• 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 ...

  • Alfred Sant abstains on Brexit vote in European Parliament

    Former Prime Minister and Maltese MEP Alfred Sant said the European Parliament should first identify the problems created by Brexit affecting citizens across the EU, including Malta  and then discuss solutions to the problems identified, when explaining why he abstained on the resolution on the state of play of negotiations ...

  • Two new support schemes aimed at attracting association conferences to Malta

    Conventions Malta has launched two new support schemes aimed at assisting and attracting more association conferences to the Maltese Islands.  Both schemes will apply to events taking place between 2018 and 2020. The Local Associations Scheme supports local entities looking to host international conferences and meetings in Malta. The Scheme ...

  • Opposition will vote against Public Administration Bill if draft not amended

    Nationalist MP Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici this evening called for amendments during the second reading of the Public Administration Bill, which Justice Minister Owen Bonnici hailed "a strong step forward in favour of democracy." Mifsud Bonnici said that the Opposition will be voting against the bill if it is not amended.The ...

  • Alibaba can be an important contributor to Malta’s e-commerce strategy – Silvio Schembri

    When addressing a networking event for the introduction of the Alibaba group to the local firms, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, said that Alibaba can be an important contributor to Malta's e-commerce strategy, helping local and foreign investors to increase their visibility globally. He affirmed ...

  • No sign of a housing bubble - PM Muscat, Sandro Chetcuti

    Malta Developers Association president Sandro Chetcuti said there is no sign of a bubble in the housing market, let alone signs that the bubble could burst. This sentiment was echoed by a representative from KPMG, while Prime Minister Joseph Muscat expressed joy at the findings reaching the same conclusion as ...

  • David Casa to be responsible for work-life balance directive

    PN Head of Delegation David Casa will be responsible for one of the most important EU initiatives in the area of employment and social affairs during this legislature – the Work-Life Balance Directive. This was announced during an EPP Group meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  “The objective of ...