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  • Government using economic figures to deceive people - Nationalist Party

    Malta’s unemployment rate has been among the lowest in the European Union for a number of years and it remained stable only because the government employed 2,000 people in the civil service in the past year, the Nationalist Party said. It said in...

  • Woman critical after accident

    Woman critical after accident

    A 79-year-old woman from Marsaxlokk is in a critical condition following a traffic accident in Triq iż-Żejtun, Marsaxlokk at 8.30am. The woman was driving a Fiat towards Marsaxlokk when she crashed into a parked Toyota. She was taken to Mater Dei...

  • Valletta International Visual Arts Festival inaugurated

    Valletta International Visual Arts Festival inaugurated

    Viva - the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2014 was inaugurated today with the unveiling of Żieme by Austin Camilleri, Power Exchange by JP Azzopardi and Michael Camilleri, and Genesis by Victor Agius. Opening the festival, Culture...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From the traditional 'gostra' game to the world's first privately-funded migrant rescue mission, as well as the ice bucket challenge and action from football's Premier League - A selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by...

  • Updated: Cancellation of local elections 'playing around with democracy' - Nationalist Party

    Updated: Cancellation of local elections 'playing around with democracy' - Nationalist Party

    The 2015 and 2017 elections should go ahead as scheduled while a consultation process on how local councils could be strengthened and improved should get underway, the Nationalist Party said this morning. General secretary Chris Said told a news...

  • Blood drive in aid of Lifecycle Challenge

    Blood drive in aid of Lifecycle Challenge

    Blood is being donated at the Blood Donation Centre in Guardamangia up to 6pm today in aid of the Lifecycle Challenge. During the event, cakes and pastries are being sold to collect funds for the challenge. One can also register to become an organ...

  • Angelina Jolie spotted in Gozo working on new film

    Angelina Jolie spotted in Gozo working on new film

    Angelina Jolie was spotted in Mġarr ix-Xini, Gozo, yesterday, just days after she tied the knot with Brad Pitt in France. Ms Jolie is in Gozo for the filming of By The Sea, her first film with her husband since they starred together in Mr and Mrs...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a court heard yesterday that the death of a vegetable hawker from a heart attack while having sex with a prostitute led to the discovery of a...

  • 'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    Christina Betke, the woman who was controversially taken to court for dancing in a bikini during a Sliema band march, has produced a shirt highlighting the episode and its coverage on Times of Malta. Betke, a fashion designer, was kept overnight...

  • Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    A couple and a family escaped uninjured when their vehicles overturned in separate incidents near Manikata this afternoon. In the first incident, a  woman and three children were not hurt other than a few bruises when their van left the road,...

  • The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    Many raised questions this morning as to why a statue of a horse, installed at City Gate last night, only has three legs, and it is called Zieme, not Ziemel (horse). The 4m work Austin Camilleri is meant to convey a message on power and politics,...

  • Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    A number of persons were arrested this afternoon after a big police raid on a number of stables in Marsa yielded heroin, cocaine and cannabis resin. The police said the raid was carried out after weeks of observation and investigation of drug...

  • Postponment of council elections is attempt to discourage voters from voting in hunting referendum - Birdlife

    Postponment of council elections is attempt to discourage voters from voting in hunting referendum - Birdlife

    Birdlife Malta said today that the government’s plan to postpone local council elections was a  clear attempt to discourage voters from voting in the referendum to stop spring hunting. It asked if democracy was the price for appeasing hunters. In...

  • Apartment owner testifies in Gzira brothel case

    Apartment owner testifies in Gzira brothel case

    The police first learnt of a case where a 60-year-old woman, Theresa Cutajar and her husband, Emleti Saad 25, were running a brothel when the owner of the property in Gzira received a phone call that a man had died inside, a court was told...

  • Strada Stretta to become 'red' once more

    Strada Stretta to become 'red' once more

    Valletta’s former red light district will glow crimson once again, during a street festival celebrating its infamous heritage. Organised by a group of 12 businesses situated along the narrow Strait Street, the Stretta Festival will see the area...

  • Directors say they reported €6m shortfall in clients' assets to MFSA, police

    Directors say they reported €6m shortfall in clients' assets to MFSA, police

    Two of the directors of Malta Cross Financial Services Ltd, Stephen Spiteri and Robert Cutajar, said today that another director had admitted to them that there was an undeclared €6m shortfall in clients' assets, and they immediately notified the...

  • Underground car park in Cospicua

    The government on Tuesday will issue a call for the development and operation of a car park beneath Sta Margherita Square in Cospicua. The Infrastructure Ministry said this underground car park had also been promised by the former government, in...

  • Golfer convicted of handling stolen property

    Golfer convicted of handling stolen property

    A 72-year-old man was been conditionally discharged for two years after being convicted of handling stolen property - an electric golf trolley belonging to a member of the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa. Alfred Brown, a Briton resident in...

  • Fearne seeking agreement to ban advertising of breast milk substitutes

    Fearne seeking agreement to ban advertising of breast milk substitutes

    The government is hoping to reach an amicable agreement with private industry to stop promoting breast milk substitutes (formula and food) for mothers of babies below six months of age, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne...

  • Language school offers places for refugees

    Language school offers places for refugees

    An English language school is offering places on its courses to a minimum of 18 refugees in a pilot project announced today. The initiative, by Elanguest school, was welcomed by Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia and Education Minister...