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  • Crowds rock the Granaries at Isle of MTV

    Crowds rock the Granaries at Isle of MTV

    Some 50,000 people descended on the Granaries in Floriana this evening for the Isle of MTV, which has now become an annual event in Malta. The free live music concert, which will be broadcast in more than 20 countries, is this year featuring the...

  • Farsons’ shareholders authorise property spin-off

    Farsons’ shareholders authorise property spin-off

    A resolution permitting Farsons to implement the spin off of a number of property assets into a separately listed public company has been approved by the company’s 70th annual general meeting today. The spin-off will be effected by way of a...

  • 24 children hospitalised due to dangerous toys or clothing

    24 children hospitalised due to dangerous toys or clothing

    During 2015, 24 children of up to 12 years of age were injured while using children’s products, according to Mater Dei Hospital’s Injury Database. However, many injuries remain either unreported or are classified erroneously. EU statistics...

  • Gozitan MP Chris Said to contest PN leadership

    Gozitan MP Chris Said to contest PN leadership

    Former Justice Minister Chris Said said today he will be contesting the post of leader of the Nationalist Party. Dr Said, 46, told the Times of Malta that he wanted to make the Nationalist Party a strong and relevant political force, a formidable...

  • Malta leads small states in WHO mission to eradicate childhood obesity

    Malta leads small states in WHO mission to eradicate childhood obesity

    Health ministers from eight small states of the World Health Organisation's European Region have agreed to work together to address obesity in children.  The eight nations met in St Julian's to sign the Malta Statement on ‘Ending Childhood...

  • PN spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign

    PN spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign

    The Nationalist Party spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign, excluding wages, it said today. Money was used on advertising, political activities and initiatives on social media, the party said. All of it was collected from donations and all...

  • Alleged fraudster pockets €5,000 after promising victim job at Freeport

    Alleged fraudster pockets €5,000 after promising victim job at Freeport

    An unemployed man who entrusted part of his savings to an acquaintance who offered to help him secure a job at Malta Freeport ended up losing his money when the whole affair allegedly turned out to be a swindle. Tempted by the job prospect, the...

  • Statements by suspects not assisted by a lawyer cannot be used as evidence - court

    Statements by suspects not assisted by a lawyer cannot be used as evidence - court

    A constitutional court has declared that every suspect has the right to be assisted by a lawyer during police interrogation and that any statement released without such assistance cannot be used as evidence during criminal proceedings. Italian...

  • Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Oranges, carrots, beans, spinach, cucumber, potatoes, sweet peppers and olive oil were not tested by the market surveillance directorate between 2014 and 2016, even though they had been found to exceed maximum pesticide levels in previous years. A...

  • Stars in the sun - Isle of MTV singers are feeling the heat

    Stars in the sun - Isle of MTV singers are feeling the heat

    This year's Isle of MTV concert headliners are in Malta – and feeling the heat – ahead of tonight’s much anticipated show in Floriana. Some 50,000 people are expected to descend on the Granaries this evening for a show which will be broadcast in...

  • Bail for policewoman's husband accused of domestic abuse and marital rape

    Bail for policewoman's husband accused of domestic abuse and marital rape

    A policewoman’s husband who was arraigned today over charges of domestic abuse and marital rape, was granted bail under strict orders to steer away from her and from their former home.  The 32-year old from Hamrun was taken to court under arrest...

  • Alien crayfish preying on vulnerable tadpoles at Chadwick Lakes

    Alien crayfish preying on vulnerable tadpoles at Chadwick Lakes

    A crayfish introduced to Chadwick Lakes threatens the fragile freshwater ecosystem there, biologists who discovered the alien species have warned.  The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)  was identified by members of the University of...

  • Court applies leniency for drug sharing

    Court applies leniency for drug sharing

    A female drug addict struggling with medical and mental problems has had her 12-month effective jail term drastically reduced on appeal after the court accepted that there had been no drug trafficking involved. Deborah Farrugia was arrested after...

  • Gender-neutral terms in marriage law 'logical solution' - MGRM

    Gender-neutral terms in marriage law 'logical solution' - MGRM

    The use of gender neutral terms in the amendments to the marriage law is the simplest and most logical solution to introduce equality for all, the MGRM Malta Gay Rights Movement said today. Some MPs and former MPs have criticised the fact that the...

  • Average worker makes €18,000 a year while working 41 hours a week

    Average worker makes €18,000 a year while working 41 hours a week

    Updated 5.30pm - Added government comments The average Maltese worker puts in just over 41 hours a week while earning a shade over €18,000 a year, new figures released by the National Statistics Office have shown.  Data from the NSO's latest...

  • Occupational accidents decrease - but drop is not uniform across all sectors

    Occupational accidents decrease - but drop is not uniform across all sectors

    Updated 1.20pm   The Occupational Health and Safety Authority is putting mental health and stress at work at the top of its agenda and wants action about them in the same way as it works to avoid accidents in other sectors such as the construction...

  • Bendy buses: Only half of bendy buses scrapped after export plan collapse

    Bendy buses: Only half of bendy buses scrapped after export plan collapse

    A company which more than three years ago bought the 81 former Arriva bendy buses but failed to export them, has still not managed to scrap half of them, the Times of Malta is informed. Last week’s fire at a large yard in San Ġwann, belonging to...

  • Busuttil greets Muslims at Eid celebration

    Busuttil greets Muslims at Eid celebration

    All communities should feel themselves part of society in Malta, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said when he greeted members of the Muslim community in Malta for the celebration of Eid at PN headquarters. He said the PN wants all to feel that...

  • MIA reduces CO2 emissions by 169 tonnes

    MIA reduces CO2 emissions by 169 tonnes

      An investment of over €300,000 in PV panels has enabled Malta International Airport to quadruple its clean energy generation, and register a drop in overall CO2 emissions. The company said its second Sustainability Report, drawn up on the basis...

  • Temperatures set to hit sweltering highs over next four days

    Temperatures set to hit sweltering highs over next four days

    Summer temperatures are set to reach sweltering levels as the mercury rises to highs of 36 degrees Celsius over the next four days.  The searing heat will bake Malta until Saturday before making way to cooler gusts of breezy weather on Sunday,...