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  • Two teens charged with ‘seizing’ ship finally moved to juvenile unit

    Two teens charged with ‘seizing’ ship finally moved to juvenile unit

    Two of three teenagers facing charges amounting to terrorist activity were moved from the high-security unit at Corradino Correctional Facility to the juvenile section following vocal opposition, the Times of Malta has learned. Aditus director and...

  • No appeal in case on claims of bribing former mayor

    No appeal in case on claims of bribing former mayor

    Updated with AG's reply The Attorney General decided not to appeal a judgment acquitting a contractor from bribing former Rabat mayor Frank Fabri, who is now permanent secretary at the Education Ministry, Times of Malta was told. Police sources...

  • Malta still studying 5G assessment risk call

    Malta still studying 5G assessment risk call

    Malta is still mulling over the European Commission’s recommendation to carry out a national risk assessment of 5G network infrastructures by the end of June. It is unclear whether the country has, or will be, carrying out cybersecurity and health...

  • Media reports on foreign suspects show worrying trends, researchers say

    Media reports on foreign suspects show worrying trends, researchers say

    Reports on foreign suspects show “worrying trends”, making ex-plicit reference to the ethnicity of alleged perpetrators when they are foreigners, researchers said. A National Media Report on media representation of suspects found media outlets...

  • Watch: 'They just turn up at night and kill Christians'

    Watch: 'They just turn up at night and kill Christians'

    They come at night shouting and by sunrise they leave a trail of destruction with dead bodies of women, children and men whose only guilt is their Christian belief. This is the harrowing experience of Fr Polycarp Lamma, a Catholic parish priest in...

  • Building regulations overhaul needs register of contractors - architects

    Building regulations overhaul needs register of contractors - architects

    It was time for a comprehensive register of contractors, architects told the government earlier this week.  The chamber of architects, known as Kamra tal-Periti, met with Planning Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius on Thursday to discuss their...

  • Engineers warrant course shrouded in mystery

    Engineers warrant course shrouded in mystery

    A course aimed at equipping Mcast students with enough credits to make them eligible for an engineering warrant is shrouded in mystery. Engineers have expressed concern with Times of Malta that while the course is expected to start in the coming...

  • Series of hold-ups, thefts from elderly people lands man in custody

    Series of hold-ups, thefts from elderly people lands man in custody

    A 40-year-old man from Żejtun was on Saturday remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to a series of charges including hold-ups, thefts from elderly people, causing grievous injuries and holding people against their will. The hold-ups were...

  • Public finances in deficit without passport sale funds

    Public finances in deficit without passport sale funds

    The exclusion of revenues from passport sales was partly responsible for a €70 million deficit registered in the government consolidated fund for 2018, Times of Malta has learnt. This comes despite multiple assurances by Finance Minister Edward...

  • Major road repairs in Buġibba, Qawra start on Monday

    Major road repairs in Buġibba, Qawra start on Monday

    Major repair works will be carried out in 17 roads in Buġibba and Qawra to ensure they are safe to residents, visitors and workers until they are rebuilt as part of the ongoing €700 million nationwide road upgrade programme. Several of the...

  • Woman, 60, injured in fall

    Woman, 60, injured in fall

    A 60-year-old woman was grievously injured on Saturday when she fell as she was going upstairs, the police said. They said in a statement the accident happened in a house in Triq il-Kantilena, Naxxar. The woman is from Iklin. She was taken to...

  • 'Omertà': three wise monkeys placed outside police headquarters

    'Omertà': three wise monkeys placed outside police headquarters

    Malta can start overcoming corruption only when it acknowledged that it was being suffocating by it, Reżistenza said in a statement on Saturday. Earlier, it placed the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys political maxim with a...

  • Watch: Stranded for 11 days, migrants finally reach land

    Watch: Stranded for 11 days, migrants finally reach land

    Updated 8.45pm with UNHCR comment Migrants stranded for days on board a humanitarian ship are to be redistributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, the government said on Saturday. They will be taking in the more than 60 stranded on...

  • Watch: Can you speak Maltese as well as Jinjing?

    Watch: Can you speak Maltese as well as Jinjing?

    Jingjing Xu has only spent five months in Malta and can already hold a fluent conversation in Maltese. The 30-year-old first heard of the Maltese language at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where she teaches. In the past, the language used...

  • Two men injured in St Paul's Bay argument

    Two men injured in St Paul's Bay argument

    Two men were injured in an argument in St Paul’s Bay early on Saturday. The police said a knife is believed to have been used in the argument, between a 30-year-old Nigerian who lives in St Paul’s Bay and 37-year-old Nigerien, who lives in...

  • Two people injured in Żejtun accident

    Two people injured in Żejtun accident

    Two men were injured, one of them grievously, in a traffic accident in Żejtun on Friday evening. The police said the accident happened in Triq Alfredo Cachia Zammit at 11.30pm. A Volkswagen Golf that was being driven by a 19-year-old from Żejtun...

  • Today's front pages - April 13, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 13, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Saturday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says just over 700 motorists were found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol after more than 1,000 tested positive in breathalyser tests between 2009 and 2016.

  • 700 guilty of driving while drunk between 2009-2016

    700 guilty of driving while drunk between 2009-2016

    Just over 700 motorists were found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol after more than 1,000 tested positive in breathalyser tests between 2009 and 2016, official data shows. According to figures supplied by the police, 702 people...

  • Hauliers fuming at unlicensed agents and 'lax controls' at ports

    Hauliers fuming at unlicensed agents and 'lax controls' at ports

    Hauliers have denounced the “lax controls” at Maltese ports saying they are incurring losses due to the fact that unlicensed operators are being allowed to pick up cargo in breach of clear provisions in the law. In a statement, the hauliers...

  • Woman loses €19,000 for incomplete works because case time-barred

    Woman loses €19,000 for incomplete works because case time-barred

    A turnkey contractor, who had been paid some €19,000 for a project at a Sliema residence which he failed to complete, was cleared of misappropriation since the criminal action was time-barred. Amad Aluwyad Nabil Mahmoud, 44, had signed a contract...

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