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  • Love letters from jail land man back in dock

    Love letters from jail land man back in dock

    A man currently facing criminal proceedings over the violent rape of his wife was again in the dock on Tuesday after he breached a court order by sending the woman love letters from jail. The 30-year old Libyan man, currently under preventive...

  • Two containers of contraband cigarettes intercepted by Customs

    Two containers of contraband cigarettes intercepted by Customs

    Two containers full of contraband cigarettes were intercepted by Customs at the Freeport, the department said. The containers, which were on their way to Croatia from Vietnam, were ostensibly carrying bamboo furniture, but searches and scans...

  • Electric Gozo: Muscat lays out his green vision

    Electric Gozo: Muscat lays out his green vision

    Malta's shift to electric cars should start in Gozo, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday. Speaking during a “Cabinet with the People” meeting held at the Salina Natural Reserve, Dr Muscat spoke about the gradual change of combustion...

  • Parents trade drug accusations in domestic violence row

    Parents trade drug accusations in domestic violence row

    A man whose estranged partner had reported him to police for cocaine possession returned the accusation in court on Tuesday, with his lawyer alleging that the couple’s child had seen drugs being used at the mother's house. The 44-year old...

  • Man admits injuring tenant he intended to scare

    Man admits injuring tenant he intended to scare

    A man who allegedly intended to scare an unwelcome guest out of his home but ended up injuring him, has been handed a suspended jail term. Tripoli-born Mousa Sulayman Mousay Bin Husayn, 26, residing at Pieta’, was charged with having...

  • Free zones to be in Customs’ hands - not Freeport Corporation

    Free zones to be in Customs’ hands - not Freeport Corporation

    The Customs Department is offering to move out of its historic premises in Valletta to new offices near the former Air Malta headquarters, with director general Joseph Chetcuti saying the site would be the logical one for another free zone. There...

  • No progress on public domain Act due to ‘teething problems’

    No progress on public domain Act due to ‘teething problems’

    Lack of progress on the new Public Domain Act is simply down to “teething problems”, Environment Minister José Herrera said in response to criticism that the environmental protection law had been left on paper. “If there was no political will, we...

  • EP committee endorses 'severe criticism' of Malta's rule of law

    EP committee endorses 'severe criticism' of Malta's rule of law

    A European Parliament committee on Tuesday voted in favour of a resolution raising rule of law concerns in Malta. The rule of law resolution about Malta and Slovakia sailed through the civil liberties committee, with 40 votes in favour and seven...

  • Husband told neighbours dead wife was “all right” three weeks ago

    Husband told neighbours dead wife was “all right” three weeks ago

    The husband of the woman found in a decomposed state on Monday told neighbours she was “fine” when they asked about her some three weeks ago. Neighbours of the British couple living in St Paul’s Bay, who spoke to the Times of Malta on Tuesday,...

  • Company director's VAT conviction overturned as he was arraigned in personal capacity

    Company director's VAT conviction overturned as he was arraigned in personal capacity

    A director of a cleaning company who was convicted of misappropriating some €85,000 in VAT payments has had his conviction revoked on appeal since he had been wrongly prosecuted in his personal capacity. Charles Le Brun was prosecuted 12 years ago...

  • NGOs commissioner asks HSBC to reconsider account fees

    NGOs commissioner asks HSBC to reconsider account fees

    Updated 2.50pm The Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations approached HSBC Bank Malta asking it to reconsider its new account maintenance fees - but was rebuffed. The commissioner had asked the bank to reconsider its decision because it put...

  • EU to control emissions from trucks, eventually

    EU to control emissions from trucks, eventually

    Provisional agreement has been reached between the EU's institutions for a Regulation setting, for the first time, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks. But it will not happen any time soon. The rule will apply only to new trucks, from...

  • PD complains to parliamentary committee over delay in tackling tuna farm petition

    PD complains to parliamentary committee over delay in tackling tuna farm petition

    Partit Demokratiku has complained to the chairperson and the members of the Petitions Committee in parliament about delays in the consideration of a petition against the proposed doubling in the number of tuna pens in the north. The petition had...

  • Truck crashes down Ġnejna valley, breaks in two

    Truck crashes down Ġnejna valley, breaks in two

    A man was critically injured on Tuesday at 9am 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...

  • 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

    Updated at 5pm with Henley & Partners statement 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...

  • 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 its profits 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

    Updated at 2.45pm 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...

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

    Badly decomposed corpse found in St Paul's Bay residence

    Updated 11.20am  The badly-decomposed corpse of a woman was found in a residence in St Paul's Bay by the police on Monday evening. Sources said the body was that of a 69-year-old Briton resident in Malta.  Police called at her apartment in Triq...

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