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  • Public transport operator rebuts allegations of cheap labour

    Public transport operator rebuts allegations of cheap labour

    Malta Public Transport has rejected allegations of opting to employ cheap foreign labour rather than Maltese drivers. In a statement, it said it employed drivers from other countries simply because there was not a sufficient number of drivers in...

  • More Malta residents going abroad

    More Malta residents going abroad

    Trips by residents of Malta in 2017's fourth quarter were estimated at 160,416, 16.6% more than the same period last year. Trips to non-EU countries increased by 34.3%. Italy and the United Kingdom remained the most popular destinations, with a...

  • Plan for transgender care in coming weeks

    Plan for transgender care in coming weeks

    A plan for the care of transgender people will be launched in the coming weeks, which will look at how they can access various services including re-assignment surgery. A legal notice offering further services to transgender clients was launched...

  • Neo-Gothic Robert Samut Hall to be restored

    Neo-Gothic Robert Samut Hall to be restored

    The Planning Commission has granted planning permission for restoration works to be carried out on the facade of the Neo-Gothic Robert Sammut Hall building in Floriana. The works will include the professional cleaning of the stone, saving the...

  • Caruana Galizia's car was "a ball of fire"; witnesses describe "chaotic" scene in Bidnija

    Caruana Galizia's car was "a ball of fire"; witnesses describe "chaotic" scene in Bidnija

    The compilation of evidence probing the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continued in court on Thursday morning. What we learnt from the witnesses testifying: A resident saw the victim's car go up in flames. He got out of his car to...

  • Woman falls two storeys from residence

    Woman falls two storeys from residence

    A 23-year-old Austrian woman was seriously hurt when she fell two storeys from a private residence in Dragonara Road in St Julian's on Thursday. The police said that the incident occurred at 7am. No other details were available.

  • Doctors, health ministry inching towards agreement

    Doctors, health ministry inching towards agreement

    An agreement has been reached “in principle” in the industrial dispute between the doctors’ union and the government over the transfer of three State hospitals from Vitals Global Healthcare to Steward Healthcare. However, the Medical Association...

  • Today's front pages - February 15, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 15, 2018

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the gaming watchdog is worried that lack of collaboration between anti-Mafia Italian authorities, the Malta police and regulators weakened the fight against...

  • Lack of collaboration with anti-Mafia authorities worries gaming regulator

    Lack of collaboration with anti-Mafia authorities worries gaming regulator

    The gaming watchdog is worried that lack of collaboration between anti-Mafia Italian authorities, the Malta police and regulators weakened the fight against irregular activity, the Times of Malta has learnt. Malta Gaming Authority sources said...

  • 31 complaints about homes for the elderly

    31 complaints about homes for the elderly

    A total of 31 complaints were made about government homes for the elderly in 2017, mostly about food and maintenance. Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon said in response to a parliamentary question by MP Stephen Spiteri that the complaints...

  • Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Policemen fear the new Ta’ Kandja shooting range will be of little benefit to them, amid concerns the facility will be mostly used as a sport venue despite forming part of the police academy. Announced by the government in May last year at the...

  • Fibre optic cable link will not mean roads being dug up

    Fibre optic cable link will not mean roads being dug up

    The fibre optic cable from Gozo to Malta will be routed through trenches along the side of the road, and will not require any streets being dug up, Transport Minister Ian Borg reassured on Wednesday. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP...

  • Watch: Four days delay means no chance for AFM gunner to get remedy

    Watch: Four days delay means no chance for AFM gunner to get remedy

    A former gunner, discharged from the Armed Forces of Malta over a leaked footage on the internet, had his civil case for a remedy rejected by the court since the suit had been registered four days too late. Joshue Agius, engaged with the AFM in...

  • Over 200 more nurses since 2015

    Over 200 more nurses since 2015

    There are 213 more nurses now than there were in 2015, according to Health Minister Chris Fearne. Replying to a parliamentary question posed by MP Godfrey Farrugia, he said that 574 nurses were recruited by the Health Department between 2015 and...

  • Buġibba trial: Second death too much of a coincidence

    Buġibba trial: Second death too much of a coincidence

    A forensic expert, called to investigate the death of a man inside a Buġibba apartment two years ago, explained in court how his suspicions had been aroused when he realised that eight months previously he had investigated a similar death inside...

  • Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Updated with parliamentary question at 6pm The Żejtun council has added its voice to those protesting against plans to extend the Bulebel industrial estate, saying that it should be removed from the development zone and protected for future...

  • Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Having failed to appoint a commissioner for standards by the end of last summer, as the Prime Minister had promised, the government now says the post will only be filled when there is agreement with the Opposition. However, the Nationalist Party...

  • Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    There was confusion over the way in which the Malta Community Chest Fund was being run, with various members on the board of administrators testifying on Wednesday that they were not quite sure who issued instructions or who reported to whom. This...

  • Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Chinese New Year and Maltese carnival celebrations crossed paths in Valletta with guest performers from China showcasing their culture on the streets of the capital. The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe staged a show at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on Tuesday, the...

  • Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Six bay trees have been uprooted from Naxxar Square to the anger of residents. The local council said that the six trees, which were removed from the upper part of Labour Avenue on Wednesday morning, would be transferred to a suitable location at...