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  • Gaming companies may offer unified system for punters to ban themselves

    Gaming companies may offer unified system for punters to ban themselves

    Following the recent upgrade of the unified self-exclusion system for land-based operators, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hoping to introduce a unified self-exclusion system for all remote gaming companies. Today, remote gaming operators...

  • Over 57% of people tested had low Vitamin D levels

    Over 57% of people tested had low Vitamin D levels

    Over 57 per cent of patients tested for Vitamin D levels in 2017 had levels considered to be low or deficient, according to Health Minister Chris Fearne. Responding to a parliamentary question by MP Etienne Grech, who is a doctor, the minister...

  • Regularisation scheme attracts over 8,000 submissions

    Regularisation scheme attracts over 8,000 submissions

    More than 8,000 property owners have applied to regularise their non-sanctionable property in the past 19 months, the Planning Authority said. It said in a statement that, of these, nearly 7,000 submissions got validated resulting in over €16...

  • Retail Price Index rises slightly

    Retail Price Index rises slightly

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index in April was 0.84 per cent, up from 0.82 per cent in March. The 12-month moving average rate for the month decreased to 1.13 per cent, from 1.18 per cent in the previous month. The...

  • Appeal to allow children of mothers enjoying protection in Malta to meet fathers

    Appeal to allow children of mothers enjoying protection in Malta to meet fathers

    An appeal to the authorities to allow children born to mothers given subsidiary protection in Malta to get to know and enjoy their fathers was made on Tuesday by Mgr Philip Calleja, from the Emigrants’ Commission. Mgr Calleja referred to the case...

  • €55 million project to upgrade thoroughfare from Saqqajja Hill to Mrieħel Bypass

    €55 million project to upgrade thoroughfare from Saqqajja Hill to Mrieħel Bypass

    A €55 million project to upgrade the arterial thoroughfare between Saqqajja Hill in Rabat and the Mrieħel bypass was unveiled by Transport Minister Ian Borg on Tuesday. Though no date was given for the start of what is being called the Central...

  • Caruana Galizia had no chance of surviving bomb, expert says during tense sitting

    Caruana Galizia had no chance of surviving bomb, expert says during tense sitting

    Daphne Caruana Galizia's alleged murderers were back in court on Tuesday morning as the compilation of evidence against them resumed. Highlights from Tuesday's case: The bomb - between 300gr and 400gr of TNT - was an improvised explosive device...

  • When in Wied l-Għasri, be careful what you touch

    When in Wied l-Għasri, be careful what you touch

    A beached Portuguese man o’ war colony has been reported at Wied l-Għasri. The Spot the Jellyfish citizen science campaign said on Tuesday it received an alert from Danica Bonello Spiteri about the colony. Campaign coordinator Alan Deidun said the...

  • Guilty law students should not get warrant - Chamber of Advocates

    Guilty law students should not get warrant - Chamber of Advocates

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been warned by the Chamber of Advocates not to proceed with issuing law warrants to two students who were found guilty of theft if she wants to avoid creating a “serious precedent”. At the same time, the...

  • Today's front pages - May 22, 2018

    Today's front pages - May 22, 2018

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. The Times of Malta says a magistrate on Monday ruled that although there were grounds to begin a criminal inquiry into the latest revelations regarding Dubai-based company 17 Black, a...

  • Impact of Daphne’s murder is still being figured out – US journalist

    Impact of Daphne’s murder is still being figured out – US journalist

    The impact of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was still being figured out in Malta, according to United States journalist Richard Lui. Mr Lui, a news anchor for American television network MSNBC and NBC News, was recently in Malta to talk to...

  • Gambling giant Bet365 confirms Malta expansion

    Gambling giant Bet365 confirms Malta expansion

    Sports betting giant Bet365 on Monday confirmed plans, reported by The Sunday Times of Malta, that it has decided to expand its operations in Malta. At the same time, the UK company, which currently has its operations hub in Gibraltar, said that...

  • Malta still lacking practitioners in mental care

    Malta still lacking practitioners in mental care

    Mental health – “the chronic disease of the young” – is the Cinderella of the health sector, and Malta needs to invest in human resources, continuous training and an adequate environment, experts warn. “While in Malta there are enough...

  • Centralisation of road works will save money - minister

    Centralisation of road works will save money - minister

    The centralisation of all road works within one agency - Infrastructure Malta - will mean greater efficiency at lower costs, Roads Minister Ian Borg told parliament on Monday. Speaking at the opening of the debate on a law for the setting up of...

  • ‘A disabled life is not a lesser life’

    ‘A disabled life is not a lesser life’

    A disability scholar is warning that choosing an embryo over another because of possible disabilities is based on a myth that a disabled life is a lesser life. “When you choose between embryos, you don’t really know what you are choosing. You...

  • Archbishop proposes solution over Fr Mark Montebello's 'censorship'

    Archbishop proposes solution over Fr Mark Montebello's 'censorship'

    The Archbishop has proposed a solution to the provincial of the Dominican order to enable Fr Mark Montebello to continue writing in the media "in full respect for his commitment as a religious priest and in full loyalty to Church teaching," the...

  • Parliament's petitions system working normally after Google update problem

    Parliament's petitions system working normally after Google update problem

    Speaker Anglu Farrugia assured parliament in a brief statement on Monday that the petitions system was working normally after some problems on Friday caused by a Google update. Dr Farrugia was reacting to media reports that people had been unable...

  • Rabat residents fear being ‘pushed out’ of their street

    Rabat residents fear being ‘pushed out’ of their street

    Rabat residents fear being “pushed out” of their community as a townhouse in St Paul’s Street looks set to be demolished and converted into a restaurant. An application recommended for approval by the Planning Authority on Thursday would retain...

  • Passport fund will keep some shares in Lombard

    Passport fund will keep some shares in Lombard

    The National Development and Social Fund plans to keep an investment in Lombard Bank but will reduce the qualifying shareholding it now holds. The fund, which manages contributions received from the Individual Investor Programme, purchased...

  • Planning Authority taken to court over Sea Malta HQ demolition

    Planning Authority taken to court over Sea Malta HQ demolition

    The Kamra tal-Periti, Din l-Art Ħelwa and Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar have filed an application in Court asking it to declare that the permits for demolition of the former Sea Malta headquarters was null and void and that the Planning Authority...