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  • Swimmers helped at Blue Lagoon, Ramla

    Three swimmers who found themselves in difficulty were over the weekend assisted by the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps lifeguards at the Blue Lagoon in Comino and Ramla Bay in Gozo. On Saturday, lifeguards assisted a tired foreign swimmer in...

  • Kayak for Charity team back home after successfully completing challenge

    The Kayak for Charity team arrived at Marsamxett Boat House last night - 38 hours and 51 minutes after leaving for Pozzallo on board a double kayak - raising €7,163 for Inspire Foundation. Climbing up the quay ladder after more than 150,000 paddle...

  • Couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary

    Couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary

    Enthralled by the beautiful Karmela, a young Ġużeppi Camilleri sat himself down with her father and sister to join them in a game of rummy, which he used as an excuse to get himself close to Karmela. As the game went on, Mr Camilleri would...

  • Motorcyclist injured in accident

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A 52-year-old man from Mellieha was injured in a collision along the Coast Road in Bahar ic-Caghaq this afternoon. His condition is not yet known but it is not believed to be serious. The police said the man was riding a motorcycle that was...

  • Transfer of mail to Libya temporarily suspended

    MaltaPost said today that following the recent attacks on Libya’s international airport, the transfer of mail to Libya has been temporarily suspended.

  • Relapser gets bail on drug possession charges

    Relapser gets bail on drug possession charges

    A 37-year-old Libyan residing in St Paul’s Bay was today granted bail against a deposit of €250 and a personal guarantee of €4,000 after he pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine, in amounts which denoted it was not for his exclusive use, and...

  • Murdered man's gold necklace goes missing during police investigations

    Murdered man's gold necklace goes missing during police investigations

    A gold necklace that belonged to Matthew Zahra, whose body was found buried in a field in Birzebbuga last year, went missing during the investigation, a court heard yesterday. Jason Galea, 39, of Marsa and Ronald Urry, 49, of Paola are pleading...

  • Portfolio launched to promote Malta's performing arts internationally

    Portfolio launched to promote Malta's performing arts internationally

    Artists involved in the performing arts sector will now get the opportunity to have their work promoted abroad as well as to perform in international events through the Malta Showcase. Launched this morning by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the...

  • AD urges PM to raise Gaza crisis at the EU

    Alternattiva Demokratika today called on the Prime Minister to urgently raise the issue of the situation in Palestine with his EU counterparts. AD noted that the Prime Minister seemed to be totally ignoring Malta's long-held position of defending...

  • PN reiterates call for urgent parliamentary debate on Libya

    PN reiterates call for urgent parliamentary debate on Libya

    The Nationalist Party has called for an urgent parliamentary debate on the situation in Libya which it said was deteriorating. It said in a statement it had moved a motion for such a debate last week but the government had not responded yet. This...

  • Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    The Duchess of Cambridge will be the Queen's representative at the celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malta's Independence. Kate Middleton will be in Malta on September 20 and 21. The Sunday Times of Malta had revealed earlier...

  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Church to open new day centre in Santa Venera

    A day centre for children who do not require residential care is being opened at Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu in Santa Venera on September 1, the Curia said. The Church has five such centres which were set up with the cooperation of several religious orders,...

  • Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    A tiger was born at the Wildlife Park in Mtahleb last night. The cub, which has been named Sheena, is the first to be born in Malta. Her mother is still in labour and more cubs are expected in the next 12 hours.

  • Rate of inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation in June as measured by the Retail Price Index stood at -0.1 per cent. During the corresponding period last year it stood at 1.58 per cent. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Malta is still in time to reform its pensions system but the situation is not alarming, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this morning. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject organised by The Business Observer at Intercontinental...

  • More dynamic accessibility icon

    More dynamic accessibility icon

    The blue and white icon used to mark areas that are accessible to wheelchair users is to be given a more 'dynamic' image after the transport authority approved a new international symbol. “It is not only symbolic. I think it will help address the...

  • Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All newspapers in Malta today report about yesterday's arrival of 81 migrants and the recovery of the dead bodies following a rescue on Friday night. Times of Malta...