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  • The question: How has Daphne's murder changed Malta?

    The question: How has Daphne's murder changed Malta?

    Updated at 11.27am  There appears to be national consensus that justice must be done before the country can heal the wound created by the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. “The whole country wants justice to be served. Only then can we...

  • Man hit with a chisel as argument gets out of control

    Man hit with a chisel as argument gets out of control

    A man is in hospital and another is under arrest after a brawl at Sliema seafront last night. The police said the incident happened in an establishment at about 9pm and involved two men from Hamrun aged 41 and 43. The 43-year-old was...

  • Talks on Lidl project continuing, but land space remains a problem

    Talks on Lidl project continuing, but land space remains a problem

    The considerable amount of land required by Lidl for its planned distribution centre in Malta is holding up the project, according to Economy Minister Chris Cardona. The news is not bad for all stakeholders: in fact it will be welcomed by local...

  • Today's front pages - October 15, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 15, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Monday's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that most nurses at the State mental health hospital have admitted that patients’ specialised care plans are not followed. It also reports that mandatory reporting...

  • Freshwater may be extracted from the seabed, study finds

    Freshwater may be extracted from the seabed, study finds

    Freshwater could be extracted from the seabed at a fraction of current water production costs, a study by international and local experts has indicated.   Groundwater is found below the Earth’s surface in fractures of rock formations and in soil...

  • Six cycles of chemotherapy, 15 courses of radiotherapy and two bags of blood

    Six cycles of chemotherapy, 15 courses of radiotherapy and two bags of blood

    Any reluctance that Rodianne Camilleri had about donating blood flew out of the window when she realised blood played an important part in her mother’s recovery from cancer. Her mother Michelle was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer aged 49,...

  • Cardona welcomes report denying he received call from man mentioned in fuel smuggling claims

    Cardona welcomes report denying he received call from man mentioned in fuel smuggling claims

    Economic Affairs Minister Chris Cardona on Sunday welcomed a report that there was nothing to suggest that a man allegedly named in a fuel smuggling investigation had called him after also calling Daphne Caruana Galizia and a man accused of the...

  • State of limbo looming for party financing watchdog

    State of limbo looming for party financing watchdog

    After being rendered toothless by a landmark court judgment, the party financing watchdog is set for a prolonged period in limbo, amid uncertainty on when the necessary legal amendments will be moved by the government. The case was instituted by...

  • As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    Abortion remains one of Malta’s greatest taboos, but the debate has slowly opened up, spurred in part by one of the first public calls for its legalisation in a position paper by the Women’s Rights Foundation. So it may say something about the...

  • Attorney General asked court for witnesses in Egrant case not to testify - Delia

    Attorney General asked court for witnesses in Egrant case not to testify - Delia

    A lawyer from the Attorney General's office signed an application for the prime minister and the justice minister not to testify next week in a court case on the publication of the Egrant inquiry report, even though the case was against the AG...

  • Watch: 'Some people believe the earth is flat', Muscat says of Busuttil's Egrant claims

    Watch: 'Some people believe the earth is flat', Muscat says of Busuttil's Egrant claims

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday compared former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to a "flat earther" for saying he still believed the Labour leader owned a secret Panama company despite a magisterial inquiry finding no evidence to support...

  • PN reacts as David Casa denies drugs claim, says prepared to take tests

    PN reacts as David Casa denies drugs claim, says prepared to take tests

    Updated 3.24 with PN reaction below Nationalist MEP David Casa on Sunday 'categorically and unreservedly' denied 'obscene allegations' by a former aide that he had taken drugs, and offered to take drug tests. "Not only will I submit to a drug...

  • More mouths to feed as foodbank steps up supply

    More mouths to feed as foodbank steps up supply

    By the end of August, the food bank in Valletta had handed out more food than it did throughout all of 2017, a year that had seen the charity turning away clients as its shelves ran dry. This year, the food bank, run by the St Andrews’ Scots...

  • March to mark Caruana Galizia murder postponed

    March to mark Caruana Galizia murder postponed

    A 'March for Truth and Justice' due to have been held on Sunday afternoon in Valletta to mark the year since Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder has been put off because of bad weather. Pressure group Occupyjustice said the event will be held on...

  • PM has more advisers than allowed, paid €0.7m

    PM has more advisers than allowed, paid €0.7m

    The Prime Minister has engaged more advisers than permitted under the Cabinet’s own code of ethics, with taxpayers having to fork out more than €700,000 a year to employ them all. The code allows the Office of the Prime Minister to take on a...

  • Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Almost two years after the Permanent Commission Against Corruption said it was “morally convinced”  ex-Labour general secretary Jimmy Magro received kickbacks, the police are still “actively” investigating. The issue was raised by former...

  • Today's front pages - October 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 14, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Sunday's newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that the Prime Minister has engaged more advisers than permitted under the Cabinet’s own code of ethics, with taxpayers having to fork out more than...

  • Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists have heard nothing yet about a request for the Gozo Minister’s husband, Deputy Police Commissioner Silvio Valletta, to be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. The request was made in a letter to Police Commissioner...

  • Fish farm inspections yield discrepancies

    Fish farm inspections yield discrepancies

    New measures will govern the operations of fish farms after inspections showed discrepancies in the number of fish caught with the registrations filed.  A number of inspections were carried out as part of a regular exercise yielded the...

  • Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Top officials invited to a meeting with Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt, Council of Europe rapporteur monitoring investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder have accepted the invitation. The rapporteur will be coming to Malta in the coming weeks...

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