Malta Independent

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0100
Without a permanent link, more investment needed in ships, port facilities – GBC CEO
Without a permanent link between Gozo and Malta, there should be heavy investment in the vessels that serve as transportation means, and possibly an increase in the fleet of ferries, Daniel Borg, CEO of the Gozo Business Chamber, said.At present, fou...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 08:30:00 +0100
Gozo Ministry needs Minister Dalli’s assent when hunting decisions are taken – BirdLife
The ministry responsible for hunting needs the assent of the ministry for the environment for any decisions taken on the sector, since laws pertaining to the hobby are, by law, under the responsibility of the latter, BirdLife contends.This means that...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 07:30:00 +0100
Parties in Gaza conflict need to respect and implement UN resolutions – Ian Borg
The parties subject to the United Nations Security Council resolutions that were adopted since 7 October relating to the Gaza war need to respect and implement those resolutions, Foreign Affairs Minister Ian Borg told The Malta Independent on Sunday....

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0100
‘We weren't feeling human anymore' - Vanessa Frazier recounts what led to Malta's Gaza resolution
Last year, a UN Security Council Resolution led by Malta resulted in a much needed humanitarian pause for a few days in the conflict in Gaza.The conflict began on the 7th of October 2023, after Hamas launched an attack on Israel, killing over a thous...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 09:30:00 +0100
Malta’s neutrality is not outdated, ‘it’s far more relevant today’ – Clint Azzopardi Flores
Malta's neutrality is not outdated, and “it’s far more relevant today”, PL MEP candidate Clint Azzopardi Flores told The Malta Independent on Sunday."You need to have people who are honest brokers. My interest is for the EU to advan...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 11:00:00 +0100
TMID Editorial: PN should aim for more than just the third seat
The Nationalist Party has set itself a target for the coming elections in June.The top priority is to grab three of the six seats in the European Parliament. The second aim is to win back the majority in localities which it dominated in the early yea...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 10:00:00 +0100
Why the growing phenomenon of parental alienation needs to be tackled
Parental alienation has detrimental effects on both minors and adults, and while according to a psychologist targeted children are prone to long-term mental health issues, a lawyer believes that the courts should be doing more to address the growing ...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 10:30:00 +0100
Interest in Maltese football esports scene growing rapidly
Football is undoubtedly the most popular and widely viewed sport in Malta, so it is only natural that with the advent of esports, football has also established itself as one of Malta’s premier esports categories.The Malta Independent on Sunday ...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:28:00 +0100
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children
An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 10:58:00 +0100
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 11:15:00 +0100
Updated (3): Worker dies, another injured, after ceiling collapse in Sliema
A construction worker has died and another was taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed in Sliema on Saturday, the police said.The victim is a 51-year-old man from Albania who resides in Zebbug.A report about the incident was filed to the police a...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:47:00 +0100
European Parliament requests suspension of BA directive limiting reports regarding Metsola
The European Parliament Office in Malta has requested the Broadcasting Authority to suspend a directive it issued which effectively limits reports regarding its president Roberta Metsola.In a letter to the BA, the European Parliament Office in Malta ...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:26:00 +0100
The man who set himself on fire outside the courthouse where Trump is on trial dies of his injuries
The man who doused himself in an accelerant and set himself on fire outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial has died, police said.The New York City Police Department told The Associated Press early Saturday th...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:55:00 +0100
PN, government in exchange on teachers’ wages
The Nationalist Party and the government engaged in an argument on teachers’ wages, with the PN saying it expects the government to introduce long-awaited improvements to teachers’ wages without delay, with the government replying that it...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 15:24:00 +0100
Archbishop ordains three priests
