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Watch: The Strand turns a shade of brown

Watch: The Strand turns a shade of brown

Updated 2.40pm - Added video An underground leak at Sliema's The Strand has turned the sea along the iconic promenade a murky brown, with water gushing out from beneath paving slabs onto the road and seeping into the adjacent sea. Pressure from the high-pressure leak has forced parts of the paving up, with water finding an outlet by a tree planter and...

  • PL, PN ignore environmentalists’ challenge

    PL, PN ignore environmentalists’ challenge

    The leaders of both main political parties have so far ignored a “credibility challenge” from a coalition of 23 eNGOs, Times of Malta has learnt. The Great Environment Credibility Challenge, being organised by conservationists and lobbyists to see...

  • Pink celebrates hero mums

    Pink celebrates hero mums

    The trauma of hair loss as a result of illness is tackled in the May issue of Pink, which tells the story of a cancer survivor who was hesitant to undergo treatment not to lose the long locks that defined her. She tells Pink about the confidence...

  • Police to be paid for overtime... up to 24 years later

    Police to be paid for overtime... up to 24 years later

    Police may apply for a one-time grant for overtime carried out between September 1993 and December 2009, the Home Affairs Ministry said today.  This scheme not only applies to those who are eligible but also to the heirs of eligible police...

  • Watch: What could stop farmers' haemorrhage in Malta?

    Watch: What could stop farmers' haemorrhage in Malta?

    Farmers are complaining that they might be a dying breed but what could stop the haemorrhage and make it worth their while? The deputy director of Mcast’s Centre for Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences, Malcolm Borg, admitted that...

  • Stop putting party cronies on state entities - AD

    Stop putting party cronies on state entities - AD

    Important appointments should be approved by special parliamentary committees, Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola said today. Launching the green party's electoral manifesto, Prof. Cassola said AD was proposing that parliamentary...

  • Watch: Muscat says nobody should rejoice in Malta Files reports

    Watch: Muscat says nobody should rejoice in Malta Files reports

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today said he hoped the country would come together in the face of damning allegations surrounding Malta's tax system. "I hope no one is rubbing their hands in glee with this news. Our tax system is one that has long...

  • Watch: Busuttil promises better conditions for teachers

    Watch: Busuttil promises better conditions for teachers

    The Nationalist Party has promised continuity in education because it was a sector which could not take disruptions. Launching a wide array of proposals for the sector, PN leader Simon Busuttil said his government would refrain from any radical...

  • Police get €625,000 for migrant project

    Police get €625,000 for migrant project

    The police force will be benefitting from around €625,000 to promote, develop and reinforce operational cooperation as well as information exchange with third countries. The Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Ian Borg said approximately €469,000...

  • Italian politician quits amid secret Malta company revelations

    Italian politician quits amid secret Malta company revelations

    A politician pertaining to the Cinque Stelle Movement in Italy has resigned after it was revealed he had two secret international companies in Malta. Enrico Cantone quit after L'Espresso newspaper contacted him about his Malta connection. The...

  • Scicluna digs into PN’s ‘irresponsible’ pledges

    Scicluna digs into PN’s ‘irresponsible’ pledges

    Several Nationalist Party proposals would leave the country with a bill of €340 million and an excessive deficit, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said. Tax proposals, pension increases and the free childcare for all pledge made by the PN could...

  • Nurses' shortage is critical, union warns

    Nurses' shortage is critical, union warns

    Malta risks building new health facilities with no nurses to staff them, the nurses' union warned this morning.  The MUMN council published a set of proposals to be introduced in the health, elderly and community sectors to address the problem of...

  • 'Something is truly rotten in the state of Malta', NGOs lament

    'Something is truly rotten in the state of Malta', NGOs lament

    The national crisis Malta is facing today is the direct and predictable result of a series of strategic moves that have, over time, violated the fundamental elements of democracy and the rule of law, three NGOs have argued. Successive governments...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers: Times of Malta quotes Simon Busuttil saying that the Prime Minister’s top aide, Keith Schembri, paid €650,000 to former Allied Newspapers managing director Adrian Hillman for “editorial...

  • Malta is a target for Italian mafia, Russia loan sharks, damning probe says

    Malta is a target for Italian mafia, Russia loan sharks, damning probe says

    Updated 11.35am with Busuttil reaction Malta is a target for firms linked to the Italian mafia, Russian loan sharks and the highest echelons of the Turkish elite, according to a damning report issued by a group of investigative journalists.  Over...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured in Marsa accident

    Motorcyclist grievously injured in Marsa accident

    A 32-year-old motorcyclist sustained grievous injuries following a traffic accident in Marsa early this morning. The victim, a Hungarian national who resides in Birkirkara, lost control of his Honda CB600 around 1am in Triq il-Ħaddiem. An...

  • Anger as grave prices soar by €3,000

    Anger as grave prices soar by €3,000

    The price of a grave at the Addolorata Cemetery has increased from €5,000 to €8,000, much to the bemusement of those who have been on the waiting list since the 1990s. They complain it is unfair that those who did not sign a promise of sale...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

  • Civil servants receive unsolicited e-mails with Labour propaganda

    Civil servants receive unsolicited e-mails with Labour propaganda

    Some civil servants have received unsolicited e-mails containing Labour Party propaganda in breach of the election campaign guidelines issued by the data protection watchdog, Times of Malta has learnt. Individuals who spoke to this newspaper on...

  • Labour manifesto is plan for quality leap forward, Muscat says

    Labour manifesto is plan for quality leap forward, Muscat says

    Updated at 10.20pm with Dr Muscat's speech Joseph Muscat said the Labour Party’s election manifesto was a mandate for a better Malta as delegates approved the 171-page document this evening. The Labour leader said the manifesto was superior to the...

  • PM trying to shut up whistleblowers - Simon Busuttil

    PM trying to shut up whistleblowers - Simon Busuttil

    Updated at 9.35pm with PL statement Magistrate Aaron Bugeja has received a criminal complaint to take action against the people who gave Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil information against the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Dr Busuttil...