The Malta Independent 16 February 2019, Saturday

PN general council to meet this week with the theme: ‘Together for our country’

The PN's general council will be meeting as from tomorrow for a week-long series of discussions, PN Secretary General Clyde Puli announced during a press conference today....

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults,...

Updated: Sea slime might be natural by-product of phytoplankton marine biologist says

There have been numerous scientific studies and reports on such sea slime, especially in countries like Spain and regions like the Northern Adriatic which conclude that such slimy exudates might be a...

Indepth: Gozo Channel ships deteriorating faster due to high demand

Gozo Channel ships are deteriorating faster because they are being used more frequently, Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana has said. Interviewed on Indepth by The Malta Independent...

Malta’s urbanization is out of control – PD

Malta's urbanization is out of control, the Partit Demokratiku said. "The political direction favours population economics by dictating volumes but not values.  Sustainable development...

New law means investing directly in Maltese and Gozitan families - David Casa

Rights that will be introduced through the new Work Life Balance Directive mean that families will now be able to spend more time together, PN MEP David Casa has said. Partit Nazzjonalista's Head...

‘All resources required’ will be made available for 17 Black inquiry – Edward Scicluna

"All the resources required" will be made available for the 17 Black inquiry as is done for any other allegation that is being considered by the Maltese courts, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said...

Ombudsman recommends ‘radical’ review of army promotions after ‘vitiated’ process

The Ombudsman has recommended to the Home Affairs Minister to “radically review and revise” the existing selection/promotion procedure in the Armed Forces of Malta following a 5-year...

TMID Editorial: Small parties - PD, AD and the rest

In two terse statements, which arrived in our newsroom almost simultaneously earlier this week, Partit Demokratiku (PD) and Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) said that they had discussed ways of...

DBRS confirms Malta at A (high), with a stable trend

DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS) confirmed the Republic of Malta’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency – Issuer Ratings at A (high). At the same time, DBRS confirmed the Republic of Malta’s...

Maltese investigation into suspended fisheries director began last October - police

The Maltese Economic Crimes Squad has been investigating the case of suspended fisheries director Andreina Fenech Farrugia since last October, the police said in a statement. Fenech Farrugia was...

Bank of Valletta’s SEPA payment services fully operational after hack

Bank of Valletta's Single Euro Payments Area services are now back to being fully operational, the bank said on Friday evening. The bank said in a statement Friday afternoon that it was "working...

Restaurant caught selling contraband wine

During a routine market surveillance exercise, customs officials from the enforcement unit seized 520 bottles of wine, without an excise duty stamp on them, from a restaurant in Paceville. An...

Alfred Sant warns against reducing member states’ flexibility on VAT rates

Maltese MEP Alfred Sant told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that proposed changes on taxation of trade between EU countries could eventually weaken the ability of member states to enforce...

Slime around St Julian’s and Sliema not coming from fish farms - Federation of Aquaculture Producers

A substance that appears to be sea slime has crept into St Julian's Bay and around the Sliema front. This isn't the first time sea slime has reached these localities. Last year, the issue of...

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