Three new priests have ordained by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in a ceremony held at St John’s Co-Cathedral.They are Rev. Malcolm John Saliba from the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ħ’Attard, Rev. Karl Andrew Schembri from t...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:56:00 +0100
Pharmacies open today 9am to 12pm & 4 to 7pm
Valletta Empire Pharmacy, 77, Old Theatre Street; Ħamrun Darwin Pharmacy, 152, St. Joseph High Street; Qormi Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St. Sebastian Street; Birkirkara Remedies Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street; San Ġwann Brown's Medical...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:51:00 +0100
Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions -- for now
Israel and Iran on Friday both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran, signaling the two bitter enemies are ready to prevent their latest eruption of violence from escalating into a full-blown...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 15:28:00 +0100
ADPD wants ‘green votes’ on 8 June
ADPD The Green Party is urging the public to vote for its candidates at the European Parliament elections in June.“If you want to send a strong message loud and clear, you must get out to vote – do not stay at home and let others decide u...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 18:49:00 +0100
The Malta Pavilion, ‘I Will Follow the Ship’, launched at the Venice Art Biennale
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici launched the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, in Italy. The pavilion was commissioned by Arts Council Malta, where Malta will be represented by solo artist Matth...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 07:59:00 +0100
Agreement reached between BCA and KTP to ‘enhance collaboration in construction sector’
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said Saturday that an agreement has been reached between the BCA and the Kamra tal-Periti (KTP) "following several constructive meetings between both parties".These discussions primarily centred around th...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:44:00 +0100
Man City beat Chelsea with late Silva goal to make FA Cup final while Arsenal top EPL
Manchester City’s European rule is over — its domestic dominance is not.Even on a day when Arsenal rose to the summit of the English Premier League with a 2-0 win against Wolves, City kept its pursuit of back-to-back domestic do...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:36:00 +0100
Floriana lose Premier League leadership following Marsaxlokk defeat
Floriana lost the leadership of the BOV Premier League when they were defeated by a Sunday Akinbule goal against Marsaxlokk in a tight match played at the National Stadium.This defeat means that Hamrun Spartans are now in pole position to win their t...

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:47:00 +0100
Napoli coach apologizes after loss at Empoli further damages hopes for Europe
 Napoli's title defense is going from bad to worse.The team's third coach this season apologized to fans following a disheartening 1-0 loss at relegation-threatened Empoli on Saturday that left Napoli at risk of failing to qualify for Europ...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:12:00 +0100
TMID Editorial: Missing the wood for the trees
Undoubtedly the news piece of the past week, at least locally, was a planning application filed by the Paola Parish Church in order to set up a cafeteria on top of its portico.The application, first reported last week, sought permission for an interp...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 13:46:00 +0100
‘Commitment against domestic violence cannot cease’ - PS Rebecca Buttigieg
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms, Rebecca Buttigieg, said that just three months after the launch of the third National Strategy for Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence, measures have been implemented to strengthen the fight a...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:54:00 +0100
Police to review security outside courthouse hosting Trump's trial after man sets himself on fire
Police officials said they were reviewing whether to restrict access to a public park outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial after a man set himself on fire there Friday.“We may have to shut this area d...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 12:34:00 +0100
Updated: KM Malta Airlines flight to Milan delayed by more than 7 hours
The KM Malta Airlines flight to Milan on Saturday has been delayed by more than seven hours.The flight was initially scheduled to depart to Linate Airport at 12.45pm, but after passengers were informed that the flight had been delayed to 1.20pm, they...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 13:49:00 +0100
Verstappen takes pole for Chinese GP to extend F1 dominance. Hamilton 18th
Max Verstappen of Red Bull has completed a Formula 1 double, taking the pole Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix just hours after winning the first F1 sprint of the season.Teammate Sergio Perez will start alongside Verstappen on Sunday on t...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:09:00 +0100
