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  • Breakfast Club service to be offered again

    The free Breakfast Club service will again be offered this scholastic year from the first day of school, September 22, the government said. The club initiative was first introduced in all state primary schools on April 1, with schools opening at...

  • Australia Hall deal confirms ‘morally corrupt’ government

    Australia Hall deal confirms ‘morally corrupt’ government

    (Adds PL statement) The deal on the sale of the Australia Hall to third parties revealed by The Sunday Times of Malta yesterday confirmed the government was morally corrupt and using public property to finance the Labour Party and cut its...

  • Monument for Guido de Marco near law courts

    Monument for Guido de Marco near law courts

    A monument depicting the late Guido de Marco poised as if to shake your hand will soon be placed next to the law courts in Valletta. With his right hand lifted for a handshake and the left holding his autobiography, the monument was cast in bronze...

  • Free wi-fi on Gozo Channel vessels

    A free wi-fi service started being offered today at the Gozo Channel Mgarr and Cirkewwa terminals and on all Gozo Channel vessels, the government said. It said in a statement the measure was implementing another electoral promise made by the...

  • Conditionally discharged for living vagrant life, begging

    Three Bulgarians were this morning conditionally discharged for three years after they admitted to living a vagrant life and begging. Wheelchair-bound Ivan Borisov, 29, Genoveva Dineva, 30, and Kirana Ivanova, 61, had been begging in Valletta for...

  • Police sergeant handcuffs alleged thief to car to chase after others

    Police sergeant handcuffs alleged thief to car to chase after others

    Bashir Abulahi Ahmed, a 21-year-old Somali living in Malta was today given a two-year jail term suspended for four years after he admitted to stealing €40, a mobile phone, credit cards and other personal documents from Romanian Bogdan-Marius...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - September 1

    Editor's choice of your photos - September 1

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Boy testifies in case against MUSEUM member

    Boy testifies in case against MUSEUM member

    The 10-year-old boy allegedly defiled by a member of the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) started giving evidence in court this morning. The case, against Anthony Callus, 46 of Siggiewi, who is also an assistant head of school, is being...

  • 1,000 more children at childcare centres since introduction of free service

    1,000 more children at childcare centres since introduction of free service

    The number of children attending childcare centres increased by 1,000 since free childcare services were introduced on April 1, Employment and Training Corporation chairman Clyde Caruana said. Speaking at the inauguration of the Qawsalla Smart...

  • Policy paper on handling of drug users to be issued soon

    Policy paper on handling of drug users to be issued soon

    A policy paper on the handling of drug users is to be issued soon by the Social Solidarity Ministry through the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, Minister Michael Farrugia said this morning. He said that while attention would be given to...

  • Court accepts prosecution's request for reburial of Mario Camilleri

    Court accepts prosecution's request for reburial of Mario Camilleri

    The prosecuting officer in the murder case of Matthew Zahra, whose body was found buried in a field in Birzebbuga, today called on the court not to object to the reburial of Mario Camilleri, known as l-Imniehru, who was also murdered in the same...

  • Matthew Gatt appointed head of PN leader Simon Busuttil's office

    Matthew Gatt appointed head of PN leader Simon Busuttil's office

      Matthew Gatt has been appointed head of Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil's office. This is a new role created to support Dr Busuttil in the renewal process of the party and its structures. Mr Gatt, 28, is a graduate in economy and has a...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals

    Increase in tourist arrivals

    Some 200,440 tourists came to Malta in July, 9.7 per cent more than in the same month last year. The National Statistics Office said that excluding the passengers who stayed overnight on board a berthed cruise ship, the increase was of 8.5 per...

  • ‘No savings puts retired life at risk of indignity’

    ‘No savings puts retired life at risk of indignity’

    Maltese people are saving less, spending more and not planning for their pension, risking a retirement during which they will be unable “to live with dignity”, the head of a leading insurance company says. David Curmi, CEO of MSV Life, said a...

  • Mellieħa council calls on government to address Manikata traffic problems

    The Mellieħa council today called on the authorities to widen Manikata Road in Manikata, where a car fell a height of around a storey-and-a-half last Friday. The council said in a statement that although widening the road would help ease the...

  • Scientists find evidence of great tsunami in Malta

    Scientists find evidence of great tsunami in Malta

    Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have found geological evidence of "historic tsunami waves" that swept over Malta’s north east coast and up to 20 metres above sea level in some places.  The Portsmouth scientists, led by Malcolm Bray,...

  • Melita bonds redemption announcement

    The Melita Capital plc 7.15 per cent bonds 2014 – 2016 will be redeemed in full on September 30, the company said. The bond was successfully issued and oversubscribed in 2009 and raised funds aimed at further growth in mobile services and...

  • PN backs a speedy probe of hospital

    PN backs a speedy probe of hospital

    A police investigation to be ordered by the government into reports of structural weaknesses at Mater Dei Hospital’s accident and emergency department has the backing of the Nationalist Party. “We urge the government to conclude this investigation...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta reports the CEO of MSV Live saying Maltese people were saving less, spending more and not planning for their pension, risking a retirement during which...

  • Long queue for Gozo ferries as shutdowns end

    Long queue for Gozo ferries as shutdowns end

    A huge queue of cars for the Gozo ferries formed up tonight as hundreds of Maltese returned home at the end of their summer shutdown. The queue formed at 4.30pm and by the evening extended well into Xewkija as the Gozo Channel’s three ferries...