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Watch: Fire put out after three evacuated in Msida

Watch:  Fire put out after three evacuated in Msida

Three people had to be evacuated on Friday afternoon from an apartment block in  Msida, one of them from the balcony via a fire ladder. A witness said the other two managed to get down the apartment's stairwell, escorted by firemen. The fire broke out Triq il-Qroqq at 1.55pm but has now been put out, according to the witness. The surrounding roads, which...

  • Med Conf Centre to hold rooftop events

    Med Conf Centre to hold rooftop events

    Works are underway at the Mediterranean Conference Centre which will enable it to host open-air events on the roof, commanding views of Grand Harbour. Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi visited the complex on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary...

  • Woman admits stealing cash from university pigeonholes

    Woman admits stealing cash from university pigeonholes

    A young lady with an apparent penchant for stealing petty cash was granted bail pending a pre-sentencing report after admitting to a series of thefts. Amber-Ann Zammit, a 23-year old from Ħamrun, currently unemployed, was arrested and taken to...

  • Casa 'ready to push' for EU funds for fourth Gozo ferry

    Casa 'ready to push' for EU funds for fourth Gozo ferry

    Nationalist MEP David Casa said on Wednesday that he was 'ready to push' for EU funding for a fourth ferry for Gozo Channel. "The cohesion fund, for instance, was successfully used in the construction of the Cirkewwa terminal. A fourth ferry for...

  • Woman returns €1,500 stolen from former employer

    Woman returns €1,500 stolen from former employer

    A woman who admitted to stealing some €1,500 from her former employer was handed a suspended sentence by a magistrate on Wednesday. Prosecuting Inspector Joseph Xerri said the 28-year old Zurrieq resident had fully cooperated with police, had no...

  • BOV goes dark after hackers go after €13m

    BOV goes dark after hackers go after €13m

    Last updated Thursday 7.30am as bank's mobile app went back online Bank of Valletta shut down all its operations on Wednesday morning after hackers broke into its systems and moved €13 million into foreign accounts. All of the bank’s functions -...

  • Southern harbour has highest number of residents with mental problems

    Southern harbour has highest number of residents with mental problems

    The southern harbour region has the highest number of patients receiving assistance because of mental health problems, fresh data shows. When it comes to localities, Birkirkara, which has the second highest population, tops the list, with 30...

  • Cospicua free transport for elderly used 2,800 times in 2018

    Cospicua free transport for elderly used 2,800 times in 2018

    A free service offering transport within Cospicua was used by elderly residents and the vulnerable 2,800 times last year, the Cospicua council said. The last quarter of 2018 was the most busy, with 400 people booking to use the service. The rise...

  • PN political editor resigns but remains committed to party

    PN political editor resigns but remains committed to party

    Media.Link Communications political editor John Zammit has resigned but remains committed to the Nationalist Party, the PN said. In a statement signed by Mr Zammit and secretary general Clyde Puli, the party said Mr Zammit had given notice two...

  • AD and PD agree to work together, but remain separate parties

    AD and PD agree to work together, but remain separate parties

    Alternattiva Demokratika and Partit Demokratiku have been exploring avenues of cooperation for the past weeks. In separate statements, both parties said that, at the request of AD, various meetings were held in the past weeks. The meetings...

  • Plane grounded at MIA due to malfunction

    Plane grounded at MIA due to malfunction

    Updated at 12.10am Passengers on an Air Malta flight to London Heathrow, which had been scheduled to leave Malta at 7.55am, had been taken off the aircraft, which did not leave due to a malfunction. A passenger on board told Times of Malta the...

  • Revealed: Tuna tycoon and Malta fisheries 'boss' phone calls

    Revealed: Tuna tycoon and Malta fisheries 'boss' phone calls

    Updated 1pm with EU Commission statement The disgraced director of fisheries had a very cosy relationship with a Spanish tuna kingpin accused of running a massive illegal fishing racket, phone intercepts indicate. Transcripts of intercepted phone...

  • Former MP Lino Gauci Borda passes away

    Former MP Lino Gauci Borda passes away

    Updated 10.10am Former Nationalist MP and long-serving family doctor Lino Gauci Borda has died at Mater Dei Hospital, aged 82. Dr Gauci Borda served in the House from 1976 until 1994 when he resigned. Born in Sliema, Dr Gauci Borda lived most of...

  • Mellieħa nine-storey hotel set to be refused

    Mellieħa nine-storey hotel set to be refused

    An application for a nine-storey hotel next to the Valyou supermarket in Mellieħa is being recommended for refusal on grounds it would exceed the height limitation for the area. Spread over a plot of land with a footprint of 3,600 square metres,...

  • Today's front pages - February 13, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 13, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Wednesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says that according to sources close to the case phone intercepts between the head of the fisheries department and a Spanish tuna rancher linked to a multimillion-euro...

  • Fisheries corruption claims ‘just tip of iceberg’

    Fisheries corruption claims ‘just tip of iceberg’

    Phone intercepts between the head of the fisheries department and a Spanish tuna rancher linked to a multimillion-euro racket were “just the tip of the iceberg”, sources close to the case said on Tuesday. “This case is about to start unravelling...

  • Labour seeking to lease out the former Raffles Discotheque

    Labour seeking to lease out the former Raffles Discotheque

    The Labour Party could be set to take in a fortune from the lease of the former Raffles Discotheque, a property in a prime site in St Andrew’s, which it had acquired through a controversial expropriation deal 40 years ago. In a request for...

  • Mystery over corruption claim against Permanent Secretary

    Mystery over corruption claim against Permanent Secretary

    The former Labour mayor of Rabat, Frank Fabri, was investigated over serious corruption claims in 2010, the police have told The Sunday Times of Malta, but he was never charged as “the prime witnesses against him were undergoing criminal charges...

  • Over 2,700 rescued in 2018 by the Armed Forces

    Over 2,700 rescued in 2018 by the Armed Forces

    The Armed Forces of Malta have rescued 8,559 people from the sea since 2013, 2,731 of which were in 2018, according to the Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. Replying to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Byron Camilleri, Dr Farrugia said...

  • Number of people with disability in the workforce almosts doubles

    Number of people with disability in the workforce almosts doubles

    The number of people with a disability who are employed almost doubled between 2013 and 2018, according to Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo. Replying to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Byron Camilleri, he said that the...

  • Algerian visa scandal had been tackled even before NAO report

    Algerian visa scandal had been tackled even before NAO report

    The Foreign Ministry had taken action to tighten up procedures for the issue of visas to Algerians well before the shortcomings were flagged by the National Audit Office, minister Carmelo Abela said on Tuesday. Responding in Parliament to a...

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