Building in Paola handed over to Aġenzija Sapport by Lands Authority
‘Aġenzija Sapport’ will increase its services to people with disabilities and their families following an agreement which was signed with the Lands Authority. This agreement was to formally pass on a building in Paola to ‘A...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 13:43:00 +0100
National Productivity Board presents annual report
The National Productivity Board presented its annual report during a conference organized by the same board. The report noted that the financial and ICT sectors experienced excellent growth. The report indicated that the financial sector, amongst oth...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:56:00 +0100
Information campaign to show youth healthy and constructive alternatives to vices
Aġenzija Sedqa has launched an information campaign on awareness and prevention mainly aimed at adolescents and teenagers for them to keep away from use of illicit substances.   The ‘Bużż Naturali’ campaign is aim...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 11:43:00 +0100
MUT, Institute for Education sign collective agreement
The Malta Union of Teachers and the Institute for Education have signed a collective agreement, backdated to 2020 and finishing in 2025.Through this agreement, 39 full-time and 8 part-time employees will enjoy better financial and work conditions, th...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:05:00 +0100
Mosta Ficus trees have a ‘good chance’ of surviving following attempted poisoning
The Ficus trees close to the Mosta square which were found with holes in their trunks some weeks ago have a “good chance” of surviving, activists who met with the Environment & Resources Authority said on Friday.Members of the NGO Mov...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:27:00 +0100
Pensioner admits to attacking building contractor who damaged his house
A 78-year-old man is to be sentenced later this month after on Friday he admitted to having brandished a knife at a contractor who was building a block of flats next to his house in Żejtun.Police inspector Doriette Cuschieri and prosecutor Jurge...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:29:00 +0100
Trees, billboards topple in strong winds
The strong winds are wreaking havoc across the Maltese Islands, endangering pedestrians and drivers.A tree has collapsed onto the road in Labour Avenue Naxxar, bringing traffic to a standstill.A billboard has in the meantime toppled over on St Andrew...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 18:56:00 +0100
‘Russia’s war of aggression reverberates through the dark corridors of history’ – Ian Borg
Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine not only reverberates through the dark corridors of history, but also serves as a stark reminder of the trials our multilateral system currently faces, Foreign Affairs Minister Ian Borg has said.Borg was add...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:56:00 +0100
Juventus rescue late point in draw with Cagliari in Serie A
Cagliari scored two first-half penalties but gave up a late own goal for Juventus to draw 2-2 in a thrilling Serie A game on Friday.Gianluca Gaetano opened the scoring for the home side after half an hour and Yerry Mina got a second with an almost id...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:58:00 +0100
Verstappen wins again - this time he takes first Formula 1 sprint race of the season
Max Verstappen, continuing his dominance in Formula 1, took Saturday's first sprint race of the season — the prelude to the full-blown Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on the ninth of 19 laps and stretch...

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 07:08:00 +0100
Italy earns 5th Champions League spot for next season because of overall success in Europe
Italy is the first nation to benefit from UEFA’s move to award an extra Champions League qualifying spot based on countries’ overall records in European competitions.With Roma and Atalanta qualifying for the Europa League semifinals ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 23:58:00 +0100
US vetoes bid for Palestine to become full member of the United Nations
A bid for Palestine to be recognised as a full member of the United Nations was rejected after the USA used its veto.The vote saw 12 of the 15 members of the Security Council (including Malta) vote in favour of the draft resolution put forward by Alg...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:22:00 +0100
Tarmac near Zurrieq square dug up two days after it is laid
Freshly laid tarmac near the Zurrieq square was dug up by contractors just two days after it was laid as roadworks around the town centre continue.The works were highlighted by the Nationalist Party’s Zurrieq branch on Facebook on Thursday, as ...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:30:00 +0100
Leisure Clothing directors claim double jeopardy in new Constitutional case
