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  • Hand-reared bird returned to the wild by BirdLife

    Hand-reared bird returned to the wild by BirdLife

    BirdLife Malta has successfully released one of two hand-reared Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija) chicks that were found astray from their nests. Carmel, as the bird was called, was released in a nest box at a secure location at one of the Yelkouan...

  • David Thake's daughter tells PM, Bedingfield: Leave me alone

    David Thake's daughter tells PM, Bedingfield: Leave me alone

    Rachel Thake, daughter of Radio 101 commentator David Thake and Nationalist general secretary Rosette Thake has written an open letter to the prime minister and Labour blogger Glenn Bedingfield, telling them not to involve her in their attacks. Ms...

  • IHI announces €55 million secured bond issue

    IHI announces €55 million secured bond issue

    International Hotel Investments, operators of the Corinthia chain, has announced the issue of a €55 million secured bond following approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority. The bonds carry an interest rate of four per cent and are...

  • Watch: American University of Malta gets accreditation at last

    Watch: American University of Malta gets accreditation at last

    Updated with government statement at 5.45pm The American University of Malta has been officially accredited as such by the National Commission for Higher Education. Commission chairman Martin Scicluna said the AUM has been licensed to offer...

  • PN urges government to publish hospital privatisation contracts after 'weak' explanations

    PN urges government to publish hospital privatisation contracts after 'weak' explanations

    The Nationalist Party has again called on the government to publish all contracts related to the privatisation of government hospitals. In a statement, the party referred to media reports, particularly in Times of Malta, and said government...

  • CV for police CEO unclear, except for ‘can-do attitude’

    CV for police CEO unclear, except for ‘can-do attitude’

    A call for applications for the post of police CEO does not make it clear whether any qualifications or past experience are required. No mention of any specific academic qualifications are mentioned in the call, nor does it say whether applicants...

  • Malta among just five countries which give LGBT people equal constitutional rights

    Malta among just five countries which give LGBT people equal constitutional rights

    Only five countries in the world have given lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people equal constitutional rights, global research shows, with most countries failing to protect the community from widespread discrimination and...

  • Toyota importer to contact owners about recall - small number of cars involved

    Toyota importer to contact owners about recall - small number of cars involved

    Toyota importers Michael Debono Ltd said today that it will be contacting clients affected by a recall of several models, announced by the parent company yesterday.  All recall work will be carried out free of charge.  Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp...

  • Facade of historic Rabat church to be restored

    Facade of historic Rabat church to be restored

    Restoration of the façade of the church dedicated to St Mark in Rabat has been given the go-ahead by the Planning Authority. The works will include the removal of all metal inserts, dead cables and cement renders and address the deterioration of...

  • PA decision on Mriehel towers postponed after court upholds request by NGOs

    PA decision on Mriehel towers postponed after court upholds request by NGOs

    The Planning Authority's Planning Board has postponed a decision on the building of four towers at Mriehel after a court this morning accepted a request by environment NGOs to issue a temporary warrant to stop the process. The PA's Planning Board...

  • University to receive title of ownership of Old University Building - national pool handed to government

    University to receive title of ownership of Old University Building - national pool handed to government

    The University of Malta is to formally receive the title of ownership of the property known as the Old University Building in Valletta and will instead hand the government the Tal-Qroqq land on which the national pool was built. A memorandum of...

  • 11.9% of doctors received requests for euthanasia, study shows

    11.9% of doctors received requests for euthanasia, study shows

    Just under 12 per cent of doctors have reported receiving requests for euthanasia, a survey published in the Malta Medical Journal shows. It also shows that half of the doctors surveyed agreed to intensifying analgesia (painkillers) at the end of...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top headlines in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that the Maltese people are among those most likely to believe antibiotics should be used to treat sick farm animals, despite EU regulations and reports of...

  • Planning Authority seals off Gaffarena villa

    Planning Authority seals off Gaffarena villa

    The Planning Authority has sealed off a large villa outside the development zone in Żebbuġ, which for years was used by Mark Gaffarena as a residence, although no permits have ever been issued for the structure or its use. An enforcement notice on...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - June 29

    Editor's choice of your photos - June 29

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. The photos should preferably be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. They will be cropped adequately...

  • NGO application could halt development of Wied Garnaw home

    NGO application could halt development of Wied Garnaw home

    The construction of an old people’s home on ODZ land at Wied Garnaw could be halted if an application filed by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar to declare the site public domain is approved. The environment NGO said the request was made in submissions...

  • Leo Brincat hearing in September

    Leo Brincat hearing in September

    Leo Brincat's European Parliament hearing in connection with his nomination for the European Court of Auditors is likely to be held on September 5, according to sources in the European Parliament. Mr Brincat was set to face a parliament committee...

  • Half of Maltese still use antibiotics when they're not needed

    Half of Maltese still use antibiotics when they're not needed

    The Maltese show the EU’s sharpest drop in unnecessary antibiotic use but are still the most likely to take them when they do not need to, a new study has found. A review of Europeans’ antimicrobial resistance published by the European Commission...

  • Mnarja festivities in full swing in Buskett

    Mnarja festivities in full swing in Buskett

    The yearly Mnarja festivities held during today's feast of St Peter and St Paul are in full swing in Buskett.  Activities began yesterday evening and will go on till later today. Events included folk singing (għana), animal and vegetable shows -...

  • Sex with 16-year-old lands man in court

    A Belgian man was today sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for three years after admitting to participating in sexual activities and defiling a 16-year-old German girl. The incident happened last night in St Julian’s. Kionga Dimonika,...