The Malta Independent 23 September 2018, Sunday

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...

Only two pilots were on sick leave when Air Malta flight was cancelled – ALPA

The pilots union said that only two pilots reported sick on 19 September, the day when an Air Malta flight from Orly was cancelled. The Airline Pilots Association was referring to reports made in...

Watch - Updated (2): 829 parents still on waiting list for school transport

829 parents of non-state school children are still on the waiting list for school transport, according to the latest statistics released by government. In a press conference addressed today,...

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...

Pope quips 'I am the devil' next to John Paul

Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II — at least as far as Poles are concerned....

Protest against femicide and domestic violence held in Valletta

A protest against domestic violence was held in Valletta this morning. Women carrying placards with the names of women who were killed in their own homes were at the front of the group, which...

Three major Marsa road projects to be completed in coming days – Ian Borg

Cemetery intersection, the widening of the Marsa-Ħamrun Bypass and the rebuilding of parts of Triq Diċembru 13 and the northern end of Triq Aldo Moro, are being completed this month and in...

Air Malta’s suspension of pilot over Facebook comment was ‘knee-jerk’ reaction, says ALPA

A decision by Air Malta to suspend a pilot over a Facebook comment was a “kneejerk “ reaction, the airline pilots’ association (ALPA) said on Saturday.  On Friday, Air Malta...

Former AFM patrol boat added to US National Register of Historic Places

A Vietnam-era patrol boat that was used by the Armed Forces of Malta for decades before returning to the United States has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the San Diego Union...

Updated: Newly replenished sand at Balluta Bay back in sea after rainfall, bay closed

The heavy rain that lashed the Maltese Islands on Friday morning ravaged Balluta Bay, where most of the recently replenished sand was carried out to sea.  Pictures taken shortly after this...

Watch: Important thing is that Daphne will never return – Tony Zarb

"The important thing is that Daphne Caruana Galizia will never return," former General Workers Union General  Secretary Tony Zarb said on a videoblog on Facebook. Zarb said this while...

TMID Editorial - db Project: A decision based on textbooks, but not on people’s wellbeing

The Planning Authority board’s approval of the db project in Pembroke came as no real surprise. Surely, not many actually believed that the PA would turn down the application, despite the...

latest comment from Joseph Licari, 23/09/2018 09:42: LE MONDE | 22.09.2018 à 16h16 • Mis à jour le 23.09.2018 à 06h39 L’Aquarius va-t-il devenir un pirate des mers ? Le navire humanitaire de SOS Méditerranée et de Médecins sans frontières (MSF) est sur le point de se voir retirer son pavillon par l’Etat du Panama, alors même qu’il patrouille actuellement au large des côtes libyennes, dans le cadre de sa mission de recherche et de sauvetage. L’Etat d’Amérique centrale justifie sa démarche en expliquant que l’Italie lui a signalé un comportement de l’Aquarius contrevenant au droit international. « L’autorité maritime panaméenne a engagé le processus de retrait du pavillon du navire Aquarius 2, ex-Aquarius, explique le Panama dans un communiqué publié vendredi, en raison des rapports internationaux reçus, selon lesquels le bateau ne respecte pas les procédures juridiques internationales en matière d’immigrants et de réfugiés secourus en mer Méditerranée. La principale plainte provient des autorités italiennes, qui ont rapporté le fait que le navire a refusé de ramener les migrants et réfugiés secourus à leur lieu d’origine. » Jeudi 20 septembre, au matin, dix Pakistanais – dont un mineur isolé de 14 ans – et un Ivoirien ont été secourus en mer par le navire humanitaire. Ils ont été repérés à 28 milles marins des côtes libyennes, à bord d’une barque en fibre de verre. Ils avaient quitté la ville côtière de Zouara, en Libye, la veille, aux alentours de 23 heures, et se trouvaient à plus de 120 milles marins du rivage européen le plus proche, l’île italienne de Lampedusa. Les autorités maritimes libyennes, chargées depuis juin de la coordination des secours dans cette partie des eaux internationales, avaient demandé à l’Aquarius de transférer les migrants à b
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Exhibition: From colonialism to Mintoffianism

An exclusive exhibition featuring original documents related to sixty eventful years of Maltese history between 1919 and 1979 will be inaugurated at the National Library of Malta on Friday 28...

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