The directors of Leisure Clothing, who were sentenced to a jail term for human trafficking in 2023, have reauested that sentence is declared null on double jeopardy grounds because of a €500 fine they paid for breaching employment law years befo...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:07:00 +0100
Updated: Iran fires at suspected Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base and nuclear site
Iran fired air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site early Friday morning near the central city of Isfahan after spotting drones, which were suspected to be part of an Israeli attack in retaliation for Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:47:00 +0100
Electoral commission receiving nominations for EP, local council elections
The Electoral Commissioners notify that they will receive online nominations through the website www.electoral.gov.mt by candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament and Local Council Elections.  Online applications may be submit...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:55:00 +0100
Man injured after being hit by car
A man was injured on Friday morning when he was hit by a car, the police said.The accident took place in St Anne Street, Tarxien, at 9.15am.The man, aged 74 of Tarxien, was hit by a Toyota Hi Ace driven by a 53-year-old man, also of Tarxien.He w...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:58:00 +0100
Biker grievously hurt in Tarxien crash
A biker was grievously hurt on Friday morning following a crash in Tarxien, the police said.The accident took place in San Frangisk Street, Tarxien, at 7.30am.The biker, a 34-year-old man of Qormi, was riding a Sym which was involved in a crash with ...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:11:00 +0100
Western Region launches initiative to promote books and reading
Ten local councils forming part of the Western Region will benefit from a scheme which aims to promote and raise awareness among children about the importance of reading.During a news conference held on World Book Day 2024, it was said that this sche...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:47:00 +0100
Chinese Grand Prix could deliver drama to F1 and slow Verstappen's victory march
The Chinese Grand Prix could deliver some much-needed drama to Formula 1, meaning Red Bull's Max Verstappen can't be penciled in as the almost-certain winner on Sunday.The three-time world champion has won 22 of the last 26 GPs and three of...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:39:00 +0100
Secondary school graduates continuing their studies to receive free internet
For the fourth year since the initial rendition of the scheme, free internet will be provided to students who continued their post-secondary studies immediately following their Year 11 graduation.Approximately 3,200 students will be eligible to enjoy...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:21:00 +0100
FAA objects to proposal to build 7-storey block in heart of Zabbar
Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar said Friday it is objecting to a planning application to build a seven-storey block in Misraħ tal-Madonna Medjatrici, Triq Ganni Bonavia, Zabbar.This proposal to build 7 storeys does not respect the Local Pl...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:42:00 +0100
Man injured after being trapped between lifter and truck
A man was grievously injured on Friday when he was caught between a lifter and a truck, the police said.The accident took place in Clarens Street, Pieta, at 8.30am.The worker, aged 44 of Birkirkara, was taken to hospital with grievous injuries.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:33:00 +0100
20 deaths at workplace in 2022, 2023
The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) reported 20 fatalities at work in 2022 and 2023, the NSO said Friday.All fatalities at work which took place in the past two years involved males. In the majority of cases, victims were either aged ...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:39:00 +0100
TMID Editorial: Sending the wrong message
The Labour government has a reasonably good track record when it comes to civil reforms, particularly concerning women’s rights.  While some will argue that while the country still bans abortion one cannot make such a statement, the fact i...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:53:00 +0100
Man grievously injured after fall in reservoir
A man was grievously injured after he fell a height of two and half storeys in a reservoir, the police said Friday.The accident took place in Vittoriosa Square, Vittoriosa, on Thursday at 4.30pm.The man, a 35-year-old from Turkey who resides in Birki...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:05:00 +0100
'No time to waste': EU leaders want to boost competitiveness to close gap with US, China
European Union leaders on Thursday debated a new “European Competitiveness Deal” aimed at helping the 27-nation bloc close the gap with Chinese and American rivals amid fears the region's industries will otherwise be left behind for good....

