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Three Maltese fashion designers

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Three Maltese fashion designers

- Carla Grima, 28, Iklin - the Maltese Resort Princess. I missed seeing Carla Grima at the Malta Fashion Week, but we were invited to her show at Broadside Terrace at Corinthia Palace. It was wonderful, with a very vibrant and sophisticated mix of colours, using light and airy materials. The collection was delicate and sophisticated, yet playful and fun - just like Carla herself! A word from Carla: "I grew up surrounded by ceramic artists at my father's ceramic factory
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Malta has not developed the way I hoped it would when I was younger – Immanuel Mifsud

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Malta has not developed the way I hoped it would when I was younger – Immanuel Mifsud

- Immanuel Mifsud As a child, he had many dreams for how the country would develop in the future, however today, author and poet Immanuel Mifsud says he has come to the realisation that very little has changed, and in many cases things have gotten worse. Mifsud – an award-winning writer, whose work has been translated and published in a number of languages – was a guest on current affairs program XTRA Sajf, where he discussed Maltese society and its politics with host Saviour Balzan
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Decomposing body found at sea off St Julian’s

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Decomposing body found at sea off St Julian’s

- The body was found roughly one mile off St Julian's The decomposing body of a male has been found at sea roughly one mile off St Julian’s according to the police. It has not yet been identified. The body was discovered at roughly 6.25pm and was brought to shore by the Armed Forces of Malta. It was taken to the AFM base at Hay Wharf
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‘It’s devastating for the team’: Save the Children migrant rescue boat stuck in Malta

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‘It’s devastating for the team’: Save the Children migrant rescue boat stuck in Malta

- Migrants wait to be transferred to the Spanish frigate Canarias after being rescued by “Save the Children” NGO crew from the ship Vos Hestia One of the search and rescue boats used by humanitarian NGOs to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean is stuck in Malta indefinitely after the Libyan navy took control of rescue efforts beyond its territorial waters
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€4,200 fine and suspended sentence for drunken Paceville attack on police

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€4,200 fine and suspended sentence for drunken Paceville attack on police

- In view of his guilty plea, the court handed the Sicilian a one-year jail term, suspended for two years, together with a fine of €4,200 A 23-year-old man from Sicily has been handed a suspended sentence and a hefty fine after he committed a drunken attack on police officers in Paceville during the early hours of 15 August. Marco La Perna was arrested at 5am on Tuesday morning after police intervened in a disturbance in Paceville
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Daniel Craig confirms James Bond return

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Daniel Craig confirms James Bond return

- The next Bond film, the 25th in the series, is due out in November 2019 Actor Daniel Craig has confirmed during an interview on US chat show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the mounting reports that he will return to the role of James Bond. Putting an end to months of speculation, Craig gave an unequivocal answer to the host's point-blank question about whether he has signed on for another installment: "Yes," Craig sid before standing up to shake his hand
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Failed Ukrainian asylum seeker admits to returning to Malta under assumed name

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Failed Ukrainian asylum seeker admits to returning to Malta under assumed name

- The accused's deception was discovered after he was involved in a car accident and produced a driving licence showing his true identity A Ukrainian man who had returned to Malta under a different name after a court had ordered his removal has been handed a suspended sentence. Principal Immigration Officer inspector Frankie Sammut told Magistrate Josette Demicoli how Qawra resident Maistryshyn Ihor from Ukraine, who also goes by the name of Skyba Igor, had been removed from Malta in 2016 after his application for asylum was rejected
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Malta at risk of modern slavery, study finds

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Malta at risk of modern slavery, study finds

- Verisk Maplecroft's Modern Slavery Index outlines Romania, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Bulgaria as Europe's highest risk for modern slavery Malta is one of 20 EU member states that has seen a rise in modern slavery risks, according to an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. The annual Modern Slavery Index assesses the risk of exposure to practices of slavery, servitude, trafficking in persons and forced labour within business
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Floods kill more than 300, fears rise as 600 more missing

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Floods kill more than 300, fears rise as 600 more missing

- The Red Cross has estimated that 600 people are still missing (Saidu Bah for AFP) Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death roll could rise as 600 remain missing. AFP news agency reported on Wednesday that among the dead were at least 105 children
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Valletta beggar sentenced to 10 days in prison

