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  • 'We cooperated fully with Spain over tuna scandal' - police

    'We cooperated fully with Spain over tuna scandal' - police

    The Malta police have denied claims that they failed to help their Spanish counterparts with investigations into claims that a tuna farm operator may have used bribes to increase its quota. In a statement on Friday, the police said its Economic...

  • Edwin Vassallo apologises for sharing fake news about HIV-infected bananas

    Edwin Vassallo apologises for sharing fake news about HIV-infected bananas

    Nationalist MP Edwin Vassallo has apologised for having shared a Facebook post warning about bananas being injected with HIV-infected blood. “This is a lesson in how widespread fake news has become, and how careful we have to be when sharing...

  • Environmental degradation, ageing population set to impact tourism - President

    Environmental degradation, ageing population set to impact tourism - President

    Changing demographics and environmental degradation were set to have a disruptive impact on tourism, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca warned on Friday. Challenges related to an ageing population and climate change would also have long-term...

  • Watch: George Cross deed allowing medal onto national flag restored

    Watch: George Cross deed allowing medal onto national flag restored

    Documents connected to the use of the George Cross on the Maltese flag, emblems and on official documents have been restored and will be put on public display. The documents include the George Cross deed, drawn by the then chief notary to the...

  • MEP urges EU states to make latest cancer drugs available

    MEP urges EU states to make latest cancer drugs available

    MEP Francis Zammit Dimech has urged EU member states to make the latest generation of cancer-preventing medication available. His comments follow doubts raised earlier this week over the government’s choice of cervical cancer vaccine. According to...

  • High tourism numbers creating infrastructural challenges, PM admits

    High tourism numbers creating infrastructural challenges, PM admits

    The high tourism numbers were creating infrastructural challenges, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told tourism industry stakeholders on Friday. “Let me be very clear: this is a positive challenge to be faced with, but we need to roll up our sleeves...

  • More Maltese are going abroad

    More Maltese are going abroad

    A total of 184,004 Maltese residents travelled abroad in the fourth quarter, 14.7% more than the same period in 2017. Outbound tourists towards EU and non-EU countries increased by 13.3% and 25.1% respectively when compared to the same quarter in...

  • There is very little the EU can do about passport sales

    There is very little the EU can do about passport sales

    Despite continued calls by EU bodies for Malta to stop passport sales, government concessionaire Henley & Partners insists the scheme is endorsed by the European Commission. An EU law expert warned there was not much Brussels and the European...

  • Motorcyclist injured in traffic accident

    Motorcyclist injured in traffic accident

    A motorcyclist was grievously injured on Thursday night in an accident in Msida. The police said the accident happened in Triq Testaferrata at 11.40pm. The biker, a 50-year-old Croat who lives in Naxxar, was riding an SWM RS300R that was involved...

  • Lawyers argue as Daphne murder suspects return to court

    Lawyers argue as Daphne murder suspects return to court

    Three men accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia were back in court on Friday morning, as the compilation of evidence against them resumed. The almost three-hour session featured some ill-tempered exchanges between lawyers and the bench, with...

  • Abortion is no business transaction, lobby group says

    Abortion is no business transaction, lobby group says

    A pro-life activist has accused a UK lobby group offering to fund the expenses incurred by Maltese women seeking abortion abroad of treating such a delicate issue as if it were a “business transaction”. Miriam Sciberras, chairman of the Life...

  • Army promotions intended to produce desired outcome

    Army promotions intended to produce desired outcome

    Updated at 1.45pm, adds PN statement An investigation by the Ombudsman into controversial promotions made by the Armed Forces of Malta found that the process was “vitiated”, lacked integrity and was intended to “produce a desired...

  • Today's front pages - February 15, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 15, 2019

    These are the main stories in Friday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says Bank of Valletta may never be able to retrieve the entire €13 million stolen during Wednesday’s cyberattack because reversing such transactions was no easy feat. In another...

  • Government silent on Lands website going back online

    Government silent on Lands website going back online

    The government would not say when the Lands Authority website would be going back online after having been offline for more than two months following a data breach exposed by Times of Malta. A spokeswoman for the Transport and Infrastructure...

  • Splash landing

    Splash landing

    A seagull takes a rest as waves hit the rocks at Qui-si-Sana in Sliema. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Not all money stolen in BOV cyberattack may be found

    Not all money stolen in BOV cyberattack may be found

    Bank of Valletta may never be able to retrieve the entire €13 million stolen during Wednesday’s cyberattack because reversing such transactions was no easy feat, Times of Malta has been told. Speaking a day after the bank was forced to temporarily...

  • Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    A consortium lobbying for an “immersed tunnel” on the seabed between Malta and Gozo claims its proposal is the best solution as it would leave open the option to introduce a monorail system later. It also believes that the government’s proposal to...

  • Medical visas: Court to decide if journalist can give evidence in case against 'whistleblower'

    Medical visas: Court to decide if journalist can give evidence in case against 'whistleblower'

    A Magistrates’ Court is to decide whether the host of TV show Exodus, Ivan Grech Mintoff, is to be admitted as a defence witness in ongoing criminal proceedings against the whistleblower behind the alleged medical visas racket. Syrian-born Khaled...

  • Animal waste clogs and shuts down Gozo sewage treatment plant

    Animal waste clogs and shuts down Gozo sewage treatment plant

    Illegal dumping of animal waste into the sewerage system has clogged the Gozo sewage treatment plant, forcing its shut-down, the Water Services Corporation said on Thursday. It said expensive equipment had been severely damaged at the plant, which...

  • Suspended fisheries director says payments to her were made in her official capacity

    Suspended fisheries director says payments to her were made in her official capacity

    The director-general of the Fisheries Department who was suspended after reports of a cosy relationship with a Spanish tuna kingpin accused of running a massive illegal fishing racket, insisted on Thursday she never acted incorrectly, and payments...

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