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  • Bus operator backs ban on heavy vehicles in rush hour

    Bus operator backs ban on heavy vehicles in rush hour

    Banning garbage collection and delivery vans during the morning rush hour could help ease “complicated” traffic problems, according to Spanish-owned Malta Public Transport, the company running the bus service. “There is no European city like Malta...

  • ECHR judges dissent on embryo comments - 'embryos cannot be reduced to constituent parts of anyone else’s identity'

    ECHR judges dissent on embryo comments - 'embryos cannot be reduced to constituent parts of anyone else’s identity'

    European Court of Human Rights comments on private life were deemed an “unacceptable pronouncement on the status of the human embryo” by five of its judges, including Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent De Gaetano. In a joint partly dissenting opinion,...

  • MUT disappointed by proposal for early school hours to ease traffic - Minister says classes will start as usual

    MUT disappointed by proposal for early school hours to ease traffic - Minister says classes will start as usual

    Updated - Adds reaction by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo below - The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) said today it was very disappointed with a White Paper proposal for schools to open earlier as a means to reduce traffic congestion. "The MUT...

  • Hunting contributes €32.4 million to the economy

    Hunting contributes €32.4 million to the economy

    Hunting may be a controversial pastime but it contributes at least €32.4 million a year to the economy, according to economist Mark Bonello. The figure, based on the average annual expenditure to maintain the hobby, equates to almost €2,300 per...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that hunting contributes €32 million to the economy.  l-orizzont says the former government dragged its feet on a scheme to promote waste recycling. The...

  • Domestic violence reports most common after theft

    Domestic violence reports most common after theft

    As studies surface that victims lack confidence in the police, officers are being trained to deal with such abuse. Sarah Carabott sought to find out what are the challenges service providers face on a daily basis. Switching from filing reports of...

  • St Julian's feast celebrated with gostra and hunting traditions

    St Julian's feast celebrated with gostra and hunting traditions

    Spectators lined the beach in St Julians this evening to watch the traditional ġostra, which sees competitors run up a 65-foot long lard-covered pole. The tradition, which dates back to the 1800s, forms an integral part of the feast of St...

  • Woman seriously injured in horse race accident

    Woman seriously injured in horse race accident

    A 37-year-old woman from Marsa was grievously injured this afternoon when she was hit by a horse during races in Triq L-Imġarr, Għajnsielem. She is not in a critical condition. The accident happened at 5.30pm. The races were part of Ghajnsielem...

  • Times of Malta photographer Matthew Mirabelli completes Ironman challenge

    Times of Malta photographer Matthew Mirabelli completes Ironman challenge

    The Times of Malta’s photographer Matthew Mirabelli this evening achieved his childhood dream of becoming an Ironman after completing the Ironman Vichy challenge in France in 11 hours 44 minutes. The triathlon challenge involved a 3.8-kilometre...

  • SDM opposes proposed earlier school hours

    Although school hours had a relative impact on traffic congestion, there were wider issues evident by the continuation of the problem in summer that needed to be targeted before implementing any rush decisions, Studenti Demokristjani Maltin said...

  • Fire fighters fight blaze at Birżebbuġa garage

    Fire fighters fight blaze at Birżebbuġa garage

    Civil Protection personnel from the Hal Far fire station were out in full force early this morning to fight a blaze in a basement garage in Birżebbuġa. No one was injured but most of the contents in the garage were destroyed.  

  • Eddie Fenech Adami discharged from hospital

    Eddie Fenech Adami discharged from hospital

    Former President and prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami has been discharged from hospital where he was kept for observation after suffering a minor heart attack yesterday afternoon. Dr Fenech Adami, 81, was admitted to hospital after temporarily...

  • Senglea man charged with theft

    A 34-year-old man from Senglea was this afternoon remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to theft. Christopher Scerri was charged with stealing a number of items from a residence in Kalkara and with attempting another theft from a...

  • Cardona aide on hotel board

    Cardona aide on hotel board

    A ministry chief of staff has been appointed as a State representative on the board of directors of a four-star hotel owned by a Maltese-Libyan joint venture. Mario Azzopardi, who also owns a boutique in Birkirkara, was nominated as a director of...

  • Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Carmelo Grech could be deported to Malta rather than having to face smuggling charges in a Libyan court, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In the latest twist in Mr Grech’s case, it is understood that he faces the possibility of...

  • How €6 brought a fish meal... and memories flooding back

    How €6 brought a fish meal... and memories flooding back

    Malta holds a special place in the heart of the woman who co-wrote Tom Jones’s chart topper Delilah. Sarah Carabott spoke to Sylvan Mason after a chance restaurant visit reacquainted her with friends she had not seen for many years. “Malta is my...

  • Joseph Muscat critical of PN’s maths and geography

    Joseph Muscat critical of PN’s maths and geography

    Maths and geography are not the Opposition’s strength the Prime Minister said in a dig at criticism over fuel prices and a phantom visit to North Korea. Joseph Muscat accused the Opposition of being short-sighted in its criticism on fuel prices...

  • Simon Busuttil calls on government to publish inquiry report on Gaffarena's Valletta property deal

    Simon Busuttil calls on government to publish inquiry report on Gaffarena's Valletta property deal

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning urged the Prime Ministry to publish the findings of a government inquiry on the controversial €1.65 million expropriation deal for half a property in Old Mint Street in Valletta. Last June the Internal...

  • Review of system due after 100 families ignore truancy

    Review of system due after 100 families ignore truancy

    Not one of the 100 families issued with a final warning to pay their outstanding truancy fines or face legal action has complied with the order, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The situation, however, has prompted the government to review...

  • Why Jean is a source of inspiration for her friends

    Why Jean is a source of inspiration for her friends

    A positive outlook on life and an eagerness to not let her disability deter her ambitions make Jeanesse Abela, a 38-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, a source of inspiration for her many friends on Facebook. Ms Abela recently shared her bucket...