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  • GWU’s call to Minister Dalli

    The General Workers’ Union has registered an industrial dispute with the consumer authority over its failure to grant it recognition. In a statement, the union said it enjoyed the support of the majority of employees at the Malta Competition and...

  • Man stable after blaze at his home

    A 47-year-old man is in stable condition after he was hospitalised on Saturday night following a fire at his home in Rock Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed of the fire at around 11.30pm. There were another two people in the house...

  • Sergeant hurt in street fight

    A police sergeant was slightly injured during an argument which broke out in St George’s Road, St Julian’s, yesterday at about 2am. Involved in the argument were a 20-year-old man from Fgura and three youths from Tarxien aged beween 17 and 19...

  • COLA has brought ‘stability in wages’

    COLA has brought ‘stability in wages’

    The cost-of-living adjustment mechanism brought about stability in wages, according to a recent study, which also confirmed that Malta’s average hourly rate is half that across all EU member states. The study on pay, carried out by the...

  • Mafia man caught in the act as a ‘tourist’

    An Italian Mafia boss was arrested by the police in Pozzallo as he tried to board the catamaran to Malta posing as a tourist. Aldo Gionta, 42, who has evaded the Italian police since May, had a false identity card and €1,000 in his pocket,...

  • Hornet is ‘not threat to bees’

    Hornet is ‘not threat to bees’

    The sting of the Oriental hornet, spotted nesting in Ħamrun last week, is more painful than that of other wasps but the species is not a threat to local beekeeping. Pictures of wasps, believed to be Oriental hornets nesting on the third floor of...

  • Farmers licking lips at a berry good year for fruit

    Farmers licking lips at a berry good year for fruit

    Farmers are this year anticipating a good fruit harvest, set to break the decline of recent years. John Gauci, president of the Farmers’ Central Cooperative, confirmed there was an abundance of locally grown fruit on the market this year. But...

  • Expert highlights main threats to the business

    A lack of political expertise, widespread use of chemicals, competition from abroad, alien species introduced due to lax controls and dwindling interest within the farming community are the biggest threats facing the fruit-growing industry in...

  • ‘I saw the light with support of Aurora nurses’

    ‘I saw the light with support of Aurora nurses’

    Having gone through the ordeal of being operated on for pan­creatic cancer, Albert Connell felt as if he was being swallowed by a wave of darkness upon being told he still needed to undergo chemotherapy. “I was distraught and completely in the...

  • ‘Do not feel racked with guilt at relative’s suicide’

    ‘Do not feel racked with guilt at relative’s suicide’

    In another feature examining depression and suicide following the death of comedian Robin Williams, Times of Malta looks at the impact on relatives, their own need for support and what they can do to help. Relatives of suicide victims should...

  • Why families must never lose hope

    Why families must never lose hope

    Relatives of people who suffer from mental illnesses run the risk of developing anxiety – but it is important they do not lose hope because things can greatly improve, according to Mental Health Association Malta president Lisa Vella. “Family...

  • Cancellation of car sale

    The Court of Appeal, presided over by Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Mr Justice Tonio Mallia and Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case ‘Richard Curmi and Antonia Curmi v Liaco Ltd’ held, among other things, that the car agents were obliged...

  • On the dot

    A resident of Iklin had a really good brainwave on how to save on his energy bills. He decided to pile his car with sliced bread to use it as an open-air solar toaster. Misleading advertising German customers of Lidl who take up the main offer...

  • Rise and shine

    Rise and shine

    It’s barely past sunrise and a family is already at Għadira Bay, beating the Sunday crowd and securing its place at the waterline.

  • Police sergeant injured in Paceville

    Police sergeant injured in Paceville

    A police sergeant was slightly injured early this morning during an argument in Paceville. The police said the incident happened at around 2am in St George's Street as they were taking a 20-year-old man from Fgura to a police car. The young man...

  • Man injured in argument

    Man injured in argument

    A 28-year-old man from Zabbar was hospitalised after he was injured in an argument at a residence in Triq il-Miklem Malti, Marsascala. His condition is not yet known. The police said the argument took place at around 4.45pm.

  • Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Children with food allergies risk dying at school if teachers continue refusing to administer life-saving medication to counter possible allergic reactions, parents have warned. Speaking to The Sunday Times of Malta, parents expressed concern that...

  • Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters will be firing blanks to salute their patron saint during the celebration of his feast on August 31 after 6.30pm. The event will be sponsored by the hunters’ federation, FKNK. Following the salute, a number of doves reared by FKNK members...

  • New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    Fr Michael Bellizzi has been appointed parish priest of the Marija Annunzjata parish in Tarxien and Fr Vincenz Cachia of St Elena parish, Birkirkara. Born in November 1970, Fr Bellizzi was ordained priest in 1997 and has worked in Qrendi,...

  • Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    An inquiry probing how a tanker managed to evade an arrest warrant last May has found no fault with the authorities’ handling of the embarrassing incident, arguing that they were asked to intervene late in the day. The inquiry report, penned by...