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  • Call for offers for Dar Mattia Preti to be issued

    A call for offers is being issued by the government for Dar Mattia Preti, the former Manoel Guest House in Valletta, which is currently abandoned but which could have economic potential because of its cultural and historic value. Addressing a news...

  • Updated: Mcast seeks to put teachers' minds at rest

    (Adds Mcast statement) The teachers’ union is seeking answers about the proposed reform for Mcast. The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) wrote to the Education Minister today asking a series of questions, including whether the proposed reform was...

  • Updated - Weak concrete at Mater Dei Hospital: former CEO reserves right to take legal action

    Updated - Weak concrete at Mater Dei Hospital: former CEO reserves right to take legal action

    The former CEO of the Foundation for Medical Services has categorically rejected the “unfounded and malicious insinuations” being made by Health Minister Konrad Mizzi in his regard and reserved the right to take legal action. His statement came...

  • Building for young people with mental problems to open on Monday

    Building for young people with mental problems to open on Monday

    A refurbished building, off Mount Carmel Hospital, will open its doors for young people with mental health problems on Monday. The long called for makeover of the Young People’s Unit in Attard began in January and five young people will be moved...

  • Father and son charged with assault

    A man suffered a fractured temple after receiving blows with a wheel wrench during an argument in Qormi yesterday evening, the court heard today. Magistrate Charmaine Galea heard how yesterday's was the escalation of a long-term dispute which...

  • Jousting festival and renaissance market at Fort Rinella this weekend

    Jousting festival and renaissance market at Fort Rinella this weekend

    A jousting festival and renaissance market are being held this weekend at Fort Rinella in Kalkara. This event will depicting the glorious time of a knight's life against the backdrop of a violent and warlike world as commonly lived in many parts...

  • Nigerian woman uses fake documents to travel to Malta to meet friends

    A Nigerian woman living in an open centre in Italy came to Malta to meet her friends with a fake passport and a fake identity card and was apprehended as she was returning, a court heard this afternoon. Salametu Idris, 29, used the false documents...

  • Man pleads not guilty to stealing neighbour's furniture

    A 27-year-old man from Marsascala was today remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the theft of €30,000 worth of antique furniture from a house across the road from where he lived. Siro Falzon allegedly broke into the uninhabited...

  • Contractor cleared of assaulting former mayor

    Contractor cleared of assaulting former mayor

    A contractor who had been accused of assaulting former Paola mayor Domenic Grima has been cleared of the charges after a court ruled that there was no evidence that the assault really took place. Carmel Dimech, 59, of Zebbug, was cleared of...

  • Jesuits join chorus of protesters against use of pristine land for university

    Jesuits join chorus of protesters against use of pristine land for university

    The Jesuits in Malta today joined the growing chorus against the use of pristine agricultural land for the development of a university and said they applauded “this rising ecological consciousness that is capable of breathing new life into Malta’s...

  • Labour MPs expected to cross swords on Xarabank

    Labour MPs expected to cross swords on Xarabank

    Fireworks are expected this evening as Labour MPs Marlene Farrugia and Deborah Schembri meet on TVM's programme Xarabank, only days after their heated exchanges in Parliament when Dr Farrugia reiterated her vociferous opposition to the site chosen...

  • Dairy producers take government to court over slashed aid

    Dairy producers take government to court over slashed aid

    A group of dairy producers and their spouses have filed a court case against the government after they learnt that amounts they had been contractually promised to upgrade their farms had been slashed.  The farmers had proceeded to upgrade their...

  • Prisoners' children should have equal opportunities to thrive - President

    Prisoners' children should have equal opportunities to thrive - President

    EU states should learn from each other and exchange good practice, so that  prisoners' children would have equal opportunities to thrive, no matter where they lived, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said. She was making the keynote speech at...

  • Jet2 lands in Malta

    Jet2 lands in Malta

    British leisure operator Jet2.com and Jet2holidays landed in Malta International Airport for the first time yesterday evening. Jet2.com, whose first aircraft arrived from Newcastle, will be operating low fare flights and package holidays from East...

  • New Apostolic Nuncio appointed

    New Apostolic Nuncio appointed

    Pope Francis has appointed Mgr Mario Roberto Cassari, titular Archbishop of Toronto and currently Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Malta. The post of Apostolic Nuncio to...

  • Unemployment down

    The number of people registering for work last month stood at 5,568, 1,723 less than in the same month last year. The National Statistics Office said decreases in registered unemployment were recorded among all age groups. The largest decrease was...

  • US ambassador takes part in AFM simulation exercise

    US ambassador takes part in AFM simulation exercise

    US ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley was tended to by soldiers after she was ‘injured’ this morning during an Armed Forces of Malta simulation of emergency medical response. The exercise took place at the AFM’s Maritime Squadron in Haywharf...

  • Zonqor project: Stop taking people for a ride, Simon Busuttil tells PM

    Zonqor project: Stop taking people for a ride, Simon Busuttil tells PM

    Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil this morning called on the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to stop taking people for a ride on the Zonqor project and to be clear about his intentions. "Every time he speaks on this project he changes his tune...

  • Historian Godfrey Wettinger passes away

    Historian Godfrey Wettinger passes away

    Historian Godrey Wettinger, who together with Fr Mikiel Fsadni discovered Malta’s oldest piece of literature, Il-Kantilena, in September 1966, died, aged 85. Born in Mosta, Prof. Wettinger was a founding member and past editor of Melita Historica,...

  • Updated: V18's Jason Micallef says PBS CEO should resign following Malta's 'abysmal' Eurovision showing

    Updated: V18's Jason Micallef says PBS CEO should resign following Malta's 'abysmal' Eurovision showing

    Public Broadcasting Services CEO Anton Attard should resign immediately after Malta’s “abysmal” showing in yesterday’s Eurovision semi-final, according to V18 chief Jason Micallef. “He has to shoulder the responsibility for this result. This was...