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  • Sea-Watch takes Muscat to task for his 'deadly decision'

    Sea-Watch takes Muscat to task for his 'deadly decision'

    Maltese transport authorities had granted an NGO rescue vessel permission to leave local waters in August but the decision was reversed following orders from higher up, German NGO Sea-Watch has alleged. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Sea-Watch...

  • Abandoned baby fruit of ‘secret pregnancy’

    Abandoned baby fruit of ‘secret pregnancy’

    The mother who recently abandoned her newborn outside a block of flats in Buġibba had told no one that she was pregnant, not even her partner, the Times of Malta can reveal. The 22-year-old mother of the baby, found wrapped in a blanket on Friday...

  • Today's front pages - September 11, 2018

    Today's front pages - September 11, 2018

    These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Tuesday. The Times of Malta leads with news of Baby Cristiano and his mother, writing that the mother had told nobody that she was pregnant.The newspapers also reports on the case surrounding...

  • Watch: Men in brutal fight using construction tools

    Watch: Men in brutal fight using construction tools

    Video footage has emerged of two men engaged in a violent fight using what appears to be construction tools. The video was shot on the side road between St Venera and Marsa on Monday afternoon.  At one point, one of the men is seen carving a...

  • Children, youths needed to sustain volunteering

    Children, youths needed to sustain volunteering

    Children needed to be attracted to voluntary work at an early age if the sector was to continue flourishing, according to the head of the Voluntary Sector Council. “We know that youths, and in particular children, need to be targeted to sustain...

  • Europe banking authority’s MFSA probe ‘still ongoing’

    Europe banking authority’s MFSA probe ‘still ongoing’

    A preliminary inquiry into the MFSA’s supervision of Pilatus Bank is still ongoing, a spokesman for the European Banking Authority (EBA) told the Times of Malta. The EBA confirmed in February that it had opened the inquiry to assess if the MFSA...

  • Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    A warning of a measles outbreak by the health authorities seems to have jolted parents into getting their children vaccinated against the highly infectious disease, with well over 2,000 jabs administered at health centres in two months. Official...

  • PN responds as NGOs describe Delia's anti-migrant remarks as disgusting

    PN responds as NGOs describe Delia's anti-migrant remarks as disgusting

    Updated at 8.40pm with PN statement A group of NGOs has slammed comments about foreign workers made by Adrian Delia on Sunday as “abhorrent”, saying they were intended to generate hatred, discrimination and violence. The 21 human rights NGOs were...

  • 'Despicable' industrial action hits people with disabilities

    'Despicable' industrial action hits people with disabilities

    Updated Monday 5.52pm with UHM reaction  - Despicable industrial action at Aġenzija Sapport is greatly affecting the quality of life and the basic needs of people with disabilities, the National Parents Society for Persons With Disability said on...

  • Watch: Speed guns catching 26 drivers an hour

    Watch: Speed guns catching 26 drivers an hour

    Traffic police using speed guns are issuing an average of 26 fines an hour. Inspector Sergio Pisani of the Police Traffic Section told the Times of Malta that the new equipment uses infrared laser technology to detect the speed of vehicles with...

  • Migrants from Aquarius leave Malta for Luxembourg

    Migrants from Aquarius leave Malta for Luxembourg

    A group of migrants who disembarked in Malta from the MV Aquarius left Malta on Monday for Luxembourg, the government said. It did not say how big the group was. The Aquarius was allowed into Grand Harbour on August 15 after an initial standoff,...

  • Light aircraft suffers mishap, one airport runway briefly closed

    Light aircraft suffers mishap, one airport runway briefly closed

    The secondary runway at Malta airport was closed for some time on Monday afternoon after a light aircraft ended up on the grass while landing. It sustained slight damage to its undercarriage. Fire tenders were deployed as a precaution but there...

  • Over 10,000 square metres of virgin land to be lost

    Over 10,000 square metres of virgin land to be lost

    Over 10,000 square metres of agricultural land will be lost to widen Triq Buqana, in the limits of Rabat, but the government is insisting that some of it is required to save a line of trees near the Mtarfa roundabout. Nonetheless, a spokesman for...

  • Watch: Żebbuġ shared cycle lanes, roundabouts "dangerous" - lobby group

    Watch: Żebbuġ shared cycle lanes, roundabouts "dangerous" - lobby group

    The new ‘shared lane’ intended to be used by both motorists and cyclists on Mdina Road in Żebbuġ was “dangerous” according to a cyclists’ lobby group, which is also urging cyclists to beware of using the two main roundabouts on the road.  Popular...

  • Police ask Caruana Galizia supporters to leave monument area

    Police ask Caruana Galizia supporters to leave monument area

    Updated at 2.30pm Three supporters of Daphne Caruana Galizia placing candles, photos and flowers, at the Great Siege monument were asked to leave the area as they were within a zone protected by police barriers. The barriers were erected after the...

  • Reward offered over Għajn Tuffieħa cat killing

    Reward offered over Għajn Tuffieħa cat killing

    The Animal Defence League is offering a reward for anyone whose information leads to the Għajn Tuffieħa cat killing case being solved. The reward currently stands at €500 but it could increase as more pledges towards it are received. The Animal...

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in Mġarr collision

    Motorcyclist seriously injured in Mġarr collision

    A 27-year-old man from Marsascala was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a collision early on Monday morning. The incident happened Triq San Martin in Mġarr at 6.30am. The police said a car also involved, driven...

  • Budget on October 22

    Budget on October 22

    The government will be presenting its 2019 budget on October 22, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna announced on Monday.  Speaking during a pre-budget consultation meeting, Prof. Scicluna said Malta was at a stage where it needed to manage its...

  • Evidence about surgical complications dominates Hugo Chetcuti murder case hearing

    Evidence about surgical complications dominates Hugo Chetcuti murder case hearing

    The compilation of evidence against Bojan Cmelik over the murder of Hugo Chetcuti continued today. Doctors who saw to Mr Chetcuti at Mater Dei Hospital gave their testimony, along with police officers who were present at the hospital or...

  • From 50 storeys to ground level: Delimara chimney reaches rock bottom

    From 50 storeys to ground level: Delimara chimney reaches rock bottom

    The Delimara power station chimney - Malta's highest structure - is no more. Enemalta had started the process of demolishing the 150m chimney a year ago, with over 5,400 cubic metres of concrete and other construction waste removed from the site.

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