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  • Migrant needing urgent medical assistance evacuated to Mater Dei Hospital

    Migrant needing urgent medical assistance evacuated to Mater Dei Hospital

    A 17-year-old male migrant who needed urgent medical assistance was evacuated to Mater Dei Hospital by the Armed Forces of Malta yesterday afternoon. The government said today that the patient was brought to Malta on an AFM helicopter which had a...

  • Plans to turn Magħtab into recreational park dumped

    Plans to turn Magħtab into recreational park dumped

    Plans to turn the Magħtab eyesore into a recreational park have been dropped, as dangerous gases continue to be extracted from it. It would take decades to extract all the gases, the result of untreated waste being dumped there for several years,...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta says documents show Education Minister Evarist Bartolo ordered that a contractor be paid more than €400,000 for works that had not been approved by the...

  • Evarist Bartolo ordered payment for unapproved school works

    Evarist Bartolo ordered payment for unapproved school works

    Updated 7.28pm - Added ministry statement Education Minister Evarist Bartolo ordered that a contractor be paid more than €400,000 for works that had not been approved by the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools, documents show. According to the FTS...

  • Valletta’s residential parking bays become tow zones

    Valletta’s residential parking bays become tow zones

    Valletta’s residential parking bays have become tow zones to protect the few spots left when parking is cleared during events related to the EU presidency, Mayor Alexiei Dingli said. Prof. Dingli yesterday told the Times of Malta that the Valletta...

  • Panama not cooperating with Malta tax authorities

    Panama not cooperating with Malta tax authorities

    Panama is not cooperating with the Maltese tax authorities in their investigations into the Panama Papers leak, according to Finance Minister Edward Scicluna. Prof. Scicluna made his comments to Malta Today. Inland Revenue Commissioner Marvin...

  • Magistrate Saviour Demicoli passes away

    Magistrate Saviour Demicoli passes away

    Magistrate Saviour Demicoli has passed away, aged 61. Justice Minister Owen Bonnici tweeted this afternoon that he had just been informed of the magistrate’s passing. “He was an extraordinary person: kind, honest and just. RIP,” the minister...

  • Man injured in Burmarrad accident

    Man injured in Burmarrad accident

    A 27-year-old man from Naxxar was grievously injured this afternoon after the car he was driving crashed into a barrier in Burmarrad. The police said the accident happened in Triq Burmarrad at 1pm. The Civil Protection Department had to be called...

  • FTS slander case put on ice as police investigate corruption claims

    FTS slander case put on ice as police investigate corruption claims

    A slander case against a Gozitan contractor has been put off pending police investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption by a former Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools senior official. The slander case was instituted by former FTS...

  • Bird invasion at Salina

    Bird invasion at Salina

    A flock of about 400 black-headed gulls, together with a much smaller number of Mediterranean gulls, were seen flying over salt pans in Salina this morning, providing a spectacle to passers-by. This photo was taken when a group of about 300...

  • Show proof that construction magnate loan was paid back, minister challenges PN

    Show proof that construction magnate loan was paid back, minister challenges PN

    Updated 12.45pm with PN comment Owen Bonnici has challenged the Nationalist Party leader to publish proof that a loan by construction magnate Zaren Vassallo to the party was paid back. The Justice Minister said Mr Vassallo had given the PN a loan...

  • Watch: Salvu Mallia: "I'm on a mission like Jesus, Gandhi, Che Guevara..."

    Watch: Salvu Mallia: "I'm on a mission like Jesus, Gandhi, Che Guevara..."

    Updated at 1.45pm with PN statement Outspoken Nationalist Party candidate Salvu Mallia said he is on a mission like his heroes Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, and Jesus Christ. “Like him [points at Manuel Dimech statue] who had a mission, like...

  • CBM report shows thriving economy - government

    CBM report shows thriving economy - government

    A Central Bank report shows that economic activity is performing better than the average in the last 16 years, the government said this morning.  For the fifth consecutive month, economic conditions registered in December showed a significant...

  • Divorced, remarried 'at peace with God' may receive Communion - bishops

    Divorced, remarried 'at peace with God' may receive Communion - bishops

    Priests should offer assistance to couples whose marriage has broken down, the Maltese bishops are urging, issuing a set of guidelines which some observers have described as going even beyond the Pope's teachings. The bishops did not exclude that...

  • Added incentives for Malta's film sector

    Added incentives for Malta's film sector

    The Malta Film Commission has started the first round of consultation sessions with all industry stakeholders on a number of topics aimed at reinforcing Malta’s film sector. Foreign productions will be given added incentives to use the services of...

  • Salvu Mallia speaks from his heart – PN

    Salvu Mallia speaks from his heart – PN

    The Nationalist Party has defended controversial candidate's Salvu Mallia’s outbursts, saying he spoke "from his heart"” to convey his "outrage" against the Labour government. Times of Malta sought the party's reaction to Mr Mallia's latest...

  • Man acquitted of being human trafficking mastermind

    Man acquitted of being human trafficking mastermind

    A man accused of being the mastermind in a human trafficking case was found not guilty by a Maltese court late last night. The jurors in the trial against the man, Hadish Abayu, 58, of Ethiopian origin, gave their verdict shortly before...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers: Times of Malta reports that Maltese investment in Air Malta will not be excluded as government mulls alternatives to the failed Alitalia deal. It also reports that a Serbian woman was...

  • Cash stolen during Żabbar hold-up, employee assaulted

    Cash stolen during Żabbar hold-up, employee assaulted

    An unspecified sum of cash was stolen during a hold-up on a gambling establishment in Żabbar last night.  The police said the incident happened around 9.40pm inside the establishment in Triq il-Kbira. The two thieves, who were wearing a hoodie,...

  • Inquiry into suspicious Transport Ministry tender kept secret

    Inquiry into suspicious Transport Ministry tender kept secret

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi is refusing to publish the findings of an inquiry tasked with probing claims of abuse and wrongdoing regarding a tender issued by his ministry. Though requests for a copy of the findings remained unanswered, a...