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  • Caruana Galizia billboards removed, sparking protests of 'vile act of suppression'

    Caruana Galizia billboards removed, sparking protests of 'vile act of suppression'

    A decision to remove a number of billboards on Friday night, including ones calling for justice in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case, has been described as tantamount to a regime using its power to trample on basic freedoms of those who criticise...

  • Three injured, one seriously, after car overturns in Paola

    Three injured, one seriously, after car overturns in Paola

    Three people were injured, one seriously, after a car overturned in Paola on Friday night.  According to investigations, it appears that the 20-year-old driver from Cospicua lost control of his vehicle, crashed into a parked car, causing his own...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the main stories featured in Saturday's newspapers: Times of Malta reports that a Maltese couple in Australia attending a family wedding were killed in a horrific traffic accident. It also reports that Malta Council for Arts, Sciences...

  • Maltese couple who died in Sydney car crash were attending family wedding

    Maltese couple who died in Sydney car crash were attending family wedding

    A Maltese couple killed in a horrific traffic accident in Australia on Friday morning were in the country to attend a family wedding. Maria Dolores, 57, and Laurence Pulis, 60, from Birżebbuġa, were killed instantaneously when the car they were in...

  • Malta has enough water to cope for just a month in case of emergency

    Malta has enough water to cope for just a month in case of emergency

    Malta's three reverse osmosis plants would be able to cover demand in the unlikely event that something were to happen to one of them, the Water Services Corporation said. Noting that this was the result of considerable investment over the years,...

  • Raymond Caruana family angry at being exploited at Caruana Galizia 'shrine'

    Raymond Caruana family angry at being exploited at Caruana Galizia 'shrine'

    The nephew of Raymond Caruana has expressed the family's anger at the fact that his photo was put next to others at the makeshift shrine to Daphne Caruana Galizia outside the law courts. In a Facebook post, he said it was shameless for his uncle,...

  • Watch: Mintoff picture will remain on Caruana Galizia memorial as 'symbol of violence, corruption'

    Watch: Mintoff picture will remain on Caruana Galizia memorial as 'symbol of violence, corruption'

    Updated 8pm The picture of Dom Mintoff controversially placed at a makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia will remain there as a symbol that there “remain people who support corruption and political violence,” the organisers of a vigil said...

  • MP, former parliamentary secretary given direct orders

    MP, former parliamentary secretary given direct orders

    A sitting MP and a former parliamentary secretary, both of whom were part of Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet in the last legislature, have been awarded government direct orders with a combined value exceeding €150,000. It transpires that former...

  • Six councils to get €180,000 to get greener

    Six councils to get €180,000 to get greener

    Six councils have been allocated €180,000 to make their community greener, with 245 trees and 18,424 shrubs being planted. The scheme, being run by the Environment Ministry, will this year benefit Pietà, Qormi, Żabbar, Mdina, Swieqi and...

  • Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    A Sicilian man who was on bail over a massive six-kilogramme haul of cannabis in 2014 was brought back to Malta on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Maltese police. Rosario Caruso, 44, appeared under arrest before magistrate...

  • Church evasive over carnival during Lent

    Church evasive over carnival during Lent

    The Church would not say whether it deemed holding carnival during Lent problematic, instead reminding people that they should find the time to “receive the Sacraments, especially during Sunday Mass”. The Times of Malta sent questions to the Curia...

  • Monument commemorates Valletta's World Heritage status

    Monument commemorates Valletta's World Heritage status

    A monument was unveiled on Friday just outside Valletta’s main gate, celebrating the capital’s status as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Unesco recognised Valletta as a World Heritage Site in 1980, as the organisation believed it is an exceptional...

  • One step closer to new chief executive for the MFSA

    One step closer to new chief executive for the MFSA

    The amendment to the Malta Financial Services Act being debated in parliament will enable the government to go ahead with its plans to appoint a chief executive officer, a position which the current legislation does not envisage. The Act makes...

  • Man denies drug trafficking charges

    Man denies drug trafficking charges

    A Norwegian man living in Sliema was on Friday released on bail after he denied a number of drug-related charges. Daniel Haegglov, 31, appeared before magistrate Doreen Clarke accused of aggravated possession of cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy in...

  • Action was taken against illegal dumping in abandoned quarry - PA

    Action was taken against illegal dumping in abandoned quarry - PA

    Updated at 7pm The Planning Authority has categorically denied that it "closed an eye" to the illegal dumping of construction material in and around the vicinity of an abandoned quarry in the limits of Siġġiewi, as alleged by Partit...

  • Watch: Sparks fly as Mintoff and Caruana Galizia 'share' the same shrine

    Watch: Sparks fly as Mintoff and Caruana Galizia 'share' the same shrine

    The decision to put portraits of Raymond Caruana, Dom Mintoff and Karin Grech alongside that of Daphne Caruana Galizia in a makeshift shrine has elicited diverse reactions with almost one common denominator - the pictures of the former prime...

  • Binja Laparelli, Maċina, Coach House win awards

    Binja Laparelli, Maċina, Coach House win awards

    Binja Laparelli, Maċina and the Coach House have been recognised for their architectural value in the Din l-Art Ħelwa awards. The Prix d’Honneur for Category A – a Major Regeneration Project, went to “Binja Laparelli” by Bezzina & Cole Architects...

  • Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Restricting the number of successful applicants seeking to buy Maltese passports should be stopped and the programme should be reviewed every five years, the government has been told. The recommendation was made by Eric Major who was CEO of Henley...

  • Woman lies about identity to remain in Malta

    Woman lies about identity to remain in Malta

    A magistrate has ordered that a Serbian woman be expelled from Malta after she admitted to lying about her real identity in an attempt to remain on the island. Magistrate Doreen Clarke heard 23-year-old Bojana Tonic, a Serbian national living in...

  • Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority along with accompanying legislation on its operation and the use of virtual currencies were unveiled by Digital Economy Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri on Friday. Addressing a press conference, Mr...