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Valletta beggar sentenced to 10 days in prison

- The man was accused of living an idle and vagrant life and soliciting alms from the public A homeless beggar has been jailed for ten days for begging for alms in Valletta. Scruffily dressed and sporting an unkept mop of white hair and what looked like several weeks of stubble, 64-year-old Romanian Ilie Dinu appeared before magistrate Josette Demicoli this morning, accused of living an idle and vagrant life and soliciting alms from the public
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EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

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EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

- Poland protests against European Commission's interference saying EU's fears about its court reform are 'unfounded' The European Union has announced that it launched legal action against Poland’s right-wing government on a new law that allows the justice minister to replace the chief justices of common courts. Saturday, a day after Poland published the law following approval by the country’s President Andrzej Duda despite mass protests staged in the country against the legislation Warsaw has one month to reply to the Commission letter, which "raises concerns that [
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The Presidency has come to an end, but it isn’t yet over

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The Presidency has come to an end, but it isn’t yet over

- The challenge now is for Malta to ensure that it does not fall into the trap of complacency following the hype that came along with the hosting of the EU Presidency Malta’s association with the EU has been an eventful one and following our membership in 2004 as well as our accession to the Schengen Area and the Euro Zone four years later, our six-month Presidency of the Council of the EU must surely rank among one of the highlights
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The story you don’t know about

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The story you don’t know about

- The friendship which was born during those games between Jesse Owens and his German rival, Carl Ludwig Long, showed that the human element is beyond political propaganda The 1936 Berlin Olympics was supposed to be a show of Nazism and authoritative power. The headlines preceding the games were more focused on the political meaning, rather than the athletes. So when Jesse Owens, an African-American, sprinted to victory it dampened proceedings for the organisers
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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

- The future status of the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is one of the thorny issues the European Commission has insisted must be resolved early in negotiations There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit
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Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence

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Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence

- US President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has insisted that both sides were to blame for the violent unrest, which rocked the city in Virginia, leaving one dead and 19 others injured. The incident broke out during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, culminating with white nationalist James Alex Fields Jr allegedly driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, killing Heather Heyer
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Palumbo had no permit to export grit between 2012 and 2014, PA chief claims

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Palumbo had no permit to export grit between 2012 and 2014, PA chief claims

- Buttigieg claimed that the alleged deposition of waste under the concrete slab took place “approximately six months” after Palumbo took over the shipyards The Planning Authority’s executive chairman Johann Buttigieg has confirmed that between 2012 and 2014, no permit was ever issued to superyacht yard operators Palumbo to export spent grit from sand blasting operations. Buttigieg was taking the witness stand in an appeal by Palumbo against a 2016 enforcement order on the dumping of spent grit under a concrete platform at the shipyards, in violation of the law, following a two-year long investigation
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Teen grievously injured in Għar Lapsi fall

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Teen grievously injured in Għar Lapsi fall

- An ambulance waiting on site then took the woman to Mater Dei Hospital A 19-year-old woman from Fgura suffered grievous injuries after falling from the rocks near Għar Lapsi late yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 6:30pm. An AFM patrol boat had to be called to convey the victim to shore as she had fallen in an area that was inaccessible, the police said
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  • Three Maltese fashion designers
    Three Maltese fashion designers

    , independent.com.mt

    Carla Grima, 28, Iklin - the Maltese Resort Princess. I missed seeing Carla Grima at the Malta Fashion Week, but we were invited to her show at Broadside Terrace at Corinthia Palace. It was wonderful, with a very vibrant and sophisticated mix of colours, using light and airy materials. The collection was delicate and sophisticated, yet playful and fun - just like Carla herself! A word from Carla: "I grew up surrounded by ceramic artists at my father's ceramic factory
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Politics & Government

  • Fitch rating upgrade from A to A+ will attract more investment, lower borrowing costs for government
    Fitch rating upgrade from A to A+ will attract more investment, lower borrowing costs for government

    , independent.com.mt

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat explained how the upgrade from A to A+ by Fitch economic rating agency will attract more foreign investors and will mean that government can borrow on the international markets at lower interest rates. He was speaking on a brief interview with the Labour Party (PL) media unit One Radio. Muscat described how when foreign investors are deciding where they would like to invest their money, a positive rating shows them the stability and opportunity for growth, making it a more attractive investment opportunity
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Sports

