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  • Traffic enforcement starts in Mrieħel next month

    Traffic enforcement starts in Mrieħel next month

    Traffic enforcement in Mrieħel is set to start in October following the opening of a parking area planners hope would ease congestion caused by haphazard parking. New traffic signs have already been put up across the industrial area, which hosts...

  • Early morning crash into parked car leaves youth seriously hurt

    Early morning crash into parked car leaves youth seriously hurt

    A 21-year-old man from Qrendi lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a parked car on Friday morning at 4.30am. The accident occurred in Triq it-Tempesta in Qrendi. Police said that he was seriously injured. Investigations are...

  • Today's front pages: September 21, 2018

    Today's front pages: September 21, 2018

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages on Friday: The Times of Malta ran with the db Group's Planning Authority hearing, pointing out that the megaproject was approved even though the PA chairman voted against it. It also reported...

  • Maltese interests should come before migrants - Delia

    Maltese interests should come before migrants - Delia

    Maltese people’s interests needed to come first in issues concerning migration, PN leader Adrian Delia said on Thursday, noting the country’s high population density as a concern. Addressing his second Independence Day mass meeting as party...

  • Court questions Gozo Channel's decision to select newly set up company as partner

    Court questions Gozo Channel's decision to select newly set up company as partner

    An application by Virtu Ferries in its attempt to block Gozo Channel from proceeding with its plans to operate a fast ferry service with its selected partner, Islands Ferry Network Limited, has been declined. This was because the current...

  • More demolition planned for Balluta’s historic Villa St Ignatius

    More demolition planned for Balluta’s historic Villa St Ignatius

    More demolition has been proposed for Balluta’s Villa St Ignatius, despite pending court action over the illegal pulling-down of another part of the historic building last year. A planning application submitted by developer Paul Gauci seeks to...

  • Court plays to the tune of AFM trumpeteer denied promised UK trip

    Court plays to the tune of AFM trumpeteer denied promised UK trip

    A court has upheld the request for a provisional warrant of prohibitory injunction made by a lance bombardier, who was denied a promised training course after placing first in a selection process for the post of assistant trumpet major. The...

  • Watch: 'Shocking'... 'We're not surprised' - reactions to db Group's project approval

    Watch: 'Shocking'... 'We're not surprised' - reactions to db Group's project approval

    The Planning Authority on Thursday decided in favour of the db Group’s controversial proposed 38-storey tower and 17-storey hotel at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) site in St George’s Bay. The project was approved despite unprecedented...

  • Maltese authorities reluctant to act, MEPs fear

    Maltese authorities reluctant to act, MEPs fear

    The delegation of MEPs probing the state of the rule of law fear the Maltese authorities are reluctant to act when faced with allegations of wrongdoing. Addressing a press conference at the end of the two-day visit on Thursday, chair of delegation...

  • Boatmen ordered to pay €16,455 after injuring rival in battle for clients

    Boatmen ordered to pay €16,455 after injuring rival in battle for clients

    A scuffle which broke out at Mġarr harbour between rival operators of pleasure boats to Comino has landed one of them with a permanent disability and the other two with a €16,455 damages bill. The incident happened in July 2015. Frank Buttigieg,...

  • Aquarius requests disembarkation of 11 people, most are 'traumatised'

    Aquarius requests disembarkation of 11 people, most are 'traumatised'

    The MV Aquarius has requested a place of safety to disembark 11 people rescued from a boat off the coast of Libya on Thursday, potentially sparking another diplomatic spat between Malta and Italy over who should take them in. The small white...

  • Muscat calls for rules of engagement for migrant rescues

    Muscat calls for rules of engagement for migrant rescues

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has called for formal rules of engagement for vessels rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean. The call was made in Salzburg, where he is attending an EU leaders' summit, on the same day as NGO rescue ship Aquarius said...

  • Muscat: Almost all EU leaders would like a second Brexit referendum

    Muscat: Almost all EU leaders would like a second Brexit referendum

    Practially all EU leaders would like to see the UK hold a second referendum on Brexit, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has told a BBC interviewer. Dr Muscat is in Salzburg for an informal EU leaders' meeting. “There is a unanimous – or almost...

  • Casa wants Dubai bank to disclose information on 17 Black

    Casa wants Dubai bank to disclose information on 17 Black

    MEP David Casa has called on Dubai-based Noor Bank to release identifying information on the ultimate beneficiary owner of mystery Dubai company 17 Black. Mr Casa said accounts held by Noor Bank were used to receive funds suspected of being linked...

  • Worker injured in construction site fall

    Worker injured in construction site fall

    A Sudanese worker was seriously injured on Thursday morning when he fell a height of one storey, the police said. The accident happened at a construction site in Frans Sammut Street, Zebbuġ, at 8.45. The worker is receiving hospital treatment.  

  • Bird strike forces London-bound Air Malta flight to turn back

    Bird strike forces London-bound Air Malta flight to turn back

    Updated at 4pm An Air Malta flight to London was delayed by almost four hours on Thursday morning because of a bird strike. Malta International Airport said a bird hit the aircraft upon departure at 7.20am. The aircraft returned safely to its base...

  • Justice Minister refuses to meet MEPs on his own

    Justice Minister refuses to meet MEPs on his own

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici has refused to meet with MEPs on a rule of law mission alone and is instead expected to sit down with the delegation together with Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Finance Minister Edward Scicluna. The MEPs from...

  • Church, private schools fear transport chaos

    Church, private schools fear transport chaos

    Updated at 11.30am with Education Ministry statement Just days from the start of a new academic year, independent and Church schools, as well as thousands of parents, are bracing themselves for what some expect to be “an unprecedented transport...

  • Watch: Car is sent flying at Paola traffic lights

    Watch: Car is sent flying at Paola traffic lights

    Dramatic footage of a crash that sent a car rolling at the crossroads near the Addolorata Cemetery has emerged on social media. The 33-year-old driver of the Peugeot, which appears to have been hit by a BMW running a red light, was...

  • PA approves 38-storey db Group tower by 10 votes to four

    PA approves 38-storey db Group tower by 10 votes to four

    The Planning Authority has decided on the db Group’s controversial proposed 38-storey tower and 17-storey hotel at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) site in St George’s Bay. The project was approved despite unprecedented opposition from local...

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