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  • St Vincent de Paul cleaning company set up after getting contract of works

    St Vincent de Paul cleaning company set up after getting contract of works

    The company which has been handling all cleaning services at the government’s St Vincent De Paul facility for over three years, and paid millions of euros, did not even exist at the time it was tasked to do the work, the Times of Malta has...

  • Today's front pages - November 7, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 7, 2018

    The following are the main stories in Wednesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says the company which has been handling all cleaning services at the government’s St Vincent De Paul facility for over three years, and paid millions of euros, did not...

  • OPM hands minister’s husband €15,000 for painting

    OPM hands minister’s husband €15,000 for painting

    Equality Minister Helena Dalli’s husband pocketed €15,000 from the Prime Minister’s Office for “the provision of an oil on canvas painting” endorsed by State cultural agency Heritage Malta. Patrick Dalli, who is himself an artist, was awarded the...

  • Three-quarters support Central Link project, minister says

    Three-quarters support Central Link project, minister says

    Three-quarters of the public support the Central Link road project, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg told Parliament on Tuesday. Citing an as-yet-unpublished Social Impact Assessment commissioned as part of the planning process for the Attard...

  • MFSA spends €210,000 for communications advice

    MFSA spends €210,000 for communications advice

    The financial services watchdog is getting media and communications guidance from a reputable international firm that is paid €210,000 through a direct order. Malta Financial Services Authority sources said the London-based Communications and...

  • Innovate and tap research funds, Maltese inventors urged

    Innovate and tap research funds, Maltese inventors urged

    The head of the EU’s innovation body has urged Maltese researchers and companies to take advantage of funds available for them to develop products and ideas to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. Martin Kern, director of the...

  • Cabin cruiser catches fire at Manoel Island

    Cabin cruiser catches fire at Manoel Island

    A cabin cruiser that was being repaired on land at Manoel Island was severely damaged by fire on Tuesday. The blaze was reported at about 6.30pm and was extinguished by fire-fighters before spreading to other vessels. No one was injured. 

  • Manoel Island Foundation: New plans will not change building volume

    Manoel Island Foundation: New plans will not change building volume

    The Manoel Island Foundation has raised no objections to new plans for higher buildings on the island, noting that the overall building volume will remain unchanged.The foundation includes representatives of the Gżira local council, NGOs and...

  • 149 rescued migrants brought to Malta

    149 rescued migrants brought to Malta

    Updated 1am Wednesday -  A group of 149 migrants was brought to Malta late on Tuesday after having been rescued from a dinghy 60 miles off Malta. The Armed Forces of Malta said the boat was found to be in difficulty and the migrants were picked up...

  • October was the wettest since 2010

    October was the wettest since 2010

    Last month was the wettest October since 2010, with precipitation being more than twice the norm for the month, the MIA Met office said. "The total amount of precipitation for October 2018 amounted to 189.0 mm, which was more than double the trend...

  • Parking scheme revenue up sevenfold in 5 years

    Parking scheme revenue up sevenfold in 5 years

    The amount of revenue generated for the Planning Authority from a parking scheme has grown sevenfold in just five years, with this year’s figure already topping €3 million. The Commuted Parking Payment Scheme levies an amount on developers who...

  • Law for new crematorium to be presented in coming weeks - Fearne

    Law for new crematorium to be presented in coming weeks - Fearne

    The government will be proposing a law to have a crematorium, Health Minister Chris Fearne said in Parliament on Tuesday. "We take care of you from before you are born, with IVF laws, and after you die... with plans for a crematorium," Mr Fearne...

  • Court reduces sentence of drug user as he had helped police

    Court reduces sentence of drug user as he had helped police

    A former Maltacom director, who had been facing the prospect of a two and a half year jail term over a drug possession case dating back 11 years, has had his punishment reduced on appeal. Richard Attard, 65, had landed the jail term – together...

  • New ticketing system after big discrepancies in Gozo ferries return trips data

    New ticketing system after big discrepancies in Gozo ferries return trips data

    Gozo Channel has informed the National Audit Office it will be introducing a new ticketing system, Auditor General Charles Deguara said. Mr Deguara was replying to a questions about massive discrepancies in the number of passengers and vehicles...

  • Half of stolen cars remain missing

    Half of stolen cars remain missing

    Half the cars stolen in recent years remain missing, official data shows. Figures tabled in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia show that 1,063 vehicles were reported stolen since 2015 with only 545 have been returned to their...

  • Ryanair to fly Malta-Amman route

    Ryanair to fly Malta-Amman route

    Ryanair is to operate a new route between Malta and Amman twice weekly as from April. It will be the 62nd route operated by the low-cost airline from Malta in the summer.  The airline is to base six of its aircraft in Malta in the summer and plans...

  • Man who bought industrial equipment acquitted of handling stolen property

    Man who bought industrial equipment acquitted of handling stolen property

    A man who was found guilty of purchasing five compressors that had reportedly been stolen has been cleared of all liability on appeal. Orazio Spiteri had bought the five compressors in October 2010 from a total stranger who had entered his...

  • New clinic for transgender individuals to open on Monday

    New clinic for transgender individuals to open on Monday

    A new gender clinic offering multi-disciplinary services to transgender individuals will be opening on Monday, Health Minister Chris Fearne said. The gender clinic will be located in Mtarfa, and will serve as a focal point for health services for...

  • Party representatives meet visiting delegation to discuss the rule of law

    Party representatives meet visiting delegation to discuss the rule of law

    Delegations from the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party have had separate meetings with the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, which is advising the government on constitutional and other legislative amendments to strengthen the rule...

  • Fight lands ‘reformed’ man in trouble

    Fight lands ‘reformed’ man in trouble

    A man who had reportedly shed his troublesome past has landed himself on the wrong side of the law yet again following his involvement in a fist fight in Żabbar during which he allegedly threatened his antagonist with a weapon. Jesmond Portelli, a...

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