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  • ‘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...

  • Farrugia blames advisers of PM for his Cabinet exit

    Former health minister Godfrey Farrugia has placed the blame for his early exit from Cabinet on the Prime Minister’s advisers. He did not mention names but referred to high ranking officials at the Office of the Prime Minister, when asked who he...

  • PN’s pledge to fight for students’ data privacy

    Opposition education spokesman Joe Cassar yesterday lashed out at the government for going ahead with the legal notice authorising the collection of data on students from educational institutions on request. Even though it had been reported last...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

  • ‘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,...

  • Police: no decision yet on Bonnici accident

    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 of speaking to witnesses so...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

  • Christ's flagellation in Tarxien

    As Catholics prepare to commemorate Christianity's Holy Week, the streets of Tarxien this evening came to life with an epic representation. With some 300 actors dressed up in period costumes, Tarxien mayor Joseph Abela played the part of Christ, a...

  • BirdLife launches new Stop Spring Hunting campaign

    BirdLife this evening launched a new Stop Spring Hunting campaign appeal calling on the Maltese to help “make this the last spring hunting season in Malta”. Appearing on Animal Diaries, BirdLife Malta’s Christian Debono and Nicholas Barbara talked...

  • Till the cows come home

    A few cows enjoyed some short lived freedom today when they escaped near the Montecristo Estate in Hal Farrug, only to be caught and returned to their farm shortly afterwards.

  • Four Willie Apap paintings fetch €64,000

    Four paintings by Maltese painter Willie Apap went under the hammer today at the Obelisk Auctions Gallery, fetching a total of €64,000. One of his most important works, The Nativity, fetched €18,000, Female Nude fetched €20,000 and Ballerinas and...

  • Updated: Two motorcyclists injured in separate accidents, one in critical condition

    Two motorcyclists were injured, one of them critically, this afternoon after they were involved in separate accidents in St Andrews and Luqa. The rider who is in danger of losing his life is a 24-year-old man from Fgura. He lost control of the...

  • Transport Ministry silent on bendy buses

    The Transport Ministry is keeping silent over the future of the 80 bendy buses despite boasting of a commitment to export them by the middle of last month. Times of Malta this week revealed that although the controversial bendy buses had to be...

  • Delay of three months for hunting referendum check

    The Electoral Commission was granted a three-month extension by the President to verify signatures calling for an abrogative referendum on spring hunting. Without the extension the commission would not have managed to meet the 15-day deadline...

  • Minors have signed FKNK hunt petition

    Minors’ signatures are being used to bolster a petition to block the spring hunting referendum, Times of Malta has learnt. Hunters’ federation president Joe Perici Calascione confirmed that signatories included a number of minors but denied media...

  • Cardiologist ‘guessed’ new department head

    When the hospital’s internal newsletter announced the appointment of the chairman of a new cardiology department, Albert Fenech was not surprised. He had guessed the name almost two months ago after publicly contesting the government’s decision to...

  • 33 candidates compete for just six MEP places

    A total of 33 candidates will be competing for Malta’s six seats at the European Parliament during elections due on May 24. Police officers will be delivering voting documents at registered addresses between today and May 2, with the exception of...