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  • CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    Brian St John has been appointed asChief Executive Officer of Media.link Communications, the PN's media and commercial arm. The party said the appointment is part of a series of changes within its political and commercial structures. Nationalist...

  • Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early this morning. The police said the incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20.   The incident started...

  • MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    The MUMN has instructed nurses not to submit the required 'covering letter' to be able to take particular drugs from the hospital pharmacy to their wards but only to use the standard form. In a statement the union complained that its efforts to...

  • Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Updated, adds prime minister's, Opposition leader's reaction - The Pope has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paul Cremona, the Apostolic Nuncio, Mgr Aldo Cavalli said.  The acceptance of the resignation was announced this morning at a press...

  • Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    A 23 year old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about this case at about 8.30am today. The victim was found on the pavement...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From football as Malta take on Norway and European giants Italy, to classic planes and cars - Times of Malta presents a selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by its team of photographers.

  • ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    Calls for an expression of interest for the long-promised Mrieħel Bypass footbridge will be issued shortly but the government is not saying when this will be built as it is “too early”. “At this stage, it is better not to commit to specific time...

  • Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Ryan Schembri, the former owner of More supermarkets who left Malta owing millions to several creditors, entered into a promise of sale agreement for a €1.2 million Marsascala property when he already knew he was in trouble. His business partner,...

  • Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to announce his resignation this morning, although it remains unclear whether this has already been accepted by the Pope. Mgr Cremona’s resignation is likely to be motivated by ill-health, which has prevented...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the local and overseas press. Times of Malta says Archbishop Paul Cremona will officially resign his post today. Bishop Charles Scicluna will serve as administrator. The Malta Independent reports that Mater Dei...

  • Cremona to officially resign his post today

    Cremona to officially resign his post today

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to announce his resignation this morning, although it remains unclear whether this has already been accepted by the Pope. Mgr Cremona’s resignation is likely to be motivated by ill-health, which has prevented...

  • Almost half of licences go to new trappers

    Close to half of trapping licences for next season were issued to people who had never had one before, according to figures provided by the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. This information comes as European Commission sources told Times...

  • Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil toys

    A man currently serving a 22-year jail term for murdering his elderly neighbour in 1998 was yesterday jailed a further 20 months after he was found guilty of having drugs in his prison cell in September 2005. Mario Pollacco, 50, had strangled the...

  • Man jailed for sachets of cannabis

    A 41-year-old man from Sudan was sentenced to six-and-a half months in jail after pleading guilty to being in possession of five sachets of cannabis that were ready to be sold. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras was told that the sachets found in...

  • 54-year-old still missing

    The police are calling for information as Francis Cauchi, 54, remains missing for more than a month. Mr Cauchi has been missing since September 11 and was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red T-shirt. He has brown eyes and short grey...

  • Career thief gets more sentences

    A day after he was jailed for 21 months over a string of thefts, a career robber was imprisoned for a further four years and three months for raiding a perfumery. Stephen Galli, 50, of Sliema, was convicted of stealing cosmetics and perfumes from...

  • Publish all contracts for energy, urges PN

    The Nationalist Party is insisting the government publishes all energy project contracts it has signed, particularly the one with Electrogas for the new gas power plant and those with China on the sale of Enemalta. Addressing a press conference...

  • Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Ryan Schembri, the former owner of More supermarkets who left Malta owing millions, entered into a promise of sale agreement for a €1.2 million Marsascala property when he already knew he was in trouble. His business partner, Etienne Cassar, told...

  • ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    Calls for an expression of interest for the long-promised Mrieħel Bypass footbridge will be issued shortly but the government is not saying when this will be built as it is “too early”. “At this stage, it is better not to commit to specific time...

  • Lifestyle link to 40% of cardiac fatalities

    Four in 10 deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases last year could have been prevented as they were the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, smoking and obesity. Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne gave this worrying information while...