The Malta Independent 27 August 2015, Thursday

Two more Freeport employees accused of smuggling 10.5 million cigarettes with €2.2 million tax value

Two men were today remanded in custody after denying smuggling 10.5 million cigarettes with a tax value of €2.2 million. Malcolm Zammit, a 35-year old Freeport stevedore from Qormi and...

Acting Mater Dei CEO shoots down PN statements regarding management of hospital

Acting Mater Dei CEO Joseph Zarb Adami shot back at PN MP Claudette Buttigieg's statement made earlier this week, that only 16% of admissions were for elective surgery.  Dr Zarb Adami said...

PL MEP Alfred Sant hits out at Archbishop Scicluna's 'we will do what we want' comment

PL MEP and former Prime Minister Alfred Sant hit out against Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s comment to the press, where he said that “Parliament can do what it wants and we too will do what...

Woman gets married man to send her naked selfies, then threatens to tell his wife

A 22-year-old woman from Cospicua today admitted to extorting nearly €2000 from a married man, after she convinced him to send her naked selfies. Inspector Josric Mifsud arraigned Rosianne...

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62-year-old man accused of attacking his wife with a knife in front of their three children

A 62-year-old man from Attard was today accused of attacking and injuring his wife with a knife, in a domestic incident which happened in front of their three children. Magistrate Neville...

Drunken Irish duo admit to stealing €77 worth of tips from two bars

Two Irish people on holiday in Malta today admitted to stealing €77 worth of tips from two bars in St Julian’s  and Sliema whilst drunk. Eoin Eamonn Hogan, 31 and Elaine Hurley,...

Joe Sammut’s license has not been suspended despite visa scam arraignment - Accountancy Board

Joe Sammut, the man embroiled in a residency and visa scandal, has not had his license suspended, this newsroom has learnt. The former PL treasurer and election candidate, who was arraigned under...

Watch: turtle that almost died after ingesting plastic bag released back into the sea

It’s always a special day when a turtle we have rescued and nursed back to good health is released back into the sea.  Sometimes the rehabilitation process can take many, many months,...

Bank of Valletta announces call for applications for post of Chief Executive Officer

Bank of Valletta today announced a call for applications for the post of CEO. The contract of incumbent CEO Charles Borg expires on the 31 December 2015.  The press release was issued on the...

CPD to carry out large-scale simulation exercise to test earthquake response

Next week, the Civil Protection Department will be holding a large scale stimulation exercise, which will involve around 300 participants. The exercise, to be held on 3 September, will stimulate...

Austrian Police: at least 20 migrants found dead in truck, number could climb to 50

Austrian police say that at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a truck on a highway leading from the Hungarian border. Police said Thursday the bodies were discovered a day...

UHM claims MPT mechanics being intimidated,’ management trying to change their work conditions

Malta Public Transport mechanics are being treated like machines, Union Haddiema Maqghudin said in a statement.  The union said several workers complained about the way they were being treated by...

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