 26-year-old Libyan man is in a critical condition after he was hit by a taxi in Triq ix-Xatt, Sliema last night. The police said the accident happened at 1.15am. The taxi was being driven by a 61-year-old man from Msida. An inquiry is being held.

  • Chilean applicant for Maltese passport denies lying about wealth

    Chilean applicant for Maltese passport denies lying about wealth

    A prospective buyer of a Maltese passport defended himself from accusations that he had lied intentionally about his wealth to qualify for the government’s individual investor programme. The scheme allows wealthy foreigners to buy a Maltese...

  • Chinese refugee paints Malta in a bright light

    Chinese refugee paints Malta in a bright light

    A Chinese refugee, who is rebuilding his life in Malta after decades of persecution, is sharing his signature brushwork with fellow islanders in two exhibitions. Art helps John Zhang leave behind shadows of harassment and move ahead: “I often use...