The Malta Independent 9 February 2016, Tuesday

Court upholds AG’s request for Gaffarena land not to be transferred until case concluded

A request made by Attorney General Peter Grech that government land is not transferred to Mark Gaffarena until a court case is concluded has been upheld by the court. Judge Joseph R Micallef...

Updated (3): Chamber of Advocates requests 15-year experience before judiciary appointments

The Chamber of Advocates has proposed that lawyers need to have a minimum 15 years of experience before being considered for the post of a magistrate or judge. The request comes in the...

Another makeover for Barbie - this time as a hijab-wearing Muslim

It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin tones and different body types, including adding curves to her impossibly slender frame. Now a...

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Vatican stresses policy role of sex committee after member suspended

Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission stressed Monday that its sole purpose is to propose initiatives to protect children from pedophiles, after it effectively suspended a member who advocated a more...

Justice Ministry plays down Carnival fireworks accident

The Justice Ministry this morning played down an accident that was reported in a sensational manner in another section of the media. In a statement, the ministry said it wanted to put...

Watch: Police officers injured after escorting people out of Paceville night club

Two police officers were injured early this morning when they were called in to escort four people who were creating a disturbance at the Havana night club in Paceville. Police inspector Sandro...

Claim that the Maltese Government owes €3.5 million to Filiberti is not true – Zrinzo Azzopardi

Chairman of the Grand Harbour Regeneration Committee, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi insists that the Government does not have a contract with CFF Filiberti as claimed by the company.  In comments to...

PM Joseph Muscat in Dubai with two ministers for World Government Summit

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat left for Dubai this afternoon where he will be taking part in the fourth edition of the World Government Summit. The event brings together governments, policy makers,...

Turkish official lambasts European Union on migrant demands

A top government official has reacted angrily to European Union pressure on Turkey to open its doors to tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the frontier fleeing a government...

Buses to Mater Dei will no longer pass from St Luke's, X1 will not pass from Mellieha centre

The buses which drive from Cirkewwa to Mater Dei hospital will no longer pass from St Lukes hospital. In a statement, Transport Malta said it took the decision given the fact that very few...

How can you aim straight? Mobile toilets placed outside law courts create balancing issues

Mobile toilets that have been placed outside the law courts created some balancing issues – especially for the men – as they are not straight. Given the incline that exists in that...

Editorial: Nepotism and cronyism - This Carnival of appointments

We have had other problems, but we have never had this Carnival merry-go-round of political appointments to sensitive posts. The country has become a huge meat market, with posts up for sale and...

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