The Malta Independent 30 July 2015, Thursday

Updated - Watch: What the Coast Road looks like as expectations rise for Friday's 5am re-opening

The footage above was uploaded on Youtube in the past hours and was shot on 29 July (yesterday). It shows a good stretch of the Coast Road, which has been closed to traffic for the past days as...

Watch - Neighbours almost come to blows over Nadur Belvedere at Mepa board meeting

Two neighbours, a man and the woman owner of the land beneath the Nadur belvedere almost came to blows at the Mepa board hearing this afternoon. From the words that were exchanged, it would seem...

Minister bans Facebook for senior management after ‘brains, boobs and balls’ comment by ETC chief

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo will not remove Employment and Training Corporation CEO Phillip Rizzo from his post, after he posted a rather lewd comment under a colleague’s photograph on...

Pet cemetery, incinerator at Ta’ Qali gets planning approval

The planning authority today approved the permit for a pet cemetery in Ta’ Qali, which will have a small incinerator The application was submitted by animal rights parliamentary secretary...

PN calls on NAO to investigate contracts signed by government with Electrogas; government reacts

The Opposition has filed a formal request, through parliament’s Standing Orders, calling on the Auditor General to investigate the contracts signed by the government with Electrogas on the new...

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Updated (2): More misery for motorists as road works set for Kappara Junction

While the Coast Road closure continues to cause havoc for motorists, it seems that Regional Road commuters might be next in line for some fuming at the wheel. Markings spotted at the Kappara...

‘Some state primary schools premises beyond their carrying capacity’

One cannot ignore that a number of state primary schools premises are beyond their carrying capacity not only because of the demographic dynamics in the locality but also due to the number...

Traffic jams inflict ‘hidden but real cost to the economy’ – Alfred Sant

Labour Party MEP Alfred Sant has expressed concern about the “hidden but real cost to the economy” caused by traffic jams. Writing his bi-weekly blog on The Malta Independent, the...

Man who drove stolen car while drunk and crashed it into parked vehicles handed suspended sentence

A Polish man who admitted to stealing a car and driving while drunk today was handed a one year jail term suspended for three years and fined €2,300.  Michael Nowak Lukasz, 33, was charged...

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