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  • Msida mini-market caught selling contraband alcohol

    Msida mini-market caught selling contraband alcohol

    Hundreds of bottles of contraband alcohol were found on the shelves of an Msida mini-market after an intense period of surveillance by the Customs Department.A total of 268 bottles were found on the shelves along with 163 excise bands that were...

  • Whose ducks are they anyway? Environment watchdog cries ‘fowl’

    Whose ducks are they anyway? Environment watchdog cries ‘fowl’

    Some 300 ducks that have taken up residence near the Salini nature reserve face an uncertain future after the Environment and Resources Authority ordered their relocation. Joe Schembri, an elderly man who has taken care of the ducks for the past...

  • Clear skies thrill Perseid crowds in Dwejra

    Clear skies thrill Perseid crowds in Dwejra

    Crowds gathered at Dwejra to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower were treated to a clear sky, making it a night to remember. The so-called Perseids meteor shower returns to the skies every August, and is best viewed in the northern hemisphere...

  • ‘Superficial’ Vitals decision sparks appeal

    ‘Superficial’ Vitals decision sparks appeal

    The Times of Malta has filed a court appeal over a “superficial” decision by the Data Protection Appeals Tribunal denying access to a memorandum of understanding signed as part of the Vitals Global Healthcare hospital deal. VGH bowed out of the...

  • Today's front pages: August 13, 2018

    Today's front pages: August 13, 2018

    The prime minister's claim that there were more forged signatures in the Egrant documents dominated the Times of Malta, accompanied by a story about the latest migrant rescue, which leaves 141 in need of a 'safe port'. The Malta Independent picks...

  • I will not be bullied into silence - Kristina Chetcuti

    I will not be bullied into silence - Kristina Chetcuti

    Columnist Kristina Chetcuti said on Saturday she would “not be bullied into silence”, after coming under severe fire for her opinion piece in last week’s edition of The Sunday Times of Malta. In the opinion piece, entitled ‘On being a martyr’, the...

  • How yoga helped a woman cope with mental health issues

    How yoga helped a woman cope with mental health issues

    As Malta witnesses an increased drive towards mental health awareness, with the need for improved psychiatric services recently flagged by the medical sector, stories emerge highlighting not only the problems that patients face but also the...

  • Toxic fumes on Gozo Channel?

    Toxic fumes on Gozo Channel?

    As passengers enter the car decks of Gozo Channel ferries in greater numbers than usual for the Santa Marija holiday, they will almost be able to taste the toxic fumes in the air. They may also be greeted by the sight of crew members marshalling...

  • Handpicked boss of MFSA given €11,500 monthly salary

    Handpicked boss of MFSA given €11,500 monthly salary

    The newly appointed chief executive officer of Malta’s independent financial services regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority, has been given a basic salary of €115,000 a year. That’s in addition to a raft of perks and fringe benefits...

  • Gozo and the Santa Marija holiday: it’s a love-hate affair

    Gozo and the Santa Marija holiday: it’s a love-hate affair

    Gozitans have developed a love-hate relationship with the Santa Marija summer break, as hordes of Maltese holidaymakers prepare to cross over for their annual spell of a few days on the sister island. This year, the public holiday falls on a...

  • The week at a glance - August 12, 2018

    The week at a glance - August 12, 2018

    Ferris sticks to his testimony The police on Wednesday questioned Jonathan Ferris on his Egrant inquiry testimony for three hours, with his lawyer Kris Busietta (left) telling journalists the former FIAU manager had stuck to what he already told...

  • You cannot ignore 141 rescued at sea, Aquarius tells EU governments

    You cannot ignore 141 rescued at sea, Aquarius tells EU governments

    Two humanitarian NGOs have called on European governments to agree on a safe port where a vessel carrying 141 rescued migrants can dock. Doctors without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee, two NGOs which jointly operate the sea rescue vessel...

  • 'They say they have been turned into plastic'

    'They say they have been turned into plastic'

    Grace wears a uniform to work these days, keeping down a stable job which is finally allowing her to make rent. The former sex worker is still worried, however: a string of criminal charges related to her previous life could quite easily unravel...

  • Refusal to release Egrant report is "threat to democracy" - Delia

    Refusal to release Egrant report is "threat to democracy" - Delia

    The Attorney General’s continued refusal to release a copy of the Egrant inquiry report to the Opposition poses a “threat to democracy”, Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday. Earlier this week, Dr Delia presented an application...

  • Egrant inquiry: trust signatures were not the only forgeries, says Muscat

    Egrant inquiry: trust signatures were not the only forgeries, says Muscat

    Signatures on declarations of trust linking Michelle Muscat to Panama company Egrant were not the only forgeries identified in a magistrate's inquiry, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. An inquiry partly-published last month concluded...

  • Watch: Parliamentary committee must probe €274m direct order, say PD

    Watch: Parliamentary committee must probe €274m direct order, say PD

    The Democratic Party is calling for an urgent Public Accounts Committee meeting about a €274 million direct order for the 10-year management of a new facility at St Vincent de Paul Residence for the elderly. PD MPs Godfrey Farrugia and Marlene...

  • Massive €274m direct order is probably illegal – lawyers

    Massive €274m direct order is probably illegal – lawyers

    The record direct order worth €274 million, for the 10-year management of a new facility at St Vincent de Paul Residence for the elderly, appears to be in breach of both local and EU public procurement laws. The government has kept the contract it...

  • Cheesed-off farmers win small victory in battle for the ġbejna

    Cheesed-off farmers win small victory in battle for the ġbejna

    For more than 10 years, the small-batch ġbejna has been an outlaw. On joining the European Union in 2004, Malta, like all other Member States, was made to adopt wide-ranging health and safety legislation governing, among other things, food...

  • Today's front pages - August 12, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 12, 2018

    The Sunday Times of Malta quotes commercial lawyers as saying that a €274m direct order related to St Vincent de Paul appears to be in breach of both local and EU procurement laws. In two other stories, the newspaper reports that small-scale...

  • Crime suspects could soon get electronic tags

    Crime suspects could soon get electronic tags

    The government is studying the possibility of introducing electronic tagging to make it easier to grant bail to suspects of serious crimes, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. A source close to the government said that this was one of the...

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