The Malta Independent 16 July 2018, Monday

Dog chaining still legal in Malta despite Private Member’s Bill presented in 2016

The chaining of dogs to a stationary object is still legal in Malta in spite of it being banned in the majority of EU countries which view the practice as cruel. In 2016 PN MP Mario Galea put...

‘Samurai sword’ Libyan now charged with attacking Swedish men

A Libyan man linked to a “Samurai sword” attack in Paceville has been denied bail after he was arraigned again for allegedly breaking down an apartment door and assaulting its two...

Ricasoli: The fort that is not so slowly being eaten up by the sea

Heritage NGOs have renewed their calls for the authorities to take immediate action and draw up plans to save Fort Ricasoli, which is not so slowly being eaten up by the sea.  The fortress, built...

PA removes 'illegal' protest placards; activists say 'World Cup of Corruption' still ongoing

The Planning Authority said it has started to remove 900 unsightly placards and posters which were abusively fixed in various prominent areas around Malta during the night.  The placards and...

Watch: WSC issues €10m reverse osmosis call for tenders at Ħondoq

The Water Services Corporation announced that it has published a multimillion Euro tender which represents an unprecedented investment in the quality and security of potable water supply for the...

Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says at least 479 people, including more than 100 children, were rescued over the weekend while attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from North...

Pickpocket caught by undercover police remanded in custody

A pickpocket caught by undercover police has been remanded in custody this morning. Evdokiya Zlatkova, 23, from Bulgaria, was arrested on a bus after undercover police observed her attempting to...

Lack of professionalism, accountability when governing IIP scheme’s finances - PD

Partit Demokratiku has repeatedly claimed that the Individual Investment Programme (IIP) is shrouded in bad governance and lack of transparency and has called for a fresh start in the handling of...

Updated: France crowned world champions for second time, beating Croatia 4-2

France beat Croatia 4-2 in a World Cup final that has featured a series of firsts including an own goal and a penalty awarded after a video review....

TMID Editorial: The migrants keep coming

Some two weeks ago, Malta accepted to allow the Lifeline to enter the Maltese harbour after a huge tussle among EU states as to who would take in the 230 migrants on board. Two weeks later, only...

Caruana Galizia laptops: Magistrate Vella travelled to Germany with lead investigator

Former Magistrate Anthony Vella, who was recently promoted to Judge, together with one of the lead investigators in the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, has travelled to...

Gozo-Malta fast ferry may not have profound effect on connectivity problem – Franco Mercieca

The proposed fast ferry between Malta and Gozo may not have a big effect on the connectivity problem that Gozitans currently face, said former Parliamentary Secretary for Active Aging and Disability...

Man charged with trying to steal mobile phone

A man has been arraigned in court today, accused of trying to steal a mobile phone from a young woman. Peter Bossea Enchi, 32, a plasterer from Ghana residing in Birzebbugia, was arraigned before...

EBA report on FIAU handling of Pilatus Bank: PS Schembri warns against government intervention

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services Silvio Schembri told The Malta Independent on Sunday that “several lessons could be learned” from the European Banking Authority’s...

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