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  • Police Good Friday exhibition inaugurated

    Police Good Friday exhibition inaugurated

    The 24th police Good Friday exhibition, being held for the  at the Police headquarters, was inaugurated today by Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela and Police Commissioner Michael Cassar. Set-up by WPC126 Isabella Cutajar, PC685 Daniel Scerri and...

  • Police officer admits to theft

    Police officer admits to theft

    A serving police officer has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to stealing cash and other items from a house in Mosta. Alexander Mallia, 40, from Mosta, was charged with the theft that took place on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty before...

  • Erin Tanti had collapsed lung and injuries compatible with a fall

    Erin Tanti had collapsed lung and injuries compatible with a fall

    A drama teacher accused of encouraging his teenage girlfriend to commit suicide just over a year ago suffered a number of broken ribs which perforated his right lung, causing it to collapse, a court heard today.  Cardio thoracic surgeon Peter Paul...

  • Italian fishing vessel master fined €20,000

    Italian fishing vessel master fined €20,000

    The master of an Italian fishing vessel was fined €20,000 after admitting to fishing illegally in Maltese waters.  Leone Gassi, 47, from Foggia, was arraigned before Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras charged with fishing in Maltese waters without...

  • Maltese soprano appointed Malta Airport Foundation ambassador

    Maltese soprano Nicola Said, 27, will be singing Malta’s praises and raising awareness about the island’s tourism product as the newly appointed ambassador of the Malta Airport Foundation. Ms Said, a rising star in the opera world, is currently...

  • Call for proposals for St Luke’s, Karin Grech and Gozo hospitals

    Call for proposals for St Luke’s, Karin Grech and Gozo hospitals

    A call for proposals leading to the award of a services concession for the management and operation of healthcare and ancillary services from St Luke’s, Karin Grech Rehabilitation and Gozo General hospitals has been issued by Projects Malta Ltd on...

  • McDonald’s Plaza to close down

    McDonald’s Plaza restaurant is closing down at the end of April, Premier Restaurants said. They said in a statement the Plaza operation was being closed for the restaurant to consolidate its presence in the locality at its flagship store on the...

  • Labour deputy leader fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela was this morning fined €100 for contempt of court after he failed to appear in court to defend his client over drug-related charges and "did not bother" informing the court that he was going to be abroad. When the...

  • President calls for solution to eradicate poverty

    An article by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been featured in the British magazine Prospect Magazine UK. In the article, President Coleiro Preca speaks about the diverse forms of human suffering she has felt, most of which were brought...

  • Man fined for harassing his ex-girlfriend

    Man fined for harassing his ex-girlfriend

    A man has been fined €3,000 after being found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend who wanted to end the relationship when she discovered that he had been convicted of defrauding an elderly woman.  Edgar Bonnici Cachia, 64, from Birkirkara, was...

  • Air Malta updates cockpit policy after Alps crash

    Air Malta updates cockpit policy after Alps crash

    Air Malta has made it compulsory to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The airline's decision follows Wednesday's tragedy when a Germanwings co-pilot barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner and crashed it...

  • People at risk-of-poverty undergoing a worsening work-life balance - MEP Alfred Sant

    The economic recession has brought about a curious trend where, despite the narrowing gender pay gap, people at risk-of-poverty are undergoing a worsening work-life balance, according to MEP Alfred Sant. Speaking this morning in an exchange of...

  • Referendum is a ‘real test’ for democracy - Shout

    Referendum is a ‘real test’ for democracy - Shout

    Spring Hunting Out (Shout) activists this morning gathered in Birkirkara to urge voters take part in the April 11 referendum, saying this would be a “real test for democracy”. During a news conference, spokeswoman Moira Delia said the decision was...

  • Surplus in consolidated fund

    The government’s consolidated fund registered a surplus of €49.7 million in the first two months this year, according to Government Finance Data published by the National Statistics Office. The NSO said recurrent revenue registered an increase of...

  • Tour operators need to adapt to changing business environment - Tourism Minister

    Tour operators need to adapt to changing business environment - Tourism Minister

    Tour operators will soon go out of business if they do not adapt to the changing business environment, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said this morning. “The digital challenges facing tour operators are a present issue and I say, with great...

  • Murder suspect to sell home to fund €50,000 bail deposit

    Murder suspect to sell home to fund €50,000 bail deposit

    The man charged with murdering his 61-year-old father-in-law in front of the man's daughter and her children has been granted bail against a personal guarantee of €50,000, and sources said he is planning to sell his home to fund it.  Gregorio...

  • Elton Taliana’s lawyer dismisses claims of criminal offence

    Elton Taliana’s lawyer dismisses claims of criminal offence

    Claims by former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit that Inspector Elton Taliana had committed “an offence of a criminal nature” justifying disciplinary action were yesterday dismissed by the officer’s lawyer. “The former police commissioner is...

  • What upset everyone in 1605? Love!

    What upset everyone in 1605? Love!

    What did people living in medieval Malta worry about? It was not the plague, famine or an imminent attack by the Ottoman Turks. They were more concerned about being dumped by their girlfriends or that their wives were having an affair. Human...

  • Second hold-up in two hours

    Second hold-up in two hours

    About €100 were stolen during a hold-up yesterday on a food outlet in Manwel Dimech Street, Sliema. The police said that an armed and hooded man demanded cash and made off with about €100 from the till.  Two people were in the shop at the time.

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight flew the plane deliberately into a mountain. The Malta Independent says the EU commissioner on migration is not...