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  • Consumer watchdog about to get its teeth back

    Consumer watchdog about to get its teeth back

    The Consumer and Competition Authority may soon be able to impose penalties, as experts conclude a rework of regulations in view of a court decision. “Basically, we looked at what process the authority goes through to impose the fines and we...

  • Voyeur handed suspended jail term

    Voyeur handed suspended jail term

    A language student has been handed a two-year prison sentence suspended for four years after admitting in court that he filmed his flatmate using the shower without her permission.  Mikdat Terzi, 26, pleaded guilty to using his mobile phone to...

  • Woman seeks annulment because of husband's obsession with bodybuilding

    Woman seeks annulment because of husband's obsession with bodybuilding

    A woman’s bid for marriage annulment fell through after she failed to prove that her husband’s “obsession” with body building and his affair with a transvestite pointed towards vitiated marital vows on his part. The judge presiding over the family...

  • ‘University unfairly denied me my PhD’

    ‘University unfairly denied me my PhD’

    The recently formed Petitions Committee heard its second set of petitioners on Wednesday evening, listening to presentations by former police sergeant CharlesZammit and former PhD student and assistant lecturer at the University of Malta Gaetano...

  • Government hotline receives 30,000 phone calls a month

    Government hotline receives 30,000 phone calls a month

    The government hotline for servizz.gov received 30,000 calls in one month last year, Principal Secretary Mario Cutajar said. The number, 153, can be accessed to request information on government services or report complaints on bureaucracy, among...

  • EU mulls clampdown on money laundering after Pilatus

    EU mulls clampdown on money laundering after Pilatus

    European Union governments are considering new rules to counter money laundering after alleged wrongdoing at two banks in smaller states of the bloc flagged risks to financial stability, according to officials and an EU document. The possible move...

  • Money used to set up Pilatus Bank from ‘criminal proceeds’

    Money used to set up Pilatus Bank from ‘criminal proceeds’

    A bail hearing in the US on Wednesday claimed that the money used to set up Pilatus Bank in Malta came from criminal activities in Venezuela, which landed its former chairman in jail. “His equity in Pilatus Bank is forefeitable because it...

  • Only 26 of 7,200 social housing tenants were charged with abuse

    Only 26 of 7,200 social housing tenants were charged with abuse

    Only 26 of the government’s 7,200 social housing tenants were found to be abusing the system since 2015, according to Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon. Asked about the levels of abuse in a parliamentary question by MP Carmelo Mifsud...

  • Watch: Going, going, gone: last traces of Marsa power station disappear

    Watch: Going, going, gone: last traces of Marsa power station disappear

    The last traces of the Marsa Power Station have been cleared by Enemalta's contractors, paving the way for the long-awaited regeneration of the inner Grand Harbour area. After the last two chimneys of the Marsa Power Station were pulled down in...

  • Zammit Dimech dives deeper into workers' rights issues through rapporteur appointments

    Zammit Dimech dives deeper into workers' rights issues through rapporteur appointments

    Less than a year since entering the European Parliament, Francis Zammit Dimech has been appointed rapporteur of two dossiers by his political grouping.Dr Zammit Dimech, who became a European parliamentarian last July after Therese Comodini Cachia...

  • Worker grievously injured after San Ġwann fall

    Worker grievously injured after San Ġwann fall

    A workman was rushed to hospital after an incident at a construction site in San Ġwann on Thursday morning.  Witnesses said the victim, a 45-year-old Liberian national, was heard calling out for help, as he fell down the height of around...

  • Experts ‘analysing’ Mater Dei Hospital audit

    Experts ‘analysing’ Mater Dei Hospital audit

    Updated at 12pm Government-appointed “experts” were analysing a National Audit Office report on the Mater Dei Hospital project to see whether “further action” was warranted, Health Minister Chris Fearne said. The audit was requested by the Finance...

  • Today's front pages: May 24, 2018

    Today's front pages: May 24, 2018

    The Times of Malta revealed that the laptops of slain blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia have been given to the German federal police. It also reported about a bomb explosion in Gharghur which left a 42-year-old man critically injured. L-Orizzont adds...

  • Embryo Protection Bill given second reading, Opposition votes against

    Embryo Protection Bill given second reading, Opposition votes against

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening gave a second reading to the controversial Embryo Protection Bill. All government MPs present voted in favour but one was absent. All Opposition MPs, including those of the Democratic Party, voted...

  • Valletta 2018 sees red over commemorative coins, stamps

    Valletta 2018 sees red over commemorative coins, stamps

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation on Wednesday threatened to sue the Central bank and Maltapost after they issued commemorative coins and stamps to mark Valletta as the European City of Culture, without informing the foundation. The foundation said it...

  • Caruana Galizia's laptops handed to German police

    Caruana Galizia's laptops handed to German police

    Investigators from the German federal police (BKA) have gained access to two laptops and three hard drives used by assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia before her death, Times of Malta can confirm. In reply to questions by Daphne Project...

  • ‘Best-preserved enclave in Pietà at risk’

    ‘Best-preserved enclave in Pietà at risk’

    A proposed six-storey touristic development risks ruining one of the “best-preserved urban and rural enclaves in Pietà” and compromising nearby historic buildings, a heritage group has warned. The application, which is still being assessed by the...

  • No reason to withhold warrants to law students handed conditional discharge - minister

    No reason to withhold warrants to law students handed conditional discharge - minister

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici confirmed on Wednesday that two law students convicted of theft and handed a conditional discharge would be receiving their warrants to practice law. Dr Bonnici was replying in Parliament to a question by Nationalist...

  • Watch: Harsh conditions as workers clear collapsed sewer tunnel 23 metres underground in Mġarr

    Watch: Harsh conditions as workers clear collapsed sewer tunnel 23 metres underground in Mġarr

    The Water Services Corporation has issued video showing its workers working in harsh conditions as they clear debris from a collapsed sewer tunnel 23 metres underground in Mgarr. Workers involved in such operations are given specialised training...

  • Maltese courts ‘violated the rights of convicted murderer’

    Maltese courts ‘violated the rights of convicted murderer’

    The human rights of a man jailed for murdering his ex-partner in 2010 were violated when a deposit he was ordered to make to be given bail was beyond his means, the European Court of Human Rights found. Kenneth Gafà, 45, of Marsa, a former jockey,...