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  • Malta with second highest increase in CO2 emissions in Europe

    Malta with second highest increase in CO2 emissions in Europe

    Updated 6.11pm with PN reaction - Malta has the second highest increase in carbon dioxide emissions from 2017 to 2018, the latest figures have revealed. The country registered an increase of 6.7 per cent, second only to Latvia, which registered an...

  • Only two of 16 eligible quarries being used for inert waste – PD

    Only two of 16 eligible quarries being used for inert waste – PD

    Only two of the 16 unused quarries that could take inert waste are being used as landfills, Partit Demokratika leader Godfrey Farrugia complained. He said that although most of the sites were leased public land, their operators were resisting...

  • Malta spend on fire protection lowest in Europe

    Malta spend on fire protection lowest in Europe

    The amount spent on fire protection per inhabitant in Malta is the lowest in Europe, it has emerged. Official figures published by the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, show that the government spends a mere €17 per person on fire protection, or...

  • Impounded cars auctions ‘a flop’ as only 10 of 300 get sold

    Impounded cars auctions ‘a flop’ as only 10 of 300 get sold

    Auctions of impounded cars organised by Transport Malta have been an abysmal failure as only 10 out of more than 300 vehicles were sold over the last two years, the Times of Malta was told. Industry sources explained that, more often than not, the...

  • Temporary permits for non-EU workers shake up Malta's job market

    Temporary permits for non-EU workers shake up Malta's job market

    Hundreds of South Asian migrants are taking advantage of a new employment registration system to find a job through a temporary work permit issued by Identity Malta, the Times of Malta is informed. Sources, particularly in the catering and...

  • Today's front pages: May 8, 2019

    Today's front pages: May 8, 2019

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages of Wednesday's newspapers: The Times of Malta reports that there are hundreds of South East Asians seeking permits to work on the island. It also says that the Speaker of the House was unable...

  • New Times of Malta editor-in-chief, editors appointed

    New Times of Malta editor-in-chief, editors appointed

    Herman Grech has been appointed as Times of Malta’s new editor-in-chief as Malta’s biggest news organisation undergoes an editorial revamp. With effect from June 17, he will assume editorial control of all media platforms and will also sit on...

  • Farmers ruined by 'the system'

    Farmers ruined by 'the system'

    A group of Gozitan farmers and livestock breeders risk being forced to shut down their operations due to increasing expenses and an uneven playing field. Six farmers spoke on how the number of people working in the sector has diminished...

  • Gozo dive spot sewage outflow persists

    Gozo dive spot sewage outflow persists

    Another year and, it seems, another round of sewage problems at the popular Ras il-Ħobż dive spot in Gozo. Footage taken by divers last week shows murky discharge flowing freely into the sea from an underwater pipe, the latest in a series of...

  • Upgraded RO plants will produce more water with less energy use - minister

    Upgraded RO plants will produce more water with less energy use - minister

    Upgrades to the reverse osmosis plants will produce more water using less electricity, Water Management Minister Joe Mizzi told parliament on Tuesday. This would reduce groundwater extraction by billions of litres and bring the proportion of...

  • New centre at St Vincent de Paule home will cater for younger residents

    New centre at St Vincent de Paule home will cater for younger residents

    A €2 million facility tailored for the needs of residents aged under 60 will be built at the St Vincent de Paule residence. The centre, Narċis, is aimed at younger residents - primarily people with a disability - who have so far been living with...

  • 8,000 trees to be planted behind Freeport area

    8,000 trees to be planted behind Freeport area

    The government is to plant 8,000 trees in a site perviously earmarked for the expansion of the freeport in what will be Malta's biggest afforestation project to date.  Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said an application to extend the freeport inward...

  • Four found not guilty of defrauding Pakistani nurses employed in Malta

    Four found not guilty of defrauding Pakistani nurses employed in Malta

    Four men have been found not guilty of defrauding and exploiting a group of Pakistani nurses employed at Mater Dei Hospital. Raymond Bonavia, David Athwal, Frankie Agius and Stephen James Grech were accused of involvement in a criminal conspiracy...

  • Council to forge ahead with Spinola square in defiance of Infrastructure Malta plans

    Council to forge ahead with Spinola square in defiance of Infrastructure Malta plans

    The St Julian’s local council will forge ahead with its application before the Planning Authority, despite a new Infrastructure Malta plan for the village square.  Mayor Guido Dalli said that while the council’s proposal was meant to return the...

  • Fire engine called out to fill road barriers with water

    Fire engine called out to fill road barriers with water

    A fire engine was called out in Victoria, Gozo to fill road barriers with water to stop  them from being blown away by the wind. The Civil Protection Department is now seeking payment for the water used, according to information given in...

  • Speaker says he cannot verify Adrian Delia's financial declaration

    Speaker says he cannot verify Adrian Delia's financial declaration

    Speaker of the House Anġlu Farrugia on Tuesday said he had no authority to verify if Opposition leader Adrian Delia had any bank deposits that were not listed in his financial declaration to parliament. Dr Delia asked the Speaker on Monday to...

  • Contractor sought to clean sea of flotsam and slime

    Contractor sought to clean sea of flotsam and slime

    The government is seeking a contractor who would be able to deploy a vessel within three hours to clear up flotsam and slime reported around the coast. The service would have to cover not only ports, internal waters and bays but also coastal...

  • PBS board gave John Bundy the go-ahead to seek new car fleet lease – director

    PBS board gave John Bundy the go-ahead to seek new car fleet lease – director

    Former PBS CEO John Bundy was given the go-ahead by the company's board to seek the lease of a new car fleet, former board director Frank Portelli told an Industrial Tribunal on Tuesday. Mr Bundy is suing PBS after he was dismissed following...

  • Two new directors join Air Malta board

    Two new directors join Air Malta board

    Tourism Minster Konrad Mizzi has added two new directors to the board of the national airline while refusing to explain the doubling of directors’ fees at Air Malta in just a year. Following the last annual general meeting, Dr Mizzi, representing...

  • Bag containing €3,500 in cash stolen from partially blind shopkeeper

    Bag containing €3,500 in cash stolen from partially blind shopkeeper

    A woman who stole a bag containing €3,500 in cash from a partially blind shopkeeper in St Paul's Bay has been jailed for two years after failing to return the money. Carmela Cini, 46 of St Paul's Bay, admitted to having stolen the bag from Mounia...

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