The Malta Independent 23 December 2014, Tuesday

Updated - Pope Francis issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucracy, lists 15 'ailments'

Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from...

Malta moves up two ranks in Corruption Perception Index, despite obtaining slightly lower score

Malta has moved up 2 places to 43rd in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2014, which indexes 175 countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is...

Solar Farms Policy proposal - wind energy taken off the table, to be replaced with solar energy

Wind energy has been taken off the table, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Michael Falzon, and Permanent Secretary for Energy Ronald Mizzi have said. "Studies have shown that wind energy just...

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Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage, number of injured increases to 13

French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a...

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Whistleblowers Act not arbitrary go-ahead to leak information – Justice Minister

The whistleblowers act does not provide an arbitrary go-ahead for information leaks, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici told The Malta Independent in reply to questions about the leaked Sheehan shooting...

Attard residents sign petition against expansion of kindergarten

A group of Attard residents have expressed their concerns over a possible expansion of kindergarten school in the area. St Cecilia Kindergarten is located in Peter Paul Ruebens Street, which can...

For him and for her: Last minute Christmas shopping ideas

Still haven't decided on Christmas Gifts? Here are some ideas for the last minute shopper. Smiles guaranteed for the technology, book or art lover.   Gifts ideas for...

Gay-friendly crib on display in Piacenza, removed after protests

Two statues of St Joseph and no sign of one of Our Lady – a Piacenza shop has put on display this unusual crib which has created controversy in this town and all around Italy. Some have...

Migration of patients from Boffa Hospital to new oncology centre starts

The migration of patients from Boffa Hospital to the new oncology centre outside Mater Dei Hospital has started today.   Parliamentary secretary for health Chris Fearne said that 2,000...

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