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:30:00 +0100
One miscalculation or mistake in Middle East 'could lead to the unthinkable’ – UN Secretary General
UN Secretary General António Guterres has said that the Middle East is on a precipice, where "one miscalculation, one miscommunication or mistake could lead to the unthinkable, a full scale regional conflict."Guterres was addres...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 19:34:00 +0100
EU leaders agree to cut down single market bureaucracy by 25%
European leaders including Prime Minister Robert Abela have comes to terms on an agreement to reduce bureaucracy related to the single market by 25 per cent, the government said in a statement Thursday,’They also agreed on the need for a compet...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 14:17:00 +0100
Swieqi local council says residents are living in fear for their safety
The Swieqi Local Council has said that its residents are living in fear for their safety in their own homes and appealed to the government to dedicate more law enforcement resources to the area.In a scathing statement shared on its official social me...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:13:00 +0100
Leverkusen, Roma, Atalanta, Marseille into Europa League SF; Liverpool, West Ham, Milan, Benfica out
Liverpool failed to overcome a three-goal deficit and was eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday despite beating Atalanta 1-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.The result officially ended Liverpool’s hopes of a treble of tr...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:27:00 +0100
Malta joins international ‘Lighthouse Initiative’ strengthening commitment towards renewable energy
Malta has underscored its commitment to advancing renewable energy and sustainability initiatives during a series of meetings held on the fringes of the IRENA General Assembly. Represented by Minister for the Environment, Energt and Regeneration of t...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 14:19:00 +0100
UEFA ‘approves’ new Premier League format
The Malta Premier League said Thursday that UEFA has concluded that the new proposed league format meets key requirements and is in conformity with its regulations.In a statement on its Facebook page, the MPL said this conclusion follows discussions ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:33:00 +0100
Lifting of public official’s suspension sends a ‘very ugly message’ to victims of abuse - PN
The Nationalist Party on Thursday strongly deplored the fact that for the Labour government, led by Robert Abela, sexual harassment has become acceptable.In a statement, PN spokespersons said that, as reported by The Shift News, Clint Axisa, a Labour...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:58:00 +0100
Updated: PN calls for action over Social Policy Ministry's possible corruption
The Nationalist Party on Thursday called for action to be taken after revelations in court related to the case against former PL MP Silvio Grixti and four other individuals.On Wednesday, Director General of the Social Services Department, G...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:41:00 +0100
EU leaders vow to impose tougher sanctions against Iran as Ukraine's president pleads for support
European Union leaders vowed on Wednesday to ramp up sanctions against Iran as concern grows that Tehran's unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy used the summit to ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:37:00 +0100
Bid for Palestine to become full member of the UN could be heading for a veto
More than ten of the United Nations Security Council members are expected to vote in favour of a Palestinian request for full UN membership, but the vote could be heading for a veto.The Palestinians made a fresh bid for full U.N. membership as t...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:57:00 +0100
Lost laptop in car dealer case found in another compilation of evidence, Justice Minister says
Justice Minister Jonathan Attard said in Parliament that a lost laptop which was evidence in a case of a car dealer, has been found in documents pertaining to another compilation of evidence.Attard was replying to a parliamentary question made by PL ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:54:00 +0100
Over 70 lawyers, architects apply to assist those affected by construction industry free of charge
Justice Minister Jonathan Attard said Wednesday he was pleased that government has received around 50 applications for legal experts and over 20 applications for architect services to assist third parties who are being negatively affected by the cons...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:35:00 +0100
Man grievously injured after falling off ladder
A man was grievously injured on Thursday morning when he fell off a ladder in a residence in Mdina, the police said.The man, aged 66 of Zebbug, fell a height of one and a half storeys.He was taken to hospital with grievous injuries.The accident took ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 09:01:00 +0100
Grixti used agents to collect cut on fraudulent benefits he helped constituents obtain, court hears
The individuals charged together with former Labour MP Silvio Grixti, in connection with the social benefits fraud racket would demand €5,000 from the people for whom he allegedly forged medical certificates that would qualify them to receive so...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:35:00 +0100
Climate change affecting the Med so severely that structures in place may not be effective - Borg
