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  • Air Malta will 'never be a feeder airline': Zammit Lewis

    Air Malta will 'never be a feeder airline': Zammit Lewis

    National airline Air Malta would "never" become a feeder airline and a strategic partnership with Alitalia would not go ahead unless it benefited Malta, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis today.“Everyone can rest assured, Air Malta will never...

  • Two guide dogs handed to new owners

    Two guide dogs handed to new owners

    Two guide dog puppies arrived last night from Sicily and were officially handed over to their new guide dog partners.  The two new ‘teams’ are Michael Scerri from Xagħra, Gozo, and his guide dog Justy, and Joseph Vella from Marsaxlokk and his...

  • Own a tiger? You'll have to pay to relocate it

    Own a tiger? You'll have to pay to relocate it

    Dangerous animals that are in Malta illegally will have to be relocated at the expense of their owner, or sold with any proceeds pocketed by the Animal Welfare Fund. A dangerous animal is considered illegal if it is not being kept in a licensed...

  • Asthma inhalers get 50 per cent price cut

    Asthma inhalers get 50 per cent price cut

    Eleven medicines, including Ventolin inhalers used by asthma sufferers, have gone down in price recently, Consumer Affairs Minister Helena Dalli said today. Price reductions varied between 8 per cent and 67 per cent. Ventolin inhalers have had...

  • Drowned baby picture captures Mediterranean's week of tragedy

    Drowned baby picture captures Mediterranean's week of tragedy

    A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed today by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in...

  • Chamber files injunction to block eco-contribution tax

    Chamber files injunction to block eco-contribution tax

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce has filed a prohibitory injunction seeking to block the government from introducing a 50c-a-day eco-contribution for tourists.  The injunction comes after weeks of bad blood between Chamber members and the Tourism...

  • Man pays for child support but still ends up behind bars

    Man pays for child support but still ends up behind bars

    A 44-year-old man is seeking a presidential pardon after ending up behind bars due to a judicial technicality. Gaetano Gatt was sentenced to two months imprisonment by a Court of Appeals on Thursday for not paying his estranged wife child...

  • Annual fair to return to Montekristo Estate

    Annual fair to return to Montekristo Estate

    A big national fair will for the third successive year be held at Montekristo Estate, with organisers saying they have obtained all the necessary permits.  Fiera l-Kbira management denied rumours that the fair would not be taking place, saying in...

  • Valletta 2018 to get a Chinese push

    Valletta 2018 to get a Chinese push

    Valletta's upcoming 2018 stint as European Capital of Culture  will be promoted in China, following a memorandum of understanding signed today between the Culture Minister and China's Vice-Minister of Culture.  The MOU states that China will...

  • Drunk driver went berserk in police lock-up

    Drunk driver went berserk in police lock-up

    A 32-year-old man who first went on a drunken drive and then damaged a sink and mattress while being detained was handed a suspended sentence today.  Nazzareno Abela, 32 from Senglea, admitted to threatening two police officers, driving recklessly...

  • Watchdog warns investors: If it sounds too good to be true...

    Watchdog warns investors: If it sounds too good to be true...

    In a stern warning to investors seeking high earnings amid unattractive low interest rates, the financial watchdog has expressed its “disbelief” at how a number of firms have offered portfolios comprising securities with huge underlying risks. “It...

  • Boy, 7, missing in Japan forest after being left alone as punishment

    Boy, 7, missing in Japan forest after being left alone as punishment

    A seven-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment. About 150 rescue workers have resumed a search of a wooded area on Hokkaido, the northern-most of Japan's four...

  • Two accused of trafficking ecstasy - arrested before Armier party

    Two accused of trafficking ecstasy - arrested before Armier party

    Two young men were arraigned in court this afternoon, charged with trafficking 103 ecstasy pills. Gozitan Gordon Micallef, 19 who lives in Birkirkara and works as a plasterer, and 21-year-old Kevin Gauci, a mechanic from Mellieha, were arrested as...

  • Eritrean to be repatriated after using false passport to come to Malta from Sicily

    Eritrean to be repatriated after using false passport to come to Malta from Sicily

    Two Eritrean men ended up in court this morning, accused of using false passports to enter Malta via Sicily. Tesfay Gebrebirhan Anda, 29, pleaded guilty to the charges while Mhretab Zeru, 22, pleaded not guilty, protesting that he was not aware...

  • AFM commissions new data centre, upgrades communications

    AFM commissions new data centre, upgrades communications

    The Armed Forces of Malta have commissioned a new data centre and upgraded their microwave link network in a €2 million investment mostly funded by the EU. The microwave link network now covers all the coastal areas and AFM locations with advance...

  • When sugar was more expensive than gold

    When sugar was more expensive than gold

    A meal whose origins can be traced to a time when sugar was more expensive than gold is being recreated at Verdala Palace to the sound of Malta's only male choir. The dinner seeks to recreate dishes from the 16th century cookbook of Bartolomeo...

  • Jesuits church, old university facade getting much-needed restoration

    Jesuits church, old university facade getting much-needed restoration

    The Jesuits' church and the facade of the old university in Valletta are undergoing much needed restoration after many years of decay. The church, long known as the university church, was originally built to serve the Jesuit college and has stood...

  • OPM returns PN's Kasco letter - PN says Schembri too embarrassed to receive cheque

    OPM returns PN's Kasco letter - PN says Schembri too embarrassed to receive cheque

    Updated - Adds PN reaction - A PN messenger who called at the Auberge de Castille this morning to deliver a cheque to Keith Schembri as owner of Kasco Ltd was 'politely' told that his envelope was wrongly addressed, the Office of the Prime...

  • Britain lacks patrol boats to monitor its coast

    Britain lacks patrol boats to monitor its coast

    A former head of the Royal Navy has warned that Britain is at risk from terrorists and traffickers because of the lack of boats that patrol UK waters. Lord West described the situation as a "complete mess" as three Border Force vessels are left to...

  • Cyclists left reeling as they get jumped by kangaroo

    Cyclists left reeling as they get jumped by kangaroo

    A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region. Sharon Heinrich, 45, said she and Helen Salter, 47, were cycling side by side along a tourist route in the Clare Valley in...

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