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  • Helena Dalli, Chris Fearne, Edward Scicluna submit nominations for PL deputy leader

    Helena Dalli, Chris Fearne, Edward Scicluna submit nominations for PL deputy leader

    European Affairs Minister Helena Dalli and Finance Minister Edward Scicluna today submitted their nominations for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party. Their nominations follow that of Health Minister Chris Fearne submitted yesterday. The...

  • Scicluna looking for scapegoats rather than do his job – MEP

    Scicluna looking for scapegoats rather than do his job – MEP

    MEP Sven Giegold accused Finance Minister Edward Scicluna of trying to find scapegoats when asking whether reports by the government’s anti-money laundering agency had been written to be leaked. Mr Giegold, the European Green’s spokesman on...

  • New bladder cancer medicine being made available

    New bladder cancer medicine being made available

    A new medicine for bladder cancer has been added to the government formulary in line with the promise to continue increasing cancer medicine available to patients free of charge, Health Minister Chris Fearne said. The medicine, mitomycin C, will...

  • Former drug addict's jail term reduced to suspended sentence

    Former drug addict's jail term reduced to suspended sentence

    A former drug addict who had been found guilty of various drug-related charges and sentenced to a jail term of two years and a fine of €6,000, had his punishment reduced on appeal. Richard Alistair Cranston, 50, of British origin, had been...

  • EC wins gold at the International CSR excellence awards

    EC wins gold at the International CSR excellence awards

    Maltese-owned EC English Language Centres has won two awards for its work in corporate and social responsibility, claiming gold and silver in two main categories at the International CSR Excellence Awards in London. The awards ceremony took place...

  • Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

    Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

    Distributing breathalyser kits freely could risk giving the wrong impression that excessive drinking is condoned, insurance association head, Adrian Galea, has warned. The director general of the Malta Insurance Association was commenting to this...

  • Appeals court challenges what constitutes drugs for 'personal use'

    Appeals court challenges what constitutes drugs for 'personal use'

    A former drug addict facing a three-year jail term for cocaine trafficking had his sentence reduced to a fine after a court of appeal cast doubt upon the reasoning of the first court. Paul Philip Caruana, 47, from Mosta, had been handed the jail...

  • Stranded Yelkouan shearwaters saved

    Stranded Yelkouan shearwaters saved

    Two Yelkouan shearwater fledglings were in the past days rescued by Birdlife after they were found stranded in Għadira and Buġibba respectively. Between June and mid-July, young Yelkouan shearwater chicks begin to leave their nests from within...

  • Court hears how police broke up drugs ring

    Court hears how police broke up drugs ring

    A magistrate's court this morning began to hear evidence related to a drug operation which last Sunday led to the arrest of a Belgian couple and two Maltese taxi drivers allegedly involved in the trafficking of some 10kg of cocaine.  Upon their...

  • Be mindful of animals, SPCA urges fireworks enthusiasts

    Be mindful of animals, SPCA urges fireworks enthusiasts

    The SPCA has urged fireworks enthusiasts to reduce the noise created by fireworks, in the interests of animals as well as children who often get scared.  The society said it is urging fireworks factories and organising committees to start...

  • Swieqi to get an eight-storey hotel, despite neighbours' objections

    Swieqi to get an eight-storey hotel, despite neighbours' objections

    The Planning Authority has given the go-ahead for a new eight-storey hotel in a Swieqi residential area, close to Paceville, despite residents’ vociferous objections. The 104-bedroom hotel, which will take the place of an existing two-storey house...

  • Matsec exams end, results around July 17

    Matsec exams end, results around July 17

    Matsec exams have been concluded and results will be issued around July 17, the University of Malta said today. The last exam was Advanced level Chemistry, practical. A total of 9485 candidates sat for one or more examinations held over a three...

  • Woman arrested after allegedly trying to use stolen credit card

    Woman arrested after allegedly trying to use stolen credit card

    A young, soft-spoken woman is being held behind bars after being accused of having carried out a mugging in Gzira last month.  Miriam Elabed, 24, from Marsascala, stood calmly before a magistrate, hands clasped behind her back, sporting a tuft of...

  • Funding for projects to strengthen EU neighbourhood policy

    A total of €84 million in EU funds are being offered to Maltese companies and organisations for projects that will benefit the European Neighbourhood Policy. The rationale behind the proposals is to strengthen relations between the EU member...

  • Bulky refuse service? No, we'll just dump it right here

    Bulky refuse service? No, we'll just dump it right here

    Updated at 7.30pm Somebody must have miscalculated the size of his rubbish when he took it out to the bins in Tower Street, Mosta, yesterday. A complete sitting room set was dumped on a traffic island on top of a pile of black rubbish bags...

  • Woman seriously injured in Mqabba traffic accident

    Woman seriously injured in Mqabba traffic accident

    A woman, 72, was hospitalised this morning after being hit by a car in Triq is-Sejba, Mqabba. The accident happened just before 8.30am when the woman was hit by a Volkswagen Golf driven by a 25-year-old woman from Siggiewi.  The police said her...

  • Gozo catacombs site saved from development - at the 11th hour

    Gozo catacombs site saved from development - at the 11th hour

    The area around Gozo's last surviving Roman catacombs has been spared from development after the Planning Authority revoked planning permission for a two-storey house. The Paleochristian hypogea, known as Għar Għerduf, in Kerċem, recently came...

  • Shadow cabinet announced - Claudette Buttigieg nominated Deputy Speaker

    Shadow cabinet announced - Claudette Buttigieg nominated Deputy Speaker

    The Opposition has nominated Claudette Buttigieg to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives while Beppe Fenech Adami will serve as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. They succeed Nationalist MPs Censu Galea and Tonio Fenech...

  • Guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members ‘unenforceable’

    Guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members ‘unenforceable’

    Government guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members are proving to be difficult to enforce. Government sources said a policy whereby ministers and parliamentary secretaries are bound to send official e-mails via their @gov.mt addresses only had...

  • President’s Secret Garden project attracts 2,000 children

    President’s Secret Garden project attracts 2,000 children

    More than 2,000 schoolchildren have attended this year’s President’s Secret Garden Programme, double the number of youngsters who took part in 2015 when the concept first blossomed on the grounds of San Anton Palace. This year’s programme, which...