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  • GM files protest against home's owners after government cancels contract

    GM files protest against home's owners after government cancels contract

    The general manager of an old people’s home filed a judicial protest against the owners today, saying that she has not been paid her wages since October. The protest was filed by Elke Sghendo against L’Agora Malta Ltd. Ms Sghendo said she was...

  • Directives to councils over claims for damages caused by poor roads

    Directives to councils over claims for damages caused by poor roads

    The Governance Board for local councils has issued a list of directives to guide the councils whenever claims for damages are made by motorists because of the condition of the roads. The board said that whenever claims are made, a representative...

  • €100,000 fund for artists announced

    Culture Minister Owen Bonnici this morning announced a new €100,000 fund for artists to create programmes within their local communities. The scheme, entitled Creative Communities, aims to leverage the cultural diversity and collective memory of...

  • MIA has first Maltese CEO

    Alan Borg has been officially appointed Chief Executive Officer at Malta International Airport after serving the company as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director for the past three years. He was acting CEO for the past few weeks. Mr...

  • Liquigas asks court to stop competitor’s 'ongoing abuse'

    Liquigas asks court to stop competitor’s 'ongoing abuse'

    Liquigas Malta has filed a judicial protest claiming its competitor, Easygas had violated property rights and breached safety regulations. The company said it had filed the protest after it noted how its green and yellow cylinders were being...

  • Updated - Farrugia brothers told police they knew George Farrugia was paying commissions for oil contracts

    Updated - Farrugia brothers told police they knew George Farrugia  was paying commissions for oil contracts

    The five brothers of rogue oil trader George Farrugia have been arraigned in court for their alleged involvement in kickbacks over the procurement of oil to Enemalta. The men are: Antonio Farrugia, 68, a mechanic from Santa Venera; Gaetano...

  • Updated: Government replies to PN's call for Joseph Muscat to resign over Cafe Premier purchase

    Updated: Government replies to PN's call for Joseph Muscat to resign over Cafe Premier purchase

    (Adds government's reply, PN statement) The Nationalist Party said this morning that it expected the prime minister to 'come clean’ about his involvement in the government's buyback of the Cafe Premier premises. Deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami...

  • MUMN hits out at decision to replace consultants' names by codes in reply to parliamentary question

    MUMN hits out at decision to replace consultants' names by codes in reply to parliamentary question

    The MUMN has hit out at the government for having hidden consultants' names when it replied to a parliamentary question on how many operations each had performed. The parliamentary reply was given on Monday, when the name of each consultant was...

  • New €20 banknote

    New €20 banknote

    A new €20 banknote has been revealed by the European Central Bank. The banknote features new security characteristics and will be issued on November 15. The ECB said the new features would help it stay ahead of counterfeiters. The new note...

  • Earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude strikes off southern Japan

    An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck off southern Japan today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, with its epicentre around 290 kms (175 miles) southeast of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, struck at a depth of 65 kms (38 miles).

  • Coast Road works may be extended beyond summer because of archaeological finds

    Coast Road works may be extended beyond summer because of archaeological finds

    Works on the Salina part of the Coast Road may have to be extended beyond the summer because of a change of plans in order to preserve archaeological finds, Transport Malta said. It said the works are being carried out under the supervision of the...

  • Dutch woman says she was 'treated like a dog' in search for drugs

    Dutch woman says she was 'treated like a dog' in search for drugs

    A 36-year-old Dutch woman born in the Dominican Republic felt humiliated and “treated like a dog” when the police arrested her soon after she landed in Malta and took her to hospital to be internally searched for drugs. Jennifer Koster said she...

  • Cork Mayor seeks use of patrol ship as museum after Malta 'snub'

    Cork Mayor seeks use of patrol ship as museum after Malta 'snub'

    The Mayor of the city of Cork has called for the Irish vessel LÉ Aoife to be donated to the city for use as a museum after what he said was the Maltese military’s ‘snub’ of an offer to take the vessel  free of charge. The donation of the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how there were commissions of €210,000 in the Cafe' Premier buyback. MaltaToday also reports how the auditor delivered a damning indictment over the buy-back.

  • Video: Mind the sinkhole

    Video: Mind the sinkhole

    Footage shows the terrifying moment a pavement swallows two South Korean pedestrians. They fell down a sinkhole in Seoul, South Korea but were rescued with only slight injuries.

  • Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle sentenced to life in prison

    Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle sentenced to life in prison

    Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole this morning after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American...

  • Woman given ‘inhumanand degrading treatment’

    Woman given ‘inhumanand degrading treatment’

    A 36-year-old Dutch woman born in the Dominican Republic felt humiliated and “treated like a dog” when the police arrested her soon after she landed in Malta and took her to hospital to be internally searched for drugs. Jennifer Koster said she...

  • ‘Islamic State terrorism is incarnation of old enemy’

    ‘Islamic State terrorism is incarnation of old enemy’

    Extreme terrorist movements like Islamic State represent a contemporary “incarnation of the historical enemy” for the Maltese and the unfolding news saga is viewed as “a re-enactment of the Great Siege”. Anthropologist David Zammit believes the...

  • Amnesty warns Libya conflict will get worse

    Amnesty warns Libya conflict will get worse

    The armed conflict in Libya, like those in Iraq and Syria, is likely to worsen and could spill over into neighbouring countries, Amnesty International has warned. In its latest annual report, released yesterday, the human rights organisation said...

  • Greece secures a four-month extension of its financial rescue

    Greece secures a four-month extension of its financial rescue

    Greece secured a four-month extension of its financial rescue yesterday when its eurozone partners approved a reform plan that backed down on key leftist measures and promised that spending to alleviate social distress would not derail its...