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  • Weak hospital concrete was laid in first half of 1996 - minister demands answers on Skanska waiver

    Weak hospital concrete was laid in first half of 1996 - minister demands answers on Skanska waiver

    Weak concrete found at Mater Dei Hospital was laid in the first half of 1996 when the PN was still in government, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne told a press conference this morning. Health and Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi,...

  • Air Malta updates policy on carriage of guide dogs

    Air Malta updates policy on carriage of guide dogs

    Air Malta said today that guide dogs can now travel with their owners on all of its flights. The updated policy was drawn up after discussions held between Leone Sciberras, Chairman of the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation (MGDF), and Fabian Mizzi, Air...

  • CEO of PN media demands apology from PM, minister, for untrue hospital comments

    CEO of PN media demands apology from PM, minister, for untrue hospital comments

    Brian St John, former CEO of the Foundation for Medical Services, has filed a judicial protest against the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health and Energy Konrad Mizzi over comments they made about him regarding weak concrete at Mater Dei...

  • Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    English language students from outside the EU are facing huge delays to get their visas renewed – a growing problem which industry insiders say could hurt the sector. Sources who work in the English language industry said some students who came to...

  • Big bucks for composers' hair strands

    Strands of hair belonging to two master composers are expected to fetch at least £12,000 when they go under the auctioneer's hammer in the UK. A lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's fair hair has been valued at an estimated £10,000 by Sotheby's...

  • Government is ‘walking into trap’ over university

    Government is ‘walking into trap’ over university

    By setting up the proposed American University of Malta, the government is “walking into a trap” which could eventually force the University of Malta to operate as if it were a business rather than a not-for-profit dedicated to social and...

  • Police will challenge intervention in case by former police commissioner

    Police will challenge intervention in case by former police commissioner

    The police are to challenge a court decree through which former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit was listed as an “injured party” in a criminal case against a man charged with threatening police officers in 2013. Through this decree, Mr...

  • Syria says Islamic State kills hundreds, including children, in Palmyra Add to Collection(circus)|Print

    Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was...

  • Ex-Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to more jail time for corruption

    Ex-Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to more jail time for corruption

    Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced today to eight months in jail for accepting illegal payments from a US businessman, having previously been given a six-year term in a separate corruption case. Olmert's lawyers said they...

  • Malta can't participate in military alliance programmes, says Sant

    Malta can't participate in military alliance programmes, says Sant

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant has issued an explanation of his votes in the European Parliament in which he said that Malta is a neutral country and is specifically barred by its Constitution from participating in the programmes of a military...

  • Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    The Abacus maths textbook, which has been causing ‘maths anxiety’ in children in government and private schools, will be discontinued after 2016, sources close to the Education Ministry said. Maltese children aged eight to 11 are finding...

  • Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker in Sirte

    Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte late yesterday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said. It was the third confirmed strike by the internationally...

  • Saturday's tragedy: Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    Saturday's tragedy: Calls for early introduction of lifeguards

    The death of two Britons at the Blue Lagoon last Saturday has prompted calls for an earlier introduction of the lifeguard service as tourists start flocking to this beach well before the summer. Eyewitnesses recounted how they watched in...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says the PN has promised to stay in the way of development in ODZs. It also says teaching Maths by Abacus is to be ditched. The Malta Independent quotes Peter Paul...

  • Maltese in UK to vote in EU referendum - most other EU nationals will not

    Maltese in UK to vote in EU referendum - most other EU nationals will not

    Most citizens of other European Union countries living in Britain will not get to vote in a planned referendum on Britain's membership of the bloc, the UK government said. Maltese residents in the UK will, however, be allowed to take part, because...

  • PN vows to ‘stand in way’ of development

    PN vows to ‘stand in way’ of development

    The Nationalist Party would stand in the way of any development on pristine land at Żonqor Point, Simon Busuttil has warned. The PN leader yesterday reiterated an appeal for Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to clearly rule out the building of a...

  • Teaching maths by Abacus to be ditched

    The Abacus maths textbook, which has been causing ‘maths anxiety’ in children in government and private schools, will be discontinued after 2016, sources close to the Education Ministry said. Maltese children aged eight to 11 are finding...

  • Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    Language schools hit by huge delay in visas

    English language students from outside the EU are facing huge delays to get their visas renewed – a growing problem which industry insiders say could hurt the sector. Sources who work in the English language industry said some students who came to...

  • Police will challenge intervention in case by ex-commissioner

    The police are to challenge a court decree through which former commissioner Peter Paul Zammit was listed as an “injured party” in a criminal case against a man recently charged with threatening police officers in 2013. Through this decree, Mr...

  • Iraq regains territory after Islamic State fast offensive

    Iraq regains territory after Islamic State fast offensive

    Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi yesterday. Iraq’s government, along with Iran-backed Shi’ite militiamen and locally-recruited Sunni tribal fighters, launched a...