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  • Adrian Delia casts doubt on sustainability of PN tax pledge

    Adrian Delia casts doubt on sustainability of PN tax pledge

    The Nationalist Party may have overlooked the long-term implications of its 10 per cent tax pledge for the self-employed, leadership hopeful Adrian Delia has suggested. The flagship proposal had been criticised by some observers because its impact...

  • 5.8 million passengers expected to pass through MIA this year

    5.8 million passengers expected to pass through MIA this year

    Malta International Airport is expecting 5.8 million passenger movements by the end of the year, a record increase of 16 per cent over 2016. Financial forecasts for 2017 presented this afternoon show the company generating revenues of €79 million...

  • Shareholders agree BOV share capital increase

    Shareholders agree BOV share capital increase

    Bank of Valletta shareholders expressed concern over a €360 million claim brought against the bank by Italian bond holders when they met at an extraordinary general meeting this morning. The shareholders were asked to approve four resolutions,...

  • Betting on friendly matches worries football officials

    Betting on friendly matches worries football officials

    Football administrators are helpless when overseas betting companies offer clients the opportunity to bet on friendly pre-season matches between lowly Maltese teams. The fear is that these legal bets could encourage match-fixing in low profile...

  • 'Baby showers are too hard to handle': lifting the veil on infertility

    'Baby showers are too hard to handle': lifting the veil on infertility

    They are happy occasions but getting invited to a baby shower or attending a Christmas Day lunch are a struggle for women dealing with infertility. Diane Calleja Gilson and Lee-Anne Spiteri tell Kurt Sansone their story. The story is supposed to...

  • PA rejects plans to build apartments in Qawra bungalow zone

    PA rejects plans to build apartments in Qawra bungalow zone

    Updated 9.15pm  A proposal to build four-storey apartment blocks in Qawra's coastal bungalow zone was unanimously rejected by the Planning Authority's executive council this evening.  Some 280 Qawra residents had filed objections to plans which...

  • Roads to be Budget focus – Joseph Muscat

    Roads to be Budget focus – Joseph Muscat

    Improving the road infrastructure will be the main focus of the government’s first Budget after the election, the Prime Minister said. The Budget will lay out government’s plan to set up a new agency tasked to build, improve and maintain roads, in...

  • Ministry confirms crop tests after recycling plant fire

    Ministry confirms crop tests after recycling plant fire

    Crops from fields close to the Marsascala recycling plant were tested for contamination after a massive fire there in May but the authorities insist that the analysis is ongoing. The Health Ministry confirmed the area around the Sant’Antnin plant...

  • Gozo bishop calls for solidarity with migrants

    Gozo bishop calls for solidarity with migrants

    It is everybody’s “moral responsibility” to foster solidarity with migrants, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said in a message marking the feast of St George the Martyr. He cautioned against indifference as Europe toys with the idea of turning its back on...

  • Watch: ‘Marijuana use is a personal choice’ – Chris Fearne

    Watch: ‘Marijuana use is a personal choice’ – Chris Fearne

    Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne believes marijuana use is a personal choice like smoking a cigarette and should not be criminalised. The newly elected Labour Party deputy leader for parliamentary affairs says that as a doctor he will argue that...