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  • Bridge for Mrieħel bypass finally given the go-ahead

    The long-promised pedestrian bridge over the Mrieħel bypass will finally be built after a planning commission gave its go-ahead yesterday. The footbridge will be made up of two steel structures on either side of the road rising from a concrete...

  • Church ‘needs to learn to communicate better’

    Empty reply boxes on the questionnaire sent to households – part of a worldwide Vatican initiative – show that the Church needs to learn how to communicate better, according to Joe Inguanez, head of the Curia’s research institute Discern. The...

  • PN says it is being censored by PBS

    The Nationalist Party has complained with Public Broadcasting Services that it is being censored during an electoral campaign. The party said in a statement that no journalist was yesterday sent to cover a visit by PN leader Simon Busuttil to...

  • Manoel Theatre named one of the world's top 15 most spectacular theatres

    The Manoel Theatre has been named by the international news agency CNN one of the top 15 most spectacular theatres in the world. The other theatres are Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (London), Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Düsseldorf), Balboa Theatre...

  • ‘€30,000 anti-poverty week bill is a mix-up’

    The Office of the President is contesting figures tabled recently in Parliament, insisting the anti-poverty week had cost a third of the amount stated by the government. A spokeswoman for the President’s Office told Times of Malta the discrepancy...

  • Union calls for action to tackle nursing ‘burnout’

    The nurses’ union is urging the government to implement recommendations made in a study which found that its members are suffering from burnout and are treating patients in an impersonal way. The conclusions of the report were published in The...

  • Updated: PN files expropriation motion for site close to Ta' Hagrat Temples

    (Adds government's statement) The Opposition has filed a motion urging the government to expropriate a plot of land metres away from Mgarr's Ta' Hagrat temples, which are a Unesco heritage site. The move came in the wake of a recent Mepa appeals...

  • Church's Environment Commission concerned at proposed changes

    The Church’s Environment Commission has expressed concern at changes proposed in two government documents issued for public consultation - “For an Efficient Planning System, a Consultation Document” and “Towards high standards for Environment...

  • International accreditations for Maltco

    Maltco Lotteries was recently accredited with the highest level of responsible gaming certification by the World Lotteries Association. It also received the Responsible Gaming Certification from the European Lotteries  Association. Maltco CEO...

  • Romanian given suspended jail term for stealing mobile phone

    A 25-year-old Romanian living in St Julian’s was given a 16-month jail term suspended for four years after he pleaded guilty to stealing a €500 HTC mobile phone from a club Paceville. Magistrate Marsanne Farrugia warned Ionut Neahim that he could...

  • Woman fined for selling Sicilian honey as local

    A woman who sold Sicilian honey in jars labelled 'Malta Honey' was today fined by the courts while her two sons received a suspended jail term. The court heard that in January 2011 an inspection was carried out by the Rural Affairs Ministry at the...

  • Man cleared of violently, indecently assaulting cousin

    A 30-year-old man from Kirkop was this morning given a one-month jail term suspended for four years and fined €500 after he was acquitted of violent indecent assault but found guilty of offending public morals. The man was also cleared of...

  • Updated: Three initiatives to help students announced as part of Youth Guarantee programme

    (Adds PN's statement) The government will be offering free revision classes in mathematics, Maltese, physics and English to O level students who would have failed their examinations or got a grade 6 or worse to help them improve their grades in...

  • Juncker to visit Malta next week

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the candidate of the European People’s Party for President of the European Commission, will be visiting Malta on a two-day visit on May 2. He will be taking part in a series of activities in collaboration with the Nationalist...

  • Updated: Malta lowers deficit to 2.8% of GDP, increases debt to €5,200 million

    (Adds PN's statement) Malta ended last year with a deficit of 2.8 per cent of the GDP, down from 3.3 per cent at end 2012, and a debt of €5,243 million, up from €4,871 million the previous year, according to figures published this morning by...

  • Updated: Government exploring new funeral options

    A crematorium is among the new funeral management techniques being explored by the government, Planning Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said today. Speaking at the launch of a six-week public consultation period on a new policy for...

  • IHI results highlight year of growth and profitability

    IHI results for last year highlight a year of growth and profitability despite sluggish economic conditions in many of the countries in which the company owns and operates its five-star hotels. The results, published today show an EBITDA profit of...

  • Animal farms still forced to dump waste illegally

    Animal farms in Malta are operating illegally as the facilities that had to be built by the government to treat waste from dairy, poultry and pig farms do not yet exist, six years after the original deadline. The absence of treatment facilities...

  • Frenzy of Panini swapping is back

    Football sticker albums no longer provoke the playground frenzy of decades past, a British reporter recently stated. He clearly has never been to Malta. Huddled in groups, heads ducked, scores if not hundreds of Maltese have been gathering every...

  • Transport subsidy is 'definitely going up'

    The government subsidy for the operation of public transport is expected to increase substantially, the government is admitting. “It is quite clear that the €10 million in subsidies given to Arriva were not enough. The Opposition has said the...