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  • 'We hope you're happy now,' FKNK tells EU

    'We hope you're happy now,' FKNK tells EU

    Hunters are no longer cooperating with authorities and reporting poaching illegalities because they have no trust in the European Union, the hunters’ federation has said. “Not a single hunter or trapper in Malta and Gozo has a modicum of respect...

  • Two drivers injured in Żebbuġ crash

    Two drivers injured in Żebbuġ crash

    Updated 7.30am Two drivers were injured in a three-car accident in Żebbuġ early on Sunday morning.  The accident happened at around 12.30am on Mdina Road and involved a Ford Escort, BMW 320D and Daihatsu Sirion.  An 18-year-old youth from Qormi...

  • Daphne's murder was 'a warning to others' - Dutch MEP

    Daphne's murder was 'a warning to others' - Dutch MEP

    The unresolved murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia is a “clear signal to journalists they are under threat because people who kill them may go unpunished”, Sophie in’t Veld said. The Dutch MEP said the authorities needed to send a clear message that...

  • Thief stole €20,000 worth of jewellery from two stores

    Thief stole €20,000 worth of jewellery from two stores

    A woman who admitted to stealing thousands of euros worth of jewellery from two stores in Valletta and Floriana has been remanded in custody until judgment is handed down on Monday. Alexia Margo Calleja, a 40-year old who allegedly has no roof...

  • ‘Hard Brexit risks on Malta’s financial system contained’

    ‘Hard Brexit risks on Malta’s financial system contained’

    The potential direct adverse implications of a hard Brexit on the Maltese financial system were deemed to be “contained”, the Central Bank said. In its 2017 financial stability report, the Central Bank said financial institutions still had to be...

  • Watch: Fostering a work ethic for youths at a crossroads

    Watch: Fostering a work ethic for youths at a crossroads

    Her last day in out-of-home care was approaching, but 17-year-old Ritianne* had not yet found employment, despite enrolling in training schemes and embarking on a job-hunting spree. The young woman was at a crossroads. In six months she would be...

  • Incident of autistic girl refused Holy Communion certification 'could have been avoided'

    Incident of autistic girl refused Holy Communion certification 'could have been avoided'

    The case of an autistic girl who was refused Holy Communion certification could have been avoided, the Autism Advisory Council said on Saturday. The incident was sparked by young Ella Agius, whose condition means that at times she is unable to...

  • Watch: Call for gradual ban on horse-drawn carriages

    Watch: Call for gradual ban on horse-drawn carriages

    Calls grew for a gradual ban on horse-drawn carriages in Malta following two publicised accidents in recent days. Activists also called upon the government to build a horse sanctuary for karozzini horses during a protest in Valletta on...

  • In spite of 57 beach cleaners... tons of seaweed sit at two Gozo beaches

    In spite of 57 beach cleaners... tons of seaweed sit at two Gozo beaches

    There are 57 full-time beach cleaners employed by the government in Gozo but tons of seaweed still sit at San Blas as the island braces for the annual Santa Maria ‘invasion’. The Gozo Ministry told the Times of Malta that though beach cleaning was...

  • Judge’s comments on ‘partner’ expert raises questions

    Judge’s comments on ‘partner’ expert raises questions

    Updated 8pm with courts' right of reply Comments made by a judge on the way a magistrate handled the input of an expert she described as her “partner” a few weeks ago have raised eyebrows among legal operators. The case dates back to July 2017...

  • Watch: Maggot-infested polluted liquid emitted at Kalkara. Who's responsible?

    Watch: Maggot-infested polluted liquid emitted at Kalkara. Who's responsible?

    The Environment and Resources Authority insisted the black liquid being discharged at sea behind Fort Ricasoli was “not within its remit”. Footage of liquid shot on August 4 by a resident shows hundreds of white maggots in the polluted liquid on...

  • Prime Minister assumes responsibility for financial services regulations

    Prime Minister assumes responsibility for financial services regulations

    The Prime Minister has assumed political responsibility for financial services regulation, according to official information. This resulted from a notice listing the responsibilities of every ministry that appeared on the Malta Government Gazette...

  • Today's front pages - August 11, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 11, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Saturday's newspapers: Times of Malta reports a Dutch MEP saying the murder of Daphne CaruanaGalizia is a "clear signal to journalists they are under threat". It also reports that four women working in...

  • Three white storks shot down, junior minister says perpetrators will find no protection

    Three white storks shot down, junior minister says perpetrators will find no protection

    Updated Saturday 4.20pm with BirdLife statement Three protected white storks were shot down on Friday, just a few hours after landing in Malta. Birdlife said the shot birds formed part of a flock of 18 that were spotted in Gozo and later in Rabat...

  • Lawyer publishes arrest Ferris warrant but police say that at no point was he threatened with arrest

    Lawyer publishes arrest Ferris warrant but police say that at no point was he threatened with arrest

    Updated at 8.40pm: Adds lawyer's reply to police claims Jonathan Ferris's lawyer on Friday published the warrant of arrest the police had prepared for his client, minutes after the police claimed that the former FIAU investigator was not...

  • Bollard falls on diner in freak Gozo accident

    Bollard falls on diner in freak Gozo accident

    Updated Saturday 10am A man was grievously injured on Friday after he was hit by a bollard that crashed into a restaurant in Xlendi on Friday afternoon. The 48-year-old British victim is in intensive care at Gozo General Hospital after a...

  • Migrant NGOs volunteers receiving death threats in Malta

    Migrant NGOs volunteers receiving death threats in Malta

    Volunteers from migrant rescue NGOs have been at the receiving end of hate speech that has at times escalated to death threats, it has emerged. Speaking during a Q&A session organised by Moviment Graffiti on Friday evening, representatives from...

  • Keep your drains clean: don’t block the sewage system

    Keep your drains clean: don’t block the sewage system

    Sewer damage could not be prevented or pre-empted other than by informing the public of what could be discharged in the system, Water Services Corporation chairman Richard Bilocca said on Thursday. He was speaking after multiple reports of...

  • Maltese doctor to head prestigious Mayo Clinic

    Maltese doctor to head prestigious Mayo Clinic

    A Maltese doctor, Gianrico Farrugia, has been named as the next president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, one of the oldest and largest integrated medical centres in the world. Prof. Farrugia, who has been vice president of the Mayo Clinic, and CEO of...

  • IIP fund acquires 49% of Lombard's shares

    IIP fund acquires 49% of Lombard's shares

    A total 49.01% of the total issued share capital of Lombard Bank were on Friday transferred to the National Development and Social Fund by means of an off-exchange transfer at the Malta Stock Exchange. This follows a share purchase agreement which...