The Malta Independent 18 August 2017, Friday

Live: Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt; man arrested

Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district. Police say on their Twitter account there are possibly...

PN should inform itself better before inventing stories about Munxar plant - government

The Nationalist Party should inform themselves better before inventing stories concerning the proposed slurry disposal plant in Munxar, claiming that the site is not operational as of yet as it has...

Controversial anti-immigration vessel sailing close to Maltese waters

A vessel which belongs to an anti-migrant organisation is currently stationed just outside Maltese waters. The ship, C-Star belongs to an anti-immigration movement called Defend Europe, an...

NAO has 41 pending reports to be compiled, PN calls for more resources

Outgoing leader of the Nationalist Party (PN) Simon Busuttil said today that the National Audit Office (NAO) currently has 41 reports that are waiting to be compiled. Busuttil said the NAO should...

Triton fountain figures placed back on site after restoration

The Triton fountain figures that were returned to their rightful place at the entrance of Valletta have now been installed in such a way that if restoration is necessary they will be taken out with...

Frank Portelli regrets contesting election for PN leadership

Frank Portelli says he regrets contesting for the Nationalist Party leadership, which will be held over two phases next month. Portelli is one of four contenders for the post, and since...

Anthony Buttigieg to contest for Partit Demokratiku leadership

Anthony Buttigieg will be contesting for the leadership of the Partit Demokratiku, the former deputy leader said. Buttigieg had resigned from PD deputy leader after the election, when leader...

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European Commission ‘not informed’ of any Malta-Italy trade-off of migrants for oil rights

The European Commission, through Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, has informed that the EC "has not been informed of any agreement" between Malta...

TMID Editorial: Panama Papers inquiry appeal - First urgency, now transparency out the window

As this newsroom has editorialised over the last two weeks, justice must not only be done but it also must be seen to have been done. That adage holds particularly true when it comes to the...

Almost 80% of children in childcare in March 2016 were using free government service

The Free Childcare scheme comprised 78.4 per cent of all children who were attending childcare centres in March 2016, according to the Regional Statistics Report published this week by the National...

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The...

National Florence Nightingale nursing award launched

Vitals Global Healthcare, together with the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer have launched a new national award, to honor nurses who lead the way in the...

Chris Said pledges to re-introduce ‘mother and father’ concept

Nationalist Party leadership contender Chris Said said today that if elected leader he would work to see the concept of “mother and father” to be re-introduced in the law. In a...

Decomposing corpse found off St Julian’s

A decomposing body was discovered this afternoon in the sea off St Julian’s, the police said. The corpse was seen at around 6.30pm. The unidentified body was lifted out of the water by...

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