The Malta Independent 24 October 2014, Friday

Former perm sec replies to Konrad Mizzi: process was governed by Department of Contracts

The former permanent secretary at the Resources Ministry, Engineer Chris Ciantar, has replied to comments made about him by Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi last Monday, saying that the ministry's...

Photovoltaic panel contract: I did not set the feed-in tariff rate – George Pullicino

Former resources Minister George Pullicino denies any wrongdoing in the €35 million PV panel contract given by the previous administration. He says an audit firm actually recommended a feed-in...

Kalkara murder: Accused will not leave jail after judge revokes bail following AG appeal

A court today ordered that Gregorio Scicluna, aka il Goodie, accused of murdering his father in law, has his bail revoked after the Attorney General appealed an earlier decision. Scicluna had not left...

It’s not a question of being happy or disappointed, COLA is what it is – employers

Malta Employers' Association director general Joe Farrugia said that "employers have never been happy with the cost of living adjustment (COLA) mechanism, an issue we have been raising for...

Opposition should apologise for failing to control high inflation - government

Instead of boasting about how prices had shot up between 2008 and 2013, the Opposition should have apologised for adding on to the people's financial burdens by not controlling inflation, the...

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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says European Commission letter on budget ‘nothing much’

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat downplayed the import of the Commission's first reaction to the government's Budget plan. Meeting with the media, while he waited to be interviewed on TVM's 8pm news,...

PN: COLA 2008-2013 average was €3.84; 'Muscat protested in the streets when increase was €1.16'

The average cost of living wage increase between 2008 and 2013 was €3.84, former Finance Minister and now PN spokesman on the subject Tonio Fenech said, and this was a time of international...

No one injured after fire breaks out in one of the rooms at Solana Hotel in Mellieha

No one was injured after a fire broke out at Solana Hotel, in Triq Borg Olivier, Mellieha. At around 3pm in the afternoon, members of the civil protection were informed that there was a fire in...

Canada still in shock after terrorist attack: Suspect's mum says she's crying for victims, not son

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a...

Alfred Sant explains vote ‘in favour with reservations’ on European Union budget

"Gozo, an island smaller than Malta, with its own special features and identity, lags behind due to its dual insularity," Alfred Sant said to explain his reservations about his vote in favour of a...

No Member State should be isolated from the European grid, Labour MEP Miriam Dalli says

This week's European Council meeting should include measures that ensure no Member State is isolated and cut off from the European grid, Labour MEP Miriam Dalli said today. Dr Dalli said projects...

Finance Ministry confirms: European Commission demands more information on budget 2015; PN reacts

The Ministry for Finance today admitted that it had received a request from the European Commission asking for further information related to the Draft Budget 2015 submitted by Malta on 15 October...

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