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  • Hotel manager responsible for employee losing four fingers, court finds

    Hotel manager responsible for employee losing four fingers, court finds

    The Grand Hotel Excelsior's general manager was responsible for a hotel laundry room accident which cost an employee four of her fingers, a court found today.  Norbert Grixti, 55, deemed to be a pioneer in health and safety issues at the workplace...

  • Comic fans marvel as two-day convention draws visitors from across Europe

    Comic fans marvel as two-day convention draws visitors from across Europe

    The yearly celebration of anything to do with comics was another success over the weekend, with the highlight being the man who has had a chance to put his stamp on the Hulk, Spiderman, and Captain America. Kyle Hotz was one of the participants at...

  • Local councils get an 'F' in accounting from NAO

    Local councils get an 'F' in accounting from NAO

    Bookkeeping at four local councils was so poor last year that the National Audit Office was unable to express an opinion on their financial statements.  Financial statements for 2015 presented by the local councils of Birġu, Kirkop, Mosta and...

  • Woman caught with 200 sachets of suspected cocaine and heroin

    Woman caught with 200 sachets of suspected cocaine and heroin

    A 22-year-old Cospicua woman was caught with around 200 sachets of suspected cocaine and heroin early this morning, police said.  The woman was stopped on Triq is-Serkin in Marsa following a joint operation between the police's Drug Squad and...

  • Business tycoon donates €100,000 to help Cottonera youth

    Business tycoon donates €100,000 to help Cottonera youth

    The foundation set up by a businessman 10 years ago to help curb poverty and illiteracy in the Cottonera area was this week boosted with a donation of €100,000. Disappointed with data showing that only 160 out of 14,000 university students were...

  • Accused of swindling but freed due to lack of evidence

    Accused of swindling but freed due to lack of evidence

    A company director suspected of tricking a couple out of €5,000 walked out of court a free man today after being acquitted due to a lack of evidence.  Anthony Scicluna was accused of having deceived Carmelo and Emanuela Borg in June 2011 after the...

  • Medieval peepholes given special planning protection

    Medieval peepholes given special planning protection

    A rare medieval architectural feature, a legacy of the island’s Arabic heritage, has been granted special protection by the Planning Authority. The PA has scheduled 36 historic buildings which include on their façade the Mediterranean Muxrabija, a...

  • Aleppo schoolchildren to Skype call MEPs tomorrow

    Aleppo schoolchildren to Skype call MEPs tomorrow

    Syrian schoolchildren will tomorrow – the feast day of St Nicholas – call on European politicians and appeal for peace. On that day, Aid to the Church in Need will organise a Skype conference call between politicians at the European Parliament and...

  • Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    A man operating a garbage truck was grievously injured this afternoon in a workplace accident in Birkirkara, police said.  The 29-year-old Fgura man was operating a Dennis-branded truck at a factory on Notabile Road when the accident happened at...

  • Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    An inquiry's conclusion that there was no political interference in a decision to release footballer Daniel Bogdanovich from police custody was belied by the facts, the Partit Demokratiku has charged.  Calling the conclusion "a contradiction in...

  • Malta Stock Exchange pens collective agreement with GWU

    The Malta Stock Exchange has signed a collective agreement with the General Workers' Union which will run until 2019, the union announced today.  The agreement was signed on behalf of the MSE by its chairman Joseph Portelli, CEO Simon Zammit,...

  • Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    A plasterer caught with cannabis and cocaine stuffed inside an empty cigarette packet in the early hours of yesterday morning was remanded in custody today after pleading not guilty to the charges.  Emad Abdelhamid Younis, 25, was caught with the...

  • Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    The prime minister and Mrs Michelle Muscat this morning greeted children from Malta's Special Olympics team after their artwork was selected for this year's Christmas cards by the Office of the Prime Minister. Six designs were selected from 22...

  • Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    A man who led police on an hour-long car chase from Salina to Naxxar after being spotted using his mobile phone while driving was handed a suspended sentence today.  32-year-old Owen Cucciardi was driving his Mitsubishi Pajero in a dangerous and...

  • Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    A young man who pleaded guilty to having been involved in an aggravated theft from a private residence, as well as with having voluntarily caused damage to third party property has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, suspended for three...

  • Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbour with Obama

    Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbour with Obama

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbour this month with US President Barack Obama "to console the souls" of victims of Japan's surprise attack on US forces there 75 years ago. Abe, who will be the first serving Japanese prime...

  • Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Updated 4.25pm - Added PL statement Health Minister Chris Fearne has asked the Public Accounts Committee to invite the Auditor General to scrutinise the 'full' public-private partnership contracts awarded for the running of the Gozo Hospital, St...

  • Trump nominates Ben Carson to head Housing Department

    Trump nominates Ben Carson to head Housing Department

    US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr Ben Carson to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "I am honoured to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration," Carson said in...

  • US Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for native tribes

    US Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for native tribes

    The US Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through NorthDakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for months. A celebration...

  • Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Noel Cacciattolo lost his leg some years ago and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Yet, in March he will attempt a half marathon in aid of Inspire. Last Saturday, Noel took part in the Happy Day walk in aid of Inspire. “Completing a...

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