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  • Three men ordered to pay man they attacked in Paceville €21,000

    Three men ordered to pay man they attacked in Paceville €21,000

    Three men have been ordered to pay more than €21,000 in damages to another man they had attacked in Paceville five years ago after a court established that the man had suffered a permanent disability. Adrian Agius filed his action for damages...

  • Minister embarks on eco-contribution removal consultation meetings

    Environment Minister Leo Brincat today started a series of consultation meetings in preparation for the removal of the eco-contribution in line with the announcement made in the 2015 Budget. Mr Brincat, who held separate meetings with the Chamber...

  • Minister appeals to parents to communicate with children

    Minister appeals to parents to communicate with children

    Schools, parents and the education sector needed to work together to boost Maltese and English literacy among children, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this afternoon. Speaking during the launch of a new initiative at the Zabbar primary as...

  • Vince Farrugia to be charged with perjury, court rules

    Vince Farrugia to be charged with perjury, court rules

    A magistrate has ordered the police to prosecute former GRTU chief Vince Farrugia for perjury and subornation of witnesses in the criminal case against developer Sandro Chetcuti.  Magistrate Aaron Bugeja found that there was enough prima facie...

  • Space station gets espresso machine

    Space station gets espresso machine

    The SpaceX supply ship has arrived at the International Space Station, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. The space station crew captured the Dragon capsule this morning - three days after its...

  • Italy rescues badly burnt migrants

    Italy rescues badly burnt migrants

    Italy rescues badly burnt migrants Migrants with severe burns were rescued at sea by the Italian coastguard in the early hours of today. One 25-year-old woman had died of her injuries onboard the dinghy. It was carrying between 60 to 70 migrants...

  • Pope considering visit to Cuba

    Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his US trip in September but no decision has been made yet, the Vatican said. Pope Francis has been credited with having helped the US and Cuba reach their historic rapprochement by writing to...

  • Relatives should not overturn one's organ donation decision

    Relatives should not overturn one's organ donation decision

    Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne believes that relatives of people who decide they want to donate their organs should not be able to overturn this decision when the person dies. Similarly, if a person decides not to donate their organs,...

  • Garage owner restrains thief

    Garage owner restrains thief

    A man who is believed to have entered a garage in Triq Reggie Miller, Gzira, to steal was arrested shortly after he was restrained by its owner at 10.30am. The police said it appeared that the 39-year-old suspect was found rummaging through a...

  • Archbishop's official photo

    Archbishop's official photo

      The Curia this morning published Archbishop Charles Scicluna's official photo. It was taken in Mdina during his installation on March 21. The Curia said that the official DVD of the installation can be ordered from Media Centre Ltd on  2569...

  • Update 3: Italy Navy takes back control of fishing boat seized near Libya

    Update 3: Italy Navy takes back control of fishing boat seized near Libya

    The Italian navy took back control of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said. The stretch of Mediterranean Sea has grown increasingly chaotic in recent years as...

  • Fewer visits to Gozo

    Fewer visits to Gozo

    Sea transport between Malta and Gozo was down in the first quarter this year compared to the same period last year. The National Statistics Office said 842,193 commuters travelled between Malta and Gozo in the first quarter, six per cent less than...

  • Politicisation of water biggest obstacle to national plan

    Politicisation of water biggest obstacle to national plan

    The politicisation of water is the biggest obstacle to the production of a national plan as no administration will take the obvious risks of tough decisions, according to a think-tank report. The Today Public Policy Institute report, launched this...

  • Ghadira's blue flag status not endangered by concrete platforms - parliamentary secretary

    Ghadira's blue flag status not endangered by concrete platforms - parliamentary secretary

    The agreement for concrete platforms at Ghadira Bay to relocate existing kiosks had been reached by the Nationalist administration, Planning Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said this morning. Fending off criticism, he also said the...

  • PM: we are getting too used to deaths

    PM: we are getting too used to deaths

    The images of dead migrant children washing ashore in Libya captured the tragic loss of life which many Maltese are becoming “worryingly used to”, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. “We are getting too used to this, as if it’s normal for 400...

  • Blood call

    The Blood Bank has issued an urgent call for ‘O’ Positive blood donations saying reserves were critical. Donors can call at the Blood Bank, just outside St Luke’s Hospital in Guardamangia, from 8am to 6pm daily, at Mater Dei Hospital on Mondays...

  • €2 million post doctorate research fund launched

    €2 million post doctorate research fund launched

    A €2 million fund for research at post doctorate level was launched this morning. The fund, the first of its kind in Malta, aims to offer more specialisation at post doctorate level for the country to retain the best minds, preventing brain...

  • Five adults found dead at US home

    Five adults were found dead inside a home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a shooting in a suspected dispute about the family's business. The names and ages of the three men and two women were not released. But police said the three men were brothers...

  • Car scrappage scheme is back

    Car scrappage scheme is back

    Transport Malta has reopened the grant scheme on the purchase of new environment-friendly vehicles. €300,000 have been allocated. Applications for the grant which will be processed on a first come first served basis.   506 vehicles  benefitted...

  • Maltese doctor risks being struck off in the UK

    Maltese doctor risks being struck off in the UK

    A Maltese hospital doctor in the UK who was convicted of taking indecent images of children now faces being struck off the medical register, acording to the Liverpool Echo. Dr David Scerri, who worked as a gastroenterologist at Aintree Hospital...