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Briton involved in incident with Minister Mallia’s driver released from police custody

Steve Morrison Smith, who was in police custody following the shooting incident with the driver of Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, has been released from police custody. Mr Smith, 30, was...

Italian World Cup star Schillaci to take part in President's Fun Run for Solidarity on Sunday

Italian World Cup star Toto Schillaci will be joining us for the President's Solidarity Fun Run next Sunday. Schillaci, who took part in the 1990 World Cup and ended up as the competition's top...

Watch - PM: no cover-up, if minister found to be involved, he will have to shoulder responsibility

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning again defended Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia, saying that the initial information issued by the Department of Information on the shooting incident in...

Budget 2015: Transport Malta announces vehicle registration and licensing measures

As announced in the Budget speech, Transport Malta is implementing the measures and initiatives mentioned as follows: MEASURE 1:  Reduction of approximately 50% of the Registration Tax...

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Shooting incident involving minister Mallia's driver: Wife of Briton too upset to talk

Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia has been chastised for attempting to "cover up" the gravity of a shooting following a hit-and-run incident involving his ministerial car and driver, who has since...

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna explains reason for petrol and diesel excise tax

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna told The Malta Independent that while Enemalta can afford the reduction in the price of petrol and diesel, "one needs the revenue (from the excise tax)". "While...

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Non-EU citizens twice as likely to be at risk of poverty as nationals in 2013, Malta has low rate

In 2013 in the EU28, almost half (48.7%) of non-EU citizens aged 18 and over were at risk of poverty or social exclusion1, while the levels for citizens of the reporting country, referred to as...

Meat production grows in third quarter, producer value declines - NSO

In the third quarter, meat production rose by 1.4 per cent while the producer value declined by 2.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013, the NSO said. Meat Production:...

latest comment from Charles Abela, 21/11/2014 13:31: Increase local production and reduce imports as much as possible. Works to provide more employment to Maltese workers and less money paid outside Malta. Also safer food not tainted by birdflu. http://www.dw.de/bird-flu-detected-at-german-farm/a-18045787 Bird flu detected at German farm http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/germany-reports-first-case-of-bird-flu-strain-in-europe-1.1991502 Germany reports first case of bird flu strain in Europe http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20141116/world/dutch-authorities-identify-highly-contagious-bird-flu-strain.544295 Dutch authorities identify highly contagious bird flu strain https://www.gov.uk/avian-influenza-bird-flu Avian influenza (bird flu): how to spot it in birds and report it https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/375553/ai-pz-driffield-1411016.pdf Avian Influenza declaration 16 November 2014 http://www.dw.de/bird-flu-case-in-holland-turns-out-to-be-highly-contagious-h5n8-strain/a-18068346 Bird flu case in Holland turns out to be highly contagious H5N8 strain http://www.dw.de/dutch-to-cull-150000-chickens-after-detection-of-bird-flu/a-18068096 Dutch to cull 150,000 chickens after detection of bird flu http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/16/netherlands-birdflu-eu-idUSL6N0T619K20141116 EU Commission to adopt urgent measures to contain Dutch bird flu outbreak http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/16/us-netherlands-birdflu-h5n-idUSKCN0J00NQ20141116 Authorities say Dutch bird flu is H5N8 strain found in Germany http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/16/netherlands-birdflu-idUSL6N0T60DE20141116 Poultry destroyed after bird flu found at Dutch farm http://euobserver.com/environment/126535 EU to take measures after bird flu outbreak in Netherlands http://www.dw.de/european-commission-to-discuss-urgent-bird-flu-measures/a-18068742 European Commission to discuss 'urgent' bird flu measures http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30076909 Bird flu: EU urgent meeting after
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