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  • Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    A 61-year-old Polish man was discovered face-down and unconscious in the water at Comino's Blue Lagoon this afternoon, police said.  He was lifted to shore and given first aid but was certified dead by a medical team rushed to the site.  Comino...

  • Finance minster avoids questions on Mizzi/Schembri

    Finance minster avoids questions on Mizzi/Schembri

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna this afternoon avoided questions on what action was taken by the Inland Revenue Department against the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and Minister Konrad Mizzi for not having declared their trusts in New Zealand...

  • Electrogas deal raises 'obvious questions', says PN shadow minister

    Electrogas deal raises 'obvious questions', says PN shadow minister

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is continuously spinning facts in his favour, energy shadow minister Marthese Portelli said this afternoon, insisting the new power station inaugurated yesterday was nothing but “another monument to...

  • Ivanka Trump joins Merkel, Lagarde at Berlin women's summit

    Ivanka Trump joins Merkel, Lagarde at Berlin women's summit

    Ivanka Trump, first daughter and adviser to the US president, is in Berlin for a women's summit where she is due to discuss support for women entrepreneurs with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head...

  • 80,000 flowering plants used in infiorata

    80,000 flowering plants used in infiorata

    Around 80,000 flowering plants were used to design Malta’s EU Council Presidency logo, which is the theme of this year’s infiorata in St George’s Square. as part of the fourth edition of the Valletta Green Festival. The infiorata is part of the...

  • Marriage breakups becoming more amicable

    Marriage breakups becoming more amicable

    A third of separating married couples did so amicably following mediation over the past year, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said earlier today. In 2012 only a fifth of couples did not need to go to court. Dr Bonnici said nearly all the separation...

  • Government to employ local wardens, union says

    Government to employ local wardens, union says

    The government has taken up a GWU suggestion to employ all local wardens in a centralised agency, the union said this afternoon. It said it looked forward to talks with the government on how the reform would be carried out, saying the move would...

  • Housing Authority ordered to repair building that poses a danger to minister's legal office

    Housing Authority ordered to repair building that poses a danger to minister's legal office

    A civil court has ordered the Housing Authority to carry out structural repairs in a dilapidated Valletta property which is posing a threat to the neighbouring premises housing the legal office of the Environment Minister. Minister Jose Herrera,...

  • Customs officers report varied haul of seized items in first quarter of this year

    Customs officers report varied haul of seized items in first quarter of this year

    19,896 chocolate eggs, 8,328 pairs of flipflops and 32,800 mobile phone batteries/covers were among the items seized by customs officers in the first three months of this year. Data issued today by the Customs Department also shows that inspectors...

  • Watch: Europol can investigate trans-border corruption in Malta

    Watch: Europol can investigate trans-border corruption in Malta

    Europol can investigate trans-border corruption in Malta without needing the permission of the Maltese government or of another member state, director Rob Wainwright told the European Parliament. Claims of international corruption involving...

  • Court refuses PM's request to hear Egrant libel cases with urgency

    Court refuses PM's request to hear Egrant libel cases with urgency

    Updated 5.12pm - Added PM's comments A court has refused the Prime Minister’s request to hear libel cases against Daphne Caruana Galizia with urgency. Separate applications filed by the PM's chief of staff Keith Schembri were also...

  • Taxi driver who hid drugs in fuel cap jailed

    Taxi driver who hid drugs in fuel cap jailed

    A taxi driver was given a nine-month prison sentence and a €950 fine after facing drug trafficking charges following the discovery of three packets of cannabis resin inside the fuel cap of his vehicle on New Year's Eve seven years ago. Antonio...

  • 'A horrible marker of time' - Madeleine McCann's mother on life 10 years on

    'A horrible marker of time' - Madeleine McCann's mother on life 10 years on

    Madeleine McCann's mother has described the 10th anniversary of her daughter's disappearance as a "horrible marker of time, stolen time". In a message on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, Kate McCann added: "We are bracing...

  • Wikipedia founder out to 'fix the news' with collaborative website

    Wikipedia founder out to 'fix the news' with collaborative website

    Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles. The...

  • ‘Panama firms cannot be audited'

    ‘Panama firms cannot be audited'

    Panama companies could not be audited because the jurisdiction lacked transparency, financial services law practitioner David Griscti has told the Times of Malta. Both Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri,...

  • Plastic-munching moth could help ease pollution

    Plastic-munching moth could help ease pollution

    A moth that prefers plastic to pullovers could help solve the problem of discarded shopping bags and packaging, researchers believe. The larvae of the greater wax moth normally thrive on beeswax, making them a hated enemy of bee keepers across...

  • Malta still has EU's largest gender employment gap

    Malta still has EU's largest gender employment gap

    Malta continues to have the largest gender employment gap across EU member states, despite progress in encouraging more women to enter the workforce.  New figures released by Eurostat today showed that while Malta has one of the EU's best male...

  • Arkansas enacts first double execution in 17 years

    Arkansas enacts first double execution in 17 years

    Yesterday's plans materialised as two inmates received lethal injections about three hours apart in Arkansas' first double execution in the US since 2000. The first inmate, Jack Jones, was executed on schedule, shortly after 7pm local time. But...

  • Blue badge parking at Ta' Qali stadium abused by 'irresponsible drivers'

    Blue badge parking at Ta' Qali stadium abused by 'irresponsible drivers'

    A blue badge holder who often watches football at Ta’ Qali is being forced to choose between parking on double yellow lines and risk being fined or miss part of the match. The 45-year-old football fan told this newspaper that although there were...

  • Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of battle

    Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of battle

    Ministers from Australia and New Zealand have joined hundreds of people at the site of the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign. The solemn ceremony began...

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