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  • Bank shareholders set to negotiate compensation

    Eighty-two shareholders of the National Bank of Malta can finally start negotiating damages due to them after the Constitutional Court confirmed their rights were breached when they were forced to surrender their stakes without compensation 40...

  • Mifsud ‘first met oil trader at police HQ’

    Mifsud ‘first met oil trader at police HQ’

    Enemalta’s former financial controller yesterday told a court he had first seen rogue oil trader George Farrugia at the police depot when he was called for questioning and had never received any gifts or money from him. Tarcisio Mifsud insisted...

  • Serial thief jailed after last chance

    A man who has been in court repeatedly over theft charges was yesterday jailed for 21 months after he admitted committing a string of thefts from shops in Sliema and Valletta in 2012. Stephen Galli, 50, from Sliema, had been given several chances...

  • Heirs of mown-down girl given €240,000 damages

    Heirs of mown-down girl given €240,000 damages

    The heirs of a teenager who was run over and killed while crossing the Mrieħel Bypass were yesterday awarded nearly €240,000 in damages more than nine years after her untimely death. David and Marlene Housley, and their sons Craig and Darrell,...

  • Mum: I will never stop missing her

    Mum: I will never stop missing her

    Marlene Housley, mother of the late Emma, has told Times of Malta of the raw, undiluted pain that the tragic demise of her daughter had permanently etched on her. “I will never stop missing her. My pain is forever,” she said in a choked voice. “I...

  • Budget to ‘shift towards indirect taxation’

    Budget to ‘shift towards indirect taxation’

    Next year’s Budget is expected to feature a further shift from direct to indirect taxation while the International Investor Programme is expected to render 0.57 per cent of GDP. In a draft of the Budget sent to the European Commission, the...

  • Nurses in Gozo will work to rule over carer loss

    Nurses at the Gozo Hospital will work to rule under directives issued by their union in protest at the lack of carers for the elderly. The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses said that the hospital management had allowed a situation to develop...

  • Fantasy ‘took €31,000 in week before bankruptcy’

    Fantasy ‘took €31,000 in week before bankruptcy’

    In the last week of operations before going bankrupt, Fantasy Tours accepted €31,000 in payments for holidays that its director Karl Azzopardi could not deliver, a police inspector said yesterday. The travel company, which went bankrupt in August...

  • Bus lane work ‘finished in two months’

    Bus lane work ‘finished in two months’

    The Pieta bus lane project should be completed within the next two months, freeing one of the busiest roads in the country from 40 buses every hour, according to Transport Malta. A speed camera will also be installed at traffic lights to make sure...

  • ‘Airline’s hotel sale won’t breach rules’

    ‘Airline’s hotel sale won’t breach rules’

    The government and Air Malta yesterday insisted they will not be breaching EU State aid rules and the provisions of the airline’s restructuring plan with the direct sale of the Selmun Palace Hotel to the government. As part of its efforts to...

  • Hunt protester ‘called Muscat a bull’

    Hunt protester ‘called Muscat a bull’

    Tourists in St George’s Square during an illegal protest by angry hunters were told by one of them that Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, was “a bull”, a court heard yesterday. Police Inspector Darryl Borg told Magistrate Anthony Vella that...

  • Opposition: speculation on Air Malta is ‘worrying’

    The Nationalist Party yesterday called upon the Prime Minister to come clean on the current situation at Air Malta, saying the ongoing speculation about the airline’s future was worrying. Addressing a press conference in Safi, PN tourism spokesman...

  • John Dalli ‘was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe’

    John Dalli ‘was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe’

    Former European commissioner John Dalli was alerted by his former canvasser Silvio Zammit that he was being investigated by EU anti-fraud agency OLAF, despite having explicitly denied this under questioning two years ago. The information emerges...

  • Zammit interrogation tape ‘empty’

    Zammit interrogation tape ‘empty’

    A court expert told a magistrate yesterday that one of the 11 tapes on which the police recorded their interrogation with Silvio Zammit, the man at the centre of the Dalligate affair, was empty. Martin Bajada, appointed to transcribe the...

  • Prickly customers

    Prickly customers

    Prickly and green, big and small, round and tall, more than 350 succulents and cacti are out on a spiny display. Running until the end of this month, the plants are on show at Sherries Garden Centre in Burmarrad, with the most expensive and...

  • E-commerce strategy ‘for next 7 years’

    Malta’s national e-commerce strategy was launched yesterday by Parliamentary Secretary José Herrera. He said that through the strategy, the government wanted to send a clear signal that it believed in the importance of a digital economy. The...

  • Mepa opens consultation

    The planning authority has launched a public consultation on a new procedure for minor modifications to subsidiary plans. Currently, a planning control application is needed to change zoning or street alignment together with a written declaration...

  • Award-winning vista

    Award-winning vista

    Gozitan photographer Daniel Cilia won an international photo competition with this picture of the sun setting over the Viaduc de Millau in the south of France. Mr Cilia submitted the image two hours before the deadline in August was up and, to his...

  • Top Shanghai Electric officials in Malta for power station technical talks

    Top Shanghai Electric officials in Malta for power station technical talks

    Technical talks between the government, Enemalta and senior officials from Electrogas Malta and Shanghai Electric Power resumed today during site visits to Delimara and the old power station in Marsa, the Energy Ministry said.  They discussed the...

  • Muscat calls for EU-Asia alliance

    Muscat calls for EU-Asia alliance

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was one of three European keynote speakers at the EU-Asia summit being held in Milan, the government said. He said the two regions could form a strong alliance to address global problems which affected their people.