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  • Two hurt, four arrested after Tarxien fight

    Two hurt, four arrested after Tarxien fight

    A man suffered serious injuries, another was slightly injured, and four were arrested after a fight in Tarxien on Monday afternoon. The police said on Tuesday that it was informed about the incident by the hospital authorities shortly before...

  • Students stage 'lie-in' at White House to protest against gun violence

    Students stage 'lie-in' at White House to protest against gun violence

    Several dozen high school students from in and around Washington, D.C., staged a 'lie-in' demonstration in front of the White House to protest against gun violence in schools days after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school. The...

  • VGH had no money to pay salaries last month

    VGH had no money to pay salaries last month

    Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) had completely run out of cash by the beginning of this year and could not pay the salaries of its 85-member staff last month, senior VGH officials told the Times of Malta yesterday. Confirming a story published in...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Good morning. The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers. Times of Malta reports how the Nationalist Party went to court on Monday seeking to stop the transfer of hospitals to Steward Healthcare. It also reports that Vitals Global...

  • Steward announces deal to take over Maltese hospitals, government welcomes takeover

    Steward announces deal to take over Maltese hospitals, government welcomes takeover

    Steward Health Care System LLC on Tuesday said it had finalised a public-private partnership "to deliver exceptional health care to the people of Malta" but gave no details about the deal. The company, which is the largest private hospital...

  • Bus company fined €184,000 for delays in 2017

    Bus company fined €184,000 for delays in 2017

    Malta Public Transport had to pay €183,559 worth of fines for departure delays for bus services in 2017. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Toni Bezzina, Tranpost Minister Ian Borg said that the fines were imposed by Transport Malta. Fines...

  • Police on duty attacked 171 times

    Police on duty attacked 171 times

    There were 171 cases of aggression against police on duty during 2017, according to Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. He was replying to a parliamentary question by MP Beppe Fenech Adami. He said that this number included not only aggression...

  • 30 possible cases of money-laundering referred to courts by Attorney General

    30 possible cases of money-laundering referred to courts by Attorney General

    The Attorney General has referred 30 cases of possible money-laundering to the courts for investigation since 2010, of which four were in 2016 and one in 2017. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Karol Aquilina, Justice Minister Owen...

  • Discrimination accusations against bus company

    Discrimination accusations against bus company

    Updated at 9.45pm with MPT reaction Malta Public Transport has got itself into hot water after it allegedly advertised in Pakistan for male bus drivers aged between 25 and 40. MP Claudette Buttigieg asked the Equality Minister in parliament about...

  • Aid sector must innovate to deliver value for money - officials

    Aid sector must innovate to deliver value for money - officials

    The humanitarian sector lacks creativity and must innovate to deliver more value for money, officials said on Monday, amid fears of a funding shortfall following the Oxfam sex scandal. Aid groups must make better use of technology - from cash...

  • Surge in ultra-fast internet as SMS declines

    Surge in ultra-fast internet as SMS declines

    A 15-fold rise in ultra-fast internet subscriptions – of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) or higher – has been registered over the last two years, according to the latest figures. The growing popularity of applications like Netflix, Skype and...

  • More than 300 migrants intercepted off Libya - coastguard

    More than 300 migrants intercepted off Libya - coastguard

    The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats. Libya's western coastline is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea to seek...

  • Vodafone, Melita and GO all interested in more spectrum

    Vodafone, Melita and GO all interested in more spectrum

    As would be expected, the Malta Communications Authority has received submissions from all the three local telecom companies, interested in getting more spectrum to use for the provision of wireless broadband. Vodafone Malta, Melita and GO are...

  • 17 killed as rubbish mound collapses in Mozambique

    17 killed as rubbish mound collapses in Mozambique

    As many as 17 people have died after heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of rubbish in Mozambique's capital. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search...

  • How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    Domestic violence survivors cannot always explain in words how they have been broken by the abuse. So some have turned to dramatherapy, finding in that activity the trust, care and lack of judgement they so badly missed in their abusive...

  • Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks - White House

    Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks - White House

    The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on...

  • Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Uniform quality drinkable water will soon flow through the taps of every home in Malta according to plans unveiled by the Water Services Corporation on Monday. Addressing a press conference, WSC chief executive Richard Bilocca said the corporation...

  • British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded "the devil incarnate" by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown...

  • Paqpaqli victims recount the horror as supercar span out of control

    Paqpaqli victims recount the horror as supercar span out of control

    Car brakes, screeching tyres, a Porsche Spyder out of control, an instinctive attempt to get out of the away and finally darkness as the vehicle spun out of control, ploughing into bystanders. This was the vivid account narrated by Gustav Cauchi,...

  • Three companies rewarded for green initiatives

    Three companies rewarded for green initiatives

    Green Skips, Food Factory and Natural Health Malta have won their respective categories in the 9th edition of the Environment Award for Industry, organised by the University of Malta’s Cleaner Technology Centre. The awards highlight policies,...