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  • New Paola health centre to be named after Vincent Moran

    New Paola health centre to be named after Vincent Moran

    The new health centre in Paola is to be named after former minister Vincent Moran, who died last week. Health Minister Chris Fearne told parliament on Monday that it was fitting that the new centre would be named after Dr Moran, who was hugely...

  • Watch: Godfrey Farrugia claims he was threatened in Parliament, Cardona rejects claim

    Watch: Godfrey Farrugia claims he was threatened in Parliament, Cardona rejects claim

    Partit Demokratiku MP Godfrey Farrugia on Monday said Economy Minister Chris Cardona had threatened him in parliament, although he did not raise a privilege complaint. The incident erupted at the opening of the sitting when Dr Farrugia, a former...

  • Body scanners to remove need for strip searches at the prisons

    Body scanners to remove need for strip searches at the prisons

    Strip searches of prisoners and visitors to the Corradino prison will soon become a thing of the past as body scanners are introduced, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said on Monday. Addressing a press conference, Dr Farrugia deplored the...

  • Cats kick up a stench, owner fined €30

    Cats kick up a stench, owner fined €30

    A cat owner has been fined €30 for having failed to take the necessary precautions to stop her seven pets from causing an inconvenience to neighbours. Denise Falzon was prosecuted following complaints by a neighbouring couple and several visits by...

  • E-counting system flaws could lead to voter fraud, warns PN

    E-counting system flaws could lead to voter fraud, warns PN

    Updated 6.40pm with PL statement Flaws in a new electronic vote counting system set to be used for next May’s MEP and council elections could give rise to electoral fraud, possibly through the “buying of votes”, the Nationalist Party has warned.In...

  • Contractors come to blows at American University, man arraigned after year-long search

    Contractors come to blows at American University, man arraigned after year-long search

    The managing director of a turnkey company handling major works at the American University of Malta campus was granted bail on Monday after being accused of injuring a works contractor during a heated argument a year ago. Abdel Karim Ahmad, 42,...

  • Woman injured in Qormi traffic accident

    Woman injured in Qormi traffic accident

    A 56-year-old Qormi woman was injured in her hometown on Monday when she was hit by a car. The incident happened while crossing Triq San Bartolomew. The police said the vehicle, a Nissan Note, was being driven by a 49-year-old woman, also from...

  • €41,400 in fake bank notes were not meant for circulation, court finds

    €41,400 in fake bank notes were not meant for circulation, court finds

    A man has been cleared by a court of being in possession of fake bank notes purporting to total €41,400. The notes were clearly fake and the accused never intended to put them in circulation, the court concluded.  Bessam Abdulhamid was arrested at...

  • Delia must resign, say Occupy Justice

    Delia must resign, say Occupy Justice

    The Occupy Justice group on Monday called for the resignation of Opposition leader Adrian Delia, arguing that anyone suspected of involvement in criminal activity has no place in a public position. The Sunday Times of Malta on Sunday reported that...

  • Greater flamingo shot and stolen from nature reserve

    Greater flamingo shot and stolen from nature reserve

    The police are investigating the shooting of a Greater Flamingo and illegal entry into the Għadira nature reserve, where the bird has been living for 18 months. The point of entry into the reserve has been identified and it is clear that whoever...

  • Parliament Leaks: water seeping into Valletta building

    Parliament Leaks: water seeping into Valletta building

    MPs heading to parliament on a rainy day had better keep their waterproof jackets on once inside Malta’s highest institution because the building is known to leak during bad weather. Water trickled down from the ceiling in one room within the...

  • 'It is Delia who is caught in absurdity, not me' - Muscat

    'It is Delia who is caught in absurdity, not me' - Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has rejected criticism that his inaction against Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri had set a precedent to the point that he now finds himself having to defend the Opposition leader as well.“The only absurd situation is...

  • Driver cleared after running over two elderly pedestrians

    Driver cleared after running over two elderly pedestrians

    A driver who ran over two elderly pedestrians crossing a busy main road on their way to a coffee morning has been cleared of criminal responsibility over the incident. Alexia Caruana Coppola had been driving her Fiat Punto from Lija towards...

  • Tourism up 10 per cent in October

    Tourism up 10 per cent in October

    Inbound tourism in October increased by 10 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to National Statistics Office.An estimated 270,702 people visited Malta in October, of whom nearly the vast majority were on holiday. Most inbound...

  • Construction worker injured in one-storey fall

    Construction worker injured in one-storey fall

    Updated 2pm with worker's condition A construction worker was hospitalised on Monday after falling from a height of around one storey in Żurrieq.Police said the 53-year old Italian man, who lives in Marsascala,  was unloading some items from a van...

  • Emissions targets fall even further behind – report

    Emissions targets fall even further behind – report

    Malta fell even further behind its 2020 EU emissions reduction targets last year, according to a new European Environment Agency report. The report, ‘Trends and projections in Europe’, which tracks member states’ progress towards the EU’s climate...

  • One donated item a day helps put food on the table

    One donated item a day helps put food on the table

    Rising rents and an increase in seasonal workers meant more people were unable to put food on the table, the Valletta food bank’s administrator said ahead of one of the charity’s busiest periods of the year. Reverend Kim Hurst, of the Foodbank...

  • Children still lack right of informed participation

    Children still lack right of informed participation

    Malta has still not transposed the children’s right to participate in policy development, 28 years after ratifying a UN convention, according to a position paper by the National Institute for Childhood. The shortcoming remained despite the recent...

  • Today's front pages - December 3, 2018

    Today's front pages - December 3, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Monday's newspapers: The Times of Malta reports that Malta has yet to ensure children have the right of informed participation, 30 years after signing a UN convention to that effect. It also writes that the...

  • 'After we lost our mothers, we decided to do our bit'...

    'After we lost our mothers, we decided to do our bit'...

    Best friends Maxine Aquilina and Angie Amato have set up Jays of Sunshine, a new organisation which will help fulfil children and young people’s dreams at a difficult time. Both women have shared many a life experience: their friendship, their...

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