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  • Today's front pages: May 20, 2019

    Today's front pages: May 20, 2019

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages of Monday's newspapers: The arraignment of two soldiers charged with the drive-by shooting of a migrant was the main story in the Times of Malta, along with a story about a 36-year-old who has...

  • From the bench: Speak now or forever hold your peace

    From the bench: Speak now or forever hold your peace

    In the age of Facebook, Instagram and Tinder it might be hard to believe that there was a time when people would actually assert and boast that they are married, even if they were not. This was – surprisingly – a fairly common occurrence. This...

  • Mellieħa hotel developers deny ‘antagonism’ against Planning Authority boss

    Mellieħa hotel developers deny ‘antagonism’ against Planning Authority boss

    A group of Gozitan developers, who are among the largest on the two islands, have categorically denied a claim of “antagonism” made against them by Planning Authority chairman Johann Buttigieg. The developers are from the companies DTX, J.

  • Authorities 'unwitting perpetrators of cruelty' due to lack of animal re-homing facilities

    Authorities 'unwitting perpetrators of cruelty' due to lack of animal re-homing facilities

    Inadequate re-homing facilities at Għammieri and an outdated ambulance have often turned the animal welfare authorities into unwitting perpetrators of cruelty, according to the Commissioner for Animal Welfare. When retired magistrate Denis...

  • Racially-motivated murder: Ivorians thank police and ask for protection

    Racially-motivated murder: Ivorians thank police and ask for protection

    The Ivorian community in Malta thanked the police for its investigation into the murder of Lassana Cisse and for arresting two men allegedly behind the racially-motivated crime. Community leader Ousmane Dicko also appealed to the same Police Force...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured in accident

    Motorcyclist grievously injured in accident

    A 58-year-old motorcyclist from Birżebbuġa was grievously injured on Sunday in a traffic accident in Mellieħa. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Marfa at 10.15am. The rider lost control of his Yamaha and fell off. He was taken to...

  • ‘The reason they’re coming here is Game of Thrones’

    ‘The reason they’re coming here is Game of Thrones’

    Nine years ago, before anyone knew how huge it was going to be, the HBO TV series’ first season was partly filmed in Malta. Some of those involved look back at those fateful shoots ahead of the final episode out tonight. Every Saturday for the...

  • Burglars are coming to Malta as a 'working holiday', police suspect

    Burglars are coming to Malta as a 'working holiday', police suspect

    The police believe that the people behind the recent spate of burglaries belong to a gang who came to Malta on “working holidays”. Sources close to the investigation said the police had made little progress in identifying the culprits behind the...

  • 'We have to nip racism in the bud,' say PD MEP candidates

    'We have to nip racism in the bud,' say PD MEP candidates

    Ensuring equal pay for equal work, enforcing dignified standards of accommodation and educating people about Malta’s own migration history are all key in battling against racism, the Democratic Party said. In a statement issued on Sunday, the PD’s...

  • Murder suspicions lead police to illegal weapons and drugs

    Murder suspicions lead police to illegal weapons and drugs

    A man who police originally suspected of being involved in the murder of an Ivorian migrant was charged on Sunday with drug trafficking and posseson of several illegal weapons, including a crossbow. The man, whose identity cannot be revealed by...

  • Nurse charged with raping woman several times

    Nurse charged with raping woman several times

    A 36-year-old nurse has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to raping a woman several times in recent months. Prince Aftab, 36, from Pakistan and who has been living in Malta for the past 10 years, was charged on Sunday morning...

  • 'They were only guilty of being black' - Joseph Muscat

    'They were only guilty of being black' - Joseph Muscat

    The only thing that three men shot at on April 6 were guilty of was being black, Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. Addressing party supporters in Qormi, the Labour leader dedicated most of his speech to the murder of Lassana Cisse in Triq il-Ġebel,...

  • Could Lassana Cisse's murder have been prevented, asks Adrian Delia

    Could Lassana Cisse's murder have been prevented, asks Adrian Delia

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia on Sunday called for an independent inquiry into whether the Armed Forces of Malta could have done anything to prevent the murder of Ivorian national Lassana Cisse, allegedly by two of its members.“We should...

  • Man seriously hurt after crashing into tree

    Man seriously hurt after crashing into tree

    A Pieta’ man who lost control of his pick-up and smashed into a tree on Sunday morning is in hospital with serious injuries, the police said in a statement. The 26-year-old was driving a Mazda B2500 when he crashed on Triq Dicembru 13 in Marsa at...

  • Two soldiers plead not guilty to murdering Ivorian man

    Two soldiers plead not guilty to murdering Ivorian man

    Updated at 4pm Two soldiers have pleaded not guilty to the racially-motivated murder of a migrant and the attempted murder of two others in Ħal Far last month.Moreover, they have also been charged with a hit-and-run incident which happened in the...

  • Body found off Comino following search for missing fisherman

    Body found off Comino following search for missing fisherman

    A man’s dead body has been found off Comino by Armed Forces of Malta personnel, the police said on Sunday. The body is believed to be that of a 67-year-old Mosta man who was fishing from the shore of Comino on Saturday. AFM personnel spent much of...

  • 'A racism wake-up call, not a random act': activists call for decisive action

    'A racism wake-up call, not a random act': activists call for decisive action

    What appears to be Malta’s first case of racially-motivated murder should serve as a “wake-up call” about what happens when racism is allowed to fester without being addressed, a group of 60 civil society groups said on Sunday. “For too long we...

  • The week at a glance - May 19, 2019

    The week at a glance - May 19, 2019

    Pick of our pictures Lost migrants remembered Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Wednesday was among those who paid tribute to the 850 people who died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya in 2015. A long-awaited memorial plaque was laid down at the...

  • Architects want homes to come with ‘service history’

    Architects want homes to come with ‘service history’

    Before buying a second-hand car most would ask about its service history, whether it has been involved in any major accidents and how well it has been generally taken care of. Cars come with log books but a diligent car owner also keeps records.

  • Today's front pages - May 19, 2019

    Today's front pages - May 19, 2019

    The Sunday Times of Malta reports on the arrest of two men suspected of killing a man in a racially-motivated attack last month. The newspaper also gives prominence to its second European election survey, which suggests Labour’s lead has narrowed...

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