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  • Carer who allegedly raped colleague held in custody

    Carer who allegedly raped colleague held in custody

    The carer who allegedly raped a young lady working as a cleaner at a home for the elderly was remanded in custody after denying the criminal allegations in court. Sandesha Shetty, the 31-year old Indian national, residing at Rabat and employed as...

  • Minister defends 'reformist' government in Council of Europe grilling

    Minister defends 'reformist' government in Council of Europe grilling

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici on Tuesday defended his “reformist government’s” track record during a hearing about Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination in the Council of Europe. Dr Bonnici and Attorney General Peter Grech faced questions about...

  • Watch: A hit-and-run went unnoticed until a murder on the same road

    Watch: A hit-and-run went unnoticed until a murder on the same road

    May Malimi exposes his scars across his body - from the back of his head, down to his shoulder, knee and foot. Pointing to his shoulder and a laceration in his knee, he said the pain still persists.  The 17-year-old from Chad was hit by a car and...

  • Google News Lab workshop in Malta

    Google News Lab workshop in Malta

    A Google search and verification workshop themed around the EU elections is being hosted in Malta next month. The seminar is open to media specialists, students and anyone operating with social media. The workshop will cover verification, data...

  • Ex-Labour TV chairman gets Foreign Ministry consultancy

    Ex-Labour TV chairman gets Foreign Ministry consultancy

    Former Central Bank deputy governor Alfred Mifsud has been appointed consultant to Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela, Times of Malta is informed. A consultancy contract, issued through a direct order, was signed between the government and Mr...

  • PM distances himself from controversial Lands Authority promotion

    PM distances himself from controversial Lands Authority promotion

    The Prime Minister distanced himself from a recent controversial promotion at the Lands Authority with a spokesman saying he did not involve himself in its “day-to-day matters”. Times of Malta reported last week that Carmel Camilleri, a former...

  • Energy regulator refuses to publish gas-related fire test results

    Energy regulator refuses to publish gas-related fire test results

    The energy regulator is refusing to disclose the results of tests carried out in the wake of last month’s gas-related incidents, saying the checks on gas supply equipment had already been in place before the incidents happened. The tests had been...

  • Today's front pages - April 9, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 9, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Tuesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says the man accused of murdering his mother and sister had planned the crime down to the very last detail, building his own makeshift gun and buying a pressure washer to...

  • Motive in Saturday's murder yet to be established

    Motive in Saturday's murder yet to be established

    The unidentified shooter who killed a man and injured two others on Saturday night used a semi-automatic pistol, according to sources close to the investigators who say it is still too early to be certain of the motive. The incident happened in...

  • Competition Act saga: Draft law ‘does not serve its purpose’

    Competition Act saga: Draft law ‘does not serve its purpose’

    Rather than help the competition watchdog to get its teeth back after three years in limbo, a recently-tabled draft law would only serve to make it ineffective, the consumers’ association warned. The long-term solution should be to amend the...

  • Hairdressers roped in as teachers

    Hairdressers roped in as teachers

    Hairdressers without any teaching qualifications have been roped in to teach one of the ‘applied’ SEC subjects being introduced to secondary schools next September. Teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed the surprise they felt when...

  • Kristy Debono apologises for meeting 17 Black owner

    Kristy Debono apologises for meeting 17 Black owner

    Nationalist MP Kristy Debono admitted on Monday that she made an error of judgement when she sought a sponsorship from Yorgen Fenech, the owner of once-secret Dubai company 17 Black. "Following reactions in the media, social media and various...

  • PD billboard vandalised, says party leader Godfrey Farrugia

    PD billboard vandalised, says party leader Godfrey Farrugia

    A billboard promoting Democratic Party MEP candidates was vandalised, party leader Godfrey Farrugia has said. The billboard in Marsa featuring the PD’s three electoral candidates was put up just last week. On Monday, it was found half-torn off its...

  • Caruana Galizia family insists on independent inquiry into journalist's murder

    Caruana Galizia family insists on independent inquiry into journalist's murder

    Daphne Caruana Galizia's husband and sons have filed a judicial letter calling on the authorities to hold a public inquiry to determine whether the state is abiding by its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. Lawyers for the...

  • Watch: Meeting 17 Black owner does not hurt PN's fight against corruption - Delia

    Watch: Meeting 17 Black owner does not hurt PN's fight against corruption - Delia

    Updated at 5.29pm  Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has said he did not know that two of his closest MPs had met 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech, but insisted that this did not dent the party’s fight against corruption. Dr Delia was asked on the...

  • Air Malta eyes service to Accra, Ghana

    Air Malta eyes service to Accra, Ghana

    Air Malta is eyeing the introduction of a service to Accra, Ghana, next year as part of a growth process which will possibly be followed by a service to Mumbai, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi told Parliament on Monday. The minister was replying to...

  • Man arrested after chase, jailed for drug possession

    Man arrested after chase, jailed for drug possession

    A man who was arrested after a chase at St Paul's Bay on Saturday was jailed on Monday after being convicted of drug possession. The court was told that police officers had gone to Fra Ben point in response to a separate report. While there, they...

  • Married man says sorry with graffiti, and ends up in court

    Married man says sorry with graffiti, and ends up in court

    A married man who had argued with his wife sought to make amends by spraying graffiti in Tigne that was so large it could be seen across the water from Valletta. Ahmet Acar, a 47-year old construction worker, was arraigned on Monday under arrest,...

  • New standards for respite centres launched

    New standards for respite centres launched

    New regulatory standards covering respite services for carers of persons with disability have been made public The social regulatory standards and accompanying guidelines were drafted by the newly set up Social Care Standards Authority, and are...

  • Watch: Rescue vessel asks Malta for shelter

    Watch: Rescue vessel asks Malta for shelter

    A ship with 81 people aboard, 64 of whom were rescued off war-torn Libya, has asked Malta for permission to seek shelter from inclement weather. The humanitarian vessel headed towards Malta on Saturday after it was refused entry in Lampedusa.

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