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  • Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Almost two years after the Permanent Commission Against Corruption said it was “morally convinced”  ex-Labour general secretary Jimmy Magro received kickbacks, the police are still “actively” investigating. The issue was raised by former...

  • Today's front pages - October 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 14, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Sunday's newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that the Prime Minister has engaged more advisers than permitted under the Cabinet’s own code of ethics, with taxpayers having to fork out more than...

  • Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists await reply to call for officer’s removal from FIAU

    Activists have heard nothing yet about a request for the Gozo Minister’s husband, Deputy Police Commissioner Silvio Valletta, to be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. The request was made in a letter to Police Commissioner...

  • Fish farm inspections yield discrepancies

    Fish farm inspections yield discrepancies

    New measures will govern the operations of fish farms after inspections showed discrepancies in the number of fish caught with the registrations filed.  A number of inspections were carried out as part of a regular exercise yielded the...

  • Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Police chief to meet Daphne case rapporteur

    Top officials invited to a meeting with Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt, Council of Europe rapporteur monitoring investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder have accepted the invitation. The rapporteur will be coming to Malta in the coming weeks...

  • Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing farming by not consuming local produce will endanger people’s health and the environment, especially considering the island is not self-sufficient, according to anthropologist Rachel Radmilli. “Malta is an island of contradictions – while...

  • 'Disgraced’ former chairman given another post

    'Disgraced’ former chairman given another post

    A Gozitan lawyer who had been forced to step down as Gozo Channel Co. chairman in 2011 and then “resigned” from his post of adviser in 2016 has been given another chance by the government. Environment Minister Josè Herrera last week appointed...

  • Malta seeks help to review law enforcement, investigation structures

    Malta seeks help to review law enforcement, investigation structures

    The government is seeking the assistance of a Council of Europe advisory committee to conduct a review of Malta's legal and institutional structures, amid international criticism. A letter sent to the so-called Venice Commission says Malta wants...

  • Żebbuġ road crack fixed after alarm raised

    Żebbuġ road crack fixed after alarm raised

    Updated Saturday 7.30pm A visible crack close to a small bridge between Żebbuġ and Attard was fixed by Saturday evening after motorists flagged the potential danger. Road users posted messages on social media saying they feared that the crack...

  • Reform to help prostitution victims approved

    Reform to help prostitution victims approved

    The government approved the first measure governing the reform to protect victims of prostitution.  The main aim of the new mechanism is to provide professional help to those who manage to get out of the vicious circle.  At the end of the first...

  • Harassment of former partner lands man in trouble

    Harassment of former partner lands man in trouble

    A man who would not give up on trying to rekindle his relationship with his former partner, was granted bail after denying charges of harassment and stalking upon his arraignment on Saturday. The 32-year old Birkirkara man, whose name cannot be...

  • Godfrey Farrugia is PD's new leader

    Godfrey Farrugia is PD's new leader

    Godfrey Farrugia is the Democratic Party’s new leader, with no other candidate having submitted their nomination for the post. Dr Farrugia takes over from Anthony Buttigieg, who renounced the party leadership to focus on his bid to win election as...

  • 'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes has attacked Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme, calling it “prostitution of the Schengen system”. “It’s total prostitution of the Schengen system since countries advertise Schengen as a prized object,” Ms Gomes said during...

  • Higher GDP does not always mean higher quality of life - Church commission

    Higher GDP does not always mean higher quality of life - Church commission

    Higher GDP does not automatically equate to an improved quality of life and Malta’s economic progress is coming at an environmental and societal cost, the Church’s Justice and Peace Commission has told the government. In a document outlining the...

  • Air Malta blames pilots' union for delays

    Air Malta blames pilots' union for delays

    Updated at 1.45pm with ALPA reaction A court has temporarily upheld an injunction by Air Malta to stop industrial action by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), in a dispute stemming from different interpretations of the collective...

  • Watch: Flooded roads, stranded motorists and submerged sites as rains lash Malta

    Watch: Flooded roads, stranded motorists and submerged sites as rains lash Malta

    Updated at 12.15pm Roads flooded, motorists were stranded and even some construction sites ended up submerged as buckets of rain poured down on Malta on Friday night. The heavy downpours, which are expected to last through to Sunday, are the...

  • Balcony collapses in Sliema

    Balcony collapses in Sliema

    A balcony at an abandoned house in Sliema collapsed in the early hours of Saturday morning, as rain and wind lashed the Maltese islands.  Limestone bricks spilled out onto the middle of Triq Patri Marjanu Vella as a result of the collapse, though...

  • Stuffed flamingo, pelican, heron and others also found during Tarxien raid - police

    Stuffed flamingo, pelican, heron and others also found during Tarxien raid - police

    A house in Tarxien which police raided on Thursday on poaching suspicions also contained around 20 unregistered stuffed birds, authorities said on Saturday.Police said that a joint investigation with the Wild Birds Regulation Unit had confirmed...

  • MPs to finally get some added oversight

    MPs to finally get some added oversight

    A law meant to add a new layer of scrutiny and accountability for members of Parliament is finally set to come into force after an 18-month wait. The Standards in Public Life Act, which had been in the pipeline since 2012, was approved by...

  • Malta remains worse than EU average for gender equality

    Malta remains worse than EU average for gender equality

    Updated at 1.17pm with PN statement Malta is still lagging behind the EU average in gender equality, leaving “considerable room for improvement”, especially when it comes to political and economic power, according to a new report. Despite a slight...

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