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  • Development close to Roman catacombs could be withdrawn

    Development close to Roman catacombs could be withdrawn

    The Planning Authority board will be deciding whether to withdraw a permit for a terraced house which could threaten Gozo's only surviving Roman catacombs. The controversial permit given to the development at a protected site in Għar Għerduf,...

  • Gaming Authority spent €4.3m to ‘fit-out’ leased building

    Gaming Authority spent €4.3m to ‘fit-out’ leased building

    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has paid €4.3 million to ‘fit-out’ a building it leased for 15 years to serve as its HQ at Smart City, the Times of Malta has learnt. The decision to relocate the MGA to a new building was taken by the...

  • Motorcyclist, pedestrian seriously injured

    Motorcyclist, pedestrian seriously injured

    Updated 11.45am with second incident A 25-year-old motorcyclist and a pedestrian seriously injured following accidents in Santa Venera and Qormi. The police said the first incident happened in Psaila Street at 6pm yesterday after a Mitsubishi...

  • Anġlu Farrugia to be reappointed as Speaker

    Anġlu Farrugia to be reappointed as Speaker

    Anglu Farrugia will be reconfirmed as Speaker of the House, a government spokesman confirmed this morning.  Dr Farrugia, a former Labour deputy leader, will reoccupy his constitutional post after getting the thumbs up from Prime Minister Joseph...

  • Labour to elect new deputy leader mid-July

    Labour to elect new deputy leader mid-July

    The Labour Party will be convening an extraordinary general conference on July 13 to elect a new deputy leader for parliamentary affairs after Louis Grech decided to step down.  The nominations will be received between Tuesday and Thursday and the...

  • Pigeon cull planned for Vittoriosa after numbers become 'unbearable'

    Pigeon cull planned for Vittoriosa after numbers become 'unbearable'

    A pigeon cull is being planned for Thursday to the delight of some Vittoriosa residents, and the dismay of others. Following in the footsteps of other local councils – including those of St Julian’s, Sliema and Balzan among others – the Vittoriosa...

  • Fish farm relocation 'harmful, in breach of law'

    Fish farm relocation 'harmful, in breach of law'

    Updated Saturday 11pm with ERA statement The relocation of tuna fish farming cages has been lambasted as potentially harmful to the environment, in breach of the law and mired in a process lacking transparency by BirdLife Malta. The NGO was...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that the Malta Gaming Authority has paid €4.3 million to ‘fitout’ a building it leased for 15 years to serve as its headquarters at Smart City. It also reports that...

  • Malta with second-lowest share of female academic staff at tertiary level

    Malta with second-lowest share of female academic staff at tertiary level

    Malta's share of female academic staff in tertiary education is second lowest in Europe, a new report has found, with only 34.4 per cent of educators being women. A report published by the European Commission found that across the EU, females...

  • Mortuary procedures being reviewed after burial mix-up

    Mortuary procedures being reviewed after burial mix-up

    Operating procedures at the hospital mortuary are being updated to eliminate the possibility of bodies being accidentally swapped as happened last week, Health Minister Chris Fearne has confirmed. Times of Malta reported on Monday that a mix-up at...

  • Record visitors to Malta museum sites in 2016

    Record visitors to Malta museum sites in 2016

    Admissions to Heritage Malta museums and sites last year reached an all-time high with almost 1.3 million visitors. According to official data listed in the 2016 annual report, Ġgantija Temples retained top spot as the most popular attraction,...

  • Accident leaves woman seriously injured

    Accident leaves woman seriously injured

    A 32-year-old woman from Qormi was seriously injured in an accident today at 2.30pm on Valletta Road, Mqabba. The police said that her Hyundai getz was involved in a collision with a Kia Ceres driven by a 54-year-old man from Birkirkara.

  • ‘There can be no peace without well-being’

    ‘There can be no peace without well-being’

    NGOs struggling to tap funding opportunities today met businesses that want to give something back to their community but do not know how to. The meeting marks three years from the launch of the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society,...

  • PN retains two seats after Labour loses constitutional case

    PN retains two seats after Labour loses constitutional case

    Updated 8pm. The Constitutional Court has ruled against a Labour Party argument that the Nationalist Party should not have been given two extra seats in parliament following the general election. The Constitutional Court has ruled against a Labour...

  • Foreigners cleared of assaulting Maltese in Paceville

    Foreigners cleared of assaulting Maltese in Paceville

    Two foreign nationals involved in a violent scuffle with a group of locals in Paceville were acquitted of having grievously injured one of the men after it emerged that they were acting in self-defence. Bulgarian-born Stefan Praskov, 31, and Iliev...

  • Government to present Air Malta plan to unions in two weeks' time

    Government to present Air Malta plan to unions in two weeks' time

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi this afternoon announced that government’s fresh plans for Air Malta would be presented to the unions in two weeks' time. Though he gave very few details of what is in store, he said that certain areas would be...

  • Driver injured in Valletta crash

    Driver injured in Valletta crash

    A 71-year-old man from Rabat has been hospitalised after the Ford Cargo he was driving was involved in a collision with a car driven by a 36-year-old man from Qormi. The accident took place at 3.45pm on St Mark Street, Valletta, and the road has...

  • Managing director fined €8,000 for death of employee

    Managing director fined €8,000 for death of employee

    A managing director was fined €8,000 by a criminal court for his failure to abide by health and safety rules which led to the death of an employee, mitigated by the victim's own negligence. Claudio Muscat, 60, from Swieqi, as managing director of...

  • Malta hopes to host medicines agency dashed

    Malta hopes to host medicines agency dashed

    Malta’s hopes of becoming the chosen location to host the EU’s Medicines Agency were dashed this week as an internal European Commission report setting out new guidelines puts more advanced and richer member states in pole position. According to...

  • All identity and citizenship agencies grouped under OPM

    All identity and citizenship agencies grouped under OPM

    There were no major surprises in the portfolios allocated to the various ministers and parliamentary secretaries announced by the Department of Information today – with most having already been announced. All the identity and residence sectors...