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  • Muscat and Busuttil face off on Xarabank

    Muscat and Busuttil face off on Xarabank

    Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil faced each other on Friday night show Xarabank this evening, in a debate characterised by acrimony and angry words.  Here's a blow-by-blow retelling of events, starting with a recap of some of its spicier...

  • Allied Newspapers 'has no knowledge' of €650,000 Hillman-Schembri claims

    Allied Newspapers 'has no knowledge' of €650,000 Hillman-Schembri claims

    Allied Newspapers has no knowledge of payments amounting to €650,000 allegedly paid to its former managing director Adrian Hillman by the Prime Minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri, the company's board has said.  In a statement, the company...

  • Caruana Galizia stands by Russian whistleblower

    Caruana Galizia stands by Russian whistleblower

    Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has stood by the Egrant whistleblower, insisting there could be no doubt over the Russian national’s credibility despite claims of collusion with the Kremlin. “She is just an ordinary woman with a husband, two...

  • Malta may be a desert by the end of the century

    Malta may be a desert by the end of the century

    Malta could end up a desert by the turn of the century, if no immediate action is taken about climate change, with the effects kicking in by 2030. An advisory company has started looking at Malta as a case study for best practices – that could be...

  • Post offices to begin accepting income tax payments in July

    Post offices to begin accepting income tax payments in July

    Taxpayers will soon be able to settle their income tax dues and social security contributions at their local post office. Malta and Gozo's 40 post office branches are expected to start accepting income tax payments in July, with the agreement...

  • Skipper spared €600 speeding ticket

    Skipper spared €600 speeding ticket

    A man who was fined €600 for speeding with his boat in Marsamxetto Harbour had his penalty revoked after an appeals court found that the prosecution had failed to prove he was travelling faster than permitted. Christopher Dimech, 36, was steering...

  • Hunter's licence ban confirmed on appeal

    Hunter's licence ban confirmed on appeal

    A man with a history of hunting offences has had a €2,500 fine and one-year revocation of his hunter's licence confirmed by a court of appeal. Wayne Pisani, 29, had been found guilty of hunting at sea within 3km from shore in the vicinity of the...

  • Edward Scicluna hails economy's four-month surplus

    Edward Scicluna hails economy's four-month surplus

    Public expenditure figures out today should put people’s minds at rest that the economy is still doing very well, Edward Scicluna said.The Finance Minister noted that revenue from income tax, national insurance and VAT increased in the first four...

  • Possible 'beginning of the end' of Pietà historic seafront

    Possible 'beginning of the end' of Pietà historic seafront

    The planning authority will be deciding on a proposal to build a seven-storey block on Pietà's historic seafront next week, a move which would signal the beginning of the end, according to an NGO. Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar has filed an urgent...

  • AG's request to adjourn trial by jury results in breach of fundamental right

    AG's request to adjourn trial by jury results in breach of fundamental right

    A constitutional court has declared that the right to a fair hearing of two men awaiting trial by jury was breached when the criminal court upheld a request by the prosecution to produce new witnesses and to replace a court expert, without the...

  • 85% of Maltese unlikely to report sexual offences

    85% of Maltese unlikely to report sexual offences

    Some 85 per cent of Maltese were unlikely to report sexual offences, a new study has found. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said research conducted locally in 2015 had highlighted lacuna when it came to reporting of sexual crimes. This,...

  • Muscat's comments 'beyond all limits of prudence and responsibility' - advocates

    Muscat's comments 'beyond all limits of prudence and responsibility' - advocates

    Updated 1.58pm - Added Chamber of Commerce statement  Comments by the Prime Minister yesterday constituted inappropriate pressure on the inquiring magistrate and went beyond all limits of prudence and responsibility, the Chamber of Advocates...

  • Government surplus grows to €21.2 million

    Government surplus grows to €21.2 million

    By the end of April, the government’s surplus had one again went up, reaching €21.2 million, mostly thanks to higher income from grants and income tax. The deficit at the end of April 2016 stood at €77.5 million. The National Statistics Office...

  • Candles dumped by Mellieħa chapel, to environmental NGO's dismay

    Candles dumped by Mellieħa chapel, to environmental NGO's dismay

    Updated 3.15pm It seems you just can't keep a bad litterbug down.  Volunteers at a cleanup organised by environmental NGO Żibel cleared 10.7 tonnes of waste from l-Aħrax, one of the island's richest Natura 2000 sites, last month. But despite the...

  • Watch: ‘Malta will survive as financial services jurisdiction’

    Watch: ‘Malta will survive as financial services jurisdiction’

    Malta will survive the current onslaughts on its reputation as a financial services jurisdiction, the chief executive officer of Grant Thornton International told the Times of Malta. Ed Nusbaum was in Malta for a meeting of around 40 country and...

  • Muscat's comments 'a clear threat' to independence of the judiciary - Busuttil

    Muscat's comments 'a clear threat' to independence of the judiciary - Busuttil

    Joseph Muscat had clearly threatened the independence of the judiciary when he said the inquiring magistrate would have to shoulder responsibility should he be cleared of the Egrant inquiry after losing the election, Simon Busuttil said...

  • Watch: PN proposes metro system with four lines - Busuttil

    Watch: PN proposes metro system with four lines - Busuttil

    The Nationalist Party this morning unveiled details of its metro concept with party leader Simon Busuttil saying four underground lines were being proposed in a €2.3 billion project. Addressing a news conference in Msida, he said that the first...

  • Young man grievously injured in accident

    Young man grievously injured in accident

    A young man was grievously injured last night in a traffic accident in Sta Venera. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Kbira San Ġużepp at 11.15pm. A BMW320D that was being driven by a 19-year-old from Marsaxlokk was involved in a...

  • Another €210,000 in government jobs awarded to Gozo whistleblower

    Another €210,000 in government jobs awarded to Gozo whistleblower

    A Gozitan building contractor, who after the last election was granted whistle-blower status by the Attorney General to testify in ongoing court proceedings against the husband of former Gozo minister Giovanna Debono, was awarded another €210,000...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the Gozitan building contractor, who after the last election was granted whistleblower status by the Attorney General to testify in ongoing court proceedings...