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  • Malta shaken

    A tremor registering 3.3 on the Richter scale was felt in Malta yesterday at 7.13pm, sending many people to social media asking if it was an earthquake or an explosion. The tremor was registered just south of the island at latitude 35.799794,...

  • NAO asked by PN to investigate gas plant

    NAO asked by PN to investigate gas plant

    The Opposition, through its members in the Public Accounts Committee, yesterday formally asked the National Audit Office to investigate the gas power station project and contracts connected to it. PAC chairman Tonio Fenech, a Nationalist MP, said...

  • Investigation requests quadruple

    Investigation requests quadruple

    Since August last year the National Audit Office has received 14 requests for investigations, which is almost four times the yearly average, the Times of Malta can reveal. The office, which reports to Parliament, has been tasked with a series of...

  • 116 viable pregnancies from 411 IVF cycles

    A total of 411 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles have been carried out in the last 30 months, 81 of which were carried out at the new IVF clinic at Mater Dei Hospital, according to the health parliamentary secretariat. In total, 116 viable...

  • Tools for independent life

    Tools for independent life

    At the Sonia Tanti Independent Living Centre in Ħal-Far, Victoria Grech demonstrates the use of the centre’s state-of-the-art driving simulator. Attached to the steering wheel is a small knob containing all the car’s secondary controls, such as...

  • Alleged drug dealer extradited to Malta

    Alleged drug dealer extradited to Malta

    A Colombian man who escaped from Malta last March while his criminal case over conspiracy to deal in cocaine was still ongoing has been extradited to Malta after turning himself in to the Spanish police. John Faber Uruena Molina, 33, a Colombian...

  • ‘A modern nation, a modern force’

    ‘A modern nation, a modern force’

    The second of three €13 million helicopters to be used for border control was inaugurated at the Armed Forces Air Wing yesterday. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said the government had spent more than €60 million on the Air Wing so far this...

  • Lucky escape

    Lucky escape

    A van driver had a lucky escape yesterday morning after he lost control of his vehicle, crashing into the metal barrier of the overpass linking the Mrieħel and Marsa Ħamrun bypasses. The man walked away with slight injuries, but the blocked...

  • Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    A tremor registering 3.3 on the Richter scale was felt in Malta at 7.13pm sending many people to the social media asking if it was an earthquake or an explosion. The tremor was registered just south of the island at a latitude 35.799794, longitude...

  • Gaming Authority chairman looking into backdated licence to company allegedly involved with mafia

    Gaming Authority chairman looking into backdated licence to company allegedly involved with mafia

    Malta Gaming Authority chairman Joseph Cuschieri has so far failed to explain why one of the gaming companies allegedly involved in ties with the Italian mafia was given a licence backdated by more than a year and a half. The Times of Malta is...

  • Dom Mintoff's monument cast presented to Cospicua band

    Dom Mintoff's monument cast presented to Cospicua band

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening presented a plaster cast of former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff’s monument to St George’s Band of Cospicua, which Mr Mintoff presided for more than 50 years. Dr Muscat said that the principle of...

  • Former inspector did not behave ethically, former acting police commissioner, inspector behaved improperly

    Former inspector did not behave ethically, former acting police commissioner, inspector behaved improperly

    Former inspector Daniel Zammit did not behave ethically and in line with the procedures which regulated his position during the murder investigation of Neville Baldacchino, Judge Michael Mallia has concluded in an inquiry. Judge Mallia was...

  • Government MP tells motorists to stop whining

    Government MP tells motorists to stop whining

    MP and Sports Council chairman Luciano Busuttil may have got more than he bargained for when a Facebook post telling motorists to “stop whining” about traffic sparked a backlash of comments. Dr Busuttil took to his Facebook account in the early...

  • Libyan pair convicted of aggravated theft, one jailed

    Libyan pair convicted of aggravated theft, one jailed

    Two Libyan men who share a room at the Hal Far Open Centre have been found guilty of aggravated theft of €100 from a co-national at the Valletta bus terminus last December. In view of his several brushes with the law, Ali Muftah, 23, was jailed...

  • Decision on Nadur boundary wall in September

    A decision on the development of a boundary wall, which would partially block the view off a Nadur belvedere was put off to September in a bid to try to come to an agreement about the application. The decision had been on hold pending legal...

  • If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    If you love your son, stay out of trouble, magistrate tells man

    A man who was accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife was today warned by a magistrate that if he really loved his seven-year-old son, he would stay out of trouble and away from anything that could see him spending time in...

  • Colombian extradited to Malta to face drug conspiracy charges

    Colombian extradited to Malta to face drug conspiracy charges

    A Colombian man who was undergoing criminal proceedings over conspiracy to deal in cocaine and who fled Malta last March, has been extradited to Malta to continue facing justice.  John Faber Uruena Molina, 33, a Columbian resident in Madrid,...

  • Pet cemetery gets planning approval

      The planning authority today approved an application for a pet cemetery with a small incinerator, submitted by the animal rights parliamentary secretariat in February. The cemetery, in Ta’ Qali, will cover an area of about 1,900 square metres...

  • Updated: PN calls for formal investigation on power station contract

    Updated: PN calls for formal investigation on power station contract

    (Adds government statement) The Opposition has formally called for a full blown investigation by the National Audit Office over contracts signed by the government on the new power station. Public Accounts Committee chairman Tonio Fenech told a...

  • Updated: Air Malta's fleet maximisation plan will save airline €41 million in 5 years

    Updated: Air Malta's fleet maximisation plan will save airline €41 million in 5 years

    (Adds MHRA statement) Air Malta’s fleet maximisation plan will save the airline €41 million over the next five years, the company said today. It said this could be seen from workings that were presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants...