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  • Baħrija residents to get adequate drainage system

    The government is investing €3.5 million from cohesion funds for Baħrija residents to get an adequate drainage system, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Ian Borg said today. The project will be carried out by the Water Services...

  • Holy oils blessed

    Holy oils that will be used in the celebration of the sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders were blessed by Archbishop Paul Cremona this morning during a ceremony at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The Archbishop...

  • Deep Water Quay area to be closed off

    The Deep Water Quay area which is currently used as a car park shall be closed off as from Monday due to works in conjunction with Deep Water Quay Project, Transport Malta said. No cars or persons would be allowed to access this area as from Sunday.

  • Right for good public administration should be enshrined in Constitution - Ombudsman

    The right for good public administration should be enshrined in the Constitution, Ombudsman Joseph Said Pullicino said this morning. Speaking during a courtesy call on President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Judge Said Pullicino emphasised that any...

  • Road closure

    Triq San Pawl in St Paul’s Bay will be closed for traffic on Saturday between 7am and 5pm, Transport Malta said. All vehicular traffic will be diverted through Dawret San Pawl il-Bahar. A shuttle service will be operable in view of the suspension...

  • L-Istrina exemption miffs commissioner

    It may generate a feel-good factor but the charity telethon l-Istrina was a cause of disquiet for the Voluntary Organisations Commissioner. In his forward to last year’s annual report, Kenneth Wain expressed concern over the blanket exemption...

  • Christ at Mount Carmel

    Alan Fenech plays Jesus during a live performance of the Passion of Jesus Christ last night, which featured some of Malta’s most established actors. For the second time, the Mount Carmel Hospital Community Theatre, in collaboration with Vermiglio...

  • More people travel to Gozo in first three months of year

    Sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases with 895,824 commuters travelling between Malta and Gozo in the first quarter, 10 per cent more than in the same period last year. The National Statistics Office said the sharp increase...

  • Gaia calls on MEP candidates to endorse geo engineering petition

    The Gaia Foundation is calling upon Maltese MEP candidates to endorse a Europe-wide petition to investigate and regulate geo (climate) engineering, which has now been accepted by the European Parliament’s Committee of Petitions. Gaia called on the...

  • Stagger penalties for drug use, suggests commission

    The national drug commission is against the drug decriminalisation policy being implied by the Prime Minister and believes a staggered penalty system should be introduced, Times of Malta has learnt. On Tuesday, Joseph Muscat said the system of...

  • Mountaineers have summit to do

    After 12 days on the road, the Everest 14 team has finally approached base camp, the first step of their arduous journey to become the first Maltese to summit the mountain from the north ridge route in Tibet. The team is made up of expert...

  • We had no choice but to abstain - Simon Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil is insisting that the decision to abstain on the Civil Unions Bill was the only available option in the circumstances and refutes the charge that the PN was not bold enough to take a stand. In an interview with...

  • Mepa: over 8,000 cases awaiting enforcement

    The planning authority has a backlog of more than 8,000 pending enforcement cases, some dating back to the early 1990s, on which no action has yet been taken. The figure emerged as Times of Malta was enquiring about a squatter who has been...

  • EU Mediterranean states agree on irregular migration declaration

    EU Mediterraean states ministers have agreed on a declaration on irregular migration which emphasises solidarity, the fair distribution of responsibility for migrants, relocation and repatriation of those refused asylum. The declaration was...

  • Delay in skin cancer diagnosis costs lives

    About one in six people with melanoma were diagnosed too late, leading to the deaths of 118 people in Malta and Gozo over two decades. The surgical removal of this form of skin cancer, caught in the early stages, leads to a survival rate of 90 to...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says it emerged in court that in criminal cases, the Attorney General Office not only conducts the prosecution but also pays for the defence when legal...

  • Opposition MPs cause an uproar

    There was a brief uproar in Parliament yesterday when Opposition MP Chris Said and others demanded the Speaker take action against Gozo Minister Anton Refalo. Dr Refalo had claimed that Nationalist MPs had been known to make sworn statements...

  • Mangion sworn in to Parliament after a year’s absence

    Charles Mangion, who was re-elected to Parliament in a casual election to fill the seat vacated by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, yesterday took the oath of allegiance. He also took part in the debate on second reading of the Investment...

  • Mepa: over 8,000 cases awaiting enforcement

    The planning authority has a backlog of more than 8,000 pending enforcement cases, some dating back to the early 1990s, on which no action has yet been taken. The figure emerged as Times of Malta was enquiring about a squatter who has been...

  • Stagger penalties for drug use, suggests commission

    The national drug commission is against the drug decriminalisation policy being implied by the Prime Minister and believes a staggered penalty system should be introduced, Times of Malta has learnt. On Tuesday, Joseph Muscat said the system of...

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