The Malta Independent 16 December 2017, Saturday

PN officially dissolves Forza Nazzjonali, cooperation with PD will be on a case-by-case basis

The Nationalist Party this evening officially dissolved the Forza Nazzjonali, the coalition it had struck with Partit Demokratiku for the 3 June General Election, the party said in a statement this...

Marlene, Godfrey Farrugia take aim at award given to former PL MP Joe Debono Grech

Marlene and Godfrey Farrugia have taken exception at former Labour Party (PL) minister and MP Joe Debono Grech being awarded the National Order of Merit (Gieh ir-Republika) after the latter had...

Updated: 15 dogs, four stolen, and 15 horses found in Lands Authority crackdown in Bizbizija

Over 50 dogs and horses were found this morning on a property in Bizbizija, in the limits of Mosta, when two squatters who were occupying the place were told to evict. Twenty of the animals were...

President says national commissioners must have the power to enforce

Speaking at a conference organised, at the beginning of a year-long series of activities to celebrate next year's 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Human Rights...

Man found guilty of theft has suspended sentence turned into probation order, community work

A man has had the penalty given after a guilty verdict changed from a suspended sentence to a probation order and 100 hours of community work. In December 2016, Tarek Khodir was found guilty over...

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    No, court should have been more lenient and punished him with a heavy fine
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    No, too much time had passed between crime and punishment
    Yes, court sent a strong message to drug traffickers
    No, he had reformed and should have been spared jail-time
    Yes, he committed a crime punishable by jail

Equality Minister Helena Dalli launches migrant integration policy

Minister for Civil Liberties and Equality Helena Dalli has officially launched the Migrant Integration Policy and Action Plan. Addressing a press conference this afternoon, the Minister said that...

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia...

It's obvious that the EU and UK need each other, Prime Minister tells European Council

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that Malta should be careful before agreeing to enter PESCO (the permanent structure cooperation) as it could conflict with the Maltese constitution.  While...

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

European Union nations bickered openly over migration policy Thursday in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland...