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  • Church reports abuse to the police

    The Church’s Commission for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults recently referred a case of suspected clerical abuse to police, according to sources. The news comes after the media reported that a priest is due to be taken to court...

  • Red Electrick in Calleja show

    Maltese band Red Electrick will be taking part in this year’s Joseph Calleja concert alongside Anastacia, concert organisers NnG Promotions said yesterday. The concert will be held at Luxol Grounds, Pembroke, on August 3. The standing area will be...

  • 120,000 for bus card

    The Malta Public Transport has said 120,000 people had now registered for the tallinja card. It said registrations completed by June 19 (totalling 105,000) will be delivered by Tuesday before the new fare structure comes into effect on...

  • Bidder chosen for St Luke’s and Gozo hospital revamps

    Bidder chosen for St Luke’s and Gozo hospital revamps

    Vitalis Global Healthcare owned by a Singaporean investment firm has been chosen as the preferred bidder to redevelop the St Luke’s and Gozo hospitals. The company is expected to make a €200 million investment and will develop and run the two...

  • Pilot project to treat fears post-cancer

    Pilot project to treat fears post-cancer

    Many cancer survivors fear the disease will return as soon as they finish treatment and often phone a nurse in an effort to put their minds at rest, a pilot project specifically intended to address these concerns has found. “Being diagnosed with...

  • Warning over radicalised terrorists returning home

    Warning over radicalised terrorists returning home

    The increase in radicalised individuals returning from foreign terrorist conflicts is a phenomenon that should concern Malta and the whole surrounding region, according to the head of a Malta-based counter-terrorism institute. Robert Strang,...

  • New treatment for depression

    New treatment for depression

    People in Malta suffering from severe depression now have access to an internationally recognised brain simulation therapy that uses electromagnetic pulses. This non-invasive therapy – called Repetitive Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation or rTMS...

  • Deal reflects Europe’s anti-immigrant mood

    Deal reflects Europe’s anti-immigrant mood

    There were no tears but a lot of bleary eyes in the early hours of Friday as EU leaders were locked in an internecine battle over migrant quotas. It was never going to be easy to coax all of the countries to agree to a proposal to redistribute...

  • Edward Scicluna is top earner in the Cabinet

    Edward Scicluna is top earner in the Cabinet

    Edward Scicluna is the top earning Cabinet member, with an annual income in 2014 of €188,500 and monetary assets worth €815,000. He takes the spot from Manuel Mallia, who was the top earner until he resigned as home affairs minister last...

  • Malta-registered cars get fined, foreigners evade it

    Malta-registered cars get fined, foreigners evade it

    Owners of foreign-registered cars who commit traffic offences are evading punishment, while locally registered vehicles are slapped with fines, according to mayors and residents who contest police claims that there is no discrimination. Residents...

  • Kiosk refused

    A request to build a kiosk on the Vittoriosa belvedere has been refused. The proposed kiosk was contested by a number of residents, who filed a request for an injunction to stop the issuance of a full permit. The judge turned them down, saying the...

  • Major power disruption

    Hundreds of homes and businesses in Ħamrun and Santa Venera were without power yesterday after a contractor damaged a distribution sub-station. The incident happened at 10.30am as the contractor was demolishing an old house. The work caused the...

  • Michael Falzon’s retirement package is a first, says BOV

    Michael Falzon’s retirement package is a first, says BOV

    A ‘special’ clause inserted in an early retirement package given to Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon by Bank of Valletta – which allows him to return to his job if he leaves government – is unique, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Bank...

  • Drama is helping to beat eating disorders

    Drama is helping to beat eating disorders

    Jackie* had grown so obsessed with her food consumption that she would know immediately when she had been served with a bigger portion than she was used to. “Bulimia is a cruel disorder. I went from comfort eating to not eating anything unless I...

  • Bike awareness on the promenade

    Bike awareness on the promenade

    Cycling organisations held a bicycle awareness meeting at the Chalet promenade in Sliema yesterday morning as part of their campaign to promote cycling and the bike safety. The event was well attended by numerous cycling enthusiasts.

  • Michelle’s marathon swim

    Michelle’s marathon swim

    Michelle Muscat yesterday swam from Gozo to Malta to raise funds for the Marigold Foundation and the Malta Special Olympics team. She jumped into the somewhat choppy sea in Qala at about 2.30pm, was joined by a number of swimmers from the Malta...

  • Update 2 - Bidder for St Luke's, Gozo hospital projects selected

    Update 2 - Bidder for St Luke's, Gozo hospital projects selected

    Vitals Global Healthcare, owned by a Singaporean investment firm has been selected as the preferred bidder for the new investment in the healthcare sector, the government announced. The company was one of three which had made submissions  for a...

  • Three swimmers rescued in Gnejna

    Three swimmers rescued in Gnejna

    Rescuers of the Armed Forcesof Malta assisted a man and two boys who could not return to the beach in Gnejna after swimming out this afternoon. The three held on to an outlying rock until they were hoisted by a helicopter and flown to safety.  

  • Blaze destroys car

    Blaze destroys car

    A parked car was destroyed by fire in Swatar early this afternoon. The blaze was put out by firemen of the Civil Protection Department. No one was injured.

  • Deficit lowest in 15 years

    The government this afternoon welcomed figures which showed the deficit in the consolidated fund at its lowest in 15 years. It said the deficit in the first five months of this year had narrowed by €120 million, or half what it was under the...