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  • Updated: Tripoli attack: Authorities questioning 'collaborator' - IS says gunmen were Tunisian, Sudanese

    Updated: Tripoli attack: Authorities questioning 'collaborator' - IS says gunmen were Tunisian, Sudanese

    The charge' d'Affairs of the Tripoli administration in Malta, Hussin Musrati, said today that the authorities in Tripoli are questioning a suspected collaborator in yesterday's attack on the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli. He also insisted that 'Prime...

  • Msida bollards put drivers in deep water

    Msida bollards put drivers in deep water

    Commuters caught in Msida during Monday’s heavy downpour were left fuming as they could no longer avoid the worst flooded areas because of the new traffic arrangements meant to ease congestion. Following the changes, all Sliema-bound traffic...

  • Kejk or cake? Mixed views on TimesTalk

    Kejk or cake? Mixed views on TimesTalk

    TimesTalk yesterday discussed the butchering of the Maltese language, including the manner how adopted foreign words should be written. The biggest fear of the guests, however, was that adopted words were burying existing Maltese words of the same...

  • Updated - Three Enemalta employees suspended over electricity theft

    Updated - Three Enemalta employees suspended over electricity theft

    Three Enemalta employees have been suspended pending further police investigations after they allegedly assisted customers to steal electricity. The case was revealed after an investigation by Enemalta employees working to curb electricity...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The local newspapers are dominated by the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli. Times of Malta says at least eight people died in the attack but all Maltese employees...

  • Eight die in attack on Corinthia hotel Libya

    Eight die in attack on Corinthia hotel Libya

    Terrorists who raided the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli reportedly killing eight people were yesterday gunned down by Libyan forces after a five-hour stand-off. The raid on the prominent hotel in the Libyan capital took place just after 9am when the...

  • Violence flared over a sofa

    A landlord was given a 15-month suspended jail term for breaking the hand of a woman who complained about a mouldy sofa in a rental apartment. Carmelo Delia, 56, of Xgħajra, was found guilty of seriously injuring Charmaine Muscat and slightly...

  • Fuel station owner had to scrap cut-price diesel plan

    Fuel station owner had to scrap cut-price diesel plan

    A Rabat petrol station owner had to scrap plans to sell cheaper diesel yesterday after pressure from the supplier. Mario Camilleri, owner of M&N Camilleri fuel pump, wanted to sell the San Lucian diesel supplied by the Falzon Group at €1.33 per...

  • Damning report on healthcare provision

    Damning report on healthcare provision

    High infant mortality, long hospital waiting times and the weak decline in the number of stroke deaths are some of Malta’s greatest failings, highlighted in a damning study aimed at measuring healthcare provision from a consumer...

  • Filth, filth, filth... from beginning to end, says defence

    Filth, filth, filth... from beginning to end, says defence

    The Attorney General, the Police Commissioner and other high-ranking police officers have held a meeting to discuss whether former GRTU chief Vince Farrugia should be charged with perjury and concluded that there was not enough evidence, a court...

  • ‘Random tests to curb bingeing’

    ‘Random tests to curb bingeing’

    The increasing binge drinking culture among young people highlights the “dire need” for an alcohol policy which helps reduce availability, experts are warning. Measures that could be introduced include increasing the alcohol tax and banning...

  • Acrobats to launch Year of the Goat

    Acrobats to launch Year of the Goat

    A Chinese acrobatic team will usher in the Year of the Goat with a performance in Valletta next month. The eighth edition of the Chinese New Year will be launched at Teatru Rjal on February 8 at 10am by the Guangxi Acrobatic Troupe. Later that...

  • ‘Dropped charges’ inquiry to be public ‘in days’

    An inquiry into a decision by former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit to drop charges against a man who allegedly assaulted four officers would be published “in the coming days”, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said on Monday. The...

  • Storm clouds over Greece

    Storm clouds over Greece

    The victory of Alexis Tsipras’s party, Syriza, in Greece raised eyebrows. Ivan Martin asks Malta’s Greek community whether they supported the far-Left leader’s pledge to end austerity or whether his radical approach would be his Achilles’...

  • PN still weighing options on clubs

    PN still weighing options on clubs

    The future of a number of PN clubs could be hanging in the balance as the party is mulling whether to keep them or cash in by selling or leasing them, this newspaper has learnt. A party official, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed that a...

  • Strait Street to have own artistic director

    Strait Street to have own artistic director

    The capital’s ‘notorious’ Strait Street will have its own dedicated artistic director overseeing regeneration as part of a number of capital projects. Valletta 2018 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef yesterday traced the highlights of V-18’s work...

  • Improvement in public procurement

    Efforts to speed up public procurement have led to a drastic drop in the time taken to process government contracts, civil service head Mario Cutajar said yesterday. “Whereas in 2013 it used to take between 230 and 278 days to adjudicate...

  • Malta in first half of Eurovision semi-final

    Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The semi-finals will be held on May 19 and 21 and Malta will be represented by Amber with her song Warrior, which obtained maximum points from all five...

  • Talks about Cottonera welcomed

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi welcomed the turnout for the first of a series of cultural talks raising awareness about Cottonera. Maritime Museum curator Liam Gauci spoke about the corsairs, their contribution and their presence in the Three...

  • Malta flag flies high

    Malta has the sixth largest merchant ship register in the world, consolidating its position as the largest in Europe with a record performance in 2014. In 2013, Malta ranked seventh and, at the end of last year, the Maltese Register of Shipping...