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Ivan Martin

  • Caruana Galizia banner deposited in court after it was removed from memorial

    Caruana Galizia banner deposited in court after it was removed from memorial

    Updated 10.30am - A large banner showing Daphne Caruana Galizia was deposited in court on Wednesday after it was removed, for the third time, from the murdered journalist's memorial in Great Siege Square. Government workers replaced the banner...

  • Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    An invasion of alien crayfish in Malta's natural freshwater streams is taking over the last haunts of some of the island's beloved species, a new study has found.  Recently published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology, the study has revealed the...

  • 1,400 submissions on controversial Central Link project

    1,400 submissions on controversial Central Link project

    Some 1,400 submissions have been filed with the Planning Authority over the controversial Central Link roadworks project.   In a statement, lobby group Attard Residents Environmental Network said on Tuesday that the window for public submissions...

  • Release NGO rescue craft at once, MEP delegation tells government

    Release NGO rescue craft at once, MEP delegation tells government

    An MEP delegation investigating migration matters in Europe has urged the Maltese government to cease the “unlawful” blocking of NGO rescue vessels and aircraft. Following meetings with humanitarian NGO Sea Watch, MEPs had concluded that their...

  • Labour Party paying 'miserly rent' for prominent Birzebbuġa club - owners want property returned

    Labour Party paying 'miserly rent' for prominent Birzebbuġa club - owners want property returned

    A family is calling on the Labour Party to vacate two properties requisitioned from them in 1980, ostensibly for use by the government but later transferred to the party. Franco Grima and the Ellul Sullivan family said in a court application on...

  • Caruana Galizia supporters urged to be 'steadfast' at vigil

    Caruana Galizia supporters urged to be 'steadfast' at vigil

    A vigil in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia on Sunday heard calls for people to be steadfast amid corruption concerns, 11 months since the journalist was killed by a car bomb. The vigil was held at the makeshift shrine to the blogger at the foot...

  • Malta ‘not taking Salvini’s suggestions too seriously’

    Malta ‘not taking Salvini’s suggestions too seriously’

    A suggestion floated by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini for migrants’ asylum applications to be processed at sea will not be entertained by the government, sources have told The Sunday Times of Malta. The right-wing minister from...

  • Police unhappy with PM’s call to rein themselves in

    Police unhappy with PM’s call to rein themselves in

    Police officers feel “let down” by the Prime Minister after he called the Police Commissioner to warn that a repeat of the way protestors were handled at a recent demonstration would not be tolerated, senior officers have said.  “The feeling...

  • Man pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-six

    Man pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-six

    Updated 12.20pm with arraignment - A 28-year-old man on Sunday pleaded not guilty to the murder of his partner, a 35-year-old mother-of-six. Wearing a burgundy shirt, and black trousers, Michael Emmanuel, from the Ivory Coast, was charged with...

  • Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Updated 3.50pm - Added FKNK statement  Verbal shots were fired on Twitter on Saturday as the junior minister for Animal Rights and conservationists Birdlife made it clear there was no love lost between them. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri...