• Minister Helena Dalli addresses Independence Day commemoration at Dar Malta

    Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli said that Malta is a republic based on work, compassion and solidarity where citizens enjoy social protections, during a speech while celebrating Independence Day at Malta's representation in Brussels."Independence can be experienced at various levels, from the national to the individual. During ...

  • Libyan man arraigned after police intercept sale of cannabis in Paceville

    A 27-year-old Libyan man, who is currently benefiting from subsidiary protection status, today was granted bail on charges of trying to sell cannabis to an Italian couple in Paceville this morning.Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera, presiding over the case, granted Ahmed Al Allagi bail against a deposit of €1,000. It is ...

  • Number of registered ships up by 36% - Ian Borg

    The number of registered ships in Malta has increased by 36% making it the largest registry in Europe, Minister for Transport Ian Borg announced today.Speaking at a press conference focusing on the maritime industry which was held at the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, Borg said that currently the country ...

  • PN urges hunters to help track down offenders, calls for stronger law enforcement

    Updated 9.34pm with statement by the environment minister - The Nationalist Party has urged bird bunters to help the authorities track down those who shot protected birds, while also calling on the police to ensure there is stronger law enforcement.  In a joint statement, PN leader Adrian Delia, environment spokesman Karol ...

  • Authorities ‘identify various hot-spots’ for organised crime, action to be taken shortly

    Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia revealed that the authorities have identified various “hot-spots” for organised crime across Malta and Gozo, and will be taking action shortly.He stressed that recent police raids in Marsa have led to the arrest of both Maltese and foreign nationals carrying out illegal activities.Farrugia was addressing ...

  • Salary raises for teachers must happen soon - Evarist Bartolo

    Education Minister Evarist Bartalo said today that salary increases for teachers "must happen soon".The minister was speaking to The Malta Independent during a visit to students at the Maria Regina middle school in Hamrun on the first day of the new scholastic year.Minister Bartolo told this newsroom that an increase ...

  • Updated: Ministers to be ‘obliged’ to seek advice from new committee for public appointments

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that a new law is to be enacted, “obliging” ministers to seek advice from a newly appointed parliamentary committee before making any political appointments to regulatory boards.This includes chairpersons, ambassadors, and commissioners in high positions who are normally politically appointed, that is through the relevant ...

  • Hunters condemn flamingos incident, say cases jeopardising progress

    The Federation for Hunting and Conservation - Malta (FKNK) unreservedly condemned the incidents involving two flamingos, one of which was euthanised, and any other similar infringements of the law.This behaviour by some individuals who persist in breaking the law has no place in our society, the FKNK said.  These cases ...

  • Tackling defaulting NGOs

    Ten years ago, Parliament passed a law which, among other things, was meant to make voluntary organisations more transparent and accountable. It was thought the move would usher in a new mentality in the running of such organisations but, as in so many other forms of human activity, things do ...

  • Mock rollout of virtual currency due shortly

    A mock rollout of cryptocurrency is likely to begin shortly to test if it can be introduced without jeopardising the economy, the Times of Malta has learnt. “The idea is that virtual currency would be introduced within a controlled framework to test proposed controls and legislation but without there being any ...

  • Home education activists find it ‘exhausting’ lobbying for home-schooling rights

    Activists lobbying for the educational choice to home-school their children are finding it ‘exhausting’, according to the chairperson of the Malta Home Education Association (MHEA) Abigail Giuffre, who is hoping for better dialogue with the Education Ministry. With the start of a new scholastic year literally just around the corner, ...

  • Malta’s energy renaissance - Daniel Azzopardi

    Energy is the foundation stone of the ‘European Project’. This may come across as a bold statement but what we know today as the EU was originally set in motion by putting the two main ingredients of war (coal and steel) under supranational control through the 1957 Coal and Steel ...

  • Mazars workshop on employment

    Mazars Malta, a member firm of international audit and advisory group Mazars, will be organising the third of its 2017 series of information sessions branded ‘Made Simple, by Mazars’, on October 5. The upcoming workshop, which will once again be held at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, is entitled ‘Employment ...

  • Those dashing, dangerous Swedes

    The legendary The Hives are finally performing in Malta and the temperature is already rising in anticipation. Ramona Depares catches up with vocalist Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist. A live show by The Hives is pretty much what it says on the tin: replete with showmanship. How do you keep coming up with ...