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  • ‘Supplier responsible for Parliament delay’

    ‘Supplier responsible for Parliament delay’

    A Maltese supplier of stone is being held responsible for the delay in the completion of the new Parliament building in Valletta by the Italian company facing a daily fine until its work is done. Cff Filiberti Srl filed a judicial protest against...

  • L-Istrina groups must register to get funding

    L-Istrina groups must register to get funding

    Organisations that want to benefit from this year’s marathon fundraiser L-Istrina will have to be registered with the Voluntary Organisations Commissioner. For the first time since the fundraiser was organised in 1995, the Malta Community Chest...

  • Court: what happened to gold chain?

    Court: what happened to gold chain?

    A magistrate yesterday issued an order for a police inspector to testify at the next sitting and tell the court about his investigation into the alleged theft of a €25,000 gold necklace from police headquarters. The chain belongs to murdered taxi...

  • Benefits for jobless to be cut again

    Unemployment benefits will continue to be phased out to lure the jobless into seeking work, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said yesterday. Tapering out unemployment benefits was introduced in the last Budget, with the intention of making work...

  • Free class on social media

    Senior citizens will be helped to discover the potential benefits of commonly used internet tools, with an emphasis on social media, through a programme organised by the Malta Communications Authority and the government. The objective is to...

  • ‘Honour’ for MEP Mizzi

    Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi has been appointed the Socialists and Democrats’ rapporteur and spokesperson for the petitions committee’s report on the annual activities of the European Ombudsman. Each year the Ombudsman steps up its supervision powers...

  • No plan for a second pillar pension option

    No plan for a second pillar pension option

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna yesterday ruled out the introduction of a second pillar pension – a form of national insurance paid by the employer and employee – or the raising of the pensionable age. Speaking during the debate on second reading...

  • Issues with foundation procurement

    The Auditor General has identified a number of shortcomings in procurement procedures operated by the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools. A report presented to the Speaker identified instances of significantly higher estimates compared to the...

  • Speaker asked for ruling over TV debate

    Opposition Deputy Leader Mario de Marco yesterday asked the Speaker for a two-pronged ruling after the government disagreed with televising the debate on the power station on Monday. Dr de Marco had originally asked that parts of the debate be...

  • TM to rent from GWU

    Transport Malta will be paying the General Workers’ Union €490,000 a year to rent offices at the A3 Tower block in Paola, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Parliament. The authority is expected to transfer its offices to the high-rise block in the...

  • Diesel costing 30c more than in September 2010 despite same international price

    Diesel costing 30c more than in September 2010 despite same international price

    Diesel in Malta was currently being sold at a price that was 30c higher than it was in September 2010 even though the international price of diesel today was equal to what it was then, the Opposition’s energy spokesman said today. Speaking in...

  • Sant critical of lack of integrated Ebola response by the EU

    Sant critical of lack of integrated Ebola response by the EU

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant has criticised the European Union for having made little progress in efforts to combat the spread of Ebola. He was reacting to a reply given by the European Commission to a question he had submitted in mid August on the...

  • Audit shows Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools over-estimated project costs

    Audit shows Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools over-estimated project costs

    The National Audit Off ice (NAO) said today that a survey it had carried out showed that the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS) often displayed poor awareness of market rates, with several instances of significantly higher FTS estimates of...

  • Revenue from Barrakka lift

    Government revenue from the Barrakka lift reached €184,157 last year and €159,377 this year up to the end of September, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Toni Bezzina (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question.

  • Government turns down Opposition request for TV broadcast of power station debate

    Government turns down Opposition request for TV broadcast of power station debate

    The Opposition this evening requested direct broadcast on television of next Monday's parliamentary debate on the building of the new power station. The government disagreed and the request was rejected.  Monday's debate will be held on a motion...

  • Police academy not covered by all permits when foundation stone laid

    The foundation stone of the new Police Academy at Ta’ Kandia was laid when the development still did not have all the Mepa permits, Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia said in parliament this evening. Replying to a series of question by...

  • Updated - Mizzi has lost transport roadmap, PN says

    Updated - Mizzi has lost transport roadmap, PN says

    Updated - adds ministry's reaction - The Nationalist Party has blamed Transport Minister Joe Mizzi for increasing traffic congestion, saying he needed to assume responsibility after his party had promised to give priority to this area. In a...

  • Tourist office to open in Marsaxlokk

    Tourist office to open in Marsaxlokk

    The Ministry of Tourism is planning to open a tourist information office in Marsaxlokk. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said during a tour of restaurants in the fishing village that the opening of the office would be one in a series of...

  • Change in bishops' attitude to gays welcomed

    Drachma, the group for gay people and their parents, has welcomed the 'positive developments' in the Catholic Church with regard to gay people as evidenced in the Bishops' Synod, currently meeting in Rome. It noted that the synod in its document...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - October 15

    Editor's choice of your photos - October 15

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...