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  • Less than half of the Audit Office’s recommendations fully put in motion

    Less than half of the Audit Office’s recommendations fully put in motion

    Less than half the recommendations made by the National Audit Office were fully accepted and put into motion, according to the 2018 report on its activities, although a further 38% were partially implemented. The NAO carried out 20 financial...

  • Senior passport will give holders free, unlimited visits to Heritage Malta sites

    Senior passport will give holders free, unlimited visits to Heritage Malta sites

    People aged 60 and over are being given the opportunity to apply for a Heritage Malta Senior Passport, with which the applicant and two accompanying youths would have free and unlimited access to all Heritage Malta sites and museums, except for...

  • Notre Dame disaster: 'People gasped in shock and disbelief' – Maltese in Paris

    Notre Dame disaster: 'People gasped in shock and disbelief' – Maltese in Paris

    A Maltese man living in Paris on Tuesday described how people around him could be seen “gasping” as a massive fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday evening. Speaking to Times of Malta, just hours after the major fire that sent...

  • 90 persons of trust at Family Ministry since 2017

    90 persons of trust at Family Ministry since 2017

    The Family Ministry engaged just under 90 individuals without a public call being made since 2017, Times of Malta is informed. Despite strict rules restricting the number of persons of trust a minister or parliamentary secretary can employ in the...

  • FAA to appeal Manoel Island permit but needs €7,000 for costs

    FAA to appeal Manoel Island permit but needs €7,000 for costs

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) is appealing the Planning Authority’s decision on MIDI’s development of Manoel Island, asking for donations of €7,000 to cover the cost of the appeal to the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) and for...

  • Phone localisation data links suspect to another theft

    Phone localisation data links suspect to another theft

    A suspect thief, already in police custody, was arraigned in court once more on Wednesday to face additional charges after incriminating phone localisation data linked him to the scene of another burglary. Matthew Camilleri, a 32-year old Gzira...

  • Man accused of stealing €16,000 from car, months after leaving prison

    Man accused of stealing €16,000 from car, months after leaving prison

    A man who walked out of jail a few months ago after 14 years was remanded in custody on Wednesday after allegedly stealing €16,000 from a parked vehicle. Josef Farrugia, 39, from Hamrun, was arrested and accused of stealing the cash from the van...

  • Roddy Williams re-arrested in drugs raid

    Roddy Williams re-arrested in drugs raid

    The man who allegedly kept his estranged wife locked in an underground chamber beneath Fort Ricasoli is back behind bars after having been arrested in a drugs raid on a garage in Qormi, where he was reportedly living. Seychelles-born Roddie...

  • CABS/police operation against illegal trapping finds huge mist net installation in Gozo

    CABS/police operation against illegal trapping finds huge mist net installation in Gozo

    Illegal bird trapping equipment including a huge mist net were found over the past week as members of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) led police officers to seven illegal trapping sites for Turtle Dove and Quail in Gozo. Two illegal...

  • Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha for Isle of MTV

    Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha for Isle of MTV

    DJ Martin Garrix is set to return to the Isle of MTV concert, accompanied by popular singer Bebe Rexha, who is coming for the first time. The announcement was made by Isle of MTV on Wednesday morning. Garrix was also on the Isle of MTV stage in...

  • Mizzi claims Panama inquiry request breaches his human rights

    Mizzi claims Panama inquiry request breaches his human rights

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi this week filed a Constitutional Case against the Attorney General claiming fresh calls for an inquiry into his Panama Papers dealings breached his human rights. An earlier request for such an inquiry was successfully...

  • Customs officer bribed with a box of sugary drinks to allow airport restricted area access

    Customs officer bribed with a box of sugary drinks to allow airport restricted area access

    A retired customs officer has been perpetually interdicted and sentenced to community service after he pleaded guilty to accepting a box of sugary drinks as a bribe. Philip Grech, 64, from Zebbug, admitted to having accepted bribes from a Libyan...

  • Minister must re-draw ODZ pool plans

    Minister must re-draw ODZ pool plans

    Transport Minister Ian Borg has been told to redraw his plans to turn a field in a pristine rural area into a pool to get in line with policy. The permit he was given has now been withdrawn until fresh plans are submitted to the Planning...

  • One injured in Paola hold-up

    One injured in Paola hold-up

    One person was slightly injured when robbers armed with a knife stormed an outlet at Għajn Dwieli Road, Paola, late on Tuesday, demanding cash. The police said the hooded persons demanded cash from the salesperson, a 21-year-old from Zabbar. It...

  • Today's front pages - April 17, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 17, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Wednesday. Times of Malta reports that 'reverse' road works are being carried out on country roads around Rabat. It also reports from court how a comment by the man charged with the Għaxaq...

  • St Julian's argument gets out of hand

    St Julian's argument gets out of hand

    A 44-year-old from Valletta was seriously injured when an argument with a man from Bosnia got out of hand on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened in High Street, St  Julian's. The Bosnian was a 27-year-old living in Gzira. Investigations are...

  • Parliamentary secretary files fake news complaint to the police

    Parliamentary secretary files fake news complaint to the police

    Silvio Schembri, parliamentary secretary for financial services and the digital economy, has filed a report to the police Cybercrime Unit after a so-called company using the name Nexus posted adverts in which it falsely claimed endorsement by the...

  • Rabat country roads being reinstated after controversial widening

    Rabat country roads being reinstated after controversial widening

    Some of the concrete controversially laid on country roads in a Rabat valley is being pulled up again by Infrastructure Malta on orders from the environment watchdog, which wants the roads to be reinstated to their original footprint. The...

  • Activists remember Daphne

    Activists remember Daphne

    Activists on Tuesday held their monthly vigil to remember slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, a year-and-a-half after her death. Ms Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb on October 16, 2017. Three people have been charged with her murder...

  • Climate plan not ambitious and too passive – experts

    Climate plan not ambitious and too passive – experts

    Malta’s new 2030 climate plan is “not ambitious and too passive”, an association of renewable energy experts and professionals has lamented, calling for bolder measures to kick-start a new green business model on the island. In its comments on the...

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