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  • 16 member states willing to come up with migration solution

    16 member states willing to come up with migration solution

    Sixteen member states that attended the informal meeting called by the European Commission to discuss migration were willing to proceed with solutions, even in the absence of support from the countries that did not attend. “This is not the ideal...

  • Former St Paul’s Bay mayor cleared of using her influence

    Former St Paul’s Bay mayor cleared of using her influence

    The former mayor of St Paul’s Bay, Graziella Galea, did not use her influence to gain an unfair advantage or to make unwarranted personal gain, the National Audit Office said on Monday. However, there were a number of shortcomings highlighted in...

  • Watch: Consuelo Scerri Herrera's promotion to judge was long overdue - PM

    Watch: Consuelo Scerri Herrera's promotion to judge was long overdue - PM

    Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera should have been made a judge years ago, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Monday. Speaking to reporters shortly after Dr Scerri Herrera’s swearing in as judge, Dr Muscat said her vast experience spoke for...

  • Drunk woman turns on parents when they turn up in Paceville

    Drunk woman turns on parents when they turn up in Paceville

    A drunk young woman turned aggressive when her parents came to her rescue in Paceville on Monday in the early hours of the morning. The 24-year old igaming employee from Gudja ended up so drunk in Paceville that third parties called her parents...

  • Turtle lays eggs at Ġnenja Bay

    Turtle lays eggs at Ġnenja Bay

    Updated 5.40pm A loggerhead turtle has laid eggs at Ġnejna Bay, prompting authorities to close the zone to the public.   An enclosure has been erected around the site, which is being monitored by Nature Trust Malta as well as other government...

  • Man’s lawyer asks that he is kept at Mt Carmel

    Man’s lawyer asks that he is kept at Mt Carmel

    The defence lawyer of a man allegedly found with 75 sachets of cocaine has asked that he should be sent to the Forensic Unit at Mount Carmel Hospital, rather than released on bail. The man was arrested on Sunday allegedly in possession of a...

  • Watch: Talk of leaving Malta was 'just speculation' - HSBC CEO

    Watch: Talk of leaving Malta was 'just speculation' - HSBC CEO

    The new corporate centre opened recently by HSBC Malta was a sign that it was “investing for growth”, CEO Andrew Beane told the Times of Malta, stressing that talk of bank leaving Malta was “just speculation”. A story on Bloomberg last April had...

  • Granted bail and warned to get treatment after Marsaxlokk drug arrest

    Granted bail and warned to get treatment after Marsaxlokk drug arrest

    A young man who was caught red-handed at the weekend with drugs stuffed in his private parts, was granted bail after pleading not guilty during his arraignment on Monday. Luke Grech, 26 from Marsascala, was charged with being in possession of...

  • Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    While some resort to social media to complain about the annihilation of vegetation and climate change, Luqa primary schoolchildren have rolled up their sleeves and added a touch of green to their walls. Using recycled material, organic soil...

  • Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    A week after it was revealed that 200 mature trees along the scenic ‘Rabat Road’ were earmarked for uprooting, the government has backed down on the controversial plan in the wake of a public outcry. The revision of the plan, according to which...

  • Withdraw warrants of Nexia BT officials, David Casa says

    Withdraw warrants of Nexia BT officials, David Casa says

    MEP David Casa has called on the Accountancy Board to convene a disciplinary committee to investigate alleged wrongdoing by Nexia BT's Brian Tonna and Karl Cini. He said the investigation should focus on their activities as revealed in the Panama...

  • Watch: Pieta' car vandals identified, arrested

    Watch: Pieta' car vandals identified, arrested

    Last updated - Monday 11.15am - Two men who were recorded on video vandalising cars at Pieta' seafront have been identified and arrested. The two men were seen kicking car doors, mudguards and mirrors on Sunday morning. Ten cars were damaged in...

  • Undeclared gluten in potato chip packets

    Undeclared gluten in potato chip packets

    Packets of potato chips manufactured by Cipster contain undeclared gluten and should not be eaten by anyone with gluten allergies or intolerances, health authorities have warned. 85g packets of sfogliatine di patate fritte with durability dates of...

  • Magistrate Neville Camilleri to take over Caruana Galizia inquiry

    Magistrate Neville Camilleri to take over Caruana Galizia inquiry

    Magistrate Neville Camilleri will take over the inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, court sources told Times of Malta on Monday. The case has been assigned to magistrate Camilleri due to magistrate Anthony Vella, who was originally...

  • Simon Busuttil wins €7,000 in libel damages

    Simon Busuttil wins €7,000 in libel damages

    Updated 11.50am Simon Busuttil has been awarded €7,000 in libel damages after winning five cases he had instituted against l-Orizzont, it-Torċa, One Radio and One Television. It had been claimed that he somehow bribed the Gaffarena family to...

  • Health Minister will meet nurses’ union ahead of industrial action

    Health Minister will meet nurses’ union ahead of industrial action

    The government is expected to meet the nurses’ union in the coming days ahead of wide-ranging directives due to come into force next week and aimed at impacting the entire public health system. A spokeswoman told Times of Malta that Health...

  • Second thunderstorm of the summer hits Malta

    Second thunderstorm of the summer hits Malta

    A low bank of storm clouds approaching Malta from the west on Monday morning can be seen in the picture (right) taken at Mtaħleb shortly before a thunderstorm hit Malta. The unseasonal weather had been forecast for the Maltese islands and rain and...

  • Watch: Underwater footage shows substantial damage to grounded tanker

    Watch: Underwater footage shows substantial damage to grounded tanker

    Impressive footage of the considerable damage suffered by a tanker which ran aground on February 10 has been uploaded to social media. The footage was uploaded on Facebook by Raniero Borg of Raniero's Adventures. The 885-tonne Hephaestus ran...

  • Banner at court's gate mocks minister over judicial appointments

    Banner at court's gate mocks minister over judicial appointments

    A banner mocking Justice Minister Owen Bonnici was stuck to the gates of the law courts building in Valletta on Sunday night. The protest was held by the group Reżistenza after the magistrate leading the inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana...

  • Infant girl saved from drowning in pool by quick-thinking nurse

    Infant girl saved from drowning in pool by quick-thinking nurse

    A nurse who saved the life of a four-year-old girl who almost drowned in a pool has urged trained first aiders to be confident enough to act in emergencies. Claire Catanzaro and her friend Alison Tabone Mirasole went to the rescue of the girl when...