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  • Turkey orders arrest of 25 soldiers in post-coup probe

    Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 soldiers across Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus, security sources said. This is part of a widening crackdown following the 2016 failed military coup. The sources said on Thursday that the soldiers, on active duty and of varying ...

  • $20m bribery: Indicted foreign company bids for NPA contract

    Niyi Odebode, Eniola Akinkuotu and Anna Okon  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is still investigating  the $20m bribery scam involving a company, Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd. and some former officials of  the Nigerian Ports Authority. There were  reports in August that  the Swiss authorities, had through ...

  • A federal Europe will silence voice of small EU states - Alfred Sant

    A major dilemma facing small member EU states like Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and Demark is that while it is in their interests that the EU strengthens controls on security and on  tax evasion, these same member states want to maintain their sovereignty to secure their soverignty on national governance involving ...

  • Celebrating 15 years of legal service

    On September 27, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates invited Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, together with a representation of government officials, clients and collaborators, and colleagues to its head office in Valletta to commemorate 15 successful years of legal service. Founded in 2002, Chetcuti Cauchi experienced rapid growth, being the first firm to practise ...

  • METS: growth pillar for Medserv

    Medserv convened a meeting with financial analysts last week to provide additional details on the interim financial results published on August 23 and also to update the market on the current business pipeline as well as opportunities in the months and years ahead. Following the diversification strategy adopted in recent years, ...

  • Update: Air Malta workers offered 20% salary increase over five year period

    Air Malta has offered an 18%-20% salary increase to workers staggered over a five-year period in a bid to save the airline while also securing the future of all employees.The rise would see Air Malta's payroll costs increase by €16 million, and in order to fund it, revenue would need ...

  • TMID Editorial: Money laundering - Something must be done to stop the rot

    The revelations that Italian mafia clans had set up an extensive money laundering ring in Malta are not new nor but the shock and concern over the state of affairs never abates.  The latest instalment in this sorry tale is this week’s report by Europol’s Financial Intelligence Group, which makes ...

  • Traffic arrangements at Ta’ Qali for Friday’s Malta-England match

    The Police Force, in collaboration with the Malta Football Association, has made special arrangements on the occasion of next Friday’s World Cup qualifier between England and Malta.Addressing a news conference yesterday, Angelo Chetcuti, MFA general secretary, said that this was a massive match to organise, but the association was convinced ...

  • Malta listed as one of 20 EU countries where risk of modern slavery is rising

    A report on modern slavery published last Thursday has listed Malta as one of the 20 countries within the European Union were the risk of modern slavery has risen over the last year, seeing an accumulated rise in modern slavery throughout Europe. The report, titled ‘Modern Slavery Index 2017’ is ...

  • Impunity is disgusting

    A middle-aged man who spends most of his life devoting himself to the promotion of intercommunal relations, a re-united Cyprus and the brotherhood of the people of the island, irrespective of ethnic, religious and of course political divisions, decided to take refuge from the roasting August sun in a hillside ...

  • GO improves revenues and profitability during first six months of the year

    GO plc has announced improved results for the six month period to 30 June 2017, with growth in revenues and profitability as well as robust cash generation, the company said in a statement.Operating profit increased by 18.8 per cent to €14.6 million (2016: €12.3 million) whilst, during the same period, ...

  • Expatriamo

    Expatriamo a Cipro: l'isola più grande del Mediterraneo

    La Repubblica di Cipro è l’isola più grande del Mediterraneo orientale, ha poco meno di un milione di abitanti ed è il terzo paese più piccolo dell’Unione Europea dopo Malta e Lussemburgo. Nonostante sia considerata nella sua interezza territorio dell'UE (dal 2004), l’isola di fatto è divisa in due parti, ...

  • Dacoutros family donate over 50 artefacts to the Malta Maritime Museum

    John Dacoutros has presented a substantial number of artefacts from his personal collection of the Dacoutros family to the Malta Maritime Museum.The donation contains over 50 artefacts pertaining to the wine trade and shipping in Malta in the early 20th century. The donation includes various wooden barrels, copper lanterns, and ...

  • Facing up to competitive pressures - interview with GO CEO

    On 01 June, GO appointed Attila Keszeg, a Hungarian, as Chief Executive Officer. He has had a dynamic high profile career; prior to this appointment, he was Senior Vice President Commercial at Deutsche Telekom AG, responsible for the overall business to consumer activities in 12 countries. His experience also includes ...

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