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  • Teachers’ union registers dispute over SkolaSajf pay

    Teachers’ union registers dispute over SkolaSajf pay

    The Union of Professional Educators has registered an industrial dispute with the Foundation for Educational Services after SkolaSajf staff were informed they would be paid in October. The decision was confirmed by union president Graham Sansone...

  • 'Malta is putting lives at risk' - sea rescue NGO

    'Malta is putting lives at risk' - sea rescue NGO

    The Maltese Government is putting human lives at risk by illegally blocking rescue vessels, the NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday. The NGO's vessel Sea-Watch 3 remains impounded in Malta as authorities investigate alleged registration...

  • Watch: Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year

    Watch: Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year

    Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year and another 40 were found injured, Nature Trust president Vincent Attard said. Mr Attard warned the number of turtles dying from ingesting plastic-related litter was on the rise. Fifteen turtles had...

  • Police sergeant bitten and left bruised

    Police sergeant bitten and left bruised

    A policeman was bitten and left bruised by a man last night, the Malta Police Association said. The police officer, sergeant Alexander Gauci, will now have to undergo tests in hospital. “He has six months until he knows everything is fine,” the...

  • Two cars catch fire in Ħamrun

    Two cars catch fire in Ħamrun

    Two cars caught fire in Ħamrun in the early hours of Friday morning, the police said.  A parked BMW caught fire at around 4 am and the fire soon spread to a nearby Alfa Romeo. Members of the Civil Protection Department were soon on site at...

  • Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    A 19-year-old Dutchman is expected to be charged in connection with the tragic death of his teenage friend in Wednesday’s jet ski accident at St George’s Bay, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the suspect had failed a breathalyser test soon...

  • No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    The Planning Authority will not be taking further action in the case of about 120 foreigners found living inside a cow farm that has now been sealed off. A spokesman for the planning watchdog told the Times of Malta on Thursday that while...

  • Today's front pages - August 17, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 17, 2018

    These are the top stories in local newspapers this Friday. The Times of Malta reports that the illegal economy is now worth at least €320m, with it having grown by €40m in just one year. The newspaper also reports from court, where a police...

  • Malta, Italy, in fresh tussle over migrants

    Malta, Italy, in fresh tussle over migrants

    Updated 9.42pm with more details - A fresh controversy has erupted between Malta and Italy over who should assume responsibility for 171 migrants picked up by the Italian Coast Guard after they refused help by Maltese rescuers. Italian Interior...

  • When killing storks was considered a prize catch

    When killing storks was considered a prize catch

    Storks have long been considered a prize catch on the island even though they were added to the list of protected birds in 1980, according to a veteran ornithologist who says rebel hunters must learn to follow the rules. At least four protected...

  • "Abandoned" pigs get food and water from volunteers

    "Abandoned" pigs get food and water from volunteers

    Volunteers are taking food and water to 35 “abandoned” pigs in Mellieħa, while calling for immediate action from the authorities. The animals’ plight was highlighted on Tuesday by the NGO Animal Liberation Malta, which said the pigs were found in...

  • Man drowns in Gozo

    Man drowns in Gozo

    A German man has died after finding himself in difficulties while swimming off Dwejra in Gozo. The incident happened at about 5pm. The man, 68, who was originally believed to be Dutch, died on the scene. The alarm was raised by his son, who...

  • It was a mistake, Edward Scicluna says of Casa 'hanging' comment

    It was a mistake, Edward Scicluna says of Casa 'hanging' comment

    Updated with minister's reaction  Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has described MEP David Casa as 'pathetic' for saying he had endorsed a Facebook comment for him to be hanged, insisting that this had been an obvious mistake and he meant no harm...

  • Aquarius leaves Malta despite fears it may be held over registration issues

    Aquarius leaves Malta despite fears it may be held over registration issues

    The migrant rescue ship Aquarius left Malta on Thursday after having disembarked 141 migrants on Wednesday afternoon. SOS Mediterranee, which operates the ship together with Medicins sans Frontieres, in a tweet acknowledged the role Maltese...

  • ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    A number of historic mulberry trees in Żejtun will be axed as part of a project to reconstruct an arterial road, but the government is saying the trees were already doomed after having fallen prey to a pest. Moreover, State agency Infrastructure...

  • Horse races go ahead in the afternoon heat despite guidelines

    Horse races go ahead in the afternoon heat despite guidelines

    Updated 5.15pm with new video The Animal Welfare Commissioner has lamented a lack of regulations after the Santa Marija horse races in Victoria once again took place in the heat of mid-afternoon on the feast day, despite guidelines from the...

  • Drugs hidden in nooks and crannies around Paceville for runners to collect

    Drugs hidden in nooks and crannies around Paceville for runners to collect

    Drug dealers in Paceville allegedly devised a scheme whereby small quantities of drugs were hidden in nooks and crannies around the entertainment hub to reduce the risk of being caught out, a Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday. This information...

  • Watch: ‘Alfa male’ Aaron turns car into towable grill

    Watch: ‘Alfa male’ Aaron turns car into towable grill

    Aaron Pisani loves his Alfas so much he eats with them and will soon be sleeping in one of them. The 35-year-old has 13 Alfa Romeos and a half. He has turned the latter into a grill and tows it behind his Alfa 156. Mr Pisani is now transforming a...

  • Court upholds request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

    Court upholds request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

    The court on Thursday upheld a request to discuss with urgency a constitutional application filed by Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report. Earlier this month, Dr Delia initiated proceedings...

  • New €10,000 interface can detect high-risk oil spill areas

    New €10,000 interface can detect high-risk oil spill areas

    Marine biologist Alan Deidun has developed a new online interface to help identify maritime risks from oil spills. The €10,000 interface, called Biodivalue, is based on the existing automated information system (AIS) used to identify vessels...

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