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Delia insists on migrant murder inquiry, study on army recruitment

Delia insists on migrant murder inquiry, study on army recruitment

PN leader Adrian Delia on Monday reiterated his call for an independent and transparent inquiry into whether the murder of Ivorian migrant Lassana Cisse on April 6 could have been avoided. Two soldiers who joined the AFM in 2017 were accused of the murder on Sunday. Dr Delia said when speaking at San Ġwann that an independent commission should also study...

  • Abortion issue divides the Democratic Party

    Abortion issue divides the Democratic Party

    The Democratic Party was split down the middle on Monday as officials took to social media to announce their differing positions on abortion. The Nationalist and Democratic parties earlier on Monday said they had both signed a pledge to bring...

  • Cyclists fear Marsa bicycle lane

    Cyclists fear Marsa bicycle lane

    Cyclists have raised safety concerns over a bicycle lane on the new Aldo Moro Road, in Marsa, which they say is constantly being intruded upon by cars driving at high speed and putting their lives at risk. The new six-lane northbound road was...

  • ‘No permit needed’ for valley pathway works, says PA

    ‘No permit needed’ for valley pathway works, says PA

    Rural pathways leading to Lunzjata Valley, in the limits of Santa Katerina, a hamlet in Rabat, are being given a concrete surface and the Planning Authority says no permits are required. Rabat residents who frequently go for walks along these...

  • 'I am Maltese too', black teenager tells PL activity as Muscat underlines integration

    'I am Maltese too', black teenager tells PL activity as Muscat underlines integration

    A Maltese black teenager addressed a Labour Party political activity on Monday to appeal for integration in the wake of a brutal murder of an Ivorian migrant. Describing herself as “ethnically Ethiopian, but Maltese”, 14-year-old Thea Mizzi...

  • Planemaker Britten-Norman to set up Malta training base

    Planemaker Britten-Norman to set up Malta training base

    British planemaker Britten-Norman is to set up a training base in Malta.  A heads of agreement was signed on Monday between Malta Industrial Parks and the company The company is to invest €1 million over a three-year period and create 14 new ...

  • Tourist seriously injured in Gozo traffic accident

    Tourist seriously injured in Gozo traffic accident

    A French woman was seriously injured on Monday afternoon when she was hit by a car driven by a Briton in Gozo. The police said the accident happened in Republic Street, Victoria, at about 2.30pm. The Briton, a 46-year-old resident in Għarb, was...

  • Just 19 teachers in all Malta have specialised dyslexia training - PN

    Just 19 teachers in all Malta have specialised dyslexia training - PN

    One in every 10 students in Malta has dyslexia but there are only 19 teachers specialised in teaching people with the condition, Nationalist Party MP Francis Zammit Dimech said on Monday. He was speaking at a conference during which the party...

  • €10million from passports scheme to be used for health centres revamp

    €10million from passports scheme to be used for health centres revamp

    Health centres across the island will undergo a facelift thanks to €10million from passport sales have been handed over to the health authorities, the government announced on Monday. During a signing ceremony, the €10million were handed over to...

  • Separating couples get help to buy a home through Equity Sharing scheme

    Separating couples get help to buy a home through Equity Sharing scheme

    The government has announced a scheme to help people aged over 40, notably separating couples, buy a property. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the scheme, first announced in the Budget speech, is addressed particularly at separating couples who...

  • Rowdy student caused €236 in damages to parked motorcycle

    Rowdy student caused €236 in damages to parked motorcycle

    A young Spaniard has been ordered to pay damages of €236 he caused to a parked motorcycle. Bittor Barandiaran Fernande, a 25-year-old student was walking home with friends after a boat party when he jokingly sat on the motorcycle, taking photos...

  • ‘Malta has become safer under my watch’ - Police Commissioner

    ‘Malta has become safer under my watch’ - Police Commissioner

    Malta is safer now compared to a few years ago as crime in hotspots such as Paceville was on a downward trend, Police Commissioner Laurence Cutajar said on Monday. “We have solved murders which up to some years ago we thought we would never solve,...

  • Soldier accused of migrant murder was part of army's special unit

    Soldier accused of migrant murder was part of army's special unit

    Updated 4.41 pm with AFM statement below - One of the two soldiers accused of the racially-motivated murder of a migrant was a member of the army’s special duties unit, according to sources. Francesco Fenech, 21, was part of the Armed...

  • Ryanair to fly Malta-Trieste from October

    Ryanair to fly Malta-Trieste from October

    Ryanair is to operate a twice-weekly new Malta-Trieste service as from October. It raises to 60 the number of routes which the low-cost airline will operate from Malta in the winter. That includes new, already announced services to Amman, Billund,...

  • Suspected footsoldier of alleged drug kingpin taken to court

    Suspected footsoldier of alleged drug kingpin taken to court

    A young man who is suspected to have worked for alleged drug kingpin Jordan Azzopardi, was granted bail on Monday after pleading not guilty to drug-related charges. Luke Farrugia, 24, from Zabbar, unemployed, pleaded not guilty to procuring...

  • WSC made €6m profit last year, but got €17.19 million government subvention

    WSC made €6m profit last year, but got €17.19 million government subvention

    The Water Services Corporation has reported a net profit of €6 million in 2018, double that of the previous year. The government subvention was of €17.19 million. Revenue from sale of water was €63.1 million, 5% more than the previous year. Water...

  • Driver tried to runover policewoman, court told

    Driver tried to runover policewoman, court told

    A young driver was kept behind bars on Monday after being accused of having attempted to runover a policewoman. The incident happened on Sunday in Cospicua.  Kurt David Azzopardi, 18, of Qormi, unemployed, was taken to court under arrest. He...

  • Racially-motivated murders rooted in ‘inequality’ and normalised ‘hatred’

    Racially-motivated murders rooted in ‘inequality’ and normalised ‘hatred’

    Cases of murderous racism, wherever they happen, are never isolated incidents but always connected to a context of inequality and normalised behaviour of hatred, the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) said on Monday. It...

  • New scheme for 'considerate' developers

    New scheme for 'considerate' developers

    Building contractors could soon get their construction site stamped with a quality seal showing that they respected the neighbourhood, protected the environment and secured everyone’s safety. Stakeholders have come together to sign an agreement...

  • Quad biker crashes into wall in Attard

    Quad biker crashes into wall in Attard

    Updated 12.50pm A quad bike rider was taken to hospital on Monday morning after hurting himself when he crashed into a wall in Attard.The incident on Valletta Road was reported at around 10.10am, the police said. An ambulance was called to the...

  • PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    Updated 5.30pm with PD leader comments The Nationalist and Democratic parties have pledged to bring forward amendments to entrench Malta’s abortion ban into the Constitution by the end of the year.The two parliamentary opposition parties bound...

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