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  • AD urges reversal of autumn wild bird trapping decision

    Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the government to reverse its decision to allow bird trapping in autumn. Instead of promoting nature appreciation and conservation through educational programmes and activities such as bird watching, the...

  • Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    As four-year-old plans for an indoor pool in Gozo gather dust, about 150 swimmers are desperate for proper facilities that would enable them to practise water polo and other water sports all year round. Not even in summer are they guaranteed that...

  • China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    Cooperation on a waste-to-energy plant agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between Malta and China still depends on further studies and analysis, according to the Environment Minister. A waste-to-energy plant falls under one of the...

  • Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    The Maltese were so grateful for a mention on viral social content website Buzzfeed that some of them decided to turn the island’s reputation for hospitality into reality by setting up a crowd-funding campaign to give the article’s author a free...

  • Dissolution of a SICAV

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon, on June 17, 2014, in the case ‘Tina Petersone now Tina Gulbe and Liga Langmare as directors of Norvik (Malta) Sicav plc v Norvik (Malta) Sicav plc’, held, among...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Work is being carried out on the road leading into the Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. Apart from the fact that possibly this work should not be taking place in the peak of summer and at the height of the tourist season, can’t the horse cabs be...

  • Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Polidanos should stick to rules ‘everyone must follow’

    Polidanos should stick to rules ‘everyone must follow’

    An NGO has labelled as “ludicrous” Polidano Brothers’ decision to blame the planning authority for the poor conditions in which animals are being kept at the illegal Montekristo animal park. Friends of the Earth’s comment was echoed by Flimkien...

  • Uneducated... homeless... and poor... but full of hope

    Uneducated... homeless... and poor... but full of hope

    Sreymech is a 13-year-old Cambodian orphan who lives with her grandmother in a stuffy, corrugated shack which they share with another family. She roams the streets daily, scavenging for plastic bottles, cans and other knick-knacks to sell in order...

  • 'German social workers abducted my two sons'

    'German social workers abducted my two sons'

    A German mother is demanding to know how her two sons were secretly flown out of Malta by German social workers while they were under the care of the State childcare agency Appoġġ. Sabrina Albrecht has launched court proceedings in Gozo to bring...

  • Government to address loophole on monitor for public safety

    A lacuna in the law that may be putting at unnecessary risk public health and safety at leisure establishments is being addressed by the government. The Sunday Times of Malta revealed last week that there is no monitoring body to ensure health and...

  • Kayak for Charity challenge team expected in Valletta this evening

    Kayak for Charity challenge team expected in Valletta this evening

    Ian Laferla and Andrea Scorcia, the team attempting a return crossing Valletta-Pozzallo-Valletta in less than 40 hours, are currently paddling to Malta. They are expected to arrive at Marsamxett Boat House, next to Sliema-Valletta Ferry) at...

  • Preserving age-old musical traditions

    Preserving age-old musical traditions

    Anna Borg Cardona holds up a bunch of wild oats and carefully cuts out a piece out of the stalk, leaving a node on one side and an open end on the other. She makes another cut and lifts back a flap, or bieba. “This is a bedbut – a single reed that...

  • Updated: More than €135,200 collected so far in Oħloq Tbissima marathon

    Updated: More than €135,200 collected so far in Oħloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €135,221.04 were collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon by 9.30pm. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carries on uninterrupted until midnight. The public can take part in the marathon by visiting St. Joseph Home in...

  • Disabled man swims Gozo channel

    Disabled man swims Gozo channel

    Andrea Cadili might be blind and suffer from a rare bone disease which has seriously stunted his growth, but it took him a little under two hours to swim from Gozo to Malta yesterday to raise awareness. On completing his longest swim, Mr Cadili,...

  • Minister should shoulder responsibility for Skolasajf fiasco - PN

    The board set up by the Education Minister to investigate the Skolasajf and Klabb 3-16 fiasco was just an excuse by the minister to avoid political responsibilities and shift the blame on public sector employees, the Nationalist Party said. It...

  • Waste not, want not

    Waste not, want not

    How much of your fridge contents are you going to be throwing away in a week’s time? The likelihood is that about 22 per cent of it will go straight into the bin, according to figures released last week by the National Statistics Office. According...

  • Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passes away

    Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passes away

    Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passed away today, aged 64. The son of the late Lewis Camilleri and of the late Teodora nèe Bruno, Mr Justice Camilleri was born in Valletta. He graduated Doctor of Laws in November 1973. He was appointed Magistrate in...