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  • Separating couples get help to buy a home through Equity Sharing scheme

    Separating couples get help to buy a home through Equity Sharing scheme

    The government has announced a scheme to help people aged over 40, notably separating couples, buy a property. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the scheme, first announced in the Budget speech, is addressed particularly at separating couples who...

  • ‘New’ Corinthia valuation to be revealed after MEP elections

    ‘New’ Corinthia valuation to be revealed after MEP elections

    A new valuation of large stretches of public land which the Corinthia Group wants to use for speculation purposes, is in its final stages but will only be presented to Parliament after next Saturday’s elections. While Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi...

  • Rowdy student caused €236 in damages to parked motorcycle

    Rowdy student caused €236 in damages to parked motorcycle

    A young Spaniard has been ordered to pay damages of €236 he caused to a parked motorcycle. Bittor Barandiaran Fernande, a 25-year-old student was walking home with friends after a boat party when he jokingly sat on the motorcycle, taking photos...

  • ‘Malta has become safer under my watch’ - Police Commissioner

    ‘Malta has become safer under my watch’ - Police Commissioner

    Malta is safer now compared to a few years ago as crime in hotspots such as Paceville was on a downward trend, Police Commissioner Laurence Cutajar said on Monday. “We have solved murders which up to some years ago we thought we would never solve,...

  • Soldier accused of migrant murder was part of army's special unit

    Soldier accused of migrant murder was part of army's special unit

    Updated 4.41 pm with AFM statement below - One of the two soldiers accused of the racially-motivated murder of a migrant was a member of the army’s special duties unit, according to sources. Francesco Fenech, 21, was part of the Armed...

  • Ryanair to fly Malta-Trieste from October

    Ryanair to fly Malta-Trieste from October

    Ryanair is to operate a twice-weekly new Malta-Trieste service as from October. It raises to 60 the number of routes which the low-cost airline will operate from Malta in the winter. That includes new, already announced services to Amman, Billund,...

  • Suspected footsoldier of alleged drug kingpin taken to court

    Suspected footsoldier of alleged drug kingpin taken to court

    A young man who is suspected to have worked for alleged drug kingpin Jordan Azzopardi, was granted bail on Monday after pleading not guilty to drug-related charges. Luke Farrugia, 24, from Zabbar, unemployed, pleaded not guilty to procuring...

  • WSC made €6m profit last year, but got €17.19 million government subvention

    WSC made €6m profit last year, but got €17.19 million government subvention

    The Water Services Corporation has reported a net profit of €6 million in 2018, double that of the previous year. The government subvention was of €17.19 million. Revenue from sale of water was €63.1 million, 5% more than the previous year. Water...

  • Driver tried to runover policewoman, court told

    Driver tried to runover policewoman, court told

    A young driver was kept behind bars on Monday after being accused of having attempted to runover a policewoman. The incident happened on Sunday in Cospicua.  Kurt David Azzopardi, 18, of Qormi, unemployed, was taken to court under arrest. He...

  • Racially-motivated murders rooted in ‘inequality’ and normalised ‘hatred’

    Racially-motivated murders rooted in ‘inequality’ and normalised ‘hatred’

    Cases of murderous racism, wherever they happen, are never isolated incidents but always connected to a context of inequality and normalised behaviour of hatred, the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) said on Monday. It...

  • New scheme for 'considerate' developers

    New scheme for 'considerate' developers

    Building contractors could soon get their construction site stamped with a quality seal showing that they respected the neighbourhood, protected the environment and secured everyone’s safety. Stakeholders have come together to sign an agreement...

  • Quad biker crashes into wall in Attard

    Quad biker crashes into wall in Attard

    Updated 12.50pm A quad bike rider was taken to hospital on Monday morning after hurting himself when he crashed into a wall in Attard.The incident on Valletta Road was reported at around 10.10am, the police said. An ambulance was called to the...

  • PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    Updated 5.30pm with PD leader comments The Nationalist and Democratic parties have pledged to bring forward amendments to entrench Malta’s abortion ban into the Constitution by the end of the year.The two parliamentary opposition parties bound...

  • Repeated blackouts undermine girl's claims of rape

    Repeated blackouts undermine girl's claims of rape

    A man was cleared of sexually abusing his friend’s 17-year old sister while on a night out in Paceville, since the victim’s version of events - which were marked by lengthy intervals of unconsciousness - left many doubts. The case dated back to...

  • Watch: Minister confirms murder suspect had not been suspended despite conviction

    Watch: Minister confirms murder suspect had not been suspended despite conviction

    One of two soldiers charged with the racially-motivated killing of a migrant had not been suspended despite having been convicted of a crime after being engaged in the Armed Forces of Malta, Home Affairs Michael Farrugia confirmed on Monday. Dr...

  • Top scientists meet in Malta to help design the world's largest telescope

    Top scientists meet in Malta to help design the world's largest telescope

    Top scientists from eight different countries are meeting in Malta this week to create the software enabling the world’s largest radio telescope to detect every single galaxy in the universe. Engineers and astronomers will be discussing the design...

  • Directives for nurses at Karin Grech

    Directives for nurses at Karin Grech

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses has issued directives for nurses working at the Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital, after Steward Health Care ignored complaints that their working conditions were not in line with those of nurses in other...

  • Courts close for magistrates’ team building

    Courts close for magistrates’ team building

    Court services, including most court sittings, ground to a halt last Friday when most magistrates were busy trying to solve clues in a treasure hunt organised for them by the Judicial Studies Committee. Legal practitioners told The Sunday Times of...

  • Slain migrant's family to get help from Archbishop's concert

    Slain migrant's family to get help from Archbishop's concert

    Updated at 12.30pm The family of a black migrant murdered in Ħal Far last month will be getting help from the proceeds of the Archbishop’s Charity Fund Concert 2019. The concert was held on Sunday at St Paul's Cathedral in Mdina, following which...

  • Watch: Homeless again, after landlord doubles the rent

    Watch: Homeless again, after landlord doubles the rent

    Updated at 8.35am with video The six years she spent homeless are back to haunt a 36-year-old who was given one week to vacate the place she has been renting for 10 years. “I don’t want to end up on the street again. When you don’t have your own...

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