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  • Man, 70, smashed bus windscreen

    A 70-year-old Marsa man was yesterday conditionally discharged for two years after he admitted to smashing the windscreen of a bus that nearly ran him over. Giorgio Magri was walking close to his residence in April last year when the bus passed by...

  • PM: migrants’ murder at sea may not be only case

    PM: migrants’ murder at sea may not be only case

    The murder of hundreds of migrants on the high seas at the hands of smugglers last week may not be the only case, according to the Prime Minister. Joseph Muscat was speaking about the latest shocking story narrated by three Palestinian survivors...

  • Boathouses ‘a sign of lack of civic sense’

    Boathouses ‘a sign of lack of civic sense’

    The Armier boathouses and the Magħtab dumpsite are monuments to the inability of the country’s political class to promote a civic sense among the people, according to Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna. He said the politicians failed to foster an...

  • PN aiming to be on ‘right side of future’

    PN aiming to be on ‘right side of future’

    The Nationalist Party has been on the right side of history whenever the country had to make the most difficult and challenging of choices and is rebuilding itself to be on the right side of the future. Addressing the traditional Independence Day...

  • Winning team should not change – Bonnici

    Winning team should not change – Bonnici

    Former television presenter Lou Bondì should be retained as adviser to the Foundation for National Festivities because “winning teams should not be changed”, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said yesterday. The foundation, appointed by Prime Minister...

  • Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri at Special Olympics

    Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri at Special Olympics

    Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri reacts while competing in the bocce event during the 2014 Special Olympics Games in Antwerp. The 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games host 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 58 countries. For...

  • Man admits injuring ex

    A young man yesterday admitted to injuring the mother of his two children in an argument during which he kicked down the front door of a house. The incident took place on August 21 when Wayne Borg, 22, of Birżebbuġa went to collect his children...

  • Heroin in Kinder egg

    A 51-year-old man from Żebbuġ was yesterday jailed for three years after being found guilty of trafficking heroin found hidden in a chocolate egg package. Anthony Borg had about 27 heroin capsules in his possession. They were hidden in a Kinder...

  • Jailed for trafficking

    A 29-year-old man from Serbia was yesterday jailed for 20 months and fined €1,500 for trafficking cocaine. Milos Peris, who lives in St Julian’s, admitted to trafficking the drug and being in possession of cannabis and hallucinogenic magic...

  • Sailing club waiting to find a new home

    Sailing club waiting to find a new home

    With the future of the Vikings Sailing Club hanging in the balance, having to vacate their present site by October 24, Sport Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius said yesterday an alternative premises would be provided. Speaking at Haywharf at the...

  • Statistics watchdog revises job figures

    The controversy over government figures on employment took another twist yesterday when the statistics watchdog issued revised data for the gainfully occupied. The Malta Statistics Authority said the revised data gave “a better statistical...

  • ‘Plasterer made false claims to extort cash’

    An Egyptian plasterer made false claims against a construction company in an attempt to extort money, a magistrate heard yesterday. Islam Taufiq, a 45-year-old gypsum board installer from Balzan, claimed he had carried out work on three different...

  • Lifecyclists cross the line

    Lifecyclists cross the line

    All but one of the 22 cyclists taking part in the Actavis Lifecycle Challenge 2014 crossed the finishing line in Tokyo yesterday afternoon, after a gruelling 2,000km ride which veterans of the extreme event described as the hardest yet. Apart from...

  • ‘Now, Sundays will be taken away from us too’

    ‘Now, Sundays will be taken away from us too’

    Despite the general nod of approval, allowing all shops to open on a Sunday could negatively impact on the lives of salespeople such as Lindsay Harmsworth. Speaking to Times of Malta, Ms Harmsworth said salespeople – and not just shop owners –...

  • Wait for ‘political direction’ stalling cabby bylaw

    A proposal made two years ago to force cabby drivers to collect horse droppings before they hit the road is still waiting for the green light, despite warnings on the “exaggerated delays” to process bylaw applications. Under the proposal submitted...

  • Teenager injured as forklift topples over

    Teenager injured as forklift topples over

    A 17-year-old man suffered grievous injuries when a forklift truck toppled over in Mdina Road, Qormi, yesterday morning. The police said late in the afternoon they were still trying to establish who was operating the vehicle amid conflicting reports.

  • Don’t miss latest issue of Pink, out tomorrow

    In the run-up to the parliamentary debate on drug reform, Pink magazine, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, looks into the division on the joint issue. And in the wake of the ice bucket phenomenon, it meets those really facing a...

  • Nationalist Party ready to face future challenges with courage - Simon Busuttil

    Nationalist Party ready to face future challenges with courage - Simon Busuttil

    The Nationalist Party is ready to face its own and the country’s present and future challenges as it had successfully done in the past, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today. Addressing a mass meeting on the Granaries as part of the party’s...

  • 'Let's celebrate Independence Day as one people' - Prime Minister

    'Let's celebrate Independence Day as one people' - Prime Minister

    The people were fed up of red and blue rivalries and although political debates were normal in a democracy, arguments on events which happened 50, 40 and 35 years ago did not make sense, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today. Speaking during the...

  • Agreement to enable nurses to work after retirement age reached

    An agreement to enable nurses to continue serving following retirement age has been reached between the government and the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses. Through the agreement, the government will also see to the implementation of an more...