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Truck crashes down Ġnejna valley, breaks in two

Truck crashes down Ġnejna valley, breaks in two

A man was critically injured on Tuesday when his truck crashed into the valley at the bottom of Ġnejna hill. The truck was being driven down the hill and failed to take the turn. It crashed through a barrier and ended up on the valley floor, several metres below. The driver's cabin was badly crushed and the tip came off and was thrown several metres.  The...

  • Leaked 2011 e-mails reveal Cambridge Analytica parent firm talked up Joseph Muscat

    Leaked 2011 e-mails reveal Cambridge Analytica parent firm talked up Joseph Muscat

    Leaked e-mails sent in June 2011 show that SCL, the group behind data mining company Cambridge Analytica, offered to broker a meeting between then-Opposition leader Joseph Muscat and passports czar Christian Kalin. The e-mails, seen by the Times...

  • HSBC profits down 23% as CEO warns of reputation damage to the sector

    HSBC profits down 23% as CEO warns of reputation damage to the sector

    HSBC Bank Malta has seen is profit slide by 23 per cent to €38.6 million in the financial year ended December 2018. A bank statement issued on Tuesday blamed the results on low interest rates and excess liquidity in the market, adding that there...

  • Government must reveal mega contract

    Government must reveal mega contract

    The government has been ordered to reveal the contents of a controversial €274 million contract awarded to James Caterers and a subsidiary of the Seabank db Group, following a complaint filed under the Freedom of Information Act by the Times of...

  • Today's front pages - February 19, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 19, 2019

    The following are the stories making the newspaper front pages on Tuesday. Times of Malta and In-Nazzjon feature a House of Commons report claiming that the Labour Party had pre-election meetings with Cambridge Analytica. Times of Malta also...

  • Watch: An assault rifle bullet... the cure for a gay man

    Watch: An assault rifle bullet... the cure for a gay man

    The "cure" for gay entertainer Chucky Bartolo is an assault rifle's bullet to put him out of his misery, according to one of several hate messages he has received over the past months. Another social media user believes Mr Bartolo has mental...

  • Badly decomposed corpse found in St Paul's Bay residence

    Badly decomposed corpse found in St Paul's Bay residence

    Updated 9.30pm The badly-decomposed corpse of a woman has been found in a residence in St Paul's Bay by the police. Sources said that the body was that of a 69-year-old Briton resident in Malta.  According to unconfirmed reports, the woman was...

  • One year on, Valletta ditch public garden formally inaugurated

    One year on, Valletta ditch public garden formally inaugurated

    More than a year after it was planned to be completed, the Valletta ditch public garden was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in a ceremony on Monday.“This place was once a neglected car park with poor accessibility, lacking in light and...

  • Free zones should be based on private/public partnership – PN

    Free zones should be based on private/public partnership – PN

    Free zones should be well-regulated, but the model used in its operation should be from the outset based on a public-private partnership founded on a framework agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, Opposition MP Claudio Grech insisted in...

  • Robbery accused's case to be reheard, 10 years on

    Robbery accused's case to be reheard, 10 years on

    A man, give, a jail term over his alleged involvement in a robbery from a Żabbar residence almost 10 years ago, is to have his case heard anew after an Appeals Court quashed the judgment on the basis of a formal defect. Christopher Scerri, 40, had...

  • Fisheries board has not met for 20 months - minister

    Fisheries board has not met for 20 months - minister

    The Fisheries Board has not met since the 2017 general election but is expected to be “reconstituted in the coming days,” a spokesperson for Environment Minister José Herrera said. The board’s long and unusual hiatus was raised with The Sunday...

  • ‘Church needs a paradigm shift’ in order to reverse dropping attendance

    ‘Church needs a paradigm shift’ in order to reverse dropping attendance

    Fr Joe Inguanez, director of the Church research institute Discern, speaks to Mark Wood in the aftermath of its latest census on church attendance, which shows a continuing downward trend. The Sunday Mass census painted a picture of falling...

  • Police ordered to press charges against dog owner whose pet bit woman in the face

    Police ordered to press charges against dog owner whose pet bit woman in the face

    A court has ordered the police to press charges against a dog owner whose pet permanently disfigured a shop attendant one year ago. Sliema resident Lindsey Vella had ended up with a 5 per cent disability after she was bitten by the dog while...

  • NGO watchdog crippled by staff shortage flagged two years ago

    NGO watchdog crippled by staff shortage flagged two years ago

    The Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations has warned that his Office is unable to fulfil its duties due to an acute staff shortage, a “crisis” which has not been addressed despite having been flagged by his predecessor in 2017. “Authorities...

  • Uproar over car park on University sports ground

    Uproar over car park on University sports ground

    Plans to use the University of Malta sports ground as a car park have sparked a backlash, but the student council has insisted the temporary measure was necessary to stave off a crisis. The University Students’ Council (KSU) announced earlier this...

  • Still time to elect President by two thirds majority - PD

    Still time to elect President by two thirds majority - PD

    The next President should be appointed with a two-thirds parliamentary majority to convey a strong message of unity, the Democratic Party is insisting. The call was made on Monday afternoon at the end of a meeting between a PD delegation by...

  • Two in court after major brawl in Żabbar

    Two in court after major brawl in Żabbar

    Two men were taken to court on Monday after an argument between seven people in Żabbar on Sunday landed a man and a woman in hospital. The argument was sparked by an estranged couple’s dispute over their young son. The police arraigned a 23-year...

  • Two tourists injured after electric vehicle overturns

    Two tourists injured after electric vehicle overturns

    Updated 6.15pm Two women were injured when an electric vehicle overturned while on a tour of Senglea on Monday afternoon.  Police said the pair, aged 28 and 23 who were visiting from the UK, were taken to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment. The...

  • Hundreds of Turkish workers start Fortina project on minimum wage

    Hundreds of Turkish workers start Fortina project on minimum wage

    Some 300 Turkish construction workers have been deployed to Tigné in Sliema, signalling the start of a new wave of third-country nationals imported to work on massive construction jobs on the island.  Following reports by The Sunday Times of Malta...

  • PN calls for information meetings for Maltese living in the UK

    PN calls for information meetings for Maltese living in the UK

    The government has been urged by the PN to hold a meeting for Maltese living in and around Edinburgh to keep them up to speed on their rights following Brexit. The party spokesman on Brexit, David Stellini, said the PN had been urging the...

  • Foreign patients at Mater Dei: what you need to know

    Foreign patients at Mater Dei: what you need to know

    A system that allows hospital authorities to automatically know whether a person is entitled to free healthcare is in the pipeline. This would make collecting dues from these patients more efficient. As things stand, those without a Maltese ID...

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