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  • Man held behind bars after alleged sexual assault in Valletta

    Man held behind bars after alleged sexual assault in Valletta

    A man who allegedly tried to force himself upon a woman in a Valletta street was remanded in custody on Wednesday after pleading not guilty to the sexual assault. Christopher Ellul, a 50-year old electrician from Valletta, was accused of...

  • Estranged couple end up in court as dispute boils over

    Estranged couple end up in court as dispute boils over

    A long-simmering conflict between an estranged couple boiled over on Tuesday morning, landing both in court in separate arraignments on Wednesday. Inspector Roderick Attard told the court that on Tuesday morning he received a report about a man...

  • Couple return from holiday to find door lock changed, belongings thrown away

    Couple return from holiday to find door lock changed, belongings thrown away

    A landlord has been ordered to pay €3,000 as compensation to a Serbian couple after he changed the lock of their rented apartment while they were away on holiday, and threw away their belongings. A court, presided by Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff,...

  • Tal-Balal road works might spill to 2019

    Tal-Balal road works might spill to 2019

    The controversial Tal-Balal Road widening project has been delayed further, and may not be completed by the end of the year even though it was originally expected to be ready by the start of last month.   This was confirmed by Infrastructure Malta...

  • No tender issued for €7 million Regional Road project

    No tender issued for €7 million Regional Road project

    A €7 million contract to widen part of Regional Road in Msida was awarded without a call for tenders, State road agency Infrastructure Malta has confirmed. Unveiled a fortnight ago, the project comprises the addition of a new lane on either...

  • Residents, quality of life, should be central aim of Cottonera strategy

    Residents, quality of life, should be central aim of Cottonera strategy

    Residents and their quality of life should be the central aim of any strategy for the Cottonera area, Alternattiva Demokratika’s spokesman on urban environment, James Gabarretta said. He said one wondered why the  government felt the need to set...

  • Muscat must step down, newly-created NGO insists

    Muscat must step down, newly-created NGO insists

    A newly-created civil society group used its first public appearance to call for the Prime Minister and two of his closest aides to resign on Wednesday. Founding members of Repubblika announced the organisation last weekend and on Wednesday stood...

  • Fewer Maltese take antibiotics, but use is still high

    Fewer Maltese take antibiotics, but use is still high

    Only one in three Maltese know that antibiotics are ineffective against viruses, a new EU-wide survey has found.  A Eurobarometer survey has found that just 30% of Maltese know that antibiotics do not kill viruses. Some 58% gave the wrong answer...

  • Watch: 'Keith Schembri is not being investigated - I am stating facts' - Muscat

    Watch: 'Keith Schembri is not being investigated - I am stating facts' - Muscat

    Updated 11.30am Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted on Wednesday morning that he is “stating facts” when he says that his chief of staff Keith Schembri is not being investigated as part of the inquiry looking into the 17 Black allegations. His...

  • Heroin trafficker's statements to police inadmissable, court finds

    Heroin trafficker's statements to police inadmissable, court finds

    A convicted heroin trafficker was spared a 12-month term behind bars after a court of appeal held that statements released without legal assistance and drugs found by way of an irregular strip search were to be discarded as evidence. Claire...

  • Airport to get a luggage X-ray van

    Airport to get a luggage X-ray van

    OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, has approved a Malta Customs proposal for the purchasing of a new luggage X-Ray van under the Hercule III Programme. This van will be deployed at Malta's airport. The department’s proposal was evaluated by an...

  • db Group urges Simon Busuttil to take his ITS claims to a magistrate

    db Group urges Simon Busuttil to take his ITS claims to a magistrate

    The db Group has urged Opposition MP Simon Busuttil to take any evidence of wrongdoing in the ITS land transfer deal to a magistrate for investigation.  In a statement, the group said it welcomed any type of national investigation into the...

  • History students show poor command of English, Maltese

    History students show poor command of English, Maltese

    Poor command of English and Maltese, especially in essay writing, has once again marred the performance of 16-year-olds sitting the history Sec exam last May. On a positive note, however, the share of candidates obtaining a pass mark was the...

  • Government renegotiating aspects of hospitals deal

    Government renegotiating aspects of hospitals deal

    The government has accepted to renegotiate with Steward Health Care aspects of the multi-million euro concession covering three public hospitals, Times of Malta is informed. The talks are being held less than a year after the US-based company...

  • Today's front pages - November 21, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 21, 2018

    The following are the main stories in Wednesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says poor command of English and Maltese, especially in essay writing, has once again marred the performance of 16-year-olds sitting the history Sec exam last May. In...

  • Talks in Tripoli by PM’s ‘special envoy’ that never was

    Talks in Tripoli by PM’s ‘special envoy’ that never was

    Neville Gafà, a government official who had been implicated in an alleged Libyan visa racket, on Tuesday denied holding diplomatic talks in Tripoli on behalf of the Maltese government. According to the Libyan government’s communication office and...

  • Protect Sliema villa, Cultural Superintendence insists

    Protect Sliema villa, Cultural Superintendence insists

    The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has made another appeal to the Planning Authority to reject all development applications for Balluta’s 19th-century Villa St Ignatius and instead schedule the property. The Superintendence said the historic...

  • Not all people enjoying the surplus, but all would suffer if Malta's reputation is harmed - Delia

    Not all people enjoying the surplus, but all would suffer if Malta's reputation is harmed - Delia

    The government's fiscal surplus is not benefiting all the people, but all the people would suffer from the harm caused to Malta's reputation by the government, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Tuesday. He was speaking at Balzan PN club in an...

  • Watch: I have confidence in Keith Schembri - Muscat

    Watch: I have confidence in Keith Schembri - Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday he retained full confidence in his chief of staff, Keith Schembri, who now figures in three separate magisterial inquiries. Asked about comments he had given in an interview last year that Mr Schembri...

  • Malta will continue to consider options on trapping of song birds - parliamentary secretary

    Malta will continue to consider options on trapping of song birds - parliamentary secretary

    Malta will continue to study ways how trapping of song birds could be reintroduced, but the derogation which had been banned by the European Court would not be reintroduced, the parliamentary secretary responsible for animal welfare, Clint...

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