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  • Shooting range gate featured in soldier's video ‘did not cost much’

    Shooting range gate featured in soldier's video ‘did not cost much’

    A gate at the Armed Forces of Malta’s shooting range, the subject of a banter that reportedly led to a soldier’s dismissal, did not cost thousands but in the region of €500, according to Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. Moreover, claims by...

  • Watch: Constitutional reform committee to handle rule of law suggestions by the Venice Commission

    Watch: Constitutional reform committee to handle rule of law suggestions by the Venice Commission

    The Venice Commission’s full opinion on Malta’s rule of law will be a "point of reference" for the planned Constitutional Convention, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Monday. In a recorded video message, played to reporters on Monday afternoon...

  • Eight applications by sports clubs wishing to turn facilities into businesses

    Eight applications by sports clubs wishing to turn facilities into businesses

    Eight sports clubs have applied to commercialise their facilities, the Education Minister confirmed, saying one was already granted “preliminary authorisation”. Times of Malta reported last month that retail outlets would be replacing the present...

  • New home will help victims of violent relationships learn skills to find stable jobs

    New home will help victims of violent relationships learn skills to find stable jobs

    A new shelter will open next year aimed at helping victims of domestic violence re-integrate in society. Elaine Pavia, the head of services at the Dar Merħba Bik shelter in Balzan, told Times of Malta the new facility would be up and running in...

  • Construction worker injured by falling bricks

    Construction worker injured by falling bricks

    A worker was hospitalised on Monday afternoon after bricks fell on him at a construction site in Triq Sant’Antnin, Żabbar. The police said the 47-year-old Pakistan man, who lives in Sliema, suffered grievous injuries. Police investigations are...

  • Casa leads talks on improved EU-wide parental leave

    Casa leads talks on improved EU-wide parental leave

    Maltese MEP David Casa has led the fifth round of negotiations between EU institutions on a proposed directive that will improve leave entitlement for parents and carers. He said the proposed legislation would set a minimum of 10 days leave for...

  • Maltapost wants stamp of approval for new tariffs

    Maltapost wants stamp of approval for new tariffs

    Maltapost is in talks with the authorities for a review of tariffs which have been frozen for years, making the cost of mail services in Malta the lowest in the EU but causing the company a slide in its profitability. In a statement on Monday,...

  • Works set to start on 81-room hotel to replace Embassy shopping complex

    Works set to start on 81-room hotel to replace Embassy shopping complex

    Works on converting the Embassy complex in Valletta into a four-star hotel will start in three weeks' time, the developers said on Monday. The building will retain its current height but will become a six-storey, 81-room hotel with a rooftop...

  • Shopkeeper offered sex in lieu of payment for groceries

    Shopkeeper offered sex in lieu of payment for groceries

    A man offered a shopkeeper sex with two different females in lieu of payment for goods from his shop, the court heard on Monday. The customer allegedly went there a third time and held up the Santa Venera grocery shop at gunpoint on December...

  • Small states ‘must prioritise’ language technology

    Small states ‘must prioritise’ language technology

    Warning of ‘digital extinction’ of the Maltese language, Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech is calling on small states to prioritise language technology. “It is our [policymakers’] responsibility to ensure the Maltese language is well...

  • Widening of Mosta to Mtarfa road to take 30 weeks

    Widening of Mosta to Mtarfa road to take 30 weeks

    The widening of Triq il-Buqana, the distributor road linking Mtarfa to Mosta and Mġarr, has kicked off and is expected to take 30 weeks to complete. Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg, who visited the works on Monday morning, said the amendments...

  • Lack of specialists for gastric conditions worry parents

    Lack of specialists for gastric conditions worry parents

    No specialised doctors were available to see children with gastric conditions, parents have complained to the Times of Malta. Children who were coeliac, suffering from an auto-immune disease triggered by gluten, or had an inflammatory bowel...

  • Caruana Galizia memorial swept away hours after protest

    Caruana Galizia memorial swept away hours after protest

    Tributes to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia were again removed from the foot of the Great Siege Memorial in Valletta just hours after a vigil marking her death and what protestors say is a continued lack of justice.  Flowers and candles...

  • Hazardous waste disposal in Ħal Far raises fears of 'eco-disaster'

    Hazardous waste disposal in Ħal Far raises fears of 'eco-disaster'

    A pharmaceuticals factory in Ħal Far has been using an area outside of the boundary allowed by its operational permit to dispose of hazardous material. The activity has raised concerns about potential pollution at the head of a protected valley,...

  • Gudja man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

    Gudja man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

    A 43-year-old man from Gudja was seriously injured after he fell off his motorcycle at 8.10pm on Sunday. Police said that the accident occurred at Triq l-Imgiered in Luqa but no other vehicles were mentioned in their report. Investigations are...

  • Army to boost troops with retired soldiers

    Army to boost troops with retired soldiers

    The Armed Forces of Malta will be strengthening the ranks through the recruitment of retired army officers who will be able to work on a part-time basis. Emulating what the police have done, the AFM will give the opportunity to those who choose to...

  • Today's front pages: December 17, 2018

    Today's front pages: December 17, 2018

    The Times of Malta reveals that it will boost its ranks with part-time soldiers, as well as raising parents' concerns about the lack of specialists able to care for children with gastric conditions. The Malta Independent interviews a cancer...

  • Fire breaks out at Marsa factory

    Fire breaks out at Marsa factory

    Updated at 8.30pm Firefighters rushed to Marsa industrial estate on Sunday evening after a fire broke out at an animal feeds factory in the area. Two Civil Protection Department units were dispatched to the KPH plant and quickly began putting out...

  • Muscat 'has a vested interest in not taking action' on corruption

    Muscat 'has a vested interest in not taking action' on corruption

    Updated at 8.30pm Protesters accused the Prime Minister on Sunday of knowing who owned mystery company Macbridge, as they marked the 14th month since journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated. Occupy Justice activists stood on the steps...

  • The worst time of year for alcoholics

    The worst time of year for alcoholics

    As the whole country gets ready to indulge in Christmas festivities, alcohol is guaranteed to flow most freely. This is bad news for those who are battling an addiction – they may find the pressure to have ‘just one drink’ too much to resist.

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