The Malta Independent 20 November 2018, Tuesday

Former Health Minister Vincent Moran passes away

Former Health Minister Vincent Moran passed away today, the Labour Party said....

Waste collection fines could start being issued as early as December

Waste collection fines could start being issue as early as December, sources told The Malta Independent. Contacted yesterday however, the Environment Ministry would not confirm what the sources...

Delia says 17 Black inquiry made public only after Opposition insistence

The 17 Black inquiry was only made public after the Opposition insisted for a thorough investigation, Nationalist Party Leader Adrian Delia said. “Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Minister...

EU report ranks Malta as top country offering support to students in tertiary education

Malta was ranked as the country in Europe which offers most support to students studying for first degrees within tertiary education, the Education Ministry said in a statement. In its report for...

Zammit Dimech’s proposals adopted as EP approves EU Whistleblowers law

Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech said it is a must to protect persons who report breaches of law including corruption in public procurement and money laundering. “This is in the public...

Gozo tunnel: Problematic geology ‘may cost lives during’ construction phase – expert

There are problems both in terms of the number of faults and large displacements, and also in the stratigraphy of the rock composition between Malta and Gozo, geologist Dr Peter Gatt told The Malta...

TMID Editorial: Stop the abuse that prolongs court cases almost indefinitely

When he was speaking at the inauguration of the forensic year, the new Chief Justice had a particularly trenchant warning to make. He criticised lawyers who, instead of respecting the finality of...

Man arrested for attempting to scale airport fence denies related charges

A man who was arrested yesterday whilst trying to scale the airport's perimeter fence has denied charges relating to the incident. Begtash Muka, 27, from Albania was arraigned under arrest before...

Man who smashed beer glass in barman’s face sentenced to five years in prison

A man was jailed for five years today after being found guilty of having grievously injured another man by smashing a beer glass in his face in a bar in Qawra last year. Srdan Simic, a 24-year...

The next step in road safety is driverless cars - Minister Chris Fearne

Most road accidents are caused by drivers’ fatigue, poor driving judgement or speeding - with a driverless car this risk of this happening reduces. With the rise in artificial intelligence and...

Lifeline captain case set to be decided in December

The case against Lifeline Captain Claus Peter Reisch is expected to be decided in December. The captain of the humanitarian sea rescue vessel had been charged in July with having steered the...

Updated: Farrugia says arrests could be made only after concrete evidence is identified

Minister Michael Farrugia told Italian media that investigators are gathering more evidence and it is only after concrete evidence is identified that people could be arrested in connection with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia....

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