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  • Boozy ruckus lands five-star hotel guest in court

    Boozy ruckus lands five-star hotel guest in court

    A guest at a five-star St Julian's hotel who admitted to causing a ruckus in his room in the early hours of the morning was handed a suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine today.  Adam Kazimierz Antonowicz, 38, was arraigned on charges of...

  • Don't believe that urgent appeal by Puttinu Cares you've seen on Facebook

    Don't believe that urgent appeal by Puttinu Cares you've seen on Facebook

    A years-old Facebook post urging people to donate blood to save a baby girl is going viral after resurfacing on social media feeds.  The post urges people with B- (negative) blood to get in touch with Puttinu Cares, adding that an eight-month old...

  • Catamaran stowaways land in hot water

    Catamaran stowaways land in hot water

    Two young men’s thirst for adventure landed them in court after they were caught sneaking on to the catamaran to Sicily by onboard security.  The twenty-year olds, Miguel Alberto Armas Zambrano of Venezuela and Javier Ocana De Lucas from Spain,...

  • Addolorata cemetery still a shambles despite €16m revamp pledge

    Addolorata cemetery still a shambles despite €16m revamp pledge

    The Addolorata Cemetery remains in a shambles a year after the government announced a €16 million private-public partnership for its extension, maintenance, and restoration. Health Minister Chris Fearne made the announcement over a year ago, yet...

  • High voltage cables go underground in Mellieħa

    High voltage cables go underground in Mellieħa

    Enemalta is embarking on another phase of its €1.6 million project to replace the old overhead high voltage lines that supply electricity to Gozo. Through this project, which started earlier this year, the company will be removing the longest...

  • Worker grievously injured after fall from scaffolding

    Worker grievously injured after fall from scaffolding

    A 54-year-old worker was grievously injured this morning after falling 1.5 metres at a hotel in St Paul's Bay. The victim fell off scaffolding while working at the hotel in Triq Dawret il-Gżejjer at around 8.30am. The police said the worker, a...

  • Criminal complaint against Busuttil 'a worrying sign for democracy' - EPP chairman

    Criminal complaint against Busuttil 'a worrying sign for democracy' - EPP chairman

    EPP chairman Manfred Weber has expressed concern after the Prime Minister’s chief of staff filed a criminal complaint against Opposition leader Simon Busuttil. Keith Schembri yesterday filed the complaint after the Opposition leader asked the...

  • Court orders nationwide search for elusive couple

    Court orders nationwide search for elusive couple

    A magistrate today ordered a nationwide search for a couple currently wanted to face criminal proceedings. Magistrate Joseph Mifsud, presiding over the Valletta district sitting, ordered the police to conduct the search for the couple, who have...

  • Accomplice in bribery of young football players jailed two years

    Accomplice in bribery of young football players jailed two years

    Persons convicted of sports-related offences should be banned from all sports venues and face harsher penalties, a magistrate said this morning when delivering judgment against a man accused of match-fixing. Valletta resident Ronnie Mackay, 36,...

  • Inflation down in June

    Inflation down in June

    The annual rate of inflation in June was down according to the Retail Price Index. The rate decreased to 1.24 per cent, from 1.38 per cent registered in May. The National Statistics Office said the 12-month moving average rate increased to 1.11...

  • Man injured in bizarre Qormi accident

    Man injured in bizarre Qormi accident

    A 68-year-old man from Ħamrun was hospitalised this morning after he was grievously in a bizarre incident. A car driven by a 69-year-old man from Qormi crashed into a stationary van, which was jolted by the impact, hitting a pedestrian who...

  • 24 new complaints submitted to Church body tasked with probing abuse, neglect

    24 new complaints submitted to Church body tasked with probing abuse, neglect

    Updated at 11.35am Twenty-four new complaints were submitted to the Church body tasked with investigating cases of abuse and neglect, according to its annual report. The Commission for Safeguarding this morning announced that it had received 12...

  • PAC asked to investigate employment at Wasteserv

    PAC asked to investigate employment at Wasteserv

    The Opposition's representatives in the Public Accounts Committee - Kristy Debono and Claudio Grech - and Environment spokesman Karol Aquilina, have requested the committee chairman to investigate the employment of workers at Wasteserv between...

  • No one will shed tears for Busuttil’s departure - OPM spokesman

    No one will shed tears for Busuttil’s departure - OPM spokesman

    No one will shed tears for Simon Busuttil's departure from politics, according to the spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, who wrote a scathing opinion piece about the outgoing Nationalist Party leader. "Busuttil does not deserve any...

  • Pembroke residents suffer mental torture from noisy clubs, resident says

    Pembroke residents suffer mental torture from noisy clubs, resident says

    The Pembroke man who went on a hunger strike last September to protest against noise pollution has finally had a meeting with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to discuss the matter – but insists residents are still suffering “mental torture”. In a...

  • 27 police officers with criminal records recruited last year

    27 police officers with criminal records recruited last year

    Twenty-seven of the 204 officers recruited by the police since the start of 2016 have a criminal record, according to information given in Parliament. Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said in reply to a question tabled by PN MP Beppe Fenech...

  • Quotas ‘not right way’ to tackle gender imbalance

    Quotas ‘not right way’ to tackle gender imbalance

    Quotas are not the right medicine to treat gender imbalance in Parliament, according to Labour MP Aaron Farrugia, who is suggesting a national ballot list just for female candidates. Quotas did not respect the people’s choices and were...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says drugs were found in a culvert outside Corradino Correction Facility and in the same week inmates were caught with illegal substances and mobile phones in their cells.

  • Drugs, mobile phones are found in prison

    Drugs, mobile phones are found in prison

    A large quantity of drugs was found in a culvert outside Corradino Correction Facility, in the same week inmates were caught with illegal substances and mobile phones in their cells, the Times of Malta has learnt. A significant amount of what was...

  • Reports of maltreatment at childcare centres

    Reports of maltreatment at childcare centres

    The Office of the Children’s Commissioner reiterated its calls for further training for childcare workers and periodic spot checks in the wake of reports of maltreatment at childcare centres. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo revealed last week...