The Malta Independent 23 September 2017, Saturday

‘Malta can be beacon of political courage for others’, Muscat tells United Nations

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today told the 72nd session of the General Asembly of the United Nations that Malta can serve as a beacon of political courage that inspires other countries around the...

Updated(3): Schiavone and number of PN candidates willing to give up seat; others not yet declared

PN MP Hermann Schiavone posted on Facebook that he has already offered to give up his seat for PN Leader Adrian Delia to be allowed in Parliament, however did highlight an issue. Schiavone said...

Change in policy due to increased demand for bed spaces in retirement homes

With the demand for bed spaces in retirement homes ever increasing, the Planning Authority has sought to address this issue by publishing a planning policy which will give these developments more...

Brian Schembri says his contract was broken regularly while at the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Former Artistic Director and principal conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Opera Brian Schembri told The Malta Independent that his contract had occasionally been broken. ecently, Schembri...

Updated: UK seeks 2-year transition period after Brexit

Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc's coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday in a conciliatory speech...

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Homeless asylum seeker charged with theft

A homeless Georgian man was today remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to stealing from an eyewear store at the Malta International Airport. Sasania Zaza, 45, from Abkhazia, was caught...

TMI Editorial: On Delia’s maiden ‘mass meeting’ speech

It was an uninspiring speech delivered before a not very inspiring crowd. Not that the Independence mass meeting 'crowds' were very inspiring in the past couple of years. Adrian Delia is new at this...

I relinquished my seat before Muscat announced leadership bid, Joseph Cuschieri tells Delia

Former Labour Party MEP, Joseph Cuschieri had promised Joseph Muscat his parliamentary seat before the PL leadership race started off in 2008. Cuschieri, who is currently serving as Ambassador in...

Initiatives to encourage people to use alternative and greener ways of transportation – Ian Borg

During his opening speech at the conference 'Future of Automobility and Traffic', Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Ian Borg, spoke about on-going infrastructural works as well as others in...

When women are empowered, so are entire families, communities and societies - President Coleiro

The President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, addressed a high-level United Nations General Assembly side-event organised by Women Political Leaders Global Forum, of which she is an Advisor, and...

Pilots see new offer as ‘unsatisfactory’ as Air Malta puts the ball in unions’ court

Sources close to the Air Malta pilots union have poured cold water on the government's latest offer to employees, made just yesterday, saying that it was "not satisfactory". Speaking to this...

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