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  • Too late to block hunting referendum, Government spokesman

    It is “too late” to try to change a law which would block a probable referendum on spring hunting, government spokesman Carmelo Abela told The Sunday Times of Malta. He was reacting to an appeal by the hunters’ federation, FKNK, for...

  • Ta’ Bistra catacombs to get new walkway

    An ancient set of catacombs in Mosta dating back almost 1,700 years will become more accessible to visitors as a result of a new walkway and reception centre. A planning commission approved a development application by Heritage Malta to built an...

  • 'Protect investments of the vulnerable elderly'

    A financial adviser has called for a reporting procedure to be introduced to protect vulnerable elderly people from being pressured into cashing in their investments. He made the appeal after describing his sense of helplessness when, over just a...

  • PL appeals to Opposition to vote in favour of civil unions

    The Labour Party this afternoon appealed to the Opposition for a vote in favour of the Civil Unions Bill in Parliament tomorrow. In a statement, it said that having failed to give this minority right in its 25 years in government, the Opposition...

  • Updated - Police: no decision yet on Bonnici accident

    (Adds minister's statement) The police have still not decided whether to issue charges against Justice Minister Owen Bonnici over a car accident in which a man was injured last week. “I have reviewed the case file and we are still in the process...

  • Illegal pigeon loft plan rejected

    A planning tribunal turned down an application for an illegal pigeon loft in a residential area in Birkirkara, on grounds that the structure should not be in an urban area. The loft does not have a place in a residential zone and its design was...

  • 'I was strip-searched after I complained of prison food'

    A Nigerian inmate is claiming he was “humiliated” by a full-body search, accused of being a ringleader and transferred into another division the day after he complained about prison food. Joseph Feilazoo said that the morning after he complained,...

  • PN broadcasting complaints almost match Labour’s for whole of last term

    The Nationalist Party has filed nearly as many complaints to the Broadcasting Authority as Labour did during its last five years in Opposition, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Figures provided by the authority reveal that the PN has filed 14...

  • Labour not prepared to govern - Opposition leader

    In its first year in government, Labour showed that it had no road map and was not prepared to lead the country, PN leader Simon Busuttil said this morning. Addressing a political activity at Ta’ Xbiex, he said the government was having to...

  • BBC presenter to broadcast footage of Maltese hunters 'shooting millions of migratory birds'

    BBC presenter Chris Packham is to broadcast footage of thousands of hunters on Malta shooting millions of migratory birds in an effort to shame the government into banning the practice, The Sunday Times of London has reported. During his...

  • Civil unions law will bring more equality and rights - PM

    Tomorrow’s Parliamentary vote on the Bill introducing Civil Unions was another block built by Labour movements along the years adding to people’s rights and equality, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. Addressing a gathering at...

  • Zoo’s licence to thrill

    Malta’s Wildlife Park in Mtaħleb has just been given a zoo licence on the remit that it operates an educational and research programme. Chris Borg, who runs the park, said the licence was only issued after the veterinary and agriculture...

  • New archpriest for Senglea parish

    Fr Robin Camilleri has been appointed archpriest of Senglea’s Maria Bambina parish. Fr Robin, who was born in Gzira in 1979 and lives in Luqa, was ordained priest in 2012 and has been serving at the same parish. He was also spiritual director of...

  • Minister ‘not consulted on ODZ policy’

    The Environment Ministry was not consulted on plans to revise the Outside Development Zone policy, lambasted by environmental organisations for opening the countryside to illegal development. Interviewed by The Sunday Times of Malta, Environment...

  • Bendy buses will finally leave Malta next month

    The 80 unwanted bendy buses will finally leave the island by May 9 after the company that bought them missed the deadline and was given a fresh extension, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The controversial articulated buses should have been...

  • Simshar exhibits on display for launch

    An exhibition was launched yesterday ahead of the much-anticipated film Simshar. Several props, costumes, prosthetics, behind-the-scenes facts as well as videos from the film are being displayed at the Embassy Complex ahead of the launch on April...

  • Two men stabbed in St Paul's Bay bar

    The police are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly stabbed two men at a bar in St Paul's Bay last night. During the incident, a 30-year-old Palestinian who lives in Valletta and a 46-year-old Egyptian who lives in St Paul's Bay were...

  • Calleja to join ABBA stars in awards show

    Joseph Calleja will be performing at the Olivier Awards ceremony in London tonight, which will also feature ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus alongside the cast of the hit-musical Mamma Mia. The illustrious event, being staged at the Royal...

  • ‘It felt like blades slashing my eyes’

    The Prime Minister feared he would permanently lose his eyesight when he was admitted to hospital last weekend as he battled pain that felt like blades slashing his eyes. “It felt as if somebody was shredding my eyeballs – it was so excruciating...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The Prime Minister told The Sunday Times of Malta he feared he would permanently lose his eyesight following a UV incident last Sunday which left him and 60 others...