• Inauguration of Greywater Recycling System in Helen Keller Resource Centre

    The Greywater Recycling System installed in Hellen Keller, Resource Center that will enable the reuse of treated water for garden irrigation was inauguratedtoday by Her Excellency, ThePresident Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. The installation is part of the globally recognized Alter Aqua program,which was introduced in 2011in the Maltese Islandsby The ...

  • La legge di bilancio italiana rischia di non rispettare il patto di stabilità

    La legge di bilancio italiana rischia di non rispettare il patto di stabilità. Il parere del ministro europeo degli affari economici è arrivato il 16 novembre. Tuttavia Bruxelles non boccia completamente la manovra del governo Renzi, e riconosce le difficoltà dell’Italia, in particolare riguardo ai terremoti nell’Italia centrale e all’accoglienza ...

  • World Cup 2018: Belgium score eight against Estonia, Ronaldo nets two for Portugal

    Belgium enjoyed an eight-goal rout in World Cup qualifying on Sunday, and Cristiano Ronaldo managed just two — and missed a penalty — as Portugal also won.Belgium, which beat Estonia 8-1, and Switzerland extended their perfect starts to join Germany as the only European teams with four straight wins on ...

  • Fly to Dubai from €499

    Emirates is offering three-night packages to Dubai starting from €499. The touring operating arm of Emirates is offering the sale on packages to Dubai, inclusive of passenger taxes. Travellers can choose from 3, 4, and 5-star luxury hotel packages for less. The packages include three-nights accommodation in a twin/sharing room, meet and ...

  • Russian ship: Malta did not take orders from any country– Foreign Minister

    The Maltese government did not take instructions from any country to refuse permission for a Soviet tanker on its way to Syria to refuel in Malta, Foreign Minister George Vella said today, stating that Malta took this decision on its own.International and local media reported last week that the government ...

  • Editorial: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition

    A full, three-hour long debate in the House on Thursday about the Budget vote for the Foreign Ministry did not tackle, except fleetingly, the elephant in the Chamber: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition.According to the US State Department, the participants in the coalition are ...

  • Wardens to employ 'education approach' on smoking ban in cars with children

    Wardens will be employing an "education approach" when the new law banning smoking in cars with children as passengers comes into force on 1 January, warden service operator Kenneth De Martino said yesterday.In comments to The Malta Independent, he said enforcement on the ban on smoking in cars with children ...

  • Ban on smoking in cars with kids to carry lowest fines in Europe

    The law to be introduced in January, banning smoking in cars with children, will carry the lowest fines in Europe for such an offence, Health Minister Chris Fearne said today.Malta will become the sixth country in Europe to introduce such a ban, and anyone caught smoking in a vehicle carrying ...

  • Smoking in cars with children to be banned as of January

    Malta’s law against smoking in cars with children will be accompanied by the lowest fines in Europe when it comes into force in January, according to new details announced today. The country will become the sixth in Europe to introduce such a ban, announced in last week’s budget, which will subject ...

  • UN expert urges next UN chief to crack down on Malta… and other 'tax havens'

    A United Nations human rights expert has urged the next UN secretary-general to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and ‘kleptocrats’ pay their fair share of taxes.Speaking on Friday, American law professor Alfred de Zayas also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban ...

  • National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    The Maltese national team face Andorra in an international match in La Vella this evening (kick-off: 18.00), as they start their commitments in a revamped European Championship. This will be the first outing for Damien Neill’s men in the qualifying phase of the tournament following the introduction of a new format ...

  • Norwegian Cruise Line returns to Malta after eight-year absence

    The world's leading cruise company, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will next year be deploying one of its vessels back in Malta, following an absence of eight years. Embellishing the historic Valletta harbour, NCL's newly refurbished Norwegian Spirit shall be starting and ending cruises from the Island. This was announced today ...

  • Four Maltese companies implicated in €130 million Italian tax scam

    Four Maltese companies have been implicated in what the Italian authorities are describing as a ‘gigantic carousel fraud’, the Vicenza Guardia di Finanza reported yesterday.  The scam, which was perpetrated through 145 Italian companies and 35 companies outside of Italy, four of which were in Malta, saw €130 million being ...