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  • MFSA issues Q&A notice on Satabank situation

    MFSA issues Q&A notice on Satabank situation

    The Malta Financial Services Authority on Friday evening issued six questions and answers on the Satabank situation. Accounts at Satabank were effectively frozen by the Malta Financial Services Authority last week, when the MFSA also announced...

  • Diving instructor cleared of criminal liability over diver’s death

    Diving instructor cleared of criminal liability over diver’s death

    A diving instructor accused of causing the death of a Polish man while leading a group of experienced divers on an expedition to the Um-El-Faroud wreck has been cleared of all criminal liability. The tragedy took place in April 2016. Resurfacing...

  • Five suspects questioned after Liam Debono is assaulted

    Five suspects questioned after Liam Debono is assaulted

    Updated Saturday 12.40pm Five people, including a minor, are being questioned over the attack on Liam Debono, the teenager who stands accused with the attempted murder of a policeman. Police told Times of Malta police were speaking to a number of...

  • 'An island home for digital innovation, invention' - Metsola

    'An island home for digital innovation, invention' - Metsola

    Malta can create an island home for digital innovation and invention, allowing a safe haven for new industries to develop, MEP Roberta Metsola said. Speaking at the blockchain summit, MEP Roberta Metsola, who has worked on Blockchain on a European...

  • Malta will reach 2020 renewable energy targets - Energy Minister

    Malta will reach 2020 renewable energy targets - Energy Minister

    Malta will reach its pledged EU2020 renewable energy targets, Energy Minister Joe Mizzi told Parliament on Friday. Referring to the government’s continued investment in clean energy, through the gas pipeline among others, Mr Mizzi said Malta faced...

  • Drainage waste argument lands shop owners in court

    Drainage waste argument lands shop owners in court

    The owner of a wine bar who had been given a suspended sentence for grievously injuring a neighbouring shopowner in a heated row over a small mound of drainage waste has been placed under probation on appeal. Dione Lautier had faced criminal...

  • Malta Airport invests another €2.6 million in airfield projects

    Malta Airport invests another €2.6 million in airfield projects

    Malta International Airport will be carrying out major pavement surface rehabilitation works on Apron 8 and maintenance works on Taxiway Echo between November and March. These works fall in line with the company’s commitment towards a continual...

  • Labour MPs lambast PN MP 'Planet of the Apes' comment

    Labour MPs lambast PN MP 'Planet of the Apes' comment

    Labour MPs on Friday criticised PN MP Claudio Grech for comparing the Marsa open centre from a scene from the film "Planet of the Apes". "Go to the Marsa open centre. If you do, you would think you were in a scene from Planet of the Apes," Mr...

  • Not all security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital are licenced

    Not all security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital are licenced

    Security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital did not have licences mandatory for all private guards, the Auditor General has found. This emerged from a report on follow-up audits that was tabled in Parliament. The exercise is meant to establish...

  • Abortion taboo broken on Facebook

    Abortion taboo broken on Facebook

    Women who have had an abortion experience are being invited to tell their story through a Facebook group, in an attempt to break possibly Malta's biggest taboo. The page 'Break The Taboo Malta' has been set up to provide a collection of Maltese...

  • Police stations closed because members are on patrol, minister says

    Police stations closed because members are on patrol, minister says

    Police stations were found closed because members of the force were patrolling the streets, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said. Dr Farrugia was under fire from Nationalist MP Beppe Fenech Adami after a media report showed 12 out of 16...

  • Watch: Alcohol policy to be translated into law, action

    Watch: Alcohol policy to be translated into law, action

    An advisory body will help translate a new national alcohol policy into law and action - such as reviewing penalties for drink-driving and introducing new responsibilities for alcohol-serving venues. Richard Muscat, who heads the National...

  • Targeting cigarette smugglers was not working, Customs admits

    Targeting cigarette smugglers was not working, Customs admits

    Tobacco smugglers were not being deterred by enforcement taken against them and the Customs Department was catching the same people over and over again. The department said even aggressive enforcement and a boost in their resources had been...

  • Valletta restaurant thief jailed for 18 months

    Valletta restaurant thief jailed for 18 months

    A man with several previous brushes with the law has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to making off with cash from two Valletta restaurants. Hamdi Habib Mohammed Shedi, a 32-year old Tunisian national with a registered address at...

  • Tax burden reached 32.4% in 2017

    Tax burden reached 32.4% in 2017

    The tax burden in 2017 reached 32.4 per cent of the economy, up from 31.7 per cent in 2016, and 31.1 per cent in 2015. In 2014, the tax-to-GDP ratio was 32.6 per cent. The National Statistics Office reported on Friday that the average tax burden...

  • Protesters make another attempt to stop db Group project

    Protesters make another attempt to stop db Group project

    An appeal has been filed with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) against the db Group project on the ITS site in Pembroke. The PA board decided in favour of the db Group’s controversial City Centre project, which features a...

  • Controversial Valletta 2018 sculptures cost €68,500

    Controversial Valletta 2018 sculptures cost €68,500

    Love them or hate them, those plaster sculptures dotted around Valletta cost taxpayers €68,500. The cost of the public art installation of 13 statues – part of the Valletta 2018 project Kif Jgħid il-Malti – was revealed by Culture Minister Owen...

  • Drink-drive limits for motorists to be slashed

    Drink-drive limits for motorists to be slashed

    The alcohol limit for motorcyclists and new drivers will be cut by 75 per cent and all other motorists will only be allowed to consume almost half of what they can drink today. In a bid to cut down on drink-driving, among other thing, a national...

  • Today's front pages: November 2, 2018

    Today's front pages: November 2, 2018

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages of Friday's newspapers: The amount of alcohol that drivers can legally consume is to be cut dramatically in a bid to reduce accidents, according to the Times of Malta. The newspaper also...

  • 'Care and dedication shown was immense' - motorcyclist thanks officers

    'Care and dedication shown was immense' - motorcyclist thanks officers

    A motorcyclist expressed his heartfelt thanks to an off-duty police officer and two men from the Transport Malta Enforcement unit who helped him on Thursday after he was involved in a traffic accident. The man fell off his motorcycle after braking...

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