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  • Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    A consortium lobbying for an “immersed tunnel” on the seabed between Malta and Gozo claims its proposal is the best solution as it would leave open the option to introduce a monorail system later. It also believes that the government’s proposal to...

  • Medical visas: Court to decide if journalist can give evidence in case against 'whistleblower'

    Medical visas: Court to decide if journalist can give evidence in case against 'whistleblower'

    A Magistrates’ Court is to decide whether the host of TV show Exodus, Ivan Grech Mintoff, is to be admitted as a defence witness in ongoing criminal proceedings against the whistleblower behind the alleged medical visas racket. Syrian-born Khaled...

  • Animal waste clogs and shuts down Gozo sewage treatment plant

    Animal waste clogs and shuts down Gozo sewage treatment plant

    Illegal dumping of animal waste into the sewerage system has clogged the Gozo sewage treatment plant, forcing its shut-down, the Water Services Corporation said on Thursday. It said expensive equipment had been severely damaged at the plant, which...

  • Suspended fisheries director says payments to her were made in her official capacity

    Suspended fisheries director says payments to her were made in her official capacity

    The director-general of the Fisheries Department who was suspended after reports of a cosy relationship with a Spanish tuna kingpin accused of running a massive illegal fishing racket, insisted on Thursday she never acted incorrectly, and payments...

  • Developers planning 15-storey replacement for Jerma Hotel

    Developers planning 15-storey replacement for Jerma Hotel

    The developers of the former Jerma Hotel, in Marsascala, have justified their proposed 15-storey apartment and hotel development by arguing that a lower profile would have taken up too much space. A project description statement published on...

  • Half-yearly exams go ahead in senior schools despite teachers' directives

    Half-yearly exams go ahead in senior schools despite teachers' directives

    The education directorate has stepped in after the teachers’ union ordered its member not to provide and assess Maltese and Mathematics exam papers in senior schools. The Malta Union of Teachers issued directives for secondary school teachers and...

  • Pickpocket jailed for 28 months

    Pickpocket jailed for 28 months

    A man who admitted to a string of pickpocketing offences and to using a bank card to withdraw a 'considerable sum' from an ATM has been handed a 28-month jail term. Razvan Aurel Stefan, 38 of Romania, was accused of stealing a woman’s wallet on...

  • Shop owners give up on temporary roadside stalls

    Shop owners give up on temporary roadside stalls

    Infuriated shop owners have “given up” hoping for a solution to the problem of temporary stalls they face every time annual events, such as Valentine’s Day, approach. Stalls in the shape of small tents and tables popped up at every corner of the...

  • BOV yet to establish who was behind cyberattack

    BOV yet to establish who was behind cyberattack

    Bank of Valletta has yet to establish who was behind a cyberattack that saw hackers transfer €13 million to overseas banks on Wednesday, forcing the bank to temporarily shut down all operations.  In comments to Times of Malta on Thursday...

  • David Thake ordered to pay €3,000 in libel damages to former policeman

    David Thake ordered to pay €3,000 in libel damages to former policeman

    The host of former radio show Tagħna Lkoll has been ordered to pay €3,000 in libel damages to a now-retired member of the police force in a judgment deploring the “poor and unethical” quality of the show, possibly reflecting “the unhappy state of...

  • Group of immigrants departs for France

    Group of immigrants departs for France

    Early on Thursday morning, a group of immigrants, part of whom were on the Sea Watch III and Albrecht Penck and the others who disembarked in Malta following their rescue by the Armed Forces of Malta at the end of December, departed from Malta to...

  • Heirs of dockyard worker exposed to asbestos win second case for compensation

    Heirs of dockyard worker exposed to asbestos win second case for compensation

    The heirs of a dockyard worker who died of cancer after being exposed to asbestos at his place of work have been awarded €18,000 as moral damages by a court for breach of his right to life. The case was instituted in the Civil Court in its...

  • Constitutional case filed by Caruana Galizia murder suspects to proceed

    Constitutional case filed by Caruana Galizia murder suspects to proceed

    A court is to continue hearing constitutional proceedings filed by the three alleged suspects behind the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia who are claiming that their arrest and searches had breached their rights. This was the outcome of a...

  • Over 5,000 students benefit from stipends in spite of repeating

    Over 5,000 students benefit from stipends in spite of repeating

    A measure to encourage students to try again after failing their exams has kept over 5,000 students in post-secondary and tertiary education since it was introduced in 2013. The aim of the measure was to help students following an academic setback.

  • Malta police go to Europol to discuss tuna racket probe

    Malta police go to Europol to discuss tuna racket probe

    Police officers on Wednesday travelled to the Europol headquarters in the Hague to discuss developments in the tuna laundering racket, Times of Malta has learnt. Police sources said the main aim of the visit was to request assistance in the hope...

  • Over 450 attacks on policemen in six years

    Over 450 attacks on policemen in six years

    More than 450 attacks took place against policemen in Malta in six years, according to Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. Asked by MP Byron Camilleri how many people had been charged with the crimes, he said that between 2013 and 2019, 450...

  • Walking in Amina’s shoes: the story of a migrant’s daughter

    Walking in Amina’s shoes: the story of a migrant’s daughter

    The true story of two siblings whose mother drowned on their way to Malta has inspired a publisher’s first novel featuring a black Maltese protagonist. Antoinette Borg’s Amina is an eye-opener for many, with the Maltese girl’s struggles – from...

  • Zammit Dimech strikes deal on new regulation protecting SMEs

    Zammit Dimech strikes deal on new regulation protecting SMEs

    The European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission on Thursday reached political agreement on a new regulation ensuring fair and transparent online environment for businesses using online platforms to reach their...

  • Bank of Valletta resumes operations after major cyber attack

    Bank of Valletta resumes operations after major cyber attack

    Updated at noon, with Social Security Department statement Bank of Valletta said on Thursday it had resumed a number of its services during the night after a major cyber attack. The bank shut down all its operations on Wednesday morning after...

  • Today's front pages - February 14, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 14, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta leads with the cyber attack which has crippled Bank of Valletta and says there is no indication of when operations will return to normal. In another story, the newspaper...

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