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  • 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...

  • Pupils’ respiratory conditions linked to classes facing roads

    Pupils’ respiratory conditions linked to classes facing roads

    The State of the Environment report gives a snapshot of issues like environmental health, land use and agriculture. Denise Grech reports. Students in classrooms that face roads show a higher rate of respiratory conditions, according to the latest...

  • Watch: PM cannot continue to damage our reputation - Delia

    Watch: PM cannot continue to damage our reputation - Delia

    The Prime Minister cannot stand idle and thus continue to damage the country’s reputation after further revelations on the secret company 17 Black, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday. A joint investigation by the Times of Malta and...

  • Remembrance Day events mark 100 anniversary of the end of World War I

    Remembrance Day events mark 100 anniversary of the end of World War I

    Malta, like the rest of the world, paid tribute on Sunday to the fallen servicemen and civilians of the two world wars, with particular emphasis being made on World War One, which ended exactly 100 years ago. Archbishop Charles J Scicluna leading...

  • The roadmap to 17 Black

    The roadmap to 17 Black

    Jacob Borg charts the notable events in Labour’s march towards building a new power station, in light of last week’s revelation that the mystery company 17 Black is owned by power station businessman Yorgen Fenech. June 2008 – Joseph Muscat...

  • PM: 17 Black report is latest version in series of allegations

    PM: 17 Black report is latest version in series of allegations

    Last week’s 17 Black revelation was the latest version of events in a long stream of allegations, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. Speaking at a political gathering in Msida, Dr Muscat said the report that the once secret offshore...

  • Wall of silence over 17 Black ‘draft plans’

    Wall of silence over  17 Black ‘draft plans’

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has flatly refused to say if he demanded more details about the “draft business plans” his chief of staff Keith Schembri had with 17 Black. Replying to questions from The Sunday Times of Malta, a spokesman for the...

  • ERA halts Buskett roadworks

    ERA halts Buskett roadworks

    Infrastructure Malta has been ordered to halt ongoing EU-funded roadworks in a protected area close to Buskett after it emerged that no environmental permit had been applied for, the Environment Resources Authority told The Sunday Times of...

  • 'Investigate all deals involving Schembri, Mizzi' - Graffitti

    'Investigate all deals involving Schembri, Mizzi' - Graffitti

    The resignation of minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri should be obvious and immediate in view of the 'never-ending list of shady businesses' Graffitti said on Sunday. Moreover, all privatisation deals they were responsible for...

  • Two hurt, cars damaged as argument gets out of hand

    Two hurt, cars damaged as argument gets out of hand

    Two men were hospitalised and two cars were damaged when an argument turned into a fracas in Marsa early on Sunday. The police said the incident erupted at about 3am in Triq is-Serkin, Marsa and involved two men from Qormi and another from...

  • Man, woman, injured in separate falls

    Man, woman, injured in separate falls

    A man was seriously injured when he fell off a ladder late on Saturday afternoon, the police said on Sunday. The 58-year-old from Mosta was working in a house in Qormi when the accident happened at about 6pm. He fell a height of one...

  • Steward Healthcare wins new project timelines

    Steward Healthcare wins new project timelines

    Steward Health Care, the US company that took over the 30-year government concession to manage three hospitals, has secured changes to the conditions of the contract originally agreed with Vitals Global Healthcare. This runs contrary to the...

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