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  • Fuel pumps available Friday night as sign of 'good will'

    Fuel pumps available Friday night as sign of 'good will'

    Fuel pumping stations will be working all night on Friday as a sign of “good will”, the GRTU said on Friday. Fuel has not been available after fuel stations close at 6pm all week as part of a nationwide industrial dispute. The action was announced...

  • Malta-based online ‘medical school’ risks damaging island's reputation

    Malta-based online ‘medical school’ risks damaging island's reputation

    A Malta-based online medical school could be used as a backdoor for underqualified doctors to work in EU hospitals, European doctors fear. Frank Montgomery, who chairs the Standing Committee of European Doctors, an EU-wide doctors’ lobby, told...

  • Fuel stations’ action ‘will escalate unless meeting set’

    Fuel stations’ action ‘will escalate unless meeting set’

    Motorists could find it even harder to get fuel this week if an urgent meeting between the government and pump station owners was not set, the GRTU – Malta Chamber of SMEs has warned. Station owners announced on Monday night that fuel would not be...

  • Renovations in the works for 30 housing estates across Malta

    Renovations in the works for 30 housing estates across Malta

    Some 30 housing estates across the island will be renovated through a funding programme announced on Wednesday. Housing Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said the works, costing some €150,000, would be based on requests made by tenants...

  • Migrant rescue ship stranded at sea again

    Migrant rescue ship stranded at sea again

    An NGO vessel that rescued a group of distressed migrants last week is stranded at sea once again as the Maltese and Italian authorities insist it is not their responsibility to help coordinate the disembarkation. Sea-Watch 3 rescued 47 migrants...

  • Watch: Works start on €700 million roads make-over

    Watch: Works start on €700 million roads make-over

    Works on the first 31 residential roads being overhauled as part of the government’s €700 million investment began this week, Transport Minister Ian Borg announced on Tuesday. During a visit to works being carried out on a dirt road in residential...

  • Fuel will not be available outside stations regular opening hours

    Fuel will not be available outside stations regular opening hours

    Updated Tuesday at 8.50pm with Enemed's reply to GRTU statement Fuel will not be available after petrol stations close at 6pm, the GRTU said on Monday night.In a statement following a lengthy meeting with station owners, the chamber said the...

  • Xgħajra residents vow to fight huge land reclamation project

    Xgħajra residents vow to fight huge land reclamation project

    Xgħajra residents gathered in a small church hall on Sunday to plan ways to express their objection to the possibility of a major land reclamation project along the southern village’s coastline.  “First they built Smart City and we had to put up...

  • Watch: Not voting is a vote for Labour, Delia tells PN supporters

    Watch: Not voting is a vote for Labour, Delia tells PN supporters

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia on Sunday said any party supporters thinking of withholding their vote were playing into the hands of the Labour Party. Speaking during a political gathering at the PN club in Birkirkara, Dr Delia said the...

  • Suspicious symbols marked on homes may be linked to burglars

    Suspicious symbols marked on homes may be linked to burglars

    Police are investigating the reappearance of suspicious symbols marked on the facades of homes that they believe may be linked to an organised gang of burglars, the Times of Malta has learnt.  Police sources working on the case said they had...