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  • Law being discussed to protect members of the public who give first aid

    Law being discussed to protect members of the public who give first aid

    Persons assisting those who were in danger should be granted immunity from prosecution, according to the draft of a new law currently being discussed by the Parliament’s Social Affairs Committee. Opposition MP Claudio Grech, who had originally...

  • 17 Black and other reports are not allegations but facts - Opposition

    17 Black and other reports are not allegations but facts - Opposition

    Updated 9.30pm The Labour government was trying to shrug off a series of reports on corruption and money-laundering by saying they were only allegations, when the reality is that they were facts, Nationalist MPs insisted on Friday. Opposition...

  • National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    The alcohol policy unveiled earlier this month was “rushed”, according to insurance association head Adrian Galea, who also criticised the new document for sending a distorted message and not being strong enough. Speaking to the Times of Malta...

  • 17 Black scandal has implications on Caruana Galizia murder investigation - Casa

    17 Black scandal has implications on Caruana Galizia murder investigation - Casa

    Revelations about the ownership of 17 Black could have "serious implications on the investigation in Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination," MEP David Casa has argued. In a letter to European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová, Mr Casa said...

  • ‘Widening roads to reduce traffic congestion will not work’ - commissioner

    ‘Widening roads to reduce traffic congestion will not work’ - commissioner

    Widening roads to reduce traffic would not work and aggressive solutions to target transport congestion were needed, Environment Commissioner Alan Saliba said. “Short-term solutions – much like widening or creating a bypass for arteries that have...

  • Minister gave order to clear Daphne memorial site, court told

    Minister gave order to clear Daphne memorial site, court told

    The order to remove a makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia at Valletta’s Great Siege Monument was issued directly by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, a court heard on Monday afternoon. Dr Bonnici gave that order early in September, once the...

  • Busuttil to play role in assessment of Ramona Frendo's nomination to Euro court

    Busuttil to play role in assessment of Ramona Frendo's nomination to Euro court

    Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil sits on the panel that will assess the nomination of lawyer Ramona Frendo to the post of judge at the General Court of the European Union. Contacted by the Times of Malta, Dr Busuttil would not be drawn...

  • Pet groomer gets €1,000 compensation after offensive Facebook posts

    Pet groomer gets €1,000 compensation after offensive Facebook posts

    A pet groomer who felt aggrieved by Facebook posts by a former customer on a site shared by some 12,000 members, has been awarded €1,000 in libel damages. Charmaine Martin, partner of PN candidate Wayne Hewitt, filed for libel earlier this year...

  • Watch: 17 Black in 90 seconds

    Watch: 17 Black in 90 seconds

    An exclusive joint investigation between Times of Malta and Reuters revealed last week that local businessman Yorgen Fenech is the ultimate beneficial owner of mystery company 17 Black.  The news has refocused attention on the Electrogas power...

  • 17 Black reports may escape scrutiny by the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

    17 Black reports may escape scrutiny by the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

    The newly-appointed Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, George Hyzler, has indicated that he would not be looking into the 17 Black allegations, saying that by law he is not empowered to look into allegations of misconduct predating the...

  • Overseas travel rises by 16% in the summer

    Overseas travel rises by 16% in the summer

    The number of people going abroad during the summer increased by over 16 per cent, official figures issued on Monday show. 199,153 went abroad between July and September, an increase of 16.2 per cent over the corresponding quarter of 2017. Trips...

  • Cabinet ministers not equal in Joseph Muscat's eyes - PD

    Cabinet ministers not equal in Joseph Muscat's eyes - PD

    Joseph Muscat's failure to act following the latest 17 Black revelations showed that the members of Cabinet are not all equal in his eyes, the Democratic Party said on Monday.  "Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat is responsible for what is happening...

  • EU could outlaw bird trapping as rules are broken

    EU could outlaw bird trapping as rules are broken

    Brussels could outlaw bird trapping once and for all because of the hunting community’s reluctance to obey the rules, government experts fear.  Sources in the Environment Ministry told The Sunday Times of Malta that months of high-level...

  • Satabank has funds to pay back depositors

    Satabank has funds to pay back depositors

    Satabank has enough funds to pay back depositors, however, experts would have to finish combing through the bank’s 12,000 accounts first, sources in the financial services watchdog said.   “This is quite an undertaking. We are aware of the...

  • Domestic violence victims get a chance to be financially independent

    Domestic violence victims get a chance to be financially independent

    An NGO that seeks to understand the perspective of domestic violence victims is planning to offer them the chance to become financially independent in a renovated house to be called the Hub. Ramona Depares reports Not enough importance is being...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in Monday's newspapers. Times of Malta leads with fears among insurers that the new national alcohol policy was rushed. It also says Satabank, which is currently closed, has enough funds to pay depositors.  The...

  • Four cars destroyed in Fgura blaze

    Four cars destroyed in Fgura blaze

    Four parked cars were destroyed in a fierce fire in Fgura late on Sunday. The blaze, at Triq Vincenzo Maculano, was reported at about 11.45pm. Slight damage was also caused to a nearby residence. The vehicles were a BMW520D, a Peugeot 307, a...

  • Drop the call for Times of Malta to reveal source, international body tells MFSA

    Drop the call for Times of Malta to reveal source, international body tells MFSA

    The Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Harlem Désir, has called on the Maltese authorities to drop a request to Times of Malta to disclose a source of information used in a report...

  • Drug Squad arrests two in Paceville

    Drug Squad arrests two in Paceville

    Two men have been arrested after investigations by the Drug Squad on Saturday night. The police said on Sunday that a 22-year-old man from Sta Venera was found in possession of 12 ecstasy pills and €240 while a 24-year-old from Msida was found in...

  • Erosion, subsidence, laying siege on Fort Chambray

    Erosion, subsidence, laying siege on Fort Chambray

    Guarding Gozo’s seaward side overlooking Mġarr Harbour, Fort Chambray is a military gem clasped by a series of bastions built in the 18th century to withstand the enemy and protect the inhabitants living nearby. But today parts of the fort are...