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  • Malta fails its first Moneyval anti-money laundering test but...

    Malta fails its first Moneyval anti-money laundering test but...

    Malta’s anti-money laundering regime received a poor grade in a draft Moneyval evaluation, with the government now scrambling to push up its final score before the summer deadline.  The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money...

  • What police found about Delia's Soho links - and why the case has stalled

    What police found about Delia's Soho links - and why the case has stalled

    A year after the FIAU flagged a “reasonable suspicion of money laundering” by Opposition leader Adrian Delia, the police investigation has hit a brick wall.  The Sunday Times of Malta can confirm that a report by the Financial Intelligence...

  • Developers' plan to trade airspace rights 'gains traction' with government

    Developers' plan to trade airspace rights 'gains traction' with government

    Updated Sunday 10.50am, adds statement by Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers The possibility of trading airspace near village cores for further development rights in other localities was “just a concept” but appears to have gone down well...

  • Will it be the end for St Patrick’s Day party in St Julian's

    Will it be the end for St Patrick’s Day party in St Julian's

    The local council of St Julian’s will be discussing the future of St Patrick’s Day street party, with opinion split as to whether it should continue being held there. While it was all fun and games for revellers, residents complained that the...

  • Hunters want to start shooting turtle dove once more

    Hunters want to start shooting turtle dove once more

    Updated 4.30pm, adds Birdlife press conference Hunters are expected to ask for permission to shoot a protected bird when they lobby for a spring hunting season at a decisive meeting scheduled for Wednesday. As the migration season, which sees...

  • Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Updated 8.20pm The Gozo ferries churned out 13 times the pollution that their cargo of vehicles would generate if they drove through a tunnel instead, a town hall debate on the proposed permanent link heard on Monday night. The debate, organised...

  • Watch: €13m Ta' Qali project to house 70 workshops

    Watch: €13m Ta' Qali project to house 70 workshops

    Some €13 million has been dedicated to building a comprehensive new crafts village in Ta' Qali. The ‘village’, which has long been on the cards, will house around 70 artisanal workshops and other operators who have entered into agreements with the...

  • Spanish investigators widen net in tuna racket probe

    Spanish investigators widen net in tuna racket probe

    The Spanish authorities were expected to take a closer look at the involvement of Maltese companies and “other entities” suspected of having played a role in an international tuna smuggling racket, sources close to the investigation said. “There...

  • PN will once again have to clean up Labour's mess, Delia says

    PN will once again have to clean up Labour's mess, Delia says

    The Nationalist Party will not shy away from cleaning up the mess that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will leave behind when he bows out of local politics, PN leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday.  Speaking at a party gathering in Msida, Dr Delia said...

  • Students to 'strike' for climate change on Friday

    Students to 'strike' for climate change on Friday

    Maltese students will join others around the world in demanding action to combat climate change on Friday with a symbolic strike. Students will be marching from the University of Malta to Parliament in Valletta at noon, as thousands of others...