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  • 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.    

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and The Malta Independent report that Air Malta and other airlines have made two-crew in cockpit mandatory. Times of Malta also reports how a surplus had pushed...

  • Air Malta brings in two-in-cockpit rule

    Air Malta brings in two-in-cockpit rule

    A co-pilot’s decision to deliberately fly a German jetliner into the French Alps, killing 150 people, has prompted Air Malta to make it compulsory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The national carrier’s move followed the...

  • Surplus pushes national debt down

    Official figures showing a €49.7m surplus in public finances during the first two months of the year were yesterday hailed by the government as evidence of its successful battle to reduce the national debt. The government noted this was the fifth...

  • Toni Abela fined for contempt of court

    Toni Abela fined for contempt of court

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela was yesterday fined €100 for contempt of court after he failed to appear in court to defend his client in drug-related charges. When the woman’s case was called, she told Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras that her...

  • Places: Design & Living is published tomorrow

    The third issue of Places: Design & Living, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, moves overseas for the first time, featuring exotic holiday homes, discovering the inner style of hip cities and showcasing the result of artistic...

  • P. Cutajar launches foundation

    An independent foundation to support local charitable and cultural initiatives has been launched by P. Cutajar & Co. Ltd, which is calling on the public to submit causes worthy of support. Chaired by corporate lawyer Gege Vella, the P. Cutajar...

  • Catch costs fisherman €20,000

    The master of an Italian fishing vessel was yesterday fined €20,000 after admitting to illegally fishing in Maltese waters. Leone Gassi, 47, from Foggia, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras to fishing in Maltese waters without...

  • Erin Tanti’s injuries compatible with fall

    Erin Tanti’s injuries compatible with fall

    Multiple rib fractures, a perforated and collapsed lung and a bruised liver were among the injuries sustained by the drama teacher charged with murdering the teenage student he was dating, a court heard yesterday. Doctors say Erin Tanti, 24, had...