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  • Two men arrested after cannabis find

    Two men arrested after cannabis find

    Two men were arrested yesterday afternoon after they were found in possession of two kilograms of what the police believe is cannabis resin. The police said that the men, aged 31 and 32, are from Paola and Tarxien, respectively. The cannabis was...

  • Families enjoy Christmas market at San Anton school

    Families enjoy Christmas market at San Anton school

    The annual Christmas Market at San Anton School is currently in full swing. Hundreds of people are visiting the various stalls which boast wares such as traditional decorations, gift-wrapping, home-accessories, giftware, jewellery, wooden toys,...

  • Commonwealth ‘is no toothless organisation’

    Commonwealth ‘is no toothless organisation’

    Far from being a relic from colonial times and a toothless organisation, the Commonwealth can play an important part in global issues, such as climate change, according to its Secretary General. The summit in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 was one...

  • Authorities had address of fraudster Patrick Spiteri

    Medical certificates presented by fraudster Patrick Spiteri to Maltese courts claiming he is unable to travel listed his correct UK address, but the police failed to act on it and instead issued an open warrant for his arrest, The Sunday Times of...

  • Smuggled birds are back in quarantine

    Smuggled birds are back in quarantine

    The few smuggled wild finches that survived as hundreds died while being held in quarantine were released earlier in the week, but the operation was far from successful. This newspaper revealed earlier this month that close to 500 protected wild...

  • MP advised council while representing client

    Labour MP Luciano Busuttil was still actively representing a client in court at the same time he was advising the Cospicua council on a tender involving the same client, in breach of the law, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Dr Busuttil has...

  • Hermann Schiavone back on PN list

    Hermann Schiavone back on PN list

    Hermann Schiavone’s persistent loyalty to the Nationalists has won him a place back in the party’s good books after he was approved as a candidate for the general and council elections. Dr Schiavone had been unceremoniously stopped from presenting...

  • President leads thousands in solidarity walk/run

    President leads thousands in solidarity walk/run

    Some 16,000 people this morning united to take part in the annual President's Fun Run in aid of the Community Chest Fund. While the run proper left from San Anton Palace, walkers were given a choice of three routes - from Paola square, from Sta...

  • Update 3 - Shooting incident: Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury - PM

    Update 3 - Shooting incident: Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury - PM

    The Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening in a statement replying to a letter sent to him by Simon Busuttil earlier today, declining his offer to appoint a retired member of...

  • ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    A bridge linking Malta and Gozo will cost some €1 billion (including taxes) and take four years to complete, according to a feasibility study by China Communications Construction Company. The study is proposing to complete the project by 2020 with...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says the Malta-Gozo bridge would cost €1billion and take four years to build. The Malta Independent on Sunday says the police have remained silent about...

  • Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber will be representing Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May after winning the national contest held at Malta Shipbuilding. Amber sung the song Warrior which obtained maximum points from all five judges and televoting. The...

  • Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    The Quaterno+Jackpot of €340,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said this evening. The ticket was purchased from Qormi, it said.

  • Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Conchita Wurst’s advice to Malta’s Eurovision winner tonight is simple: “Sit back and enjoy the moment,” she said this afternoon when addressing a press conference soon after her arrival. Last year’s winner in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita...

  • Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was passenger in crashed with a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo  by an 18-year-old man. Both men are also...

  • L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched l-Istrina in Gozo. For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a...

  • Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr...

  • Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Jonathan Felice, 25, was this afternoon jailed nine years after jurors found him guilty of breaking into the home of an elderly woman and slightly injuring her. Mr Felice committed the crime in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along...

  • Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two car drivers were hospitalised following a collision near Paola Hill roundabout this afternoon. Their condition is not yet known. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul's Bay and a Toyota Yaris...

  • No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No one carrying a weapon will be allowed in Parliament, according to a letter sent to all Members of Parliament by the Clerk of the House. In the letter, clerk Raymond Scicluna wrote that the Speaker asked him to advise members that, as from...