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  • Differing reactions to the result on Twitter

    Differing reactions to the result on Twitter

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday took to Twitter with a stern warning that the referendum was the hunters’ “one last chance”, while Opposition leader Simon Busuttil called for maturity. “The people have decided and PN fully respects the...

  • ‘Considerable influence’ of party leaders lamented

    ‘Considerable influence’ of party leaders lamented

    The anti-spring hunting lobby yesterday highlighted the “considerable” influence on the referendum result exerted by the stand in favour taken by both political leaders. Speaking at the Naxxar counting hall, campaign spokesman Saviour Balzan...

  • ‘Suspend season at first sign of illegality’

    ‘Suspend season at first sign of illegality’

    Society expects the spring hunting season to be suspended at the first sign of illegalities, a Birdlife spokesman said yesterday Addressing a press conference a few hours after the referendum result was announced, Mark Sultana (pictured with...

  • ‘No minority should face suffering as hunters did’

    ‘No minority should face suffering as hunters did’

    No other minority should have to endure the great suffering inflicted on hunters “by those who wanted to destroy part of our lives through the abolition of spring hunting”, Joe Perici Calascione said yesterday. The hunters’ federation (FKNK)...

  • Tears and sighs of relief after narrow victory

    Tears and sighs of relief after narrow victory

    Hunters heaved a huge sigh of relief and some shed tears as their representatives declared victory at the Naxxar counting hall just before 10.30am. Although word of a narrow victory had been making the rounds an hour earlier, phones were whipped...

  • Maltese flamenco dancer a big hit at Womad festival

    Maltese flamenco dancer a big hit at Womad festival

    The Seville-based company Puerto Flamenco, headed by a Maltese flamenco dancer, has just completed a three month tour of Australia and New Zealand to sell-out crowds. The group, led by Francesca ‘La Chica’ Grima and Andrej Vujicic, gave...

  • Man denies violent thefts from elderly

    A 32-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 39 charges yesterday, including a string of violent thefts of the elderly in several localities. Charles Farrugia, an unemployed man from Żejtun, was charged with 13 snatch-and-run and mugging incidents...

  • Festa fun at San Anton

    Festa Palazz, an event held in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund, will take place at San Anton Palace on May 29 and 30, allowing visitors to enjoy the building and private gardens. Launching the event, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said...

  • 2,000 migrants saved in an ‘absolute crisis’

    Italian and Maltese rescuers, as well as merchant vessels passing through the Sicily strait were overwhelmed yesterday with 26 SOS calls made from migrants attempting to cross to Europe from Libya aboard unseaworthy dinghies and wooden boats. The...

  • Most prisoners benefited from Labour’s post-election pardon

    Most prisoners benefited from Labour’s post-election pardon

    Nearly all the prisoners at the Corradino prison facilities benefited from the presidential pardon granted on the recommendation of former home affairs minister Manuel Mallia when Labour was elected to power in 2013. Information provided to...

  • Charges for 22 kg cannabis resin haul

    Two men were yesterday charged with trafficking 22 kilograms of cannabis resin in one of the biggest drug hauls of the last few years. Police Inspector Herman Mula said the haul was the largest this year and one of the most significant in recent...

  • Malta leading way towards a breakthrough in skin grafting

    Malta leading way towards a breakthrough in skin grafting

    The University of Malta’s research on materials and structures which defy logic by growing fatter when stretched has attracted huge interest in the international scientific community. Coordinated by Dr Ruben Gatt and Dr Daphne Attard (of the...

  • Choice of law clause differs from a jurisdiction clause

    The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Mr Justice Tonio Mallia and Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case ‘Maltrad (Holdings) Ltd v Norbert Coll’, on March 27, 2015, held among things, that the fact that an agreement...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Another example of cynical disregard of the law in Tower Road, Sliema, at the bottom of Dingli Street. Tattered old pieces of fabric cover the scaffolding, uglifying the neighbourhood, and a large section of the hoarding at street level has been...

  • Man injured after falling off motorcycle

    Man injured after falling off motorcycle

    A 57-year-old man was hospitalised after skidding and falling off his motorcycle while driving through Triq il-Mosta, Lija, at around 1.15pm. The police said it has not yet been established whether his injuries are life-threatening.

  • Birdlife expects season to be suspended with first sign of illegalities

    Birdlife expects season to be suspended with first sign of illegalities

    Birdlife expected the spring hunting season to be suspended with the first sign of illegalities. Spokesman Mark Sultana told a news conference this afternoon he was quite confident that the season would be closed if illegalities occurred. “We have...

  • Man charged with 13 incidents of theft and muggings on elderly people

    Man charged with 13 incidents of theft and muggings on elderly people

    A 36-year-old unemployed man from Zejtun was this afternoon remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to 40 charges including 13 incidents of theft and muggings on elderly people. All incidents took place between last Tuesday and...

  • Two men charged with trafficking 22 kilograms of cannabis remanded in custody

    Two men charged with trafficking 22 kilograms of cannabis remanded in custody

    Two men charged with trafficking 22 kilograms of cannabis were today remanded in custody. In separate arraignments, Stephen Portelli, a 37-year-old man from Tarxien and Paul Farrugia, 31, of Xghajra, pleaded not guilty to trafficking cannabis. Mr...

  • Ċaqnu faces zoo charges

    Ċaqnu faces zoo charges

    Charges have been filed against Charles Polidano, known as Ċaqnu, over infringements at the Montekristo Animal Park a year after a request was made by the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. The police have confirmed the first hearing is...

  • Elective operations may be postponed this week

    Elective operations may be postponed this week

    Dozens of elective operations, including knee and hip replacements that have been on a waiting list for months, could be postponed this week if physiotherapists go ahead with plans not to offer post-operative care, The Sunday Times of Malta has...