• 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 ...

  • Main market v Prospects

    In February 2016, the Malta Stock Exchange launched Prospects to offer small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) an alternative source of raising finance through the capital market. Since its launch, there have been five issuers on Prospects and many investors may be questioning the difference between the main market and prospects. Today’s ...

  • CABS operation unveils 10 cases of illegal bird trapping

    While the European Court of Justice is expected to decide any moment about the future of finch trapping on Malta, poachers continue to trap protected bird species during the closed season, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said.   In the last six weeks members of the organisation have conducted ...

  • TMID Editorial: Public access to public property - FKNK shoots itself in the foot

    In having pressed charges against a BirdLife activist for trespassing in Miżieb, the FKNK hunting lobby has ended up shooting itself in the foot. And by having chosen to open the can of worms that is the hunting federation’s supposed rights over the whole of Miżieb and L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa, two areas ...

  • Hunting illegalities: PM not closing season, says he can’t take decision on his own

    Despite the mounting number of hunting illegalities, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday skirted around questions on whether he would close down the hunting season by telling journalists that recent amendments to the law mean that he cannot take that decision unilaterally.With more than six protected birds confirmed shot since the ...

  • Maltese high commission or embassy to open in Sub-Saharan Africa - Abela

    Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela announced the opening of a Maltese high commission or embassy in Sub-Saharan Africa soon - Malta’s first mission in this African region which will open “a trade gateway to this part of Africa”. The Minister said there are three countries under ...

  • ‘Ditch your car once a week and notice the impact on traffic’

    The bus operator general manager has set out a challenge to all drivers in Malta: ditch the use of your car just once a week and see the “huge” impact on traffic. If everyone had to try to leave their car at home and "plan" their journey ahead by catching a ...

  • Company governance, corporate misbehaviour and directors’ duties

    Company governance, corporate misbehaviour, directors’ duties and the civil law consequences of winding up are among the main topics of the forthcoming Annual Company Law Conference 2017, scheduled for October 25. The conference is being organised by the Malta Law Academy, within the Chamber of Advocates, in collaboration with the Department ...

  • Joseph Muscat, Adrian Delia discuss Air Malta, free votes in first meeting

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and PN Leader Adrian Delia have officially met as leaders of their respective parties for the first time, where they discussed a number of topics including Air Malta and free votes on ethical issues.The Prime Minister had invited Delia to meet at the Labour Party Headquarters ...

  • MSE Equity Price Index posts sharpest uplift in nearly 7 weeks

    The Malta Stock Exchange Equity Price Index trended higher for the third consecutive day today as it added a further 0.72% – the sharpest daily uplift in nearly seven weeks – to a four-week high of 4,662.120 points. MIA accounted for just over half of today’s total value of equities traded. Meanwhile, ...

  • Man held behind bars because he cannot afford bail

    A Somali asylum seeker landed himself in hot water early this morning when he was allegedly caught red-handed trying to sell marijuana to an Italian couple in Paceville. Ahmed Al Allagi, 27,  was marched to court early this afternoon, hours after having been arrested in St Augustine Street by police who ...

  • Drug trafficking trial ends in acquittal due to insufficient evidence

    A man accused of conspiring to import kilograms of cocaine and heroin has walked out of court a free man after being acquitted on the basis of a lack of evidence linking him to the crimes. John Camilleri, 51, from Mqabba, brother of Emanuel, commonly known as ‘il-Bully’, stood accused of ...

  • Court clears man of conspiracy to import considerable amount of drugs due to lack of evidence

    A man today was acquitted of conspiracy to drug importation/trafficking after the court noted the prosecution did not produce enough evidence which could prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt.Magistrate Francesco Depasquale, presiding over the case, remarked that he is “morally convinced” of the accused’s involvement in the entire criminal operation, ...