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  • Major project in educational sector to be announced next month

    Major project in educational sector to be announced next month

    The government will be announcing a major project in the educational sector in May that will create many new jobs, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. Speaking in Nadur, he said that the government was in the final negotiation phase...

  • Commission members resign for lack of support

    Members of a high level commission appointed by the government in 2012 have all resigned saying their mandate could not be accomplished due to a lack of financial and staff support, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The Guardian of Future...

  • Tripoli: let’s deal with it together

    Tripoli: let’s deal with it together

    If Europe targets people-smugglers in Libya unilaterally it will endanger the ongoing peace process and solve nothing, according to the Salvation Government’s Foreign Minister Muhammed El-Ghirani. He tells Mark Micallef Tripoli has been begging...

  • Bus cards launched today, fares explained

    Bus cards launched today, fares explained

    Malta Public Transport has announced the new bus card called tallinja card, which can start being used as of July 2015. The new tallinja card will entitle holders to reduced bus fares, and will make it easy to use the bus without the need to buy...

  • PM in London for Gallipoli commemoration

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has made a short visit to London to take part in events marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings in the first world war. He has also had talks on Malta's preparations to host the Commonwealth summit later this...

  • UK flagship leaves for Med migrant rescue mission today

    UK flagship leaves for Med migrant rescue mission today

    The Royal Navy's flagship will today set off to join efforts to ease the migrants crisis in the Mediterranean. HMS Bulwark is leading Britain's contribution to an operation European leaders hope will stem the loss of life of refugees fleeing the...

  • More areas of hospital plagued by structural weakness

    More areas of hospital plagued by structural weakness

    Structural problems plague several areas of Mater Dei Hospital, not just the accident and emergency department, according to the latest tests by a multinational engineering firm.   Investigations carried out by Arup indicate that the hospital –...

  • Manuel Mallia - 'I was made a scapegoat'

    Manuel Mallia - 'I was made a scapegoat'

    Former home affairs minister Manuel Mallia regrets the incident that cut short his ministerial career and believes he was made a scapegoat at the time. However, four months after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat sacked him for refusing to resign over...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta reveals that more areas of Mater Dei Hospital have been found to suffer from weak concrete. It also carries an interview with former minister Manuel...

  • Kestrel shot at in Safi, dead cuckoo found at Mizieb, hunter filmed after curfew

    Kestrel shot at in Safi, dead cuckoo found at Mizieb, hunter filmed after curfew

    A hunter was this morning witnessed trying to shoot down a protected kestrel close to Malta International Airport, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said. It said in a statement this evening the hunter fired two shots at the falcon...

  • Hugs for Inspire

    Hugs for Inspire

    A fundraising telethon in aid of Inspire is being broadcast on all national television stations today. Packed with information clips, real stories, features, entertainment and lots of surprises, the telethon aims to raise funds and awareness about...

  • Updated: Gozitan worker dies after fall

    Updated: Gozitan worker dies after fall

    A 58-year-old man from Xaghra died in hospital this afternoon after falling from a height of around three storeys in Triq l-Imġarr, Xewkija at 11am, the police said. The man, who fell while plastering the facade of a private residence, was taken...

  • Man who had been on the run remanded in custody

    Man who had been on the run remanded in custody

    A 29-year-man from Gzira, Jomric Calleja was remanded in custody this afternoon after pleading not guilty to a series of charges. He was arraigned today after being extradited to Malta from Sicily, where he had been on the run, yesterday. He was...

  • Updated: Appeal for Queen Elizabeth's former home to be restored

    Updated: Appeal for Queen Elizabeth's former home to be restored

    (Adds government statement) The large villa that Queen Elizabeth had lived in during her stay in Malta is falling to pieces and should be restored before her visit later this year, environmental NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar said. The house,...

  • Anzac Day commemorated

    Anzac Day commemorated

    Dignitaries and military veterans laid wreaths at the Pieta Military Cemetery today in a commemorative ceremony marking 100 years since the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. “While it is important not to lose focus of the futility of war and the often...

  • Ministry fined for not replying to newspaper

    Ministry fined for not replying to newspaper

    The Home Affairs Ministry has been fined for failing to reply to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Times of Malta. This newspaper had asked to see an inquiry report concerning a police decision to drop the charges against a man accused...

  • GO investing over €50 million to launch internet of the future

    GO investing over €50 million to launch internet of the future

    GO will launch Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) in the coming weeks, giving more than 33,000 households in Malta the opportunity to start experiencing the next generation of internet services this year. More than 17,000 homes, located mostly in Sliema and...

  • Man charged with injuring Dutch boy with shotgun pellets

    Man charged with injuring Dutch boy with shotgun pellets

    A 33-year-old man was this morning charged with slightly injuring a 16-year-old Dutch boy with a firearm yesterday morning. The boy has already left the island. The incident happened in Pembroke just before 7am and the boy, who was hit by shotgun...

  • Vienna Airport job politics ‘could affect MIA’

    Vienna Airport job politics ‘could affect MIA’

    Austria is no different to Malta in courting controversy over political appointments, with the latest storm hitting Vienna International Airport. Austrian newspaper Die Presse has questioned why Vienna Airport issued vacancies for two of its top...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A week dominated by the worst Mediterranean maritime disaster since World War Two, in which up to 800 migrants may have perished - Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the  past days.