Climate change is already affecting the Mediterranean region so severely that the structures in place may no longer be effective when it strikes, Foreign Affairs Minister Ian Borg told The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.He was addressin...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:24:00 +0100
PM Abela meets Spanish counterpart in Brussels
Prime Minister Robert Abela has met with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sánchez as the two heads of government attend the European Council summit in Brussels.A Department of Information statement said the two sides discussed the situation in th...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:22:00 +0100
TMID Editorial: Rain in the desert
Footage of Dubai being pelted with heavy rain and the ensuing flooding of the streets and the airport has made the rounds on mainstream television and the social media in the past two days.It’s not that these things have not happened in the pas...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:42:00 +0100
Biker grievously injured in Saqqajja Hill accident
A biker was grievously injured in a collision at the Saqqajja Hill, limits of Rabat, on Wednesday afternoon, the police said.The biker, a 38-year-old man of Rabat, was riding a Yamaha which was involved in a collision with a Mazda 3 driven by a 35-ye...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:37:00 +0100
Abela says more Palestinian children to be brought to Malta for treatment
Prime Minister Robert Abela said that more Palestinian children will be brought over to Malta in the coming days for treatment.these children were injured during the war which is taking place in the Middle East.Speaking in Brussels, where he is atten...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 19:08:00 +0100
Government proposes ‘second chance’ reform for criminal records to be cleaned earlier
Government on Wednesday issued a White Paper proposing a range of reforms to give a second chance to offenders, one of which being that certain crimes on imprisoned peoples’ criminal records would not appear in half the time they currently wait...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:37:00 +0100
Food prices decrease for second consecutive month – Economy Ministry
The price of food in Malta has decreased for a second consecutive month, the Economy Ministry said on Wednesday as it praised the government’s price-capping mechanism.Following the publication of official EU statistics on inflation for the mont...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 07:10:00 +0100
Eurobarometer: Half of Maltese voters want migration to be a priority in MEP election campaign
 Half of the Maltese electorate want migration and asylum to be discussed as a matter of priority during the electoral campaign for the upcoming European Parliament election according to data published in the latest Eurobarometer.Meanwhile, 37% ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:13:00 +0100
Archbishop to ordain three priests
Three new priests will be ordained to the priesthood this Saturday, 20th April 2024. Archbishop Charles Scicluna will ordain: Rev. Malcolm John Saliba from the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ħ’Attard, Rev. Karl Andrew Schembr...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:23:00 +0100
30 new buses expand public transport fleet
Thirty new buses were added by Malta Public Transport (MPT) to the existing public transport fleet with the aim of improving the service and meet with the demand. The investment cost €8 million, journalists were told at a press conference on Wed...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:21:00 +0100
Real Madrid beat Man City on penalties to advance to the Champions League semifinals
Real Madrid weathered the storm, silenced the crowd and ultimately ended Manchester City’s brief hold on the Champions League.The all-time kings of Europe moved a step closer to a record-extending 15th title in the competition they have do...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:24:00 +0100
Kimmich heads Bayern Munich past Arsenal and into Champions League semifinals
Bayern Munich could yet crown a disappointing season with the Champions League title. Arsenal faces the prospect of ending a promising season with no trophy.Joshua Kimmich's header powered Bayern to a 1-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday to reach the Ch...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:53:00 +0100
K9 Sophie earns well deserved retirement from Customs Department
One of the most esteemed canine officers working with the Customs Department – K9 Sophie – is retiring. K9 Sophie, a loyal and dedicated Labrador Retriever, joined Customs operations – now part of the Malta Tax and Customs Administr...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 07:18:00 +0100
Storm dumps heaviest rain ever recorded in desert nation of UAE, flooding roads and Dubai's airport
Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai's international airport.The state-run WAM news agency c...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:40:00 +0100
Three arrested after entering private property without permission
Two men and a woman were arrested after the police received a report that they had entered into a private property without permission, the police said.On Tuesday, at 10pm, the owner of a villa in Silla Street, Swieqi, informed the police that he had ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:32:00 +0100
Road works through ‘management by crisis’ lead to serious repercussions – PN
The Nationalist Party on Wednesday accused the government and Infrastructure Malta of not planning properly for necessary road works, saying that this “management by crisis” is causing frustration and inconvenience to motorists and reside...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:44:00 +0100
