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  • Appoint President 'from the opposing camp', Delia urges Muscat

    Appoint President 'from the opposing camp', Delia urges Muscat

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Sunday challenged Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to appoint a President “from the opposing camp”. Addressing a political activity in Rabat, Dr Delia said the PN made taken such a step many years ago with the...

  • Deputy PM’s top aide faced €2.9m family firm tax bill

    Deputy PM’s top aide faced €2.9m family firm tax bill

    A former supermarket chain co-owned by the Deputy Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Carmen Sammut, had been pursued by the Inland Revenue Department for unpaid taxes and penalties totalling €2.9 million, the Times of Malta has learnt. When...

  • Nationalist MPs still in the dark on parliamentary group meeting date

    Nationalist MPs still in the dark on parliamentary group meeting date

    Nationalist MPs are still being kept in the dark about a meeting date for the parliamentary group, according to information reaching the Times of Malta. The group has never convened since Opposition leader Adrian Delia was accused of domestic...

  • Insurance mogul operating in Malta ‘facing FBI probe’

    Insurance mogul operating in Malta ‘facing FBI probe’

    An insurance mogul who set up shop in Malta in 2014 is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for alleged offences that could potentially include financial crimes, the Times of Malta has learnt. American entrepreneur Greg Lindberg is reportedly...

  • Citizenship schemes pose ‘money laundering, corruption risks’

    Citizenship schemes pose ‘money laundering, corruption risks’

    Updated at 7pm with Henley and Partners statement Citizenship schemes like the one operated in Malta pose security, money-laundering and corruption risks, a draft report by the European Commission says. The report, expected to be published on...

  • Separation deed raises questions on Schembri-Tonna ‘loan’

    Separation deed raises questions on Schembri-Tonna ‘loan’

    A €100,000 “loan” by Keith Schembri, ostensibly to help his auditor Brian Tonna with separation costs, was dated at a time when the Tonnas were still buying property together as a married couple, documents seen by The Sunday Times of Malta...

  • ‘I am just trying to move on with my life’

    ‘I am just trying to move on with my life’

    Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker has been sentenced to jail for a story she wrote revealing details about the former Turkish Prime minister and his sons’ business activities in Malta. Speaking to Jacob Borg, Ms Ünker says that she is now awaiting...

  • Minister justifies FIAU budget ‘explosion’ to €10.6m

    Minister justifies FIAU budget ‘explosion’ to €10.6m

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has justified what PN MP Chris Said dubbed as an “explosion” in the FIAU 2018 budget, which mushroomed from the original approved amount of €1.6 million to €10.6 million. The FIAU has been in the spotlight over the...

  • Db group project: minister learned of private jet jaunt ‘from Newsbook’

    Db group project: minister learned of private jet jaunt ‘from Newsbook’

    Planning Minister Ian Borg told Parliament this week that he only found out a Planning Authority board member had been flown in to vote on the controversial Db Group development in St George’s Bay from online news portal Newsbook. Board member...

  • Drive to increase blood donations in the community

    Drive to increase blood donations in the community

    Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Tuesday a drive to promote blood donations in Malta’s towns and villages. Addressing a press conference, Mr Fearne said the government was signing a memorandum of understanding with local councils to aid...