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  • Worker jailed for sexually assaulting 77-year-old woman

    Worker jailed for sexually assaulting 77-year-old woman

    A Filipino care worker has been jailed for seven months after admitting to sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman who was trusted in his care. Reagan Ugat Tion, 43, from the Philippines, had originally been charged on Tuesday and had pleaded not...

  • Maltese couple killed in traffic accident in Sydney

    Maltese couple killed in traffic accident in Sydney

    A Maltese couple on holiday in Australia were killed in a car crash in Sydney, TVM has reported. The couple - Doreen and Lorry Pulis, 58 and 57, from Birżebbuġa, left Malta last week and were staying with Ms Pulis’s brother, who also died in the...

  • Photos of Mintoff, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech placed on Caruana Galizia's memorial

    Photos of Mintoff, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech placed on Caruana Galizia's memorial

    The controversy surrounding the makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia in Valletta took a new twist after photos of Raymond Caruana, Dom Mintoff and Karin Grech were placed alongside that of the slain journalist.  Karin Grech was killed in a...

  • Flu virus affects production lines with sickness surge

    Flu virus affects production lines with sickness surge

    The influenza virus that hit Malta hard this winter affected production lines too, with employers reporting a massive surge in workers calling in sick. Although no official figures are available yet, Malta Employers’ Association’s director...

  • Today's front pages - February 16, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 16, 2018

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the influenza virus that hit Malta hard this winter affected production lines too, with employers reporting a massive surge in workers calling in sick. In another...

  • Three billboards, one banner mark four months since Caruana Galizia's murder

    Three billboards, one banner mark four months since Caruana Galizia's murder

    Updated 9.30am with #OccupyJustice billboards Several banners were displayed in various vantage points on Thursday night to mark the four months since journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb. The first banners erected late  on...

  • No love lost with unregulated Valentine’s Day vendors

    No love lost with unregulated Valentine’s Day vendors

    As couples rushed to buy gifts for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, florists complained of losses as high as 40 per cent, blaming unregulated street vendors for it. Despite efforts by the GRTU – Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises, which has...

  • Hamrun fight - Man tells court he pulled sister away from car driven at them

    Hamrun fight - Man tells court he pulled sister away from car driven at them

    Three eyewitnesses involved in a massive fight which broke out in Hamrun last month between a pregnant teenager and several members of a rival family, gave their version of events in court today. Natasha Bugeja, a 19-year old expectant mother, is...

  • Worker seriously injured as trailer topples over

    Worker seriously injured as trailer topples over

    A 40-year-old worker from Qormi was seriously injured on Thursday when a trailer toppled on top of him. The police said the accident happened at about noon in a factory in Manwel Dimech Street, Qormi. The trailer was being loaded at the time.  

  • Labour’s One Productions ordered to pay over €100,000 in music royalties

    Labour’s One Productions ordered to pay over €100,000 in music royalties

    The Labour Party broadcast media house One Productions Limited has been ordered by a court to pay over €100,000 in damages after being found guilty of playing copyrighted music without authorisation. The case was instituted in 2012 by Dingli Co.

  • Labour blames Jason Azzopardi for transfer of Bulebel land

    Labour blames Jason Azzopardi for transfer of Bulebel land

    The Labour Party has blamed the shadow minister for the environment, Jason Azzopardi, for having transferred land at Bulebel to Malta Industrial Parks. It said the land was transferred in December 2009 for the building of factories, when Dr...

  • Suspended sentence for shooting man in the leg

    Suspended sentence for shooting man in the leg

    A man was handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a shooting last Tuesday evening in Qormi which left another man with gunshot wounds in the leg. Michael Mifsud, a 52-year old from Żebbuġ, was on Thursday morning arraigned under...

  • George Abela on Paqpaqli organisation: Ultimately, responsibility fell on president's shoulders

    George Abela on Paqpaqli organisation: Ultimately, responsibility fell on president's shoulders

    Former President George Abela testified on Thursday that while he was president he believed that responsibility fell squarely upon his shoulders when events were organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund. He was testifying in the compilation of...

  • Woman injured in freak accident at Ċirkewwa

    Woman injured in freak accident at Ċirkewwa

    A Polish woman has been hospitalised after being hit by an object which flew off a truck at Ċirkewwa. The incident happened at about 11.30am as the truck was being driven by a 59-year-old man from Għajnsielem. An empty tin of paint reportedly flew...

  • Weekend's Carnival programme in Valletta, Floriana, announced

    Weekend's Carnival programme in Valletta, Floriana, announced

    The children's festival will kick off the new Carnival weekend on Saturday morning after last weekend's events were mostly cancelled because of bad weather. Festivals Malta and the Carnival Committee said the children's carnival will kick off...

  • Court decision frees the way for Vitals concession sale

    Court decision frees the way for Vitals concession sale

    A warrant of prohibitory injunction filed last month by an American investor, seeking to block the transfer of a number of Maltese hospitals by Vitals Global Healthcare in favour of Steward Healthcare, was withdrawn on Thursday. When the first...

  • Fuel station relocation permit approved in spite of pending illegalities

    Fuel station relocation permit approved in spite of pending illegalities

    The Planning Authority has agreed to renew a permit to relocate an Mġarr fuel station from the village square to ODZ land on its outskirts, despite pending illegalities dating back more than 20 years. A permit to move the small kerbside station to...

  • Archbishop on 'mission' in New York, Chile

    Archbishop on 'mission' in New York, Chile

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna will leave Malta on Thursday on a mission entrusted to him by Pope Francis. He will visit New York and Chile for a number of private meetings. Mgr Scicluna will return to Malta on February 25. The Curia said the...

  • Public transport operator rebuts allegations of cheap labour

    Public transport operator rebuts allegations of cheap labour

    Malta Public Transport has rejected allegations of opting to employ cheap foreign labour rather than Maltese drivers. In a statement, it said it employed drivers from other countries simply because there was not a sufficient number of drivers in...

  • More Malta residents going abroad

    More Malta residents going abroad

    Trips by residents of Malta in 2017's fourth quarter were estimated at 160,416, 16.6% more than the same period last year. Trips to non-EU countries increased by 34.3%. Italy and the United Kingdom remained the most popular destinations, with a...