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  • Maltese family hit by quake in California

    Maltese family hit by quake in California

    A Maltese family living in northern California were out on a camping trip on Sunday when an earthquake caused the chimney of their home to collapse. Louis Vella, Malta’s honorary consul in San Francisco, said that as soon as the earthquake...

  • Family park sites to be rented out

    Family park sites to be rented out

    Several sites within the Marsascala Family Park will be rented out to commercial entities as the government seeks funds to maintain the outdoor facility. Environment Minister Leo Brincat yesterday said tenders will be issued in due course for...

  • Warning over Ebola

    Health authorities are warning people to avoid unnecessary travel to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria to limit any exposure to Ebola. If travelling to these countries was unavoidable, the authorities recommended avoiding direct contact...

  • Clarification about thefts

    The Sliema local council said the company responsible for garbage collection in the town was not connected to a judgment where a refuse collector admitted to theft. The worker admitted to stealing around €3,000 worth of produce and fruit from a...

  • New MRHA president

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association has unanimously elected Matthew Pace as its new president. Mr Pace will replace Paul Bugeja, who was appointed CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority. With 28 years experience in the retail and catering...

  • ‘I believe in myself – it is never too late to learn’

    ‘I believe in myself – it is never too late to learn’

    As a child, Carmen Scicluna Bianco was shy to read aloud in class because she knew other children would make fun of the way she struggled to string letters into words. So she remained quiet and, even though her facilitator told her she was bright,...

  • BA wants media to use Maltese correctly

    The Broadcasting Authority is seeking more power to ensure the media use Maltese correctly. In a consultation document, it proposes tighter regulations and a new penalty structure for television and radio stations that breach rules on the correct...

  • Artist: tatt’s just what a G-string firm needs

    Artist: tatt’s just what a G-string firm needs

    A Malta-based entrepreneur is hoping to find up to two local tattoo artists to create designs for innovative underwear and swimwear that will be launched internationally within a year. The clothing will feature designs printed on a transparent...

  • Swieqi crash

    Swieqi crash

    A car crashed into an electricity pole in St Andrew Street, Swieqi, this afternoon, creating a traffic jam. The accident happened at about 4.45 p.m. The driver, a young woman, was taken to hospital for checks.

  • Corinthia seeks business within Russia as Ukraine tensions affect St Peterburg hotel - Tripoli hotel remains open with nucleus of staff

    Corinthia seeks business within Russia as Ukraine tensions affect St Peterburg hotel - Tripoli hotel remains open with nucleus of staff

    The Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg is seeking to attract new business from within Russia after having been hurt by the international political tensions over Ukraine, hotel owners IHI have reported. The group has meanwhile reduced its staff at the...

  • Travellers urged to avoid countries where Ebola confirmed

    Travellers urged to avoid countries where Ebola confirmed

    The health authorities have issued a travel advice against travel to countries where Ebola has been confirmed.  "As a precautionary measure to limit possible exposure to affected areas with Ebola, the Public Health Authorities recommend the...

  • Joseph Calleja tries to sing his way out of the Ice Bucket Challenge...

    Joseph Calleja tries to sing his way out of the Ice Bucket Challenge...

    Tenor Joseph Calleja tried to sing his way out of the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. See what happened above.

  • At last - Fence erected where Russian student fell to her death

    At last - Fence erected where Russian student fell to her death

    A fence has been put up along part of the Pembroke valley where a 17-year-old Russian student died two years ago after fracturing her skull in a 20-metre fall. A month ago, Times of Malta reported that the area remained unfenced notwithstanding...

  • Court orders defilement case to be heard behind closed doors

    A court this morning banned publication of details about a case where an 18-year-old man from Marsascala is accusing of defiling a 14-year-old girl at the Splash and Fun Park. Defence counsel made a request for the court to ban publication of...

  • Updated - Foreign investment down sharply last year

    Updated  - Foreign investment down sharply last year

    Figures issued today by the NSO show a sharp drop in foreign investment, which is fuelled heavily by financial services. The National Statistics Office said that s at December 2013, the stock of foreign direct investment in Malta was estimated at...

  • Tenders for family park commercialisation

    Tenders for family park commercialisation

    The Cabinet has approved the commercialisation of several sites within the Marsascala Family Park, including the stables and the agricentre. Tenders will be issued in due course, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said this morning. He said that...

  • Maltese family's home damaged in California earthquake

    Maltese family's home damaged in California earthquake

    A Maltese family's home was damaged in yesterday's earthquake in California but no Maltese was injured, the Foreign Ministry said. It said enquiries had been made by the Maltese Consul General in San Francisco, Louis J.Vella. The consul is in...

  • Proposed fuel station site is ringed by known ancient tombs

    Proposed fuel station site is ringed by known ancient tombs

    A site earmarked for a petrol station in Magħtab is situated in an “archaeologically-sensitive” area. The proposed fuel station is “surrounded by known ancient tombs, catacombs, cart ruts and other landscape features such as a British period...

  • No hygiene concerns on burkini – health directorate

    No hygiene concerns on burkini – health directorate

    Swimming in a full-body Islamic bathing suit is just as hygienic as using any other form of swimwear, according to the State health directorate. Charmaine Gauci, who heads the Health Promotion and Disease Directorate, told Times of Malta there was...

  • All Gozitan crew for AFM patrol aircraft

    All Gozitan crew for AFM patrol aircraft

    An AFM maritime patrol aircraft will this month, for the first time, have an all-Gozitan crew. The AFM said normal roster scheduling had resulted in a pilot, co-pilot, and two Missions System Operators all Gozitans, piloting the Kingair aircraft.