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  • 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...

  • Watch: Ian Borg tried to gain political mileage out of road tragedy, Delia says

    Watch: Ian Borg tried to gain political mileage out of road tragedy, Delia says

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Tuesday accused Transport Minister Ian Borg of trying to gain political mileage from a road accident which left seven injured and two killed.  The public reacted in horror as two Żabbar women died and seven were...

  • Parliamentary petitions guidelines ‘to be finalised’

    Parliamentary petitions guidelines ‘to be finalised’

    Guidelines determining the validity of parliamentary petitions, some of which have garnered thousands of signatures, will be finalised in the “near future” but a date has not yet been set. There are currently 10 parliamentary petitions online,...

  • Man charged with theft saved by rehabilitation programme

    Man charged with theft saved by rehabilitation programme

    A man’s enrollment at a residential drug rehabilitation programme proved the timely factor which saved him from being remanded in custody over theft-related charges. Keith Pace, a 38-year-old car dealer from Marsa, was granted bail after pleading...

  • Degiorgio brothers do not qualify for electronic tagging

    Degiorgio brothers do not qualify for electronic tagging

    Two of the men charged with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, under preventive arrest since December 2017, could not benefit from a pilot project which was currently testing electronic tagging. This information was disclosed in open court in...

  • 'It's not a pretty sight,' man accused of double murder told investigators

    'It's not a pretty sight,' man accused of double murder told investigators

    The house in Għaxaq where Joseph Bonnici murdered his mother and sister bore clear signs of habitation, sparking investigators to sense that its occupants appeared to “have left in a hurry”. This sensation, together with a number of...

  • Malta turns down Russian request to use airspace - sources

    Malta turns down Russian request to use airspace - sources

    Malta has turned down a Russian request to use its airspace to fly military aircraft to Venezuela, government sources said on Tuesday. The sources confirmed international media reports that Malta had given the thumbs down to a request for Russian...

  • Maltese language use predominant in state schools, English in non-state ones

    Maltese language use predominant in state schools, English in non-state ones

    Kindergarten teachers in state schools devote more time to the Maltese language than their counterparts in non-state schools, a study has revealed. Published on Tuesday afternoon, a study by the National Literacy Agency found that while teachers...

  • Maltese businesses need help to tap EU funding - PN

    Maltese businesses need help to tap EU funding - PN

    Maltese businesses are not making the most of potential EU funding opportunities available to them, the Nationalist Party said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, PN MEP candidate Peter Agius said that while 75 per cent of the EU’s funding...

  • University embarks on ground-breaking solution for NATO

    University embarks on ground-breaking solution for NATO

    The University of Malta is embarking on ground-breaking work to find solutions designed to be secure against an attack by a quantum computer, which are being sought by the international community. It is teaming up with NATO to seek what are being...

  • European Parliament strengthens whistleblowers’ protection

    European Parliament strengthens whistleblowers’ protection

    The European Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favour of legislation requiring EU member states to strengthen laws safeguarding whistleblowers. The legislation sets out a three-tier protection mechanism to safeguard those who expose...

  • Malta Church donation for Notre Dame restoration fund

    Malta Church donation for Notre Dame restoration fund

    The Church in Malta has made an undisclosed donation to the fund for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. The fund was launched by French President Emmanuel Macron in the wake of Monday's fire. The donation was made by Archbishop Charles...

  • Passenger injured in St Julian's crash

    Passenger injured in St Julian's crash

    A man was injured in a crash involving two cars in St Julian's early on Tuesday. The police said the incident happened at 7am in Triq Mikiel Anġ Borġ. It involved a Peugeot 3008 driven by a 45-year old Korean living in Żejtun and a Toyota Toyace...

  • Civil servants discriminated against on vacation leave

    Civil servants discriminated against on vacation leave

    Civil servants are being denied financial compensation for any outstanding days of vacation leave after the termination of their employment in breach of EU legislation Malta is obliged to adhere to. However, the government is resisting calls from...

  • Review Board says new clause in St Vincent de Paul tender must be reversed

    Review Board says new clause in St Vincent de Paul tender must be reversed

    The Department of Contracts and the Finance Ministry have been ordered to reverse a ‘clarification’ issued at the 11th hour regarding the submission for offers for a €17 million cleaning tender at St Vincent De Paul and expressed “serious concern”...

  • Yacht blaze quickly controlled at Msida marina

    Yacht blaze quickly controlled at Msida marina

    Updated 3.40pm with marina statement Firefighters on Tuesday morning quickly controlled a fire which broke out on a motor yacht at Msida marina, preventing the blaze from spreading. The blaze was reported at about 10.15am and a fire engine was...

  • Digital register will reduce Pharmacy of Your Choice paperwork

    Digital register will reduce Pharmacy of Your Choice paperwork

    Pharmacies will soon have a digital register of patients on the Pharmacy of Your Choice Scheme, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Tuesday. On a visit to the POYC head office at St Luke’s Hospital, Mr Fearne said the new IT system would...

  • Mġarr fatal accident probe points at excessive speed

    Mġarr fatal accident probe points at excessive speed

    Preliminary investigations into Sunday night’s double fatal traffic accident indicate that the tiny Maruti was packed with six people, was speeding and veered onto the wrong side of the road prior to the impact. Sources close to the investigation...

  • Vitals bid evaluators names are ‘personal information’ - tribunal

    Vitals bid evaluators names are ‘personal information’ - tribunal

    An appeals tribunal has upheld arguments by Projects Malta and the Data Commissioner against publishing the names of the people on the evaluation committee that judged Vitals Global Healthcare, a shell company with no healthcare experience, to be...

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