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Video - AFM at Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The band of the Armed Forces of Malta has performed before hundreds of people in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Those present also included AFM commander Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, the chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gavin Gulia, and officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The band was accompanied by the Ellipsis dancers. Various other...

  • First he made us laugh, now he’s making us talk

    First he made us laugh, now he’s making us talk

    The news US comic genius Robin Williams had committed suicide after a long struggle with depression triggered a worldwide debate on mental illness last week. Kim Dalli takes a snapshot of the situation in Malta. The death of 63-year-old Robin...

  • ‘Society must unite against mental illness’

    It is important that society is united in a battle to break the stigma lingering over mental illness, according to psychiatrist Anton Grech. This stigma and the fear of being labelled weak, incompetent or crazy is what keeps many sufferers from...

  • Sharing a lecturer’s perspective

    Sharing a lecturer’s perspective

    Within an education system that is predominantly goal oriented, young people have many expectations to live up to and perhaps not enough opportunity to talk about failure and the struggles of keeping up, according to the University’s Department of...

  • ‘I do! ... until social media doth us part’

    ‘I do! ... until social media doth us part’

    Social media is becoming a common tool used in marriage break-ups, but so far Maltese couples are not taking up the American trend of signing social media prenuptials. Notaries and lawyers contacted by The Sunday Times of Malta said that pre-nups...

  • Illegal car wash gets residents in lather

    Illegal car wash gets residents in lather

    Residents in Gerry Street, Gżira, are wondering what they should resort to next after their complaints to the police and the planning authority about an illegal car wash operated from a garage on their street led nowhere. The police shut the place...

  • Man reported missing

    Man reported missing

      A 46-year-old Englishman who lives in Xghajra has been missing since Sunday, the police said. Robert James Carrick was last seen at his residence. He has brown eyes and greyish hair. Any information about Mr Carrick should be passed on to the...

  • Medical students offer sun protection advice

    Medical students offer sun protection advice

    As temperatures continue to soar, the Medical Students Association urged the public to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the UV Rays.It said one should: * Seek shade (especially during the peak hours of the sun 10am - 4pm) to minimise...

  • Ready to charge down the road

    Ready to charge down the road

    Silence is golden but on an island where noise pollution reigns supreme and many motorists strive to make their cars as loud as possible, finding peace and quiet on the road is rare. But hope is on the horizon in the shape of electric cars. The...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A nationwide power outage, fireworks create a surreal scene around the supermoon, Malta joins the rest of the world in mourning Robin Williams - A selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by Times of Malta photographers.  

  • Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Irina Kuts, 54, realised she had to leave her Benghazi home when fear crept in that she could be killed for being a non-Muslim foreigner. The Ukrainian doctor, who has lived in Libya for 20 years, was one of more than 800 passengers evacuated to...

  • Virtu evacuates another 289 Daewoo employees to Malta

    Virtu evacuates another 289 Daewoo employees to Malta

    A Virtu Ferries Catamaran left the port of Zuwaytinah, south west of Benghazi, at 8am today with 289 evacuees on board. The trip was the second to be chartered by Daewoo Logistics Corporation.The evacuation was coordinated by Virtu Ferries and...

  • Alpa calls on airport to cover airline losses after generators failure

    Alpa calls on airport to cover airline losses after generators failure

    An MIA investigation into what caused its power generators to malfunction on Tuesday during the nationwide blackout has so far ruled out speculation that the generators were not properly maintained or out of diesel. “We carried out a simulation of...

  • 17 new FDI projects approved between January and June

    17 new FDI projects approved between January and June

    A record total of 36 new foreign direct investmnet projects were approved by Malta Enterprise between May-December 2013, and another 17 new projects were approved in the first six months of this year, ME said. It said this morning these were...

  • Plan on potential of afforestation being prepared

    A national outline plan on the potential of afforestation for Malta is being prepared by Louis F. Cassar at the request of the Environment Ministry. Mr Brincat said that this plan needed to undertake a stock-take of the existing situation and...

  • 23-year-old man in critical condition after Naxxar crash

    23-year-old man in critical condition after Naxxar crash

    A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after a crash early this morning in Naxxar. The police said three other people were injured in the incident in the Naxxar/Gharghur bypass at about 1.30am. The head-on crash involved a Toyota Townace, a...

  • Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    A Muslim woman claiming to have worn a “modest” full-body bathing suit at the Marsa Sports Club was told she could not swim in the pool wearing “unhygienic” clothes. The Maltese woman, who asked to remain anonymous, feels the club discriminated...

  • Evacuated workers flown out

    Evacuated workers flown out

    A Boeing 747 and an Airbus A333 of  Philippines Airlines made rare visits to Malta last night to fly out some 800 Filipino workers who were evacuated from Libya. The workers were brought to Malta by ferry from Benghazi yesterday. They were flown...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says fear has forced doctors to escape Benghazi. It also separately reports about fears about children using harpoons after licence requirements were lifted. The...

  • Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Irina Kuts, 54, realised she had to leave her Benghazi home when fear crept in that she could be killed for being a non-Muslim foreigner. The Ukrainian doctor, who has lived in Libya for 20 years, was one of more than 800 passengers evacuated to...

  • ‘Children now using spearguns’ after licence withdrawn

    ‘Children now using spearguns’ after licence withdrawn

    Concerns are being raised that children are handling potentially harmful spearfishing guns after licensing requirements for the sport were removed. The licence, which used to ensure speargun users were over 18 and had been vetted by the police,...