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  • Franciscan fathers to calculate, reduce carbon footprint

    Franciscan fathers to calculate, reduce carbon footprint

    The Franciscan province in Malta is to professionally calculate its carbon footprint with a view to reducing it. The exercise will be carried out following a proposal by the Peace Lab. A technical team has been engaged to calculate the carbon...

  • 90% of turtle eggs hatched successfully

    90% of turtle eggs hatched successfully

    Some 90 per cent of the turtle eggs which were laid on August 1 hatched successfully earlier this week, officials from Nature Trust and the Environment Authority established this afternoon. The officials dug up the nest in Golden Bay today and...

  • Midwives in the dark on their future

    Midwives in the dark on their future

    A group of midwives who graduated last July are still in the dark on their employment in the public service after bureaucracy stalled the process, the Times of Malta has learnt. The 17 midwives, who graduated from the University of Malta, had...

  • CCTV use in public toilets under investigation

    CCTV use in public toilets under investigation

    The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating the controversial use of CCTV cameras in Marsaxlokk’s public toilets. Sources within the office of the Data Protection Commissioner said the matter was being looked into after a video, recorded...

  • Justice institute moving to Vittoriosa

    Justice institute moving to Vittoriosa

    The International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law is to move into the building known as the knights' armoury in Vittoriosa after the property is rehabilitated.  A lease agreement was signed today between the Government of Malta and the...

  • More students taking up post-secondary education

    More students taking up post-secondary education

    The number of fifth formers who moved into post-secondary education increased by six per cent over five years, according to new data. The latest Tracer Study, carried out by the Directorate for Education Services in February 2015, “traced”...

  • PN reacts as Leo Brincat makes it to the Court of Auditors despite European Parliament vote

    PN reacts as Leo Brincat makes it to the Court of Auditors despite European Parliament vote

    The EU Council of Ministers this afternoon formally appointed Leo Brincat a member of the European Court of Auditors, ignoring a negative vote by the European Parliament.  His appointment was approved with no discussion or vote taken. The Maltese...

  • Malta gets European Commission warning

    Malta gets European Commission warning

    Malta and 13 other EU states have been requested by the European Commission to transport into national legislation a directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. The directive provides a modern EU system for the recognition of...

  • Charged with cultivating cannabis

    Charged with cultivating cannabis

    Daniel Pace, 27 of Victoria was today granted bail against a deposit of €2,000 and a personal guarantee of €10,000 after he pleaded not guilty before the Gozo court of cultivating cannabis. The man was also charged with being in possession of the...

  • Pink October campaign launched

    Pink October campaign launched

    The national Pink October campaign was launched today, with the aim of raising funds and awareness about breast cancer prevention, research and equipment to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients. The Pink October campaign aims to...

  • Emanuel Camilleri sexual molestation convictions quashed at last

    Emanuel Camilleri sexual molestation convictions quashed at last

    Child molestation convictions against Emmanuel Camilleri were quashed by the first hall of the Civil Court today after it found they were based on lies. Mr Camilleri was also struck off the child offenders' register. Mr Camilleri had filed a...

  • Speaker non-committal after MP sends unsolicited birthday cards

    Speaker non-committal after MP sends unsolicited birthday cards

    The Speaker’s Office is insisting that the use of the MPs’ free postal allowance is at their discretion, even after he was confronted about a case of unsolicited birthday cards. Questions on this perk enjoyed by all Members of Parliament were...

  • Last chance to visit Fine Arts Museum at Admiralty House

    Last chance to visit Fine Arts Museum at Admiralty House

    Heritage Malta museums in Valletta and in Vittoriosa will open for free during Notte Bianca on Saturday and the public will have the last opportunity to visit the National Museum of Fine Arts at Admiralty House. The National Museum of Fine Arts at...

  • Bird migration festival at new Buskett farmhouse

    Bird migration festival at new Buskett farmhouse

    BirdLife Malta’s migration festival will be held on Saturday at the new Tal-Bosk Farmhouse in Buskett, which will be opening its doors to the public from this weekend. This is one of three scheduled farmhouses in Buskett, built by the Knights of...

  • Watch: Will it stay or will it tilt?

    Watch: Will it stay or will it tilt?

    Malta's roads will always spring a surprise, whatever time of day. A video of a truck driving through Żabbar, doing the rounds on Facebook, would be funny were it not so dangerous as the heavy load is seen swaying to one side of the vehicle,...

  • Record tourism arrivals for August

    Record tourism arrivals for August

    Updated 1.20pm with MTA statement Tourist arrivals in August were estimated at a record 256,782, an increase of 3.4 per cent when compared to the same month last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said 228,428 visited on holiday, 7,295...

  • Fuel prices in Malta still among highest in Europe - PN; Labour reacts

    Fuel prices in Malta still among highest in Europe - PN; Labour reacts

    Fuel prices in Malta are still among the highest in Europe, Shadow Energy Minister Marthese Portelli said this morning. In a statement, she said this was the impact of the corruption which had overtaken the government and a result of which the...

  • Council to oppose application to sanction prayer room in Buġibba

    Council to oppose application to sanction prayer room in Buġibba

    The St Paul’s Bay Council shall be objecting to a planning application for the change of use and sanctioning of a prayer place in Triq il-Mazzola, Buġibba. The council’s decision, taken during a meeting yesterday, follows several other objections...

  • President in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

    President in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca left Malta for Israel to represent the Maltese nation at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade...

  • Civil Society appeals for more transparency about Air Malta

    Civil Society appeals for more transparency about Air Malta

    The government should be more transparent regarding Air Malta and ensure that its decision making process is based on consultation, evidence and expert advice, the Civil Society Network said. In a statement this morning, it said that despite its...