The Malta Independent 22 September 2018, Saturday

Police bust illegal bird taxidermy operation

The Police Force’s Administrative Law Enforcement (ALE) unit has discovered an illegal bird taxidermy operation in Safi, The Malta Independent is informed.  Sources said the police arrested...

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...

Standard and Poor’s affirms Malta’s A-/A-2' ratings with a positive outlook

The Ministry for Finance said it welcomed the latest credit rating report by Standard and Poor’s which affirms Malta’s A-/A-2' ratings with a positive outlook. Standard and...

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...

UK leader May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the "impasse" in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling...

Dominion, integration, resolutions, a five-party parliament: The rocky road to independence

Today, 21 September, marks 54 years since Malta became an independent country.  The path to Maltese statehood, however, is one which warrants further study; it was a path that was long in the...

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...

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TMID Editorial: Independence Day - A sense of national identity

Malta today celebrates the 54th anniversary of Independence. The 21st of September 1964 will remain etched in our history books as the start of Malta’s road towards becoming the modern...

Women’s organisations call for immediate attention for protecting women from violence

Despite the fact that Malta was one of the EU member states at the forefront to sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women, women in Malta are still not protected from femicide,...

Archbishop urges EU migration burden sharing during Independence Day Mass

Archbishop Charles Scicluna said today that all European countries should share the burden of migration, saying that when a burden is shared, it becomes lighter to carry.  In his homily during...

Teachers’ union issues directives over heavy workload and photocopying restrictions

The Union of Professional Educators has issued two sets of directives targeting state schools. The new scholastic year starts on Monday.  The first set of directives is related to the...

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