The Malta Independent 29 May 2015, Friday

Malta lost golden opportunity to participate in establishing peace in Libya – Alleanza Bidla

Following the publication of letters sent by the Tripoli government to the Maltese authorities by The Malta Independent, Alleanza Bidla published a statement saying that government has breached...

Lawyer hits out at police for failing to take pictures of blood-drenched t-shirt of accused

Lawyer Mario de Marco today hit out at the prosecution for failing to follow-up on potential evidence that showed his client is the victim and not the aggressor in this case. Defending Jean Paul...

No contest for Nationalist Party’s top posts - Rosette Thake for secretary general

Entrepreneur Rosette Thake is the only one contesting for the Nationalist Party’s Secretary General to replace Chris Said, who was asked to step down a few weeks ago.  The nominations...

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Updated: PN questions political leanings of Mater Dei concrete inquiry board; Konrad Mizzi reacts

The Nationalist Party said today that it does not have confidence in the impartiality of a board of inquiry tasked with looking into the use of weak concrete for the building of Mater Dei...

Malta has third lowest electricity price in Europe and the lowest taxes as well

Malta had the third lowest average electricity price for households in the second half of 2014, figures released by Eurostat showed. Malta was beaten only by Bulgaria and Hungary. Expressed...

Education Minister says further action in Matsec paper blunder not needed

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today he did not see the need for action to be taken against whoever was responsible for including a question that was not part of the syllabus in this...

Maurice Degiorgio, founder of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, dies aged 91

Maurice Degiorgio, founder and chairman of the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, has died, aged 91. Mr Degiorgio was employed as a librarian by the British Institute in Valletta and during World War...

Development in Africa – and legal migration channels – crucial to address irregular immigration

Irregular - and dysfunctional - migration from Africa cannot cease without development in the countries of origin and without legal channels regulating the flow of migrants to Europe and back,...

What next? Education expert wants to ban erasers as they cause students to feel shame

Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil’ and should be banned from classrooms, an education expert has warned. Guy Claxton, visiting professor of learning sciences at King’s...

EU closes infringements against Malta relating to hunting and Marsa power station

The European Commission has closed two infringement procedures against Malta, one concerning spring hunting and the other one relating to the closure of the Marsa power station. The formal decision...

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