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  • 'The battle's lost' - water NGO shuts up shop after facing tide of apathy

    'The battle's lost' - water NGO shuts up shop after facing tide of apathy

    The Malta Water Association (MWA) has decided to cease operations on World Water Day 2019, exactly eight years after it was set up, saying it was giving up in the face of apathy. The MWA is Malta’s only NGO focused exclusively on water. It was...

  • 1940 Fordson7v Fire Tender to be restored

    1940 Fordson7v Fire Tender to be restored

    Members of the Civil Protection Department will be assisting in the restoration of a 1940 Fordson7v Fire tender, under the direction of Heritage Malta officials. The vehicle, which was used during the war-time in Malta, forms part of the national...

  • Teenager pleads not guilty to theft

    Teenager pleads not guilty to theft

    A teenager was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to two instances of theft, the first seven months ago, and targeting an elderly couple’s home. The 19-year old construction worker, was escorted to court under arrest and charged with...

  • Action on climate change needed now

    Action on climate change needed now

    More than 60 Maltese scientists and scholars issued a statement on Thursday to point out the consequences of inadequate action regarding climate change. The business as usual scenarios for climate, biodiversity, forest, marine, and soil protection...

  • Regulation is the answer in cryptocurrency sector, expert insists

    Regulation is the answer in cryptocurrency sector, expert insists

    Banks inside and outside Malta would be willing to open accounts for cryptocurrency companies once they felt they could manage the risks involved, the head of a cyber-intelligence company in the sector said. CipherTrace recently signed a one-year...

  • President has a papal audience, days before the end of her term

    President has a papal audience, days before the end of her term

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca held an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, days before she leaves office. The Vatican press service said the two discussed collaboration between the Holy See and Malta, the prospects of European...

  • Green light for Mellieħa eight-storey hotel, despite objections

    Green light for Mellieħa eight-storey hotel, despite objections

    The Planning Authority has approved an eight-storey hotel in Mellieħa, despite the local council’s objections that the proposal breached the area’s height limitation.The plans, by J. Portelli Projects, include 120 residential units, shops, a...

  • First details of Malta’s Artificial Intelligence policy announced

    First details of Malta’s Artificial Intelligence policy announced

    The first details of Malta’s Artificial Intelligence policy were announced on Thursday at a workshop organised by the MALTA.ai taskforce. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and the Digital Economy, said that Malta...

  • Roles of the Prosecutor General and Attorney General to be separated

    Roles of the Prosecutor General and Attorney General to be separated

    Updated at 5.10pm, adds Adrian Delia's statement The government is to launch a constitutional amendment so that the functions of Prosecutor General will be hived off from those of the Attorney General. The changes appear to be similar to what had...

  • No Skype, no medical visas court case

    No Skype, no medical visas court case

    Failure to set up a Skype call thwarted three Libyan men from testifying on Thursday in libel proceedings instituted by government official Neville Gafa over allegations linking him to the irregular granting of medical visas in Tripoli. The three...

  • No significant progress in the fight against corruption’ – European Commission

    No significant progress in the fight against corruption’ – European Commission

    Malta has not made any significant progress in the fight against corruption, the European Commission said on Thursday.   During a presentation about the Malta 2019 country report, European Commission Deputy Secretary General Céline Gauer said more...

  • Boat comes off trailer in unusual traffic accident

    Boat comes off trailer in unusual traffic accident

    A large boat was unhooked from a trailer and crashed into a roadside barrier in an unusual traffic accident on Thursday morning. The accident happened at about 10.45am on the Marsa-Ħamrun bypass, Marsa. People on the scene said it appeared that...

  • Sandstorm blocks Għadira Bay road

    Sandstorm blocks Għadira Bay road

    A North-Easterly gale shifted sand across the road in Għadira Bay on Thursday morning, blocking the road for most traffic. Most of the sand was cleared by late morning. The bad weather, right at the start of spring, is expected to continue until...

  • Government’s new airline ‘worries’ Air Malta staff

    Government’s new airline ‘worries’ Air Malta staff

    Air Malta employees, particularly cabin and cockpit crew, are getting “edgy” over the shape and direction a new airline registered by the government is taking, civil aviation industry sources said. When Malta MedAir was registered last year,...

  • Today's front pages - March 21, 2019

    Today's front pages - March 21, 2019

    The following are the top stories in the newspapers on Thursday. Times of Malta reports that the sole director of a cleaning firm that received more than €9 million in direct orders in three years owed the Inland Revenue Department over €4 million...

  • Works to turn Xewkija rural area into park and ride start without permit

    Works to turn Xewkija rural area into park and ride start without permit

    Extensive excavation works to turn a rural area in Xewkija into a park and ride facility and a bus terminus have started although planning permits have still to be issued. The works in an area known as Tax-Xħajma, next to the horse racing track,...

  • Ornis Committee recommends spring hunt for quail

    Ornis Committee recommends spring hunt for quail

    The Ornis Committee will be recommending to the government a spring hunt for quail from April 10 to 30, from two hours before sunrise up to midday, with no individual bag limit, and a national bag limit of 5,000 birds. The decision was taken with...

  • PN votes for suspension of Orban's Fidesz from EPP

    PN votes for suspension of Orban's Fidesz from EPP

    The Fidesz party of firebrand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was suspended from the European People's Party Wednesday, the EU's biggest and most influential political grouping, the EPP said. The Nationalist Party voted in favour of the...

  • Vigil for New Zealand terror attack victims held by Maltese Muslim community

    Vigil for New Zealand terror attack victims held by Maltese Muslim community

    Terrorist attacks such as that in New Zealand last week went against the teachings of God, Imam Mohammed Elsadi said on Wednesday. Speaking during an interfaith vigil to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks on mosques in New Zealand, Imam...

  • Change to electric cars to be as drastic as when Malta changed to euros

    Change to electric cars to be as drastic as when Malta changed to euros

    Malta’s changeover to electric cars will be as drastic as the time when the country changed to decimals and later to euros, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Forum Żagħżagħ Laburisti activity at Is-Suq tal-Belt, Dr...

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