  • MBA says it cannot licence Billy Corito fight against boxer on drugs suspension term
    MBA says it cannot licence Billy Corito fight against boxer on drugs suspension term

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Billy Corito (left) seeing off Matt Ellis in his UK debut back in February 2016 The Malta Boxing Association has refused claims by boxer Billy ‘the hitman’ Corito that it had unlicensed him after sending a WhatsApp message to the athlete saying it would not sponsor an upcoming fight. The MBA said that Corito wanted to take part in a fight with a boxer who is currently under a four-year suspension term imposed by the National Anti Doping Agency, for breaching the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) anti-doping regulations
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Business

  • US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile programme
    US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile programme

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    The US says Iran's missile tests are in defiance of UN resolutions The United States has slapped fresh economic sanctions on Iran, designating 18 individuals and entities for supporting what it said were "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity". Heather Nauert, the state department spokeswoman, accused Iran on Tuesday of testing and developing ballistic missiles "in direct defiance" of a UN Security Council resolution
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Technology

  • Comino gets free Wi-Fi
    Comino gets free Wi-Fi

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    A free Wi-Fi hotspot has been installed in Comino A free Wi-Fi hotspot has been installed in Comino’s Santa Marija Bay and will soon also be extended to the Blue Lagoon. During a visit to the tiny island, Gozo minister Justyne Caruana said that the scheme will boost connectivity between Malta, Gozo, and now Comino. “Technology is important in today’s world, where everyone wants to keep updated on news sites and social networks,” she said
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Health

  • University of Malta launches new nursing course in elderly care
    University of Malta launches new nursing course in elderly care

    , independent.com.mt

    The University of Malta's Faculty of Health Sciences has launched its B.Sc. Nursing (Hons.) (Elderly Care) at the Saint Vincent de Paule Residence. "An increase in the ageing population, requires qualified nurses in health and social care settings to be adequately prepared to provide high quality care for older adults. This programme of studies provides qualified nurses, with specific competencies and skills in the care of older adults, as well as with more general competencies that will contribute towards their academic and professional development
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Family & Parenting

  • British TV to air Diana's recordings on her failed marriage
    British TV to air Diana's recordings on her failed marriage

    , independent.com.mt

    A British television channel is broadcasting a new documentary on Princess Diana using controversial videotapes in which she candidly discussed her marital problems and her strained relationship with the royal family. The recordings of Diana talking to her public speaking coach, Peter Settelen, in the early 1990s included her description of how Queen Elizabeth II reacted when she asked the monarch for advice about her failing marriage with Prince Charles
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    Categories: Life & Style |  Family & Parenting | 
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Society & Culture

  • Failed Ukrainian asylum seeker admits to returning to Malta under assumed name
    Failed Ukrainian asylum seeker admits to returning to Malta under assumed name

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    The accused's deception was discovered after he was involved in a car accident and produced a driving licence showing his true identity A Ukrainian man who had returned to Malta under a different name after a court had ordered his removal has been handed a suspended sentence. Principal Immigration Officer inspector Frankie Sammut told Magistrate Josette Demicoli how Qawra resident Maistryshyn Ihor from Ukraine, who also goes by the name of Skyba Igor, had been removed from Malta in 2016 after his application for asylum was rejected
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Israeli police bar Muslim young men from entering holy area
    Israeli police bar Muslim young men from entering holy area

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Palestinians praying at al-Aqsa Israeli police have admitted to banning Muslim men under the age of 50 at the al-Aqsa compound, in an announcement made hours ahead of mass protests. The al-Aqsa Mosque is Israel’s third holiest shrine, after Mecca and Medina, as well as the ruins of the Biblical Jewish Temple. Muslim devotees refer to the area of al-Asqa Mosque as al-Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, whereas Jewish believers refer to the place of worship as Temple Mount
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Government is committed to support arts and culture in all its forms
    Government is committed to support arts and culture in all its forms

    , independent.com.mt

    "Government is committed to support arts and culture in all its forms", said Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici during the launch of Beland Music Festival's official programme launch. Minister Bonnici recalled how the Beland Music Festival is one of the 11 organisations and festivals benefiting from the Cultural Partnership Agreement; an agreement with Arts' Council Malta that provides financial support spread over three years, having the aim to offer more sustainability
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Education

