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  • Montekristo on 24-hour watch after site illegalities

    The Montekristo estate has been placed on round-the-clock police watch after its owner, Charles Polidano, known as iċ-Ċaqnu, was found to have carried on with illegalities at the site, breaching yet another agreement. Two police officers had...

  • Malta’s sister act are Eurovision hopefuls

    Malta’s sister act are Eurovision hopefuls

    The Eurovision Song Contest has had its fair share of unusual entries – from bearded ladies to heavy metal ghouls – and Malta could be next, as a group of singing nuns vie to represent the country in Austria next year. Six Ursuline sisters, who...

  • Hotel owners take action against Land Department

    Hotel owners take action against Land Department

    The owners of Marsalforn’s Calypso Hotel have taken the Land Department to court over the unauthorised sale of part of their property to third parties, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The issue concerns a long-drawn-out saga over Triq...

  • Karmenu Vella tells MEPs that he voted for the EU

    Karmenu Vella tells MEPs that he voted for the EU

    European Commissioner-designate Karmenu Vella said he voted in favour of Malta joining the European Union in the 2003 referendum, despite being quoted on record saying that EU membership was not the best option for the country. The former Labour...

  • ‘A&E can’t take weight of extra floors’

    ‘A&E can’t take weight of extra floors’

    A multinational engineering firm is advising the government against building two additional floors on Mater Dei Hospital’s accident and emergency department because of weak structures. Following initial discussions, Arup, an independent firm based...

  • Three charged hunters have criminal records

    Three charged hunters have criminal records

    Three of the 10 hunters charged in court last Tuesday had prior convictions for hunting violations, according to the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. The 10 hunters were arraigned following an illegal protest in Valletta last Sunday and an...

  • Following a rocky road to friendship

    Following a rocky road to friendship

    A “weak character” more inclined to curry favour is how Prime Minister Dom Mintoff described then Archbishop Ġużeppi Mercieca at the height of their frosty relations in 1980. Mr Mintoff had made his disdain for the Church’s choice of Mgr Mercieca...

  • Archbishop Emeritus’s memoirs launched

    Archbishop Emeritus’s memoirs launched

    A “cheeky” pupil from Cospicua once asked Archbishop Emeritus Ġużeppi Mercieca if he’d ever had a girlfriend. “He told her he did, but it was before he entered the seminary,” President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud Bonnici told an amused audience...

  • ‘Careless’ worker gets €10,000 for unfair dismissal

    ‘Careless’ worker gets €10,000 for unfair dismissal

    A man with a history of warnings over misbehaviour at work has won €10,000 in compensation from his former employer, which was condemned by a tribunal for resorting to dismissal, termed “capital punishment” in industrial relations. Stephen...

  • Times Talk returns with the hunting controversy

    Times Talk returns with the hunting controversy

    News discussion programme Times Talk will return live on TVM on Tuesday to discuss the hunting season suspension. Times of Malta’s weekly TV programme will go on air every Tuesday on TVM at 6.45pm, with repeats on Wednesday on TVM at 8.30am and...

  • Attard has photographic memories for royal guest

    Attard has photographic memories for royal guest

    When veteran photographer Frank Attard took a photo of four-year-old Prince Charles in 1953, little did he know he would be showing it to the Prince of Wales’s son, William, more than 60 years later. When Mr Attard, 86, was invited to a reception...

  • Government won’t name Independence VVIPs

    Government won’t name Independence VVIPs

    The government is refusing to provide the names of guests who were invited into the VVIP area at a reception at the Upper Barrakka Gardens during last weekend’s Independence celebrations, citing data protection issues. The request for the list of...

  • Man denies using child porn sites

    A 38-year-old man has denied charges of accessing child pornography sites. The court, presided over by Magistrate Miriam Hayman, heard the police had seized the computer of Geoffrey Chetcuti from Qrendi in the search for evidence. The magistrate...

  • Migrant ‘hit with a pipe’

    A Libyan national was yesterday charged with seriously injuring another migrant during a fight at the Ħal Far open centre on Friday night. Hassan Ibrahim Amer, 31, denied threatening then hitting the victim with a metal pipe, causing serious...

  • Jail threat for police abuse

    A man who was charged with threatening police officers and disobeying their orders was yesterday warned by a magistrate that his foolish acts could land him in jail with a €5,000 fine. The court heard a brawl broke out outside a bar in Birżebbuġa...

  • US help for migration

    The United States will continue helping Malta to resettle migrants, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil was told during a meeting with US State Department officials yesterday. The US has already resettled 2,000 people from Malta.

  • Migrants may be sent to their death

    Migrants may be sent to their death

    Hundreds of asylum seekers could be sent to their deaths should the Italian Mare Nostrum rescue mission be replaced by an operation by the EU’s border agency, security analysts have warned. “We have noticed that smugglers are sending migrants on...

  • Air show thrills thousands

    Air show thrills thousands

    Grey skies failed to put a dampener on the airX Malta International Air Show yesterday as thousands watched Europe’s best aerobatic pilots give a stunning air display. Running into its 22th edition, the air show saw many take up strategic points,...

  • Shepherd wants vet investigated, fired

    Shepherd wants vet investigated, fired

    A Gozitan farmer who is appealing a court decision to stop the slaughter of 220 unregistered sheep has insisted the authorities take criminal action against a government veterinary surgeon whom he claims committed perjury. Shepherd Gianni Attard...

  • Malta's singing nuns aim for Eurovision

    Malta's singing nuns aim for Eurovision

    A group of six Ursuline nuns will be singing a catchy pop tune Philip Vella wrote and composed about their experiences raising abandoned children at the Sliema crèche at this year's Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The nuns' song 'Love and Let Go'...