The Malta Independent 18 July 2018, Wednesday

Updated: Serb accused of killing Hugo Chetcuti has ‘armed robbery’ past; Funeral details announced

The man accused of killing Paceville entrepreneur Hugo Chetcuti was using a false name and a fake passport, and had a history of armed robbery, a former acquaintance has told Lovin...

Maltese MP attended Paris conference that was target of foiled bomb plot

A Maltese Member of Parliament attended an event that was the target of a foiled bomb plot last month, The Malta Independent has learnt.  Nationalist MP Mario Galea (below) even addressed the...

Old Valletta quarantine collapsing into the sea

The old Valletta quarantine, or Barriera as it is better known, is falling to pieces and collapsing into the sea.   The building used to have a conical wave-breaking foundation, a unique...

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder compilation of evidence: No witnesses turn up

George Degiorgio, his brother Alfred Degiorgio and associate Vince Muscat are back in court as the compilation of evidence against them continues on Wednesday. The three men are accused with the...

Libyan coast guard rescues some 160 Europe-bound migrants

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted some 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says a...

TMID Editorial: Migration - The economic dimension

We speak many times of migrants, convulsed in polemics spurred by the new Italian government, counting heads, or maybe bodies, comparing quotas, percentages, and precedents, following up stories of...

MV Lifeline captain accuses Malta, Italy of ‘hiding a deadly farce in the Mediterranean’

The captain of a private aid ship that engaged in migrant rescue missions is accusing Italy and Malta of hiding a deadly "farce" in the Mediterranean Sea. Claus-Peter Reisch, who faces trial in...

Waterpolo, European championships: Malta starts with heavy defeat against hosts

Spain 21 Malta 4 (4-1, 5-0, 8-2, 4-1) Malta was expected to have a rather mission impossible task agaisnt the hosts Spain in the opening match, and this proved to be the case after...

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...

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