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  • Marsa race track privatisation to go ahead

    Marsa race track privatisation to go ahead

    The government is moving ahead with its plans to privatise the Marsa horse racing track, following an expression of interest issued last year. An announcement in the Government Gazette yesterday said the government was engaged in an international...

  • Women's group back on Facebook after being shut down

    Women's group back on Facebook after being shut down

    Shutting down a Facebook group aimed at helping women deal with day-to-day problems will not end debates by the women, Francesca Fenech Conti, who set up the group, told Times of Malta. The group – Women for Women – was set up last year by Ms...

  • 'EU referendum for Malta? It would be suicide' - Muscat

    'EU referendum for Malta? It would be suicide' - Muscat

     Britain votes to leave the European Union  David Cameron to resign as British PM   How world politicians reacted  Maltese react to Brexit on social media Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted any suggestions that Malta should hold an EU in/out...

  • Leo Brincat hearing postponed

    Leo Brincat hearing postponed

    Leo Brincat's European Parliament hearing in connection with his nomination for the European Court of Auditors has been postponed, the Malta EP office has confirmed.  Mr Brincat was set to face a parliament committee on Monday but all hearings...

  • Gozo sees spike in gaming parlour visits

    Gozo sees spike in gaming parlour visits

    Gozo’s two gaming parlours had a field day last year as visits by punters climbed by 68 per cent, which is by far the largest increase across Malta. The island’s two licensed outlets had almost 11,000 visits, according to the Malta Gaming...

  • 'Finally we can reclaim Bugibba'... Maltese react to Brexit vote

    'Finally we can reclaim Bugibba'... Maltese react to Brexit vote

    The Maltese resorted to the social media this morning in reaction to the Brexit vote. And a lot of comments posted on Facebook and Twitter predicted doom and gloom for the EU bloc... with the odd humorous remark. 

  • Gibraltar to get a Maltese bishop

    Gibraltar to get a Maltese bishop

    Gibraltar is to have a Maltese bishop, with Pope Francis having appointed Gudja local Mgr Carmelo Zammit to the post.  The 66-year-old Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Malta was announced as Gibraltar's next Bishop during a press conference at...

  • Special bus routes for Isle of MTV

    Special bus routes for Isle of MTV

    Thinking of going to the Isle of MTV concert next week?  Then leave those glass bottles, laser pens and even your car at home.  A special bus service will run on the night of the concert, the Malta Tourism Authority has said, with buses passing...

  • Consolidated fund gets €47.5m boost

    Consolidated fund gets €47.5m boost

    Recurrent revenue rose by €62.8 million while total expenditure went up by €15.3 million in the first five months of the year when compared to last year, official statistics show.The increases resulted in a positive change in the Government’s...

  • Students like co-education, but teachers are less enthusiastic

    Students like co-education, but teachers are less enthusiastic

    Students are generally happy with co-education – which was introduced in state schools in 2013- but teachers are decidedly less keen, survey results published today by the education ministry show.Over 3,000 students were surveyed, with 83 per cent...

  • Hold up at gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo

    Hold up at gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo

    Hooded thieves robbed a gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo yesterday evening, police said.  Police said the thieves entered the outlet on Triq Patri Manwel Magri at approximately 10pm yesterday evening and demanded that a female cashier hand over...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta reports that the allegations of fraud made against deputy governor Alfred Mifsud are expected to be discussed during a meeting of the Central Bank's board of...

  • Central Bank’s board to discuss allegations about Alfred Mifsud

    Central Bank’s board to discuss allegations about Alfred Mifsud

    Alfred Mifsud and the allegations made against him are expected to be discussed during a meeting of the Central Bank’s board of directors today, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources close to the Bank said that although the meeting had been...

  • Malta prepared for a UK exit from EU: Joseph Muscat

    Malta prepared for a UK exit from EU: Joseph Muscat

    Updated 12.34pm - Chamber of Commerce says it remains optimistic An EU referendum in Malta would be 'suicide' - Muscat Malta is prepared for the "new reality" of life in the EU without the UK, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this...

  • OUTch - Britain votes to leave EU

    OUTch - Britain votes to leave EU

    Last updated 12.55 pm Friday   David Cameron to resign as British PM   'Malta is prepared', says PM Muscat  Maltese react to Brexit on social media How world politicians reacted Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 per cent to 48...

  • ‘Panama probe will put presidency under cloud’

    ‘Panama probe will put presidency under cloud’

    The Panama Papers inquiry conducted by the European Parliament would put Malta’s presidency of the EU Council under a dark cloud, Roberta Metsola told the Times of Malta. Dr Metsola was yesterday named a member of the inquiry committee together...

  • Repeated criticism harming financial sector - minister

    Repeated criticism harming financial sector - minister

    Digital Economy Minister Manuel Mallia in an indirect reference to the Panama Papers controversy, said this evening that people who continue to stress the issue “on every occasion” were doing as much damage as the event they are referring to.   Dr...

  • Ethics education or religion? Study underway in state schools

    Ethics education or religion? Study underway in state schools

    An exercise to determine the demand for ethics education in State schools is finally under way after repeated complaints by parents who felt their children were not being offered an adequate alternative to religion lessons. Parents of students in...

  • Man drives at police car after pedestrian hit - Italian falls off Mistra cliff

    Man drives at police car after pedestrian hit - Italian falls off Mistra cliff

    A driver who this afternoon allegedly hit a pedestrian and drove on, later also drove at a police car which tried to stop him. The pedestrian, a 24-year-old man from Mosta, was hit at Triq l-Ibrag, Swieqi at about 3pm. The car did not stop. The...

  • Winning design for new Gozo Museum unveiled

    Winning design for new Gozo Museum unveiled

    The winning design for the Gozo Museum project has been unveiled, paving the way for the creation of a new multi-disciplinary museum and cultural centre in Victoria. The new museum, which is expected to cost around €5 million, will take the place...

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