Sant explains why he abstained on abortion vote in EP
Labour MEP Alfred Sant has explained why he abstained on the vote taken in the European Parliament last week to include the right to abortion in the EU Fundamental Rights Charter.The vote passed with 336 votes in favour, 163 against and 39 abstention...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 07:26:00 +0100
Public being kept in the dark on Mosta trees’ poisoning, Graffitti says
Following its initial demands addressed to the Environmental Minister, the ERA and the Mosta Local Council, Moviment Graffitti has now issued a second letter insisting that the public be given an update regarding the ficus trees in Mosta square, the ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:26:00 +0100
President visits 2024 Business Career EXPO at MCAST
The Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) and the Institute of Business Management and Commerce (IBMC) organised the 'Business Career EXPO' 2024 on campus in Paola. The initiative, spread over two days, focuses on career paths relate...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:54:00 +0100
Man arrested in connection with Marsa thefts
A man was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning by police in connection with thefts from several vehicles in Marsa.Police said that “immediate action” after a report of thefts from a number of vehicles in the locality was recei...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:55:00 +0100
PN claims Transport Malta officials irregularly managing vessel berthing near AUM
The Nationalist Party is claiming that Transport Malta officials are irregularly managing the berthing of vessels near the American University of Malta premises in Cospicua.In a statement on Wednesday, the PN said that the AUM’s has never exerc...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:50:00 +0100
Malta hosting 57th Programme for International Student Assessment governing board meeting
Malta is currently hosting the 57th meeting of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Governing Board in Valletta, attended by around 200 delegates representing 78 countries from around the world. The meeting is taking place over t...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:39:00 +0100
Government's action shows that it does not respect women, ADPD says
ADPD - The Green Party expressed shock that Clint Axisa (Transport Malta) has been allowed to continue working with the Government, despite ongoing criminal procedures against him. ADPD - The Green Party Chairperson and candidate Sandra Gauci said "A...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:42:00 +0100
Malta embraces EdTech to drive economic growth and innovation
Minister for the Economy, Enterprise, and Strategic Projects, Silvio Schembri, addressed the audience attending a Times of Malta Business Breakfast regarding the critical importance of Educational Technology (EdTech) in shaping Malta’...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:36:00 +0100
Watch: Minister Ian Borg meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg stressed the need for dialogue and cooperation in all current conflicts during a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on Tuesday, a Department of Information stat...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:56:00 +0100
TMID Editorial: When politics and terrorism overshadow sports
We are 100 days away from the Olympic Games, set to take place in Paris.The Games bring the whole world together in what should be 16 days of competition in a myriad sports disciplines where the best athlete (often) wins.But, over the years, the Olym...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:58:00 +0100
EU anti-SLAPP directive ‘Daphne’s Law’ made official six years and a half since her murder
Daphne’s Law, the EU’s anti-SLAPP directive adopted by the European Parliament on 27th February this year, was published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday, six years and six months to the day since she was assassinated on 16th October 20...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:56:00 +0100
Expert in odometer tampering case says he cannot pinpoint individuals behind fraudulent activity
A digital forensics expert tasked with examining a selection of imported Japanese used cars suspected of odometer tampering has testified that he couldn't determine the specific individuals responsible for the alleged fraudulent activity. MaltaT...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:38:00 +0100
CJEU decides in favour of European Super League, declares FIFA & UEFA rules as contrary to EU law
On the 21 December 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the ‘’CJEU’’) delivered a preliminary ruling whereby it concluded that the Fédération internationale de football association (“FIFA&rsquo...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:00:00 +0100
Updated: Second high-profile stabbing to rock Sydney in recent days is declared a terrorist attack
A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days that authorities on Tuesday declared an act of terrorism.The 16-year-old ...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:00:00 +0100
NGOs write to PM to clarify position on abortion
Life Network Foundation and Doctors for Life have written formally to the Prime Minister of Malta.The two NGOs are urging the Maltese Government to make a clear statement that with full respect for the principle of subsidiarity and with respect for t...

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