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  • Police attack should serve as a wake-up call on dwindling respect - PM

    Police attack should serve as a wake-up call on dwindling respect - PM

    A motorist's attack against police officer Simon Schembri which shocked the country should serve as a “wake-up call” about the dwindling respect for public officers, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday. “We must reflect on the respect for...

  • Suspect packages outside Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando's house raise alarm

    Suspect packages outside Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando's house raise alarm

    A bomb disposal team was dispatched outside the home of former MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando in Żebbuġ on Friday, after suspect bags were seen there. However, it turned out to be a false alarm. After a two-hour search, the bomb disposal team...

  • Manoel Island excavation will mean 11 trucks an hour for 40 weeks

    Manoel Island excavation will mean 11 trucks an hour for 40 weeks

    Construction on the planned development of Manoel Island is expected to take eight years and cause “adverse” impacts during excavation, according to a newly published report. The Environmental Impact Assessment for the development indicates that...

  • Ryanair flight to Luton aborted seconds before take-off.

    A Ryanair flight to Luton was aborted seconds before take-off on Friday morning after a warning light alerted the captain to a problem. According to passengers, the aircraft was accelerating to take-off on the runway in time at 11.35am before it...

  • Passengers hurt, drivers uninjured in accident

    Passengers hurt, drivers uninjured in accident

    Two passengers were injured following an accident in San Ġwann on Thursday night, from which both drivers escaped unhurt. A 43-year-old woman and a 15-year-old, travelling with a 53-year-old man from Mqabba, were seriously hurt as a result of the...

  • Imported produce found on sale at Pitkali

    Imported produce found on sale at Pitkali

    Investigations are underway after agricultural produce was found at the Pitkali market which the authorities suspect may have been imported. The market is meant exclusively for local produce. The government said that Pitkali officials confiscated...

  • Guilty law students to be given warrants

    Guilty law students to be given warrants

    Two law students cleared by judges despite being found guilty of theft will be granted a warrant to practise their profession, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici told this newspaper. In March, the Times of Malta reported that four court judges,...

  • Today's front pages: May 18, 2018

    Today's front pages: May 18, 2018

    The drama in court after threatening words were uttered by the suspects in the Daphne Caruana Galizia killing was the top story in the Times of Malta on Friday, which also carried a story about two law students being given a warrant in spite of...

  • Betting firm mum on multiple resignations

    Betting firm mum on multiple resignations

    Group directors and managers are leaving betting firm Betsson, industry sources told the Times of Malta. Given the level of the office occupied by those stepping down, in terms of hierarchy, the listed parent company in Sweden did not have to make...

  • Man beaten up on Monday dies

    Man beaten up on Monday dies

    Two people are expected to be arraigned in court on Friday charged with the murder of a man who was beaten up at his apartment in Ħamrun on Monday. The man, a Libyan national, died on Thursday at 7.30pm, the police said. The police said they were...

  • Accused in Caruana Galizia murder attempts to stop FBI from testifying

    Accused in Caruana Galizia murder attempts to stop FBI from testifying

    Updated Friday 9.35am with court update The court has upheld a request by the Caruana Galizia family to intervene in a suit filed by one of the murder suspects to stop FBI from testifying. Attempts by one of the men accused of the Daphne Caruana...

  • ‘Too early’ to say which proposed amendments to IVF law may be revised - ministry

    ‘Too early’ to say which proposed amendments to IVF law may be revised - ministry

    It was still too early to say which of the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection law may be revised, the Health Ministry said, despite the government insisting on passing changes by the summer recess. Concluding the debate on the Bill’s...

  • Drama in court after Caruana Galizia murder suspect makes 'threatening' remark

    Drama in court after Caruana Galizia murder suspect makes 'threatening' remark

    Threatening comments allegedly uttered by one of three men charged with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in the corridors of the law courts on Thursday sparked off an incident which resulted in a strong warning. Alfred Degiorgio, known as...

  • Malta climbs to fourth place in solar energy league

    Malta climbs to fourth place in solar energy league

    Malta has added 35.3MW of photovoltaic energy in just two years, boosting its rank to fourth place in the EU when calculated on a per capita basis. Germany is well ahead of other member states with 512 watts per inhabitant, with Belgium (338.4W)...

  • Malta considers reappointing resident ambassador in Lisbon

    Malta considers reappointing resident ambassador in Lisbon

    Malta is actively considering reappointing a resident ambassador in Lisbon, Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela said. For the past six years, Malta’s ambassador to Portugal has been non-resident, and the Maltese embassy in the Portuguese capital has...

  • Marsascala residents oppose council office plans

    Marsascala residents oppose council office plans

    Marsascala residents are up in arms about local council plans to build its new offices in the St Anne Garden. However, mayor Mario Calleja dismissed concerns, saying the move would see the council “rise to European standards”. The announcement...

  • Julie Meyer bashes Malta as she announces pull-out

    Julie Meyer bashes Malta as she announces pull-out

    American businesswoman Julie Meyer has sent an e-mail to her investors and mailing list saying that she was pulling all her businesses out of Malta, taking the opportunity to bash the jurisdiction. The e-mail describes the country as a "culture...

  • All but six local council offices found in breach of safety rules

    All but six local council offices found in breach of safety rules

    All but six of the existing 68 local councils have been fined or are facing judicial action after it was found that their offices were “in breach” of occupational health and safety legislation. The non-compliance was flagged during a series of...

  • Inquiry into child's death concluded, but no report publication for now

    Inquiry into child's death concluded, but no report publication for now

    An inquiry report about the sudden death of Victoria Aluko, 7, has been concluded and presented to the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The ministry said it would be considering administrative recommendations made, but the report by retired...

  • PA rejects two ODZ fuel station applications

    PA rejects two ODZ fuel station applications

    Updated at 12.30pm Proposed ODZ fuel stations in Żebbuġ and Iklin were unanimously rejected by the Planning Authority on Thursday. They were both been recommended for refusal, as they are less than 500 metres – the minimum distance stipulated by...