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  • Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Tough new rules on marine fuel are forcing shipowners to explore liquefied natural gas as a cleaner alternative, in a development which will be welcomed in Malta, where fumes from cruise liners in Grand Harbour are reaching toxic levels 10 times...

  • Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Two white storks were shot out of the sky on Wednesday, raising to five the number of birds known to have been shot down since a flock of 18 arrived over Malta and Gozo last week. BirdLife Malta said the dead birds were found at Magħtab and a vet...

  • Migrants' boat intercepted just off Malta

    Migrants' boat intercepted just off Malta

    Updated at 6.40am on Thursday Two AFM patrol boats and a helicopter on Wednesday afternoon intercepted a small boat packed with migrants some two miles off Għar Hasan on the south-west coast of Malta. The boat was carrying 35 people. Some could be...

  • Young man dies after being hit by jet ski

    Young man dies after being hit by jet ski

    A Dutch man, 19, died on Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a jet ski in St George's Bay. The accident happened at about 3.30pm. The jet ski was being driven by another 19-year-old Dutch man. Both lived in Sliema. People who happened to be...

  • Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    After waiting for more than two years, the competition watchdog may finally rediscover its teeth and be in a position to impose fines, thanks to changes to the law, parts of which had been declared unconstitutional. Still, no time frames have been...

  • Watch: Aquarius reaches Malta, Italy agrees to take some of the migrants

    Watch: Aquarius reaches Malta, Italy agrees to take some of the migrants

    Men, women and plenty of children disembarked in Malta from the migrant rescue ship Aquarius on Wednesday afternoon, and the government announced a few hours later that Italy had agreed to join five other EU countries which have agreed to share...

  • An interactive take on the ultimate Maltese meal

    An interactive take on the ultimate Maltese meal

    The culinary and theatrical arts will become one in Teatru Malta’s latest production, a blend of a traditional dinner and contemporary performance at the Xwejni Salt Pans in Gozo. L-Ikla t-Tajba is described by the producers as an interactive...

  • Illegal cow farm housing case could end with nobody prosecuted

    Illegal cow farm housing case could end with nobody prosecuted

    Police investigations into the illegal accommodation of 120 foreigners in a cow farm in the limits of Qormi might not result in anyone being arraigned, sources said on Tuesday. Planning Authority enforcement officers and the police on Monday...

  • Watch: Bikers unite for Santa Marija

    Watch: Bikers unite for Santa Marija

    Updated 12.40pm with video Hundreds of motorcyclists roamed the island on Wednesday morning as they rode their bikes from Mġarr to Dingli for an annual charity ride in celebration of the Feast of Santa Marija. In its third edition, the charity...

  • Watch: Tanker that ran aground in Qawra pulled to sea

    Watch: Tanker that ran aground in Qawra pulled to sea

    Update 3 at 1.48pm A tanker that ran aground at Qawra Point was pulled out to sea on Wednesday morning and towed to Grand Harbour, six months after it hit the rocks during a vicious February storm. The 885-tonne, 60-metre Hephaestus was rigged to...

  • 'I begged my captors to kill me': child migrants tell Aquarius crew they were kidnapped

    'I begged my captors to kill me': child migrants tell Aquarius crew they were kidnapped

    Child asylum seekers rescued by the Aquarius sea rescue vessel have told crew members they were kidnapped and faced extortion, according to Doctors Without Borders. The NGO, which jointly operates the vessel together with SOS Mediterranee, said...

  • Today's front pages - August 15, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 15, 2018

    Horrific images from the bridge collapse in Genoa dominate local newspapers’ front pages on Wednesday. Here’s a look at what made the headlines. The Times of Malta leads with news that changes to local competition law have been finalised after a...

  • Anger over plans for Tigné offices

    Anger over plans for Tigné offices

    Plans to develop new offices at the Tigné business centre, eliminating public space that formed a key part of the original designs, have drawn widespread objections from residents. The objectors argue that the development would deprive residents...

  • WSC to invest in latest sewage treatment technology

    WSC to invest in latest sewage treatment technology

    As part of its Net Zero Impact Utility project, the Water Services Corporation is set to invest an initial €4 million in the latest sewage treatment technology. The technology allows for easy retrofitting of existing plants which will result in...

  • Venezuelan president's alleged Malta money laundering 'worrying' - PN

    Venezuelan president's alleged Malta money laundering 'worrying' - PN

    Updated 8.14pm with government reaction - Opposition leader Adrian Delia has expressed concern over reports that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his colleagues laundered over €511million through a company in Malta.   In a statement also...

  • Ensure dignified housing for all, NGOs insist after migrant evictions

    Ensure dignified housing for all, NGOs insist after migrant evictions

    NGOs have called on the government to fulfil its “legal and moral responsibility” and ensure access to dignified housing for all, after a raid on an Qormi farm that left some 80 African migrants homeless.Planning Authority enforcement officials on...

  • Attorney General says no need for Egrant case to be heard with urgency

    Attorney General says no need for Egrant case to be heard with urgency

    The Attorney General has rebutted a call made in court by Opposition leader Adrian Delia for a case in which he requested a copy of the Egrant inquiry report to be heard with urgency.    On August 9, Adrian Delia presented an application before...

  • Watch: Delicate operation to refloat tanker nears conclusion

    Watch: Delicate operation to refloat tanker nears conclusion

    A delicate operation to refloat a small tanker that has been grounded on Qawra Point since February is entering its final stages. The 885-tonne Hephaestus was thrown onto the rocks at Fra Ben in a vicious storm on February 10. The crew managed to...

  • Restored railway carriage is back at Birkirkara station

    Restored railway carriage is back at Birkirkara station

    The only surviving Malta Railway carriage has returned to Birkirkara station after a five-year restoration project. The Birkirkara (Birchircara) station was one of the most important stations on the single railway line which ran between Valletta...

  • Aquarius to be allowed into Malta, migrants to be shared among EU countries

    Aquarius to be allowed into Malta, migrants to be shared among EU countries

    Updated 3.24pm A migrant rescue ship stranded for four days at sea is to be allowed into Malta to disembark 141 migrants, who will then be shared by several countries, the government said on Tuesday. The decision ends a standoff which had seen...

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