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  • Jesuits to join forces as Order consolidates provinces

    Jesuits to join forces as Order consolidates provinces

    Malta will no longer form an independent Jesuit province, but a new province will be formed together with Italy and Albania in the middle of next year. This is part of a global trend in the Order as the number of Jesuits declines and the need is...

  • Is PN's income tax vow to retailers a pledge too far?

    Is PN's income tax vow to retailers a pledge too far?

    The PN has promised a reduced tax rate for small businesses, but Kurt Sansone asks if it has grossly underestimated the impact this will have on public finances The tax cut for small businesses proposed by the Nationalist Party could leave a hole...

  • Creating 3D-printed superhero arms for young amputees

    Creating 3D-printed superhero arms for young amputees

    A student is designing a 3D-printed prosthetic which monitors blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and general health. Claire Caruana met him. Children with amputated limbs could soon have their own custom-made arms inspired by their...

  • Interview: 'Second draft of Paceville master plan in April or May', says PA chairman

    Interview: 'Second draft of Paceville master plan in April or May', says PA chairman

    Conflicting voices have united in their criticism of the Paceville master plan, but Planning Authority executive chairman Johann Buttigieg insists itis only the first draft. He speaks to Kurt Sansone about the controversial plan. The brief was for...

  • Ħamrun sex abuse claims: police wait for experts' reports

    Ħamrun sex abuse claims: police wait for experts' reports

    The police have adopted a wait-and-see approach to the sex abuse allegations at the Ħamrun Lyceum, opting to await the conclusions drawn by the court-appointed experts before proceeding with their investigation. This unusual move shows how...

  • Car catches fire in Kirkop tunnel

    Car catches fire in Kirkop tunnel

    A car caught fire in the Kirkop tunnels this afternoon, bringing traffic to a standstill as firefighters rushed to the scene. Civil Protection Department members quickly arrived on the scene and put out the flames.  Police said they were alerted...

  • Childcare centres that played with money are 'cooperating' - ministry

    Childcare centres that played with money are 'cooperating' - ministry

    Childcare centres that abused the government scheme were stopped from enrolling children and had payments withheld, according to the Education Ministry. The respective centres were cooperating with the ministry to rectify their position, a...

  • More than 1,000 apply to join Gozo medical school - Health Minister

    More than 1,000 apply to join Gozo medical school - Health Minister

    More than 1,000 students have already applied to enrol within the medical campus planned for Gozo, Health Minister Chris Fearne said this morning. The call for application was launched three weeks ago and will close in March, with the aim of...

  • 'Evarist Bartolo must resign' - PN

    'Evarist Bartolo must resign' - PN

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo must walk the talk and resign in the wake of his handling of corruption allegations concerning direct orders issued by the Foundation for Tomorrow Schools, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this morning. “At...

  • High hurdles are no obstacle to this man's ambitions

    High hurdles are no obstacle to this man's ambitions

    For Noel Aquilina, an amputee basketball coach with spina bifida, the barriers created by society for people with a disability are just like those in an obstacle course – they are there to be jumped over. He was once told he could not show “all...

  • White-collar thief who lived 'the good life' gets 10 years

    White-collar thief who lived 'the good life' gets 10 years

    A man who siphoned off more than €345,000 from his employer over two years – using the stolen money to buy expensive cars and motorcycles – has been jailed for 10 years. In the process, he has drawn attention to the alleged involvement of his own...

  • Tigers and lions stuck in Montekristo limbo

    Tigers and lions stuck in Montekristo limbo

    The big cats ordered to be removed from the illegal Montekristo Animal Park several months ago are “stuck there”, with international zoos refusing to take them, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. “At the moment, we are stuck, no one will take...

  • What's on today's newspapers

    What's on today's newspapers

    The Sunday Times of Malta reports that former FTS chief Philip Rizzo has challenged Education Minister Evarist Bartolo to sue him over claims that Mr Bartolo did nothing about alleged corruption by one of his canvassers.In a secondary story, the...

  • Check your Hotmail, Rizzo tells Bartolo

    Check your Hotmail, Rizzo tells Bartolo

    Updated 9.05am - Added FTS statement The clash between the former CEO of the schools’ foundation and the education minister over alleged failure to tackle corruption claims got uglier yesterday as the two traded charges of lying. Philip Rizzo...

  • In this week's Sunday Times of Malta

    In this week's Sunday Times of Malta

    The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow is choc-a-bloc, with engaging material from cover to cover... and beyond. With the Escape culture supplement and the Places and Circle magazines, your Sunday read presents great diversity. Here’s a few of the...

  • Children’s Commissioner opposed to deporting migrants

    Children’s Commissioner opposed to deporting migrants

    The Children’s Commissioner has come out against the government’s decision not to renew the temporary humanitarian protection for migrants who have been living in Malta for years, saying that such a measure should not be retroactive. “Migrants who...

  • Man denied fair trial awarded €21,000 by ECHR

    Man denied fair trial awarded €21,000 by ECHR

    A man has been awarded €21,000 in damages, the European Court of Human Rights having found Malta guilty of breaching his fundamental right to a fair trial. It upheld complaints from Charles Saliba that the domestic courts had failed to give proper...

  • Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando to keep position of trust

    Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando to keep position of trust

    Former Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando has had his term as chairman of the government’s science council on a “position of trust” basis renewed, the Times of Malta has learnt. Dr Pullicino Orlando, a dentist by profession, was appointed to...

  • New home for people with disability in Għajnsielem

    New home for people with disability in Għajnsielem

    Five people will soon be settling into a new home in Għajnsielem following the inauguration of a new community residence for people living with disability.  Dar il-Ġublew tal-Ħniena is a joint project between Fondazzjoni Arka and the government,...

  • Power of attorney can now be cancelled online

    Power of attorney can now be cancelled online

    Cancelling a power of attorney is now be possible within 24 hours thanks to the introduction of an online registry, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced today.  The new system, which came into force yesterday, allows the holder or subject of a...