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  • Three admit to child pornography charges

    Three admit to child pornography charges

    Three men admitted to child pornography charges in court on Friday, pleading guilty just before courtroom proceedings were set to get underway.  The men were among seven arraigned last Tuesday after they were arrested by the police vice squad, who...

  • Għarb residents face 'attempted suicide' following PA fireworks factory decision, warns council

    Għarb residents face 'attempted suicide' following PA fireworks factory decision, warns council

    A Planning Authority decision to pave the way for a new fireworks factory in Għarb rides roughshod over locals' wishes and leaves them facing "attempted suicide", the town's local council has said.  "Farmers are being forced to abandon their...

  • Blood samples at centre of drink-driving involuntary homicide cast in doubt

    Blood samples at centre of drink-driving involuntary homicide cast in doubt

    Blood samples taken from a young driver who stands accused of the involuntary homicide of his 22-year old friend in a drunk-driving accident three years ago in Nadur have been cast in doubt by the defence. Terence Tanti, the 24-year old driver,...

  • Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    A Syrian nun who narrowly escaped one of the deadliest days in Damascus this week, is on her way to Malta to provide a first-hand account of the devastation left by a conflict that has been raging for seven years. On Tuesday, the skies turned...

  • Woman's fake detergent scheme took investors to the cleaners, court told

    Woman's fake detergent scheme took investors to the cleaners, court told

    A married couple handed an unemployed woman €35,000 to invest in a detergent business that did not exist, they told a court.  The couple were among various people who took the witness stand to describe how they had been tricked out of their money...

  • Property Fund investors awarded €3.4 million damages

    Property Fund investors awarded €3.4 million damages

    Updated at 3.40pm - Adds government statement Four hundred investors in a Bank of Valletta property fund have been awarded €3.4 million plus interest by the financial arbiter. The case goes back to 2012, when the fund - which was launched in 2005...

  • Entry to 30 homes in Pembroke blocked after works stopped abruptly

    Entry to 30 homes in Pembroke blocked after works stopped abruptly

    Extensive flooding in common parts, after maintenance work at a Pembroke complex stopped abruptly, barred over 30 families from accessing their apartments through the main doors. Venting their anger and frustration about the “unbearable...

  • 175,000 bought goods online in 2017

    175,000 bought goods online in 2017

    Clothes and sports goods remained the most popular items purchased by Maltese internet shoppers in 2017, followed by holiday and travel services. However, the largest increase in online sales was registered in household goods, films and...

  • Ex-parliamentary secretary is given another direct order

    Ex-parliamentary secretary is given another direct order

    Former planning parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri was given a direct order, worth just short of €30,000, in addition to a €126,000-contract for services to the Planning Authority. According to data tabled in parliament earlier this week, Dr...

  • Deficit in January of €13.1 million

    Deficit in January of €13.1 million

    The government registered a deficit of €13.1 million in January, according to the National Statistics Office. Compared to the same month last year, recurrent revenue increased by €21.9 million whereas total expenditure went up by €19.1 million.

  • Thai traffic victim flown back for burial

    Thai traffic victim flown back for burial

    The body of Alfred Balzan, who was killed in a traffic collision in Thailand, arrived back in Malta on Thursday. The 78-year-old man was riding a Honda Wave motorbike in the northern town of Phitsanulok when he was hit by a woman driving an Isuzu...

  • ERA proposes new measures to protect trees from harmful activities

    ERA proposes new measures to protect trees from harmful activities

    New regulations and guidelines have been proposed by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) to protect trees from construction works and other potentially harmful activities. The documents, which are open for public consultation until March...

  • Restorer’s last ditch attempt to spare historic buildings from demolition

    Restorer’s last ditch attempt to spare historic buildings from demolition

    A restoration architect has written to Culture Minister Owen Bonnici pleading withhim to save various historic buildings which have been earmarked for demolition to make way for large scale developments. Edward Said, who is also the founder of the...

  • PN councillor in Marsascala resigns from party

    PN councillor in Marsascala resigns from party

    Charlot Cassar has resigned from the Nationalist Party but said he would continue to serve in the Marsascala council as an independent councillor. "My primary duty is to be fair and just with the people that I serve. To do that, my primary loyalty...

  • Malta facing hefty cut in EU funding

    Malta facing hefty cut in EU funding

    Malta risks losing hundreds of millions of euros in EU funds after 2020 if fresh proposals by Brussels for the upcoming seven-year budget materialise, the Times of Malta is informed. EU leaders, including Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, meet...

  • Today's front pages: February 23, 2018

    Today's front pages: February 23, 2018

    Pembroke residents were left stranded after works on an access road stopped before the job was done, the Times of Malta reported. Another story stressed that Malta's economic growth meant it would be getting far less funding from the EU as it...

  • Foundation chaired by PM’s wife gets €48,000 in voluntary funds

    Foundation chaired by PM’s wife gets €48,000 in voluntary funds

    The Marigold Foundation, which is chaired by the Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, was given €48,000 last year, the second-highest sum given to a voluntary organisation after Inspire. Figures tabled in Parliament show Marigold received three...

  • Internet key, suspicious looking powder found during searches at prisons

    Internet key, suspicious looking powder found during searches at prisons

    An internet key and some suspicious looking powder in a prisoner’s locker were the only prohibited items found during intensive searches at two prison divisions by the Police Drug Section, the government said. It said in a statement, steps would...

  • €41,000 to safeguard Dwejra Conservation Area

    €41,000 to safeguard Dwejra Conservation Area

    Keeping the Dwejra Conservation Area safe is costing taxpayers around €41,000 a year, according to Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Chris Said, she said that three persons were stationed there every day...

  • Michelle Muscat appointment patron of European Alliance for Rare Diseases

    Michelle Muscat appointment patron of European Alliance for Rare Diseases

    Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife, has once again been appointed patron of Eurordis, the European Alliance for Rare Diseases. Mrs Muscat’s fifth consecutive appointment took place during a ceremony in Brussels attended by Belgian...