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  • Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    An invasion of alien crayfish in Malta's natural freshwater streams is taking over the last haunts of some of the island's beloved species, a new study has found.  Recently published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology, the study has revealed the...

  • Auditor's probe into db project has not started, 18 months on, and PA will not wait

    Auditor's probe into db project has not started, 18 months on, and PA will not wait

    The Planning Authority, which is expected to decide on the mega project at the former ITS site in Pembroke on Thursday, says it cannot stop the process pending the outcome of an investigation by the Auditor General. A spokesman said the law...

  • Trump hails "exciting" agreements by North Korea's Kim

    Trump hails "exciting" agreements by North Korea's Kim

    North Korea agreed on Wednesday to "permanently" abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and said it is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified "reciprocal action". Speaking...

  • Today's front pages - September 19, 2018

    Today's front pages - September 19, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers.  Times of Malta reports how an IT glitch, which apparently prevented a Contracts Department evaluation committee from accessing a computer file, has cost taxpayers dearly. ...

  • Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

    Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

    Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • Activists, residents in final appeal against ITS development

    Activists, residents in final appeal against ITS development

    The country’s democratic principles are at stake in next Thursday’s vote on the proposed ITS development site, activists and Pembroke residents said. Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, Pembroke residents and 12 NGOs launched their...

  • Mizzi Organisation distances itself from director's criticism of ITS project

    Mizzi Organisation distances itself from director's criticism of ITS project

    The Mizzi Organisation has distanced itself from criticism of the ITS project made by its director Maurice Mizzi. In a curt statement issued by the company's lawyer, it disassociated itself from the statement he made as the Guardian of Future...

  • Cohesion funds needed in spite of economic growth – Parliamentary Secretary

    Cohesion funds needed in spite of economic growth – Parliamentary Secretary

    Despite Malta’s unprecedented economic growth, the country was nonetheless facing a number of challenges in the areas of environment, education, and innovation – and therefore still need EU funding, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Aaron...

  • Five tourists for every Maltese last year

    Five tourists for every Maltese last year

    Malta had 5.3 visitors per inhabitant last year, a survey has found, making it the world's second most popular country for tourism per capita. The figure emerged from a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) which was...

  • Selected fast-ferry partner 'failed miserably' to meet criteria - lawyer

    Selected fast-ferry partner 'failed miserably' to meet criteria - lawyer

    The company selected to partner Gozo Channel in bidding for a fast ferry service public tender had “failed miserably” in satisfying both the technical as well as economical criteria outlined in the request for proposals. Read: Controversial...

  • 1,400 submissions on controversial Central Link project

    1,400 submissions on controversial Central Link project

    Some 1,400 submissions have been filed with the Planning Authority over the controversial Central Link roadworks project.   In a statement, lobby group Attard Residents Environmental Network said on Tuesday that the window for public submissions...

  • Watch: Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas

    Watch: Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas

    Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but those efforts were hindered by standing water and the anticipation of more flooding from swollen rivers. At least 32 people...

  • Largest drug haul had value of €28.5 million

    Largest drug haul had value of €28.5 million

    The largest ever drug haul discovered in Freeport containers on Monday had a street value of €28.5 million, the Customs Department has revealed. The four containers containing 10 to 11 tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered at the Malta...

  • Facebook footage not enough to identify man in Paceville fight

    Facebook footage not enough to identify man in Paceville fight

    A security officer was cleared over his involvement in a fight inside a Paceville nightclub after the prosecution centred its case upon Facebook photos passed onto the police three months after the incident. Srdan Stankovic, a Serbian national...

  • Young woman run over by car in St Julian's

    Young woman run over by car in St Julian's

    A 21-year-old woman living in St Julians was run over in St Julian's on Tuesday. The incident happened on George Borg Olivier Street at 1pm. Police said the woman, a Venezuelan national, was hit by an Audi driven by a 27-year-old man from...

  • Release NGO rescue craft at once, MEP delegation tells government

    Release NGO rescue craft at once, MEP delegation tells government

    An MEP delegation investigating migration matters in Europe has urged the Maltese government to cease the “unlawful” blocking of NGO rescue vessels and aircraft. Following meetings with humanitarian NGO Sea Watch, MEPs had concluded that their...

  • Watch: Great grandfather tackles armed raiders, kicks robbers' backside

    Watch: Great grandfather tackles armed raiders, kicks robbers' backside

    Tributes have been pouring in for a great-grandfather who helped foil an armed robbery at his favourite bookmakers shop in Ireland.  Denis O'Connor, who turns 85 in November, was instrumental in helping foil an armed raid by three masked robbers,...

  • Italian priest kidnapped in south Niger

    Italian priest kidnapped in south Niger

    An Italian priest was kidnapped overnight in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, a Nigerien government spokesman said on Tuesday, the second abduction of a European national in the West African country this year. It was not immediately...

  • Child Protection Bill: ‘New measures on their own may not curb abuse’

    Child Protection Bill: ‘New measures on their own may not curb abuse’

    Making child protection professionals legally liable to immediately report any child abuse could actually increase mistreatment, social workers fear. “The introduction of mandatory reporting with criminal penalties could stop caregivers from...

  • Owner of massage parlours cleared of prostitution-related charges

    Owner of massage parlours cleared of prostitution-related charges

    The owner of two massage and beauty parlours in Birkirkara, allegedly used for prostitution or other immoral purposes, has been cleared by a court which found "no shred of concrete evidence” leading to criminal liability. Guohong Rekkers, as...

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