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Abseiling 'false alarm' at Wied iz-Zurrieq

Policemen and an army patrol boat were deployed to Wied iz-Zurrieq this afternoon after reports that a man who had been abseiling down a cliff near the sea was missing. The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. People on the scene said a...

  • Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    Malta’s first IVF newborn from frozen egg is a boy

    A boy is the first Maltese baby born through in-vitro fertilisation using frozen eggs, St James Hospital said. The healthy child was born this week, nine months after the delicate procedure to thaw the eggs and fertilise them was conducted at the...

  • Video - AFM at Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Video - AFM at Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    The band of the Armed Forces of Malta has performed before hundreds of people in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Those present also included AFM commander Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, the chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gavin Gulia, and...

  • Discretion on ban of names is ‘very loose’

    Magistrates and judges are loosely using their discretion to ban publication of an accused person’s name or order a case to be heard behind closed doors, according to the dean of the University’s faculty of laws. “It is very subjective and is...

  • Abuse case priest barred from contact with minors

    Abuse case priest barred from contact with minors

    A Gozitan priest charged with defiling three girls has been banned by both the civil and Church authorities from contact with minors. The priest, who served as a religion teacher at a boys’ secondary school in Malta,was barred from entering...

  • Missing bag with €2,000 returned to owner

    Missing bag with €2,000 returned to owner

    A bag containing €2,000 in cash and a new iPad was lost on a Gozo Channel ferry but returned to its owner untouched shortly after. "There are still good people out there! There is hope!," Ina Pavlova said as she recounted her story. She said she...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that an abuse priest has been barred from contact with minors. The Malta Independent points out that Mr Justice Farrugia Sacco will escape impeachment...

  • Chamber warns higher cargo charges will harm competitiveness

    The Chamber of Commerce expressed concern and  disappointment today following news that the Valletta Gateway Terminal (VGT), had decided to raise cargo handling charges, applicable from September 1. The issue was first flagged by Transport Malta,...

  • Update 2 - Government, PN, react after boy, 3, slips out of Skolasajf

    Update 2 - Government, PN, react after boy, 3, slips out of Skolasajf

    A three-year-old boy who walked out of Skolasajf in Fgura was taken to a police station by a concerned woman, the police have confirmed. The incident happened earlier this week. The young boy slipped out from the primary school in Triq it-Taghlim...

  • Fearne inspects hospital catering service

    Fearne inspects hospital catering service

    Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne this morning carried out a surprise inspection of catering services at Mater Dei Hospital following a number of complaints. Dr Fearne inspected the food and service provided to patients in the wards. The...

  • Security officer punched over parking argument

    A man who took his pregnant wife to hospital for a scheduled medical check-up, punched a security guard who told him to move his car because it was parked illegally, a court heard. The incident happened at 9.30am today. The court heard that Josef...

  • Government to speed up payments to help companies doing business with Libya

    Government to speed up payments to help companies doing business with Libya

    The government is speeding up any payments due to Maltese businesses involved in Libya to help them in any cashflow problems which the current crisis may have caused, Economic Affairs Minister Chris Cardona said. Such businesses would also be...

  • Priest abuse case: Bishop says Church and civil law procedures followed; Police planning to appeal bail decision

    Priest abuse case: Bishop says Church and civil law procedures followed; Police planning to appeal bail decision

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said today that he had followed the protocols laid down by Church and Civil law in the case revealed yesterday of a priest who allegedly defiled three girls. In a brief statement, Mgr Grech said any case of sexual abuse of...

  • Saviour statue being restored

    Saviour statue being restored

    Restoration of the statue of Jesus the Saviour at the top of the hill overlooking Marsalforn started this morning and is expected to continue till October. An AFM helicopter this morning ferried scaffolding which will be set up around the...

  • Mintoff monument unveiling on December 11

    Mintoff monument unveiling on December 11

    A monument to former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff has been completed and will be unveiled in Cospicua on December 11, the Labour Party said. Cospicua was Mr Mintoff’s political stronghold, and December 11 was chosen for the inauguration because it...

  • Hoteliers want stable power supply, not tokens

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association said today that hoteliers needed a reliable power supply not financial tokens. It said that following last week's power outage it had meetings with Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi. MHRA President Matthew...

  • Fewer accidents at work

    The number of occupational accidents during the second quarter of this year decreased by 4.5 per cent when compared to the corresponding period in 2013, the statistics office said. 820 persons had a non-fatal accident at work between April and...

  • Attard now targeted by criminal code markings

    Attard now targeted by criminal code markings

    Attard could be the next target for professional criminals believed to be using coded markings - pencil marks or scratches - to identify houses for potential burglary. A similar system was noted in the Sliema-Swieqi area a couple of weeks ago when...

  • Five vocational subjects to be certified at Sec level

    Five vocational subjects to be certified at Sec level

    Five vocational subjects will be recognised by the Matsec board for the first time at Sec level from the new scholastic year, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo announced today. These subjects will be engineering, IT, agribusiness, health and...

  • Marsa Sports Club denies discrimination over bathing suit

    Marsa Sports Club denies discrimination over bathing suit

    The Marsa Sports Club Committee in a statement today denied any allegations and insinuations of racial and/or discrimination by the club. The club was referring to a story in Times of Malta where a Maltese Muslim woman who wore a full-body bathing...

  • University expedition to explore giant underwater cliff off Malta

    University  expedition to explore giant underwater cliff off Malta

    An international team of geologists  is to explore the Malta Escarpment, an underwater cliff that extends 250 km southwards from the eastern coast of Sicily towards the eastern coast of the Maltese Islands. In places, this cliff reaches a height...