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  • Raw sewage dumped close to campsite in Armier

    Raw sewage dumped close to campsite in Armier

    An investigation into claims that sewage from the Malta Campsite facility in Armier was being discharged into adjacent garigue land drew a blank as it could not be established who was responsible. A few months ago, the same facility made headlines...

  • Firebrand socialist slams Muscat in lively European Parliament rule of law debate

    Firebrand socialist slams Muscat in lively European Parliament rule of law debate

    Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes told the European Parliament on Monday that it was unacceptable how Prime Minister Joseph Muscat “continues to protect [Daphne] Caruana Galizia’s murderers”. In a lively debate about a resolution on the rule of law in...

  • Girl, 12 hit by car in Marsaxlokk

    Girl, 12 hit by car in Marsaxlokk

    A 12-year-old girl was hospitalised on Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Marsaxlokk. The police said she was hit by a BMW 318D driven by a 27-year-old man from Zabbar. The accident happened at about 3pm in Triq Melqart. The girl's...

  • Rival Maltese MEPs in common front to fend off common EU tax rules

    Rival Maltese MEPs in common front to fend off common EU tax rules

    Malta along with several other EU countries faced a backlash in the European Parliament (EP) on Monday evening after being labelled by various MEPs as being tax havens. During a debate about an EP Tax3 committee report identifying seven EU...

  • Sports clubs get financial help to become energy-efficient

    Sports clubs get financial help to become energy-efficient

    Sports clubs that invest to reduce energy consumption can now apply for a new government grant and save money on electricity bills.The scheme will be operated by the Energy and Water Agency in conjunction with Sports Malta, and will provide...

  • New foundation to promote Malta as a technology-driven economy

    New foundation to promote Malta as a technology-driven economy

    A new foundation - Tech.MT - has been set up by the government in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Commerce to serve as a marketing arm for a technology-driven economy. Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri said the foundation will...

  • Malta’s hourly pay rate below the average in EU

    Malta’s hourly pay rate below the average in EU

    Despite experiencing robust economic growth in recent years, workers in Malta are still getting paid way below the European average, according to the latest data published by the EU’s statistics office. It transpires that, in 2016, the average...

  • Majority of university students oppose abortion, study indicates

    Majority of university students oppose abortion, study indicates

    Updated at 5.40pm  The majority of students are against the legalisation of abortion, according to a university-wide survey.  A total of 58.4 per cent of the 733 university students who participated in the University Students' Council's survey...

  • Construction worker dies at St Julian's site

    Construction worker dies at St Julian's site

    A man died at a construction site in St Julian’s on Monday afternoon, the police have confirmed. The victim, an Italian who lived in St Julian’s, was approximately 40 years old. He fell from an undisclosed height at the site on Triq Francis Zammit.

  • Two accused of a string of minor thefts

    Two accused of a string of minor thefts

    Two men were denied bail on Monday after pleading not guilty to a number of minor thefts. Paul Gauci Borda, 23, and Omar Bekbak, 30, both from Gzira were accused of having stolen tools from a parked vehicle on Sunday.   Gauci Borda was also...

  • European Parliament sets its sights on Malta, Slovakia in rule of law debate

    European Parliament sets its sights on Malta, Slovakia in rule of law debate

    The European Parliament will this evening hold a debate about the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia, with a resolution expected to call for the publication of the Egrant inquiry report, the holding of a public inquiry into journalist Daphne...

  • Nurse and aide left patient alone to choke to death, court rules

    Nurse and aide left patient alone to choke to death, court rules

    A nurse and a nursing aide who left a frail patient to chew on chicken without supervision have been found guilty of causing his death in 2012. Nurse David Sant and nursing aide Carol Bonnici were working at Karin Grech Hospital in March 2012 when...

  • Fire destroys car in Ta' Xbiex

    Fire destroys car in Ta' Xbiex

    A car was destroyed after bursting into flames in Ta' Xbiex early on Monday. An eyewitness said the incident took place at 3 am while the vehicle was parked on Triq Giuseppe Cali.   Another two cars were damaged. Firefighters put out the...

  • EU to intervene over illegal Tunisian fishing undermining Maltese fishermen - PN

    EU to intervene over illegal Tunisian fishing undermining Maltese fishermen - PN

    The European Commission has promised to work with Maltese authorities on ways to tackle illegal fishing by Tunisian boats, which are undermining lampuki catches, according to the Nationalist Party. MEP candidate Peter Agius said the Commission...

  • More young women working than men as participation rate improves further

    More young women working than men as participation rate improves further

    The female participation rate has been improving for years and in the last quarter of 2018 it seems to have broken another barrier: there were more women than men aged 15-24 – as a percentage - who were active. The category had 55.2 per cent of...

  • Graffitti warns of 'more forceful direct action' if fuel station delays continue

    Graffitti warns of 'more forceful direct action' if fuel station delays continue

    Moviment Graffitti has warned the Planning Authority that it will be carrying out “bigger and more forceful” direct action if the long-promised fuel station policy revision is not published immediately.“We have tried everything – e-mails,...

  • Watch: Air Malta workers protest against 'unacceptable' hours

    Watch: Air Malta workers protest against 'unacceptable' hours

    Air Malta apron workers gathered in front of the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday morning to protest against the sudden changes in their working conditions. Around 50 workers gathered in Valletta insisting on a meeting with Tourism Minister...

  • Malta fails its first Moneyval anti-money laundering test but...

    Malta fails its first Moneyval anti-money laundering test but...

    Malta’s anti-money laundering regime received a poor grade in a draft Moneyval evaluation, with the government now scrambling to push up its final score before the summer deadline.  The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money...

  • Old photos lead to emotional family reunion after decades

    Old photos lead to emotional family reunion after decades

    Equipped with just decades-old photographs and scant information about her uncle who had passed away in the 1930s, an Australian woman still managed to trace her relatives following an appeal in the Times of Malta. Coral-Anne Laurence flew over...

  • Dockyard forklifter overturns, injuring one

    Dockyard forklifter overturns, injuring one

    Updated 9.25am A 30-year-old Romanian worker was seriously hurt when a forklifter overturned at Palumbo's dockyard in Cospicua. The police said that the forklifter was being driven by another Romanian, a 20-year-old, who was not hurt. The accident...

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