• TMID Editorial: Rental market - Real social conscience over profit and gain

    The Malta Developer Association's 'social conscience' proposals have immediately come under fire and this came as no surprise.In a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes, who is responsible for social housing, MDA put forward a number of proposals which, the association said, are aimed at making more affordable housing available ...

  • Alternattiva Demokratika calls for increased hunting infringement penalties

    AD Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo has called for an increase in penalties for hunting infringements.During a Buskett visit organised by Birdlife Malta, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo thanked Birdlife for their work for the conservation of wild birds and biodiversity."Public awareness for more nature protection has increased exponentially over the years," he ...

  • Athletes must be well-prepared

    Success in international competitions has been rare and far between for Maltese sportsmen. This primarily because our choice of talent is what it is, given the size of the country, and also because of limited resources, which, in turn, conditions training. In fact, sports administrators are continuously seeking foreign assistance ...

  • MSE Equity Total Return Index up 1.7%

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index strongly rebounded from last week’s decline as the index rallied by 1.7 per cent at 9,015.856 points. Malta International Airport plc, HSBC Bank Malta plc and International Hotel Investments plc were the major contributors towards this gain. A total of 17 equities were active ...

  • ‘A sharing economy’ - Nationalist Party presents pre-budget document

    The Nationalist Party today stressed that while the economy has performed well over the last years, there was a lot that could be done in order to see the entire population benefit.PN spokesperson for finance Mario De Marco presented the party's  pre-budget document in a press conference held inside the ...

  • Health warning issued on four varieties of chocolate bars

    In accordance with the Food Safety Act and Regulation (EC) No. 178 of 2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council and EU Recommendation 2013/647/EU, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that from information received through the Rapid Alert System for ...

  • Malta and Poland sign mutual visa representation agreement

    Malta and Poland signed an agreement on mutual visa representation. The signing ceremony was held today at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, and entered into force on the same day. Malta was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela and Poland Minister of ...

  • ‘Konrad Mizzi has my support on Air Malta’ – former tourism minister

    Edward Zammit Lewis has defended his successor’s decision to reform Air Malta before finding a strategic partner, describing it “a different way of looking at a complex issue”. The former tourism minister insisted the restructuring being undertaken by Konrad Mizzi was a continuation of the process begun in the previous four ...

  • 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 ...

  • First Maltese blockchain app and the use of crypto currencies in iGaming

    Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri announced that the government is working to create a sandbox that allows for the use of crypto currency in the iGaming industry.At the launch of a blockchain application intended for the property market and developed by a private company, ...

  • Updated (4): PBS board threatens to resign if John Bundy is not removed

    The Public Broadcasting Services board has threatened to resign if CEO John Bundy is not removed, The Malta Independent is informed.The Board recently moved a motion of no confidence in the CEO, however as of yesterday afternoon, Bundy had not received any communication regarding thisThey PBS board yesterday wrote a ...

  • Prime Minister holds meeting with Milan Chamber of Commerce

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat held a meeting with Chamber of Commerce for Milan, Monza and Brianza.A number of businesses from the Lombardy region were present, and opportunities in Malta as a business destination were discussed, a government statement read.The Prime Minister said that Malta has one of the highest economic ...

  • Valletta mayor presents President with draft bill to combat food waste

    A draft bill aimed at tackling food waste has been presented to President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca for her support. The draft bill, presented by Valletta Mayor Alexiei Dingli, proposes that food about to expire in supermarkets be sent to volunteer organisations and NGOs who serve food to those less ...

  • Alfred Sant asks EC to delay implementation of insurance distribution directive by a year

    Maltese MEP Alfred Sant has asked EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis  to reconsider the application of a one-year delay for the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive legislation for a period of twelve months as requested by the Maltese industry. Dr Sant intervened on behalf of ‘The Malta Insurance Association’ who ...

  • January-August: Government’s Consolidated Fund registers surplus of €31.1m - NSO

    In January-August 2017, Government’s Consolidated Fund registered a surplus of €31.1 million, the NSO said today.Compared to the same period last year, recurrent revenue registered an increase of €261.2 million whereas total expenditure went up by €150.9 million. This resulted in a positive change in theGovernment’s Consolidated Fund by €110.2 ...

  • FIRST MAGAZINE: The Road to Happiness

    You wake up and wish the day was already over. You look at the mirror, frown. You have your breakfast, your shower, your Yoga or jog, your commute or walk. You enter the workplace or classroom, look at the clock: eight hours to go. Same desk, same computer, same teacher, ...

  • Zammit Lewis hails government’s safeguarding of ‘continuity’ during its first 100 days

    Labour Party MP Edward Zammit Lewis hailed the government hailed the government’s ability to ensure “economic” and “rhythmic continuity” following the June general election and its first 100 days of government.Zammit Lewis was addressing a press conference alongside PL president Daniel Micallef, who highlighted multiple A+ ratings for Malta by ...

  • 10 illegal bird trapping sites unveiled

    Ten trapping sites with active clap nets have been discovered by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter since mid-August, despite the season being closed. It said most of the sites were located in the south, with four very large sites found in the fields around Żurrieq and Safi. CABS wildlife crime officer Fiona ...