The Malta Independent 2 July 2015, Thursday

Hungarian student held by police after he was spat at in Valletta, minister orders inquiry

A Hungarian student was pinned to the ground by Maltese police after he was the victim of verbal abuse by a Maltese woman while in the queue at the Valletta bus terminus, The man was trying to...

A number of plots of land have been expropriated in the Gozo Citadel, PQ reveals

A number of plots have been expropriated within the Citadel in Gozo over the past two years. Perhaps the most shocking is a plot with a 34m2 area, which was expropriated for...

Opposition argues that Economy Minister Chris Cardona broke his promise in Parliament

Economy Minister Chris Cardona did not keep his promise to table in Parliament a list of persons related to his Chief of Staff who were given government employment, the Opposition has said. It...

‘We must have the courage to say no’ – Mario de Marco tells Parliament on development

PN MP Mario De Marco has argued the importance of protecting the environment in Parliament last night. Parliament was discussing a motion to amend the Strategic Plan for the Environment and...

Over 150,000 tickets and citations issued relating to traffic offences in 2013 and 2014

A total of 81,816 citations and tickets were given by police to drivers in Malta and Gozo in 2013, with 72, 027 issued in 2014. In 2013, over 10,000 tickets for illegal parking were issued, with...

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Auditor General questions feasibility of certain State primary schools especially in Gozo

The Auditor General has questioned the financial feasibility of certain state primary schools, particularly those located in Gozo.  During scholastic year 2013-2014, annual operational costs...

The Padova World Tourism Expo dedicates a Newsletter to the Renzo Piano project in Valletta

The World Tourism Expo promoting UNESCO World Heritage Sites which will be held in Padova from the 18th till 20th September 2015 has dedicated its latest newsletter to the Renzo Piano Project in...

Updated (3): Greece proceeds with plan for referendum as creditors rebuff overture

Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece'slatest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing...

United Nations says migrant crossings to Europe jump 83 percent in first half of year

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to southern Europe was more than 80 percent higher in the first half of 2015 than a year earlier, with deaths initially soaring before dropping back...

Man ordered to pay €142,000 in damages for involuntary homicide of his friend

A man who had been found guilty of the involuntary homicide of his friend has been ordered to pay €142,000 in damages to the victim's family. Yana Xerri, 18, had died after the vehicle she...

Malta unemployment levels at a 'historic low' – Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo

Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo today said that Malta’s current unemployment is at a “historic low”, quoting NSO and Eurostat statistics issued yesterday for the...

Michael Falzon: ‘Early retirements at the discretion of management’ - BOV

According to the Head of the Chief Executive Officer’s Office at Bank of Valletta, “It is BOV’s management's prerogative to grant to its executives conditions of work in excess of...

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