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  • Justice Minister summoned to appear in court for traffic sitting

    Justice Minister summoned to appear in court for traffic sitting

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici was today summoned to appear in court before Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit on October 3, the Justice Ministry said. It said Magistrate Stafrace Zammit will preside over a traffic sitting which will deal with an...

  • President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is in London for a series of meetings with non-governmental organisations specialising in social sectors. Her first meeting was with Rose Hunt, the chief executive of Stonewall International, set up by a small...

  • 'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    Described by the Prime Minister as "one of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had", late President Guido de Marco this evening received glowing accolades  at the unveiling of a statue in his memory outside the law courts in Valletta. In a keynote...

  • Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    No one was injured when a route bus crashed into a tree in Valletta Road, Paola this evening. The police said the accident happened at 6.15pm. The bus was carrying passengers.

  • Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    A 25-year-old man and his 49-year-old girlfriend pleaded not guilty to robbing a neighbour at knife point in July. Clayton Fenech and Josephine Grixti denied holding Robert Thomas Owen against his will, handling stolen property, being in...

  • Nationalist Party concerned at termination of beneficial schemes for industry

    The Nationalist Party welcomed the European Commission’s Industry Competitiveness Report for 2014 which analysed developments in the sector and concluded that investment, schemes and incentives in the past years had had a positive effect. PN...

  • Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    A Norwegian gambler has been fined €500 for harassment after he came to Malta because of his obsession with a Maltese woman working for an igaming company. Steffen Sorvik, 25, was also handed a one-month jail term suspended for two years. Mr...

  • Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Leonid McKay will be taking over as executive director of Caritas following the retirement of Mgr Victor Grech, who had set up the agency in Malta. Mgr Grech is also retiring from archbishop's delegate of the Social and Charity Work Secretariat, a...

  • Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Ten green non-governmental organisations operating at a European level have sharply criticised EU President Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to nominate a Maltese Commissioner with responsibilities for the environment. In an open letter they...

  • Children's personal details not requested by ministry

    The Education Ministry has denied it requested heads of Church schools to provide personal details which would identify children attending such schools. The ministry said what it asked for was the number of children in church schools suffering...

  • Man, 61, hit by car in Gzira

    Man, 61, hit by car in Gzira

    A 61-year-old man from Msida was grievously injured when he was by car near Manoel Island at 9am today. The police said the man was hit by a BMW that was being driven by a 51-year-old man from Sliema. The accident happened in Triq ix-Xatt, Gzira.    

  • Accused in Alphonse Ferrigi murder denied bail

    Accused in Alphonse Ferrigi murder denied bail

    Two people charged with the murder of bank messenger Alphonse Ferriggi 14 years ago were today denied bail. James Vella, 33, of Qormi, known as Il-Frejżer, and Chris Scerri, 35, of Pietá, known as Gazzetti or Buttuni, were charged with the murder...

  • MUMN to register industrial dispute unless midwives are employed

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses has warned the authorities it will register and industrial dispute unless newly graduated midwives were employed by next Wednesday. It said in a statement that the Health Department’s failure to recruit the...

  • Illegal roadworks on Comino still in place

    Illegal roadworks on Comino still in place

    Officers have been asked to investigate who was behind the illegal roadworks on Comino, which, though exposed by Times of Malta in August, have still not been rectified. The planning authority has been informed that the Land Commissioner, on whose...

  • Agri-tourism development allowed in new ODZ policy

    Agri-tourism development allowed in new ODZ policy

    Farmers will be allowed to build accommodation facilities for agri-tourism purposes under a new planning policy dealing with outside development zones. The facilities would accommodate up to a maximum of 10 bedrooms and only be allowed on farms...

  • Park and Ride's Zone D to close temporarily

    Park and Ride's Zone D to close temporarily

    Zone D of the Floriana Park and Ride, commonly referred to as the Blata l-Bajda Park and Ride, is temporarily closed to the public until September 28. Malta Public Transport said customers should use the other available zones of Floriana Park and...

  • New Dar tal-Providenza logo design winner announced

    New Dar tal-Providenza logo design winner announced

    Sean Cini is the winner of a new logo design for the Dar tal-Providenza. His design will replace the previous one which reflected the mentality of how society looked at persons with disability 50 years ago. A total of 48 people took part in the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that Karmenu Vella is expected to face a tough grilling by MEPs in Brussels. The Malta Independent keeps to the same theme and says leading European...

  • Vella expected to face a tough grilling in Brussels, environment groups irked

    Vella expected to face a tough grilling in Brussels, environment groups irked

      Malta’s European Commissioner nominee Karmenu Vella has been earmarked as one of candidates expected to face the biggest hurdles to reach their jobs in Brussels. All prospective commissioners named in Jean-Claude Juncker’s new Cabinet will have...

  • Environment NGOs fire back a response

    Environment NGOs fire back a response

    Karmenu Vella’s nomination as European Commissioner-designate for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs has raised a few eyebrows, not least because of the island’s contentious hunting practices. Ivan Martin spoke to anumber of the wary...