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  • Politically exposed persons: FIAU lectures conference participants

    Politically exposed persons: FIAU lectures conference participants

    Jokes were silently exchanged, accompanied by half-suppressed chuckles as the audience in a packed seminar hall watched the next slide was projected onto a big screen: “Politically exposed persons”. It was about three hours into a day-long...

  • New prison or infrastructural overhaul?

    New prison or infrastructural overhaul?

    The government has commissioned a study on the Corradino prison to determine whether it requires an infrastructural overhaul or if a brand new facility was required, according to the Home Affairs Ministry. The preliminary study on the possible...

  • These are the most read stories of 2018

    These are the most read stories of 2018

    Times of Malta chronicles the major news stories of the year on its website. Last year’s most read online stories ranged from horrific accidents to major political exposés. Ivan Martin looks back at the top 10 online stories in 2018. Double...

  • Watch: Muscat, Delia look to 2019 with hope

    Watch: Muscat, Delia look to 2019 with hope

    Malta’s two political leaders ended the year with messages of hope for 2019. In a statement, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said 2019 would be a better year for families, businesses and the country than the one that had just ended. Some might think...

  • The year’s most shocking stories

    The year’s most shocking stories

    From a mysterious bomb explosion along a quiet rural lane, to a gruesome murder in suburbia, and the police victim of a violent hit-and-run, throughout 2018 the Times of Malta newsroom covered stories that shocked readers. Ivan Martin looks back...

  • Malta not expecting to match 2012 EU funding

    Malta not expecting to match 2012 EU funding

    The next batch of EU funds will be lower than that brought in by the last Nationalist administration because the country is facing a very different reality, Parliamentary Secretary Aaron Farrugia told The Sunday Times of Malta. As the New Year...

  • Employers in difficulty to meet salary demands, survey shows

    Employers in difficulty to meet salary demands,  survey shows

    Half of Maltese employers faced difficulties in meeting workers’ salary demands as the economy continues to boom, a new survey has found. According to consultancy firm MISCO’s annual survey on human resources, 50% of Maltese employers said meeting...

  • Shocked father witnesses his son getting hit by car

    Shocked father witnesses his son getting hit by car

    Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident in Mdina that saw two people suffer minor injuries. Saviour Formosa, the father of one of the injured parties, said his son was hit by a silver Fiat Punto on Sunday evening, just in front of the main...

  • One hospitalised, 19 treated after fight in flats goes out of control

    One hospitalised, 19 treated after fight in flats goes out of control

    Updated 11.20am Police believe a fire that broke out in a block of flats in Gżira on Christmas Eve was sparked because of a fight which may be have been linked to drugs. One person was hospitalised and 19 had to be treated on site after a fire...

  • Muscat promises further pension increases as economic growth continues

    Muscat promises further pension increases as economic growth continues

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday said the government planned to bump up pensions again as the country reaped the fruits of a soaring economy. Speaking during a short telephone call on the Labour Party’s ONE Radio, Dr Muscat said pensioners...