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  • EP's Panama Papers inquiry to question Manfred Galdes

    EP's Panama Papers inquiry to question Manfred Galdes

    Manfred Galdes, former director of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, has been invited to give evidence before the European Parliament’s committee of inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA) on Monday. Dr Galdes...

  • Parliament remembers Joe Grima as free thinker and strong communicator

    Parliament remembers Joe Grima as free thinker and strong communicator

    Parliament this evening expressed its condolences to the family of former Labour Minister of Industry and Tourism Joe Grima, who passed away on February 3, one day short of his 81st birthday. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Mr Grima would be...

  • PN promises lower power tariffs to sports and social clubs

    PN promises lower power tariffs to sports and social clubs

    A future Nationalist government will offer lower water and electricity tariffs to sports, social and cultural clubs as part of its efforts to promote voluntary work, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today. He made the commitment when he...

  • ‘Always remind the elderly that they are valued’

    ‘Always remind the elderly that they are valued’

    The elderly need to be reminded regularly they are valued members of society, especially when they move to residential homes, according to Caritas HelpAge director Anne Rose Toledo. Speaking during an event organised by the agency at the Holy...

  • Planners launch new online mapping system

    Planners launch new  online mapping system

    Keeping track of planning applications, enforcement orders and scheduled buildings has been made easier, thanks to the launch of a new online mapping system by the Planning Authority. The PA said the new online geographic information system (GIS)...

  • Jail term converted to conditional discharge on appeal

    Jail term converted to conditional discharge on appeal

    A man condemned to three months imprisonment by a magistrate's court after breaching bail conditions, was today conditionally discharged by a court of appeal. Eugene Galea, 57, from Lija, who had been granted bail when facing criminal proceedings...

  • More than 1,000 recruited in the services under present government

    More than 1,000 recruited in the services under present government

    The uniformed services have so far engaged more than 1,000 people under this government, with further recruitment in the pipeline, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today. He was speaking following a parade of the latest 55 recruits in the...

  • Documents on operation of former BWSC plant published, with blanked out clauses

    Documents on operation of former BWSC plant published, with blanked out clauses

    The government has published the agreements made in 2014 with D3 Power Generation Ltd, a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, for the sale of the former BWSC power station and its conversion to use gas. The documents can be seen here. They consists of...

  • Four to face trial in Seabank Hotel tragedy case

    Four to face trial in Seabank Hotel tragedy case

    A magisterial court of inquiry examining evidence in the Seabank Hotel tragedy has declared there are sufficient grounds for four of the five co-accused, facing proceedings on charges of involuntary homicide, to be placed under a bill of indictment.

  • Large white birds presumed to be Marsalforn's swans seen close to San Blas

    Large white birds presumed to be Marsalforn's swans seen close to San Blas

    A flock of large white birds presumed to be the 12 mute swans that had stayed in Marsalforn valley since January 1 appeared briefly in San Blas today, before continuing on their way. Their departure yesterday was observed by members of the...

  • Malta faces scepticism during ECJ bird trapping hearing - source

    Malta faces scepticism during ECJ bird trapping hearing - source

    Maltese government lawyers arguing in favour of a derogation on finch trapping faced multiple questions at a European Court of Justice hearing this morning, sources close to the court said.  ECJ Advocate General Eleonor Sharpston expressed...

  • Father says he does not know where his son is being brought up

    Father says he does not know where his son is being brought up

    The father of a four-year-old boy currently locked in a separation battle against his Filipino wife has filed a judicial protest claiming that various shortcomings in the proceedings before the Family Court were jeopardising his right to family...

  • Council ordered to pay former contractor €13,500 by way of balances due

    Council ordered to pay former contractor €13,500 by way of balances due

    The Siġġiewi council has been ordered to pay its former waste collection contractor €13,500 by way of balances due in terms of the contract. In its case against the council, Xuereb Bros Ltd argued it had entered into a contract with the council in...

  • Street vendors still not adequately regulated – GRTU

    Street vendors still not adequately regulated – GRTU

    Street vendors setting up stalls all over the island ahead of events like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are still not adequately regulated, it has emerged. More than a year after the Chamber for Small and Medium Businesses (GRTU) initiated...

  • Fine dining or a 'crude affront' to Valletta's iconic shoreline?

    Fine dining or a 'crude affront' to Valletta's iconic shoreline?

    All eyes are on Valletta as it prepares to assume the European Capital of Culture crown next year. But judging by the above photo, anyone eyeing the capital city from across the water in Sliema might find themselves squinting.  Recently-opened...

  • Man, 27, grievously injured in accident

    Man, 27, grievously injured in accident

    A biker was grievously injured last night following a collision with a car in San Ġwann. The police said the accident happened in Triq Birkirkara at 8.45pm. The 27-year-old biker from Birkirkara was riding a Honda CB600 that collided with a Toyota...

  • Nexia bosses turn down invitation to meet Panama committee

    Nexia bosses turn down invitation to meet Panama committee

    Updated with PN statement at 10.30am The financial advisers who opened secret companies for Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri have turned down an invitation to meet a delegation from the European Parliament’s Panama committee. European Parliament...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says a two-year wait for the publication of the new power station contracts turned out to be an anti-climax, as crucial questions on the Electrogas plant remained...

  • Worrying relationship messages contributing to domestic violence

    Worrying relationship messages contributing to domestic violence

    Young people continue to receive “worrying” messages about relationships which could contribute to normalising domestic violence, workers in the field have said. “When we hold workshops at school we see that among young girls and boys, they still...

  • Drugs delivery to prison intercepted

    Drugs delivery to prison intercepted

    Prison warders this afternoon intercepted 23 sachets of drugs which were about to be taken into the prison. The sachets, holding cocaine and heroin, were hidden in the soles of a pair of shoes which a woman wanted delivered to an inmate. A...