• A telecommunications merger - Benoît Durand

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the bosses of Melita Ltd and Vodafone Malta have portrayed the proposed Melita acquisition of Vodafone Malta as a positive development for competition in the telecommunications industry in Malta. Unfortunately for Maltese consumers, this claim appears largely unfounded. For the reasons set out below, the Office for Competition within ...

  • What independence?

    The answer to Emily Barbara-Sant’s question (‘Conspicuous absence’, September 28) is simple: it is pointless celebrating an ‘independence’ that does not exist. The Maltese have no control over their courts (the European Court of Justice rules ok), no control over their borders (the EU rules ok), no control over their laws ...

  • Today's front pages

    The two stories on the front page of today's Times of Malta report on the Chief Justice's appeal for new law courts, and Identity Malta's explanation on why so few details of the 'passport buyers' was being released in the interests of diplomatic relations. The Malta Independent gives prominence to a ...

  • Talk on law, justice and the muses

    How to better understand and appreciate the concepts of law and justice through the muses and the arts will be the topic of a lecture by Mr Justice Silvio Meli to be held at the Malta Chamber of Advocates within the Law Courts in Valletta. The talk ‘Law, Justice and the ...

  • MIA share price reaches 20-month high

    The MSE Equity Price Index advanced by 0.36% to 4,682.499 points today. Trading activity was spread across four equities only whilst volumes dropped markedly to just €0.12 million from yesterday’s three-week high of €0.73 million. Positive sentiment continued to drive the share price of Malta International Airport plc higher as it ...

  • Old dairy plant to be retained as part of Xewkija business centre

    A new multi-purpose hub business centre was given planning permission by the Planning Board today. The business centre will replace the ex-Malta Dairy Milk processing plant in the industrial estate of Xewkija. While the old processing plant will be demolished, the administrative block of the old plant which is a protected Modernist ...

  • Infant biscuits withdrawn from market

    A brand of infant biscuits has been withdrawn from the market after they were found to contain high levels of acrylamide. The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said that the product affected was the BISKids biscuits with apple concentrate by Belgian manufacturer Belkorn, 150g packets. The directorate ...

  • PA approves new business centre in Xewkija industrial area

    A new multi-purpose hub business centre in Xewkija received planning permission by the Planning Board on Thursday.The business centre will replace the ex-Malta Diary Milk Processing Plant in the industrial estate of Xewkija. While the old processing plant will be demolished, the administrative block of the old plant which is ...

  • Illegal hunting: Government has final say on season closure, PM confirms

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday confirmed that the government has the final say on whether to close the hunting season, despite his earlier comments placing the onus on the Ornis committee. The crux of the matter, however, is whether he can take this decision without such a recommendation. In recent ...

  • Number of employed people in Malta reaches nearly 220,000 - NSO

    In 2016, total employed persons (full-time and part-time as a primary job) in Malta amounted to 219,118, an increase of 5.2 per cent when compared to previous year. The shares of the Malta region by place of residence and place of work stood at 93.3 and 94.8 per cent, respectively.The ...

  • Maltese vessel held in Libya for more than a week

    A Maltese vessel has been held in Libya for more than a week, its owner told The Malta Independent.The Maltese flagged fishing vessel Salvatur VI, MFA0172VLT, owned by Salvatur VI Fishing Company Limited), with 1 Italian Captain and 6 Indonesian crew members on board, has been held by the Libyan Military forces of Benghasi, ...

  • Plastic is on the menu, Prince of Wales tells Ocean Conference

    Prince Charles yesterday urged consumer to match the commitment made by some leading global brands to stop the devastating effect plastics are having on the oceans.The Prince of Wales gave a keynote speech during the Our Oceans conference, which was held at the Hilton in St Julian's.The event was also ...

  • Will Malta break the duck against Lithuania?

    Malta will face Lithuania tonight at the National Stadium, kick off 20:45, in their penultimate commitment from the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying Group F - a campaign which sees Malta still pointless at the bottom of the group with only two goals to show against the 21 conceded to ...

  • Trading activity in BOV surges

    Following yesterday’s significant decline of 0.92%, the MSE Equity Price Index closed virtually unchanged today at 4,664.410 points as the drops in FIMBank and Farsons were offset by the gains in BOV, MaltaPost and Malta Properties. Most of today’s trading activity took place in the equity of Bank of Valletta plc ...