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  • Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    The police would not say whether the Gozo Minister’s husband, Silvio Valletta, would be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. Calls for his removal from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit were made last month after the...

  • 'Resign now', Delia tells Mizzi, Schembri after 17 Black revelations

    'Resign now', Delia tells Mizzi, Schembri after 17 Black revelations

    Updated 6.30pm with Labour Party reaction Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Friday called for the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri and Minister Konrad Mizzi following a report exposing the ownership of...

  • Two hospitalised after Xewkija construction site fall

    Two hospitalised after Xewkija construction site fall

    Two men were injured after falling from a height while working on a construction site in Xewkija. Police said the men, both Albanian nationals living in Gozo, were hospitalised at around 11.45am, shortly after the incident in Triq il-Madonna...

  • Passport fund ready to sell Lombard shares

    Passport fund ready to sell Lombard shares

    The National Development and Social Fund is starting the process to sell all or part of the shareholding it took on in Lombard Bank Malta. The fund, which receives revenue from the citizenship scheme acquired 49.01% of the shares of Lombard Bank...

  • Three denied bail over 870,000 cigarette smuggling find

    Three denied bail over 870,000 cigarette smuggling find

    The three men caught after taking delivery of 870,000 smuggled cigarettes on Thursday have been charged in court. The cigarettes were brought to Malta on speedboat from Sicily. They are now in the possession of the Customs Department. James...

  • Man accused of attacking, injuring girlfriend

    Man accused of attacking, injuring girlfriend

    A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with attacking his girlfriend.The 38-year-old pastizzeria owner from Santa Venera was arraigned on Friday on charges of attacking his girlfriend and slightly injuring her. The prosecution, led...

  • 17 Black revelations spark calls for resignations, investigations

    17 Black revelations spark calls for resignations, investigations

    A story exposing the ownership of the secret offshore company 17 Black on Friday sparked calls for government resignations and police investigations. Local criminal investigators have been handed an intelligence report naming Electrogas power...

  • Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Just over a quarter of all students aged between 14 and 16 opt for a vocational subject, the fourth-lowest rate in Europe, fresh data shows. According to the European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, of the 19,303 students in upper secondary...

  • MFSA gets criticised whether it acts or not, PM says

    MFSA gets criticised whether it acts or not, PM says

    The Malta Financial Services Authority will get criticised whether it acts or not, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. "If the regulator does not act, there is criticism that it is being too easy, if it does act then it is accused of suffocating...

  • Cardiac catheterisation suite receives €1 million upgrade

    Cardiac catheterisation suite receives €1 million upgrade

    The Cardiac Catheterisation Suite received a €1 million upgrade to include all the latest technologies for invasive interventions in cardiac surgery. The €1 million upgrade will be paid by the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF), which is...

  • Exclusive: 17 Black owner identified as local power station businessman

    Exclusive: 17 Black owner identified as local power station businessman

    FIAU report identifying Electrogas power station director and Tumas Group CEO Yorgen Fenech as 17 Black’s owner sent to police in spring 2018 for money-laundering investigation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his chief of staff Keith...

  • PD files judicial protest over St Vincent de Paul mega-contract

    PD files judicial protest over St Vincent de Paul mega-contract

    A judicial protest calling for the publication of the controversial 500-bed extension contract at St Vincent De Paul has been filed by Partit Demokratiku leader Godfrey Farrugia. The protest concerns a €60 million tender, issued for the provision...

  • Man cleared of defilement after niece withdraws complaint

    Man cleared of defilement after niece withdraws complaint

    A man facing a jail term for allegedly defiling his 11-year old niece 10 years ago has been cleared on appeal after the victim requested leave to re-testify, later withdrawing the complaint which had been filed by her manipulative mother. After an...

  • October thunders in to set new records

    October thunders in to set new records

    More than 10 hours of sunshine and the month’s maximum temperature of 27.4˚C on the first day of October might have raised hopes that mild weather would linger a little longer. However, October went on to become the stormiest month since 1951,...

  • Trade deficit shrinks to €172 million

    Trade deficit shrinks to €172 million

    Malta has registered a trade deficit of €171.9 million in September compared €234.4 million in the same month in 2017. The National Statistics Office said that according to provisional data for international trade both imports and exports showed...

  • Satabank saga damaging Malta’s reputation – bankers

    Satabank saga damaging Malta’s reputation – bankers

    Banks operating in Malta have lamented the damage being done to the island’s reputation by financial institutions failing to live up to their regulatory requirements. The Malta Bankers’ Association said that when customer due diligence was not...

  • Crane Currency prints its one billionth banknote at Malta facility

    Crane Currency prints its one billionth banknote at Malta facility

    Crane Currency has printed its one billionth bank note at its Malta facility, 10 months after the start of production in December. “This has been no mean feat. Printing bank notes involves complex and exacting processes. From start to finish, each...

  • Woman crashes into electricity pole

    Woman crashes into electricity pole

    A 34-year-old woman suffered grievous injuries after losing control of her car and crashing into an electricity pole in Luqa.  The police said the accident took place on Thursday at 9.55pm at Ħal-Farruġ. The Senglea woman, who was driving a Toyota...

  • New state-of-the-art Gozo hospital on hold

    New state-of-the-art Gozo hospital on hold

    Updated 10.05am with Steward's reaction Plans to build a new state-of-the-art Gozo General Hospital have been put on hold despite contractual obligations it had to be up and running by last May, the Times of Malta is informed. According to a €2...

  • Lands Authority needs more time to provide copy of Piscopo’s assets declaration

    Lands Authority needs more time to provide copy of Piscopo’s assets declaration

    The Lands Authority has told the Times of Malta that it needs more time to provide a copy of the engagement contract of its CEO and his declaration of assets submitted last July. Although Mr Piscopo was engaged to head the State entity more than...

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