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  • Wied Għomor retirement home blocked by the court

    Wied Għomor retirement home blocked by the court

    Controversial plans for a retirement home in Wied Għomor have been blocked for a third time when a court on Thursday refused another appeal by the developer. Plans for a 133-home residence and other facilities in a disused quarry between Swieqi...

  • 50 millionth bus passenger welcomed by Malta Public Transport

    50 millionth bus passenger welcomed by Malta Public Transport

    Malta Public Transport carried its 50 millionth passenger on Thursday, making 2018 another record year for public transport in Malta, with the numbers projected to exceed 52 million by the end of the year. These numbers mean that Malta Public...

  • Villa Francia used 97 times for government events in a decade

    Villa Francia used 97 times for government events in a decade

    Villa Francia in Lija has been used 97 times by the government for a variety of events, 38 times between 2009 and 2013, and 59 times by the current Labour legislature. This information emerged from replies to various parliamentary questions over a...

  • Men accused of cigarette smuggling granted bail

    Men accused of cigarette smuggling granted bail

    Three men charged with smuggling some 870,000 contraband cigarettes have been granted bail. James Azzopardi and James Spiteri both from Qormi, and Redeemer Camilleri from Marsa, stand accused of the importation and possession of smuggled...

  • Public inquiry must establish whether Caruana Galizia could have been saved - Delia

    Public inquiry must establish whether Caruana Galizia could have been saved - Delia

    Updated 8.45pm An independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder would not obstruct criminal investigations but establish whether the journalist’s life could have been saved, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Thursday.Speaking...

  • Maltese sailing team to challenge 36th America’s Cup

    Maltese sailing team to challenge 36th America’s Cup

    A Maltese yacht will for the first time ever take part in the prestigious America’s Cup sailing race in 2020/2021. The challenge was on Thursday accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the current title holder. Malta is the smallest...

  • Road rage perpetrator given 480 hours of community service

    Road rage perpetrator given 480 hours of community service

    A man has landed 480 hours of community work after a minor traffic collision had escalated into violence which was deemed by the court to have been “totally disproportionate”. Philip Cauchi, 45, from Żebbuġ, was a passenger in his girlfriend’s...

  • PD calls for human rights inquiry into Caruana Galizia, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech murders

    PD calls for human rights inquiry into Caruana Galizia, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech murders

    The Democratic Party has called for the setting up of an independent Truth and Justice Commission into the unsolved murders of Karin Grech, Raymond Caruana and Daphne Caruana Galizia.The party put forward amendments to the Nationalist Party’s...

  • Jonathan Ferris recusal request is turned down

    Jonathan Ferris recusal request is turned down

    Former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris has lost his quest to stop Mr Justice Grazio Mercieca from hearing the case contesting the government's decision not to grant him whistleblower status. The decision was delivered on Thursday in the course...

  • Watch: Last group of Aquarius migrants leave Malta

    Watch: Last group of Aquarius migrants leave Malta

    The last group of migrants who arrived on the MV Aquarius in August and September left for Germany on Wednesday.This departure was the last phase of an ad hoc solidarity mechanism which was put into place by the Prime Minister of Malta with the...

  • Caruana Galizia suspect drops objection to FBI testimony

    Caruana Galizia suspect drops objection to FBI testimony

    One of the men accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia has dropped a constitutional case surrounding the testimony of FBI agents in the murder compilation. Alfred Degiorgio was back in court on Thursday afternoon, amid the usual tight...

  • 2017 Electrogas contracts signed by Konrad Mizzi ‘for continuity’ – Energy Minister

    2017 Electrogas contracts signed by Konrad Mizzi ‘for continuity’ – Energy Minister

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi signed the latest contracts between the government and Electrogas last year “for continuity”, Energy Minister Joe Mizzi said on Thursday. In a voluminous investigation into the power station contracts tabled in...

  • Satabank account holders being contacted for controlled release of funds

    Satabank account holders being contacted for controlled release of funds

    Satabank has contacted all personal account holders resident in Malta with deposits of up to €15,000 and will next week start to contact all personal account holders not resident in Malta holding accounts with similar balances, the Malta Financial...

  • Foreign students in Malta more than double in five years

    Foreign students in Malta more than double in five years

    Foreign students from pre-primary to secondary school level have more than doubled in five years and exceeded 5,000 by the end of the 2016/17 scholastic year, according to official data published yesterday. Non-Maltese students now account for one...

  • Nexia BT chief given €5,000 monthly as Justice Minister’s ‘person of trust’

    Nexia BT chief given €5,000 monthly as Justice Minister’s ‘person of trust’

    The €60,000 contract was in Brian Tonna's name but the work was delegated to a ‘technical team’ from Nexia BT; 'Person of trust' contract with Justice Ministry overlapped with judicial inquiry into Tonna-Schembri kickback allegations; Tonna’s...

  • Homeless man jailed for stealing from airport

    Homeless man jailed for stealing from airport

    A homeless man with no money or resources was remanded in custody following his arraignment on Thursday after allegedly being caught stealing at Malta International Airport. Bulgarian-born Bogdan Bogdanov, a 48-year old who claimed to work as an...

  • Case of scabies at Ħamrun school

    Case of scabies at Ħamrun school

    A case of scabies has been reported at the San Ġorg Preca primary school in Ħamrun, the Education Ministry has confirmed.  The school took the necessary precautions and interventions were carried out according to procedures, the ministry assured...

  • GDP up 9.5% in third quarter

    GDP up 9.5% in third quarter

    Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter of 2018 increased by 9.5 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, according to provisional estimates.  GDP amounted to €3,252.6 million, an increase of €281 million compared to the...

  • Maltese are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders

    Maltese are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders

    Eating out and hotel accommodation amount to a fifth of what families spend, the highest rate in Europe, according to the latest figures. Eurostat data showed that last year 20% of families’ expenses consisted of meals at restaurants and hotel stays.

  • Young schoolchildren help visually-impaired students

    Young schoolchildren help visually-impaired students

    Forty visually-impaired students have received individual electronic devices after a €100,000 donation by the President’s Trust to help them keep up with the national curriculum and their peers. Electric video magnifiers, calculators with a big...

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