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  • Updated - Knife-wielding assailant is resisted twice as he carries out three hold-ups

    Updated - Knife-wielding assailant is resisted twice as he carries out three hold-ups

    Updated with more details - A knife-wielding man was resisted twice as he carried out three hold-ups/muggings late yesterday.   The first case took place in Graham Street, Sliema at about 8pm. A Serb couple reported that they had just entered...

  • Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Libyan rescuers have been recovering bodies washed up on the beaches of Tripoli as spring turns into an unprecedented crisis of migrants crossing from Africa to Europe. Times of Malta is today publishing shocking photos of these bodies because...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta publishes shocking photos of bodies washed up on the beaches of Tripoli and recovered by Libyan rescuers as spring turns into an unprecedented crisis...

  • Police on the lookout for Serb responsible for false passport stamps

    Police on the lookout for Serb responsible for false passport stamps

    The police are on the lookout for a person who is charging foreigners €150 to stamp their passports with falsified stamps. The police investigations got under way when they stumbled upon three Serbian nationals who were found to have false entry...

  • Italian professor to conduct seminar on experiential tourism

    Prof. Fabiola Sfodera, an associate professor from La Sapienza University of Rome, will be in Malta this week to conduct a seminar on 'Developing and Marketing Experiential Tourism'. Research conducted in various countries has identified that...

  • Knights of Malta to donate mobile clinic for examination of migrants

    Knights of Malta to donate mobile clinic for examination of migrants

    The Knights of Malta will be donating a mobile clinic to be used at Haywharf for the medical examination of migrants who are brought to Malta. The announcement was made at the start of a state visit to Malta by Fra Matthew Festing, Grand Master of...

  • Young man pulled out of debris as roof caves in

    Young man pulled out of debris as roof caves in

    A young man was pulled out of debris after the roof of a room caved in at Mgarr this afternoon. The incident happened at about 2.15 in at a field in Triq Vitale. The police said two boys, both 17, managed to make their way out of the rubble.  

  • NGOs 'saddened' by migrants' death

    A number of NGOs said this afternoon they were deeply saddened by the news of the death of some 400 migrants in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya. The migrants died when their boat capsized, according to survivors. This was the latest tragedy...

  • Commentator under fire for ‘xenophobic’ remark

    Football commentator Sandro Micallef has drawn heavy criticism for what has been called a xenophobic remark he made about a Senagelese footballer during a local match last Sunday. Referring to an incident in which Amadou Samb, playing for...

  • Court dismisses government pleas on company's claims on citizenship programme

    Court dismisses government pleas on company's claims on citizenship programme

    Pleas raised by government authorities following an action filed by Canadian company Arton Capital Inc about the choice of Henley & Partners Holdings Europe Ltd to operate the Individual Investment Programme in Malta have been dismissed by the...

  • Tribute to war dead in Valletta

    Tribute to war dead in Valletta

    The Malta branch of the George Cross Island Association this morning held a commemoration service at the Siege Bell Memorial in Valletta in remembrance of those who lost their lives during World War II. The US and Russian ambassadors and the...

  • Multi-million superyacht for refit at Melita Shipyard

    Multi-million superyacht for refit at Melita Shipyard

    Superyacht Baraka is being refitted at the Melita Shipyard floating dock facility in Grand Harbour. This is the 58-metre yacht's first refit since it was launched five years ago. It is in Malta for three months for engineering, painting,...

  • House prices in Malta up 11%

    House prices in Malta up 11%

    House prices in Malta rose by 11 per cent in the fourth quarter last year compared to the same period the previous year, according to the House Price Index. It was the second highest annual increase among the EU states for which data is available,...

  • 39 occupational fatalities in 7 years

    39 occupational fatalities in 7 years

    A total of 39 occupational fatalities have been reported by the Occupational Health and Safety Authority between 2007 and 2014, the National Statistics Office said. It said in a statement that all fatalities at work in the past eight years...

  • Hunter fined €2,500 for shooting protected bird, licence suspended, gun confiscated

    Hunter fined €2,500 for shooting protected bird, licence suspended, gun confiscated

    A hunter was this afternoon fined €2,500 after admitting to having shot dead a protected Cuckoo in Manikata this morning. Stefan Micallef, 43, of Naxxar, who was taken to court this afternoon, also had his licence suspended for three-and-a-half...

  • Malaysian company to supply Electrogas with floating storage unit

    A Malaysian company has won the contract for the supply of a €280 million floating storage unit to ElectroGas in Malta. The Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada, announced that it had entered into agreement...

  • New drug law comes into force today

    The new drug law, which has been unanimously approved by Parliament, comes into effect today. The law is intended to enable victims to stand back on their own feet while being harsh with barons. The government said in a statement this morning the...

  • Government rejects €1.5m Pitkali grant

    Government rejects €1.5m Pitkali grant

    More than €1.5 million in EU funds approved in January 2013 and allocated to the reform of the Pitkali market centre have been refused by the government, the EU Funds Parliamentary Secretariat confirmed. The reform was a measure announced in the...

  • Slow start to spring hunt as police and army patrol

    Slow start to spring hunt as police and army patrol

    The spring hunting season opened yesterday to an uncanny silence, as police officers and soldiers were out in force to patrol the countryside. Weather conditions were not ideal for bird migration, according to hunting federation president Joe...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta reports former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s heartfelt appeal to MEPs in Brussels yesterday that migration is a humanitarian crisis requiring a...