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  • MTA steps up controls over rented deckchairs at the Blue Lagoon

    MTA steps up controls over rented deckchairs at the Blue Lagoon

    The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has stepped up controls over the the proliferation of rented deckchairs and umbrellas at the Blue Lagoon. Following a spate of complaints about deckchairs taking up all spaces, officials were at Comino this...

  • Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    Tremor felt in parts of Malta

    An earthquake was felt in parts of Malta this afternoon. The 3.7 magnitude quake in the Sicily Malta channel, was registered by the university’s seismic monitoring group at 12.52pm. A reader from Floriana said “I’m on the fourth floor and believe...

  • Woman searching for her husband invented story in order to be granted asylum in Malta

    Woman searching for her husband invented story in order to be granted asylum in Malta

    An Ethiopian woman who wants to seek asylum in Malta was this morning given a one-year jail term suspended for two years after she pleaded guilty to disobeying police orders. Ebis Getu arrived in Malta on July 28 and went to the police on July 29...

  • Employment up 4%

    Employment up 4%

    Registered full-time employment increased by four per cent in March while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 6.2 per cent when compared to the same month the previous year. The NSO said that according to administrative data...

  • Online petition for direct Malta-Gibraltar/Malaga flight route

    Online petition for direct Malta-Gibraltar/Malaga flight route

    A petition calling on Norwegian Air to provide a direct flight route from Malta to Gibraltar has been launched on the petition site change.org. “Each year, professionals (mainly in iGaming) lose 100s of work hours travelling between Malta and the...

  • Ryanair seat sale on routes to and from Germany

    Ryanair seat sale on routes to and from Germany

    Ryanair has launched a two-day seat sale with 20 per cent off selected routes to and from Malta and Germany, for travel between October 1 and November 30. These seat sale fares are available on for booking until midnight on Thursday on the...

  • MEPs raise concern yet again about Malta's passport scheme

    MEPs raise concern yet again about Malta's passport scheme

    MEPs have again raised concern about Malta’s cash for passport programme believing the country is selling access to the European Union. Frank Engel, a centre-right MEP from Luxembourg, told Politico "these are the practices of a banana republic...

  • Third of cars stopped by police broke the law

    Third of cars stopped by police broke the law

    More than one of every three drivers pulled over in roadblocks across the island over the past few days was breaking the law in some way or other, the police said. Some 850 vehicles were checked in 25 roadblocks mounted by the police, with about...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says green groups opposed to high-rise development are calling for a boycott of business outlets owned by the Gasan and Tumas groups. In another story, it says more...

  • Environmentalists call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-rises

    Environmentalists call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-rises

    Green groups opposed to high-rise development should consider boycotting business outlets owned by the Gasan and Tumas groups, leading environmentalists are urging. In a hard-hitting piece in the Times of Malta today, columnist Martin Scicluna,...

  • Murky outflow persists in popular Gozo dive spot

    Murky outflow persists in popular Gozo dive spot

    A murky outflow of what appears to be untreated sewage is still being spotted in a popular Gozitan dive spot almost three years after this newspaper first reported the problem. Diver Malcolm Grima told the Times of Malta that he was taken aback...

  • Government ‘is complying with IIP rules’

    Government ‘is complying with IIP rules’

    The government insists that it is complying with rules governing its cash-for-passports scheme, as it again published one list showing both millionaires who had bought passports as well as those who qualified for Maltese citizenship...

  • Naked bather was pushed, not slapped, police union head says

    Naked bather was pushed, not slapped, police union head says

    The secretary of the Police Officers Union (POU) has defended a policeman who was seen slapping a man in the face at St George’s Bay over the weekend. Inspector Sandro Camilleri in a Facebook post said a fuss had been made about a ‘push’ that was...

  • Maltese artist among the winners in the World Illustration Awards

    Maltese artist among the winners in the World Illustration Awards

    A Maltese artist is among the winners of the World Illustration Awards 2016. The Guardian newspaper reported that the Association of Illustrators celebrated the innovative world of contemporary illustration with anything from gifs to digitally...

  • No urgent plans for Mater Dei Hospital helipad

    No urgent plans for Mater Dei Hospital helipad

    There are still no immediate plans to build a new helipad at Mater Dei Hospital, even though the new private managers of the Gozo State hospital have deployed a 24/7 emergency air ambulance in Gozo. On August 6, Vitals Global Healthcare, the...

  • Wardens accused of lacking common sense as tickets are dished out in Gozo

    Wardens accused of lacking common sense as tickets are dished out in Gozo

    Wardens in Gozo have been criticised by the Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber for the way they issued traffic fines in Victoria yesterday, the busiest day for tourism on the sister island. The two organisations said they were...

  • PA board member Timmy Gambin denies conflict of interest

    PA board member Timmy Gambin denies conflict of interest

    Planning Authority board member Timmy Gambin has denied any conflict of interest in relation to the controversial skyscraper development in Sliema.  Dr Gambin had been accused of having acted as a consultant to a Gasan-Tumas consortium tasked with...

  • Vandals run riot in Floriana garden

    Vandals run riot in Floriana garden

    Smashed plant pots line a walkway within Floriana's Herbert Ganado gardens, following what appears to be a senseless act of vandalism.  Photos sent to the Times of Malta show the wanton destruction wreaked on the garden, with smashed pots toppled...

  • Explain link between power station and Panama companies, PN demands - PL says there is none

    Explain link between power station and Panama companies, PN demands - PL says there is none

    Updated, adds Labour reaction - The Prime Minister should explain the link between Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s secret companies in Panama and the new gas power station, the Nationalist Party said in a statement. Referring to a Times of...

  • July brighter, windier than the norm, Met. Office reports

    July brighter, windier than the norm, Met. Office reports

    July was brighter than the norm, with 370.8 hours of sunshine, the Meteorological Office reported today. The month started off with a combination of 0.4mm of rainfall and over 11 hours of sunshine measured on the first day. Twenty-one days in July...