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  • Iraq is not just a war zone, say students visiting Gozo

    Iraq is not just a war zone, say students visiting Gozo

    Gozo has opened its arms to a group of Christian Iraqi students who want to share their history, culture and values. Sarah Carabott spoke to them. Nineteen Christian Iraqi students aged between 12 and 16 and five teachers who live in Erbil are in...

  • Man stabbed with broken mirror - second man jumps two storeys onto car

    Man stabbed with broken mirror - second man jumps two storeys onto car

    Two Somali men were injured in a dramatic incident in Birzebbuga this morning. Informed sources said the two got into an argument and one of the men, 30 was stabbed in the stomach with a broken mirror. When the police were called, the aggressor,...

  • Malta on pole to replace Britain as EU president

    Malta on pole to replace Britain as EU president

    The likelihood is growing that Malta will assume the presidency of the EU for the whole of 2017 instead of just the first six months, in the light of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Malta has already...

  • Ministry reacts as Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Ministry reacts as Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning slammed the government for signing away the Gozo hospital to a private investor for 99 years. The Sunday Times of Malta revealed today that the hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and...

  • Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared - ministry says government retained its rights

    Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared - ministry says government retained its rights

    The Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government has repeatedly declared, this newspaper can reveal. The Gozo hospital, including all its grounds and surrounding roads, has been transferred...

  • Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that Malta could in the future be a gateway of the UK to the European Union. Speaking in a One Radio interview, Dr Muscat said Malta was economically strong and prepared to face the withdrawal of the UK from...

  • Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    A young engineer has transformed his 1955 top-floor apartment into one that needs no electricity to cool down in summer, while its twin flat next door needs four air conditioners. As soon as you step into Stefan De Marco’s apartment, housed in a...

  • Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    The cost of traffic congestion for the country will hit €1.28 billion per year in 2050 if no changes to transport policies are made, according to an estimate contained in the new national transport strategy. The 2050 strategy document prepared by...

  • Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    A boy, 6, was critically injured late yesterday when he was hit by a car in Vittoriosa. The police said the accident happened at Xatt r-Rizq at about 10.30pm when the boy was hit by a Skoda Felicia, driven by a 61-year-old man from Fgura.  His...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says the Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government had repeatedly declared. It also reports...

  • 1893 travel guide for an ancient, mythical island

    1893 travel guide for an ancient, mythical island

    For tourists flocking to Malta from the UK this summer, the trip typically includes little more than a low-cost flight of a few hours, but 120 years ago the journey was a very different one. “The most direct route is by the Peninsular and Oriental...

  • Michelle Muscat completes charity swim in three hours

    Michelle Muscat completes charity swim in three hours

    Michelle Muscat completed her second athletic challenge this afternoon by swimming from Marsascala to the Grand Harbour in aid of charity.  It took the Prime Minister's wife three hours to complete the charity swim with funds going towards the...

  • Connecting people through the djembe

    Connecting people through the djembe

    In a world marred by conflict, Senegalese drummer Mousse Ndiaye is touring the world, bringing people together through music. His current stop is Malta. “To be able to connect people, you first have to gather them, and when you do, you offer them...

  • Gozo's Azure Window as you've never seen it before

    Gozo's Azure Window as you've never seen it before

    It was years in the making but with some professional camera exposure (and a little help from nature) a Maltese photographer managed to turn Dwejra's Azure Window into a work of art.  Rene Rossignaud and his friends set up four blue LEDs in...

  • Father forced son, 6, to have sex with prostitutes to 'prevent him from becoming gay'

    Father forced son, 6, to have sex with prostitutes to 'prevent him from becoming gay'

    A 60-year-old man was charged in court this morning with engaging prostitutes with his young son to "prevent him from becoming gay". It was the prostitutes themselves who anonymously reported the case to child protection agency Appogg, police...

  • Non-native ghost crabs find new haunt in Malta

    Non-native ghost crabs find new haunt in Malta

    Non-native ghost crabs, nocturnal species that can burrow up to half a metre in the sand, have found a new haunt on two beaches here. They remain in their burrows during the hottest part of the day and throughout the coldest part of the...

  • Transport strategy out for consultation

    Transport strategy out for consultation

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi has launched a public consultation in connection with the National Transport Strategy 2050 and Draft National Transport Plan 2025. The master plan is intended to guide policy makers to drop the customary short-term...

  • Watch: What do you think of the Brexit vote?

    Watch: What do you think of the Brexit vote?

    The English voted out, the Scottish want in, and some Irish are calling for a border poll. Times of Malta asked British and Irish tourists in Malta (as well as some locals) what they think about the impact of Thursday's shock decision for Britain...

  • 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.

  • Man seriously injured after Sliema rock plunge

    Man seriously injured after Sliema rock plunge

    A 28-year-old man was seriously injured after falling from the Sliema promenade onto the rocks below this morning.  The man - a Somali national resident of Zebbug, Gozo - fell a height of around a storey from the promenade in Tower Road. The...