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  • PN accuses Prime Minister of lying as Joseph Muscat says Giovanna Debono's case 'just the tip of the iceberg'

    PN accuses Prime Minister of lying as Joseph Muscat says Giovanna Debono's case 'just the tip of the iceberg'

    The Prime Minister this morning forged ahead with his attack on the Opposition for failing to take action about allegations of abuse involving former minister Giovanna Debono’s husband saying the Nationalist Party had been aware of the claims for...

  • Redeemer statue is ‘unstable’

    Redeemer statue is ‘unstable’

    Hundreds walked behind Christ the Redeemer in Senglea two weeks ago as part of the penitentiary pilgrimage led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna, and more will accompany the 300-year-old statue on Friday when it joins the traditional Good Friday...

  • Nationalist Party sets up office for political discrimination complaints

    Nationalist Party sets up office for political discrimination complaints

    The Nationalist Party has set up an office to receive complaints of political discrimination on which a future government would act, party leader Simon Busuttil has said. He was speaking at Mosta this morning during an activity held as part of the...

  • 100 years of aviation history celebrated with flypast

    100 years of aviation history celebrated with flypast

    The Maltese islands celebrated 100 years of aviation today with a flypast organised by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Malta, the Tourism Ministry and Transport Malta. The flypast was originally planned to take place in February. The...

  • Traditional processions mark Palm Sunday

    Traditional processions mark Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday processions were held around the Catholic world today including in Malta. The processions recall the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, preceding his arrest and crucifixion. The account of the passion was also read during Mass.

  • Daniel Holmes preparing case against Malta

    Daniel Holmes preparing case against Malta

    Imprisoned Welshman Daniel Holmes is in the process of filing a case against Malta in the European Court of Human Rights, attacking not only the lengthy proceedings but also what he believes is an excessive punishment. Mr Holmes is currently...

  • Judge has record pending civil cases

    Judge has record pending civil cases

    There are 366 civil cases in court that have been waiting for judgment for more than a year and 60 per cent of these are presided over by one judge. Figures obtained by The Sunday Times of Malta show that Mr Justice Joseph R. Micallef has 219...

  • Former Żebbuġ mayor will be ‘trusted’ Addolorata manager

    Former Żebbuġ mayor will be ‘trusted’ Addolorata manager

    Former Żebbuġ mayor Brian Bonnici has been recruited by the government to manage Addolorata cemetery on a position of trust basis without a call for applications,The SundayTimes of Malta has learnt. When contacted,Mr Bonnici confirmed that he has...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta reports how a girl, 13, lied that her grandfather raped her. It also reports how there are 366 civil cases awaiting sentence in court, 60 per cent...

  • Girl, 13, lies about rape by grandpa

    Girl, 13, lies about rape by grandpa

    A teenage girl made up a story that her grandfather raped her several times to get back at her father and his family, a court has found, finally bringing to an end the pensioner’s three-year ordeal. The man, now 68, was cleared of charges of...

  • Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    The choice facing the Maltese public in the spring hunting referendum is whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past, according to the No campaign. Speaking during an outreach activity in Valletta this afternoon, Shout campaign spokesman...

  • Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    (Adds Simon Busuttil's statement) John Dalli was free to continue living a lie if he so wanted "but he should not draw  me into his lies", Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. He was reacting to a statement issued earlier this...

  • Upgraded playground in Siggiewi to be renamed in honour of cartoonist Nalizpelra

    The Siggiewi council has filed an application with the planning authority to upgrade the playground at Triq it-Tabib Nikol Zammit and rename it Nalizpelra Playground, in remembrance of Times of Malta cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò. Mr Tanti Burlo...

  • Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    A ‘Yes’ vote for spring hunting is a positive choice in favour of mutual respect and tolerance, Yes campaign spokeswoman Kathleen Grima said this morning. Speaking during a public dialogue organised by the Yes campaign in Birkirkara, Dr Grima said...

  • PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    The Nationalist Party has challenged the Prime Minister to extend the investigation on the use of public officials and products for private work in Gozo beyond March 2013. PN general secretary Chris Said said there were allegations that the...

  • St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II, the new 200-bed state-of-the-art private hospital to be built at Smart City in Xgħajra, should be open in 2017. The €100 million private investment, through a new investment company with Maltese and Italian interests, will include...

  • National film policy to be drawn up

    National film policy to be drawn up

    A new consultative council to draft a national film policy has been appointed by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis. The council will represent 12 organisations including PBS, Malta Tourism Authority, University of Malta, Malta College of...

  • €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    A total of €43 million is being spent on 28 educational projects, most of which would be finished or will be finalised in summer, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a site visit to Rabat's Secondary School. The sum, which did not...

  • Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Leah Xuereb, the bubbly six-year-old girl who stole the heart of the Maltese nation as she fought cancer, succumbed to the disease at 6.30am at her home in Ghajnsielem. Puttinu Cares said her death was peaceful and expected. Leah’s mother, Zhana,...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From the installation of a new archbishop to Roman army re-enactments, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.