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  • Mega direct order approved one week before contract signed

    Mega direct order approved one week before contract signed

    Updated at 9.30pm with government reaction A €58 million contract for catering services and a kitchen at St Vincent de Paul Residence was signed a week after the government approved a €274 million direct order to the successful bidder, the Times...

  • Hooded, armed men spotted outside Bulebel warehouse

    Hooded, armed men spotted outside Bulebel warehouse

    Two hooded people who appeared to be armed with a firearm were spotted outside a Bulebel warehouse on Wednesday afternoon, the police said.Officers were dispatched to the site after receiving reports of what appeared to be an imminent hold-up...

  • Hospital staff fed up of dealing with drunk and high Paceville patrons

    Hospital staff fed up of dealing with drunk and high Paceville patrons

    A medical clinic could soon be set up in Paceville to handle the drunk revellers who normally crowd the hospital’s emergency unit on weekends, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Tuesday. “On weekends and holidays, we are experiencing a number...

  • Palumbo shipyard electric circuit fire leaves two injured

    Palumbo shipyard electric circuit fire leaves two injured

    Updated 5pm  Two people were rushed to hospital after an electric circuit board sparked and caught fire at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. A 45-year-old man from Naxxar and a 55-year-old man from Fgura were rushed to Mater Dei Hospital. The younger man...

  • Watch: Ferris sticks by Egrant testimony after three hours of questioning

    Watch: Ferris sticks by Egrant testimony after three hours of questioning

    Updated 3.35pm - Added video Former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris stuck by the testimony he gave as part of the Egrant inquiry during a three-hour questioning session at the police headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to journalists...

  • Swimmers and divers appalled by Xatt l-Aħmar sewage

    Swimmers and divers appalled by Xatt l-Aħmar sewage

    As the evening colours danced in the sky and planet Earth was casting its shadow on the red moon on the last Friday of July, another not-so-natural phenomenon was occurring at ix-Xatt l-Aħmar – the Red Bay – outside Għajnsielem, Gozo. Gurgling...

  • Karozzin horse collapses and dies in Floriana

    Karozzin horse collapses and dies in Floriana

    Updated 5pm  A horse drawing a karozzin collapsed and died in Floriana on Wednesday afternoon, horrifying tourists and prompting the parliamentary secretary for animal rights to call for laws to be revised.  The incident happened at about 1pm at...

  • Chef slightly injured in Sliema kebab house fire

    Chef slightly injured in Sliema kebab house fire

    A kebab house worker was slightly injured on Wednesday afternoon when a fire broke out in a restaurant in Sliema's St Anne Square.  The fire was quickly brought under control and the chef was taken to hospital for treatment.  Police cordoned off...

  • Organisers fume as Curia bans fireworks show from Mellieħa church

    Organisers fume as Curia bans fireworks show from Mellieħa church

    Updated at 3.30pm with Curia reaction A Mellieħa fireworks society has hit out at the Curia for refusing it permission to let off a spectacular fireworks display from the roof of the parish church, describing the decision as "absurd." The Marija...

  • Trade deficit balloons to €312.1 million

    Trade deficit balloons to €312.1 million

    Malta registered a trade deficit of €312.1 million in June, compared to €128.8 million in the same month of last year, according to preliminary figures published by the National Statistics Office. Imports increased by €123.9 million, while exports...

  • Carer placed under probation, ordered to pay elderly couple €20,000

    Carer placed under probation, ordered to pay elderly couple €20,000

    A carer who betrayed the trust of an elderly couple, robbing them of their hard-earned savings and tranquility, was placed under probation and ordered to compensate her victims €20,000. Rhian Zammit, 30, was prosecuted for aggravated theft of...

  • Controversial fuel station set to expand - before it even opens

    Controversial fuel station set to expand - before it even opens

    A planned fuel station outside development zones in Marsascala could be allowed to grow by two-thirds before it has even been built. The Planning Authority controversially issued a permit for the fuel station on 1,500 square metres of agricultural...

  • St Vincent de Paul Home bosses reconsider CCTVs after alleged assault

    St Vincent de Paul Home bosses reconsider CCTVs after alleged assault

    The management of St Vincent de Paul Residence is again looking into the possibility of having CCTV cameras in wards and corridors installed after an elderly resident was allegedly assaulted by a carer.   The residence said that on Monday one of...

  • July passenger traffic at MIA breaks monthly records

    July passenger traffic at MIA breaks monthly records

    Malta International Airport saw a record 756,356 passenger movements in July, going a long way to confirming projections that almost 6.8 million passengers will use the airport by the end of this year.  The July arrivals were 12.1 per cent up over...

  • The military was the ‘safest job in Malta’ in the first half of this year

    The military was the ‘safest job in Malta’ in the first half of this year

    The Armed Forces of Malta posted the fewest non-fatal workplace injuries in the first half of this year, according to official statistics. Data released on Tuesday by the National Statistics Office shows AFM personnel were the least likely to be...

  • Ferris questioned on Egrant testimony at police HQ

    Ferris questioned on Egrant testimony at police HQ

    Updated 3pm - Ferris leaves police HQ Former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris arrived at police headquarters at noon on Wednesday to face questioning by the police about his testimony during the Egrant inquiry. He was seen leaving shortly before...

  • Today's front pages - August 8, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 8, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that Paceville is set to get a clinic for revellers. It also reports how former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris has been summoned by the police for...

  • Mcast set up 'grievance office' because 'it cares for its staff'

    Mcast set up 'grievance office' because 'it cares for its staff'

    The Malta College of Arts Science and Technology said on Tuesday it had very recently set up the 'Grievance Office' because it “values and cares for all its staff”. In a statement last week, the Malta Union of Teachers objected to Mcast’s decision...

  • Watch: Scouts and Guides united through common values

    Watch: Scouts and Guides united through common values

    Some 1,600 young participants from 21 countries came together in the first international camp of its scale organised by the Scout Association of Malta and the Malta Girl Guides. Over 1,000 Maltese Scouts and Girl Guides took part in the event – a...

  • Man injured in traffic accident

    Man injured in traffic accident

    A 41-year-old man from Marsascala was grievously injured in a collision in Żabbar. The police said accident happened in Triq Villabate at 2pm. The man was driving a Toyota Vitz that was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 308 that was being...

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