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Poor record-keeping thwarts investigation into Mater Dei Hospital project

Poor record-keeping thwarts investigation into Mater Dei Hospital project

The National Audit Office (NAO) said on Tuesday that it had been unable to carry out an investigation requested almost three years ago into the Mater Dei Hospital project due to a significant lack of documentation in all stages of the project. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna in June 2015 asked NAO to investigate the process, from design to eventual...

  • Pembroke woman's simple gesture draws admiration

    Pembroke woman's simple gesture draws admiration

    A Pembroke woman's simple gesture in the wake of Tuesday's hit-and-run incident which severely injured a traffic policeman has drawn admiration and gratitude. PC Simon Schembri was grievously injured when he was run over by a car driven by an...

  • 'I was misinterpreted,' Labour MEP says, after post links hit-and-run case to politics

    'I was misinterpreted,' Labour MEP says, after post links hit-and-run case to politics

    Updated 5.45pm with PL's reply to Beppe Fenech Adami's statement Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi has kicked up controversy by linking Tuesday's hit-and-run incident with politics. A police constable was grievously injured when he was run over by a car...

  • Royal wedding fever creeps into Malta

    Royal wedding fever creeps into Malta

    Updated on Friday at 9am Hype about the royal wedding in the UK on Saturday has been totally eclipsed by whether Megan Markle’s father will turn up to walk her down the aisle, but that hasn’t stopped wedding fever creeping into Malta. Heads of...

  • Doctors call for authorities to "strongly gear up" over road safety

    Doctors call for authorities to "strongly gear up" over road safety

    The hit-and-run accident involving a traffic policemen on Tuesday reflected the lack of adequate control over road safety over many years, a group called Doctors for Road Safety said in a hard-hitting statement on Thursday. “This is evidenced by...

  • Jimmy Magro says he suffered ‘huge damages’ from corruption probe

    Jimmy Magro says he suffered ‘huge damages’ from corruption probe

    Former Labour general secretary Jimmy Magro has filed a constitutional application claiming that he suffered huge reputational and financial damage due to a report published by the Permanent Commission Against Corruption. In a February 2017...

  • Today's front pages - May 17, 2018

    Today's front pages - May 17, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the top stories in Mata's newspapers. Times of Malta says fresh calls have been made for the police to be covered by insurance following Tuesday's hit-and-run which left an officer seriously injured.  The Malta...

  • Fresh calls for insurance for policemen after Luqa hit-and-run

    Fresh calls for insurance for policemen after Luqa hit-and-run

    The Police Association is reiterating its call for all policemen to be covered by insurance following the hit-and-run incident in Luqa which left a traffic policeman critically injured. Its general secretary, Robert Vella, said the association was...

  • Vigil marks seven months since Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

    Vigil marks seven months since Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

    A sizeable crowd gathered in front of the Great Siege Memorial on Wednesday evening to mark the seven-month anniversary of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The vigil, organised by Occupy Justice and l-Awturi, saw speakers insist on...

  • Pembroke residents, activists march in opposition to project at ITS site

    Pembroke residents, activists march in opposition to project at ITS site

    Hundreds of Pembroke residents and activists marched in opposition to the proposed mega-development at the Institute of Tourism Studies site, calling on developers not to bury them alive. Residents bore banners reading “We say no” and a large...

  • Environment Ministry and PL customer care units occasionally 'meet and phone'

    Environment Ministry and PL customer care units occasionally 'meet and phone'

    The Environment Ministry’s Customer Care Unit is occasionally in contact with that at the Labour Party headquarters, it was implied at the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Environment Ministry chief of staff Pierre Vassallo replied in the...

  • Gozo Minister refuses to reply on fast ferry

    Gozo Minister refuses to reply on fast ferry

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana refuses to give details on the process through which Gozo Channel selected an “inexperienced” company to act as its partner in a fast ferry service between Malta and Gozo. After turning down a request from the Times...

  • Concurrent roadworks in north of Malta cause gridlock

    Concurrent roadworks in north of Malta cause gridlock

    For the second time in May Mellieħa residents experienced a rush hour ordeal in the wake of the traffic congestion caused by simultaneous works being carried out in key arterial thoroughfares. The gridlock was the result of the partial closure of...

  • Anti-poverty campaigners in Malta to document experiences

    Anti-poverty campaigners in Malta to document experiences

    A bus full of anti-poverty campaigners touring the EU arrived in Malta this week as part of Europe-wide information gathering mission. The European Minimum Income Journey, organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network, is documenting experiences...

  • 'Majestic' Coronation of the Virgin Mary painting restored

    'Majestic' Coronation of the Virgin Mary painting restored

    The St John’s CoCathedral Foundation has unveiled the restoration of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary, a majestic and large painting which was in dire need of intervention. The painting was in an advanced state of deterioration because of the...

  • Opposition campaign proving detrimental for Malta-based Swedish companies

    Opposition campaign proving detrimental for Malta-based Swedish companies

    The Opposition’s attempts to discredit the Maltese government on an international level led Sweden to consider striking off Malta-based Swedish owned companies from its tax white list, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said. Nationalist MP Claudio...

  • Pilatus creditors being paid via Central Bank - Jason Azzopardi

    Pilatus creditors being paid via Central Bank - Jason Azzopardi

    Updated at 8.30pm: adds CBM's statement The creditors of Pilatus Bank are being paid their dues by the Central Bank of Malta, according to information given in parliament on Wednesday. MP Jason Azzopardi said that this has been happening since the...

  • Construction site once again pollutes Balluta sea

    Construction site once again pollutes Balluta sea

    Updated at 9.10pm Works at the construction site in Balluta currently being developed by the Stivala Group were temporarily stopped by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) on Wednesday as they once again started polluting the sea. A month...

  • Motorcyclist hits pedestrian in Naxxar

    Motorcyclist hits pedestrian in Naxxar

    A 73-year-old woman was seriously injured after she was hit by a motorcyclist on Wednesday afternoon. The police said that the woman was from Naxxar, while the motorcyclist was a 52-year-old man from Mgarr.  The accident took place at Triq...

  • Man who admitted to Sliema car thefts remanded in custody

    Man who admitted to Sliema car thefts remanded in custody

    A man battling a serious drug and alcohol problem was remanded in custody after he admitted he broke into six parked cars in Sliema before he was arrested after a brief police chase. London-born Jake Sebastian Morris, 41, residing in Sliema had...

  • Hope for officer in hit-and-run incident as he shows signs of progress

    Hope for officer in hit-and-run incident as he shows signs of progress

    Police officer Simon Schembri is making progress and has been taken off the ventilator, family members said. The 48-year-old father of three was grievously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Luqa on Tuesday. He had tried to stop a motorist who...