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  • Court confirms BOV deposit box fiasco

    Court confirms BOV deposit box fiasco

    A court has confirmed a judgment acquitting a couple of fraud after it heard how a mistake by a bank manager allowed two couples to have simultaneous access to the same BOV safety deposit box, with both claiming that the €40,000 inside was...

  • Banif joins SME Initiative - to operate €6 million lending facility

    Banif joins SME Initiative - to operate €6 million lending facility

    An agreement has been reached with Banif Bank to operate a €6 million facility to support investment by SMEs in Malta. The funds form part of the European Investment Fund's €60m SME Initiative for Malta, which will benefit around 850 enterprises...

  • Council, ENGOs appeal Sliema tower decision

    Council, ENGOs appeal Sliema tower decision

    Sliema Local Council has officially filed an appeal before the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) in relation to the Planning Authority’s recent granting of the permit for Townsquare development - which includes a 38-storey tower. The...

  • Malta newspapers in review

    Malta newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newsapers today. Times of Malta reports that Air Malta talks with Alitalia are continuing even though the Italian flag carrier is making losses of €500,000 daily. l-orizzont focuses on the Paceville...

  • Alitalia losing €500,000 daily… but talks with Air Malta go on

    Alitalia losing €500,000 daily… but talks with Air Malta go on

    The government yesterday confirmed that it was still pressing ahead with a possible deal over the sale of Air Malta to the Italian national carrier – despite new revelations that Alitalia is currently losing €500,000 a day. The Italian airline was...

  • Migration, Mediterranean, focus of Muscat's address to the UN

    Migration, Mediterranean, focus of Muscat's address to the UN

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has addressed the UN General Assembly, focusing mostly on migration and the situation in the Mediterranean, particularly Libya. Follow his speech below. In his speech Dr Muscat expanded on Dom Mintoff's dictum that...

  • New book looks at the history of agriculture in Malta

    New book looks at the history of agriculture in Malta

    Stanley Farrugia Randon’s love for his country and desire to ensure that certain terminology relating to ancient agricultural activities is not lost inspired him to write a book, called Il-Biedja f’Malta. The book consists of a history of...

  • Shooting birds with a click, not a bang

    Shooting birds with a click, not a bang

    Shooting birds – with a camera – has become a favourite pastime for many hunters. Kurt Sansone and photographer Steve Zammit Lupi joined a group of hunters and birdwatchers who have found common ground in their passion for birds. The Maltese flag...

  • Motorcyclist dies, pedestrian injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    Motorcyclist dies, pedestrian injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    A motorcyclist died and a pedestrian was injured in a traffic accident in St Paul’s Bay this evening. The police said the accident happened at Dawret il-Gzejjer at around 7pm when a 40-year-old foreign motorcyclist, who lives in St Paul’s Bay, was...

  • Festival raises fears for turtle nest

    Festival raises fears for turtle nest

    A music festival taking place close to Golden Bay this weekend has raised concern over the well-being of a nest of turtle eggs on the beach, but organisers insist they have taken all possible precautions. The Bubble, an annual music and arts...

  • 'New' police officers join force on part-time basis

    'New' police officers join force on part-time basis

    A group of 40 police officers who served in the force in the past took their oath to rejoin the force on a part-time basis today. They will be working 23 to 35 hours a week, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. They will be supporting in...

  • How do Maltese youths spend their time online?

    How do Maltese youths spend their time online?

    Maltese youths are nearly 60 per cent more likely to use the internet to log on to social media than to search for information, a new study has found. A report by the EU’s addiction monitoring centre on 13 to 15-year-old children found that some...

  • EU's post-Brexit Malta summit on February 3

    EU's post-Brexit Malta summit on February 3

    The EU summit on the union’s post-Brexit future is being held in Malta on February 3, European leaders agreed today. EU council president Donald Tusk said during a meeting with the Prime Minister earlier this month that Malta was the best country...

  • 1,800 signatures and counting for teachers' justice reform petition

    1,800 signatures and counting for teachers' justice reform petition

    A petition by the teachers’ union calling for a more efficient justice system has been signed by over 1,800 people since its launch two weeks ago. The Malta Union of Teachers is calling on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Opposition leader Simon...

  • Another protected bird shot

    Another protected bird shot

    Birdlife again called for the hunting season to be suspended this afternoon after it was earlier called upon to rescue a grey heron, another illegally shot protected bird. The bird was found bleeding and unable to fly in a farmhouse in Żejtun...

  • Tall building policy, new open spaces, proposed for Paceville in new masterplan

    Tall building policy, new open spaces, proposed for Paceville in new masterplan

    A holistic planning strategy which includes the revamp of open spaces and the creation of new ones, better traffic management and a tall-building policy are the main elements of a masterplan for Paceville  unveiled for public consultation...

  • Allied Newspapers seeks refunds from Adrian Hillman

    Allied Newspapers seeks refunds from Adrian Hillman

    Allied Newspapers Ltd has filed a judicial letter through the civil courts demanding that its former managing director refund company money he used without authorisation.  The company is calling on Mr Hillman to repay amounts spent on company...

  • Motorcyclist critical after Birżebbuġa accident

    Motorcyclist critical after Birżebbuġa accident

    A 28-year-old motorcyclist from Tarxien is in a critical condition following a collision with a car this afternoon. The police said the accident happened in Triq Ħal Far, Birżebbuġa at around 1.30pm. The victim was riding a Yamaha Crypton that was...

  • Clown doctors hand 'more common sense'

    Clown doctors hand 'more common sense'

    More common sense: A better understanding of Emotional Well-being, a second self-help book written by Dr Edward Curmi and published by Dr Klown was today presented to parents of children at Mater Dei HOspital. The book speaks of challengers, such...

  • Kappara central strip being removed between this evening and tomorrow

    Kappara central strip being removed between this evening and tomorrow

    The Kappara contractor will remove the central strip in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, close to the National Pool between today at 8pm and tomorrow during the day. Traffic towards Paceville during the works will be diverted to one lane. Transport...