Advert

National

  • President underscores multi-culturalism, warns of dangerous ideology threatening unity

    President underscores multi-culturalism, warns of dangerous ideology threatening unity

    The President warned this morning that a dangerous ideology was threatening the vision of a united, inclusive country as she urged MPs and leaders of society not to give in to the threat. “I dream of and believe in a confident and inclusive...

  • Are silent fireworks the answer?

    Are silent fireworks the answer?

    For fireworks enthusiasts, the lights and sounds of a beautiful display all go hand in hand – but for the sick and elderly, young children and pet owners, the persistent thud of nearby petards is more menace than marvel. Now, a radical solution to...

  • Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist Waynelin Baldacchino took this picture of what remains of his motorcycle after a collision in Qormi yesterday afternoon. He said he thanked God that he was alive and only slightly hurt. The accident was allegedly caused when a van...

  • Malta newspaper review

    Malta newspaper review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta and l-orizzont lead with the news yesterday that a Maltese man was infected by the Zika virus. Times of Malta also reports that thousands of migrants are being...

  • Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Some €1000 in cash are believed to have been stolen last night in a hold-up from a convenience shop in Rue d'Argens, Msida. The hold-up took place shortly after 9.30p.m. and involved two hooded men, one of them armed with a firearm. No one was was...

  • Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    The Valletta monti relocation has taken another twist, as hawkers are claiming that the Economy Ministry has not adhered to a 2014 agreement which specified an alternate site for their stalls. Though the Labour Party committed itself to relocate...

  • ‘Tourist village will destroy Swieqi valley’

    ‘Tourist village will destroy Swieqi valley’

    The Swieqi and San Ġwann local councils have reservations over the proposed development of a tourist village in an ODZ valley between the two localities. San Ġwann mayor Etienne Bonello DuPuis said the project would disturb Wied Għomor Valley, one...

  • ‘Pigeon cull will have no effect on numbers’

    ‘Pigeon cull will have no effect on numbers’

    A recent pigeon cull in Cospicua will likely have little effect on the area’s “infestation”, according to ornithologist Natalino Fenech. “This is just a short-term measure. In a few months the pigeon population will be back to what it was before,”...

  • Woman needs steroids due to ‘unbearable dust’

    Woman needs steroids due to ‘unbearable dust’

    A San Ġwann resident has been forced to start medical treatment for her asthma due to “unbearable dust” from roadworks on her doorstep. Marlene Bell told the Times of Malta she was now taking as many as eight puffs on her inhaler every day as her...

  • GO reports €34.2 million pre-tax profit

    GO p.l.c. thas reported a pre-tax profit of €34.2 million for its last financial year. The group’s operating profit amounted to €27.8 million, up from €21.8 million in 2014, an increase of 27.9%. A dividend of €0.10 net of tax is being...

  • Meeting with Monti hawkers called off

    Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona has postponed a meeting he was due to have with Monti hawkers after only four of the 74 licence holders turned up, the ministry said. The meeting was to have discussed the future of the Valletta open market...

  • Updated - Maltese recovering from Zika virus - being held in isolation

    Updated - Maltese recovering from Zika virus - being held in isolation

    A 32-year-old Maltese is being held in isolation at his home after suffering the Zika virus. The man had travelled to American Samoa in January and subsequently suffered fever on January 29. He arrived in Malta on February 3, by which time he had...

  • Director, designer quit on eve of play following clash with Mario Philip Azzopardi

    Director, designer quit on eve of play following clash with Mario Philip Azzopardi

    The director and set designer of the play Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ have quit following a clash with well-known producer and V18 artistic director Mario Philip Azzopardi. Sean Buhagiar and Adrian Mamo have stepped down on the eve of Staġun Teatru Malti's...

  • Government hails strong jobs growth

    The government has welcomed figures showing the number of full-time employees at 177,262 in August. “This means that in the first 30 months of this administration, full-time jobs increased by 16,936, whereas in the previous five years the increase...

  • Woman claims former Xghajra deputy mayor threatened to ‘burn her daughter alive’

    Woman claims former Xghajra deputy mayor threatened to ‘burn her daughter alive’

    A court heard claims today that Xghajra deputy mayor Neil Attard had threatened his former partner that he would “burn her daughter alive”.   The woman, whose name cannot be published by court order, this morning took the stand in a case against...

  • Disgust after bedroom is dumped at Selmun - ministry reacts

    Disgust after bedroom is dumped at Selmun - ministry reacts

    A public-spirited man showed his disgust over dumping at Selmun by shooting this video, which is now doing the rounds on social media. It shows the remains of a main bedroom, dumped at the picturesque site. The video was uploaded by Raniero...

  • Man run-over by bus at terminus

    Man run-over by bus at terminus

    A 68-year-old Libyan man suffered grievous foot injuries when he was run-over by a bus this afternoon, the police said. The incident happened at the bus terminus in Valletta at about 1.10 p.m.  The man, who lives in Qormi, is being treated in...

  • Maltese girl's rap video going viral

    Maltese girl's rap video going viral

    A Maltese girl's rap video containing touching lyrics about heartbreak issues has gone viral on social media. The black and white video by Shyli Cassar, certainly no name in the local music industry, has amassed more than 55,000 views on...

  • Accomplice in visa scandal conned authorities with void property lease agreements

    Accomplice in visa scandal conned authorities with void property lease agreements

    An accomplice in the Libyan visas scandal involving former Labour Party treasurer Joe Sammut used to con the Maltese authorities by presenting void property lease agreements, a court heard today. Evidence of this scam emerged during the hearing of...

  • FKNK welcomes new members, but St Huberts' hunters leave

    The Executive Guns & Ammo Shooting Club and the Malta Taxidermy Federation have become affiliate members of the hunters' federation FKNK. The federation said, however, that  Kaċċaturi San Ubertu (KSU) have left the federation.