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  • Falls off ladder in garage, rushed to hospital

    Falls off ladder in garage, rushed to hospital

    A 44-year-old sustained grievous injuries after falling off a ladder in a garage in Paola on Saturday, the police said.  The incident happened in Triq Għajn Dwieli at 12.10pm. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.  The police are investigating. 

  • Environmental champion to contest MEP elections on PD ticket

    Environmental champion to contest MEP elections on PD ticket

    One of Malta's foremost environmental activists will be contesting the MEP elections on the Democratic Party ticket. Camilla Appelgren, a Swedish national, who relocated to Malta in 2011, is known for coordinating regular clean-ups of Malta. "It...

  • Government has power of marketing, PN has power of conviction - Delia

    Government has power of marketing, PN has power of conviction - Delia

    The government has the power of incumbency and marketing, two elements the Nationalist Party has no access to, Adrian Delia lamented on Saturday. However, the PN has the strength of persuasion and conviction, which is ultimately more important...

  • Caught with suspicion of trying to traffic drugs in main Gozo square

    Caught with suspicion of trying to traffic drugs in main Gozo square

    Two men were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking in one of Gozo's main squares. The police said a 29-year-old Italian national who lives in Marsalforn and a 45-year-old Gozitan from Fontana were caught allegedly trafficking drugs...

  • Malta 'rejects' NGO rescue ship crew exchange

    Malta 'rejects' NGO rescue ship crew exchange

    The Maltese authorities have rejected "without any explanation" a request by a migrant rescue vessel to exchange 10 crew members for four new volunteers. The crew is looking for a port for the other NGO vessel Professor Albrecht Penck, which was...

  • Government refuses to reveal €274m deal

    Government refuses to reveal €274m deal

    The government has again insisted on refusing a request to publish a multi-million public contract on a controversial extension of St Vincent De Paul, turning down a judicial protest filed by the Democratic Party. In a reply to a judicial protest...

  • Fuel stations 'will stop operating' if there's no deal over profits

    Fuel stations 'will stop operating' if there's no deal over profits

    Fuel stations will stop operating unless an agreement is reached over an increase in their margin of profitability, the chamber for small businesses (GRTU) warned on Fruday. Discussions between the chamber that represents the petrol station owners...

  • Armed, hooded man holds-up shop assistant in Attard

    Armed, hooded man holds-up shop assistant in Attard

    An armed man wearing a hoodie stormed into an Attard shop, and threatened an employee before running away with the cash on Friday night, the police said.  The incident happened in Triq il-Linja around 8pm when the man charged into the shop and...

  • PN leader postponing ‘showdown’ with MPs

    PN leader postponing ‘showdown’ with MPs

    Embattled Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has not yet called a meeting of his parliamentary group despite the fact that the House of Representatives will return to business on Monday with a heavy legislative agenda after the Christmas...

  • Today's front pages - January 12, 2019

    Today's front pages - January 12, 2019

    These are the main stories featured in Saturday's newspapers: Times of Malta quotes the GRTU warning that fuel stations will stop operating unless an agreement is reached over an increase in their margin of profitability. It also reports that a...

  • PN's Sliema committee rejects confidence motion in Adrian Delia

    PN's Sliema committee rejects confidence motion in Adrian Delia

    The Nationalist Party’s Sliema sectional committee on Friday rejected a confidence motion in favour of leader Adrian Delia by 10 votes against three. The PN leader is facing increasing internal calls to step down in view of continuous allegations...

  • PN 'cannot turn a blind eye' to Delia allegations - Briguglio

    PN 'cannot turn a blind eye' to Delia allegations - Briguglio

    Nationalist MEP candidate Michael Briguglio has endorsed the call made by executive committee president Mark Anthony Sammut for the PN to tackle the serious allegations levelled against its leader Adrian Delia. However, in what can be interpreted...

  • Archbishop’s visit to Lifeline becomes subject of magisterial decree

    Archbishop’s visit to Lifeline becomes subject of magisterial decree

    The untoward entry of the Archbishop’s name on the crew list of the MV Lifeline prior to his visit to the humanitarian vessel has ended up as the subject of a magisterial decree. The ship’s captain, Claus Peter Reisch is currently facing criminal...

  • 5+5 meeting is chance for frank discussion on Mediterranean issues

    5+5 meeting is chance for frank discussion on Mediterranean issues

    The upcoming 5+5 meeting was an opportunity for a frank discussion on pressing matters in the Mediterranean region, Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said on Friday. Malta will be hosting the 15th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs...

  • St Julian's buses were the most popular in a record-setting 2018

    St Julian's buses were the most popular in a record-setting 2018

    Two bus routes ferrying passengers between Valletta and St Julian's proved to be Malta's busiest in what proved to be a record-setting year for Malta Public Transport.  Local buses carried 53.4 million passengers throughout last year, setting a...

  • Trio arraigned over spate of thefts from Mġarr, St Paul’s Bay

    Trio arraigned over spate of thefts from Mġarr, St Paul’s Bay

    A mother and her teenage son were on Friday jointly accused of a series of aggravated thefts from an Mġarr restaurant and a St Paul’s Bay residence late last year. Maria Pia Zammit, 34, and her 19-year old son Leon Lee Zammit, from Lija, were...

  • Puttinu earmarks property in London for Maltese patients

    Puttinu earmarks property in London for Maltese patients

    Puttinu Cares has earmarked a plot in central London to accommodate most of the Maltese treated in the UK as the numbers continue to increase. At the moment, Puttinu owns 19 apartments and rents another six in Sutton, which mainly host those...

  • A brighter December, but not that much sunshine in 2018

    A brighter December, but not that much sunshine in 2018

    The last month of 2018 was one of sunny skies and relatively warm temperatures, the Malta International Airport meteorological office has noted. Weather records show that the sun shone over Malta for 211.7 hours during the last month of 2018, 40...

  • MEPs rally to defend Turkish journalist jailed for Malta story

    MEPs rally to defend Turkish journalist jailed for Malta story

    Members of the European Parliament from across political groups have called on the European Commission to condemn Turkey’s actions against journalist Pelin Ünker. Ms Ünker was given a 13-month jail sentence after she was found guilty of defaming...

  • Car importers revved up over Miriam Dalli's emissions drive

    Car importers revved up over Miriam Dalli's emissions drive

    MEP Miriam Dalli’s mission to curb transport emissions across the EU enjoys wide-ranging support from environmentalists and every-day citizens, but the matter does not appear to have gone down well with Malta’s car sales lobby. The MEP’s ambitious...

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