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  • Abortion Support Network expands service to Malta

    Abortion Support Network expands service to Malta

    A UK-based charity providing financial assistance, practical information and accommodation to those living in countries with restrictive abortion laws, said on Thursday it has launched its service to residents in Malta and Gibraltar. Those needing...

  • Promotion of suspended fisheries director ordered by OPM

    Promotion of suspended fisheries director ordered by OPM

    Andreina Fenech Farrugia, suspended on Tuesday amid bribery allegations, was promoted to fisheries director general on orders issued by the Office of the Prime Minister soon after Labour’s return to power in 2013, Times of Malta has learnt. The...

  • Roses are red

    Roses are red

    Mickey Mouse is a much-loved Disney character and what better way to express your love than a fresh, red rose, especially on Valentine’s Day.  Photo: Chris Sant Founrier

  • A roof over one's head is a right, not a gift - Adrian Delia

    A roof over one's head is a right, not a gift - Adrian Delia

    Having a roof over your head should be a right, and not a gift that the government chooses to give you, Adrian Delia told supporters in San Ġwann on Wednesday. The PN leader was referring to comments by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that the...

  • Reports of children's assaults on adults 'just the tip of the iceberg'

    Reports of children's assaults on adults 'just the tip of the iceberg'

    New reports of children assaulting adults were just “the tip of the iceberg,” the parliamentary Family Affairs Committee was told on Wednesday by the Commissioner for Domestic Violence, Simone Azzopardi. Ms Azzopardi spoke of the psychological...

  • APS suspends some banking services in the wake of BOV cyber attack

    APS suspends some banking services in the wake of BOV cyber attack

    APS Bank has suspended some of its banking services as a precautionary measure following the cyber attack on Bank of Valletta. The bank said on Wednesday evening that the integrity of its customers' accounts was protected and their deposits were...

  • Multimillion-euro shooting range is still lying ‘idle’

    Multimillion-euro shooting range is still lying ‘idle’

    A new “state-of-the-art” shooting range in Ta’ Kandja has not been used for months amid operational problems and discord on how the facility is to be managed. Despite government promises and millions of euros paid for jobs allocated by direct...

  • Driver gets compensation for accident after shoddy road works

    Driver gets compensation for accident after shoddy road works

    An appeals court has confirmed a decision ordering Transport Malta and a roadworks contractor to pay €1,800 to a driver whose car ended up in a field on account of poor road conditions. Carmelo Portelli had sued the transport watchdog and...

  • Law strikes UK expats off EU voting register

    Law strikes UK expats off EU voting register

    As the UK’s departure from the EU edges closer, the government has taken steps to stop British citizens residing in Malta from voting in the forthcoming European Parliament elections. The move was made through an amendment to the European...

  • Alleged tax evader bailed pending extradition

    Alleged tax evader bailed pending extradition

    A Czech man facing a second round of extradition proceedings has been granted bail after being arrested last week. Marek Drga, 40, residing in Gozo, was arraigned on Friday after Czech authorities issued a European Arrest Warrant for him to be...

  • Justice Minister insists he 'gave no wrong information' to MEPs

    Justice Minister insists he 'gave no wrong information' to MEPs

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici has hit back at suggestions that he misled MEPs during a tax committee hearing held earlier this week. Dr Bonnici met with the EP’s TAX 3 committee on Monday, hitting back at critics of Malta’s rule of law and...

  • Cash stolen in Zabbar hold-up

    Cash stolen in Zabbar hold-up

    A hooded man armed with a knife made off with cash during a hold-up in a Zabbar shop on Wednesday afternoon. The police said the hold-up took place at 3pm in St Dominic Street. The robber demanded the cash from a 19-year-old shop assistant, who...

  • Controversial St Vincent de Paul Residence cleaning tender suspended

    Controversial St Vincent de Paul Residence cleaning tender suspended

    A controversial call for tenders issued in December for a multimillion-euro cleaning contract at St Vincent De Paul Complex has been suspended amid objections to the conditions imposed. It took the government three years to issue the call for...

  • Watch: BOV hackers' €13m in transactions 'being reversed' - Muscat

    Watch: BOV hackers' €13m in transactions 'being reversed' - Muscat

    A cyber attack on Bank of Valletta on Wednesday involved the creation of false international payments that saw €13 million transferred to banks in four countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told parliament. “That money did not come from the...

  • As cybercrime grows, banks are increasingly being targeted

    As cybercrime grows, banks are increasingly being targeted

    Bank of Valletta was forced to shut down all its operations on Wednesday after detecting a cyber attack on its systems.  It is the first time hackers' attempts to infiltrate a Maltese bank has been made public, and arguably the highest-profile...

  • 2010 Attard hit-and-run accident: Confiscation of cars not in ‘public interest’

    2010 Attard hit-and-run accident: Confiscation of cars not in ‘public interest’

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the government to pay compensation of €6,000 to the father of Maximilian Ciantar over the confiscation/seizure of two vehicles including one used by Maximilian when he ran over two twin sisters in...

  • Government in no hurry to phase out small coins

    Government in no hurry to phase out small coins

    The Finance Ministry is not in favour of phasing out 1c and 2c coins in the foreseeable future and will not be rushing, according to a spokesman. The Times of Malta reported earlier this month retailers were in favour of phasing out the cumbersome...

  • Med Conf Centre to hold rooftop events

    Med Conf Centre to hold rooftop events

    Works are underway at the Mediterranean Conference Centre which will enable it to host open-air events on the roof, commanding views of Grand Harbour. Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi visited the complex on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary...

  • Woman admits stealing cash from university pigeonholes

    Woman admits stealing cash from university pigeonholes

    A young lady with an apparent penchant for stealing petty cash was granted bail pending a pre-sentencing report after admitting to a series of thefts. Amber-Ann Zammit, a 23-year old from Ħamrun, currently unemployed, was arrested and taken to...

  • Casa 'ready to push' for EU funds for fourth Gozo ferry

    Casa 'ready to push' for EU funds for fourth Gozo ferry

    Nationalist MEP David Casa said on Wednesday that he was 'ready to push' for EU funding for a fourth ferry for Gozo Channel. "The cohesion fund, for instance, was successfully used in the construction of the Cirkewwa terminal. A fourth ferry for...

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