UPDATE: Drifting competition permit withheld as Mepa objects


More than 300 people have gathered at MonteKristo Estates to dismantle the tents and to also transfer the cars to Hal Far as the programme of Friday has now been moved to Hal Far.

The event which was expected to be held at MonteKristo will now take place at Hal Far. All those individuals who have bought their tickets for the event for Friday will now be able to use it either on Saturday’s or Sunday’s events.

Protest to be held today on illegal immigration cancelled

UPDATE: Police have confirmed that there were two applicants who lodged their application which was eventually withdrawn by both of them.

Earlier this week an event was making rounds on Facebook promoting a protest against illegal immigration.

While people were promoting the event, around 13,000 were invited and 300 had confirmed their attendance as of Sunday morning. However, when the police were contacted they said that nobody has applied for a permit to organise such rally as of Sunday.

New Detention Centre in Naxxar Grounds?

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by a representative of the government that 98 people, children along with their families are being kept at the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar.


Sources close to di-ve.com have expressed their concerns regarding detention vans seen passing through the streets of Naxxar during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Di-ve.com was also told that the vans stopped in front of the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar where, it seems that this morning the police guarding the area seem to have increased.

Helga Ellul proposes Freeport for Luxury Goods

In a press conference held today, PN MEP candidate Helga Ellul outlined a proposal for the setting up of a Freeport for Luxury Goods in Malta, a facility in which high value items would be stored free of any taxes or customs duties. These items could include anything ranging from works of art to precious stones and documents. Apart from storage, the facility could also house showrooms where people could buy or sell items on-site. 



The meaning of the word “reform” (as well as the meaning of what it implies) was totally devalued during the years of Nationalist administration. Then, to all changes whether small or large, the “reform” label got attached, especially in the field of public administration – even when in fact the change would be a step back, towards structures of behaviour that were only relevant in the past.

Laferla renews sponsorship agreement with White Hart Hockey Club

White Hart Hockey Club has recently held its annual pre-season event. During the event, Laferla’s sponsorship was presented to a packed house of players, club executives and friends.

The sponsorship renewal took the Laferla - White Hart relationship into its seventh successful year. Laferla Insurance Assistant General Manager, Mark Laferla Jr., stated that the firm is happy to support the club through thick and thin, however asked for more passionate displays on the field following a disappointing season.

President of the Malta Maritime Law Association lectures at IMLI

IMLI had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Ann Fenech, President of the Malta Maritime Law Association and Managing Partner and Head of the Marine Litigation Department of Fenech & Fenech Advocates in Malta. Dr. Fenech visited the Institute on Thursday 23 October, 2014.

Using her vast knowledge and practical experience in field, Dr. Fenech delivered two lectures on the topics ‘The Role of a Maritime Law Practitioner in the Shipping Industry’ and ‘The General Characteristics of a Maritime Lawyer’.

Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the implementation of the Minsk agreements

Considering the ultimatum issued by Kiev and some Western capitals that elections not be held in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, it would be logical to remind the following.

Malta to join Hong Kong, Singapore in hosting Economist Gala Dinner series

This November, Malta will join international business capitals Singapore, Hong Kong, Athens, and Sydney in hosting The Economist’s World In Gala Dinner Series.

For 28 years, The Economist has published The World in..., featuring global trends and predictions on the year ahead. The World in 2015 Gala Dinner: Malta is a must-attend event that will bring this publication to life, focusing on the most important trends affecting senior business decision makers across industries in Malta in the year ahead.

Air Malta To Launch Partnership Scheme For Travel Agents

Air Malta and the Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (FATTA) have restarted regular meetings and will soon launch a Partnership Scheme for travel agents.

FATTA welcomed the scheme proposed by the airline and noted the Air Malta's renewed interest in working more closely with travel agents.

During the meeting, chaired by Deputy Chief Commercial Officer Joseph Galea, the airline reaffirmed its commitment to improve relationships with the travel trade and has taken several measures to provide the trade with greater opportunities to sell Air Malta products.