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  • Hunt for Manoel Island investors to start this year - Midi

    Hunt for Manoel Island investors to start this year - Midi

    The search for investors to back a large development on Manoel Island will begin before the year is through, the Manoel Island Development Consortium said on Saturday. In a company announcement to the Malta Stock Exchange, Midi said it planned to...

  • UĦM wants to take part in talks on future of Air Malta

    UĦM wants to take part in talks on future of Air Malta

    The Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin and the Air Malta workers it represents have been left in the dark on the future of the airline and the discussions under way. The union has requested a meeting with Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis to find out...

  • Gżira council seeks jurisdiction over Manoel Island

    Gżira council seeks jurisdiction over Manoel Island

    Gżira local councillors last week agreed to seek to reinstate Manoel Island into its jurisdiction, the council announced in a statement.  The motion, which was proposed by mayor Conrad Borg Manche' and seconded by deputy mayor Ralph Mangion, was...

  • GRTU wants consumer watchdog to investigate interconnector electricity prices

    GRTU wants consumer watchdog to investigate interconnector electricity prices

    The GRTU has called on the consumer authority to investigate the prices at which energy bought from the Malta – Sicily interconnector is being sold in Malta. Presenting its 2017 budget proposals to the media, GRTU President Paul Abela said that...

  • 'MEP Casa wanted Brincat to push ahead despite EP vote,' says Alfred Sant

    'MEP Casa wanted Brincat to push ahead despite EP vote,' says Alfred Sant

    Updated 6pm - Added David Casa statement Leo Brincat is simply following PN MEP David Casa's advice in pressing ahead with his European Court of Auditors nomination, Labour MEP Alfred Sant has claimed.  In a statement, Dr Sant expressed surprise...

  • Fish farms: ‘The slime is the tip of the iceberg’

    Fish farms: ‘The slime is the tip of the iceberg’

    The slime problem stemming from fish farms is only the 'tip of the iceberg' and there are other environmental issues which will not be successfully tackled unless these tuna farms are relocated further offshore, the chairman of the Environment...

  • Minister calls for PN backing to amend illegal gambling definition

    Minister calls for PN backing to amend illegal gambling definition

    Updated 5.25pm - Added PN comments  The Opposition should not jeopardise Malta’s gaming industry, Competitiveness Minister Manuel Mallia said today. Addressing a press conference, Dr Mallia, who is responsible for the gaming industry, urged the...

  • Safety authority: Come to us, not the media

    Safety authority: Come to us, not the media

    Updated 8.50pm - Adds OHSA clarification The Occupational Health and Safety Authority has urged anyone seeing workers working in a dangerous environment to make contact with it immediately rather than rush to the social media. For some people, the...

  • Public Accounts Committee expected to examine State hospital contracts

    Public Accounts Committee expected to examine State hospital contracts

    The Public Accounts Committee would “likely” look into the contracts signed for the partial privatisation of three State hospitals, chairman Tonio Fenech said. “This is an issue we would likely look into. We will have to wait until Parliament...

  • Draft children's policy includes efforts to tackle social media addiction

    Draft children's policy includes efforts to tackle social media addiction

    A draft version of a comprehensive eight-year national children's policy was launched today, aimed at bolstering existing programs and strategies. The draft policy, ranging from health and obesity, to homelessness and social mobility, was put...

  • Two hurt, one grievously, in Paola head-on crash

    Two hurt, one grievously, in Paola head-on crash

    Updated 4.30pm - Added medical condition details A 20-year-old Tarxien man was grievously injured this morning after the car he was a passenger in was involved in a head-on crash on Tarxien Road, Paola, at about 11am. The accident involved a...

  • Birzebbuga mayor steps down

    Birzebbuga mayor steps down

    The Mayor of Birzebbuga, Kevin Barun, has resigned, citing pressures of work. He informed fellow councillors of his decision this morning. Mr Barun in comments to Times of Malta denied that his stepping down had anything to do with the arrival...

  • Mazda cars recall - no risk to Maltese drivers

    Mazda cars recall - no risk to Maltese drivers

    A worldwide recall of some types of Mazda cars has been issued because of corrosion in a small shock absorber on the tailgate and not  the tailgate itself, local agent GasanZammit said. The corrosion is caused by the type of road salt crystals...

  • Residents angry at decision not to reinstate bus route

    Residents angry at decision not to reinstate bus route

    Updated 3.45pm - Added ministry replies Ta’ Giorni residents remain angered by bus route changes which they say have left them cut off, after Transport Minister Joe Mizzi declared the matter “case closed”. Public transport route 110, which...

  • The sort of crane people like

    The sort of crane people like

    A Crowned Crane bird, possibly from San Anton Garden, landed on an unused plot near Żmerc Pub in Balzan this morning, creating a stir as people stopped to watch, or tried to catch it. BirdLife and the police were alerted. Photos by Geraldine...

  • Watch: Court appointment for man who dumped waste near bring-in site and on private property

    Watch: Court appointment for man who dumped waste near bring-in site and on private property

    Updated Monday 10.30am A man who was filmed on CCTV dumping chairs near skips and emptying a sack of material on private property has been identified by the police and will be taken to court. The shirtless elderly man was seen walking to a...

  • The weather puts on a show

    The weather puts on a show

    The weather put on a spectacle last night, with lightning lighting up the sky like a flickering neon tube, casting eerie shadows on the clouds. Heavy rainfall was reported in some localities. Above and below are some pictures sent in by...

  • Toilet vandal turns himself in as mayor defends CCTV decision

    Toilet vandal turns himself in as mayor defends CCTV decision

    Updated Monday  The Marsaxlokk mayor has defended the installation of cameras pointing at the urinals at a public convenience in his locality, after a storm of criticism when he uploaded a video yesterday showing a man had vandalising the place to...

  • Illicit trade in tobacco rises by 28 per cent, €10m in lost revenue

    Illicit trade in tobacco rises by 28 per cent, €10m in lost revenue

    Illicit trade in tobacco products increased by a staggering 28 per cent last year and cost the treasury some €10 million in loss of revenue. This was the main finding of an EU-wide report that will be discussed at the seventh session of the...

  • Malta newspapers in review

    Malta newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that the Public Accounts Committee is likely to examine the contracts for the partial privatisation of three state hospitals, once they are pubished. l-orizzont...