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  • Benna's dairy products go up in price

    Benna's dairy products go up in price

    All Benna’s dairy products bar fresh milk have gone up in price, marking the first change to the company’s price list in six years. The increases, which came into effect on Saturday, vary from 5c for yoghurts to €1.60 for a kilo of ġbejna, The...

  • Venice Commission opinion on rule of law due in December

    Venice Commission opinion on rule of law due in December

    The Venice Commission is expected to unveil its opinion on the state of the rule of law in Malta in December, Times of Malta can confirm. While the Commission has been asked by the Council of Europe and then also by the government to provide legal...

  • Pair found with cocaine remanded in custody

    Pair found with cocaine remanded in custody

    A man and a woman arrested on Friday morning after being found in possession of cocaine on arrival in Malta from Paris have been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the charges. Hendrick Albert Asaitie, 35, and Brigitte Clarissa...

  • Drunk woman attacks policeman, lands fine

    Drunk woman attacks policeman, lands fine

    A 36-year-old woman from Scotland holidaying in Malta was discharged with the condition of not committing a crime in a year after pleading guilty to attacking a police officer at a St Julian’s hotel on Thursday night. Joanna Williams was also...

  • Steals money from employer, says she was not paid wages

    Steals money from employer, says she was not paid wages

    A 37-year-old French woman living in Malta was handed an eight-month prison sentence suspended for a year after pleading guilty to having stolen money from a restaurant which employed her. Siliberberg Helene was charged with stealing between €232...

  • Guarantee full access to media, PM is told

    Guarantee full access to media, PM is told

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been urged to guarantee independent media “full, regular access and interviews” by a group of international press freedom organisations following their three-day mission to Malta. In a report, following a series of...

  • Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will again not meet top European officials in Malta probing the rule of law, telling the Times of Malta he was “unavailable” for a meeting with the Council of Europe rapporteur next week. Dr Mizzi last faced MEPs in...

  • Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Around 7,000 companies based in Malta are to be offered three months of a Revolut subscription free-of-charge, following an agreement between the Chamber of SMEs (GRTU) and the fintech company. The agreement could lead to savings of up to €1...

  • Daphne murder public inquiry call “politically motivated” - government

    Daphne murder public inquiry call  “politically motivated” - government

    A call by a group of MEPs for an independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia murder has been dismissed by the government as “politically motivated”, with EU Affairs Minister Helena Dalli and Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisting this was all...

  • Malta financial institutions reporting less than other EU member states – study

    Malta financial institutions reporting less than other EU member states – study

    Mandatory reporting of accounts by Malta’s financial institutions, as outlined by EU directives, is just 10 per cent of that in other member states with financial centres of similar sizes, the European Greens said. The issue was highlighted in a...