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  • David Casa has not sued over cocaine claims, editor tells court

    David Casa has not sued over cocaine claims, editor tells court

    No libels about stories claiming MEP David Casa was a cocaine user had been filed, a court heard on Friday. MaltaToday managing editor Saviour Balzan told a court that Mr Casa had not filed any libel suits about the allegations published in his...

  • Malta told to step up fight against corruption, impunity

    Malta told to step up fight against corruption, impunity

    Malta must step up its fight against corruption and impunity, also bolstering human rights bodies, according to United Nations members states. In a report published during a Human Rights Council session, delegations from UN members repeatedly...

  • Watch: 'I wish you would listen'... young activists march for climate change

    Watch: 'I wish you would listen'... young activists march for climate change

    Updated at 4.30pm Eight-year-old Samwel Attard struck a chord when he took the microphone at an environmental rally on Friday, asking why developers were building over the last remaining countryside on the island.  “I want to be heard by those who...

  • Consumer education campaign on transparency of bank fees launched

    Consumer education campaign on transparency of bank fees launched

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has joined local and international organisations in celebrating World Consumer Rights Day, a yearly occasion which serves to highlight and raise awareness on the rights of consumers around the world. The MFSA...

  • New temporary shelter for homeless as demand increases

    New temporary shelter for homeless as demand increases

    Where does an 18-year-old student seeking shelter from domestic violence or a family who loses its home because of a spike in rental prices go? With demand surpassing supply, space at shelters is running out, so the Catholic Action Movement (AKM)...

  • Malta ‘unlikely’ to reach EU's school-leaving target

    Malta ‘unlikely’ to reach EU's school-leaving target

    Updated 11.25am, adds unveiling of study It was “unlikely” Malta would manage to slash the early school-leavers’ rate to 10% in line with the European Union’s 2020 targets, researchers have concluded. Carmel Borg, who heads the National...

  • Today's front pages - March 15, 2019

    Today's front pages - March 15, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Friday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says the mysterious disappearance and gruesome murder of an accountant whose clients were involved in shady property dealings 37 years ago resurfaced on Thursday when his...

  • 1982 gruesome murder resurfaces in compensation claim

    1982 gruesome murder resurfaces in compensation claim

    The mysterious disappearance and gruesome murder of an accountant whose clients were involved in shady property dealings 37 years ago resurfaced on Thursday when his wife and son asked the court for compensation. Although nobody has ever been...

  • Riding the waves

    Riding the waves

    Surfers took advantage of the strong winds to ride the waves at Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq over the past few days. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Students with difficulties felt ‘shortchanged’ by system

    Students with difficulties felt ‘shortchanged’ by system

    Students who left school early, without obtaining any qualifications, often felt “shortchanged” by an education system that did not properly acknowledge their learning difficulties, according to a new study. Conducted by the National Observatory...

  • Mooring permits cannot be leased

    Mooring permits cannot be leased

    A recent Facebook advert promoting a new ‘service’ and encouraging boat owners to trade their unused mooring permits in various bays was illegal, Transport Malta has confirmed. Eyebrows were immediately raised when Kerb, an international digital...

  • Two rescued from Birkirkara apartment after blaze

    Two rescued from Birkirkara apartment after blaze

    A man and a woman were treated for smoke inhalation on Thursday evening after a fire broke out in an apartment overlying a garage at Ta' Paris in Birkirkara. The blaze was reported at 7.30pm and two fire engines were deployed by the Civil...

  • Police yet to follow orders by Egrant inquiry magistrate

    Police yet to follow orders by Egrant inquiry magistrate

    The police are not yet known to have instituted criminal charges against “a particular person”, as instructed to do by the magistrate who conducted the Egrant inquiry, judging by information given in Parliament this week. The matter was raised in...

  • Three held after drug finds

    Three held after drug finds

    The police have arrested two men from Serbia and another from North Macedonia after finding them in possession of drugs. The arrests stemmed from investigations after an Albanian man reported that he was assaulted earlier this month. The arrests...

  • Expert fears for Wied il-Lunzjata and Mġarr valley as more country paths are widened and surfaced

    Expert fears for Wied il-Lunzjata and Mġarr valley as more country paths are widened and surfaced

    Fresh alarm has been raised about surfacing of country roads after the practice was spotted at il-Lunzjata in the limits of Rabat, and a valley on the outskirts of Mġarr. Concerns were first raised when concrete was poured on newly-widened country...

  • Caruana Galizia family rejects Muscat offer to accept inquiry conclusions to end libel case

    Caruana Galizia family rejects Muscat offer to accept inquiry conclusions to end libel case

    The family of Daphne Caruana Galizia has rejected the prime minister’s offer to drop libel proceedings against the slain journalist if they accept the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry. Joseph Muscat made his offer when he testified in the libel...

  • Ryanair expecting ‘worst summer ever’ for delays

    Ryanair expecting ‘worst summer ever’ for delays

    Low-cost airline Ryanair is expecting the "worst summer ever for delays", blaming planned Europe-wide air-traffic control strikes and staff shortage for the inconvenience. Last summer was already the worst summer for delays because of strikes by...

  • Police solve four-month spate of thefts and fraud

    Police solve four-month spate of thefts and fraud

    The police have managed to solve a long string of thefts and a number of cases of fraud, spanning a four-month period dating back to last October. Matthew Camilleri, a 32-year-old Gżira resident, was charged with no fewer than 19 separate...

  • Ryanair launches 15 new routes for winter

    Ryanair launches 15 new routes for winter

    Ryanair has announced 15 routes from Malta to cities including Luxembourg, Cork and Oslo during the winter.  The airline will also be flying to Paphos in Cyprus and Santiago in Spain - for the first time.  The airline will extend its current...

  • 'Waiting for a kidney offers me relief and hope,' mother needing transplant says

    'Waiting for a kidney offers me relief and hope,' mother needing transplant says

    Eight days before Christmas day, Catherine Dato went through nephrectomy, a procedure involving the surgical removal of a kidney. She was only able to return to her husband Antonio and her two children, Massimiliano, 16, and Martina, 13, three...

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