  • [WATCH] Teachers' conditions to be improved in bid to attract more educators
    [WATCH] Teachers' conditions to be improved in bid to attract more educators

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Better conditions for teachers is not just a question of pay The government was committed to providing better conditions for all educators, including better pay but also providing help in their everyday needs and facing the danger of burnout and other challenges, Education minister Evarist Bartolo said this morning. Bartolo was addressing the media following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between MCAST and the University of Malta on collaboration in the field of early childhood education and care
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Travel & Recreation

  • Customs seizes over €13,000 in cash from Kiev-bound traveller
    Customs seizes over €13,000 in cash from Kiev-bound traveller

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    European law stipulates that passengers traveling with more than €10,000 in cash to or from any EU country are obliged to submit a declaration to Customs Customs officials stationed at the airport this morning seized €13,650 from a Maltese man travelling to Kiev via Istanbul. According to the Customs Department, the man claimed the cash was “traveling money
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Life & Style

  • Three Maltese fashion designers
    Three Maltese fashion designers

    , independent.com.mt

    Carla Grima, 28, Iklin - the Maltese Resort Princess. I missed seeing Carla Grima at the Malta Fashion Week, but we were invited to her show at Broadside Terrace at Corinthia Palace. It was wonderful, with a very vibrant and sophisticated mix of colours, using light and airy materials. The collection was delicate and sophisticated, yet playful and fun - just like Carla herself! A word from Carla: "I grew up surrounded by ceramic artists at my father's ceramic factory
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Media & Information

  • David’s final Thake-down: Online radio station shut down
    David’s final Thake-down: Online radio station shut down

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    PN candidate and popular radio host David Thake has shut down his personal online radio station in anger at people who “have tried to shut him up”. “This week, I will be shutting down Switch Radio,” he said in a tweet. “That experience was a lesson. People will try and shut you up…” Thake set up Switch Radio last year after the Nationalist Party stopped his political drive-time show ‘Taghna Lkoll’ from being aired on Radio 101 as part of its policy not to have its election candidates on air in the run-up to an election
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Law & Crime

  • €4,200 fine and suspended sentence for drunken Paceville attack on police
    €4,200 fine and suspended sentence for drunken Paceville attack on police

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    In view of his guilty plea, the court handed the Sicilian a one-year jail term, suspended for two years, together with a fine of €4,200 A 23-year-old man from Sicily has been handed a suspended sentence and a hefty fine after he committed a drunken attack on police officers in Paceville during the early hours of 15 August. Marco La Perna was arrested at 5am on Tuesday morning after police intervened in a disturbance in Paceville
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Science & Nature

  • Hunters 'shooting protected birds under the cover of rabbit season' say BirdLife
    Hunters 'shooting protected birds under the cover of rabbit season' say BirdLife

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    The Black Kite after being rescued from the water BirdLife Malta has reported the shooting of two protected species of birds of prey this week. The nature conservation group posted photos on Facebook showing a juvenile (and very wet) Black Kite (Astun Iswed) that was found yesterday in the area of Xrobb l-Għaġin limits of Marsaskala. The bird had been washed ashore after falling into the sea in the area and was found by a bather
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Real Estate

  • PD condemns trading of public land resulting in 'big businesses making pots of gold'
    PD condemns trading of public land resulting in 'big businesses making pots of gold'

    , independent.com.mt

    Partit Demokratiku said today that public land is being traded in such a way that "our countrymen get a pittance while big businesses make pots of gold." "Furthermore the people are asked to finance infrastructural support for such projects which far outway the financial benefit that comes their way." Environmental, social, cultural and infrastructural impacts are invariably played down or ignored completely when such huge projects are undertaken, PD members said while addressing a press conference outside Smart City
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Motoring

  • Germany orders recall of 30,000 Porsche cars
    Germany orders recall of 30,000 Porsche cars

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    German authorities have ordered Porsche to recall some 30,000 vehicles Authorities in Germany have ordered car manufacturer Porsche to recall some 30,000 vehicles after it was discovered that the Cayenne 3-liter TDI model contained illegal software used to emissions results during testing. German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Thursday that authorities would be ordering a recall. Around 7,500 affected vehicles are registered in Germany and around 22,000 across Europe
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