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  • Norway bans transactions to six Malta-based gaming firms

    Norway bans transactions to six Malta-based gaming firms

    Norway has banned transactions with six Malta-based gaming firms, which it accuses of operating “illegally” within its territory, the Times of Malta has learnt.  A spokesman for the Norwegian Gaming Authority said the regulator had ordered banks...

  • Tuna lobby chief Charlon Gouder no longer minister’s adviser

    Tuna lobby chief Charlon Gouder no longer minister’s adviser

    The Maltese Federation of Aquaculture Producers’s CEO, Charlon Gouder, no longer acts as policy adviser to the minister responsible for fisheries. A spokesman for Environment Minister José Herrera said Dr Gouder, a former Labour Party journalist,...

  • Watch: Nexia testimony had ‘no bearing’ on decision to drop libel cases - Konrad Mizzi

    Watch: Nexia testimony had ‘no bearing’ on decision to drop libel cases - Konrad Mizzi

    The decision to drop a number of libel cases, including against the Times of Malta, was not influenced by the fact that Nexia BT partner Karl Cini was set to testify, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi has insisted. Dr Mizzi had sued former Opposition...

  • Housing White Paper falls ‘short of expectations’

    Housing White Paper falls ‘short of expectations’

    The White Paper on renting fell short of expectations in providing concrete, long-lasting solutions, the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry said. The document, published in October, proposed mandatory minimum leases as one possible means...

  • Directors fined €35,000 over builder’s fatal fall

    Directors fined €35,000 over builder’s fatal fall

    The directors of a construction company and a foreman were fined almost €35,000 between them after they were found responsible for the death of a man who fell a height of nine storeys a day after turning 27. James Aquilina died just two weeks...

  • Outside PM's office, activists ask: 'Who killed Daphne?'

    Outside PM's office, activists ask: 'Who killed Daphne?'

    Updated at 12.50pm Activists paid tribute to slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Saturday by placing cardboard cutouts of huge letters in front of Castille calling for action to find out who commissioned her murder. Ms Caruana Galizia was...

  • Fish farm expansion hearing postponed amid allegations against suspended fisheries director

    Fish farm expansion hearing postponed amid allegations against suspended fisheries director

    The Planning Authority on Thursday postponed a hearing on plans to double the number of tuna cages at a farm off Sikka l-Bajda, amid bribery allegations against suspended fisheries director Andreina Fenech Farrugia. Azzopardi Fisheries, which has...

  • Spinola's 'eyesore' to get a makeover

    Spinola's 'eyesore' to get a makeover

    The St Julian’s local council is proposing the embellishment of the chaotic Spinola Square, described by many, including the mayor, as “an eyesore”. The project, discussed and approved by the council before being opened for public consultation,...

  • MIDI rejects claims it wants to build 10-storey blocks at Manoel Island

    MIDI rejects claims it wants to build 10-storey blocks at Manoel Island

    Updated 5.55pm with MIDI's reaction MIDI has rejected claims it wants to build a series of 10-storey apartment blocks at Manoel Island, contradicting statements made by the Democratic Party earlier on Saturday. The development of Manoel Island...

  • Take a selfie with a heart, become an organ donor

    Take a selfie with a heart, become an organ donor

    Those thinking of becoming organ donors are being urged to take the plunge and join a list of personalities who have already signed up. The latest step in the Life After Drew campaign is inviting individuals to register to become donors, take a...

  • Malta's A rating confirmed by credit ratings agency

    Malta's A rating confirmed by credit ratings agency

    Ratings agency DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS) has confirmed Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency rating at A (high). In a statement, the government said this was the best rating this agency had ever given Malta. It also confirmed its short-term...

  • Today's front pages - February 16, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 16, 2019

    These are the top stories in Saturday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says no disciplinary action has been taken against a soldier facing criminal charges over a violent assault on a 15-year-old student earlier this month. In another story, the...

  • Riding the waves 

    Riding the waves 

    Surfers took advantage of the relatively strong winds to ride the waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay over the past few days. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

  • No action by AFM against soldier in violent assault on student pending ruling

    No action by AFM against soldier in violent assault on student pending ruling

    No disciplinary action has been taken against a soldier facing criminal charges over a violent assault on a 15-year-old student earlier this month, Times of Malta has learnt. A spokeswoman said the Armed Forces of Malta was awaiting the court’s...

  • Government should carry expense of extended paternity leave

    Government should carry expense of extended paternity leave

    PN MEP David Casa called on the government to carry the financial burden of an EU directive that would be increasing paternity leave to 10 days. The proposed Work-Life Balance directive, led and negotiated by Mr Casa himself, was given the green...

  • Bonnici's "Russia-style" presentation hurt Malta - Swedish MEP

    Bonnici's "Russia-style" presentation hurt Malta - Swedish MEP

    A Swedish MEP deplored what he termed as a “Russian-style” presentation made by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici to the European Parliament’s committee on financial crimes on Monday. MEP Gunnar Hökmark told the Times of Malta Dr Bonnici’s attempts to...

  • BOV resumes its payments to SEPA areas

    BOV resumes its payments to SEPA areas

    Two days after discovering a massive cyber attack, Bank of Valletta has resumed its SEPA payment services, although other payment systems remain down. All other services are operating normally, however. Bank of Valletta shut down all its...

  • Not so sweet outcome for man who held up confectionery store

    Not so sweet outcome for man who held up confectionery store

    An unemployed man, who admitted to having carried out an armed hold up at a confectionery store at Żabbar, was placed under a probation order by way of a lifeline intended to help him overcome his personal problems. The 34-year old Żabbar...

  • Sophie the sniffer dog leads Customs to €22,000

    Sophie the sniffer dog leads Customs to €22,000

    Some €22,000 were discovered by Customs officials stationed at the Airport on Friday.  In a statement, Customs said the discovery had occurred during a coordinated search in the departure lounge by the Department’s Anti-Money Laundering Team and...

  • Tension erupts between hunting lobbies over spring season

    Tension erupts between hunting lobbies over spring season

    Kaċċaturi San Ubertu has objected to the hunting federation FKNK's lack of consultation over hunting turtle dove in spring, saying that the federation does not represent all hunting organisations in Malta and fails to recognise them. “If the...

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