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  • Two arrested after big cannabis haul by the police

    Two arrested after big cannabis haul by the police

    Two men have been arrested after a sizeable drugs find by the police. A 25-year-old man from Birkirkara was stopped by police who found 5kg of suspected cannabis packed in blocks in his car. The drugs appeared ready for trafficking. In a further...

  • Lawyer sent 87 pages of threatening email, court hears

    Lawyer sent 87 pages of threatening email, court hears

    A lawyer, who allegedly made a series of threats against former colleagues at a local law firm, sent some 87 pages of threatening mail, a court was told on Thursday. Bartosz Marcin Adruszaniec, a 42-year old Polish national who ended up a squatter...

  • Café Premier valuation architect appointed to PA board

    Café Premier valuation architect appointed to PA board

    The architect behind the valuation for the controversial Café Premier buy-out  has been appointed to the Planning Authority board in a reshuffle that also sees marine archaeology expert Timmy Gambin leaving the post. Two new appointments to the...

  • Statements by accused in drug case may not be read to jurors

    Statements by accused in drug case may not be read to jurors

    Statements given to the police by three men accused of conspiracy in drug trafficking may not be read out to jurors because they were given when the accused were not assisted by a lawyer, an appeals court has ruled.  The appeal was filed by the...

  • Georgian loses heavily after carrying excess cash while travelling

    Georgian loses heavily after carrying excess cash while travelling

    A Georgian man who was carrying €35,058 in cash while on his way to catch a flight at Malta International Airport has had €25,058 confiscated by a court after he was convicted of not having declared that he was carrying more cash than allowed by...

  • €4,500 shopping spree in half an hour with stolen card

    €4,500 shopping spree in half an hour with stolen card

    A Neapolitan man, who went on a half-hour shopping spree using a credit card he claimed to have found on the ground, was handed a suspended sentence after eventually admitting to the theft. Ciro Napolitano, a 24-year old residing at Sta Venera,...

  • Young woman accused of mugging man with physical impairment

    Young woman accused of mugging man with physical impairment

    The young woman was remanded in custody after denying that she had robbed and slightly injured a man with a physical impairment. Kimberlyn Xuereb, a 25-year old Cospicua resident, was arraigned in court on Thursday over charges of aggravated...

  • Burnt yacht wreckage recovered from seabed off Bighi

    Burnt yacht wreckage recovered from seabed off Bighi

    The wreckage of the pleasure craft that caught fire and sank off Bighi last week was recovered from the sea bed on Wednesday afternoon. The operation involved divers and specialised equipment, and was monitored by Transport Malta officers from the...

  • Cooler temperatures and brighter skies mark winter season

    Cooler temperatures and brighter skies mark winter season

    A particularly cool February closed off the meteorological winter season, which saw temperatures peak early at 19.4°C in the beginning of December, and drop gradually to reach a seasonal low of 3.7°C towards the end of February. However, according...

  • Gianni Morandi excited about first Malta solo concert

    Gianni Morandi excited about first Malta solo concert

    Popular Italian entertainer Gianni Morandi said he was “very excited” about his first live concert in Malta on Friday. Mr Morandi told Times of Malta he was also thrilled about being in Malta, an island close to Italy with which it has “amazingly...

  • Boy, 14, was paid €220 for sexual acts, court hears

    Boy, 14, was paid €220 for sexual acts, court hears

    A 23-year-old man was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old boy and involvement in child pornography. Alexio Camilleri, unemployed, was taken to court on Thursday to face charges including of...

  • Reference to 'unborn baby' raises questions on abortion - Health Dept, PN react

    Reference to 'unborn baby' raises questions on abortion - Health Dept, PN react

    Last updated 4.40pm, adds PN statement - A Health Department ‘policy’ that an unborn baby is not recognised as a person at law has raised questions on the government’s intentions on abortion, despite the Prime Minister’s repeated denials it had...

  • Waste improvements needed, Brussels warns

    Waste improvements needed, Brussels warns

    Significant improvements are needed to put waste management in line with the waste hierarchy, a report by the European Commission has warned. “Malta has not capitalised yet on turning waste into resource and low recycling rates into business...

  • Businesses having to wait close to 79 days to get paid

    Businesses having to wait close to 79 days to get paid

    The time it takes Maltese businesses to get paid has been steadily going down but, at 78.58 days in 2018, it remains considerably longer than the European business-to-business (B2B) average of 34 days. The Malta Association of Credit Management...

  • Arson not ruled out as three cars, motorcycle go up in flames

    Arson not ruled out as three cars, motorcycle go up in flames

    Police were not ruling out the possibility of arson after three cars and a motorcycle went up in flames early Thursday. A Peugeot, Ford, Nissan and a motorcycle caught fire last night in Triq il-Vittmi tal-Gwerra, Birkirkara. Police were informed...

  • Man escapes with cash in armed robbery

    Man escapes with cash in armed robbery

    A man escaped with cash following an armed robbery in Birkirkara. The police said the hold-up took place in Triq Fleur de Lys at 6.30am. The man, who was hooded and carrying a knife, entered the shop and demanded cash from the 29-year-old woman...

  • Today's front pages - April 11, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 11, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says a Health Department policy that an unborn baby is not recognised as a person at law has raised questions on the government’s intentions on abortion, despite the Prime...

  • Pregnant woman evacuated from stranded ship following epileptic fit

    Pregnant woman evacuated from stranded ship following epileptic fit

    Another woman was evacuated from a stranded humanitarian vessel after requiring medical attention, the government said. NGO Sea-Eye said in a statement the woman, 23-year-old Nigerian, one of the two pregnant women on board the Alan Kurdi, had...

  • Plans to replenish sandy beach at Balluta Bay welcomed

    Plans to replenish sandy beach at Balluta Bay welcomed

    The St Julian’s local council and business community have welcomed plans to replenish the sandy beach at Balluta Bay once again, but urged the government to pursue a long-term approach instead of yearly top-ups. Times of Malta reported on...

  • Tourism Minister still compiling travel data from 2014

    Tourism Minister still compiling travel data from 2014

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi is “still gathering information” about his visits abroad, which was sought through questions tabled in Parliament since 2014. The minister told Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg last week the information she had...

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