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  • Borg Olivier is to boycott Judge Mintoff’s first sitting

    Borg Olivier is to boycott Judge Mintoff’s first sitting

    Former PN general secretary Paul Borg Olivier yesterday declared he will not be present for the traditional first sitting of former Labour MP Wenzu Mintoff who was sworn in as a judge on Thursday. “(Mr Justice) Wenzu Mintoff will not see me on the...

  • More bus services in Gozo

    Malta Public Transport yesterday announced that it will be operating an enhanced bus service in Gozo during the summer months. These services include extended hours of service on the more popular summer destinations, among them Marsalforn, Xlendi...

  • AD: ‘energy is being privatised’

    The change from a public corporation to a company signals a move to privatise Enemalta and the electricity sector, Alternattiva Demokratika claimed yesterday AD energy spokesman Ralph Cassar said: “Despite all his rhetoric and promises Prime...

  • Kayaking challenge

    The Kayak for Charity 2014 Challenge got off to a great start on yesterday morning as two men embarked upon a 200km course on board a double kayak. Ian Laferla and Italy-born Andrea Scorcia left Marsamxett Harbour at 6am to attempt crossing...

  • No strings attached

    No strings attached

    A performer from Fecha de Caducidad rehearses for this evening’s contemporary circus performance at Pjazza Teatru Rjal. The show blends circus acts, theatre and dance and focuses on a group of individuals confronting their personal expiry dates,...

  • Calleja’s oldest fan?

    Calleja’s oldest fan?

    Ninety-five-year-old Paul Stainer from London made his 51st visit to Malta on Friday especially to see the concert featuring the Maltese tenor, who jumped down from the stage afterwards to give him a special greeting. An avid theatre and concert...

  • Depression medication leading overdose cause

    Depression medication leading overdose cause

    Antidepressants and anxiety medication were the cause of half the intentional overdoses treated in the first five months of this year, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Mater Dei Hospital documents seen by this newspaper showed that 42 out of...

  • EU probes allocation of agricultural funds

    EU probes allocation of agricultural funds

    The paying agency responsible for the allocation of EU agricultural funds has been asked to compile a report to be presented to the European Commission’s Internal Audit and Investigation Department following a report by Times of Malta. The...

  • Study shows most children are not exercising enough

    Study shows most children are not exercising enough

    Only 10 per cent of Maltese girls and 39 per cent of boys aged 10 and 11 do an hour of moderate or vigorous exercise a day, a local researcher has found. Girls are less active than boys at all times but spend less time in front of a screen such as...

  • ‘German social workers abducted my two sons’

    ‘German social workers abducted my two sons’

    A German mother is demanding to know how her two sons were secretly flown out of Malta by German social workers while they were under the care of the State childcare agency Appoġġ. Sabrina Albrecht has launched court proceedings in Gozo to bring...

  • Joseph Calleja's concert highlights

    Joseph Calleja's concert highlights

    Tenor Joseph Calleja yesterday took to the stage at the Granaries for his sixth annual Malta concert. He sang duets with UK X-Factor winner Leona Lewis, Italian pop star Claudio Baglioni, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and Malta’s Junior Eurovision...

  • Woman injured in traffic accident

    Woman injured in traffic accident

    A 27-year old woman from Attard was injured in a traffic accident this afternoon. Her condition is not yet known. The woman was a passenger in a Volkwagen Polo that was involved in a collision with a a Fiat in Labour Avenue, corner with 21st...

  • Updated: €70,000 collected in Ohloq Tbissima marathon by 11pm

    More than €70,000 were collected by 11pm in the 60-hour live broadcasting Ohloq Tbissima marathon that kicked off yesterday at noon and carries on uninterrupted until tomorrow at midnight. The marathon, opened by President Marie Louise Coleiro...

  • Step closer to sainthood for nun who converted to Catholicism in Malta

    Step closer to sainthood for nun who converted to Catholicism in Malta

    A British nun who converted to the Catholic faith during a visit to Malta in 1850 has been moved closer to canonization, the Catholic Herald has reported. Pope Francis formally declared that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun,...

  • 'He can never be my judge' - former PN general secretary on Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff

    'He can never be my judge' - former PN general secretary on Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff

    Former PN general secretary Paul Borg Olivier has hit out at Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff’s appointment saying that “a judge must not only be impartial in his actions but must instil the comfort of impartiality both within and outside the...

  • AD calls on government to make its plans for energy sector clear

    The change from a public corporation to a company means the privatisation of Enemalta and of the electricity sector, Alternattiva Demokratika said as it appealed to the government to make its plans and policies in the energy sector clear. In a...

  • Enhanced bus service in Gozo to meet summer demand

    An enhanced bus service will be operated in Gozo to meet summer demand, Malta Public Transport said. This includes extended hours of service for the more popular summer destinations, including Marsalforn, Xlendi and Dwejra, as well as shuttle...

  • More than 2,300 applications for revision classes

    A total of 2,348 applications for state SEC examinations revision classes in four subjects have been submitted by 1,337 people. The Education Ministry said this morning 500 applications were for Maltese, 692 for English, 770 for mathematics and...

  • Kayak for Charity challenge off to a great start

    Kayak for Charity challenge off to a great start

    The Kayak for Charity 2014 Challenge got off to a great start this morning with the team attempting the return crossing Valletta-Pozzallo-Valletta on board of a double kayak. The team of two, Maltese Ian Laferla and Italy-born Andrea Scorcia are...

  • Black-winged stilts hatch at Simar reserve

    Black-winged stilts hatch at Simar reserve

    Four black-winged stilts have hatched for the first time at the Simar Nature Reserve in Xemxija, Birdlife said. BirdLife Malta’s Reserves Manager, Mark Gauci, said “we have been waiting in anticipation to see if the eggs would hatch, and to have...