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  • Social media and students don't mix, teachers told

    Social media and students don't mix, teachers told

    Teachers should avoid using social media when dealing with students and parents, according to a new draft policy. Released by the Education Ministry for consultation yesterday, the draft policy lays out the ground rules for teachers and social...

  • Watch: 100 metres underground, 50-year-old rain flows into groundwater

    Watch: 100 metres underground, 50-year-old rain flows into groundwater

    Some 100 metres underground, a network of man-made tunnels is filled with cool ground water – the crystal clear remnants of rain that fell on the island around 50 years ago. The Water Services Corporation on Friday gave reporters a tour of the...

  • NAO finds audit mess in EU presidency bills

    NAO finds audit mess in EU presidency bills

    A total of €25 million were spent by Malta on the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council last year and more than €15 million went into preparations the year before, the Auditor General found. After analysing a sample of the services...

  • Serious injuries after fall from lifter

    Serious injuries after fall from lifter

    A man working on a lifter in Triq il-Furnar in Qormi lost his balance and fell a considerable height on Friday at 2.45pm, suffering serious injuries. The man, a 42-year-old, is from Fgura. Police said that the man has been hospitalised and that an...

  • Dubious witness results in man being cleared of usury charges

    Dubious witness results in man being cleared of usury charges

    A man was cleared of drug trafficking and usury charges after a Magistrates’ Court found that the case pivoted upon the testimony of a witness of dubious character, as evidenced by his “copious criminal record”. Conrad Axisa, a 37-year old Għaxaq...

  • MFSA adds pressure for banks to offer basic accounts - even to those with no fixed address

    MFSA adds pressure for banks to offer basic accounts - even to those with no fixed address

    MFSA Payment Account with Basic Features from MFSA on Vimeo. The Malta Financial Services Authority has launched a drive to resolve the number of people complaining about difficulty opening a bank account, with five banks now offering a basic...

  • Lost luggage auction raises over €9,000 for Richmond Foundation

    Lost luggage auction raises over €9,000 for Richmond Foundation

    Malta International Airport’s annual Lost, Found and Auctioned event fetched a total sum of €9,365, which this year will be donated to the Richmond Foundation. The 78 items put up for the eighth edition of MIA’s annual charity auction saw...

  • Tension over Libyan civil war lands man in Maltese court

    Tension over Libyan civil war lands man in Maltese court

    A Libyan man was on Friday cleared of injuring a fellow countryman from a rival faction, after the court heard that he had been attacked first. One January morning in 2016, Wadea Al Maghrbi, 29, had barged into the Swieqi home of 34-year-old...

  • Two women to run three marathons around coastline for waste awareness

    Two women to run three marathons around coastline for waste awareness

    Two women will be running the entire Maltese coastline, or the equivalent of three marathons back-to-back, in an effort to raise awareness about waste. Trudy Kerr and Deborah Gatt will be undertaking the 126km runs next year after being inspired...

  • Man charged with cannabis possession granted bail

    Man charged with cannabis possession granted bail

    A man remanded in custody in October after pleading not guilty to aggravated cannabis possession has been released from preventive arrest. Edward Grech, 35, from Għargħur, had been arrested and charged alongside two Anne Axiak 47 and Abdillahi...

  • Punch-up between elderly brothers lands both in the dock

    Punch-up between elderly brothers lands both in the dock

    Two elderly brothers who came to blows while arguing over a field in Ħandaq, limits of Qormi, were released from arrest after each pleaded not guilty to threatening each other. Francis Mifsud, 62, and his brother Carmel, 67, were arraigned...

  • President warns of dangerous mentalities, including political populism

    President warns of dangerous mentalities, including political populism

    Updated 2.15pm The President warned of the growing threat of political populism, extreme nationalism and ideological fundamentalism, calling it a “serious cause for concern”. Such mentalities were directly opposed to the principles of democracy...

  • Republic Street brawl between alleged arsonist and murder suspect recounted in court

    Republic Street brawl between alleged arsonist and murder suspect recounted in court

    An alleged arsonist approached the man whose home he is accused of setting alight and told him “you haven’t got away with it yet”, a court heard on Friday. Aaron Cassar, 37 and from Birżebbuġa, stands accused of having injured Deniro Magri in a...

  • Konrad Mizzi plans to contest next general election

    Konrad Mizzi plans to contest next general election

    Konrad Mizzi has no intention of bowing out of politics even if Joseph Muscat is no longer Labour leader or Prime Minister.  The Labour MP and current Tourism Minister told the TV programme Xtra that he plans to contest another election as he felt...

  • Malta airport set for another record in passenger movements

    Malta airport set for another record in passenger movements

    November traffic at Malta International Airport saw 453,563 passenger movements, an 11.8% increase over the same month in 2017. Malta International Airport said in a statement that passenger movements peaked on November 4, the same day...

  • Medicine stock at Mount Carmel not being monitored

    Medicine stock at Mount Carmel not being monitored

    The stock of medicine at Mount Carmel Hospital wards was not being monitored, the Auditor General found, flagging the risk that drugs might not be “properly secured and dispensed”. The National Audit Office’s report on the public accounts for 2017...

  • Missing girl, 12, found safe in Gozo

    Missing girl, 12, found safe in Gozo

    Updated at 12.30pm A 12-year-old girl reported missing on Thursday has been found alive and well in Gozo.  Mia O'Connell had left her home in Swieqi on Thursday at 4.30pm and was spotted in Marsa heading to Santa Lucija on Thursday evening.  She...

  • Looking behind closed doors

    Looking behind closed doors

    Author Loranne Vella is on a high. Last week, her novel Rokit, published by Merlin Publishers, won the overall Best Book award at the National Book Prize 2018 and, tonight, her new project Verbi: Mill bieb ’il ġewwa is opening at Valletta...

  • Today's front pages - December 7, 2018

    Today's front pages - December 7, 2018

    The following are the top stories in Friday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says the Council of Europe has reported that number of prisoners at Corradino Correctional Facility increased by more than 80% over a period of 10 years. In another story, it...

  • Young man injured in Marsascala accident

    Young man injured in Marsascala accident

    A 21-year-old man was grievously injured on Thursday after the driver of the car he was in lost control and crashed into a tree. The police said the accident happened in Triq Wied il-Għajn, Żabbar at 9.30pm. A 46-year-old man lost control of his...

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