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  • Two Toyotas catch fire in two different locations

    Two Toyotas catch fire in two different locations

    Investigations are underway after two Toyota cars caught fire in two separate locations within half an hour of each other around midnight on Wednesday. One car was parked in Triq Reġjonali, St Venera, and the other on Triq il-Vittorja in Qormi. In...

  • Banners linking David Casa to cocaine removed by PA workers

    Banners linking David Casa to cocaine removed by PA workers

    Updated at 12.40pm with Casa statement Banners linking MEP David Casa to allegations that he was a cocaine user were removed hours after they were first spotted in Msida and Ħamrun on Wednesday. A Planning Authority spokesman told Times of Malta...

  • Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Malta is failing to live up to its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression, a number of international press freedom organisations said at the end of a two-day mission to Malta.In their preliminary findings, the groups said the...

  • Court converts conviction of aggravated drug possession to one of simple possession

    Court converts conviction of aggravated drug possession to one of simple possession

    A court on Wednesday granted a man with a tainted criminal record “one last chance” after converting a conviction for aggravated drug possession to one of simple possession in a decision which marked a departure from case law. Staino Agius, 37,...

  • 79% of Budget 2018 measures were fulfilled

    79% of Budget 2018 measures were fulfilled

    The government carried out 79 per cent of the budgetary measures for 2018, hailing it a success over the previous year, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna announced.  In total, 178 measures were implemented. An additional 45 measures from budget...

  • Luqa-Qormi road link to be rebuilt and widened

    Luqa-Qormi road link to be rebuilt and widened

    The road between Luqa and Qormi, including access to St Vincent de Paul Home and Ħal Farruġ is to be rebuilt and widened to include more lanes and a cycle lane, Infrastructure Malta said. The 2.8km project incorporates Triq San Tumas and  Triq Ħal...

  • Wall collapses in San Anton Palace

    Wall collapses in San Anton Palace

    Updated 11.25am A centuries-old wall at San Anton Palace collapsed into the parking area used by the President's staff at around 2.45am on Wednesday.  Debris fell on to the parked vehicles, although fortunately at that time in the morning, there...

  • Motorist awarded €665,713 damages after truck accident destroyed his career

    Motorist awarded €665,713 damages after truck accident destroyed his career

    A truck driver has been ordered to pay €665,713 in damages caused when he crashed into a car, destroying the driver's professional life and rendering him practically home-bound. The incident happened on February 15, 2012 when the car stopped at...

  • Malta tops competitiveness index for macroeconomic stability

    Malta tops competitiveness index for macroeconomic stability

    Updated 10.45am Malta in joint first place with 30 other countries for its macroeconomic stability in the 2018 index on competitiveness published by the World Economic Forum. This was one of the performance indicators measured where Malta improved...

  • Children with sub-Saharan backgrounds at major risk of poverty - EU report

    Children with sub-Saharan backgrounds at major risk of poverty - EU report

    Four out of every five children in Malta who are of sub-Saharan African origin are at risk of poverty, according to a report by the EU’s human rights agency. The publication, issued on Wednesday to mark International Day for the Eradication of...

  • Autumn trapping season expected to reopen after negotiations with Brussels

    Autumn trapping season expected to reopen after negotiations with Brussels

    The government expected to announce the reopening of the controversial autumn trapping season following ‘hushed’ negotiations with Brussels, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources close to the negotiations said the European Commission had agreed...

  • Students' free transport means 3,000 fewer cars on the road, but service problems persist

    Students' free transport means 3,000 fewer cars on the road, but service problems persist

    The extension of free transport to students in independent and church schools has taken 3,000 cars off the road, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said on Monday. But he admitted that the number of students still on the waiting list for transport...

  • Air Malta does not have enough pilots, union says

    Air Malta does not have enough pilots, union says

    An industrial dispute currently raging at Air Malta stems from the fact that the airline does not have enough pilots for its flight schedule, the ALPA pilots union said on Wednesday. "Air Malta is regularly rostering crew to fly to their maximum...

  • Registered mail fees are set to increase

    Registered mail fees are set to increase

    A significant increase in the price of registered mail is in the pipeline as the Malta Communications Authority favourably considers a request by Maltapost. Though no decision has been taken yet, the matter has been referred for public...

  • Today's front pages - October 17, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 17, 2018

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that the Autumn bird trapping season is expected to open once more after hushed negotiations with Brussels. It also reports how Olympic medallist Usain Bolt is...

  • PA recommends minister’s ODZ development amid objections

    PA recommends minister’s ODZ development amid objections

    The Planning Authority agrees that a controversial application by Transport Minister Ian Borg to develop an ODZ agricultural land next to his home close to Rabat should be given the green light. NGOs, including Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal...

  • Watch: Protesters unfurl Daphne banner, defying government

    Watch: Protesters unfurl Daphne banner, defying government

    Updated 9.55pm Protesters marking a year since the assassination of  Daphne Caruana Galizia defied the authorities on Tuesday night by unfurling a new banner across the hoarding on the Great Siege Monument. “Do not dare remove this memorial,” they...

  • Accident in Attard results in hospitalisation

    Accident in Attard results in hospitalisation

    Updated 8.35pm A 56-year-old motorcyclist from Mosta was seriously injured after a collision with a car in Triq Nutar Zarb in Attard The driver of the car, a 59-year-old woman from Attard was not hurt, police said. The accident, at the peak of the...

  • Witness identifies alleged drug dealer in photo... but not in court

    Witness identifies alleged drug dealer in photo... but not in court

    The main witness in a drug trafficking case may face perjury charges after he failed to identify the accused in court. His lack of credibility led the court, presided over by magistrate Neville Camilleri, to clear the accused man of all...

  • 'Legal hurdles' blocking ECB from revoking Pilatus licence - sources

    'Legal hurdles' blocking ECB from revoking Pilatus licence - sources

    The European Central Bank has reached a preliminary decision to revoke the licence of Malta's Pilatus Bank after its chairman was charged with money laundering, two ECB officials told Reuters, though legal hurdles remain. The bank was accused of...

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