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  • Watch: Nexia BT's Karl Cini refuses to comment about 17 Black

    Watch: Nexia BT's Karl Cini refuses to comment about 17 Black

    Nexia BT's designated money-laundering reporting officer, Karl Cini, on Tuesday refused to answer questions about the Dubai company 17 Black. Spotted leaving an FIAU training event about anti-money laundering procedures, Mr Cini declined to answer...

  • Passport sale regulator slams ‘over-rigid’ banks

    Passport sale regulator slams ‘over-rigid’ banks

    Financial and administrative institutions must not continuously put at “undue risk” the running of the Individual Investor Programme (IIP), the passport sale scheme’s regulator has said. In an annual report tabled in Parliament, the IIP regulator...

  • Security Service had say in identifying Caruana Galizia murder suspects

    Security Service had say in identifying Caruana Galizia murder suspects

    The security service had a say in identifying the three prime suspects in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder and a number of individuals who could have “assisted”, according to the intelligence agency’s 2017 annual report. Ms Caruana Galizia was...

  • 18-year-old threatened to publish pictures after sex with girl, 13

    18-year-old threatened to publish pictures after sex with girl, 13

    An 18-year old man accused of corrupting a 13-year-old girl threatened to publish compromising pictures of the girl if she ended the relationship with him, a court heard on Thursday. Police charged the 18-year-old man from Gharghur after the...

  • CCTV footage leads to man’s arrest for theft

    CCTV footage leads to man’s arrest for theft

    A 41-year-old man was on Thursday arraigned on theft charges after the police traced him through CCTV footage. Mark Scerri, from Marsascala, admitted stealing €350 in cash from a Zebbuġ garage and €430 from a Fgura hardware store in October. The...

  • Sparkasse bank ‘restricts’ non-euro payments to certain sectors

    Sparkasse bank ‘restricts’ non-euro payments to certain sectors

    Sparkasse has decided to restrict non-euro payments to certain sectors, the bank’s chief risk officer, Dominic Fisher, confirmed. Mr Fisher said the bank’s risk appetite was regularly calibrated. Social media reports said on Tuesday Sparkasse...

  • MEPs send 'tough questions’ on 17 Black to Malta's ambassador to EU

    MEPs send 'tough questions’ on 17 Black to Malta's ambassador to EU

    Malta’s ambassador to the EU, Daniel Azzopardi, received “tough questions” about 17 Black from the European Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. In a letter to Mr Azzopardi, Czech MEP Petr Jezek, who...

  • ODZ villa permit for Electrogas businessman

    ODZ villa permit for Electrogas businessman

    Electrogas businessman Mark Gasan is set to be given a permit to build a one-floor villa on secluded outside development zone land falling within Wied il-Ħesri in Żebbuġ, the Times of Malta has learnt. This follows a decision by the Environment...

  • Watch: Accountancy Board head cagey when asked about Nexia BT

    Watch: Accountancy Board head cagey when asked about Nexia BT

    Different exercises were taking place, some public others not, the head of the accountancy regulator said when asked about apparent inaction against financial advisory firm Nexia BT. The Accountancy Board has been accused by MEP David Casa of...

  • Konrad Mizzi demanded Panama Papers correspondence in 2016

    Konrad Mizzi demanded Panama Papers correspondence in 2016

    Updated 8.15pm with Adrian Delia reaction below - Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi engaged an international reputation consultancy firm in April 2016 to gain access to all Panama Papers correspondence in which he and his Panama company were...