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  • Tablets: all you need to know

    Tablets: all you need to know

    Buying a tablet and giving it to children is the easiest thing to do, writes Sarah Carabott, but creating the right environment for its use requires time and patience, according to the tablet-per-child project leader. The infrastructure will be...

  • Funds necessary before shake-up

    Funds necessary before shake-up

    Restructuring of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, which runs government support agencies like Appoġġ and Sedqa, is expected to start in the beginning of the year provided the necessary funds are allocated. “We have made our requests and...

  • Federation welcomes call for bluefin tuna quota rise

    Malta’s call for an increase in the quota of bluefin tuna catches was welcomed by the Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers as Nature Trust calls for caution. Malta made its request in view of a “remarkable recovery” of the species after new...

  • Brokerage commission

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Anthony Ellul in the case ‘George Catania v Marsovin Ltd and Vassallo Builders Ltd’ (Vassallo Builders Group Ltd was called into the proceedings) on October 6, 2014, held among other...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    A bin situated in a prime tourist spot, just outside the Upper Barrakka Gardens, was not emptied for days on end last week. It did not pose a great sight for the hundreds of visitors to the Valletta landmark. Such bins should be emptied regularly,...

  • Tiers of joy

    Tiers of joy

    A couple walking towards a beautiful three-tiered fountain in St Philip Garden, Floriana, yesterday, as the locality opened all its gardens to the public. Also known as Ġnien tal-Ġeneral, the scheduled garden used to form part of the once private...

  • Former Magistrate Apap Bologna passes away

    Former Magistrate Apap Bologna passes away

    Retired magistrate Joseph Apap Bologna passed away this evening aged 66.He died at his home in Mosta at about 9pm. The police were called in but although the cause of death has still to be established, sources said he was believed to have died of...

  • Three held after drugs find

    Three held after drugs find

    Three men are under arrest after separate drug finds, the police said. The first arrest, yesterday afternoon, was of a 32-year-old man from Dingli who was found in possession of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy which appeared to be meant for...

  • Trio strike while storm is hot

    Trio strike while storm is hot

    The sight of the first raindrops sends many to seek shelter until the storm passes, but for three young Maltese men, it is the sign of an exciting night out. Steve Cutajar, Fredrick Muscat and Samuel Scicluna spend their free time chasing roaring...

  • MOAS rescues 97 as third mission begins

    MOAS rescues 97 as third mission begins

    The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescued 97 migrants and took them to Sicily as its third mission in the central Mediterranean got under way last week. The rescue was made by the Phoenix, the 40-metre vessel being used by MOAS. It was...

  • Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Montekristo Estates is promoting weekly displays of two new tiger cubs and one new puma cub at its unlicensed and illegal zoo, with no sign of law enforcement authorities clamping down. The zoo is charging an entrance fee of €10 per adult and €8...

  • When prostitution in a car was a crime... but not on boat

    When prostitution in a car was a crime... but not on boat

    The debate on regularising prostitution has recently been reignited, with Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli citing the current situation as “untenable”. But few might be aware there was a time when prostitutes in Malta were registered and...

  • Muscat: Debate will show headway in government's energy plans - Gozo airstrip studies under way

    Muscat: Debate will show headway in government's energy plans - Gozo airstrip studies under way

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that the debate on Enemalta in Parliament tomorrow would enable the government to show how it was making headway in its energy plan. He also said that the forthcoming Budget would also see the government lay...

  • Government 'is built on lies' - Busuttil

    Government 'is built on lies' - Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today that developments in Enemalta and Air Malta were examples of how the present government was 'built on lies'. Speaking in a Radio 101 Dr Busuttil said the government was built on a lie and the announced...

  • Enemalta seeks offers for removal of Marsa power station chimneys, tanks

    Enemalta seeks offers for removal of Marsa power station chimneys, tanks

    Enemalta has kicked off the process for the removal of Marsa power station by issuing a call for offers for the demolition of three chimneys and four fuel tanks. The old power station had been partially decommissioned but will not be fully...

  • Arms receives applications for power supply to Armier, St Thomas Bay boathouses

    Arms receives applications for power supply to Armier, St Thomas Bay boathouses

    Arms Ltd is receiving applications for the provision of temporary electricity services at the Armier and St Thomas Bay areas. In adverts published in the newspapers today, the company said it reserved the right to remove such temporary electricity...

  • Maid sacked over umbrella, gets €1,000 compensation

    A Hilton Hotel maid has won €1,000 in compensation after an industrial tribunal found the company had not followed proper disciplinary procedures when it sacked her over an umbrella that a guest left in a room. Charmaine Scicluna Muxi worked for...

  • 'Traffic is no perception' - Transport Malta CEO says measures needed to reduce amount of cars on the road

    'Traffic is no perception' - Transport Malta CEO says measures needed to reduce amount of cars on the road

    Malta needs to implement measures for a sustainable reduction in the number of cars on the road, Transport Malta chairman and CEO James Piscopo says in an opinion piece in The Sunday Times of Malta. "That Malta's roads are congested is no...

  • Worker took €345k to lead a ‘good life’

    Worker took €345k to lead a ‘good life’

    A judge has ordered a man to refund €345,216 which he misappropriated from his former employer, after hearing how he used the company’s money to buy cars and lead a “good life”. The court found Vince Etienne Vella, 33, from San Ġwann, had...

  • Air Malta was on track before I left - Peter Davies

    Air Malta was on track before I left - Peter Davies

    Air Malta will need a private cash injection if it wants to grow and expand, the airline’s former CEO Peter Davies has told The Sunday Times of Malta. Air Malta was achieving the desired financial results until he stepped down last March and had...