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  • Hunters want to start shooting turtle dove once more

    Hunters want to start shooting turtle dove once more

    Updated 4.30pm, adds Birdlife press conference Hunters are expected to ask for permission to shoot a protected bird when they lobby for a spring hunting season at a decisive meeting scheduled for Wednesday. As the migration season, which sees...

  • Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Updated 8.20pm The Gozo ferries churned out 13 times the pollution that their cargo of vehicles would generate if they drove through a tunnel instead, a town hall debate on the proposed permanent link heard on Monday night. The debate, organised...

  • Watch: €13m Ta' Qali project to house 70 workshops

    Watch: €13m Ta' Qali project to house 70 workshops

    Some €13 million has been dedicated to building a comprehensive new crafts village in Ta' Qali. The ‘village’, which has long been on the cards, will house around 70 artisanal workshops and other operators who have entered into agreements with the...

  • Spanish investigators widen net in tuna racket probe

    Spanish investigators widen net in tuna racket probe

    The Spanish authorities were expected to take a closer look at the involvement of Maltese companies and “other entities” suspected of having played a role in an international tuna smuggling racket, sources close to the investigation said. “There...

  • PN will once again have to clean up Labour's mess, Delia says

    PN will once again have to clean up Labour's mess, Delia says

    The Nationalist Party will not shy away from cleaning up the mess that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will leave behind when he bows out of local politics, PN leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday.  Speaking at a party gathering in Msida, Dr Delia said...

  • Students to 'strike' for climate change on Friday

    Students to 'strike' for climate change on Friday

    Maltese students will join others around the world in demanding action to combat climate change on Friday with a symbolic strike. Students will be marching from the University of Malta to Parliament in Valletta at noon, as thousands of others...

  • Malta to ask for ‘millions’ from EU fund to cover storm damage

    Malta to ask for ‘millions’ from EU fund to cover storm damage

    Malta will be asking for millions of euros from the EU’s solidarity fund to cover the costs of the damage caused by last month’s freak storm. Government sources said a review of how much money was required had already indicated “more than €10...

  • Maltese are having the fewest babies in Europe

    Maltese are having the fewest babies in Europe

    Malta has the lowest fertility rate in Europe, according to EU-wide data released on Tuesday. Figures for 2017 published by Eurostat found that while France had the highest fertility rate of 1.9 babies per woman, Malta was at the very bottom of...

  • ‘No arrests’ in Malta over international car smuggling racket

    ‘No arrests’ in Malta over international car smuggling racket

    A wide-ranging investigation into an international car smuggling racket has yielded no arrests here despite the alleged involvement of two Maltese nationals, Times of Malta is informed. The Italian police said last week two Maltese men had...

  • Traffic chaos, unlocked exits and other state school hazards

    Traffic chaos, unlocked exits and other state school hazards

    Haphazard parking, unlocked exits and the need for a “culture of safety”, have been highlighted as the main shortcomings in a security audit of Malta’s schools.  The audit, being conducted by security review firm Shield Security Consultants, at...