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  • Friends hope military background will help

    Friends hope military background will help

    Friends of the Maltese oil worker abducted in Libya hope that his military background will help him remain focused and get through the ordeal. “He can be a positive guy, even more so if he sees a way out… his training will help him stay focused.

  • Motorists driven up wall as fireworks close roads

    Motorists driven up wall as fireworks close roads

    Motorists are being driven to distraction by the police’s decision to close a number of major arterial roads to accommodate feast enthusiasts this weekend. Last weekend part of Regional Road was inaccessible in the evenings due to the Msida...

  • Updated: Government reiterates advice against all travel to Libya

    Updated: Government reiterates advice against all travel to Libya

    The government last night reiterated its advice against all travel to Libya. It said in a statement that in view of the worsening situation it also encouraged the Maltese still in Libya to leave the country using commercial means. The government...

  • Updated: Injured Libyans brought to Malta for treatment

    Updated: Injured Libyans brought to Malta for treatment

    Three Libyans, two of them injured, were brought to Malta for treatment last night They arrived in an Air Ambulance from Tripoli and were taken from Mater Dei Hospital to Mater Dei, where a section has been set up for the purpose.

  • Plying their trade in The Merchant of Venice

    Plying their trade in The Merchant of Venice

    Actors perform in MADC’s production of William Shakespeare’s classic The Merchant of Venice during an eight-night run at San Anton Gardens. The production runs until Wednesday.

  • Multi-faith prayers for dead migrants

    Multi-faith prayers for dead migrants

    A Catholic priest and the Imam this afternoon prayed for migrants who died in a tragedy at sea in the Mediterranean last Friday. Hundreds of migrants are believed to have died in the tragedy. A total of 29 bodies were brought to Malta. The...

  • Filipino worker released from detention centre

    Filipino worker released from detention centre

    A Filipino man held in a detention centre after being arrested for working illegally was released on bail just days after his plight was featured in Times of Malta. Jayson Vizconde, 35, was given bail on Thursday, against a standard €1,000...

  • Pets offered final farewell under cemetery proposal

    Pets offered final farewell under cemetery proposal

    Pet owners will soon be able to preserve the ashes of their beloved pets in a pigeonhole in the wall after burial proposals were shot down in previous years. Animal lovers have, for years, been calling for a place where they can put their dead...

  • PL activist passes away

    PL activist passes away

    A man who gave his life to the Labour Party, Salvu Seychell, passed away today, the party said. In a statement it described Mr Seychell as a party activist, who, in recent years, was also a member of the party's executive. For some time, he served...

  • Art of incarceration

    Art of incarceration

    From being scared, unsure and labelled to finally feeling optimistic, insightful and driven, Jane* experienced a cycle of emotions while serving her one-year sentence at Corradino Correctional Facility. The fear that gnawed at her mind, the anger...

  • Students' smart card allowance to be replaced by grant

    Students' smart card allowance to be replaced by grant

    Students will start to receive a grant equivalent to their smart card allowance in their bank account abolishing the card system. Addressing a news conference this morning, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo Said that would save some the...

  • Shearwaters disoriented by coastal light released

    Shearwaters disoriented by coastal light released

    Four young shearwaters have been successfully released after they were found on land, disorientated by coastal light pollution, researchers from the Birdlife’s EU LIFE+ Malta Seabird Project said. These seabirds wait for darkness to leave their...

  • Resident loses right to appeal San Ġwann development

    Resident loses right to appeal San Ġwann development

    San Ġwann resident and registered objector Stephen Saliba has lost the right to appeal the decision for a mega block to be constructed in Żbibu Lane in San Ġwann because he was not informed by Mepa of the permit. The developer, San Ġwann Ltd., has...

  • Updated: Maltese abducted in Libya 'alive' - reports

    Updated: Maltese abducted in Libya 'alive' - reports

    Updated 5pm Martin Galea, the Maltese oil worker abducted in Libya last week is alive according to reports received by the government, which it said, however, could not be independently verified. In a statement this afternoon the government said...

  • New walking trails launched

    New walking trails launched

    New walking trails have been launched by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis as part of the MaltaGoesRural project, financed by the European Union. The aim of the trails are to attract more rural tourism to Malta. In all, nine new trails were...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A ship of Death brings the bodies of dead migrants to Malta; a new born tiger; a spectacular concert by Joseph Calleja as the Jazz Festival takes places elsewhere; daredevil trapeze artists, and more - A selection of the best photos taken over the...

  • Maltese academics call for military embargo on Israel

    Maltese academics call for military embargo on Israel

    A group of 80 academics from the University of Malta have joined the call from seven Peace Nobel Prize winners, intellectuals and artists from the whole world for a military embargo towards Israel. In a statement they said that military trade and...

  • New Valletta traffic arrangements criticised

    New traffic arrangements for Valletta were this morning criticised by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar which said it failed to understand how the council could propose a plan that favoured motorists and had a potential negative health impact on...

  • Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Talks with preferred bus bidder yet to begin

    Negotiations with the preferred public transport bidder had not even started, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said, denying reports that a government announcement was imminent. On Wednesday, the General Workers’ Union’s daily, l-orizzont, quoted Mr...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All national newspapers today lead with the story of oil worker Martin Galea who was abducted by Libyan rebel militias last week and whose fate was still unknown...