The Malta Independent 24 September 2018, Monday

Man who praised attempted murder of police officer now admits to inciting crime on Facebook

A man has admitted to inciting crime on Facebook, two weeks after being arraigned for praising the attempted murder of PC Simon Schembri. 31 year-old Josef Vincenti had been accused of having, on 10...

Activist files constitutional case over removal of makeshift memorial to slain journalist

Activist Manuel Delia has filed a constitutional case against Justice minister Owen Bonnici and the Director General responsible for public cleaning over the removal of the makeshift memorial to slain...

9 months after accident, injured elderly woman still waiting for insurance payment

An elderly 74-year-old Maltese woman who was seriously injured in a traffic accident last December has been unable to leave her home on the second floor at will as a result of her injury, and she has...

We had teachers and LSAs who were given instructions to provide transport supervision – UPE

“We had teachers and learning support assistants (LSAs) being given insturcions to provide transport supervision,” Executive Head of The Union of Professional Educators Graham Sansone told...

UPE breaking the law when issuing directives, union not recognised – ministry

The Ministry for Education and Employment said that Union of Professional Educators is not a recognised trade union for educators within the state sector.  Therefore, UPE is in breach...

Decision on Pembroke development ‘a mistake’ – Alfred Sant

The decision taken about the “tourism” development at Pembroke is a huge mistake, and not just because land allocated to it has been valued in cents, Alfred Sant says today. In his...

Government to launch public consultation over proposed EU changes to daylight savings

The government will be launching an online public consultation to gauge the country’s opinion on the proposed EU changes to daylight savings hours before the cabinet formulates a position on the...

TMID Editorial - Free school transport: A good idea, but with little time to prepare

Many church and private schools open their doors today – the government schools start on Wednesday – and one waits with some concern to see the effects of the government’s change in...

Spain saves some 440 migrants as Panama gets involved in controversy with NGOs

Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private...

Judge to decide if Bill Cosby goes to prison for sex assault

Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to...

The naked truth: up to 80% of sexually active people encounter one of the HPV viruses

What are the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Malta? We see a bit of everything, with all infections becoming more and more common. We are no different to other countries in...

I was wrong about Clint Camilleri, he should be removed – BirdLife Malta CEO

Do you believe hunting organisations have too much power over political parties? I believe that the hunting lobby has managed to convince political parties that they can win or lose an election...

I was making €3,000 a week selling weed and pills - former drug dealer

How did you first get into dealing? The basic premise is that you need money to do drugs – and the only way for me to get money at the time was by dealing, because people are always going...

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